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Posted: May 25, 2006 2:08 am Reply with quote
羽ありたまご 羽ありたまご
Joined: 13 Apr 2005 Posts: 2094 Location: Canada
Oricon Single Ranking

Daily ranking:
Week 1 (8/1 - 8/7): 4,5,4,4,4,3
Week 2 (8/8 - 8/14): 10, 10, 8, 6, 5, 5, 5
Week 3 (8/15 - 8/21): 10, 9, 7, 8, 8, 7, ?
Week 4 (8/22 - 8/28): ?, ?, ?, ?, 12, 8, 7
Week 5 (8/29 - 9/4): N, N, N, N, 17

Weekly ranking:
Week 1 (8/14): 63,428 [Rank:5]
Week 2 (8/21): 24,831 [Rank:8]
Week 3 (8/28): 11,711 [Rank: 12]
Week 4 (9/4):


Update 7/14:
This is probably going to be the cover for "Yumekui" single:

Source: Cherish's blog


Update 6/9:
The sort of confirmed tracklist from Yodobashi:

  1. ユメクイ (「東京フレンズ The Movie」主題歌)
  2. tears (「東京フレンズ The Movie」挿入歌)
  3. ユメクイ (Instrumental)
  4. tears (Instrumental)

First press will be special packaging. The cover of CD and CD+DVD format will be the same, however the lyrics booklet will feature different pictures.


Update 6/5:
It is confirmed by CDJapan that there will be first press special packaging available for "Yumekui" single. Please use the associate link if you are going to preorder from YesAsia, thank you. Love


As part of the ongoing tradition, here I made this thread specially dedicated to Ai's 12th single, "Yumekui". Future news will be updated here and all discussion about this single should be done in this thread. Wink

Ai-chin's official site has just made an announcement about this upcoming 12th single titled "Yumekui", thanks to 131172 for the heads up. The details of this single is as follow:

12th Single 「ユメクイ」
2006.08.02 on sale

[CD+DVD] AVCD-31021/B 1,890 (tax in)
[CD] AVCD-31022 1,050 (tax in)

From the previous "Tokyo Friends The Movie" production announcement ceremony we heard this single will include 4 songs, but so far nothing has been officially confirmed, such as which songs will be included beside "Yumekui".

Here's some extra information about "Yumekui". Although the title is written in Katakana, it is not a transcription of words from foreign language. "yume" can be written as "夢" (means "dream") while "kui" can be written as "食い" (means "eating"). I've seen "Yumekui" being literally translate as "Taste the dream" (品嘗美夢) in Chinese. Since the theme of "Tokyo Friends" is all about searching for your dream, I guess this translation sort of makes sense. Smile (update: you can get the fully translated lyrics here, coutesy of vllasko) The wording here is very similar to "Amai Kimochi Maru Kajiri", where "kajiri" means "biting", and the full translation read something like "Taste those sweet feelings boldly".

Previously there are some confusion about whether they will include these "Tokyo Friends" songs in the OST or release them as a separate single, now we know the answer. I believe the sales of this single will be very successful due to the connection with the movie and it will very likely to become her best selling single if it does include 4 new songs. Nod

Some preview of "Yumekui", "to me", "Tears" etc. are available, all of them are ripped from the "Tokyo Friends" dorama:

Source: ai's official site

Last edited by eyn on Sep 04, 2006 12:40 am; edited 14 times in total
Posted: May 25, 2006 2:48 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 12 Aug 2005 Posts: 224 Location: Sweden
Thanks for all the info! The single is far away in time... but we said that before Frienger released. Laughing I hope there will be a firstpress bonus thingy this time (digipak FTW!).
Posted: May 25, 2006 2:55 am Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 11 Jan 2006 Posts: 49
Wow !! That a good news for us.

Thank you for this news !!!!

I 'll look faward to buy this single.

Posted: May 25, 2006 6:39 am Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 08 May 2005 Posts: 112 Location: FRANCE
omg! "to me" is very amazing! I love this track. The first track is more "normal" but "to me" is greeeeat! Thanks for the news.
Posted: May 25, 2006 7:07 am Reply with quote
上塩タン焼680円 上塩タン焼680円
Joined: 23 Apr 2005 Posts: 327 Location: Canada
wow! there finally releasing a single for those two great songs! i can't wait!! thanks for the info.. augest 8th seems soo far away! can't wait! Boogie
Posted: May 25, 2006 8:20 am Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 20 Dec 2005 Posts: 188 Location: Finland
Yay! New Ai-single Love Ayu is releasing BLUE BIRD too x.x The single is apparently released on the week that my school starts Crying

I should be very very very excited about these news, but no. I don't know what's wrong with me, since I'm not excited at all No Maybe Ayu has taken over me. And Yumekui's preview didn't sound as promising as Frienger's preview did back them Shifty
Posted: May 25, 2006 8:26 am Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 29 Apr 2006 Posts: 32 Location: SIngapore
new songs! heh...
Posted: May 25, 2006 8:53 am Reply with quote
Happy Days Happy Days
Joined: 21 Jul 2005 Posts: 111
I won't judge "Yumekui" just yet as the song has yet to grow on me. Just like when I first heard previews of past singles, I would felt skeptical of the single doing well. But after a while I managed to like the song and after the PV is released, I totally love the new song. I believed this is the normal cycle when we hear a new song. I hope the new song will break the 200k mark this time since it is a theme song for a movie. Again, August just seem so far away...
Posted: May 25, 2006 8:54 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 07 Dec 2005 Posts: 227
That's really good that a date has been set for the release of the 12th Single~ So many thiings gonna be release at the period Nod
Posted: May 25, 2006 9:16 am Reply with quote
さくらんぼ さくらんぼ
Joined: 01 Jul 2005 Posts: 41
very nice@@
i wait it for a long time
Posted: May 25, 2006 9:19 am Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 10 Feb 2006 Posts: 247 Location: Peterborough, England
I don't think Yumekui is a strong enough song for a single but with three other songs from Tokyo Friends it should be fine. It was the only song in Tokyo Friends I used to skip through but I suppose that was mainly because it was usually at the end.
Posted: May 25, 2006 10:36 am Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 31 Jul 2005 Posts: 142 Location: Malaysia
Finally ''yumekui'' is on the next single, yeah!!! Boogie

Actually before Love Cook released, i am alway think that ''yumekui'' and ''to me'' will be in Love Cook, but the truth is NOPE.

So now i am so happy to hear this news, can't wait to get this single, and i think there will be a PV of ''yumekui'' or ''to me'', it's GREAT!!! Wink
Posted: May 25, 2006 11:13 am Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 26 Aug 2005 Posts: 958 Location: Japan
Thank you for the detail news eyn!

When I was watching Tokyo Friends, I didn't paid much attention to Yumekui. On the other hand, I was head over heels for 'to me'. Has it been "confirmed" that 'to me' will be on the single? I mean, since this is a cover song from a boy band.

I'm confused about the Tokyo Friends OST and the Yumekui single. From the OST post, there's something about 4 new songs. And now in the thread, there's also something about 4 new songs. Does this mean the single and OST is actually the same thing?
Posted: May 25, 2006 12:57 pm Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 28 Dec 2005 Posts: 153 Location: Beijing
Thanks for the great news, eyn! So there's actually gonna be 4 songs in this single? I can't wait. Boogie I've never heard Yumekui before, and it sounds pretty good, but I loved To Me ever since I heard it in Tokyo Friends. I wonder what other songs are gonna be in this single...
Posted: May 25, 2006 1:21 pm Reply with quote
甘えんぼ 甘えんぼ
Joined: 09 Apr 2006 Posts: 77
8/2 seems so far away from now and it also seems so spread out from "Frienger"!!! but thanks for the news!
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