CY8ER (pronounced as "cyber") was a Japanese alternative idol girl group. Formed by Ichigo Rinahamu and Nicamoq as BPM15Q in 2015, the group expanded and had five members by the time of their dissolution in January 2021. Their music was characterized by its peculiar EDM style with an added kawaii element.

CY8ER logo
CY8ER logo
Background information
GenresJ-pop, future bass, drum & bass
Years active2015 (2015)–2021 (2021)
LabelsIcigo Style

History edit

The group was founded as BPM15Q in 2015 by Ichigo Rinahamu (苺りなはむ), a former member of idol groups BiS and Akishibu Project, and Nicamoq, a DJ. The name BPM15Q was chosen as a reference to the two members: 15 for Ichigo Rinahamu (One is pronounced ichi and five is pronounced go, putting them together made ichigo) and Q for Nicamoq.[1] The duo began releasing a series of songs, out of which "Hakuchu-mu" (はくちゅーむ) peaked at 3rd on iTunes' J-pop charts.[2] In November 2016, BPM15Q released their first album titled BPM15Q All Songs via Ichigo Rinahamu's own label, Icigo Style. The album contained all of the songs the duo has released so far.[3] In December 2016, the group announced the additions of two members: Koinumaru Pochi (小犬丸 ぽち), a former DJ, and Mashiro (ましろ), former member of idol group DEEP GIRL. December also saw the departure of Nicamoq. With the changes, the group renamed itself to "CY8ER".[3][4]

The group released two singles before the additions of three more members in April 2017: Fujishiro Anna (藤城アンナ), former member of Ice Cream Suicide and Bellring Shōjo Heart; Naatan Koromushi (なぁたんコロ虫); and Yamiyume Yamii (病夢やみい).[5][6] The six-person group soon made headlines for an event inviting fans to hug a member, but each member was wearing full chemical protective clothing.[7] Naatan Koromushi left the group in March 2018.[8] As of April 2014, four additional singles and one album were released.

The group disbanded on January 10, 2021, following their last live show at Nippon Budokan.[9]

In April 2022, the original duo officially announced they will resuming their activities as BPM15Q under Victor Entertainment’s label.[10]

Members edit

Final lineup edit

  • Ichigo Rinahamu (苺りなはむ)
  • Koinumaru Pochi (小犬丸ぽち)
  • Suzukawa Mashiro (涼川ましろ)
  • Fujishiro Anna (藤城アンナ)
  • Yamiyume Yammy (病夢やみい)

Former members edit

  • Nicamoq (にかもきゅ)
  • Naatan Koromushi (なぁたんコロ虫)

Timeline edit

Discography edit

Studio albums edit

Title Album details Peak
Oricon[11] Hot[12]
Hello New Generation (ハローニュージェネレーション) 43
Tokyo (東京)
  • Released: January 22, 2020
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
13 17

Compilation albums edit

Title Album details Peak
Oricon[11] Hot[12]
  • Released: December 16, 2020
  • Label: Victor Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
21 37

Singles edit

Title Year Peak
Oricon[11] Billboard[12]
"Remixtart" (リミックスタート) 2017 Hello New Generation
"Tetote" (手と手)
"Kakushe-mu" (かくしぇーむ)
"Dead Boy, Dead Girl" (デッドボーイ、デッドガール) 2019 27 Non-album singles
"Time Trip" (タイムトリップ) 35
"Summer / Sayonara Flashback" (サマー / さよならフラッシュバック)
"Endroll" (エンドロール) 2021
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

References edit

  1. ^ "苺りなはむ×にかもきゅ"ゆめかわいい"テーマのユニット"BPM15Q"結成「ヤバいことになる予感しかしない!」" (in Japanese). Billboard JAPAN. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  2. ^ "苺りなはむ×にかもきゅ=BPM15Q 2度目のワンマン開催&VRライブ動画公開". AERA dot (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. 15 September 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b "BPM15Q改め"CY8ER"にかもきゅ加入辞退……新メンバーにPOCHI加入で12/24始動" (in Japanese). Billboard JAPAN. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  4. ^ "CY8ER(ex.BPM15Q)に涼川ましろ(ex.DEEP GIRL)電撃加入" (in Japanese). Billboard JAPAN. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  5. ^ "CY8ER、新メンバー3名加入後初のインタビュー 6人で示した「横アリ」への覚悟" (in Japanese). Real Sound. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  6. ^ "苺りなはむ率いるCY8ERに元ベルハー藤城アンナ、なぁたんコロ虫、病夢やみい加入" (in Japanese). natalie. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  7. ^ "アイドル「防護服でハグ」イベントが波紋 それでもファンが歓喜した理由". J Cast (in Japanese). 8 May 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  8. ^ "CY8ERからなぁたんコロ虫が脱退、今後は5人で横アリ目指す" (in Japanese). natalie. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  9. ^ "CY8ER、日本武道館ワンマン・ライヴでの解散を発表" (in Japanese). Skream!. 18 July 2020.
  10. ^ Inc, Natasha. "BPM15Qが再始動、5年ぶり新曲配信(動画あり)". 音楽ナタリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 2022-11-10. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  11. ^ a b c "CY8ER | Oricon Style". Oricon. Retrieved November 20, 2022.
  12. ^ a b c "Billboard Japan Hot Albums". Billboard Japan. Retrieved November 2, 2019.