Mili (musical group)

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Mili
Mili Logo.jpg
Background information
OriginJapan
GenresClassical
Years active2012–present
LabelsSaihate Records[1]
Websitewww.projectmili.com
MembersCassie "Momocashew" Wei
Yamato "Hamo" Kasai
Yukihito Mitomo
Shoto Yoshida
Ame Yamaguchi
Ao Fujimori

Mili is a classical Japanese indie music group founded in August 2012, consisting of Momocashew (Cassie Wei), Yamato Kasai, Yukihito Mitomo, Shoto Yoshida, Ame Yamaguchi, and Ao Fujimori. Mili covers electronic classical, contemporary classical, and post-classical genre to their music[2] and is not limited to songs in Japanese, but also in English, Chinese, Gujarati and French. Aside from releasing their own songs, Mili has also contributed their music, lyrics, and/or songs to various media such as the rhythm games Cytus and Deemo, commercial video, and for other artists.[3] Mili is labeled under Saihate Records.[1]

The group's YouTube channel is considered as exceptional within the indie world, exceeding 300K YouTube subscribers. Three of their released CDs took the first places in Oricon Indies chart, as well as appearing in Summer Sonic for 2 consecutive years since 2017.[4]

Members[edit]

Mili consists of the following six members.[3]

  • Yamato Kasai or HAMO – main composer, main arranger, sub lyricist, guitarist
  • Cassie Wei, better known by her stage name momocashew – vocalist, main lyricist. Canadian-Chinese, born in China, now living in Japan[5]
  • Yukihito Mitomo – bassist. Kasai's friend, joined Mili in December 2013[6]
  • Shoto Yoshida – drummer. Kasai's friend, joined Mili in December 2013[6]
  • Ame Yamaguchi – stylist, designer, art director. Joined Mili in May 2014
  • Ao Fujimori – illustrator, animator. Joined Mili in September 2014[7]

History & Works[edit]

The list below does not include any of songs listed on their discography.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Track listing Peak chart positions
JPN
Oricon

[29]
JPN
Billboard
Mag Mell 31 21[30]
Miracle Milk
  • Released: October 12, 2016
  • Label: Saihate Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12 9[32]
Millennium Mother
  • Released: April 24, 2018
  • Label: Saihate Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
17 12[33]

Mini album[edit]

Title Album details Track listing Peak chart positions
JPN
Oricon

[29]
JPN
Billboard
Hue 25 21[34]

Single[edit]

Title Year Track listing Peak positions Album
JPN
Oricon

[35]
"Rightfully" 2018 7 Non-album single

Others[edit]

Title Release date Notes Source
"Chocological" October 28, 2012 Included in compilation album Music on Our Palms [1]
MuNiCa – Cry of Pluto [Original Soundtrack] April 7, 2013 [2]
H△G×Mili November 27, 2013 Split album with H△G [3]
"Holy and Darkness 1" December 22, 2014 Collaboration with Tasuku Arai [4]
H△G×Mili vol.2 May 9, 2015 Split album with H△G [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""Saihate Records"". M i l i. Mili. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. ^ Mili tagged their music in Bandcamp as electronic classical, contemporary classical, electronica, and post-classical.
  3. ^ a b "Biography — Mili Official Website". Mili Official Website. Mili. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b "ミュージック". TVアニメ「メルクストーリア」公式サイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  5. ^ ""既視感のない面白さと、馴染みのあるエッセンス。"『Mili』インタビュー". TuneCore Japan. 2016-11-05. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  6. ^ a b "New members join Mili". Mili Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  7. ^ "Mili on Twitter". Twitter (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  8. ^ "解体と造形 KAITAI TO ZOKEI - HAMO". YouTube. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  9. ^ "2台のインタラクティブ ホワイトボードで芸術作品に挑戦!(20秒編)". YouTube. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  10. ^ "A lighthouse and a lilium auratum by Yamato Kasai/Mili". SoundCloud. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  11. ^ ">A flower sings by Yamato Kasai/Mili". SoundCloud. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Voice Comic - ごめんね". YouTube. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  13. ^ "夜狐八重奏+". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Washlet® Functionality". YouTube. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  15. ^ "リサとガスパール タウン 1周年記念イベント開催!". リサとガスパールタウン. Fuji Kyuko. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  16. ^ "∞". Ferri. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  17. ^ "製品への想い|コンビ株式会社 ベビーカー、チャイルドシート、ベビーラック". コンビ株式会社. Combi Corporation. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  18. ^ "Astell&Kern AK100II 花澤香菜コラボレーションモデル プロジェクトスタート!". Astell&Kern. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  19. ^ "No, that's my baby bottle". Mili Official Website. Mili. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  20. ^ "15158775". Mili Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  21. ^ "Mag Milk". Mili Official Website. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  22. ^ "Mommy, where's my left hand again?". Mili Official Website. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  23. ^ "News—Mili Official Website". Mili Official Website. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  24. ^ "Opening for TV anime Goblin Slayer". @ProjectMili at Twitter (in Japanese). Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  25. ^ "C3 AFA Singapore Guest Profile: mili". Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  26. ^ "Mother Ship Gi6pon English". Mili Official Website. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  27. ^ "#ILAMY19 Announcing the fourth and final artiste for I LOVE ANISONG Matsuri Malaysia 2019". AFA - ANIME FESTIVAL ASIA. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  28. ^ "AJIWAIIAJI". Mili Official Website. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  29. ^ a b "Miliのアルバム" [Mili albums] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  30. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales | Charts" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  31. ^ "Mili – Shitty Flowers 암호". Naver. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  32. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales | Charts" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  33. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales | Charts" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  34. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales | Charts" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  35. ^ "Miliのシングル" [Mili singles] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 26 April 2019.

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