"Sakuranbo" / "Cherry"
|Single by Ai Otsuka|
|from the album Love Punch|
|Released||December 17, 2003|
AVCD-30543/B (Japan, CD+DVD)
AVCD-30544 (Japan, CD)
|Ai Otsuka singles chronology|
"Sakuranbo" (さくらんぼ?, Cherry) is Ai Otsuka's second single, which was released on December 17, 2003. It is often considered as Otsuka's breakthrough single and was used in 2004 as an ending theme song on the TV show, "Mecha Mecha iketerū! (めちゃ2イケてるッ!?)," which Fuji TV produces.
The video for "Sakuranbo" begins by showing Ai in "her" bedroom which is predominantly red and white. A picture hanging on the wall shows a picture of a pair of cherries. Then we see Ai playing with her band in another room, which starts out blue but changes colour later in the song. We see Ai talking on the phone and drawing Love-Chan. Interspersed throughout the PV are bicycle scenes showing Ai with a man her age, two children and an older couple. The video closes on the picture of the two cherries hanging on the wall.
All songs written and composed by Ai Otsuka.
|1.||"Sakuranbo (さくらんぼ; Cherry)"||Ai×Ikoman, Brass instrument arrangement： Yoichiro Mizue||3:56|
|2.||"Kaerimichi (帰り道; The Road Home)"||Ai×Ikoman, Mixed by Jin Terada||5:03|
|3.||"Momo no Hanabira (桃ノ花ビラ; Peach Petals)" (Studio live ver.)||Ai×Ikoman, Mixed by Shuichi Watanabe||3:59|
|4.||"Sakuranbo (さくらんぼ; Cherry)" (Instrumental)||Ai×Ikoman, Brass instrument arrangement： Yoichiro Mizue||3:56|
|5.||"Kaerimichi (帰り道; The Road Home)" (Instrumental)||Ai×Ikoman||5:03|
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