Boku no Miteiru Fūkei

Boku no Miteiru Fūkei (僕の見ている風景, The Scenery I'm Looking At) is the ninth studio album by Japanese boy band Arashi. The album was released on August 4, 2010 in Japan under their record label J Storm in two editions: a first press version and a regular version. The album debuted at number-one on the Oricon weekly album chart, selling around 731,000 copies.[3] As of August 2010, Boku no Miteiru Fūkei is the best-selling album of 2010 in Japan.[4][5] On October 12, 2010, the album became the first album of the year to sell over a million copies in Japan.[6] According to Oricon, Boku no Miteiru Fūkei is the best-selling album of 2010 in Japan.[7] The album was released digitally on February 7, 2020.[8][9]

Boku no Miteiru Fūkei
僕の見ている風景
Arashi-BokunoMiteiruFukei.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 4, 2010 (2010-08-04)
Recorded2009–2010
GenrePop, R&B
Length85:57[1]
LabelJ Storm
ProducerJohnny H. Kitagawa (exec.)
Arashi chronology
All the Best! 1999–2009
(2009)
Boku no Miteiru Fūkei
僕の見ている風景

(2010)
Beautiful World
(2011)
Singles from Boku no Miteiru Fūkei
  1. "Everything"
    Released: July 1, 2009
  2. "My Girl"
    Released: November 11, 2009
  3. "Troublemaker"
    Released: March 3, 2010
  4. "Monster"
    Released: May 19, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

Album informationEdit

Both the first press and regular versions contain twenty tracks; however, the first press edition comes with a special booklet while the regular edition comes with only a lyrics booklet.[10][11]

SongsEdit

Boku no Miteiru Fūkei contains four of the band's previously released singles: "Everything", "My Girl", "Troublemaker" and "Monster". "Everything" was used as the theme song for the au by KDDI commercials featuring Arashi as the endorsers, and "My Girl" was used as the theme song for the drama with the same title starring member Masaki Aiba.[12][13] According to Oricon, "Everything" and "My Girl" were also the fifth and third best-selling 2009 singles respectively in Japan.[14] "Troublemaker" was used as the theme song for the drama Tokujo Kabachi!! (特上カバチ!!, lit. Extraordinary Quibbling) starring Arashi member Sho Sakurai and Maki Horikita, and "Monster" was used as the theme song for the drama Kaibutsu-kun (怪物くん, Little Monster) starring Arashi member Satoshi Ohno.[15][16]

"Movin' On", the first track of the first disc, was used as the theme song for a Japan Airlines commercial.[17][18]

"Sora Takaku", sixth track of the second disc, was used as the theme song for Arashi's drama special Saigo no Yakusoku.[19] On January 7, 2010, two days before the drama special's release date, Mezamashi TV aired the first preview of "Sora Takaku".[20]

PromotionEdit

It was announced on September 4, 2010 that Japan Airlines (JAL) will use a Boeing 777-200 bearing both the images of the members of Arashi and the title of the album, which will be sold with a specially designed cover in-flight, from September 5, 2010 to January 2011.[21][22]

Commercial performanceEdit

On the first day of its release, the album debuted at number-one on the Oricon daily album chart by selling around 275,000 copies.[23] The album maintained its number-one spot on the Oricon album chart, selling around 731,000 copies in its first week.[3] The album remained number-one in its second week, making Boku no Miteiru Fūkei Arashi's first studio album to lead the Oricon weekly album chart for two consecutive weeks. By selling around another 125,000 copies, the album has sold a total of 856,000 copies.[24] As of October 2010, the album has sold 1,007,896 copies, making it the first album of the year to reach one million copies sold in Japan.[6]

Boku no Miteiru Fūkei has been certified Million by Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).[25]

Track listingEdit

CD 1
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Movin' On"
  • Dr. Hardcastle
  • Dyce Taylor
  • Youwhich
Youwhich4:23
2."Mada Ue o" (マダ上ヲ "Not Yet at the Top")
  • Ogawa
  • Hydrant
  • Sakurai
  • Taku Yoshioka
  • Hirofumi Sasaki
3:40
3."Refrain" (リフレイン "Rifurein")R.P.P.R.P.P.R.P.P.4:50
4."Troublemaker"H. SuzukiMasashi OhtsukiHa-j4:03
5."Taboo" (Sho Sakurai solo)
  • 100db
  • Sakurai
100db100db3:15
6."Circus" (サーカス "Sākasu")Soluna
  • IiiSAK
  • Hydrant
Youwhich3:48
7."Gift" (ギフト "Gifuto")Masaya SakutaSakutaHa-j4:54
8."Everything"100+Shingo AsariISB4:01
9."Come Back to Me" (Jun Matsumoto solo)ShigeoShigeo
  • Shigeo
  • Yoshioka
4:26
10."My Girl"WonderlandShinya TadaNaoki-T4:45
11."Magical Song" (Masaki Aiba solo)Youth Case
  • Sasaki
  • Ankelius
3:45
12."Let Me Down"
  • Choku Tanaka
  • Sakurai
TanakaTanaka4:03
CD 2
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Monster"
  • Unite
  • Sean-D
Chi-Mey
  • Yoshioka
  • Sasaki
4:28
2."Don't Stop"Sachiko InamuraKazumi MitomeSasaki4:27
3."Shizuka na Yoru ni" (静かな夜に "In the Quiet Night", Satoshi Ohno solo)R.P.P.
  • Dr. Hardcastle
  • Youth Case
Dr. Hardcastle4:47
4."Mukae ni Iku yo" (むかえに行くよ "I Will Go to Meet You")Tatsurō MashikoMashikoMashiko4:51
5."1992*4##111" ("arigatō" (ありがとう) "Thank You",[fn 1] Kazunari Ninomiya solo)NinomiyaNinomiya
  • Ha-j
  • Ninomiya
5:22
6."Sora Takaku" (空高く "Sky High")
  • Sean-D
  • Sakurai
Yuichi YagiHisashi Nawata3:58
7."Kagerô" ("Heat Haze")SolunaTateki KobayashiHa-j3:51
8."Summer Splash!"
  • The Sendai Sepia
  • Sakurai
The Sendai SepiaThe Sendai Sepia4:20
Total length:85:57

Charts and certificationsEdit

Release historyEdit

Country Date Label Format Catalog
Japan August 4, 2010 (2010-08-04) J Storm 2CD JACA-5232[28]
South Korea August 18, 2010 (2010-08-18) SM Entertainment 2CD SMJTCD359[29]
Taiwan August 20, 2010 (2010-08-20) Avex Asia 2CD JAJCD26012/3[30]
Hong Kong August 25, 2010 (2010-08-25) Avex Asia 2CD[31]

PersonnelEdit

MusiciansEdit