Carol (Chara album)

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Chara Carol.jpg
Studio album by Chara
Released December 9, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Alternative pop, rock, Christmas music, dream folk
Length 43:45
Label Universal Music
Chara chronology
Dark Candy
Singles from Carol
  1. "Breaking Hearts"
    Released: July 29, 2009
  2. "Kataomoi"
    Released: November 18, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone Japan 3.5/5 stars[1]

Carol (キャロル Kyaroru?) is the 13th studio album by Chara, which was released on December 9, 2009.[2] Carol was released in two versions: a limited edition CD+DVD version as well as a regular CD Only version. The DVD will feature documentary footage of Chara recording the album, along with interviews.

The album was preceded by two singles: "Breaking Hearts" and "Kataomoi." "Kataomoi" was used as the ending theme song for the anime Kimi ni Todoke. An album track, "I Miss You," was used in commercials for cosmetics company Orbis' Aqua Force Extra Lotion facial cleanser, which starred Chara herself.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chara, unless otherwise noted.

No. Title Lyrics Arranger(s) Length
1. "Gift"   Chara 2:51
2. "Breaking Hearts"   Swing-O a.k.a.45, Chara 4:18
3. "Kataomoi (片想い Unrequited Love?)"   Koichi Tsutaya 3:16
4. "Hikōkigumo (ひこうき雲 Contrail?)"   Chara 4:14
5. "Elegance (エレガンス?)"   Chara 3:28
6. "Nigakute Amai (苦くて甘い Bitter Sweet?)"   Chara 2:51
7. "Lemon Tea (レモンティー?)"   Chara 3:14
8. "Mister Lonely (ミスターロンリー?)"   Zentarō Watanabe 3:54
9. "LiLiCo"   Chara 3:17
10. "I Miss You"   Seiji Kameda 4:12
11. "Nagametai (眺めたい Want to Gaze?)"   Chara 2:34
12. "Carol" EMA, Chara Yūji Toriyama 5:15
DVD (Limited Edition only)
No. Title Length
1. "Chara: close reporting"  
2. "Special interview"  


Date Title Peak position Weeks Sales
July 29, 2009 "Breaking Hearts" 28 (Oricon) 3 3,929
November 18, 2009 "Kataomoi" 47 (Oricon) 2 3,646

Japan sales rankings[edit]

Release Chart Peak position First week sales Sales total
December 9, 2009 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 14
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 20 7,314 15,403


  1. ^ "Chara «  Rolling Stone(ローリングストーン) 日本版". Rolling Stone Japan. December 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  2. ^ "「CAROL」". Archived from the original on 2009-11-28. Retrieved 2009-11-17.