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Moon / Blossom

MOON / blossom CD+DVD Cover
MOON / blossom CD Only Cover
blossom / MOON CD Only Cover
MOON / blossom CD Only (Special edition) Cover
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
MOON / blossom
Released
2010.07.14
Catalog Number
AVCD-31890/B (MOON / blossom CD+DVD)
AVCD-31891 (MOON / blossom CD Only)
AVCD-31893 (blossom / MOON CD Only)
AVC1-31919 (MOON / blossom CD Only Special edition)
Price
¥1,890 (CD+DVD)
¥1,050 (CD Only)
¥800 (CD Only Special edition)
MOON / blossom CD Tracklist
  1. MOON (Original mix)
  2. blossom (Original mix)
  3. Microphone (THE LOWBROWS remix)
  4. Last Links (Orchestra version) (CD Only)
  5. MOON (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  6. blossom (Original mix -Instrumental-)
DVD Tracklist
  1. MOON (PV)
  2. MOON (making clip)
blossom / MOON CD Tracklist
  1. blossom (Original mix)
  2. MOON (Original mix)
  3. Don't look back (Reggae Disco Rockers remix)
  4. meaning of Love (Acoustic Piano version)
  5. blossom (Original mix -Instrumental-)
  6. MOON (Original mix -Instrumental-)
MOON / blossom CD Tracklist (Special edition)
  1. MOON (Original mix)
  2. blossom (Original mix)


Information

"MOON / blossom" is the 48th single released by Hamasaki Ayumi and the first release in the "50th Single Project". The single featured two A-sides, as well as remixes and new versions of 4 songs from Hamasaki's previous album Rock 'n' Roll Circus. "MOON" was used as a CM theme song for Honda Zest Spark whereas "blossom" was used as the Zespri "Gold and Green Kiwi" CM song. "MOON" was first released as a Chaku-Uta sample for members of Ayu's official fanclub Team Ayu with the release of the album Rock 'n' Roll Circus.

The single was originally scheduled to be released in four editions, with a CD+DVD edition for "blossom / MOON"; however, this was cancelled as "blossom"'s PV was removed from the single. It later reappeared on the DVD tracklisting for Hamasaki's 49th single, "crossroad". This single features a special edition with limited availability that was only sold in the stands of ARENA TOUR 2010 A ~Rock 'n' Roll Circus~.

Hamasaki stated on her Twitter that this single had no TV promotion because of her busy schedule involving a-nation 2010.

The single is certified gold by the RIAJ for a shipment of 100,000 copies.

Credits

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Hamasaki Ayumi promoting the single


  • Produced by max matsuura


  • Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis Mastering, London
  • Recorded & Mixed at prime sound studio form
  • A&R + Director: Hidetomo 'KOME' Yoneda (avex trax)
  • Artist Management Chief: Kouji 'Ouji' Hashimoto (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management: Tadashi Urakami, Shingo Satoo (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management Support: Kazuki 'Mr.KAZ' Okabe (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management Supervisor: Hitomi Itagaki (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Management Executive Supervisor: Yasuto Hayamatsu (avex management inc.)
  • Artist Brand Management: Hideki 'Jackie' Endo (avex management inc.)
  • Visual Producer: Kiyoshi 'Mizumo' Utsumi (avex group)
  • Media Promotion: All Promotion Division Media Room & Publicity Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Sales Promotion: Shinsuke Kato, Takashi Saigo & All AMI Staff (avex marketing inc.)
  • Tie-up Coordination: All Tie-up Room Staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Casting Coordination: All Casting Room Staff (avex management inc.)
  • A&R Assistant: Jiro Nakagiri (avex trax)
  • A&R Chief: Kentaro Furusawa (avex trax)
  • A&R Supervisor: Masatoshi Uchida (avex entertainment inc.)
  • A&R Executive Supervisor: Yoshihiro Seki (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Executive Supervisor: Hiroshi Inagaki (avex entertainment inc.)
  • General Producers: Shinji Hayashi, Shigekazu Takeuchi, Ryuhei Chiba (avex group)


  • Photographer: Kazutaka Nakamura
  • Art Direction & Design: TKG
  • A Hair: Kazuyoshi Takahashi (ZACC), Keisuke 'Rassya-' Omori (ZACC)
  • A Assistant Hair: Norimoto 'Doumo-kun' Wakabayashi (ZACC)
  • A Stylist: Kei 'Okei' Ito (Two Culture Inc)
  • A Assistant Stylist: Yuko 'Dj' Honda (Two Culture Inc)
  • A Costume Director: Akira Noda (Workaholik)
  • A Nail Artist: Shingo 'Minazo' Sano (Three Peace)
  • A Make Up: Jin 'Gori' Kiyota (Rond.)
  • A Assistant Make Up: Tomonori 'Kazo'
  • Trainer: So 'kurisuteru' Nagashima (tune:up)


  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex marketing inc.)
  • Quality Control: Seiko Tanaka, Hiroki Ishikawa (avex marketing inc.)


"MOON" video clip
Directed by Hideaki Sunaga

"blossom" video clip
Directed by Takahide Ishii

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 70,568
3 13 11 6 7 5 3 5 12,640
7 31 30 29 28 27 19 29 4,350
14 - - 42 31 35 35 40 2,229
31 - - 48 42 - - 43 2,459
- - - - - - - 79 938
- - - - - - - 126 646
- - - - - - - 116 500
- - - - - - - 110 522
- - - - - - - 153 336
- - - - - - - 131 490
- - - - - - - 120 477
- - - - - - - 165 335

Total Reported Sales: 96,490 (#70 single of 2010)

Billboard Japan Hot Single Sales Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Position 2 7 29 37 51 77

G-Music Japanese Chart Positions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
Position 1 6 15
Percentage 18.23% 3.11% 1.23%

United World Charts

Week Rank Sales
30 / 2010 34 72,000

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