PassCode is a Japanese alt-idol girl group formed in early 2013 as a normal cute idol group doing EDM/bubblegum pop kind of music. The original lineup consisted of Reika Kozaki, Saki Sakurai, Kyoko Kazuki, and Yuri Kurohara. Three of them left the group during their first year. During that time Nao Minami joined the group, and she along with Yuri gave performances as a duo for a short time. In early 2014, with the addition of two new members, Kaede Takashima and Yuna Imada, they transitioned from typical idol music to electronicore. For a brief period of time during 2015, with the incorporation of Hinako Ogami, it turned into a five members group; returning to a foursome when Yuri abruptly left the group shortly after. Facts: Known for their energetic stage presence and ensuing wild live shows. The girls make heavy use of autotune to give their voices a robotic sound. Autotune is not used on a few songs to prove the girls can actually sing. Even by Alt-Idol standards, PassCode mixes, mashes, and smashes genres with gleeful abandon. The girls themselves are often singing heavily autotuned J-Pop while the keyboardist (or backtrack) is playing chiptune technopop and the rest of the band are shredding hard rock or speed metal. Add to that mixture Yuna, who is almost a genre unto herself. The group features harsh vocals, largely done by Yuna although Kaede can also do it. Nao also screams during live shows; but hers are not death screams. For a very brief period in Summer 2015, after Hinako joined, PassCode became a five-girl group. Since 2016, PassCode performs with a live backing band, and has done so consistently since then. Often at live shows, the girls "flip the bird". Yuna started this tradition by getting a bit too into "Moon Phase" (while dropping an F-bomb). Hinako, the youngest member, then took up the gesture later in the show. The choreography for "rise in revolt" involves all four girls giving audiences the finger multiple times. Just about every song the group has ever made has some English, especially post-Yuri. The vast majority of PassCode's songs are originally titled in English, and a few songs that aren't are English words transcribed in katakana (「アスタリスク」 "Asterisk", 「オレンジ」 "Orange", 「ドリーム・メーカー」 "Dream Maker", 「カタルシス」 "Catharsis"). The song Ray was used in the To be Heroine anime opening. The song STARRY SKY was used in the Meteorite Family drama opening. MEMBERS: Nao: Name: Minami Nao (南菜生) Nickname: Nao (野菜),Yachii (やちい) Color: Pink Birthday: November 27, 1996 (age 23) Zodiac: Sagittarius Blood Type: B Hobby: observing people, Guitar twitter account instagram account Facts: Joined the group during their earliest stages to save it from disbandment. Although there is currently no officially designated leader; Nao is the de facto leader. She does most of the talking during audience interaction, including "directing" the band, and her profile is listed first on each of the band's official portals. She is not the oldest on the group, but she has been on PassCode for the longest time. She's a fan of Babymetal. Yuna: Name: Imada Yuna (今田夢菜) Nickname: Chiyuna (ちゆな) Color: Blue Birthday: December 17, 1994 (age 25) Zodiac: Sagittarius Blood Type: A Hobby: Dance twitter account instagram account Facts: In charge of the harsh vocals. She's renowned for her death voice. The earliest songs use someone else's voice for screaming and at early live shows she mimed to a backtrack. Despite being in charge of the harsh vocals; she's quite the demure Girly Girl off-stage. She has admitted in interviews she was uncomfortable with the screaming for a long time. She's quite short; measuring 149cm (4'10⅝") tall. She has stated in interviews that her English skill is poor. Yet she tends to have the most English in songs due to her death-screams. Hinako: Name: Ogami Hinako (大上陽奈子) Nickname: Hinachan (ひなちゃん) Birthday: June 22, 1998 (age 22) Zodiac: Cancer Blood Type: O Hobby: Singing, Soft tennis, karate twitter account instagram account Facts: When she initially joined the group, she felt unwelcome. She has a positive personality; smiling a lot. Kaede: Name: Takashima Kaede (高嶋楓) Nickname: Kappi (かっぴ) Color: Yellow Birthday: December 25, 1993 (age 26) Zodiac: Capricorn Blood Type: O Hobby: おうちあそび (???) twitter account instagram account Facts: Can do death screams quite well although not to Yuna's level.