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, progressive rock
Length 10:56
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 song by the Japanese rock band Siam Shade, released in 1997. The song was first released as their sixth single on November 27, 1997 and also featured on their fourth studio album Siam Shade IV - Zero, released on January 21, 1998.

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 in the standard 12cm CD format on November 14, 2007.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Siam Shade. Arranged by Masao Akashi.

No. Title Length
1. "1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō" (1/3の純情な感情) 3:43
2. "D.D.D."   3:30
3. "1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō (Original Karaoke)" (1/3の純情な感情 (Original Karaoke)) 3:43
  • Originally the title track's lyrics were written by Hideki, while the music was written by Daita.

Flow[edit]

"1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō"
Single by Flow
from the album Anime Best
Released March 9, 2011 (2011-03-09)
Genre Rock
Length 7:43
Label Ki/oon Records
Flow singles chronology
"Tabidachi Graffiti"
(2010)
"1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō"
(2011)
"Hey!!!"
(2011)

Flow recorded a cover version of "1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō" for release as their twenty first single on March 9, 2011. The recording features Siam Shade's lead guitarist Daita and was included on their 2011 compilation album Anime Best.[3][4] The single reached number 20 on the Oricon chart and charted for 4 weeks.[5]

Written and composed by Siam Shade. Arranged by Flow and Daita.

No. Title Length
1. "1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō (1/3の純情な感情)" (1/3の純情な感情) 3:53
2. "1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō (Instrumental)" (1/3の純情な感情(Instrumental)) 3:53

Other cover versions[edit]

In 2010, "1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō" was covered by Mikuni Shimokawa for her album Replay! Shimokawa Mikuni Seishun Anison Cover III. Heavy metal musician Eizo Sakamoto covered it for his Super Anime Song Legend of the 1990's album in October.[6] That same month it was covered by both Jani Lane and Acid Black Cherry for the tribute album Siam Shade Tribute,[7] the former being an English-language version.

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.[8] Pop trio Buono! covered it for their album Partenza in August 2011. A cover by Venus appears in the November 2011 rhythm video game Reflec Beat Limelight.

Inzargi, vocalist of Megamasso, covered "1/3 no Junjō na Kanjō" for his 2012 cover album.[9]

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.[10]

Japanese American singer Kylee recorded an English-language version for her 2013 Japan-only Crazy for You EP.[11]

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