Publications such as Oricon Japan are touting a “band boom” — a term thrown around the Japanese pop culture lexicon occasionally, signifying a surging popularity of rock bands — on the horizon for a new generation, with Gesu No Kiwami Otome. as one of the premier acts. While it remains to be seen whether a full-blown boom will actually come to fruition, it’s clear that these groups, and especially Kawatani, are the latest rising stars in the Japanese music industry. They’re catering to listeners who are perhaps tired of the overabundance of manufactured idol groups permeating the mainstream music scene, looking for a sound to finally call their own.
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