Mikazuki (song)

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Single by Ayaka
from the album First Message
B-side "Kimi no Kiss de..."
"Yume no Kakera"
Released September 27, 2006 (2006-09-27)
Format Maxi single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre J-pop
Length 4:40
Label Warner Music Japan
Writer(s) Ayaka, Yoshihiko Nishio
Producer(s) Ayaka, Yoshihiko Nishio
Ayaka singles chronology
"Real Voice"
"Mikazuki" "Jewelry Day"

"Mikazuki" (三日月 "Crescent Moon"?) is the fourth single from Ayaka, released on September 27, 2006.


"Mikazuki" was originally supposed to be Ayaka's first single but was pushed back.[citation needed] A music video was produced before Ayaka's first single, "I Believe", was even released. The song was used as a commercial song for a chain of Japanese record stores and later used for a drama known as @Human. When the single was released, it became Ayaka's first number-one single.

Chart performance[edit]

In April 2009, when the Recording Industry Association of Japan created the RIAJ Digital Track Chart "Mikazuki" debuted at No. 40.[1] The song charted below the Top 40s until the release of her compilation album Ayaka's History 2006–2009 on September 23, 2009, when it peaked at No. 18.[2] On the Billboard Japan Hot 100, the song debuted at No. 60.[3] It was certified "platinum"[4] and a million seller[5] by the RIAJ.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ayaka; all music composed by Ayaka and Yoshihiko Nishio except for "Yume no Kakera" which was composed solely by Yoshihiko Nishio.

No. Title Arranger(s) Length
1. "Mikazuki" L.O.E 4:40
2. "Kimi no Kiss de..." (君のキスで... Kimi no Kisu de... "With Your Kiss...") L.O.E  
3. "Yume no Kakera -Live Version-" (夢のカケラ "Pieces of Dreams")    
4. "Mikazuki" (Instrumental) L.O.E  


Chart (2006) Peak
Oricon Weekly Chart[6] 1
Chart (2009) Peak
RIAJ Digital Track Chart[2] 18
Japan Hot 100[3] 60

Charice version[edit]

"Crescent Moon"
Single by Charice
from the album Charice
Released June 23, 2010 (2010-06-23)
Format digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop
Length 4:37
Label 143/Reprise/Beluga Heights

In 2010, Filipina pop singer Charice recorded an English version of the song entitled "Crescent Moon" as part of the Japanese Edition of her self-titled international debut album.[7] It was released as a promotional single in Japan on June 23, 2010 via iTunes,[8] and is the third overall single from her album Charice.

No. Title Length
1. "Crescent Moon" 4:37