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"Sakuranbo" / "Cherry"
Otsuka singles sakuranbo.jpg
Single by Ai Otsuka
from the album Love Punch
Released December 17, 2003
Format CD, CD+DVD
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop
Length 21:57
Label avex trax
AVCD-30543/B (Japan, CD+DVD)
AVCD-30544 (Japan, CD)
Writer(s) Ai Otsuka
Ai Otsuka singles chronology
"Momo no hanabira"

"Sakuranbo" (さくらんぼ?, Cherry) is Ai Otsuka's second single, which was released on December 17, 2003. It is often considered as Otsuka's breakthrough single and was used in 2004 as an ending theme song on the TV show, "Mecha Mecha iketerū! (めちゃ2イケてるッ!?)," which Fuji TV produces.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Sakuranbo" begins by showing Ai in "her" bedroom which is predominantly red and white. A picture hanging on the wall shows a picture of a pair of cherries. Then we see Ai playing with her band in another room, which starts out blue but changes colour later in the song. We see Ai talking on the phone and drawing Love-Chan. Interspersed throughout the PV are bicycle scenes showing Ai with a man her age, two children and an older couple. The video closes on the picture of the two cherries hanging on the wall.

Track list[edit]

All tracks written by Ai Otsuka.

No. Title Arranger(s) Length
1. "Sakuranbo (さくらんぼ; Cherry)" Ai×Ikoman, Brass instrument arrangement: Yoichiro Mizue 3:56
2. "Kaerimichi (帰り道; The Road Home)" Ai×Ikoman, Mixed by Jin Terada 5:03
3. "Momo no Hanabira (桃ノ花ビラ; Peach Petals)" (Studio live ver.) Ai×Ikoman, Mixed by Shuichi Watanabe 3:59
4. "Sakuranbo (さくらんぼ; Cherry)" (Instrumental) Ai×Ikoman, Brass instrument arrangement: Yoichiro Mizue 3:56
5. "Kaerimichi (帰り道; The Road Home)" (Instrumental) Ai×Ikoman 5:03
Total length: 21:57


Initial week estimate: 6,730
Total estimate: 525,784


  1. Official website (Japanese)
  2. 2004 CD singles rankings at Oricon Style (Japanese)