I don’t get the appeal

I’ve been meaning to make this post for a few months now, but obviously personal things have come up and this was pushed to the back burner. But since I’ve come across their newest single, I’ve decided to make the post now.

I’m getting a little ahead of myself. Let’s start from the beginning. A couple months ago I was reading a blog and I came across a picture of the idol group Fudanjuku. Having never heard of them, and not knowing even the basics about them I said to myself, “Hmm none of these guys are good looking. But since I don’t listen to that much male idol music, I’ll give them a try.”

Well, you could imagine my surprise when I looked them up. Apparently Fudanjuku aren’t men at all. They are the male alter ego of the female idol group Nakano Fujoshi Sisters. Now, after being thrown off guard like that, I was then wondering who is actually a fan of this group?

First off, I want to point out I have absolutely nothing against the gay, lesbian, or transgender community. But I just don’t understand the appeal of this group. I was immediately turned off when I found out they were only dressing as guys. Which means gay idol fans and fangirls would prefer Johnny’s. And I’m pretty sure lesbian fans and wota would prefer them as Nakano Fujoshi Sisters.

So who is actually their fanbase? Because they are the more popular group of the 2. They released 5 singles and an album, Nakano Fujoshi Sisters has only released one single. Which I think is actually a pretty good song. And the fanservice outfits would make them a hit with fans.

What I’m probably the most upset about is, that I am pretty much a fujoshi. So where’s my otaku group? If Fudanjuku were actual men they would probably be incredible. Because their PV for Onaji Jidai ni Umareta Waka Monotachi would be pretty hot if they weren’t chicks underneath. I mean school uniforms and being dirty/scruffed up is always hot.

I guess this group has got to be catering to the girls that go to the B:Lily-Rose cafe. But I don’t get the appeal of that either. It just feels like I’m missing something. I doubt I’ll ever really get the appeal of this.

Here’s Fudanjuku’s Onaji Jidai ni Umareta Waka Monotachi PV:

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And just because here’s Nakano Fujoshi Sisters’s Honey Bee PV.