Butterfly (Kumi Koda song)

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Single by Kumi Koda
from the album Best: First Things
Released June 22, 2005 (JP)
Format CD, CD+DVD
Genre J-pop, Bossa-Nova
Length 25:03
Label Rhythm Zone
RZCD-45213/B (Japan, CD+DVD)
RZCD-45214 (Japan, CD)
Kumi Koda singles chronology
"Hot Stuff"

"Butterfly" is Japanese pop musician Kumi Koda's 16th domestic single. The single came in CD and CD+DVD. Because her previous single Hot Stuff feat. KM-MARKIT was re-cut to become the final single for secret, Butterfly became the first single for Best ~first things~. Butterfly won the 47th position at the Japan Record Award and placed 56th at NHK Red & White Singing Contest for the year.[1]

Taisetsu na kimi e (大切な君へ / Important to you) was certified gold in full-length cellphone downloads.[2]

Because of the single's success, it made Koda Kumi's ero-kawaii style spread across the high school community. The song had the overall concept of "all women will always be beautiful."

Promotional Advertisements[edit]

Butterfly was the theme of TBS's drama Kosume no Mahou 2 (コスメの魔法2 / Cosmetic Magic 2).[3]

Your Sunshine was used in a televised advertisement for Nivea's BODI Yakuyou HOWAITONINGU UV (ニベアボディ 薬用ホワイトニングUV / Medicated Body Whitening UV).[4]

Track listing[edit]


No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Butterfly"   Koda Kumi Miki Watanabe 4:20
2. "Your Sunshine"   Koda Kumi Junpei Takada • Toru Watanabe 3:45
3. "Taisetsu na kimi e (大切な君へ)"   Koda Kumi Daisuke "DAIS" Miyachi • Yuichi Ohno 4:34
4. "Butterfly" (Instrumental)   Miki Watanabe 4:20
5. "Your Sunshine" (Instrumental)   Junpei Takada• Toru Watanabe 3:44
6. "Taisetsu na kimi e" (Instrumental)   Daisuke "DAIS" Miyachi • Yuichi Ohno 4:30


No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Butterfly" (Music Video)   Shigeaki Kubo 4:40
2. "Butterfly" (Making Video)   Shigeaki Kubo 4:55

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
Oricon Weekly Singles Top 200 2
Chart (2006) Peak
Oricon 2005 Singles Top 999 85


  • First week estimate: 45,303
  • Total estimate: 125,662


December 2005 – Kumi Koda won the 47th Japan Record Awards for her hit song "Butterfly"

May 2006 – Kumi Koda won two awards at MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2006 for the categories "Best Video of the Year" and "Best Female Video"

Alternate Versions[edit]

Currently, there are four renditions of Butterfly and three of Taisetsu na kimi e:


  1. Butterfly: Found on the single and corresponding album Best ~first things~ (2005)
  2. Butterfly [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2005)
  3. Butterfly [Prog5 Mirrorball Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's (2009)
  4. Butterfly [TeddyLoid Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 4 (2012)

Taisetsu na kimi e

  1. Taisetsu na kimi e: Found on the single (2005) and album BEST ~BOUNCE & LOVERS~ (2007)
  2. Taisetsu na kimi e [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2005)
  3. Taisetsu na kimi e [Ryuzo Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 2 (2010)


  1. ^ "KODA KUMI NHK "Cutie Honey & Butterfly" 2005.12.31". Youku. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Taisetsu na kimi e / KODA KUMI". Oricon. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "TBS "Ai no Gekijou" COSMETIC MAGIC 2". TBS Japan. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Your Sunshine (KODA KUMI)". Dwango. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  1. Avex Network (2005), Kumi Koda Official Web Site
  2. Oricon Style (2005), Ranking – Oricon Style
Preceded by
"Sign" by Mr. Children
Japan Record Award
Succeeded by
"Ikken" by Kiyoshi Hikawa