Kimi to Iu Hana

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"Kimi to Iu Hana"
Kimi to Iu Hana.jpg
from the album Kimi Tsunagi Five M
Released October 16, 2003
Format CD single, Maxi-single
Genre Indie rock, Post-punk revival
Length 6:10
Label Ki/oon Records
Songwriter(s) Masafumi Gotō
Producer(s) Asian Kung-Fu Generation
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION singles chronology
"Mirai no Kakera"
"Kimi to Iu Hana"
"Mirai no Kakera"
"Kimi to Iu Hana"

"Kimi to Iu Hana" (君という花?) is a song by Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. It was released as the second single of their major-label debut album, Kimi Tsunagi Five M, on October 16, 2003.[1] The song's b-side, "Rocket No.4," was later included on the band's 2006 anniversary compilation, Feedback File.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Kimi to Iu Hana" was directed by Toshiaki Toyoda.[2] A majority of the PV was filmed near a lake and an apartment complex. The video begins with a small man dressed in an elf costume dancing to the song while walking across a pier. AKG is then shown performing between the apartments and the lake. This is intercut with various scenes which depict the band running, angling, and finally joining the man in dancing across the pier. The video ends with an image of a flower dangling on a fishing hook. In 2004, the video won the award for Best New Artist Video at the SPACE SHOWER Music Video Awards.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Kimi to Iu Hana" (君という花?, A Flower Called "You")
  2. "Rocket No.4" (ロケットNo.4?, Roketto No.4)

Cover versions[edit]

Marié Digby - Second Home (2009)



Year Chart Peak
2003 Oricon 14


  1. ^ "ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION: "Kimi to Iu Hana" (君という花)". ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Official Website. Ki/oon Records Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-24.  External link in |work= (help) (in Japanese)
  2. ^ "SPACE SHOWER Music Video Search". SPACE SHOWER TV. SPACE SHOWER Networks Inc. Retrieved 2008-11-07.  (in Japanese)
  3. ^ "SPACE SHOWER Music Video Awards 04". MVA04. SPACE SHOWER NETWORKS INC. 2004. Retrieved 2008-11-07.  (in Japanese)