FRUITPOCHETTE: Idol Metal`s Next Rising Power

Japanese Idol Metal and Idol Hard Rock is in full bloom with dozens of groups picking up their Idol flags of war and claiming that this genre is more than just about BABYMETAL.


Of the Idol Metal next wave groups that are currently active, the one most ready to join BABYMETAL on the world stage is FRUITPOCHETTE. Unlike BABYMETAL that mixes JPop and Metal together, there is nothing pop about FRUITPOCHETTE.

FRUITPOCHETTE, a subgroups from Hime Kyun Fruit Kan (Himekyun), made their debut in 2012 under the name FruPoche, before changing their name in summer 2013 to FRUITPOCHETTE.

The group is a duo consisting of Teratani Mina and Azumi Shiori; both are currently 19 years old and they view their style as harder than nails Idol Metal. There is no guessing what these girls want to do with their songs, you won`t find a track that jumps around from genre to genre, instead it`s pure to its core and will make any band or musician take notice.
FRUITPOCHETTE has spent much of this year touring with heavy metal bands and the one off Idol festival live and is building a growing following across Japan.


If FRUITPOCHETTE can get the same buzz without the economics that BABYMETAL enjoy behind them, then we could soon be looking at the next Idol Metal group to hit international success.
If you want to follow an Idol Metal group that is truer to what you find in traditional Metal, give FRUITPOCHETTE a try and open mind, you just may like what you hear.

Source: Pure Idol Heart

Destrose: Bands that sound like BABYMETAL

This all-girls japanese metal band was formed in 2005 through the efforts of guitarist Mina. Together with Mary, Eye, Eri and Kayo recorded their first demo “Demo” in 2007, which contained two songs: “Deathless Memories” and “Skykiller”.

After several performances, one of which acted with Akira Takasaki of Loudness, Destrose signed with YggrDrasill Productions. This has allowed them to record new tracks (available on their MySpace), which may see the light in their debut album.


Kayo and Eri left Destrose on December 2008, and in October 2009 it was Eye who left the formation, being replaced by Mary, who is currently in charge of the micro duties.

In the genre of Heavy Metal played by women, this all-female band fronted and formed by lead guitarist Mina, have taken the baton originally passed from The Runaways to Girlschool, ..evolving with the music and pushing it further beyond their counterparts to show that metal maidens are here to stay…

Destrose are a orthodox Heavy Metal outfit armed with catchy melodies and choruses that put many of their male contemporaries to shame… .. They have quite a stir in various quarters as the young girls’ Metal band, .. and have been introduced to Japan with features in various specialist magazines including BURRN! and WE ROCK…

Destrose / DESTROSE

Kamen Rider Girls: similar artists to BABYMETAL

You are looking for band that sound similar to BABYMETAL and dont know where to start? we are here to help you and to make you discover japanes band who mix metal and rock music with japanese idols trend.

Today, we present you Kamen Rider Girls and their sister band Shocker Girls.

Kamen Rider Girls (仮面ライダーGIRLS Kamen Raidā Gāruzu?) is an idol group developed by Avex Trax and Ishimori Productions to commemorate the Kamen Rider Series‘ 40th anniversary in 2011. Each of the group’s current members represent one of the protagonists of the Kamen Rider Series. The group made their premiere at an event featuring members of Columbia Music Entertainment’s Project.R group, the musical collaboration who provides music for the Super Sentai series.


The group’s debut single was “Koi no Rider Kick” (恋のライダーキック Koi no Raidā Kikku?, “Love’s Rider Kick”), which will be accompanied by the song “Heart no Henshin Belt” (♡(ハート)の変身ベルト Hāto no Henshin Beruto?, “The Heart’s Transformation Belt”). The group’s debut songs were played on the DJ HURRY KENN Ride the Groove Internet radio program, the successor to the Wind Wave radio programs from the Kamen Rider W series.

The Kamen Rider Girls, along with Rider Chips, had done the ending themes for Kamen Rider Wizard.

Shocker Girls: The Kamen Rider Girls became the Shocker Girls (ショッカーGIRLS Shokkā Gāruzu)?) for their single “SSS ~Shock Shocker Shockest~”.

Current Kamen Rider Girls members

Nao Yasuda (安田 奈央 Yasuda Nao?): Kamen Rider Blade (2010-present)
Erica Yoshizumi (吉住 絵里加 Yoshizumi Erika?): Kamen Rider Den-O (2010-present)
Kaori Nagura (名倉 かおり Nagura Kaori?): Kamen Rider Kiva (2010-present)
Hitomi Isaka (井坂 仁美 Isaka Hitomi?): Kamen Rider OOO (2010-present)
Mitsuki Endo (遠藤 三貴 Endō Mitsuki?): Kamen Rider Fourze (2011-present)
Chisato Akita (秋田 知里 Akita Chisato?): Kamen Rider Wizard (2012-present)
Tomomi Jiena Sumi (鷲見 友美 ジェナ Sumi Tomomi Jena?): Kamen Rider Gaim (2013-present)

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Kamen Rider Girls Discography

“Let’s Go RiderKick 2011” – April 20, 2011
“KAMEN RIDER V3” – August 3, 2011
“Saite” (咲いて?, “Blooming”) – March 14, 2012
“Last Engage” – November 21, 2012
“Just The Beginning” – February 27, 2013
“Go get’em” – May 22, 2013
“SSS ~Shock Shocker Shockest~” – July 24, 2013
“E-X-A (Exciting×Attitude)” – December 25, 2013
alteration – March 20, 2013
exploded – March 19, 2014

Hime Kyun Fruit Kan (Himekyun): a japanese idols rock band with attitude

Some of you are searching for similar band to BABYMETAL, but its not very easy to find those band since most of all their name, lyrics and website are very often in Japanese language, and if you are here surfing this is probably because you do not read or even speak Japanese.


So, your truly is working for you and trying to find the best J-pop mixed with hard rock and metal. Last week we presented you the idol metal band FruitPochette and this week we offer our readers a very cool 5 girls Japanese idols band with a very kawaii hard rock edge named Himekyun.

Hime Kyun Fruit Can (ひめキュンフルーツ缶), also known as Himekyun, is a Japanese pop and punk-pop girl group from the Ehime Prefecture. An audition was set up in 2010 and later that year the group was revealed. They made their debut in 2011 with the single “Renai Energy Hoson no Housoku”. All members have their own assigned fruit.

The actual members are :
Tanio Sakurako (谷尾桜子, leader) – Blueberry
Kono Honoka (河野穂乃花) – Grapefruit
Okumura Mayuri (奥村真友里) – Apple Mango
Okamoto Mai (岡本真依) – Strawberry
Kikuhara Yuria (菊原結里亜) – Green Apple

Moratorium / Himekyun Fruits Kan
Himekyun Fruits Kan

Source: Generasia

FruitPochette: a new japanese idols metal band

So, like many people right now, you are looking for band that sound like BABYMETAL!


Firstly, you have to understand, that their is no such band that sound like BABYMETAL, because they are unique, but some new comer in the Japanese idols world are more metal than ever and seem to follow the BABYMETAL trend. So, today i present you the japanese idols metal band FruitPochette.

FruitPochette (フルーツポシェット), formerly known as Frupoche (フルポシェ), is a Japanese idol metal group formed in 2012.

It currently consists of 2 members : Teratani Mina and Azuma Shiori. FruitPochette is a sister group of Hime Kyun Fruit Can and nanoCUNE.

Frupoche changed their name for FruitPochette on July 1, 2013. FruitPochette’s 1st mini-album Shippujinrai (疾風迅雷) will be released on July 31. The CD includes 7 songs.


This mini album is available since July 20 at their live performances.


1 Bougyaku (暴虐) – Parasite –
2 Chouzetsu (超絶) – Fantastic –
3 Shoujo-teki (少女的) – Decision –
4 Bonnou (煩悩) – Imitation –
5 Genwaku (幻惑) – Chocolate Bits –
6 Sorairo (空色) – Solution –
7 Ryuusei (流星) – Crime –

Official site

Source: J-Pop Idols