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Single by Aya Ueto
from the album Message
Released August 27, 2003 (2003-08-27)
Format CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 4:43 ("Kanshō")
3:54 ("Mermaid")
Label Flight Master
Writer(s) Pipeline Project
Producer(s) Pipeline Project
Aya Ueto singles chronology
Alternative covers
Limited edition cover

"Kanshō/Mermaid" is a double A-side single by Japanese pop singer Aya Ueto. It was released on August 27, 2003 as the second single from her second album Message and is her fifth single overall.


"Kanshō/Mermaid" is Ueto's second double A-side single. "Kanshō" and "Mermaid" were both written and produced by Pipeline Project.[1] "Kanshō" served as theme song to the TV Asahi drama Hito-natsu no Papa e while "Mermaid" was used in commercials for Lotte's Soh.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Kanshō/Mermaid" peaked at #7 on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart and debuted at #9 on the Weekly Singles Chart with 26,699 copies sold. The single charted for a total of seven weeks and sold over 40,000 copies.[2][3][4]

Release and promotion[edit]

"Kizuna" was released in two formats: standard CD-only edition and limited edition, which comes in a sleeve case packaging and includes a release event ticket. Ueto held the event to commemorate the release of the single as well as her one-year anniversary.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Kanshō" (感傷 Sentimentality) Pipeline Project Pipeline Project 4:43
2. "Mermaid" Pipeline Project Pipeline Project 3:54
3. "Kanshō (Instrumental)"   Pipeline Project 4:43
4. "Mermaid (Instrumental)"   Pipeline Project 3:54
Total length: 17:26

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Best of Uetoaya: Single Collection album liner notes.[6]

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
Japan Oricon Daily Singles Chart[2] 7 39,860[4]
Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[3] 9
Japan SoundScan Singles Chart[7] 9


  1. ^ a b 2ヶ月連続シングルリリース記念「上戸彩年鑑 2002~2004」. Barks (in Japanese). 2004-06-14. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  2. ^ a b Oricon (2003-08-28). "【邦楽カバー】ZARDスレPart19 【異邦人】" (in Japanese). 2channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  3. ^ a b Oricon. "上戸彩のCDアルバムランキング、上戸彩のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  4. ^ a b Oricon (2011-01-21). "ポニーキャニオン@売上データ補完スレ - 売上スレ避難所@JBBS掲示板" (in Japanese). JBBS Live Door. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  5. ^ 上戸感激 泣いちゃった. Sports Hochi (in Japanese). 2003-08-28. Archived from the original on 2003-10-03. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  6. ^ Best of Uetoaya: Single Collection (Line r Notes [CD]). Aya Ueto. Pony Canyon. 2006. 4988013186743. 
  7. ^ "週刊 CDソフト TOP20". SoundScan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-01-27.