Yo-Kai Watch Ending Theme's Dream5 Group Breaks Up

posted on 2016-12-26 12:50 EST
1st teen group in 40 years to have a single ranked #1 on Oricon debuted in 2009

The official website for music group Dream5 announced on Monday that the group will cease activity with its current members on December 31. The staff apologized to the group's supporters for the abrupt announcement, and offered them heartfelt thanks. The announcement mentions that the members will pursue their own individual goals.

Dream5 released its debut CDin November 2009, and went on to perform ending theme songs for the Yo-kai Watch and Danbōru Senki W television anime. The group's second Yo-Kai Watch ending theme single, "Dan Dan Dubi Super!," topped Oricon's weekly singles chart in its first week, a feat that had not been accomplished by a teen band for 40 years. The group has performed at the Kōhaku Uta Gassen (Red and White Song Battle), the New Year's Eve singing contest that is Japan's most viewed music television program.

The group initially had five members, but Momona Tamakawa graduated from the group this past April. The current members are Kotori Shigemoto, Mikoto Hibi, Akira Takano, and Yūno Ōhara.

Source: Natalie via Hachima Kikō

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