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Ai's 25th single: [Dracaena] release 2018.9.5

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LittleBigHeart
Posted: Jul 11, 2018 1:40 am Reply with quote
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Ai's 25th single: [Dracaena] release 2018.9.5

Celebrating her 15th anniversary, Ai Otsuka will release this year her 25th single including Dracaena, introduced early this year as the theme song of the children’s anime show Pikachin-Kit. It will also include Akkanbe, which is also another theme song. This time, a TV drama, "Kongai Renai ni Nita Mono", which started airing on June 22.
And finally, the 3rd track, RounD, was first sung live last year during her ~LOVE IS BORN 14th Anniversary 2017~.

This will come in 2 editions :

- [CD+DVD+BOOK] AVCD-94140/B ¥3,564


- [CD only] AVCD-94141 ¥1,296

Tracklist:
01. Dracaena (ドラセナ)
02. Akkanbe (あっかん べ)
03. RounD
04. Dracaena (ドラセナ) - Instrumental
05. Akkanbe (あっかん べ) - Instrumental
06. RounD - Instrumental

The DVD includes the PV for "Dracaena", which can be seen in its short version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1CM3PqcvzI
 
Crystallas
Posted: Jul 11, 2018 10:53 am Reply with quote
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It's interesting that she decided to include a self-cover of the song she originally wrote for Shiori Tomita instead of "Dear, you", but hey, whatever works! Smile
Either way, I'm actually excited for this one. I feel like her music is finally moving in direction I genuinely enjoy again.
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Jul 18, 2018 3:11 am Reply with quote
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Do you like Akkanbe as well?
 
Crystallas
Posted: Jul 18, 2018 5:07 pm Reply with quote
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It reminds me of her older "funny" songs and I've never been a big fan of those so it's a miss for me. Laughing Dracaena and Dear you are much better IMO.
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Jul 25, 2018 7:26 am Reply with quote
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I do think the same haha.
I have to admit I'm not fond of this new era..

I was more convinced when she released More more and LOVE FANTASTIC back in 2014. (Already 4 years ago!)
 
Crystallas
Posted: Sep 05, 2018 7:45 pm Reply with quote
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"Dracaena" debuted at #13 on the Oricon daily charts. Smile It'll probably drop a few ranks throughout the new days and not sell much in total but I guess we've reached a point where even seeing her in the top 15 is nice. Sneeze
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Sep 17, 2018 7:58 am Reply with quote
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I wasn't sure about posting her weekly sales, but well...

She's #49 with 922 copies sold.
A new record has been made in her career, her 1st single not being able to reach the 1k mark..

I have to admit, I'm not surprised. The song was not "single worthy". It was known for a few months now, her few remaining fans already bought it online.
 
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