Remember when Kamen Joshi not only endorsed Donald Trump for president, but sent Trump-sama their high energy? I sure do! But the Republican presidential nominee has even more support than that from the ranks of idols; indeed, he has a group just flat-out named after him!
I can’t. No.
I mean …
Meet THE WiLD TRUMPS, who bill themselves as a group of Americans bringing a message to Japan via “melodic hardcore,” which is a fun term for sure. TGU, on the other hand, calls them a trainee/side project of Aoyama☆Saint Hachamecha High School (who themselves can get a little interesting musically but also have some of that Bad Idol stuff associated them). Given that the members individually have thousands of followers and the TRUMPS as a whole barely have more than me, I’d say that “side project” is pretty likely.
They debuted just a few months ago (which makes sense), and they’re having their first one-man on the Sunday before Election Day:
— THE WiLD TRUMPS (@TrumpsThe) June 25, 2016
I imagine that they’ll cease to be THE WiLD TRUMPS on or about Nov. 12, or maybe The Donald actually wins and then this punky little idol unit will suddenly find itself significantly notorious.
I do encourage you to visit their Twitter feed, which is basically a bunch of member introductions, ascribing some bonkers-ass backstories to explain how they got to Japan and into this whole thing. It’s like that creepy band thing, only much more likely to not be a weird person’s hoax.
Either way, fun tunes!