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Boku wa Kuma

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Special Package Cover
CD+DVD Cover
CD Only Cover
Artist
Utada Hikaru
Single
Boku wa Kuma (ぼくはくま; I'm a Bear)
Released
2006.11.22
Catalog Number
TOCT-40063 (Special Package)
TOCT-40069 (CD+DVD)
TOCT-40064 (CD)
Price
¥1,100 (Special Package)
¥1,200 (CD+DVD)
¥600 (CD)
CD Tracklist
  1. Boku wa Kuma (ぼくはくま; I'm a Bear)
  2. Boku wa Kuma (Original Karaoke) (
DVD Tracklist
  1. Boku wa Kuma (NHK 'Minna no Uta' Yori) (「みんなのうた」より; from NHK's Everyone's Song)


Information

"Boku wa Kuma" is the 17th single recorded by Utada Hikaru. It was used in the television commercial break special show Minna no Uta for October and November 2006. The song is about the gigantic teddy bear that Utada owns, called Kuma-chan. The photobook from the Special Package edition was drawn by Utada herself.

In 2010, Utada outed Kuma-chan in order to show support for the LGBTQ community. It was done to show support for legalizing same-sex marriage, and during In the Flesh 2010 tour Utada threw baseballs with drawings of Kuma holding a sign that said “Legalize Gay M” out to the crowd. [1]

Song Information

Lyrics
Utada Hikaru
Music
Utada Hikaru
Other Information
Arrangement: Tomita Yuzuru, Utada Hikaru
Keyboards and programming: Tomita Yuzuru
Additional Programming: Utada Hikaru
Vocal: Utada Hikaru
Recording/Mixing: Matsui Atsushi at Bunkamura Studio
Mastering: Nakazato Nasao at Onkio Haus
Production: Utada Hikaru, Miyake Akira, Utada Skingg Teruzane

Disambiguation

There are two known versions of "Boku wa Kuma" to be included in Utada Hikaru's discography. These include:

Boku wa Kuma
Found on the "Boku wa Kuma" single as track #1.
Boku wa Kuma (Original Karaoke)
Found on the "Boku wa Kuma" single as track #2. This is the standard version but without the main vocals.

Oricon Chart Positions

The single sold 76,785 copies in 2006, becoming the #127 single of the year.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 39,715
5 11 10 9 9 7 7 9 22,028
8 19 19 18 14 11 11 19 15,042
11 14 11 10 6 5 6 9 12,200
7 10 11 7 7 8 6 8 11,979
10 11 11 11 8 7 5 10 14,523
12 12 9 12 11 8 6
10 19 19 18 11 13 10 16 5,274
17 23 21 22 15 14 17 19 4,731
17 - 47 40 32 28 22 45 3,594
- 41 38 - - - 27 34 2,904
29 - 46 46 45 32 19 40 2,775
21 - - - 44 40 38 49 2,534
47 - - - - - - 76 1,880
- - - - - - - 61 2,200
38 - - - - - - 77 1,600
- - - - - - - 90 1,080
- - - - - - - 118 865
- - - - - - - 120 775
- - - - - - - 129 609
- - - - - - - 165 371
- - - - - - - 178 358

Total Reported Sales: 147,041

References

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