Boku no Miteiru Fūkei

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Boku no Miteiru Fūkei
僕の見ている風景
Arashi-BokunoMiteiruFukei.jpg
Studio album by Arashi
Released August 4, 2010 (2010-08-04)
Recorded 2009–2010
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 85:57[1]
Label J Storm
Producer Johnny H. Kitagawa (exec.)
Arashi chronology
All the Best! 1999–2009
(2009)
Boku no Miteiru Fūkei
(2010)
Beautiful World
(2011)
Singles from Boku no Miteiru Fūkei
  1. "Everything"
    Released: July 1, 2009
  2. "My Girl"
    Released: November 11, 2009
  3. "Troublemaker"
    Released: March 3, 2010
  4. "Monster"
    Released: May 19, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Boku no Miteiru Fūkei (僕の見ている風景 The Scenery I'm Looking At?) is the ninth studio album by Japanese boy band Arashi. The album was released on August 4, 2010 in Japan under their record label J Storm in two editions: a first press version and a regular version. The album debuted at number-one on the Oricon weekly album chart, selling around 731,000 copies.[3] As of August 2010, Boku no Miteiru Fūkei is the best-selling album of 2010 in Japan.[4][5] On October 12, 2010, the album became the first album of the year to sell over a million copies in Japan.[6] According to Oricon, Boku no Miteiru Fūkei is the best-selling album of 2010 in Japan.[7]

As of 2016, it's the second best-selling Arashi album just behind Japonism released on October 21, 2015.

Album information[edit]

Both the first press and regular versions contain twenty tracks; however, the first press edition comes with a special booklet while the regular edition comes with only a lyrics booklet.[8][9]

Songs[edit]

Boku no Miteiru Fūkei contains four of the band's previously released singles: "Everything", "My Girl", "Troublemaker" and "Monster". "Everything" was used as the theme song for the au by KDDI commercials featuring Arashi as the endorsers, and "My Girl" was used as the theme song for the drama with the same title starring member Masaki Aiba.[10][11] According to Oricon, "Everything" and "My Girl" were also the fifth and third best-selling 2009 singles respectively in Japan.[12] "Troublemaker" was used as the theme song for the drama Tokujo Kabachi!! (特上カバチ!! lit. Extraordinary Quibbling?) starring Arashi member Sho Sakurai and Maki Horikita, and "Monster" was used as the theme song for the drama Kaibutsu-kun (怪物くん Little Monster?) starring Arashi member Satoshi Ohno.[13][14]

"Movin' On", the first track of the first disc, was used as the theme song for a Japan Airlines commercial.[15][16]

"Sora Takaku", sixth track of the second disc, was used as the theme song for Arashi's drama special Saigo no Yakusoku.[17] On January 7, 2010, two days before the drama special's release date, Mezamashi TV aired the first preview of "Sora Takaku".[18]

Promotion[edit]

It was announced on September 4, 2010 that Japan Airlines (JAL) will use a Boeing 777-200 bearing both the images of the members of Arashi and the title of the album, which will be sold with a specially designed cover in-flight, from September 5, 2010 to January 2011.[19][20]

Track list[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

On the first day of its release, the album debuted at number-one on the Oricon daily album chart by selling around 275,000 copies.[22] The album maintained its number-one spot on the Oricon album chart, selling around 731,000 copies in its first week.[3] The album remained number-one in its second week, making Boku no Miteiru Fūkei Arashi's first studio album to lead the Oricon weekly album chart for two consecutive weeks. By selling around another 125,000 copies, the album has sold a total of 856,000 copies.[23] As of October 2010, the album has sold 1,007,896 copies, making it the first album of the year to reach one million copies sold in Japan.[6]

Boku no Miteiru Fūkei has been certified Million by Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).[24]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
Heaven by Miliyah Kato
Oricon Weekly number-one album
August 16, 2010 – August 23, 2010
Succeeded by
Hadou by Koshi Inaba
Preceded by
All the Best! 1999–2009 by Arashi
Oricon Yearly number-one album
2010
Succeeded by
Beautiful World by Arashi

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Japan August 4, 2010 (2010-08-04) J Storm 2CD JACA-5232[26]
South Korea August 18, 2010 (2010-08-18) SM Entertainment 2CD SMJTCD359[27]
Taiwan August 20, 2010 (2010-08-20) Avex Asia 2CD JAJCD26012/3[28]
Hong Kong August 25, 2010 (2010-08-25) Avex Asia 2CD[29]

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]