It has unfortunately been announced on MERRY’s official website that after 19 years, guitarist Kenichi will leave MERRY after their final performance together in May.

The announcement was also made via MERRY’s YouTube channel with vocalist Gara stating that the lineup has remained unchanged since its formation in 2001.

However, they reassured fans that the four remaining members will continue band activities, but before that happens, the band has revealed the dates for their last tour with Kenichi titled Merry 5 Sheep Last Tour. This will start from Akabane ReNY alpha on March 21 and finish at Nakano ZERO Hall on May 16.

Kenichi has also expressed in a separate video that he’s sorry to everyone who supported him but he wouldn’t have made it this far without them. He also wants everyone to keep on supporting MERRY.

It is very unexpected that a member would leave after 19 years so it will no doubt feel different that fans won’t be able to see him perform anymore. However, on the bright side, MERRY will continue, but it will be interesting to see where they go from here.

Their last release with Kenichi was mini-album for Japanese sheeple released on April 17, 2019. They also have artist photos to accompany the announcement which you can see below.

Kenichi of MERRY is to the far left.

for Japanese sheeple

Regular edition

CD

  1. Toxicosis Island
  2. Tokumei Kibou (匿名希望)
  3. Kamome Kamome
  4. Ningen Kyokugei Suwa (【人間曲芸坐】)
  5. sheeple
  6. Saigo no Bansan (最後の晩餐)

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Limited edition

CD

  1. Toxicosis Island
  2. Tokumei Kibou (匿名希望)
  3. Kamome Kamome
  4. Ningen Kyokugei Suwa (【人間曲芸坐】)
  5. sheeple
  6. Saigo no Bansan (最後の晩餐)
  7. sheeple Living Dead Remix by Miya (MUCC)

DVD

  1. Black flag symptom
  2. Inugata Shinsei MASOCHIST (犬型真性MASOCHIST)
  3. gaudy
  4. Nihilistic (ニヒリスティック)
  5. Zetsubou (絶望)

IN-STUDIO FOOTAGE for Japanese sheeple (Scenes From Recording)

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CORE complete limited edition

CD

  1. Toxicosis Island
  2. Tokumei Kibou (匿名希望)
  3. Kamome Kamome
  4. Ningen Kyokugei Suwa (【人間曲芸坐】)
  5. sheeple
  6. Saigo no Bansan (最後の晩餐)
  7. sheeple Living Dead Remix by Miya (MUCC)

CD

  1. Inugata Shinsei MASOCHIST (犬型真性MASOCHIST)
  2. Jiishiki Kajougata Deku Ningen (自意識過剰型木偶人間)
  3. Kanashimi Blue Train (哀しみブルートレイン)
  4. Seishun Neurose (青春ノイローゼ)
  5. Yellow Girl (イエローガール)
  6. Nihilistic (ニヒリスティック)
  7. Dekiai no Suisou (溺愛の水槽)
  8. Coq d’Or Mama (コックドール・ママ)
  9. Tamerai Shuffle (躊躇いシャッフル)
  10. Lululu Lalala (ルルルラララ)
  11. Pirahna (ピラニア)
  12. Midnight Shangrila
  13. Pink Iro no Seishun (ピンク色の青春)
  14. Kuroi Niji (黒い虹)
  15. Komorebi ga Boku wo Sagashiteru… (木洩れ日が僕を探してる・・・)

Blu-ray

  1. Pink Iro no Seishun (ピンク色の青春)
  2. Seishun Neurose (青春ノイローゼ)
  3. Kuroi Niji (黒い虹)
  4. Coq d’Or Mama (コックドール・ママ)
  5. Kanashimi Blue Train (哀しみブルートレイン)
  6. Tamerai Shuffle (躊躇いシャッフル)
  7. Gekisei (激声)
  8. Komorebi ga Boku wo Sagashiteru… (木洩れ日が僕を探してる・・・)
  9. Lululu Lalala (ルルルラララ)
  10. Pirahna (ピラニア)
  11. Yellow Girl (イエローガール)

Blu-ray

  1. Black flag symptom
  2. Inugata Shinsei MASOCHIST (犬型真性MASOCHIST)
  3. gaudy
  4. Nihilistic (ニヒリスティック)
  5. Zetsubou (絶望)
  6. Jiishiki Kajougata Deku Ningen (自意識過剰型木偶人間)
  7. Kasa to Ame (傘と雨)
  8. Dekiai no Suisou (溺愛の水槽)
  9. Midnight Shangrila
  10. MASS CONTROL
  11. SIGHT GLASS
  12. F.J.P
  13. Chiyoda-sen Democracy (千代田線デモクラシー)
  14. Mology (エムオロギー)

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More info:
Official Website
Twitter (Staff)
Twitter (Kenichi) (健一)
Twitter (Yuu) (結生)
Twitter (Nero) (ネロ)
Instagram (Staff)
Instagram (Gara) (ガラ)
Instagram (Yuu) (結生)
Instagram (Nero) (ネロ)
Blog (Gara) (ガラ)

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