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Vocalist of MYTH & ROID Graduates From the Unit

by tsubasalover
Nov 7, 2017 1:08 AM | 21 Comments

The official website for anisong unit MYTH & ROID has announced that the first generation vocalist, Mayu, has graduated from the unit as of Monday. She will be aiming for a solo career. The new vocalist will be KIHOW, who is a kikoku shijo (returning from living abroad) with a "rainbow-colored voice."

MYTH & ROID is an unit consisting of vocalist Mayu and music producer Tom-H@ck. They have performed theme songs for Bubuki Buranki, Overlord, Overlord First Movie, Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, and Youjo Senki. The unit's first album "eYe's" was released this April and sold 8,839 copies in its first week.

Born Mayu Maeshima, the vocalist has been interested in western pop and been active as a vocalist in the band during the high school. She also has ability to produce her own songs which includes English lyrics. Tom-H@ck praised her vocal skills and invited her to be in his new project in 2012, three years before the unit's debut in 2015.

Source: Official site, Mayu's profile

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I kinda like her new solo style:

Nov 16, 9:34 AM by yuukigami

Well, something to look forward with this new vocalist, at least the band is still continuing.

Nov 7, 2017 9:17 PM by Zaphkiel_El_Rem

Sounds nice without all the heavy autotunning though the music overall sounds more or less the same as their usual. Hope to hear more of both in future... in anime of course.

Nov 7, 2017 5:20 PM by Paul

I think both vocalists are great and I'll be following Mayu on her solo career as well.

Here's a song from the new vocalist, KIHOW, if anyone is wondering what she sounds like. She seems very fluent in English.

Some other songs with her vocals are:
Yuki wo Kiku Yoru
sunny garden sunday
─to the future days

Nov 7, 2017 4:09 PM by Ando

They always have to breakup, hopefully they do the new overlord ed too.

Nov 7, 2017 2:55 PM by ichii_1

This actually kinda sucks because her vocals were one of the main reasons why I like myth and roid so much

Aw well here's hoping that we still get entertaining audio from both parties in the future

Nov 7, 2017 1:55 PM by Short_Circut

Sad day, I really liked Myth & Roid songs.

Nov 7, 2017 1:29 PM by Comander-07

Yeah, I'm not super surprised. Tragedy:Eternity is a good song so I think Kihow will do just fine.

Nov 7, 2017 10:54 AM by Squidster

knew this was coming from noticing mayu kept removing myth & roid from her twitter profile a while back... luckily i got to meet her and also got to see her amazing last show with them. i also saw kihow's first performance (she had literally never performed on stage before) and while she can nail the vocals (even mayu's songs), her MC was like a comedy act. she was so nervous, completely ruined the cool image of the group. she was a lot better when i saw her again 3 months later, but she hides her face... so now the group has no face. it's weird.

Daddide said:
Precisely one hour ago, I hoped to hear a song with both vocals of the group, but now I guess it'd impossibile.

if you see them live, they still use mayu's vocals in the backing track for the old songs.. so it's kind of like a duet..?

Nov 7, 2017 10:46 AM by dieanehobbs


Nov 7, 2017 10:19 AM by Hatsuyuki

Precisely one hour ago, I hoped to hear a song with both vocals of the group, but now I guess it'd be impossibile.
I like Kihow, the song she sung in eYe's are incredibile, "TRAGEDY:ETERNITY" and "-to the future days" are perfect and she also gave a new light to the group, "sunny garden sunday" is an example.
I'll listen to her solo, too, hoping she will do good songs like "Styx Helix", my favorite of hers.

Nov 7, 2017 6:24 AM by Daddide

tsubasalover said:
@jyuushimatsu Thanks, I have fixed it with the new information.

You're welcome, glad I was able to help. :)

Nov 7, 2017 3:53 AM by hyunjins

@jyuushimatsu Thanks, I have fixed it with the new information.

Nov 7, 2017 3:46 AM by tsubasalover

Not disrespect to her but Tom-H@ck is the core of this duo. I still can belive he will still release a good stuff despite Mayu left. Well good luck for her tho.

Nov 7, 2017 3:28 AM by Prog_upworks13

I'm happy she's aiming for a solo career, but it's sad to now she's leaving the unit.
Their songs are all amazing, and that's in great part due to her voice.

I'm looking forward to see what MYTH & ROID will look like with a (supposed) new vocalist, and how Mayu solo career will be like.

Nov 7, 2017 3:06 AM by KuuhakuDesu

Despite this I wish her good luck in her solo career. I remember that I do like their previous music (jingle jungle wasn't the best but was still good imo), so its sad to not hear them again after this (I mean as a duo).

Funny enough they did their first debut album and then this happened, which makes it a bit more souring. But hey, she's still going to be around so.

Nov 7, 2017 1:45 AM by Wasshio

Hopefully they’ll tune down on the excessive autotune after this

Nov 7, 2017 1:40 AM by HaXXspetten

Wow this is sad, their songs were the only thing I liked about Re:Zero. I hope she keeps making music similar to that, her voice is great! :/

Nov 7, 2017 1:36 AM by Yukkicchi

The way this announcement was made seems to imply that someone will replace her, but it's not going to be the same :(

Nov 7, 2017 1:24 AM by toutoune134

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