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Fugainaiya

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Cover Art
Artist
YUKI
Single
Fugainaiya
Released
2006.08.09
Catalog Number
ESCL-2853
Price
¥1,165
Tracklist
  1. Fugainaiya (ふがいないや; Worthless)
  2. Hadaka no Taiyou (裸の太陽; Naked Sun)
  3. Natsu no Hero (夏のヒーロー; Summer Hero)


Information

"Fugainaiya" is the fourteenth single released by YUKI. "Fugainaiya" was used as the opening song for the anime "Honey & Clover 2". All three songs on the single were later included on YUKI's fourth studio album, "WAVE". The single reached #6 on the Oricon charts and stayed on the charts for a total of five weeks, selling a total of 39,000 copies. "Fugainaiya" was a considerable success on the radio, reaching #31 on the 81.3 FM J-WAVE's "TOKIO HOT 100 Chart" for 2006.


Music Video

The PV for "Fugainaiya" was directed by Hirano Fumiko. The video is set inside of a hedge maze, and has elements reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and the Beast. Each character shown in the video is dressed in a costume that resembles an object; a ribbon, a teddy bear, a candelabra, a pair of scissors, a lamp, and a portrait. A 'maid' character in the video is shown with the actual object before or after the the person dressed in a costume is shown. To tie-in with the theme of Honey & Clover 2, the stacked-animal statue from the opening makes an appearance, and so do two white poodles. YUKI appears only after the bridge, dressed as a large red chair. The original version, as well as two alternate versions of the video are included on the clip collection, "YUKI VIDEO 2." During the filming of this PV, YUKI was pregnant with her second son.

Song Information

YUKI promoting the single
Lyrics
YUKI
Music
Tsutani Kouichi (蔦谷好位置)
Other Information
Arrangement: YUKI, Band ASTRO

Oricon Chart Positions

Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Week Rank Sales
5 4 5 8 12 12 20 6 27,047
- - - - - - - 24 6,664

Total Reported Sales So Far: 39,000*

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