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2nd W
Album by W
Released March 3, 2005
Genre J-Pop
Format CD
Recorded 2004–2005
Length 42:50
Label zetima
Producer Tsunku
W Albums Chronology
Previous Duo U&U 1st album (2004)
Next W3:Faithful (cancelled)
Singles from 2nd W
1. Aa Ii na!
2. Robo Kiss
3. Koi no Fuga

2nd W is the second studio album released by the Hello! Project duo, W. It was also the first to be recorded (except for one song) and released after W's members, Kago Ai and Tsuji Nozomi, "graduated" from Morning Musume in August of 2004.

Unlike their first album Duo U&U, which was all cover material, 2nd W contains a mix of both originals and covers of classic Shōwa period female pop duo songs. Three of the songs, the Tsunku originals Aa Ii Na! and Robo Kiss, and a cover of The Peanuts's Koi no Fuga, were released as singles in the months prior to the album.

Many of the songs on the album, both originals and covers, center around the topic of becoming, or about to no longer be, the age of seventeen. At the time of the album's release, Kago had turned 17 a month prior, while Tsuji would turn 18 that June.

Another track, "Da-bu-ru-yuu Joshi Koutou Gakkou Kouka", is the mock-theme song for the fictional "Dabaruyuu Girls Senior School" (The nonsense word "Dabaruyuu" being a corruption of the duo's name) and ties in with the album cover concept depicting Kago and Tsuji at a school ceremony.

The duo would do one more single while retaining their earlier cute image, Ai no Imi wo Oshiete!. Their following single, Miss Love Tantei, would see the pair utilizing a more mature look and sound.


  1. W no Theme (Wのテ~マ; W's Theme)
  2. Dekoboko Seventeen (デコボコセブンティーン; Uneven Seventeen)
  3. Robo Kiss (ロボキッス)
  4. Samidare Koi Uta (五月雨恋歌; Early Summer Rain Love Song)
  5. Aa Ii na! (あぁ いいな!; Ah, How Nice!)
  6. Dakishimenaide ~Nikki Tsuki~ (抱きしめないで~日記付き~; Don't Hold Me ~With My Diary~)
  7. Da-bu-ru-yuu Joshi Koutou Gakkou Kouka (打武留友女子高等学校校歌; Daburuyuu Girls Senior School Song)
  8. 18 ~My Happy Birthday Comes!~
  9. Koi no Fuga (恋のフーガ; Fugue of Love) - (The Peanuts cover)
  11. Juushichi no Natsu (十七の夏; 17th Summer) - (Sakurada Junko cover)
  12. 17sai yo Sayounara (ARRIVEDERCI) (17才よさようなら(ARRIVEDERCI); Goodbye 17th Year (Arrivederci)) - (The Peanuts cover)
  13. Mada Mou Chotto Amaeteitai (まだ もうちょっと 甘えていたい; I Want to Be Spoiled Just a Bit More)

Concert Performances Edit

Dekoboko Seventeen

Album InformationEdit

  1. W no Theme
  2. Dekoboko Seventeen
  3. Robo Kiss
  4. Samidare Koi Uta
  5. Aa Ii na!
  6. Dakishimenaide ~Nikki Tsuki~
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
    • Arrangement: AKIRA
  7. Da-bu-ru-yuu Joshi Koutou Gakkou Kouka
    • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
    • Arrangement: Takahashi Yuichi
  8. 18 ~My Happy Birthday Comes!~
  9. Koi no Fuga
  11. Juushichi no Natsu
  12. 17sai yo Sayounara (ARRIVEDERCI)
    • Lyrics: Giorgio Calabrese
    • Composition: Umberto Bindi
    • Japanese Lyrics: Otowa Takashi
    • Arrangement: Suzuki Shunsuke
  13. Mada Mou Chotto Amaeteitai

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 4 6 11 16 18 24 11 20,697
26 - - - - - - - 3,952

Total Reported Sales: 27,534

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