1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō

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"1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō"
Single by Siam Shade
from the album Siam Shade IV - Zero
Released November 27, 1997 (1997-11-27)
Format 8cm CD
Genre Hard rock
Length 11:03
Label Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Siam Shade singles chronology
"Passion"
(1997)
"1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō"
(1997)
"Glacial Love"
(1998)

"1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō" (1/3の純情な感情?, "1/3 Pure Heart Emotion") is a single by Japanese rock band Siam Shade, released on November 27, 1997. It is the band's best known work and best-selling single, reaching number three on the Oricon chart,[1] and was the 31st best-selling single of 1998 with 698,520 copies sold.[2] The title song was used as the sixth ending theme of the Rurouni Kenshin anime. The single was reissued on November 14, 2007.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Siam Shade.

No. Title Length
1. "1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō"   3:35
2. "D.D.D."   3:33
3. "1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō (Original Karaoke)"   3:35
  • Originally the title track's lyrics were written by Hideki, while the music was written by Daita.

Cover versions[edit]

In 2010, "1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō" was covered by Mikuni Shimokawa for her album Replay! ~Shimokawa Mikuni Seishun Anisonkaba III~, and by both Jani Lane and Acid Black Cherry for the tribute album Siam Shade Tribute.[3] In 2011, it was covered by Nogod on the compilation Crush! -90's V-Rock Best Hit Cover Songs-, which was released on January 26 and features current visual kei bands covering songs from bands that were important to the '90s visual kei movement.[4] In March of that same year, Flow released a cover featuring Daita as a single,[5] pop trio Buono! covered it for their album Partenza in August. A cover by Venus appears in the November 2011 rhythm video game Reflec Beat Limelight. Inzargi, vocalist of Megamasso, covered the song for his 2012 cover album.[6] It was covered by Fest Vainqueur for the compilation album Counteraction - V-Rock covered Visual Anime songs Compilation-, which was released on May 23, 2012 and features covers of songs by visual kei bands that were used in anime.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SIAM SHADEのシングル売り上げランキング". oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  2. ^ "What's This Year - Music 1998". interq.or.jp. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Foreign rockers create SIAM SHADE tribute album". tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ "'90s Visual Kei Cover Album". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  5. ^ "FLOW’s next single is a Siam Shade cover, "1/3 no Junjo no Kanjo"". tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  6. ^ "Megamasso’s Vocalist INZARGI to Release Cover Album". jpopasia.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  7. ^ "V-Kei Anime Song Cover Compilation "Counteraction!" and MJP TV to Collaborate! Live Talk Program with Asai Hiroaki and the Artists Participating!". musicjapanplus.jp. Retrieved 2012-04-21.