Since the hiatus of their drummer and the subsequent hiatus of the band early in 2014, the Hana Shounen Baddies (pictured above) have been mostly inactive. Recently, however, guitarist and keyboardist Minemura announced the formation of a new band, the Benjamin. Baddies bassist Tsubuku and guitarist Takuma are both working with him in this venture, which will take a different direction than the Baddies. The band began their activities back in November, but despite this the OHP is still quite bare. This means that the details including the full roster are not yet known. We do know that their first mini-album, “Bobbin” is planned to be released sometime in February. Minemura is now a member of two bands, the second being THE BEETHOVEN.