KAQRIYOTERROR has announced a new four-member lineup that includes an unfamiliar face along with someone you just may recognize.
黄泉の國よりNice to meet you🍴
— KAQRIYOTERROR (@kaqriyoterror) April 27, 2022
Yes, that’s Nonamera , a founding member of the then-so-named Kaqriyo Terror Architect who previously withdrew from the group in January of 2019. We also know Nonamera as a burgeoning soloist, member of the currently suspended FRUN FRIN FRIENDS and “our Queen“.
In addition to KAQRIYOTERROR’s reunion with one of their OGs, an entirely new face has also joined the group. Meet RЯ (pronounced “Arlya” thanks to the cyrillic Я). All we know about her is contained in this introductory tweet:
— RЯ (@kaqriyo_arlya) April 27, 2022
It’s a whirlwind business, this idol. It was just Saturday that we learned that Yamakomaro would be departing KAQRIYOTERROR immediately following Sunday’s Immense TOUR final. This was, of course, her second departure from the group after first withdrawing in 2019 and rejoining just over a year ago.
#KAQRIYOTERROR「ImmenseTOUR〜業業〜」Final at Shibuya eggmanありがとうございました‼️
— KAQRIYOTERROR (@kaqriyoterror) April 24, 2022
The new line-up was then announced approximately 48 hours later.
Absent in all of this is any further word on the status of member Sumomo who went on hiatus last month. Although her name was not included in the line-up dropped yesterday, she is still listed in the group profile on Twitter so, until further notice, we can assume that her standing in the group is unchanged.
The revamped KAQRIYOTERROR line-up will hold their first live (maybe) this coming May 14th at the Musashino Music Festival.
🍄 L I V E
— KAQRIYOTERROR (@kaqriyoterror) April 28, 2022
So there you have it! If you’re new to the group and want to understand why Nonamera coming back is more than just an old member returning, feel free to get into this rare archived live footage. She really is that good.