Mean Machine is an all-girl Japanese rock band. Mean Machine was started by Chara and Chiwaki on a whim, choosing the themes "have fun", "cute with pheromones", and "play an instrument you never have before" to guide their band, and friends to join as members. Mean Machine starred in the Tower Records "No Music, No Life" advertising campaign, and debuted in 2001. Members
Vocals: Ayumi Ito; won a Japanese Academy Award for best new actress and best supporting actress with her role as "Ageha" in Shunji Iwai's "Swallowtail Butterfly".