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Buddy (Sakamoto Maaya)

Limited Edition Cover
Regular Edition Cover
Sakamoto Maaya
Catalog Number
VTZL-29 (Limited Edition)
VTCL-35119 (Regular Edition)
¥2,310 (Limited Edition)
¥1,155 (Regular Edition)
  • Disc 1
  1. Buddy
  2. something little
  3. Buddy -Instrumental-
  4. something little -Instrumental-
  • Disc 2 (LIVE TOUR 2011 "You can't catch me" SPECIAL LIVE CD ~the first part~)
  1. eternal return
  2. Himitsu (秘密; Secret)
  4. Spica (スピカ)
  5. Mizuumi (みずうみ; Lake)
  6. Bokura no Rekishi (ボクらの歴史; Our History)
  7. Kimi no Sei (キミノセイ; Your Fault)
  8. Kanashikute Yarikirenai (悲しくてやりきれない; Unbearably Sad) (original: The Folk Crusaders)
  9. Moonlight (Mata wa "Kimi ga Nemuru Tame no Ongaku") (ムーンライト(または“きみが眠るための音楽”); Moonlight (or "Music for Your Sleep"))


"Buddy" is the 20th single released by Sakamoto Maaya. The title track was used as the opening theme song for the anime LAST EXILE ~Ginyoku no Fam~. The limited edition came with a bonus disc featuring selected songs from her live concert at Tokyo International Forum Hall A, in her LIVE TOUR 2011 "You can't catch me" on June 3rd and 4th, 2011. The single reached #10 on the Oricon weekly charts and charted for 11 weeks.

Song Information

Sakamoto Maaya promoting the single
Sakamoto Maaya
School Food Punishment, Eguchi Ryo
Other Information
Arrangement: Eguchi Ryo
Strings Arrangement: Eguchi Ryo, Murayama Tatsuya


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

Found on the "Buddy" single as track #1 and Single Collection+ Mitsubachi as track #10. This is the main version set to the PV.
Buddy -Instrumental-
Found on the "Buddy" single as track #3. This is the standard version except without vocals.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 10 12,895
- - - - - - - 24 3,906
- - - - - - - 48 1,525
- - - - - - - x x,xxx

Total Reported Sales: 22,740

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