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Kaze wa Fuiteiru

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Type-A Cover
Type-B Cover
Theater Edition Cover
Artist
AKB48
Single
Kaze wa Fuiteiru (風は吹いている; The Wind is Blowing)
Released
2011.10.26
Catalog Number
KIZM-90131~2 (Limited Edition Type-A)
KIZM-90133~4 (Limited Edition Type-B)
KIZM-131~2 (Regular Edition Type-A)
KIZM-133~4 (Regular Edition Type-B)
NMAX-1120 (Theater Edition)
Price
¥1,600 (Limited and Regular Editions)
¥1,000 (Theater Edition)
Type-A CD Tracklist
  1. Kaze wa Fuiteiru (風は吹いている)
  2. Kimi no Senaka (君の背中) (Undergirls)
  3. Vamos (Undergirls Baragumi)
  4. Kaze wa Fuiteiru off vocal ver.
  5. Kimi no Senaka off vocal ver.
  6. Vamos off vocal ver.
Type-A DVD Tracklist
  1. Kaze wa Fuiteiru Music Video (風は吹いている Music Video)
  2. Kimi no Senaka Music Video (君の背中 Music Video)
  3. Vamos Music Video
  4. Kaze wa Fuiteiru Music Video (DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! ver.) (風は吹いている Music Video (DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! ver.))
  5. Bonus Movie: AKB48 Short Comedy "Detective Pheromone" Part (特典映像 AKB48コント 「フェロモン刑事」編)
Type-B CD Tracklist
  1. Kaze wa Fuiteiru (風は吹いている)
  2. Kimi no Senaka (君の背中) (Undergirls)
  3. Gondola Lift (ゴンドラリフト) (Undergirls Yurigumi)
  4. Kaze wa Fuiteiru off vocal ver.
  5. Kimi no Senaka off vocal ver.
  6. Gondola Lift off vocal ver.
Type-B DVD Tracklist
  1. Kaze wa Fuiteiru Music Video (風は吹いている Music Video)
  2. Kimi no Senaka Music Video (君の背中 Music Video)
  3. Gondola Lift Music Video (ゴンドラリフト Music Video)
  4. Kaze wa Fuiteiru Music Video (DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! ver.) (風は吹いている Music Video (DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! ver.))
  5. Bonus Movie: AKB48 Short Comedy "Taxi" Part (特典映像 AKB48コント 「タクシー」編)
Theater Edition CD Tracklist
  1. Kaze wa Fuiteiru (風は吹いている)
  2. Kimi no Senaka (君の背中) (Undergirls)
  3. Tsubomitachi (蕾たち) (Team 4 + Kenkyuusei)
  4. Kaze wa Fuiteiru off vocal ver.
  5. Kimi no Senaka off vocal ver.
  6. Tsubomitachi off vocal ver.


Information

"Kaze wa Fuiteiru" is the 23rd major single (25th overall) released by AKB48. It was released in five versions: two limited CD+DVD editions (types A and B), two regular CD+DVD editions (types A and B), and a limited CD-only theater edition. The limited editions came with a national handshake event ticket, while the regular editions came with one of eighteen photos, and the theater edition came with a large handshake event ticket and random photo.

According to Oricon, the single sold 1,045,937 copies on its first day of release, beating their previous record of highest first-day sales with "Flying Get".

Selected Members

AKB48 promoting the single
Type-A Cover
Type-B Cover
Theater Edition Cover

"Kaze wa Fuiteiru"

(Center: Maeda Atsuko, Oshima Yuko)

"Kimi no Senaka"

Artist: Undergirls (アンダーガールズ)

(Center: Ota Aika)

"Vamos"

Artist: Undergirls Baragumi (アンダーガールズ ばら組)

(Center: Nakatsuka Tomomi, Takeuchi Miyu)

"Gondola Lift"

Artist: Undergirls Yurigumi (アンダーガールズ ゆり組)

(Center: Umeda Ayaka)

"Tsubomitachi"

Artist: Team 4 + Kenkyuusei (Team 4+研究生)

(Center: Shimazaki Haruka)

Song Information

Lyrics
Akimoto Yasushi
Music
Kawahara Mineaki
Other Information
Arrangement: Kawahara Mineaki, Nonaka "Masa" Yuichi

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1,300,482
1 4 4 2 2 2 2 3 67,662
2 9 9 6 6 5 4 7 22,079
3 18 16 13 12 12 10 14 11,426
10 28 24 26 21 18 15 23 7,407
13 26 31 28 24 21 21 25 5,111
17 50 43 27 27 17 16 32 4,721
15 34 31 28 27 24 18 29 3,937
16 26 19 18 13 13 14 18 5,951
10 18 25 24 22 17 13 19 4,218
13 12 15 14 18 10 9 15 5,084
7 30 33 28 32 15 18 21 3,823
11 38 42 37 26 23 22 22 2,581
25 - 43 48 47 30 30 42 2,001
22 36 36 39 29 31 34 39 1,884
32 - - - - 39 42 61 1,265
- - - - - - 43 59 1,440
47 - - - - - - 91 1,002
- - - - - - - 100 699
- - - - - - - 111 747
- - - - - - - 105 658
- - - - - - - 119 539
- - - - - - - 95 620
- - - - - - - 113 461
- - - - - - - 130 373
- - - - - - - 159 291
- - - - - - - 195 275
- - - - - - - 166 376
Year Month Month Rank Sales
2011 October 1 1,300,482
2011 November 7 108,574
2011 December 35 23,938
2012 January 35 15,373

Total Reported Sales: 1,457,113
Total Sales in 2011: 1,418,888 (#3 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2012: 38,225 (#198 single of the year)

Total of weeks charting inside Top 200: 28

Full-Song Cellphone Certification: Platinum (250,000+)

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