Origin Japan
Genres Rock, pop rock
Years active 2004 (2004)-2010
Labels Tokuma Japan Communications (Japan)
CJL (Europe)
Associated acts Hinawana, Megamasso
Website www.ayabie.net
Members Aoi
Past members Ryōhei
Aoi from Ayabie
Origin Japan
Genres Rock, Pop
Years active 2010 (2010)-present
Labels Tokuma Japan Communications
Website www.aoism.com
Origin Japan
Genres Rock, Pop
Years active 2010-present
Labels Happinet
Toy's Factory
Website www.ayabie.co.jp
Members Takehito
Past members Intetsu

ayabie (彩冷える(アヤビエ)) was a Japanese visual kei rock band signed to the label Tokuma Japan Communications. Their music consisted of a wide variety of sounds and moods, ranging from catchy and upbeat to heavy and hard-edged punk songs.[1] Many of the band's costumes were designed by ID Japan[2] or H. Naoto.[3] In 2010, Kenzo, Intetsu, Yumehito and Takehito left the band because they did not share the direction taken after going major, and formed a new band also called "Ayabie", but written as "AYABIE". They are currently signed to the major company TOY'S FACTORY. Aoi remained in Tokuma Japan Communications as a solo artist, known as "Aoi from ayabie".


Ayabie was formed in the early spring of 2004 by ex-Hinawana members Ryōhei, Takehito, and Intetsu with Aoi (ex-MASK, ex-Cynical Biscuit).[4] On May 8, 2004, Ayabie held their first solo concert at the Takadanobaba AREA.[5] Their first single, Heien No Ato, Ame, was distributed at this live. Following this release was their next single, Romancer, which was limited to 1000 copies,

Ayabie's debut album was released on March 21, 2005, entitled Ayabie Sokukan Ongenshū. It includes a bonus DVD which contains their previously recorded PVs. The group, which started with only support drummers, finally had a permanent drummer when Kenzo joined later that year.[6]

In June 2006, Ayabie toured Europe for the first time.[6] In August, Ryōhei left the band permanently,[7] due to his disagreement of the band's future. After his departure, he started his own new band, "Megamasso".[1] Yumehito became the newest member of Ayabie 3 months later.[7] The band adjusted to the change by splitting song writing duties among the band members, with Yumehito writing most of the band's music.[3]

In 2007, Ayabie returned to Europe again[3] and released the mini-album Ecumenical along with many singles.

Ayabie toured in the US for the first time in June 2008, as part of their world tour.[8]

At the conclusion of their "Mikazuki no Kiseki" Tour on September 27, 2008, Ayabie announced that as of Spring 2009 they would be going major. Their debut major label release, the single "Aitakute", was issued on 27 May 2009. As saying goodbye to their Indies theme, they are releasing a DVD named "The 7th colour ~Indies last tour FINAL~" this indicates that they are now going major and going into their new major theme. Ayabie released their first major album '彩- irodori' on the 27 January 2010.

On August 7, 2010, it was announced that Takehito, Intetsu, Kenzo and Yumehito had left Ayabie to form a new band, "AYABIE".[9] They were signed to the major company TOY'S FACTORY. Aoi remained in Tokuma Japan Communications as a solo artist, known as "Aoi from ayabie". He also worked together with Ryohei from Megamasso as "Aoi & Ryohei"

AYABIE performed at A-Kon 2011.[10]

On May 21, 2012, Aoi started a new project called 168 -one sixty eight- with his debut single being "Setsugekka." [11] The support members of 168's debut live were Yuki (Aucifer), Sebastian (Bull Zeichen 88), and Naoki (ex-Kagrra).

On February 24, 2013, Taito joined AYABIE as their keyboardist.His first appearance with the band was at Shibuya O-EAST, which marked the end of AYABIE's live hiatus they went on half a year before.[12]

On June 14, 2013, Kenzo announced his departure from AYABIE.[13] He later started his own solo project called BVCCI HAYNES.

On December 10, 2013, Yumehito and Intetsu both withdrew from AYABIE.[14] Takehito and Taito continued band activities until July 31, 2015 in which Taito withdrew from the band as well.[15] Takehito says he will make an announcement regarding AYABIE's future later this year.

Yumehito is currently the guitarist of Belle and has formed Robin's Peace BK with Yuki (Rice, Raphael).[16]


Members of AYABIE
Current member of Ayabie
Former members




Aoi from Ayabie





  1. 1 2 Ayabie: Profile & Biography - JaME U.S.A
  2. Tanja and Niok Interview with Ayabie in France Retrieved August 20, 2007
  3. 1 2 3 Katrin and Karmik Ayabie in Finland Interview by JAME Retrieved on August 13, 2007
  4. Ayabie's page on Grass Thread Retrieved on August 20, 2007
  5. Ayabie's Biography at Visunavi Archived August 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved August 20, 2007
  6. 1 2 Matron & Yukionna Interview with Ayabie in Europe Retrieved August 20, 2007
  7. 1 2 Ayabie's Biography at Barks Retrieved August 29, 2007
  8. Electric Orchid Archived April 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. "Ayabie members break off to launch new band". Tokyograph. Oricon. 2010-08-07. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
  10. http://shattered-tranquility.net/index.php/12/13/ayabie-coming-to-a-kon/
  11. http://shattered-tranquility.net/index.php/05/21/ex-ayabies-aois-new-project-168-one-sixty-eight/
  12. http://shattered-tranquility.net/index.php/02/27/ayabies-welcomes-a-new-member-to-the-band-introducing-taito/
  13. http://shattered-tranquility.net/index.php/06/14/kenzo-to-leave-ayabie/
  14. http://natalie.mu/music/news/105301
  15. http://www.kawaiikakkoiisugoi.com/2015/07/12/ayabie-keyboardist-taito-withdraw-band/
  16. http://shattered-tranquility.net/index.php/09/19/yumehito-announces-new-band/
  17. New Album from AYABIE
  18. 1 2 www.oricon.co.jp Ayabie Album Ranking Retrieved November 4, 2010
  19. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 www.oricon.co.jp "Ayabie Singles Ranking" Retrieved November 4, 2010

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