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Single by Maaya Sakamoto
from the album Kazeyomi
B-side "Kotomichi"
Released April 23, 2008
Format CD
Recorded 2008
Genre J-pop
Length 18:52
Label Victor Entertainment
Songwriter(s) Yoko Kanno, Gabriela Robin, Michiko Takada, Maaya Sakamoto
Producer(s) Yoko Kanno
Maaya Sakamoto singles chronology
"Saigo no Kajitsu / Mitsubachi to Kagakusha"
"Ame ga Furu"
"Saigo no Kajitsu / Mitsubachi to Kagakusha"
"Ame ga Furu"

Triangler (トライアングラー)[1] is Maaya Sakamoto's sixteenth single. The title track was used as the opening theme for the popular mecha anime Macross Frontier and won the 2008 Animation Kobe award for best theme song.[2] The single reached number 3 on Oricon weekly chart and so far is the best selling single of Maaya Sakamoto.

In April 2011, the song was certified as a gold download to cellphones by the RIAJ, for legal downloads in excess of 100,000.[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD (VTCL-35024)
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Triangler (トライアングラー)" (Macross Frontier first opening theme song) Gabriela Robin Yoko Kanno 4:42
2. "Kotomichi (ことみち, Different Paths)" Maaya Sakamoto Michiko Takada 4:47
3. "Triangler (w/o Maaya)" (Instrumental)   Yoko Kanno 4:39
4. "Kotomichi (w/o Maaya)" (Instrumental)   Michiko Takada 4:43
Total length: 18:52


Chart Peak
Sales Weeks on
Oricon Weekly Singles 3[4] 91,539 26
2008 Oricon top 100 singles 76

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Triangler by Maaya Sakamoto at". Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Dennō Coil's Iso, Eva, Geass R2 Win Anime Kobe Awards". Anime News Network. 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  3. ^ レコード協会調べ 4月度有料音楽配信認定<略称:4月度認定> [Record Association report: April digital music download certifications (Abbreviation: April Certifications)]. RIAJ (in Japanese). May 20, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Triangler's Oricon Page". Retrieved 2008-08-30.