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23rd Monster

Digital Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Digital Single
23rd Monster
Released
2021.04.08
Tracklist
  1. 23rd Monster


Information

"23rd Monster" is a digital single released by Hamasaki Ayumi. It was released to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of her debut single, "poker face".

On June 18th, two months and a half after the release of the single, a music video was published.

Live Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
Hara Kazuhiro
Other Information
Arrangement: Shimizu Takehito & Sato Atsushi

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for "23rd Monster" was directed by Sunaga Hideaki.

It was filmed in dark colors and tonalities, with gothic-like dressing style. It has three set-ups: one with an up-close shot of Hamasaki, which is in fact a recording on a TV; one with her and her dancers performing their choreography in a desolate ruin, with the moon behind them; and another one with Hamasaki singing in front of a round glass window whilst her dancers crawl up to her.

Credits:

  • Directed by Hideaki Sunaga
  • Dancer: ZIN, KAZUMA, TOMOKI, PEY, HIKARU, MIDORI, iseki, Minami, RISATO, HAYATE, SORA, YUKI, RINKA, SATSUKI, AikA, KiKi
  • Choreographer: MATSU GORI, KAZUMA, PEY
  • Stylist: Kei Ito
  • Costume Design: Masataka Kato
  • Hair: Takayuki Shibata
  • Make: Ryuji
  • Nail: Eri Nakaya
  • Dancer Management: Mariko Takezawa
  • Dancer Stylist: Yuko Honda
  • Dancer Costume Design: Hirosumi Saito
  • Dancer Hair&Make: Tomoko Naka
  • Director of Photography: Koji Matsuura
  • Bcam: Susumu Takata
  • Chief Camera Assistant: Shunsuke Hamada [koki123]
  • DIT: Hitoshi Watabe [koki123]
  • Lighting Director: SHOGEN Yamamoto
  • Chief Lighting Assistant: Takayuki Niibe
  • Special Equipment: Hirohide Ibusuki [SiS]
  • Production Designer: Kozen Fujiwara
  • Special Effect: Yoshio Komatsu [JIYURO]
  • VFX Artist: Isamu Nakashima [CONCEPT LAB.]
  • Colorist: Yumeto Kitayama [IMAGICA Lab.]
  • Online Editor: Toyokatsu Tanno [IMAGICA Lab.]
  • Mixer: Itsuki Tanitsu [IMAGICA Lab.]
  • Production Manager: Masato Kudo
  • Production Manager: Hirona Abe [NAGAIHOSHI]
  • Production Manager: Minako Kaneko [NAGAIHOSHI]
  • Producer: Takuya Morohoshi [NAGAIHOSHI]
  • Production: NAGAIHOSHI

Charts

Hamasaki promoting the single.

Oricon Digital Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
2 - - - 29 3,236

Recochoku Single Charts

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank
2 4 38 93 26
83 78 122 120 136 - - 164
- 173 - - - - - -
out for 7 weeks
- - - - - 185 - -
out for 10 weeks
189 - - - - - - -
Year Month Rank
2021 April 88

Total Reported Sales: 3,236*

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