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NeXus

Origin

Japan

Genre(s)

Japanese Pop (J-Pop)

Years Active

2011 - Present

Label(s)

@1 (former), H1GHFLY, Hello!Project, UP-FRONT WORKS

Main Members

Yamada Ayumu (2011 - Present)

Akimoto Miharu (2011 - Present)

Sugiura Asuka (2011 - Present)

Fujimoto Emi (2011 - Present)

Fujiwara Kumiko (2011 - Present)

Associated Acts

DreamS, μ's, Amefuri, Tachiagirl, Polaris α, Vega β

NeXus (ネクサス) is a group under the collective group DreamS and managed by H1GHFLY. They were formerly managed by @1. They were formed in 2011 and currently have 6 members. They also have 2 sub-units. Their DreamS group color is Teal .


Biography

2011

After the successful groups Polaris α and Vega β, Tsunku decided to make a new group out of the DreamS Kenshuusei group (specifically picked auditonees who failed the DreamS audition back in 2009). He chose 5 members out of the Kenshuusei -- Yamada AyumuAkimoto MiharuSugiura AsukaFujimoto Emi, and Fujiwara Kumiko. He chose the name NeXus because he wanted a group that could really "connect" the audience, thus the name. He started them off as an indie group, and since they were doing very well, they sold a few more indie singles and officially debuted on December 31 with "Change!!!".

2012

On March 2, it was announced that Polaris α's Miyanaga Misaki alongside NeXus' Fujimoto Emi, Akimoto Miharu  and Sugiura Asuka, were to create a dance unit called SINX. At the same time, it was also announced that Takahashi RieSuzuki Eri and Satou Miki were to form a new sub-unit named "Asobi Masho!".  On June 2, 4 months after it was announced, SINX danced to Up Up Girls (Kari)'s  Chopper☆Chopper & S.M's dance unit Younique's Maxstep at the PolaVega collaboration concert. 

On November 13, it was announced that there will be two units within NeXus -- the first unit consisting of Yamada Ayumu, Fujiwara Kumiko and Akimoto Miharu , called "Amefuri"; the second unit consisting of Sugiura Asuka & Fujimoto Emi called "MoeDoki". 

2013

The first unit "Amefuri" debuted on January 17, with "HELLO", which sold 95,634 copies. The second unit, "MoeDoki" debuted on February 20, with "Little Match Girl". They are still active. As of today, NeXus is preparing for their first Japanese album, named "Cagayake! Girls", to be released sometime early 2014. They also have a collaboration album with KuroShiro and Polaris α which was released March 20. 

On May 31, Icchan and Tsunku announced that sub-units Amefuri and MoeDoki will both release their first album entitled, "Haruichiban" and "Heart Memory". "Haruichiban" is to be the title of Amefuri's first album, and is to have a classic, sad feeling to it, as the girl's first love was in spring, and with a broken heart, it was "The First storm of Spring". "HeartMemory" is to be MoeDoki's first album, and will have a more upbeat, cute feeling to it. They are to be released next month.

On October 30, it was announced by Icchan that NeXus and Polaris Alpha were to have another collaboration album released, called "The Wonderful Illusions of Wonderland". It will feature 2nd Generation Polaris Alpha member Nagase Mirei. It will be released on April 1, 2014.

On December 31, they released their 12th single, "Hikari no Kage/Kizuna no Yukue", which marks the 3rd anniversary for NeXus.  

2014

On January 29, they will release another collaboration single with Polaris α, covering the latest Morning Musume single, Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa/What is LOVE?.

On March 1, at the Dreaming Stars Collaboration Concert '14, NeXus announced that they will release their 14th single, "Houkago Catharsis/Toshiue Koimoyo wo" on June 17. They showed a preview of Houkago Catharsis at the concert to celebrate the 1st day of March, as a special performance.

It was announced that NeXus' sub-units Amefuri and MoeDoki will go on hiatus due to inactivity, as well as the busy schedules of each member.

2016

On August 28, it was announced that NeXus' sub-units will be active once again.

Current Members:

Name Birthdate Birthplace Member Color Blood Type Gen Joined Other Info Group Positions
Yamada Ayumu  (山田歩)
January 27, 1998 (1998-01-27) (age 19) Osaka Red AB 1st Gen December 31, 2011 1st Gen DreamS Kenshuusei (2009 - 2011) Leader (2011 - Present), Main Vocalist
Akimoto Miharu  (秋元三春) March 17, 1998 (1998-03-17) (age 19) Toronto, Canada Blue O Sub-Leader (2011-Present), Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Face of the Group

Sugiura Asuka   (杉浦明日香)

May 15, 1998 (1998-05-15) (age 19) Kanagawa Honey A Visual, Lead/Sub-Vocalist, Sub-Rapper

Fujimoto Emi   (藤本恵美)

August 10, 1998 (1998-08-10) (age 19) Tochigi Lavender AB Main/Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Fujiwara Kumiko   (藤原久美子

October 25, 1998 (1998-10-25) (age 18) Chiba Pink B

Main Rapper,

Sub-Vocalist

Singles 

Indie Singles

  1. [2011.05.11] Koi no Shirushi [Lyrics] [Song
  2. [2011.07.14] The World is All One!! [Song][Lyrics]
  3. [2011.11.11] GO MY WAY!! [Song]

Major Singles

  1. [2011.12.31] Change!!! [Song]Lyrics]
  2. [2012.03.14] We Have A Dream! [Song][Lyrics]
  3. [2012.06.26] Jibun Rest@rt! [Song][Lyrics]
  4. [2012.09.25] Ai no Yokan [Lyrics] [Song]
  5. [2013.01.19] I my me mine/Kataomoi Factory [L][Lyrics]
  6. [2013.04.15] Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai/Mugendai Shoujo A   [Lyrics][Lyrics]
  7. [2013.05.10] Chekera/C.P.U?! [Lyrics][Lyrics]
  8. [2013.08.23] Shekimeki/Kamisama Yayaya [Lyrics][Lyrics]
  9. [2013.10.15] Enter Enter Mission/Cheeky Parade [Lyrics][Lyrics]
  10. [2013.12.31] Hikari no Kage/Kizuna no Yukue [L][L]
  11. [2014.02.14] Switch!/Ai ga Bakadesu!
  12. [2014.06.17] Sakura Horizon/Together [Lyrics][Lyrics]
  13. [2014.09.02] Break out (ft. JupiNus Aizawa Kenji)
  14. [2015.07.02] No Girls No Fun/M.O.N.ST@R [Lyrics][Lyrics]
  15. [2015.12.01] Spotlight [Lyrics]
  16. [2016.09.18] Hands Up!/Speed Up! [Lyrics][Lyrics]
  17. [2017.02.28] Synchronized ~Synchro~
  18. [2017.04.04] Shout along!
  19. [2017.07.07] Koi no Roadshow
  20. [2017.10.01] Hametsu no Junjou/Zettai Reido Theta Novatic [Lyrics]

Amefuri

  1. ​[2013.01.17] HELLO! [Song]
  2. [2013.02.05] Koi, Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu! [Lyrics] [Song
  3. [2013.03.05] Nanairo Botan [Song]
  4. [2013.04.03] Brand New Day! [Song & Performance] [Lyrics]
  5. [2013.05.10] Overmaster [Song]
  6. [2013.07.14] I Want [Song]
  7. [2013.10.30] Kyun! Vampire Girl [Song]
  8. [2014.01.20] Meisou Mind/relations
  9. [2014.10.01] Confession/Sing Along/step by step
  10. [2016.11.10] TONDEKE
  11. [2017.05.16] Bring You Happiness!

MoeDoki

  1. [2013.02.20] Little Match Girl [Song]
  2. [2013.04.06] Ringo Ribbon [Song]
  3. [2013.06.06] Ai Like Hamburger [Song]
  4. [2013.07.17] I'm So Free! (Ft. Akimoto Miharu) [Song]
  5. [2013.08.12] motto☆Hade ni ne [Song]
  6. [2014.05.30] Koi no Double Punch
  7. [2016.10.01] Restart

SINX

  1. [2012.06.02] Chopper☆Chopper/Maxstep
  2. [2014.03.05] Growl/Beatles

Collaboration Singles

  1. [2013.03.20] Brain Kakumei [Song][Lyrics]
  2. [2013.03.20] Help Me! [Song][Lyrics]
  3. [2013.09.30] Verishuvi [Song][Lyrics]
  4. [2014.01.29] Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa [Song][Lyrics]
  5. [2014.06.27] Password is 0 [preview

Collaboration Albums

  1. [2013.12.25] Christmas Surprise!
  2. [2014.04.01] The Wonderful Illusions of Wonderland

Concerts

Trivia

  • They are the 3rd group to debut under DreamS.
  • They are all solely made from DreamS Kenshuusei.
  • They are all born in 1998.
  • They are close with Polaris α, despite also being their rivals.
  • Dream is to perform at Budokan and Kohaku.
  • Known for their very cute and energetic songs. 
  • They were formerly under @1.
  • They are currently under H1GHFLY.
  • Are known for their upbeat, inspiring music. They are beginning to sing more mature songs (as their voices are getting more mature), but keep their upbeat style.
  • They are the first group to be made from DreamS Kenshuusei.
  • They help out with the Dreaming Egg Lessons.
  • Known for their intense dance choreography and formations.
  • At the DreamS annual sports festivals, they are known to be the most athletic team, and are also known as the "queens of sport". So far, they have been the top team in all the sports festivals.
  • They are known to be the most athletic group in DreamS.
  • They are often compared to ℃-ute in terms of group style and song styles.

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