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Tokyo Girls’ Style Is Now Japan’s Most Indie Hipster Pitchfork-y Girl Group, Your Generic Faves Could Never Etc

Tokyo Girls' Style Maltine Girls Wave Perfume has long been considered Japan's coolest girl group, but Tokyo Girls' Style's been nipping at their heels for a few years now. The underage quintet's avant-garde approach to Japanese idol pop has been consistently fascinating to watch, with their arsty pedo-bait visuals and disco-funk-meets-Tokyo-video-game-arcade sound (courtesy of the talented Royal Mirrorball) making a match that's every bit as potent as Perfume's razor-sharp choreography and Yasutaka Nakata-produced techno-pop.