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Startin' / Born to Be...

CD+DVD
CD only
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
Startin' / Born To Be...
Released
2006.03.08
Catalog Number
AVCD-30961/B (CD+DVD)
AVCD-30962 (CD Only)
Price
¥1,890 (CD+DVD)
¥1,050 (CD Only)
CD Tracklist
  1. Startin' "original mix"
  2. Born To Be... "original mix"
  3. teens "acoustic version"
  4. Startin' "original mix-Instrumental-"
  5. Born To Be... "original mix-Instrumental-"
DVD Tracklist
  1. Startin' <video clip>
  2. Born To Be... <video clip>


Information

"Startin' / Born To Be..." is Hamasaki Ayumi's 39th single. "Startin'" was used as the theme song for the PlayStation 2 game "Onimusha Dawn of Dreams". "Born To Be..." was NTV's theme song for the broadcast of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. teens "acoustic version" is the acoustic version of a cover of "teens" by TRF. This single reached #1 on the Oricon charts and charted for 16 weeks. It sold 188,551 copies, becoming the #52 single of 2007.

Credits

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  • Produced by max matsuura


  • Directed and Recorded by Koji Morimoto
  • Mastered by Chris Athens at Sterling Sound / NY
  • Recorded & Mixed at ony Music Studios / NY, Record Plant Recording Studios / LA, prime sound studio form
  • A&R: Kentaro Furusawa (avex entertainment inc.)
  • A&R Direction: Hidetomo Yoneda (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Artist Management: Kouji Hashimoto, Junko Shimamura, Tadashi Urakami (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Artist Management Chief: Kentaro Furusawa (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Artist Brand Management: Motohiro Abe (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Visual Producer: Kiyoshi 'Utsumizm' Utsumi (avex group)
  • Media Promotion: Koki Sato & All Media Division Promotion Room staff (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Media Promotion Supervisor: Akira Akutsu (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Sales Promotion: Hideo Yamamoto & All AMC Staff (avex marketing communications inc.)
  • A&R Creative Assist: Hidemi Ino (avex entertainment inc.)
  • Head of A&R: Hiroaki Ito (avex entertainment inc.)
  • General Producer: Shinji Hayashi, Takashi Araki, Ryuhei Chiba (avex group)


  • Art Direction: Shinichi Hara
  • Design: Tomokazu Suzuki (momoya)
  • Photographer: Leslie Kee (supersonic)
  • Assistant Photographer: Suguru Konishi, Yasunobu Fukuta, Norihisa Ichimura
  • Stylist: Kei Ito (ab fab)
  • Hair & Make up: Keizo Kuroda (Three Peace)
  • Assistant Hair & Make up: Kazuhisa Kurumizawa
  • Nail Artist: Kanako 'Bancho' Miura (Three Peace)
  • Stand in: Takami 'Poroko' Desaki
  • Costume Support: BVLGARI JAPAN, ROYAL CHIE
  • Creative Coordination: Naoki Ueda (avex marketing communications inc.)
  • CG Treatment: Makoto Harikae, Hiroko Tanaka (amana)
  • Quality Control: Shuichi Takahashi (avex marketing communications inc.)
  • DVD Authoring: Naoya Munemura, Noriko Sakakihara (avex network inc.)
  • Team Ayu & Off Shot Movie: Kazuki 'Mr' Okabe (avex entertainment inc.)

Startin' / Born to Be..." video clip
Directed by Takahide Ishii

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 116,034
1 8 8 5 4 5 4 5 30,176
4 7 12 15 10 9 7 10 14,971
8 13 13 13 14 13 12 13 9,038
12 - - 20 - 20 17 21 5,106
- - - - - - - 27 3,376
- - - - - - - 51 2,193
- - - - - - - 63 1,805
- - - - - - - 60 1,533
- - - - - - - 109 870
- - - - - - - 114 678
- - - - - - - 136 699
- - - - - - - 171 502
- - - - - - - 160 513
- - - - - - - 149 527
- - - - - - - 160 530

Total Reported Sales: 188,551

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