TOY'S FACTORY（MEME TOKYO）
Meme tokyo. is a Japanese idol group under Dear Stage. Their formation was announced on July 31st, 2019, and were intended to be a sister group to Dempagumi Inc.
Former BiS member Mewclub is a founding member of meme tokyo, performing under the name "MEW". As of 2021, WACK AUDiTiON CAMP 2019 runner-up, Paruna Paa Chiiin, is also part of the group, under the name "SAE".
Members[edit | edit source]
Former Members[edit | edit source]
- PERO (Supporting member, graduated March 22nd, 2020)
- ASUKA (Founding member, Left December 14th, 2020)
History[edit | edit source]
2019[edit | edit source]
Meme tokyo. were revealed at DearStage's new members event on July 31st, 2019. The following day, they performed their debut performance during Tokyo Idol Festival.
On October 11th, meme tokyo. released their first digital single, Denden Passion, a cover of a song by their sister group, Dempagumi Inc. Soon after, SOLI went on hiatus from the group to focus on studying. During this time, Denpagumi Inc.'s Kaname Rin joined as a supporting member, under the stage name PERO (a reference to her nickname, Perorin).
In December, meme tokyo. released their debut original single, Melancholic Circus, which included Denden Passion as a B-side.
2020[edit | edit source]
At the start of 2020, meme tokyo. announced their first oneman live to take place on March 22nd, which would also be PERO's final show.
Meme tokyo.'s second single, Retro Future, was released on March 18th. One of its B-sides, Brand-New World, was composed by Matsukuma Kenta.
Meme tokyo. released their third single, Moratorium Aquarium, on July 29th.
ASUKA left meme tokyo. on December 14th, with plans to remain part of Dear Stage.
2021[edit | edit source]
On January 29th, SAE was unveiled as a new member, and a new digital single, Antisuggest, was announced for March. Following its release, Antisuggest was later re-released as a full CD single on April 21st.
Discography[edit | edit source]
Singles[edit | edit source]
- [2019.10.11] Denden Passion (Digital Single)
- [2019.12.25] Melancholic Circus
- [2020.03.18] Retro Future
- [2020.07.29] Moratorium Aquarium
- [2021.04.21] Antisuggest
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- RITO is also a concurrent member of Dempagumi Inc. as of March 2020.
- SOLI lives in Korea. As such, she has been unable to participate in most group activities since the coronavirus restricted travel between countries in 2020.
- Members MEW and SAE had shared a stage together prior to meme tokyo's formation, during 2019's WACK EXHiBiTiON.