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Furari Ginza / Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara
Furari Ginza-r
Regular Edition A
Single by Morning Musume '18
Native title フラリ銀座/自由な国だから
Released October 24, 2018
Genre J-Pop
Format CD, CD+DVD
Label zetima zetima
Morning Musume '18 Singles Chronology
Previous Are you Happy? / A gonna 65th Single (2018)
Other Covers

Furari Ginza-rb
Regular Edition B

Furari Ginza-la
Limited Edition A

Furari Ginza-lb
Limited Edition B

Furari Ginza-ls
Limited Edition SP

Furari Ginza / Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara (フラリ銀座/自由な国だから; Wandering Around Ginza / Because It's a Free Country) is Morning Musume '18's 66th single. It was released on October 24, 2018 in 5 editions: 2 regular and 3 limited. The first press of the regular editions came with a random trading card of 13 kinds depending on the jackets (26 in total). Limited Edition SP came with an event lottery serial number card.

This is the last single to feature 10th generation member Iikubo Haruna.

TracklistEdit

Morning Musume '18 - Furari Ginza (MV) (Promotion Edit)

Morning Musume '18 - Furari Ginza (MV) (Promotion Edit)

Morning Musume '18 - Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara (MV) (Promotion Edit)

Morning Musume '18 - Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara (MV) (Promotion Edit)

Morning Musume '18 - Y Jiro no Tochuu (MV)

Morning Musume '18 - Y Jiro no Tochuu (MV)

CDEdit

  1. Furari Ginza
  2. Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara
  3. Y Jiro no Tochuu (Y字路の途中; In the Middle of a Y Junction)
  4. Furari Ginza (Instrumental)
  5. Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara (Instrumental)
  6. Y Jiro no Tochuu (Instrumental)

Limited Edition A DVDEdit

  1. Furari Ginza (Music Video)

Limited Edition B DVDEdit

  1. Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara (Music Video)

Limited Edition SP DVDEdit

  1. Furari Ginza (Dance Shot Ver.)
  2. Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara (Dance Shot Ver.)
  3. Furari Ginza / Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara MV Satsuei Making Eizou (フラリ銀座/自由な国だから MV撮影メイキング映像; Making Footage of the MV Shoot)

Featured MembersEdit

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Morning Musume '18 promoting "Furari Ginza"

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Morning Musume '18 promoting "Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara"

Single InformationEdit

Furari Ginza
Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara
Y Jiro no Tochuu

TV PerformancesEdit

  • [2018.10.01] HEY! HEY! NEO! (Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara)
  • [2018.10.21] Love music (Furari Ginza)
  • [2018.10.22] The Girls Live (Furari Ginza)
  • [2018.10.26] Buzz Rhythm 02 (Furari Ginza)
  • [2018.10.29] The Girls Live (Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara)
  • [2018.11.03] CDTV (Furari Ginza)
  • [2018.11.05] FULL CHORUS (Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara)
  • [2018.11.06] Utacon (Furari Ginza)
  • [2018.11.12] The Girls Live (Y Jiro no Tochuu)

Concert PerformancesEdit

Furari Ginza
Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara
Y Jiro no Tochuu

Chart PositionsEdit

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Daily & Weekly Rankings
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 2
93,390
3
7,957
5 6 4 5 2 110,973
14 25 11 20 25 - - 17 3,374
- - 11 - - - - 35 1,865
- - 10 - - - - 46 1,599
- - 19 - - - - 66 989
- - 28 - - - - 75 862
- - x x x x x x xxx
Monthly Ranking
Year Month Month Rank Sales Ref
2018 October 8 114,347 [4]

Total reported sales: 119,662*

Billboard Japan Top Single SalesEdit

Week Rank Sales Ref
2 155,665 [5]
17 4,087 [6]
27 2,444 [7]
33 2,628 [8]
44 1,639 [9]
58 N/A [10]

Total reported sales: 166,463*

Recochoku Music Video RankingsEdit

Song Daily Rank Weekly Rank Monthly Rank
Furari Ginza 1 5 16
Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara 2 6 23

Other Chart RankingsEdit

Country Chart Highest
Position
Ref
Flag of Japan.svg Japan Billboard Japan Single Sales (First Three Days) 2
(147,788)
[11]
Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales Year End 2018 46 [12]
"Furari Ginza" only
Billboard Japan Hot 100 2 [13]
Billboard Japan Top Download Songs 34 [14]
CDTV Original Ranking 2 [15]
"Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara" only
Billboard Japan Hot 100 70 [13]
Billboard Japan Top Download Songs 31 [14]

TriviaEdit

  • The single was announced on September 14, 2018 at the Morning Musume '18 FC Event ~Kessei Kinen Premoni Dai Kanshasai! 22 Nenme mo Ikimasshoi!~.[16]
  • Before the single's official announcement, the correct release date and product code EPCE-7444 were leaked on Twitter by an anonymous user on August 31, 2018 alongside a second leak of ANGERME's 25th single which was confirmed a few days later.[17] Then on September 9, the same release date and another correct product code EPCE-7438 were leaked by different Twitter user, this time alongside an unconfirmed first album by Tsubaki Factory.[18]
  • This is the first single to not feature Ogata Haruna since "TIKI BUN / Shabadaba Doo~ / Mikaeri Bijin".
  • "Furari Ginza" is described as a Showa chic song.[19] The members' outfits are colorful to feel like they are in olden day Ginza[19] and they were bought from starblinc, a shop in Tokyo that designs retro and futuristic women's clothing based on 1960s mod fashion.[20][21]
  • "Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara" choreographer YOSHIKO made the Statue of Liberty pose the starting and ending poses of the dance when she heard that Tsunku wrote the song after visiting New York City[2] in late July 2018.[22]
  • The additional track "Y Jiro no Tochuu" is Iikubo Haruna's graduation song in which she has a very moving solo part.[19]
    • Soon after choreographing "Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara", which was before Iikubo announced her graduation, YOSHIKO was also requested to choreograph "Y Jiro no Tochuu". When she read the lyrics and was only instructed to make Iikubo the main feature, YOSHIKO suspected it was a graduation song. Staff eventually told her it was a secret that Iikubo would be graduating.[3]
  • The "Y Jiro no Tochuu" music video was filmed on the stage set of the Morning Musume '18 Concert Tour Aki ~GET SET, GO!~.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "モーニング娘。’18 2018.10.24 Release フラリ銀座" (in Japanese). HIGH-ENERGY.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "振付けしましたシリーズ☆" (in Japanese). Room No.445. 2018-10-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "振付けしましたシリーズ☆" (in Japanese). Room No.445. 2018-10-26.
  4. https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/m/2018-10/
  5. "【ビルボード】嵐『君のうた』が382,812枚を売り上げ週間シングル・セールス首位獲得" (in Japanese). Billboard JAPAN. 2018-10-29.
  6. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2018&month=11&day=12
  7. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2018&month=11&day=19
  8. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2018&month=11&day=26
  9. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2018&month=12&day=3
  10. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2018&month=12&day=10
  11. "【先ヨミ】嵐『君のうた』が273,243枚を売り上げ現在首位 モー娘。’18、ジェジュンが続く" (in Japanese). Billboard JAPAN. 2018-10-25.
  12. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales_year&year=2018
  13. 13.0 13.1 http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2018&month=11&day=5
  14. 14.0 14.1 http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=dlsongs&year=2018&month=11&day=5
  15. https://twitter.com/TBSCDTV/status/1058826153069285376
  16. Fukumura Mizuki. "モーニング娘。21歳☆譜久村聖" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Qki Official Blog. 2018-09-14.
  17. https://twitter.com/odasakura_/status/1035389911480684544
  18. https://twitter.com/maachelchii18/status/1038724973735567360
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 "生田衣梨奈、飯窪春菜の卒業を語る「サブリーダーは1人でいい!」【ハロプロ誕生20周年記念連載】" (in Japanese). The Television. 2018-09-25.
  20. Iikubo Haruna. "#新曲発売 #starblinc #NintendoDirectJP #スマブラSP 飯窪春菜" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2018-09-15.
  21. "ストア説明" (in Japanese). starblinc.
  22. "夏のニューヨーク" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Blog. 2018-07-27.

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