Solanin (song)

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AKFG Solanin.jpg
Single by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
from the album Magic Disk
Released March 31, 2010
Format CD single
Studio Landmark Studio
Genre Indie rock
Label Ki/oon Records
Producer(s) Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Asian Kung-Fu Generation singles chronology
"Shinseiki no Love Song"
"Maigoinu to Ame no Beat"
"Shinseiki no Love Song"
"Maigoinu to Ame no Beat"

"Solanin" (ソラニン) is a song by Japanese rock band, Asian Kung-Fu Generation. It was released as the single on March 31, 2010 and was used for the 2010 live-action film, Solanin.[1] The music was composed by Masafumi Gotoh while the lyrics was written by Solanins manga writer, Inio Asano and described it as "a song that connects their (Taneda and Meiko) feelings".[1] Asian Kung-Fu Generation's version of this song didn't appear in the movie, instead Rotti's version which was sung by Aoi Miyazaki.

The single's b-side, "Mustang (mix for Meiko)" is a remix of "Mustang," from their 2008 EP Mada Minu Ashita ni, which was also inspired by the manga and was used as the ending theme of the movie.[2] "Solanin" was added as an extra track on their 6th studio album, Magic Disk and "Mustang (mix for Meiko)" features in the band's compilation album, Feedback File 2. "Solanin" and "Mustang" were ranked 1st and 7th on fans request for band's 10th anniversary live setlist on September 14, 2013.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Solanin" was directed by Solanin's director, Takahiro Miki.[4] The video features band members walk around the city and playing in the same gig as the movie. Masafumi Gotoh uses Fender Mustang, same guitar used by the main character.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Solanin" (ソラニン) Inio Asano Masafumi Gotoh 4:32
2. "Mustang (mix for Meiko)" (ムスタング(mix for 芽衣子)) Masafumi Gotoh Masafumi Gotoh, Takahiro Yamada 5:07
Total length: 9:39



Year Chart Peak
2010 Oricon [5] 3
Japan Hot 100 [6] 2

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Japan 31 March 2010 Ki/oon CD KSCL-1575