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Welcome to Puffy AmiYumi World
Welcome to the J-Pop World featured artist site for the Japanese duo Puffy AmiYumi. Since entering the world stage in 1996 Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura have recorded over ten CDs, toured in both Asia and North America, done countless TV appearances and commercials and have established an international fan base. (Read more at Puffy Biography.)
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"Puffy Covers" tribute album out 7-4-2012

News for Puffy AmiYumi fans: THEIR fans have come together with a ten track album of covers of some of Puffy's most popular songs.
Read More - Posted 6-8-12

Yumi Yoshimura Yumi Yoshimura Announces Pregnancy

From Puffy AmiYumi's official website April 1st, 2012:

"I have a personal announcement to share with everyone. I'm going to become a mommy this summer! I'm a little worried since everything is still so new to me but there's so much to look forward to that everyday is very fulfilling. As for work during this period, I will be consulting Ami and the staff to balance and work as much as I can, so please keep supporting us." - Yumi Yoshimura
Read More - Posted 5-12-12

Thank You album covers (Limited Edition left, regular right) New Puffy Anniversary Album: "Thank You"
Fifteen years later... Puffy are still going strong with their latest anniversary album, "Thank You", including a twelve show tour of Japan from April 2 to May 15. The limited edition includes a bonus (region-2 encoded) DVD featuring 17 music videos including "Hajimari no Uta" and "Happy Birthday".

Thank You (3-09-2011)
1. MY COUNTRY ROAD
2. LOVE
3. R.G.W.
4. HOSHI GIRL
5. WAKE UP. MAKE UP WITH ANI.BOSE
6. HARU NO UTA
7. KOI NO YAMAARASHI
8. AI NO ODESSEY
9. BANZAI!
10. FISH ON
11. NO! NO!
12. YOKUBOU
13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Read More - Posted 5-12-11

R.G.W. by Puffy - click for full size New Puffy single: R.G.W.
Ami and Yumi reunite with their mentor Tamio Okuda for another release. Also in the news, Puffy's previous two albums "Bring it!" and "honeycreeper" are now available for download from iTunes.

R.G.W. (11-17-2010)
1. R.G.W. (lyrics: Tamio Okuda & Puffy/music: Tamio Okuda)
2. Jet Love (lyrics: Yumi Yoshimura/music: Shigeo Naka)
3. Koi no Yama Arashi (lyrics: Ami Onuki/music: Taka Aoki)
Read More - Posted 11-30-10

Puffy AmiYumi: Yumi (left) and Ami (right) - click for full size Puffy to play New York
It's been awhile but Puffy will be doing a show on October 10, 2010 at New York's Irving Plaza as part of the "Far East To East Showcase (FETES)" in the New York Anime Festival. In addition to their ongoing Japan tour they will also be making stops in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Read More - Posted 7-12-10

Puffy AmiYumi: Yumi (left) and Ami (right) - click for full size Puffy's Yumi Yoshimura Got Married on New Year's Eve
Yumi started the new year with a new husband. She apparently broke up with her long term boyfriend Nao Omori in August and has been dating what is being described as a "29 year-old businessman" since September.
Read More - Posted 1-6-10

Yumi ribs
Ami and Yumi Watch Obama's Speech
So what are some of the perks of having once been Japan's goodwill ambassadors to the US? If you're Ami and Yumi, you get two seats to watch President Obama give a speech in Tokyo's Suntory Hall during his first visit to the US last week.
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Yumi ribs Yumi Gets Minor Injury While Driving

For anyone who missed it Yumi injured herself while driving. Here is the info from Ami's September 3rd, 2009 blog entry:

"Yumi-chan. Damaged her ribs. More than just a crack but less than a broken bone.

The reason is... While she was driving, she tried to reach for something in the backseat and hit her chest in the headrest. According to Yumi, "Ummm, I felt something was hurting but thought it was just my body going thru adolescent changes so I left it alone for a while. Then the pain didn't disappear and I realized it wasn't puberty (LOL) so I finally went to the hospital and I was told it's cracked. How embarassing."

If you wanna talk about embarassing, it's the fact that she even thought the pain was puberty(LOL). But, She is totally happy like always so no need to worry. BTW, Ami is sensory sensitive." - Amy's MySpace blog.
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Dareka Ga - click for full size New Puffy Single: Dareka Ga. Hot on the heels of their last album, Bring It, Puffy have returned with a new single on July 29 featuring the theme song to “Naruto the Movie: Shippuden Hi no Ishi wo Tsugu Mono” (by the Birthday's Yusuke Chiba). Also included is the 80kidz Remix version of “Wedding Bell”. The regular edition's cover art shows Yumi protecting Ami from a stream of water with an umbrella. The bonus version shows a rainbow.

Yumi with new CD Yumi was good enough to pose with the CD backstage while doing some Mc-ing for Live Factory's gig at Zepp Tokyo.

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New album "Bring It!" and Japan tour. Puffy's new original album entitled "Bring It!" was released on June 17th (in addition to their March 25th cover album). They will be doing a July tour of Japan to support it. So far no word on a US tour :(

If you are in Japan during July then here you go:

PUFFY TOUR 2009 Bring it!
July 11 (Sat) FUKUOKA IMZ Hall
July 12 (Sun) HIROSHIMA Club Quattro
July 14 (Tue) OSAKA Namba Hatch
July 15 (Wed) NAGOYA Diamond Hall
July 17 (Fri) FUKUI Hibiki Hall
July 19 (Sun) SHIBUYA C.C. Lemon Hall
July 23 (Thur) NAGANO Tomi City Cultural Hall Sun Terrace Hall

Bring It cover Bring It!
1. I Don't Wanna
2. My Story
3. Bye Bye
4. My Hero!
5. Shuen no Onna
6. DOKI DOKI
7. Twilight Shooting Star!
8. Hare Onna
9. All Because Of You
10. Anata to Watashi
11. Hiyori Hime
12. Bring it on
13. Wedding Bell

Ami made a comment in the English version of her blog on release day. Here is a highlight:

"We've spent over a year with twists and turns during the time but put in a lot of effort to create this album.

...to be honest it turned out to be really great album!!

Oh man, I can't express what I'm feeling in words. I think I need more time to straighten my head.

But I leave the rest up to you." - Ami Onuki

More info to come.
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QUESTION: Why don't you guys update Puffy AmiYumi World more often like you use to?

ANSWER: When we started out back in October of 2006 Puffy had stopped posting English info about their activities. They now post frequent news updates and translate Ami's informative blog for their official site and MySpace page, so we limit ourselves more to major news events like album releases and North American tour info.

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- What's new at J-Pop World? -
Our list of interviews with Japanese groups and related artists is growing each week. Checkout the lineup so far:

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AREA51
Aural Vampire
Becca
Beckii Cruel
Bioooo
Hideyo Blackmoon
BO-PEEP
CANTOY
Captain Funk
Chatmonchy
Crab Bubbles
Creature Creature
D-69
Dead End
Denki Candy
detroit 7
Dirtrucks
DJ Heavygrinder
DJ Princess Cut
Summer Eguchi
The Emeralds
EMKE
Emyli
Fairy Mirror
Lisa Furukawa
Gaijin a Go-Go
Grantz
Gurigula
Heday
High and Mighty Color
High Teen Boogie
Aiha Higurashi
HimemaniK
Gina Hiraizumi
Taku Hirano
Home Made Kazoku
yoko Honda
Mari Iijima
Ayaka Ikio
JABBERLOOP
Juri Panda Jones
Kalafina
Kawehi
Kazha
Kitaro
Kiyomi
Takeharu Kunimoto
Love etc.
Miwa Lyric
Madoka
Yui Makino
marlee
Masamune
Yuya Matsushita
Kat McDowell
MEG
The Merrymakers
Midicronica
Reni Mimura
Aira Mitsuki
Moist Towelettes
Molice
MUGWUMPS
David Myhr
Nahki
Rino Nakasone
Natccu
Oreskaband
Peelander-Z
Petty Booka
POLYSICS
The Psycrons
PSYDOLL
RAINASH
Ray-Law
Rayna
Razors Edge
Rheason Love
Rikugo
Iruma Rioka
The Royal Dead
The Rubies
Ryunosuke
Saori@destiny
SAWA
Sawako
SCANDAL
SEBASTIAN X
Seiji (Guitar Wolf)
Shella
Jake Shimabukuro
Shink
Shonen Knife
Skybeaver
The Soap
Sooners
SPiRiTRiAL
STEREOPONY
sugar'N'spice
Super Cozi
Hiko Suzuki
Tsuyoshi Suzuki
Sweet Hollywaiians
TAIA
Ai Takekawa
Yukihide Takekawa
Naomi Tamura
THE CABINETS
Thee 50s High Teens
the fool
Mari Tochi
Tokyo Counterpoint
Tomihira
Akai Tonko
Kazumi Toyoshima
TRILL-DAN
TsuShiMaMiRe
Daisuke Tsutsui
unnatural
Unshin
VAMPS
vividblaze
Miho Wada
Kanon Wakeshima
Mamiko Watanabe
Nao Watanabe
WEZ
Stephanie Yanez
Tadahisa Yoshida
Yoshida Brothers
Kaila Yu
Zamza
Zero-shiki

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- Yumi's Birthday Card -
January 30th, 2009 was Yumi's 34th Birthday. Puffy AmiYumi World sent a group Birthday Card with b-day wishes from 167 Puffy fans from around the world. We had to make 2 pictures to get them all on (in itty, bitty font lol!). Here are the links to the full size pics (300k each):
Yumi's Birthday Card One - Yumi's Birthday Card Two

Here btw is the page for the one we did in 2008, which we are told Yumi was actually shown.

- Video Spotlight -
Here's Puffy's video for their new single Hiyori Hime. The first YouTube version is gone but you can now watch it at their Sony Page (go to "Special" section).
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Puffy AmiYumi World Forum: Come join the forum dedicated to discussing all things Puffy AmiYumi. Talk with fellow Puffy fans and make some new (or discover some old) friends. Note: A MySpace account is now required to join because of spamming issues.

- Updates to Puffy AmiYumi World -

2009 January - We made Yumi a Birthday Card.
November - Comments section added to news updates.
February - Site is getting a redesign for 2008.
  • Puffy AmiYumi World joins J-Pop World.
    January - We made Yumi Yoshimura a Birthday Card.
    December - Pages get cosmetic and navigation upgrade.
  • A new site GO!GO!7188 World is launched.
  • A new site Kaela Kimura World is launched.
  • Essay Contest: "Why I like Puffy AmiYumi" (5 CD prize).
  • Christmas Card Contest to spread some holiday cheer.

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