female visual kei band 3ninme no Kanojo (3人目の彼女) forms.
Vo&Gt.Ayapi (ぁゃぴ) Ba.Mi (みぃ) Dr.Lisa (りさ)
Ba.Mi (みぃ) secedes. Ba.Yuki Sakauchi (坂内勇気) joins soon afterwards.
Dr.Lisa (りさ) secedes. Dr.Hagiwara Kousuke (ハギワラコースケ) joins soon afterwards, making the band all-male, with the exception of vocalist Ayapi.
Vo&Gt.Ayapi (ぁゃぴ) Ba.Yuki Sakauchi (坂内勇気) Dr.Hagiwara Kousuke (ハギワラコースケ)
According to Ayapi's website, the member change took place after an MV shoot for their song, "Charaikara" (チャラいから) went wrong. Ayapi had given the band and crew the wrong date for the shooting, thus the shooting of the MV became difficult and only a few takes were used. In addition, the editing process proved to be just as frustrating as all the members would leave in disgust, leaving Ayapi, who was facing financial hardships, to retire from music altogether. The release of "Charaikara" (チャラいから) - the CD and the MV itself - was postponed as a result.
All members besides Ayapi secede. 3ninme no Kanojo (3人目の彼女) goes on an "indefinite cooling-off period" and Ayapi retires from music.
Ayapi begins distributing the band's music via digital subscriptions.