Oh wow, do you guys remember Panda Mic? That very deliberately black and white junior idol quintet was like a little refresher of very poppy punk at a time when it seemed like idol was losing the uniquely well-suited-to-it style a little bit.
Well, they’re back, celebrating their anniversary with a new track available via OTOTOY:
— パンダみっく (@pandamic6) June 30, 2017
If you want to listen to it, all you have to do is click on the little Listen button below the icons toward the bottom of the page. I’m sure that I messed up some details in the description and so will spare you the indignity of dealing with it, so: They’re going to festivals! They’re still in junior high! The song is new!
It’s a good time, though, kind of an interesting twist on the usual tropes that populate this kind of idoling; if GEM had ever been capable of doing such a thing, it sounds to me like something that’d have been in their wheelhouse.