Yamada Ayumu (山田歩, born on January 27, 1998) is leader of Japanese pop group NeXus and a former 1st generation DreamS Kenshuusei. She is also a member of NeXus sub-unit Amefuri. She is also a voice actress.
On October 28, Yamada Ayumu was chosen to be a DreamS Kenshuusei, getting through the Dreams Kenshuusei auditions after failing to get into Polaris α, alongside 15 other girls. She was trained for two years and was one of the most popular Kenshuusei.
Yamada, alongside fellow kenshuusei members Akimoto Miharu, Sugiura Asuka, Fujimoto Emi and Fujiwara Kumiko, were chosen to form a new DreamS group called "NeXus". It is also announced that Yamada will be the leader, as it was chosen by age. NeXus started off as an Indie group, and was able to reach their goal, officially debuting on December 31 with "Koi no Shirushi".
On November 13, it was announced that there will be two units within NeXus -- the first unit consisting of Yamada Ayumu, Fujiwara Kumiko and Akimoto Miharu, called "Amefuri"; the second unit consisting of Sugiura Asuka & Fujimoto Emi called "MoeDokki".
The first unit "Amefuri" debuted on January 17, with "Magic of Love", which sold 95,634 copies. The second unit, "MoeDoki" debuted on February 20, with "Ohayou, Mata Ashita". They are still active. On February 20, Ayumu released her first solo single, "Me ga au tabi/Arcadia".
On January 11, she dyed her hair back to her original color (light brown). It was also announced that she, along with the other members of NeXus and other DreamS and Hoshi members, will be the cast of a new DreamS anime that will take Butterfly Days: Season 2's spot when finished in February, called "Baka Nikki". It will begin airing on February 1.
She will celebrate her birthday event on January 26, featuring NeXus and Polaris Alpha.
- Name: Yamada Ayumu (山田歩)
- Nickname: Ayuhime, YamaAyu, Leader, Innocent Leader, Ayuyu, Princess-chan, Yumumu.
- Birthday: January 27, 1998 (Age 18)
- Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
- Blood type: O
- Height: 167cm (5"6)
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2009-10-28: DreamS Kenshuusei
- 2011-12-31: NeXus Member
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2011-01-01: Member
- Years in NeXus: 4 Years
- NeXus Color: Light Red
- Amefuri Color: Light Green
- Eastern Zodiac: Ox
- Western Zodiac: Aquarius
- Charm Point: Eyes
- Weak Point: Too Quiet and kind
- Strong Point: Very straightforward
- Favourite Animal: Bunnies
- Special Skill: Drawing
- Hobbies: Drawing, Singing, Playing LoL
- Favorite Food(s): Rice
- Least Favorite Food(s): Onions
- Favorite Colors: All colors
- Favorite Sport: Basketball
- Favorite Show: Rooftop Prince
- Quality you have that you won't lose to anyone: My love for music!
- Motto: "Just Keep Swimming~"
- Favorite Song: "SHINING☆STAR" by Polaris α
- DreamS groups/units:
- NeXus (2011 - Present)
- Amefuri (2013 - Present)
- ~Snowdrop~ (2013 - Present)
Singles Participated InEdit
- [2011.11.11] GO MY WAY!! [Song]
- Major Singles
- [2013.10.15] Enter Enter Mission/Cheeky Parade [Lyrics][Lyrics]
- [2013.12.31] Hikari no Kage/Kizuna no Yukue [L][L]
- [2014.02.14] Switch!/Ai ga Bakadesu!
- [2014.06.17] Sakura Horizon/Together [preview]
- [2014.09.02] Break out
- [2015.07.02] No Girls No Fun
- [2013.01.17] HELLO! [Song]
- [2013.03.05] Nanairo Botan [Song]
- [2013.05.10] Overmaster [Song]
- [2013.07.14] I Want [Song]
- [2013.08.17] Kyun! Vampire Girl [Song]
- [2014.02.01] Hanasaku☆Saikyou Legend Days
- Solo Singles
- [2014.07.10] Spica
- Harunatsu Movement
- [2013.04.15] Seishun Collection
- [2013.07.17] and I'm home
- [2014.02.01] Baka Nikki (as Amakusa Hisoka)
- Is popular for her princess-like presence off and on stage (thus her nickname Ayuhime).
- Rumor that her and Suzuki Eri will make a special unit called "AyuEri", singing anime openings.
- Ayumu's two most admired people both have the last name Suzuki, but are not related.
- Was voted the most sophisticated person out of DreamS.
- Her best friend(s) in NeXus is Akimoto Miharu and Fujiwara Kumiko.
- Says Akimoto Miharu knows her best.
- If she could be another member, she said she would be Akimoto Miharu, because she wants to know what it's like to be outgoing and fun naturally.
- Because she is from Osaka, she speaks in Kansai dialect, which Fujimoto Emi calls "Co~ol".
- Auditioned for DreamS because she wanted to have more confidence in herself and wanted to change herself.
- She is known for being very artistic & amazing at drawing.
- Not good at waking up in the morning. Akimoto Miharu even said that during an MC cut at one of their concerts in the morning session, Yamada fell asleep in the middle of the cut.
- Fans believe she was the Disney Princess Belle in her past life.
- Fans and Akimoto Miharu came up with "Ayukingdom" , which have become popular sayings around fans and have been used by her fellow NeXus members during TV shows.
- Is envied for her sweet, deep princess-like voice.
- Sometimes she goes to watch DreamS Kenshuusei/Dreaming Eggs lessons.