Yamada Ayumu (山田歩)
Yamada Ayumu promoting "Shout Along!"

Also Known As

Ayuhime, YamaAyu, Leader, Innocent Leader, Ayuyu, Princess-chan, Yumumu.


January 27, 1998 (1998-01-27) (age 19)


Osaka, Japan


Japanese Pop



Years Active

2011 - Present


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Associated Acts

Polaris α, DreamS, Amefuri, Sakura Mankai

Yamada Ayumu (山田歩, born on January 27, 1998) is a former 1st generation DreamS Kenshuusei and leader of Japanese pop group NeXus. She is also a member of NeXus sub-unit Amefuri. She auditioned for the DreamS Audition ~SHINING STAR~ 2009 Auditions. She was one of the 10 finalists. She is also a voice actress.



Yamada Ayumu was a finalist for the DreamS ~SHINING STAR~ 2009 Auditions, but lost to Suzuki Eri, Satou Miki, Miyanaga Misaki and Takahashi Rie.

Yamada Ayumu promoting "Ai ga Bakadesu!" (2014)


Yamada Ayumu (2014)

On October 28, Yamada Ayumu was chosen to be a DreamS Kenshuusei, getting through the Dreams Kenshuusei auditions after failing to get into Polaris α, alongside 15 other girls. She was trained for two years and was one of the most popular Kenshuusei.


Yamada, alongside fellow kenshuusei members Akimoto Miharu, Sugiura Asuka, Fujimoto Emi and Fujiwara Kumiko, were chosen to form a new DreamS group called "NeXus". It is also announced that Yamada will be the leader, as it was chosen by age. NeXus started off as an Indie group, and was able to reach their goal, officially debuting on December 31 with "Koi no Shirushi".

Yamada Ayumu (2012)


Yamada Ayumu - Magic of Love (2013)


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 "MoeDokki". 



Yamada Ayumu (2016)

The first unit "Amefuri" debuted on January 17, with "Magic of Love", which sold 95,634 copies. The second unit, "MoeDoki" debuted on February 20, with "Ohayou, Mata Ashita". They are still active. On February 20, Ayumu released her first solo single, "Me ga au tabi/Arcadia" which sold 245,657 copies, making it her highest single yet. As of July 2013, she is currently the third most popular member of NeXus, after Akimoto Miharu and  Sugiura Asuka respectively.


On January 11, she dyed her hair back to her original color (light brown). It was also announced that she, along with the other members of NeXus and other DreamS and Hoshi members, will be the cast of a new DreamS anime that will take Butterfly Days: Season 2's spot when finished in February, called "Baka Nikki". It will begin airing on February 1.

She will celebrate her birthday event on January 26, featuring NeXus and Polaris Alpha.


On her birthday, she released another solo single, "Promise ~Promise Code~" after being on hiatus on her solo activities for a year.

Yamada Ayumu - Amefuri (2013)


  • Name: Yamada Ayumu (山田歩)
  • Nickname: Ayuhime, YamaAyu, Leader, Innocent Leader, Ayuyu, Princess-chan, Yumumu. 
  • Birthday: January 27, 1998 (Age 19)
  • Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
  • Blood type: O
  • Height: 167cm (5"6)
  • DreamS Status:
    • 2009-10-28: DreamS Kenshuusei
    • 2011-12-31: NeXus Member
    • 2011-01-01: Member
  • Years in NeXus: 5 Years
  • DreamS Color: Light Red
  • Amefuri Color: Light Green
  • Eastern Zodiac: Ox
  • Western Zodiac: Aquarius
  • Charm Point: Eyes
  • Weak Point: Too Quiet and kind
  • Strong Point: Very straightforward 
  • Favourite Animal: Bunnies
  • Special Skill: Drawing
  • Hobbies: Drawing, Singing, Playing LoL
  • Favorite Food(s): Rice
  • Least Favorite Food(s): Onions
  • Favorite Colors: All colors
  • Favorite Sport: Basketball
  • Favorite Show: Rooftop Prince
  • Quality you have that you won't lose to anyone: My love for music!
  • Motto: "Just Keep Swimming~" 

Singles Participated In

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] A B C D E-cha E-cha Shitai/Kataomoi Factory [Lyrics]
  6. [2013.04.15] Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai/Mugendai Shoujo A   [Lyrics][Lyrics]
  7. [2013.05.10] Passionate Squall/Wishes Hypocrites [Song][Lyrics]/[Song]
  8. [2013.06.14] I★my★me★mine/Samidare Bijo ga Samidareru [Lyrics/Lyrics ] 
  9. [2013.07.20Up Up Typhoon/C.P.U?!
  10. [2013.08.23] Shekimeki/Kamisama Yayaya [Lyrics][Lyrics]
  11. [2013.10.15] Enter Enter Mission/Cheeky Parade [Lyrics][Lyrics]
  12. [2013.12.31] Hikari no Kage/Kizuna no Yukue
  13. [2014.02.14] Switch!/Ai ga Bakadesu!
  14. [2014.06.17] Sakura Horizon/Together
  15. [2014.09.02] Break out
  16. [2015.07.02] No Girls No Fun/M.O.N.ST@R
  17. [2015.12.01] Spotlight
  18. [2016.09.18] Hands Up!/Speed Up!


  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. [2013.08.17] Kyun! Vampire Girl [Song]
  8. [2014.02.01] Hanasaku☆Saikyou Legend Days

Solo Singles

  1. [2013.02.20] Me ga au tabi/Arcadia [Me ga au tabi][Arcadia ]
  2. [2013.08.03] Runway Drive/Closed Wings
  3. [2013.10.13] Roll Ground/Little Nova
  4. [2014.07.10] Spica
  5. [2016.01.27] Yakusoku ~Promise Code~

Harunatsu Movement

  1. [2013.04.15] Seishun Collection


  1. [2013.07.17] and I'm home 


  1. [2014.02.01] Baka Nikki (as Amakusa Hisoka)


  • Is popular for her princess-like presence off and on stage (thus her nickname Ayuhime).
  • Ayumu's two most admired people both have the last name Suzuki, but are not related.
  • Was voted the most sophisticated person out of DreamS.
  • Her best friend(s) in NeXus is Akimoto Miharu and Fujiwara Kumiko.
  • Says Akimoto Miharu knows her best.
  • If she could be another member, she said she would be Akimoto Miharu, because she wants to know what it's like to be outgoing and fun naturally.
  • Because she is from Osaka, she speaks in Kansai dialect, which Fujimoto Emi calls "Co~ol".
  • Auditioned for DreamS because she wanted to have more confidence in herself and wanted to change herself.
  • She is known for being very artistic & amazing at drawing.
  • Not good at waking up in the morning. Akimoto Miharu even said that during an MC cut at one of their concerts in the morning session, Yamada fell asleep in the middle of the cut.
  • Fans believe she was the Disney Princess Belle in her past life.
  • Fans and Akimoto Miharu came up with "Ayukingdom" , which have become popular sayings around fans and have been used by her fellow NeXus members during TV shows.
  • Is envied for her sweet, deep princess-like voice.
  • Sometimes she goes to watch DreamS Kenshuusei/Dreaming Eggs lessons.
  • She has the same birthday as SECRET Otoko's Ryuki Takashima.
  • She is currently in her first year of university.

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