If you are a group of teenage girlfriends and want to stand out in the Japanese pop scene, then you sure have to aim high. That is probably what these girls did when they combined the liking of Asians for all things crypto with Hentai dress-up and created from that a group called Kasotsuka Shojo (which translates as ‘Virtual Currency Girls‘).
The girls have just launched their first single talking about all things fraud and how you have to be in it for the long term and not be afraid of a bumpy ride. Given that Japanese currency exchange ‘coincheck’ just got hacked over the weekend their timing seems impeccable.
Each of the girls refers to a cryptocurrency used (including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Cardano. The women are outfitted in maid dresses and lucha libre-style masks which show which currency they each represent). The leader of the group is, of course, Bitcoin Cash, played by 18-year-old Miss Rara Naruse.
She said: “We want to promote the idea through entertainment that virtual currencies are not just a tool for speculation but are a wonderful technology that will shape the future.”
“Kasotsuka Shojo is a unit that carefully selects future currencies from a number of virtual currencies and spreads correct knowledge through entertainment.”
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Other band members: representing bitcoin (BTC) is 16-year-old Hinano Shirahama. 22-year-old Suzuka Minami is neo (NEO). 17-year-olds Kanako Matsuzawa and Koharu Kamikawa are cardano (ADA) and nem (XEM) respectively. 15-year-old Hinata Kozuki is ripple (XRP). Ether (ETH) and monacoin (MONA) are represented by Ami Amo and Momo Aisu respectively.
A J-Pop band for the generation that is going crypto crazy seems to be born, something tells us that much more will follow.