Tempura Kidz

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Tempura Kidz
Tempura Kidz in Bangkok.jpg
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres J-pop
Labels Sony Music Japan
Associated acts
Website tempurakidz.asobisystem.com
Members Yu-Ka
Karin
Pi-chan
Nanaho
Ao

Tempura Kidz (stylized as TEMPURA KIDZ) is a Japanese pop dance and vocals group formed by four girls and one boy managed by Asobi System and signed with the Sony Music Japan label. They started their career as back-up dancers for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.[1] Their songs are produced by Ram Rider.[2] The group debuted on November 13, 2012 with the music video for their first song "Cider Cider", which was produced by Ram Rider. In January 2013, they released their first digital single "Strobe", used as ending theme song for the anime Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter. Two months later, on March 6, Tempura Kidz made their physical debut with the release of their first single "One Step" produced by Nishi-ken.

The group is supervised by Maiko, a dancer and choreographer for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.[3]

Members[edit]

  • Yu-Ka (YU-KA), born (1998-11-14) November 14, 1998 (age 19) — leader
  • Karin (KARIN), born (1998-09-02) September 2, 1998 (age 19)
  • Pi-chan (P→★), born (1999-08-30) August 30, 1999 (age 18) — the only boy among members[4]
  • NaNaHo, born (1998-05-25) May 25, 1998 (age 19)
  • Ao (AO), born (1999-01-02) January 2, 1999 (age 19) — former member of J Dee'Z and Misia's backing dancer

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

No. Title Release date Oricon
Weekly
Single
Chart
[5]
1 "One Step" (ONE STEP) September 6, 2013 (2013-09-06) 83
2 "Happy Natsu Matsuri" (はっぴぃ夏祭り) July 10, 2013 (2013-07-10) 96
"Tabechaitai no" (たべちゃいたいの)
  • digital single
November 13, 2013 (2013-11-13)
"Miira Killer" (ミイラキラー) (Mummy Killer) August 6, 2014 (2014-08-06)
"Sukisuki! Tenpura KIDZ" (スキスキ!TEMPURA KIDZ) (Skiski! TEMPURA KIDZ)
  • digital single
May 7, 2015 (2015-05-07)
3 "Lollipop" (LOLLiPOP) August 5, 2015 (2015-08-05)

Albums[edit]

Title Release date Oricon
Weekly
Album
Chart
[6]
Minna no Dance Uta (みんなのだんすうた)
  • cover album
March 12, 2014 184
Tenkomori (てんこもり) September 16, 2015 126

Music videos[edit]

Title
Vegetarhythm[A] (by Vegeta Girls and Mayuki Yuko)
Cider Cider
Happy Natsu Matsuri
One Step
Suimin Busoku ~need more sleep~
13-nichi no Kinyōbi[B] (by Hasta La Vista feat. Tempura Kidz)
Iinadzuke Blue [B] (by Charisma.com)
Miira Killer(by Tempura Kidz vs. Charisma.com)
Mask Mask
Miira Killer(by Tempura Kidz × Shinsuke Nakamura)
Like-Like
SKYWALKER[C] (by SHIKLAMEN)
LOLLiPOP
I Like It (by Tempura Kidz × easyFun & A. G. Cook)
Dreamy Wonder
[A] As a dance group named Vegikko Dancers (べじっ子だんさーず).
[B] As backing dancers.
[C] Only P→★ as backing dancer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TEMPURA KIDZ to Debut with Single". JAME World. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  2. ^ "噂の超絶ダンスキッズ、TEMPURA KIDZメジャーデビュー". Natalie (in Japanese). 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  3. ^ "TEMPURA KIDZ". KAWAii!! MATSURi Official Website. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  4. ^ "There's no battering the Tempura Kidz spirit". Japan Times. 2013-03-07. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  5. ^ "TEMPURA KIDZのCDシングルランキング │オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  6. ^ "TEMPURA KIDZのCDアルバムランキング │オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 

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