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April 2006

Ai Otsuka – Frienger

by eyn on April 30, 2006 · 16 comments · AddThis

Ai Otsuka Frienger
Frienger PV shooting
Released Date: 2006.04.12
Debut Ranking: #2
Label: avex trax
Product Code: AVCD-30916
Extra: 5 colour CD jacket

“Frienger”, Ai Otsuka’s (or intimately referred to as “Ai-chin” by her hardcore fans) 11th single, was released on April 12, 2006, approximately 7 months after the release of her 10th hit single, “Planetarium“. For those of you who are curious about the title, “Frienger” is a word combining “friend” and “ranger”, which relates how a friend is like a ranger who will always fight for you whenever you’re in trouble.

A preview of “Frienger” was first heard when au mobile MUSIC-HDD W41T used it as a TV commercial song. The B-side of this single, “Amai Kimochi Maru Kajiri”, which translates to “Taste Those Sweet Feelings Boldly”, was also used as the commercial song for, a popular music download site for Japanese mobile phones.

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