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NEW SINGLE "愛詞 - Aikotoba" (2013.05.22)

Postby micaddict » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:04 pm

Utena-san posted on Mar.19, 2013

New single was announced today. A special collaboration between Mika Nakashima and Miyuki Nakajima.
The main song will be used as a theme song for TBS anime "Space Battleship Yamato 2199" (airing 4/7).
The physical release is set on May 22nd, whereas the chaku uta release will start on April 14th.

Partial tracklist
1. Aikotoba (Lyrics & Music:Miyuki Nakajima Arrangements:Seo Ichizō)
2. Untitled (百田留衣作曲)
3. 初恋-acoustic ver.-
4. 愛詞(あいことば)(Instrumental)


:arrow: Here are comments on the official website............

Nakajima Miyuki 中島みゆき(美雪) (born 1952.02.23)
When I wrote the addressee on the finished scores...
I found that the one for her and the one for me were both written "中島"...
So I tried to rewrite in initials, but again I found that both were "MN"...
Our real names are only one-word different in Kanji and surprisingly we are both Pisceans.
I'm so glad to find the curious coincidence.
It seems that staff would be confused on site unless we put "southern" or "northern" before our names.


Nakashima Mika 中島美嘉 (born 1983.02.19)
To tell the truth, we asked her with the feeling that we had nothing to lose.
She was a person I'd like to work with...
if there was the slightest possibility.
She provided such a wonderful song to me this quick...
Really smart and cool.
It might be me who is being healed by this song most.


:idea: Mika is to sing the theme songs and insert songs of these great animes, "'Mobile Suit Gundam SEED"(2003) "Hi no Tori"(2004) "Blood+"(2006) and this time "Space Battleship YAMATO 2199".
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Re: NEW SINGLE "愛詞 - Aikotoba" (2013.05.22)

Postby Ana » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:37 pm

I wonder what the “Untitled” song will be named?
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Re: NEW SINGLE "愛詞 - Aikotoba" (2013.05.22)

Postby micaddict » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:55 am

Hahaha... I've been wondering too. I'm looking forward to listening to it soon.
As you know, Motota-san wrote beautiful songs for Mika such as "Orion" "Always".
And surprisingly, he played the guitar on "Over Load"!

I guess its title will be one-word in English again. ;)
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Re: NEW SINGLE "愛詞 - Aikotoba" (2013.05.22)

Postby Utena » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:30 pm

I'm so curious to see the covers and PV already~~!!
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Re: NEW SINGLE "愛詞 - Aikotoba" (2013.05.22)

Postby TYGAH88 » Mon May 06, 2013 10:22 am

The PV is wonderful. I love the song so much. I'm excited to get the single when it's released.
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Re: NEW SINGLE "愛詞 - Aikotoba" (2013.05.22)

Postby micaddict » Fri May 24, 2013 11:48 am

As you know (Utena-san posted on facebook), Mika appeared on Nakajima Miyuki-san's stage held in Osaka after an event in Sendai and sang Aikotoba together on May 23.

:arrow: ...short summary of an entertainment news...
Miyuki-san was holding her final concert at Festival Hall in Osaka where Mika will also hold in July. She started singing Aikotoba as an encore and after she finished its first chorus, Mika suddenly appeared on the stage and walked slowly toward center stage during its interlude. Then Mika started singing from its second chorus after giving a deep bow to Miyuki-san and the audience. And at the ending, Miyuki-san harmonized Mika's voice. It was exactly a dream collaboration.

:arrow: ...picked up some tweets...
> What a surprise! Unexpcted Aikotoba and Nakashima-san!
> First chorus by Miyuki and second by Mika then together... It was so nice!
> Both were smiling and looking at each other!
> I got goose bumps! I could tell it was Mika-san by seeing her singing and by her hair. lol.
> Mika-san appeared barefoot on the stage and sang a surprising duet.
> Miyuki-san who was giving Mika-san a motherlike gaze was so impressive.
> Mika-san was very cute like a wolf girl and Miyuki-san next to her looked dependable like Ms. Rottenmeier of "Heidi".

..........The distance between Sendai and Osaka is over 600 km and it takes about an hour and a half by plane.
..........It was the first time for Miyuki-san to invite a guest to her concerts that had been held many times since 1989.
..........Mika went on stage barefoot as always, on the contrary, Miyuki-san was wearing high-heeled boots. (163 cm height, 3 cm difference^^)

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Re: NEW SINGLE "愛詞 - Aikotoba" (2013.05.22)

Postby micaddict » Thu May 30, 2013 8:38 am

Initial sales (during the first week) of recent 5 singles...

Dear............ 15,162 (2011.04.27)
Ecstasy......... 10,399 (2011.09.14)
Ashita........... 10,746 (2012.09.19)
Hatsukoi......... 7,063 (2012.12.05)
Aikotoba........ 9,907 (2013.05.22)

:idea: Orion:27,046 Always:21,175
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Re: NEW SINGLE "愛詞 - Aikotoba" (2013.05.22)

Postby micaddict » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:38 am

Yusen (cable broadcast) Request Ranking

05/31 : 29th
06/07 : 07th
06/14 : 09th
06/21 : 15th
06/28 : 18th
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Re: NEW SINGLE "愛詞 - Aikotoba" (2013.05.22)

Postby Utena » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:46 pm

it's doing okay I guess. Wonder why her sales dropped quite a lot from Dear onwards :/
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