Strawberry Flower

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Strawberry Flower
Origin Japan Japan
Years active 2001-2004
Members Red Pikmin
Yellow Pikmin
Blue Pikmin
Purple Pikmin
White Pikmin

Strawberry Flower (ストロベリー・フラワー Sutoroberī Furawā?) is a Japanese virtual band. In the first years, it was a trio of three Pikmin, the red, yellow and blue Pikmin, and debuted on 6 December 2001 with the single Ai no Uta. The purple or white Pikmin did not join the group until their 3rd single, Tane no Uta. Since then, the group has been a quintet. The vocals for Strawberry Flower are provided by Be.[1]

Members[edit]

  • Yellow Pikmin – vocalist (2001–present)
  • Blue Pikmin – male guitarist (2001–present)
  • Red Pikmin – male bassist (2001–present)
  • Purple Pikmin – female guitarist (2004–present)
  • White Pikmin – female bassist (2004–present)

2001-present: Ai no Uta[edit]

On 6 December 2001 the group released their debut single Ai no Uta under Nintendo. The song only appeared in the commercials for Pikmin and did not appear in the game itself and these commercials only appeared in Japan and did not appear overseas. It is also featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a hidden song for the Distant Planet stage.

About three months after "Ai no Uta" was released, the group continued with another single, Pikmin Dance, featuring three dance versions of their 2001 single "Ai no Uta".

After a two year break, the group released another single, Tane no Uta. It was used in the commercials for Pikmin 2. This is also the first Strawberry Flower single with more than three tracks on it. The single also contained a Laugh remix of Ai no Uta. The b-side song is called "Shabondama" (しゃぼん玉 Soap Bubbles?). This single is rare and out of print.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Single # Information Sales
Debut /
1st
Ai no Uta
  • Released: 6 December 2001
  • Studio Album: Ai no Uta
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
632,350 copies sold
2nd Pikmin Dance
  • Released: 27 March 2002
  • Studio Album: Ai no Uta
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #5
115,230 copies sold
3rd Tane no Uta
  • Released: 19 May 2004
  • Studio Album: Ai no Uta
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #28
15,389 copies sold

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