Shūji to Akira

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Shūji to Akira
修二と彰
Origin Japan
Genres Pop
Years active 2005 (2005)
Labels Johnny's Entertainment
Past members Kazuya Kamenashi
Tomohisa Yamashita

Shūji to Akira (修二と彰?, lit. Shūji and Akira) was a special temporary unit formed by KAT-TUN member Kazuya Kamenashi and NEWS member Tomohisa Yamashita for their 2005 drama Nobuta o Produce. Shūji (修二?) and Akira (?) are the names of the characters Kamenashi and Yamashita play in the drama respectively. Although the drama has long finished on television, the duo have revived their performance of their song "Seishun Amigo" (青春アミーゴ Youthful Friends?) numerous times.

"Seishun Amigo"[edit]

"Seishun Amigo
青春アミーゴ"
Single by Shūji to Akira
B-side "Colorful"
"Kizuna"
Released November 2, 2005 (2005-11-02)
Format CD
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop
Length 26:28 (Regular edition)
13:15 (Limited edition)
Label Johnny's Entertainment

Single information[edit]

The limited edition consists of three songs and a special 12-page photo booklet, and the regular edition consists three songs and their instrumentals. "Seishun Amigo" was used as the theme song for the drama Nobuta wo Produce starring Kamenashi, Yamashita and Maki Horikita. Musically, the song has a resemblance to Japanese kayōkyoku music of the 1980s.[1]

Track list[edit]

Regular Edition
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Seishun Amigo"   Zopp Shusui, Fredrik Hult, Ola Larsson, Jonas Engstrand 4:36
2. "Colorful" (カラフル "Karafuru") Tomohisa Yamashita Kosuke Morimoto 4:29
3. "Kizuna" ( "Bonds") Kazuya Kamenashi Koji Makaino 4:11
4. "Seishun Amigo" (Instrumental) Zopp Shusui, Fredrik Hult, Ola Larsson, Jonas Engstrand 4:36
5. "Colorful" (Instrumental) Yamashita Morimoto 4:29
6. "Kizuna" (Instrumental) Kamenashi Makaino 4:11
Limited Edition
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Seishun Amigo"   Zopp Shusui, Fredrik Hult, Ola Larsson, Jonas Engstrand 4:36
2. "Colorful"   Tomohisa Yamashita Kosuke Morimoto 4:29
3. "Kizuna"   Kazuya Kamenashi Koji Makaino 4:11

Chart information[edit]

The unit's sole single "Seishun Amigo" was released on November 2, 2005 and debuted at number one on the Oricon singles weekly chart, selling 520,419 copies.[2] It maintained its number one spot the following week, selling another 250,108 copies.[3] The single sold more than a million copies in less than four weeks[4] and spent a total of sixty-five weeks on the Oricon charts.[5] The single was the best-selling single of 2005[6] and the third best-selling single of 2006.[7]

In 2010, Seishun Amigo was reported by the Oricon's magazine, OriStar, for having sold over 1,627,000 copies and was later certified Million by RIAJ denoting over 1,000,000 shipments.[8][9]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Pop Star" by Ken Hirai
"Snow! Snow! Snow!" by KinKi Kids
Oricon weekly number-one single
November 14, 2005 – November 21, 2005
January 9, 2006 – January 16, 2006
Succeeded by
"Wish" by Arashi
"Feel" by Kumi Koda
Preceded by
"Hitomi o Tojite" by Ken Hirai
Oricon yearly number-one single
2005
Succeeded by
"Real Face" by KAT-TUN

Performances[edit]

  • 2005.10.23 Utawara Hot Hit 10
  • 2005.10.27 Utaban
  • 2005.10.28 Music Station
  • 2005.10.31 Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ
  • 2005.11.04 Music Fighter
  • 2005.11.04 Music Station
  • 2005.11.11 Music Station
  • 2005.11.20 Utawara Hot Top 10
  • 2005.11.30 Best Artist (ベストアーティスト Besuto Ateisuto?)
  • 2005.12.23 Music Station Super Live 2005
  • 2005.12.31 Johnny's Countdown Live
  • 2006.03.18 Song of Japan Voted by Families (家族で選ぶにっぽんの歌?)
  • 2006.08.26 24-Hour Television (24時間テレビ 24 Jikan Terebi?)
  • 2007.12.31 Johnny's Countdown Live
  • 2008.12.31 Johnny's Countdown Live
  • 2009.08.31 24-Hour Television
  • 2009.12.15 Best Artist
  • 2009.12.31 Johnny's Countdown Live

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Japanese) "「青春アミーゴ」の真相!なぜ、修二と彰はこんなに売れたのか!?". Oricon. December 2, 2005. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b (Japanese) "2005年11月第2週のシングルランキング情報". Oricon. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  3. ^ (Japanese) "2005年11月第3週のシングルランキング情報". Oricon. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  4. ^ (Japanese) "Utawara Hot Top 10". 2005-10-23. NTV.
  5. ^ (Japanese) "Seishun Amigo Oricon profile". Oricon. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  6. ^ a b (Japanese) "2005 Oricon Yearly Singles Ranking". Oricon. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  7. ^ a b (Japanese) "2006 Oricon Yearly Singles Ranking". Oricon. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  8. ^ "Million hit singles in 10 years (2000-2010)". OriStar: 14–15. September 9, 2010. 
  9. ^ (Japanese) "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2005年11月". Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  10. ^ (Japanese) "2006年1月第2週のシングルランキング情報". Oricon. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 

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