Sakura Saku Machi Monogatari

Sakura Saku Machi Monogatari (桜咲く街物語), also known as The Story of Town Where Cherry Blossoms Bloom, is the debut album of Japanese pop music trio Ikimono-gakari.[1] It was released in Japan on March 7, 2007 under the label Epic.[2] The album peaked at number four on the Oricon weekly charts and charted for nearly two years.[2]

Sakura Saku Machi Monogatari
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 7, 2007 (2007-03-07)
Recorded2006
GenrePop
Length63:58
LabelEpic
ProducerEiji Saibara
Ikimono-gakari chronology
Sakura Saku Machi Monogatari
(2007)
Life Album
(2008)
Singles from Sakura Saku Machi Monogatari
  1. "Sakura"
    Released: March 15, 2006
  2. "Hanabi"
    Released: May 31, 2006
  3. "Koisuru Otome"
    Released: October 18, 2006
  4. "Ryūsei Miracle"
    Released: December 6, 2006
  5. "Uruwashiki Hito/Seishun no Tobira"
    Released: February 14, 2007

Tie-ups and theme songsEdit

Many of the songs in this album were used as theme songs or in commercials. "Hanabi" was used the seventh ending theme song for the anime series Bleach.[3] "Ryūsei Miracle" was used as a theme song for the anime Ghost Slayers Ayashi.[3] "Seishun no Tobira" was used as the theme song to Japanese release of the movie Monster House.[3]

The title song "Sakura" was used in a commercial advertisement promoting NTT Denpo115.[3] "Uruwashiki Hito" was used in a commercial to promote Coca-Cola.[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicArranger(s)Length
1."Sakura"Yoshiki MizunoY. MizunoMasanori Shimada5:54
2."Kira Kira Train" (KIRA★KIRA★TRAIN "Sparkling Train")Y. MizunoY. MizunoM. Shimada5:28
3."Hanabi"Y. MizunoY. MizunoRyo Eguchi4:27
4."Kimi to Aruita Kisetsu" (君と歩いた季節 "The Season I Walked with You")Y. MizunoY. MizunoAtsushi Yuasa4:04
5."Koisuru Otome"Y. MizunoY. MizunoYusuke Tanaka5:16
6."Ryūsei Miracle"Y. MizunoY. MizunoWestfield4:08
7."Seishun no Tobira" (青春のとびら "Door of Youth")Y. MizunoY. MizunoWestfield2:58
8."Hinageshi" (ひなげし "Poppy")Hotaka YamashitaH. YamashitaA. Yuasa3:02
9."Hot Milk" (ホットミルク Hotto Miruku)H. Yamashita, Y. MizunoY. MizunoSeiji Kameda4:59
10."Iroha ni Ho e To" (いろはにほへと Even the Blossoming Flowers)H. YamashitaH. YamashitaR. Eguchi2:30
11."Uruwashiki Hito" (うるわしきひと "Beautiful Person")Y. MizunoY. MizunoR. Eguchi4:30
12."Natsu Koi" (夏・コイ "Summer Love")H. YamashitaH. YamashitaY. Tanaka5:58
13."Tayumu Koto Naki Nagare no Naka de" (タユムコトナキナガレノナカデ "In a Ceaseless Flow")H. YamashitaH. YamashitaM. Shimada6:22
14."Sakura (Acoustic Version)" (Bonus Track)Y. MizunoY. MizunoM. Shimada4:26

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ikimono-gakari" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-04-18.
  2. ^ a b "いきものがかり-リリース-ORICON STYLE ミュージック". Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved 2010-04-18.
  3. ^ a b c d e "JBOOK:桜咲く街物語:いきものがかり:CD" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-04-18.