Yanakoto Sotto Mute Get Retrospective While Unveiling the Future in “Layline” MV

In a last ditch effort to demonstrate that we deserve good things in 2019, Yanakoto Sotto Mute are ending the year with an MV for Layline, #3 in their “NINE” series of singles.

Scholars of Yanamute will notice the settings of past MVs Lily, Any, Holy Grail, Awake and Morning pelting by accompanied by flashes of the imagery from “Bubble” and “Mirrors”. This 4:44 MV pays homage to virtually all of the motifs of the past while incrementally constructing a vision of Yanamute’s future. The end finds the trio back on the set of Horoscope, Yanakoto Sotto Mute’s very first MV, as they are joined by their newest member and finally head to the stage as a quartet once again.  For fans, this MV is a seismic landmark and it helps that Layline is one of the best of the “NINE” tracks YSM has been quietly releasing over the past few months. 

The MV though is in danger of being upstaged by the group’s big reveal. You recall a couple weeks ago when Yanamute dropped a teaser trailer on us without even enough info to know how to spell their new member’s name? Now we finally got the deets:

Meet Rin Tsukasa. She would like you to call her, “Tsukasa”.


Tsukasa made her debut  on Sunday night along with the release of single #7 of “NINE”.  At 154 centimeters she replaces Nade-chan as the shortest member (by 1 cm), her favorite anime is Aku no Hana and, perhaps most surprisingly, she speaks fluent English.

So Yanakoto Sotto Mute are back at full power heading into 2020.  Could this be their year? Could every year be their year from here on out? Please?

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