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"Find the Answer" is the 54th single by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on February 21, 2018 under their record label J Storm. "Find the Answer" was used as the theme song for television drama 99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi — Season II starring member Jun Matsumoto.

"Find the Answer"
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Single by Arashi
from the album 5x20 All the Best!! 1999–2019
ReleasedFebruary 21, 2018 (2018-02-21)
FormatCD single
Recorded2017
LabelJ Storm
JACA-5717-5718 (First-run limited edition (CD+DVD))[1]
JACA-5719 (Regular edition (CD))[1]
Arashi singles chronology
"Doors (Yūki no Kiseki)"
(2017)
"Find the Answer"
(2018)
"Natsu Hayate"
(2018)

Contents

Single informationEdit

"Find the Answer" was released in two editions: a limited edition and a regular edition. The first-run limited edition was a CD containing two songs and a karaoke track of the B-side song, and a DVD containing the music video and making of "Find the Answer". The regular edition contains four songs, each of which comes with an original karaoke track.[2]

SongsEdit

"Find the Answer" is used as the theme song for the television drama 99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi — Season II, starring member Jun Matsumoto, which was first broadcast on January 14, 2018. The song debuted first at the ending credits of the first broadcast of the drama.[3] Just like the previous song used for the first season of the drama, "Find the Answer" includes an "enveloping tenderness" that describes Matsumoto's character in the drama who, even when facing the most difficult cases, "will push forward in belief of a 0.1 percent possibility". The song was described as simple and with an upbeat tempo.[4]

The fourth track of the regular edition, titled "Shiro ga Mau" (白が舞う) was used as the theme song for the Nippon Television network's coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, which featured member Sho Sakurai as the main newscaster.[5] Following "Power of the Paradise", this is the seventh time the group has provided the theme song for NTV's news coverage for Summer and Winter Olympic Games. The song is described as powerful, yet filled with tenderness to inspire courage for the athletes who continue to step up to challenges.[4]

Track listingEdit

Regular edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Find the Answer"HIKARI
  • 7th Avenue
  • HIKARI
Metropolitan Digital Clique4:03
2."Circle"Paddy
  • Ryosuke Imai
  • Tasuku Maeda
Taku Yoshioka3:31
3."Bounce Beat"IROCO-STAR
Nordenback3:44
4."Shiro ga Mau" (白が舞う)Funk Uchino
  • Erik Lidbom
  • Eltvo
Lidbom4:50
5."Find the Answer" (instrumental)   4:03
6."Circle" (instrumental)   3:29
7."Bounce Beat" (instrumental)   3:44
8."Shiro ga Mau" (instrumental)   4:46
Total length:32:14
Limited edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Find the Answer"HIKARI
  • 7th Avenue
  • HIKARI
Metropolitan Digital Clique4:03
2."Michikado no Koibito-tachi" (街角の恋人たち)Goro.T
  • Kevin Charge
  • Ricky Hanley
  • Carlos Okabe
  • Saw Arrow
Tomoki Ishizuka4:25
3."Michikado no Koibito-tachi" (instrumental)   4:21
4."Find the Answer" (video clip + making-of)    
Total length:12:49

Charts and certificationsEdit

Release historyEdit

Country Release date Label Format Catalog
Japan February 21, 2018 J Storm CD+DVD JACA-5717-5718[1]
CD JACA-5719[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "johnnys". johnnys.net. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Find the Answer - Details". johnnys.net. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Find the Answer to debut first at the ending of the first broadcast". Twitter (in Japanese). Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "[Single "Find The Answer"]". johnnys.net. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  5. ^ ""Find the Answer" singles announced". j-storm.co.jp. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  6. ^ "オリコン週間 シングルランキング 2018年02月19日~2018年02月25日". Oricon News (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 1 March 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  9. ^ "2018년 11주차 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  10. ^ "2018년 11주차 Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Japanese single certifications – Arashi – Find the Answer" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 26 July 2018. Select 2018年2月 on the drop-down menu

External linksEdit