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Triangler

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Artist
Sakamoto Maaya
Single
Triangler (トライアングラー)
Released
2008.04.23
Catalog Number
VTCL-35024
Price
¥1,050
Tracklist
  1. Triangler (トライアングラー)
  2. Kotomichi (ことみち; Different Paths)
  3. Triangler (w/o maaya)
  4. Kotomichi (w/o maaya)


Information

"Triangler" is the sixteenth single released by Sakamoto Maaya. The title track was used as the first opening theme to the popular anime Macross Frontier. The single reached at #3 on the Oricon charts and charted for 26 weeks, selling 91,539 copies. Currently, this is her highest ranking and selling single.

The song was covered by May'n and Nakajima Megumi on Macross Frontier O.S.T.2 Nyan Tra☆ album, titled Triangler (fight on stage).

Song Information

Sakamoto Maaya promoting the single
Lyrics
Gabriela Robin
Music
Kanno Yoko
Other Information
Arrangement: Kanno Yoko
Drums: Sano Yasuo
Bass: Watanabe Hitoshi (by the courtesy of GEMMATIKA Records)
Guitars: Imahori Tsuneo
Synthesizer manipulation: Urata Keiji, Sakamoto Junsuke
Strings: Shinozaki Magatsugu Strings
Backing vocals: Sakamoto Maaya
Producer: Kanno Yoko
Co-producer: Ohta Toshiaki, Sasaki Shiro, Onishi Kamon
Recording & mixing engineer: Yabuhara Masashi at Victor Studio

Disambiguation

There are two known versions of Triangler to be found in Sakamoto Maaya's discography. These include:

Triangler
Found on the "Triangler" single as track #1, Kazeyomi album as track #5, Macross Frontier O.S.T.1 Nyan Fro. album as track #6, Macross Frontier VOCAL COLLECTION Nyan Tama♀ album as track #1 of the first disc and Single Collection+ Mitsubachi as track #4. This is the main version set to the PV.
Triangler (w/o maaya)
Found on the "Triangler" single as track #3. This is the standard version except without vocals.

Music Video

"Triangler" music video is based on the theme of "triangle". It starts with Sakamoto lying in a big triangle on a green field in the sunset with blowing wind then switches to her singing scenes.

Staffs
Producer: Inoue Shinya
Director / Cameraman: David Haruyama
Video engineer: Saito Hideyuki
Lighting director: Yamamori Osamu
Crane: Masui Masami
Production manager: Nanjo Kousuke, Takeda Kohei
Stylist: Iguchi Saori
Hair & make-up: Narai Yumi
Editor: Kuroki Daisaku

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 6 3 3 2 3 3 3 31,270
5 8 6 7 5 5 4 6 12,550
5 8 10 6 7 6 6 6 12,886
5 13 13 11 11 9 9 10 8,968
9 24 25 18 17 15 20 19 6,350
13 27 28 26 24 21 23 28 4,289
27 - 33 37 33 32 35 44 2,462
29 - - 47 47 44 - 54 1,607
42 - - - - - - 77 1,101
- - - - - - - 91 1,201
- - - - - - - 91 993
- - - - - - - 107 674
- - - - - - - 103 637
- - - - - - - 117 767
- - - - - - - 104 765
- - - - - - - 163 455
- - - - - - - 135 586
- - - - - - - 119 635
- - - - - - - 146 635
- - - - - - - 169 448
- - - - - - - 170 448
- - - - - - - 176 337
- - - - - - - 168 410
- - - - - - - 151 401
- - - - - - - 151 374
- - - - - - - 166 332

Total Reported Sales: 91,539

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