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"This week's top five hits, coming in straight from Inkopolis Center."

AmpShiri is a fanmade band based on the game Splatoon. The band was created by Raining13. They host the Inkopolis Post Podcast in Inkopolis Center, updating every Monday, and also create music for Turf Wars. Both Shiri and Amp are inklings.

Appearance

Shiri

Shiri is a 21-year old, 5'5 (1.7m) inkling with blue tentacles tied into the standard male ponytail hairstyle. He has wide eyes with dark blue eyelashes on the left side of his face, red irises, and x-shaped pink pupils. He has two fangs on the top row of his teeth and a beak-like central fang on the bottom row. His skin is a light brown.

During a broadcast right after a Splatfest, Shiri's tentacles change to match the color of his Splatfest team. His default ink color is dark blue.

Amp

Amp is a 25-year-old, 5'8 (1.7m) inkling with short, yellow tentacles, which are swept to the side and tucked behind his right ear. He has half-lidded eyes with dark yellow eyelashes on the right side of his face, brown irises, and plus-shaped light brown pupils. He has two fangs on the top row of his teeth and a beak-like central fang on the bottom row. His skin is a light tan.

During a broadcast right after a Splatfest, Amp's tentacles change to match the color of his Splatfest team. His default ink color is yellow.

Music

Name Type Musician Vocals Listen
Inkopolis Post Podcast News Jingle Rain N. Thirteen None TBA
Hype Up Battle Start Rain N. Thirteen None TBA
Splattack! (Cover) Battle Rain N. Thirteen TBA TBA
Amp It Up Battle Rain N. Thirteen TBA TBA
Lobstereo Bomb Battle Rain N. Thirteen TBA TBA
Now or Never! 1 Minute Left Rain N. Thirteen TBA TBA
Never Lose Battle Won Rain N. Thirteen TBA TBA
Tough Luck Battle Lost Rain N. Thirteen TBA TBA

History

Shiri Ika, brother of Purah Ika, had always been just a bit jealous of his sibling's natural musical talent. While Purah and Tem ran off to create Squid Culture, Shiri grouped up with his best friend Amp Fumen to create a podcast. While broadcasting, Amp taught Shiri how to play the drums, and the two started writing music together on the side.

Personalities

Shiri

Shiri, like his sister, is energetic and outgoing to a fault. He is shown to get excited easily and is prone to getting a little loud when he isn't paying attention. Amp mentions that Shiri's head always seems to be in the clouds. He is just as empathetic as Purah if not more, though instead of tears, he tends to shut down and become rather quiet when he's feeling down. However, he's rather quick to cheer up, most of the time treating insults pointed his way as a joke. He's dedicated and determined, playing Turf War all day when Splatfests are happening.

Amp

Amp is a calm soul, always making sure to stay cool and collected. He has a grounded personality, contrasting the daydreaming Shiri, and often keeps situations under control when things are getting too exciting. He mentions that his own singing voice isn't that great (though Shiri always encourages him to keep practicing) and though he knows his guitar skills are great, he strives to remain humble. Amp's dream is to create music that inspires others, though he's often portrayed as lazy, sleeping all day during Splatfests rather than going out to play Turf War.

Splatfests

AmpShiri announces Splatfests after Squid Culture announcements, though they don't always side with the same idol.

Shiri's Side Purah's Side Art Winner Dates
Spring Autumn
1 - Spring VS Autumn
Autumn Friday, June 26 12:00 AM - Sunday, June 28 11:59 PM PST
Drawing Writing
2 - Drawing VS Writing
Writing Friday, July 10 12:00 AM - Sunday, July 12 11:59 PM PST

Splatfests take place on the Inkopolis Center Official Discord.

Official Art

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Concept art from September 2019, along with members of Squid Culture.

Trivia

  • Their names "Shiri" and "Amp" are a portmanteau for "shrimp." "Amp" also refers to a guitar Amp, alluding to both Amp's skill with the guitar and both band members' musical finesse.
    • Their Japanese names are "貝" and "類" (Kai / Rui), taken from the word "shellfish." The Japanese character "類" also means "kind."
    • Their Chinese names are "鼓手" and "吉他" (Gǔshǒu / Jítā), meaning "drummer" and "guitar" respectively.
    • Their last names, "Ika" and "Fumen," mean "squid" and "musical score" respectively.
  • Shiri mains Brellas while Amp mains the Nozzlenose Shooter types.
  • Both Shiri and Amp think summer is "too warm."
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