Adult (大人（アダルト）), a.k.a. Otona is the second studio album by Japanese alternative rock band Tokyo Jihen, released on January 25, 2006 in Japan through Toshiba EMI/ Virgin Music. The album was produced by the band and Japanese recording engineer Uni Inoue. The album reached number one on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart on February 6, 2006.
|Studio album by|
|Released||January 25, 2006|
|Studio||Toshiba EMI 3 st, Studio Terra, Kroneko Studio, Crescent Studio|
|Producer||Uni Inoue, Tokyo Jihen|
|Tokyo Jihen chronology|
|Singles from Adult|
Adult marked the debut for guitarist Ukigumo and keyboardist Ichiyō Izawa, who joined Tokyo Jihen after the departure of previous members Mikio Hirama and H Zett M (Masayuki Hiizumi). Ringo Sheena, Ichiyō Izawa and Ukigumo played a key role in this album and arranged songs while arguing. About Shuraba, Sheena arranged the single version mainly, but, obeying Sheena’s wishes of not wanting to record the single version on the album as it is, Sheena, Izawa and Ukigumo re-arranged it based on the latter's proposal.
In 2008, "Keshō Naoshi" was covered in Portuguese by Kaori Hayato on her first album Pluma, and in concert by Kiyoshi Hasegawa, the recording of which was featured on his 40th anniversary album 40nen. Mada Kore ga Best de wa Nai..
All lyrics are written by Sheena; all music is composed by Sheena and arranged by Tokyo Jihen, except where noted.
|Standard Pour femme edition|
|1.||"A Secret" (秘密 Himitsu)||Ichiyō Izawa||3:52|
|2.||"Active Fighting" (喧嘩上等 Kenka Jōtō)||2:22|
|3.||"Powder Up My Mind" (化粧直し Keshō Naoshi)||5:03|
|4.||"Super Star" (スーパースター Sūpāsutā)||Seiji Kameda||4:29|
|5.||"The Rat's-nest" (adult version; 修羅場 Shuraba)||4:42|
|6.||"Niigata" (雪国 Yukiguni)||4:19|
|7.||"The Kabuki" (歌舞伎 Kabuki)||1:59|
|8.||"Black Out" (ブラックアウト Burakkuauto)||4:06|
|9.||"Don't Cry My Child" (黄昏泣き Tasogare Naki)||3:28|
|10.||"Invisible Man" (透明人間 Tōmei Ningen)||Kameda||4:30|
|11.||"A Mail" (手紙 Tegami)||Izawa||Sheena||5:24|
|Limited Pour homme edition bonus DVD|
|1.||"A Secret" (秘密 Himitsu; live from the Dynamite! tour)|
Charts and certificationsEdit
|Japan||January 25, 2006|
|Taiwan||February 14, 2006|
- http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/rankmusic/10743/ Retrieved on November 12, 2007.(in Japanese)
- 大人. website (in Japanese). kronekodow. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
- "Oricon 2006年01月23日～2006年01月29日のCDアルバム週間ランキング". website (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
- ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2006年1月 (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2012-05-28.