Auditions for Next Generation Girl Band Led by Vocalist Ririka Satsuki Now Underway


ASOBISYSTEM and CHIMERAZ, a group of music creators who have produced many popular artists including YUURI, have teamed up to launch a new next-gen girl band project. Applications for band member auditions opened today, February 20.

Ririka Satsuki will serve as the group’s vocalist. The artist won the Grand Prix at the Tenkaichi Budokai singing battle in October 2023 on YUURI’s official YouTube video.

Ririka Satsuki is 23 years old and hails from Fukuoka Prefecture. She started her music career in 2017 and has been producing music and performing live as an artist ever since, also appearing in the media. The videos of her singing with her “natural crying husky voice” uploaded on social media have captured people’s hearts, and her total number of followers continues to grow, now exceeding 400,000.

In the Tenkaichi Budookai, Satsuki beat 60 other qualifying contestants chosen out of an application pool of 5,000. She wowed the judges with her natural singing voice and power of expression, making them feel as though they were watching a drama series.

The audition site opened today to recruit band members who will work together to create the next girl band generation. The band will be produced by CHIMERAZ, a group of enigmatic music creators who have produced numerous hit songs, including YUURI’s signature song Dry Flower. The members will work towards making their debut within the year.

A conversation between YUURI and Ririka Satsuki is now available on YouTube.

<Audition Information>
■Application Period
February 2, 2024 at 19:00 ~ March 11, 2024 at 23:59

■Successful Applicant Timeline
First Round Screening (Document/Video Screening)
Second Round Screening (Interview) *To be held in Tokyo in mid-April
Final Round (Practical Skills) *To be held in Tokyo in mid-May

● Females between the ages of 18-25
● Ability to play the guitar, bass, drums, or keyboard
● Must be able to work in Tokyo
● Must be able to prioritize band activities
● Must not be under contract with another record company, music publisher, production company, etc.

■Official Site / Details / Application

<Ririka Satsuki Profile>
Ririka Satsuki is a 23-year-old artist born in Fukuoka. She began her career in 2017 and has since appeared on NTV’s Monomane Grand Prix and AbemaTV’s Koisuru Weekend Homestay. In 2022, she joined the idol group IDOLATER, where she remained until its dissolution in 2023. Her singing videos, in which she sings with a natural crying husky voice, have attracted a lot of attention on social media, and she continues to steadily increase her fanbase, boasting more than 110,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel. Satsuki also won the Grand Prix in the Tenkaichi Budokai on YUURI’s YouTube channel and continues making great strides toward further success.

Ririka Satsuki Profile Page

<What is CHIMERAZ?>
CHIMERAZ is the name of a group of music creators led by a mysterious producer.
The group dabbles in all aspects of music, including lyrics, composition, arrangement, performance, and music video production.
The group has worked on many songs for up-and-coming artists including trackmaker YUURI and producer BAK.

YUURI’s popular song Dry Flower has received a total of 500 million views on Billboard Japan’s Streaming Songs chart, and Betelgeuse, Peter Pan, and Shutter have each received over 100 million views, bringing the total number of views of the songs the group has arranged to over 1 billion.