Yui Mizuno was born on June 20th, 1999 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Her career started young, with modeling for magazines and clothing brands, as well as and acting, appearing in ads, movies, and TV shows. She joined Sakura Gakuin in 2010 as one of the youngest members (after Moa) of the first generation. Within SG she became a founding member of the subunits Twinklestars and BABYMETAL, as well as being in the 2nd generation of Minipati.
Within BABYMETAL itself, she was a member of BLACK BABYMETAL with Moa. They had their own unique style of songs compared to the ones performed with SU-METAL. They also have the only song writing credits of any BABYMETAL song for members of BABYMETAL with 4 no Uta (Song 4). They have said in an interview before that while creating it they repeated on the tour bus over and over again, which drove the staff mad to the point they complained about it.
She remained a BABYMETAL member until her official departure on October 19th, 2018 (read her message translated here). This was the last time there has been any public sign from her, with her last public appearance being a bit over a year before at Osaka jo Hall for the BIG FOX FESTIVAL (her last BABYMETAL show, which is still on sale for THE ONE members). This was the last photo she was in, taken at the Osaka-Jo Hall to promote the Live Viewing a day later, with the last video being a thank you message for winning the “Most Dedicated Fans” awards at the Loudwire Awards, which was also likely taken at the same place.
The last time we got official information on her was about 1 year ago at the Amuse Shareholders Meeting. Here are all the answers relating to her (and BABYMETAL), the main takeaway which was:
“The condition of Yui Mizuno has recovered/is recovering and she is preparing for a new dream.”
Amuse has sent out info for this years Shareholders meeting, which will be on June 29th. There will likely be questions about her, given the lack of news and that she remains under contract with Amuse.
Regardless, let us hope that she is doing well and will have a great birthday today, as well as be able to do whatever she decides is best for her career and life 🙂
Official, Friend, and Media Messages
Today is 2014 nendo graduate Yui Mizuno’s birthday 🎂
Happy 21st birthday! 🎉 This year, Sakura Gakuin is approaching its 10th anniversary🎊
The never fading sceneries we went through together, are still there portrayed as a treasure.
It’s in times like these that all the current students smile their best to preserve the bonds created by the graduates 😉
We wish Yui a wonderful year 🍅Sakura Gakuin (Translation credit to /u/gakushabaka)
Ohmura has already added a birthday cake to his Twitter name:
He then changed it to a tomato, if it wasn’t clear enough:
Happy 21st Birthday 🎂
Ever since Sakura Gakuin, she has been kind and beautiful, and has a beautiful heart. Thank you for listening to my songs and for always caring about me ❤️
I want to be a kind person like Yui-chan 🥰
This year is for Yui-chan I wish you a good year 🍀.
These pictures are from February 2015 and December 2016Aiko (ex-Sakura Gakuin member)
The last 3 are pictures from the pre-Christmas Eve date that Aiko talked about in her January 23rd, 2017 diary for Sakura Gakuin, translated here.
Yui-chan, this year marks the 10th anniversary of Sakura Gakuin! Dreaming of a day we can meet again!
I hope you have a wonderful year!Megu (ex-Sakura Gakuin member)
Official posts from previous years:
2012 (13): BABYMETAL
2013 (14): BABYMETAL – Sakura Gakuin
2014 (15): BABYMETAL 1 (day-of birthday) – BABYMETAL 2 (post-show) – Sakura Gakuin
2015 (16): BABYMETAL – Sakura Gakuin
2016 (17): BABYMETAL – Sakura Gakuin (no pic)
2017 (18): BABYMETAL – Sakura Gakuin (no pic)
2018 (19): BABYMETAL – Sakura Gakuin (no pic)