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Manatsu no Kousen
ManatsunoKousen-r
Original Release
Single by Morning Musume
from album Second Morning
Native title 真夏の光線
Released May 12, 1999
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Single, digital download
Length 14:43 (original)
19:43 (re-release)
Label zetima zetima
Producer Tsunku
Morning Musume Singles Chronology
Previous Memory Seishun no Hikari 4th Single (1998)
Next Furusato 6th Single (1999)
Other Covers
ManatsunoKousen-rr
12cm Re-release

Manatsu no Kousen (真夏の光線; A Ray of Light in Midsummer) is the fifth single by the J-pop idol group Morning Musume, released on May 12, 1999 as an 8 cm CD. It sold a total of 235,010 copies, and reached number three on the Oricon Charts.

In 2004, It was re-released as part of the Morning Musume Early Single Box and again in 2005, as a 12 cm CD. The lead vocalist of this single was Abe Natsumi. "Manatsu no Kousen" ranked as the #93 single for 1999.

TracklistEdit

Morning Musume - Manatsu no Kousen (MV)05:10

Morning Musume - Manatsu no Kousen (MV)

Manatsu no Kousen (MV)

Original EditionEdit

  1. Manatsu no Kousen
  2. Koi no Shihatsu Ressha (恋の始発列車; Love's First Train)
  3. Manatsu no Kousen (Instrumental)

Re-release EditionEdit

  1. Manatsu no Kousen
  2. Koi no Shihatsu Ressha
  3. Manatsu no Kousen (Instrumental)
  4. Manatsu no Kousen (Early Version)

Featured MembersEdit

TV Performances Edit

  • 1999-05-07 Music Station
  • 1999-05-09 ASAYAN
  • 1999-05-21 Music Station
  • 1999-05-27 Utaban
  • 2000-07-16 Hello! Morning Episode 015 (10-person Version)

Concert PerformancesEdit

Manatsu no Kousen
Koi no Shihatsu Ressha

Single InformationEdit

Lyrics & Composition: Tsunku

Manatsu no Kousen
Koi no Shihatsu Ressha

Cover VersionsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • This is the first official single by Morning Musume to have a full Japanese title.
  • 1st Generation member Nakazawa Yuko gives a comment about the single on YouTube.

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 3 122,610
- - - - - - - 12 33,800
- - - - - - - 19 29,100
- - - - - - - 20 15,500
- - - - - - - 27 10,170
- - - - - - - 28 9,060
- - - - - - - 37 6,840
- - - - - - - 56 4,690
- - - - - - - 65 3,240

Total Reported Sales: 235,010

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