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Soraru (left) and Mafumafu (right) in their "Hikikomoranai Radio" Illust. by Kichan (きーちゃん)

After the Rain, initially known as Sky-coloured Muffler (そらいろまふらー, Sorairo Mafurā), is a 2-unit indie-pop group, consisting of Soraru and Mafumafu as a duet.

After the Rain teamed up with the united name Sorairo Muffler in 2014 with the cover of "Umiyuri Kaitei Tan"Nv and quickly became one of their first popular duets together. Their covers are always in Top 4 of Weekly Niconico Utattemita Ranking and got their first No.1[1] with their cover of "Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy"Nv. As of right now, nearly all of their covers have over one million views.

They host Hikikomoranai Radio (ひきこもらないラジオ), an irregularly occurring podcast where the two of them talk about various subjects.

On September 26, 2015[2], they announced about their national tour "After the Rain -WINTER TOUR 2015-" which was held in December 2015. Their winter tour started from December 20, 2015 with four lives in Aichi (December 20 at Zepp Nagoya), Osaka (December 21 at Namba Hatch), Fukuoka (December 26 at Zepp Fukuoka) and Tokyo (December 31 at Tokyo Dome City Hall). On November 14, 2015, all tickets of four lives had been sold out and they decided to hold one more live.[3] This final live "Countdown Party 2015-16" also took place in Tokyo Dome City Hall on December 31, 2015. Amatsuki, un:c, Aho no Sakata, Urata, Sekihan and luz were the special guests in their final live[4].

On January 8th, 2016, they announced their team name and debut album under this name "Clock Crest Story" saw release on April 13, 2016[5].

On October 14, 2016[6], they announced their second national tour, "After the Rain Winter Tour 2016 -WINTER GARDEN-" which was held in December 2016. Their winter tour started from December 18, 2016 with five lives in Sapporo (December 18 at Zepp Sapporo), Osaka (December 23 at Zepp Namba), Tokyo (December 26 at Zepp Tokyo), Aichi (December 28 at Zepp Nagoya), and their final live, "Countdown Party 2016-17" which took place in Tokyo Dome City Hall on December 31, 2016 with Wolpis Kater, Urata, Tonari no Sakata, and luz as their special guests. Due to Soraru's health condition last December 31, the first live before the Countdown Party was postponed and announced the live to be moved on February 23, 2017 by the official ATR Twitter account and official ATR website, however, the Countdown Party still went on without Soraru.

On March 1st, 2017, the duo announced a tentative performance at Budokan Hall, Tokyo that they will be performing as their After the Rain duo. From August 9 to August 10th, After The Rain duo performed a concert 2017 in Nippon Budokan named "AtR -Clockwise / Anti-Clockwise- ". Winter saw to the tour "Winter Tour 2017 -Xmas in Toy Box-" and the 2017-18 Countdown Party with Urata and Sakata as special guests.

In 2018, After the Rain had a summer concert on July 7-8, "Amagoi no Utage/Haregoi no Utage" at the Saitama Super Arena.

After the Rain has also sung anime openings and endings, such as 2017's anime shows Clockwork Planet's ED, Atom: The Beginning's OP, and Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage's OP.

List of Covered SongsEdit

  1. "Umiyuri Kaitei Tan" Nv (Underwater Sea Lily Story) (2014.03.07)
  2. "Super Nuko World" Nv (2014.04.22)
  3. "Milk Crown on Sonnetica" Nv (2014.06.21)
  4. "Chuubyou Gekihatsu Boy" Nv (Young Disease Outburst Boy) (2015.02.06)
  5. "Dandan Hayaku Naru" Nv (Gradually Getting Faster) (2015.03.26)
  6. "Sekaishikku ni Shounen Shoujo" Nv (Worldsick Boys and Girls; Original song) (2015.08.31)
  7. "Itazura Ninpouchou" Nv (Mischievous Ninja Technique Handbook) (2015.11.28)
  8. "Ouka ni Tsukiyo to Sode Shigure" Nv (Cherry Blossoms on Two Moonlit Nights and Tears Falling on My Sleeves; Original song) (2016.01.08)
  9. "Dare mo Shiranai Happy End" Nv (Happy Ending That No-one Knows About) (2016.02.27)
  10. "I Sleep Well" Nv (Original Song) (2016.04.13)
  11. "Dappou Rock" Nv (Law-evading Rock) (2016.06.23)
  12. "Suisei Ressha no Bell ga Naru" Nv (The Sound of the Comet Train's Bell) (Original Song) (2016.08.19)
  13. "Zen Zen Zense" Nv (Many Previous Existences) (2016.09.23)
  14. "Bouken no Sho Ga Keimashita!" Nv (Your Adventure Log Has Vanished!) feat. UraSaka (2016.11.11)
  15. "Wasurerarenbo" Nv (Forgotten Love) (Original Song) (2016.12.16)
  16. "Koi" Nv -Arrange ver.- (Love) (Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu OP) (2016.12.21)
  17. "Kaidoku Funou" Nv (Indecipherable) (Atom: The Beginning OP) (Original Song) (2017.03.29)
  18. "Anti-Clockwise" Nv (Clockwork Planet ED) (Original Song) (2017.04.03)
  19. "Nonsense Bungaku" Nv (Nonsense Literature) (2017.06.16)
  20. "Suna no Wakusei" Nv (Sand Planet) (2017.07.27)
  21. "Shikioriori ni Tayutaite" Nv (Swaying From Season to Season) (Original Song) (2017.08.01)
  22. "Hibana" Nv (Spark) (2017.09.13)
  23. "Mrs.Pumpkin no Kokkei na Yume" Nv (Mrs.Pumpkin's Comical Dream) feat. luz and nqrse (2017.10.31)
  24. "Haiiro to Ao" Nv (Gray and Blue) (2017.11.10)
  25. "Role-Playing Game" Nv feat. UraSaka (2017.12.02) (Original Song)
  26. "Zettai Yoiko no Etcetera" Nv (An Absolutely Good Child's Etcetera) (2017.12.15) (Original Song)
  27. "Yuudachi" Nv (Evening Rain Shower) (2018.03.07) (Original Song)
  28. "Marine Snow no Hanataba wo" Nv (A Bouquet of Marine Snow) (2018.05.18) (Original Song)
  29. "Shinde Shimau to wa Nasakenai!" Nv (Death Should Not Have Taken Thee!) (2018.07.20)
  30. "Happy Hollow to Kamisama Club" Nv (Happy Hollow and the God Club) (2018.10.31)
  31. "FPS" Nv feat. UraSaka and Kouya Koudou (2018.11.16) (Original Song)
  32. "Black Christmas" Nv (2018.12.21) (Original Song)
  33. "Koi no Hajimaru Houteishiki" Nv (The Equation for Beginning Love) (2019.05.17)
  34. "World Domination" Nv feat. Amatsuki, Araki, Eve, Un:c, ShounenT, Sou, Nqrse, luz, and USSS (2019.06.14) (Original Song)
  35. "1•2•3" (2019.11.17) (Original Song)

List of HikiRadi EpisodesEdit

  1. Episode 0: Aisatsu no youna nanikaNv (Something like greeting) (2015.02.07)
  2. Episode 1: Hajimete no corner Nv (First corner) (2015.03.21)
  3. Episode 2: Akiba ni maiorita hikikomori Nv (The shut-ins who swooped down on Akiba) (2015.04.04)
  4. Episode 3: Rihabiri to iu na no tenuki Nv (Cutting corners in 'Rehab') (2015.06.06)
  5. Episode 4: Zankokuna genjitsu Nv (Cruel Reality) (2015.06.20)
  6. Episode 5: Doki~! Otoko-darake no Okinawa Nv (Swoon! An all-boys Okinawa) with Amatsuki (2015.07.05)
  7. Episode 5.5: Kirishima, second album de sutte yo Nv (Kirishima's releasing a second album!) (2015.07.18)
  8. Episode 6: Iron'na natsu ga aru ze 2015 Nv (There's a lot of Summer 2015) (2015.08.15)
  9. Episode 7: Roller Coaster Suki na Hito wa Zenin M Nv (People who like roller coasters are M) (2015.12.05)
  10. Episode 8: Igaito kotoshi no hou toka nai monoda yo ne Nv (Surprisingly, we don’t have many New Year’s aspirations) (2016.01.09)
  11. Bangai Part 1: Kyoshou ni yoru wo ekaki taiketsu Nv (Extra Edition: Master of drawing showdown part 1) (2016.01.23)
  12. Fukkokuban • Hikikomoranai Radio! (Revival: Hikikomoranai Radio!) (2017.12.31)

Commercially Featured WorksEdit

  • "Fast End" - Released on January 09, 2016
  • "Anti-Clockwise" - Released on April 12, 2017
  • "Kaidoku Funou" - Released on April 12, 2017
  • "Marine Snow no Hanataba wo" - Released on September 5, 2018
    • Ending theme to the television variety show HIRUOBI!

  • "1•2•3" - Released on 2020
    • Opening theme of the 2020 Pocket Monsters anime



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Mafumafu and Soraru as seen in their first album
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Soraru (left) and Mafumafu (right) as seen in "After the Rain" -WINTER TOUR 2015-
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After the Rain as seen in their major debut album "Clock Crest Story"
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Soraru (left) and Mafumafu (right) as seen in Utattemita no Hon - Issue of January 2016
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