Mysterious Jpop singer Yama releases live performance video of Spy X Family Part 2 ED theme song

Screenshot from performance clip of yama's live performance of "Shikisai".
Screenshot from performance clip of yama’s live performance of “Shikisai”. Pic credit: yama

On October 22, 2022, yama posted a performance clip of her latest song “Shikisai” (Colors), which is Spy X Family Part 2’s ending theme song, from their Tokyo Zepp DiverCity concert that took place on October 9, 2022.

The meaning of life TOUR 2022 was the largest scale of yama and her band’s career. The performance on October 9th was their last show on the tour.

You can watch the performance clip on yama’s official YouTube channel here:

Performance clip from yama’s live performance of the song “Shikisai”.

On October 3, 2022, yama released a music video for the song “Shikisai”, which managed to garner 2.9 million views, and can be watched on yama’s official YouTube channel here:

“Shikisai” official music video.

The CD single of “Shikisai” will be released in Japan on November 8, 2022, and the limited-time edition CD jacket illustration features Loid, Yor, and Anya.

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Who is the mysterious yama?

"Shikisai" first press limited edition single jacket.
“Shikisai” first press limited edition CD jacket. Pic credit: Crunchyroll and Sony Music

Yama is a Japanese musician, who is signed to the label MASTERSIX FOUNDATION. She is also a member of the rock band BIN, which consists of three members: yama (vocalist), tomato (illustrator), and T (producer). BIN are signed to the record label Pony Canyon.

When yama was in junior high school, she started making “utattemita” vocaloid songs and recorded them at home. In 2019, she formed the 30member music unit BIN and became their vocalist.

In 2019, yama participated as a guest vocalist in the song “Nemurumachi”, which was released by vocaloid P Kujira. “Nemurumachi” ranked 9th on Spotify’s Viral Top 50 (Japan) and has garnered over 10 million views on YouTube.

In 2020, yama began her career as a solo artist with the release of her first original song “Haru wo Kakeru”. “Haru wo Kakeru” reached No. 1 on Spotify’s Viral Top 50 (Japan), No 7. on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, and has garnered over 100 million views on YouTube. On October 21, 2020, yama’s song “Pure White” was used as the theme song for Abema TV’s Japanese drama “Koi Drama ni Koi ga Shitai ~Kiss On The Bed~”. 

On February 10, 2021, her single “Paralysis” was used as the opening theme song for Noitamina’s (a Fuji TV programming block devoted to anime) 2.43 Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team anime.

“Paralysis” music video.

On September 1, 2021, yama released her first full-length album “the meaning of life”, and her fan club became known as “CLUByama”. On August 6, 2022, yama performed at ROCK IN JAPAN FES. and on August 13 she performed at the Exciting Summer WAJIKI. On August 31, 2022, she released her second album “Versus the night”. September through October 2022, yama will do a nationwide tour in Japan called “Meaning of Life Tour 2022” (12 different shows at 10 different venues).

Yama’s age, hometown, and true identity are unknown. Yama stated the reason behind being so secretive is due to the face she lacks self-confidence in her real identity and doesn’t want it to interfere with her career. In BIN her name is known as “Yamagami”. This may or may not be a pseudonym.

"Shikisai" time-limited production edition.
“Shikisai” time-limited edition CD jacket. Pic credit: Crunchyroll and Sony Music

What is the plot of Spy X Family?

In order to maintain peace between the rival nations of Westalis and Ostania, a Westalian agent code-named “Twilight” is tasked with spying on Donovan Desmond – the leader of Ostania’s National Unity Party. However, Desmond is known for being an eccentric recluse, who is very wary of strangers. The only way for Twilight to get close to Desmond is to enroll a child in the same private school, Eden Academy, and pose as a fellow parent.

Twilight creates the alias of “Loid Forger”, adopts a young orphan girl named Anya, and marries a woman named Yor Briar so that he can present the front of a happy family to the school. However, Loid isn’t the only one keeping secrets in the family. Anya is secretly an Esper and can read minds. Anya is aware of the fact her adoptive father is actually a spy and her adoptive mother is a professional assassin.

Neither Loid nor Yor are aware of each other’s identities. Later, the family decides to adopt a dog that was experimented on until it gained precognitive abilities. Anya decides to name the dog Bond after her favorite spy cartoon. As Loid struggles with learning how to be a good father and husband while lacking common sense due to all his years of being a spy he somehow manages to form close bonds with his new family.

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