The futuristic techno-pop group Perfume is remarkable in more ways than one. Robotic dance steps add a lighthearted feel to their performances, and as the all-girl group has emerged on to the music scene, they’ve attracted a wide fan base that includes girls as well as boys.
The group consists of three girls aged 19 to 20. They all come from Hiroshima, where they met and became friends while attending the same performing arts school. Perfume was formed in 2000 while the girls were still students of the school; one member later left and was replaced by a fellow classmate. In 2002 the current members began singing as local pop idols in the Hiroshima area.