Engaged (song)

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Alisa Mizuki - Engaged.jpg
Single by Alisa Mizuki
Released February 6, 2008
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Pop
Length 5:16
Label Avex Tune
Songwriter(s) Jun Takigawa, Alisa Mizuki
Producer(s) Jun Asahi
Alisa Mizuki singles chronology
"C'est la Vie"
"Hoshi no Hate"
Alternative cover
Cover artwork for the CD+DVD edition
Cover artwork for the CD+DVD edition

"Engaged" is the twenty-third single by Japanese recording artist Alisa Mizuki. It was released on February 6, 2008, nearly two years and a half since "C'est la Vie" (2005) and five years since her last solo single "Shout It Out" (2003). The single was issued in two formats: CD+DVD edition and CD-only edition.

The title track was written and composed by Jun Takigawa (瀧川潤?) and served as theme song for the NTV drama Saitō-san, starring Mizuki herself.[1] CDJournal described "Engaged" as a "captivating ballad" and praised the intensity and emotion of Mizuki's vocal delivery.[2] The B-side, "Anemone," was also produced by Takigawa but written by Mizuki, marking her first foray into songwriting since the song "Sky" from Mizuki's fourth compilation album History: Alisa Mizuki Complete Single Collection (2004).

Chart performance[edit]

"Engaged" debuted on the Oricon Daily Singles chart at number 43 on February 5, 2008 and climbed to number 40 on February 9, 2008.[3] It peaked at number 53 on the Oricon Weekly Singles chart with 2,147 copies sold in its first week.[4][5] The single charted for eight weeks and has sold a total of 7,562 copies.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Jun Takigawa.

No. Title Lyrics Arranger(s) Length
1. "Engaged" Jun Takigawa Jun Asahi 5:16
2. "Anemone" (アネモネ) Alisa Mizuki Asahi 5:31
3. "Engaged (Piano Version)" Takigawa Asahi 5:15
4. "Engaged (Instrumental)"   Asahi 5:16
5. "Anemone (Instrumental)"   Asahi 5:32
Total length: 26:50


Chart (2008) Peak
Oricon Daily Singles[3] 40
Oricon Weekly Singles[4] 53
Oricon Yearly Singles[6] 688


  1. ^ "観月ありさが約5年ぶりのソロCDをリリース" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  2. ^ "観月ありさ / ENGAGED". CDJournal (in Japanese). OngakuShuppansha. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  3. ^ a b "オリコンチャート売り上げ枚数予想・議論スレVol.35" (in Japanese). 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  4. ^ a b c ENGAGED/観月ありさ (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  5. ^ a b ヴィジョンファクトリー(旧ライジング)@売上データ補完スレ (in Japanese). 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  6. ^ 2008年度シングル年間売上ランキング (in Japanese). 2008-12-17. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-08-09.