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Manatsu no Tooriame

Digital Single Cover
Utada Hikaru
Digital Single
Manatsu no Tooriame (真夏の通り雨; Midsummer Rain Shower)
  1. Manatsu no Tooriame (真夏の通り雨)


"Manatsu no Tooriame" is the eleventh digital single released by Utada Hikaru, released simultaneously with "Hanataba wo Kimi ni". It is her first digital single released since 2012's "Sakura Nagashi", and marks her official comeback to the Japanese music scene after a 5 year hiatus. The song was used as the theme for the TV program NEWS ZERO. The song reached #2 in Recochoku digital single chart, while "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" reached #1, for 2 consecutive weeks. [1] The single has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for 250,000 downloads.

Song Information

Utada Hikaru
Utada Hikaru
Other Information
Arrangement: Utada Hikaru
Mixed by: Steve Fitzmaurice
Bass [Synth]: Darren Heelis
Drum Programming [Additional]: Darren Heelis, Steve Fitzmaurice
Drums: Tom Tamada*
Electric Bass: Hiroo Yamaguchi
Leader [Band], Piano [Acoustic], Conductor: Kei Kawano
Leader [Strings]: Anzu Suhara
Recorded By: Atsushi Matsui
Recorded By [Vocal]: Masahito Komori
Programmed By, Arranged By [Strings]: Utada Hikaru


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