Years active:1995-Present
Puffy romanized as PUFFY in Japan or Puffy AmiYumi is a Japanese rock duo that is currently signed with Sony Music Japan. The group continues to go by the moniker of PUFFY in Japan but in order to avoid legal naming conflicts with Sean Combs it has adopted the name Puffy AmiYumi outside of Japan. They sing in Japanese and English. Ami Oonukihttps://anilist.co/staff/101448/ whose nickname is Jane and Yumi Yoshimurahttps://anilist.co/staff/101449 nicknamed Sue were scouted by Sonyaffiliated talent agencies and put together in the mid1990s. The band gained mainstream success in Japan during 1998 following the release of their Jet album and tour in support of it. Their first release Asia no Junshin sold a million records and their success has continued with several more fulllength releases totaling 14 million sales in Japan.