Ai Otsuka

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  1. Ai Otsuka

    Ai Otsuka


    Ai Otsuka (大塚 愛 Ōtsuka Ai, born September 9, 1982) is a Japanese pop singer, songwriter and actress from Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan. She is a popular artist on the Avex Trax label and is best known for her 2003 hit "Sakuranbo," which stayed in the Top 200 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart for 103 weeks.

  2. Happy Days

    Happy Days (2004)


    "Happy Days" is Ai Otsuka's fourth single. The title track was used as background music in the Morinaga ICE BOX CM, which starred Otsuka, and as the theme of Koukousei Quiz 2004 on Nihon TV. It also contained a new b-side song "Hoshikuzu" ) and instrumental versions of both songs. Number three Oricon charts.

  3. Love Punch

    Love Punch (2004)


    Love Punch is the debut album by Ai Otsuka released on 31 March 2004 under the Avex Trax record label. This album was released in two formats: a CD Only version and a CD+DVD version. The CD+DVD edition comes with a DVD containing promo clips and interviews. Initial pressings contained a limited edition picture book. The album reached #3 on the Oricon charts and stayed on the charts for a total of 98 weeks. Because the album sold 519,300 copies in 2004, it became the #20 most popular album of 2004. However, it also charted on the 2005 end-of-year charts at #94 as it sold 159,025 copies in that year as well. In total, this album has sold 698,277 units.

  4. Love Is Best

    Love Is Best (2009)


    Love Is Best is the second 'Best of' compilation album to be released by Ai Otsuka on 11 November 2009. Its theme is love. It will come in both a CD-only format and a CD+DVD format. Fifteen songs are included. The first press edition comes with a pair of eyeglasses called "Love Eyes".

  5. Love Jam

    Love Jam (2004)


    Love Jam is the second album by Ai Otsuka, released on 17 November 2004 under the Avex Trax record label. This album was available in CD and CD+DVD editions. The first-press of the CD Only edition came with an 80 page illustration book drawn by Ai Otsuka herself (limited to 200,000 copies). The album hit #30 in 2005, selling 414,513 copies. In total, the album has sold about 656,708 copies.

  6. Kingyo Hanabi

    Kingyo Hanabi


    "Kingyo Hanabi" (????; Goldfish Fireworks) is Ai Otsuka's fifth single. It was released by avex trax on August 18, 2004. The DVD version was sold simultaneously. It became the theme song of the Japanese television program "Super TV". 50,000 limited edition copies were sold which included a picture book drawn by Otsuka. It reached number three on the Oricon charts.

  7. Sakuranbo



    "Sakuranbo" , Cherry) is Ai Otsuka's second single, which was released on December 17, 2003. It is often considered as Otsuka's breakthrough single and was used in 2004 as an ending theme song on the TV show, "Mecha Mecha iketeru! )," which Fuji TV produces.

  8. Chu-lip

    Chu-lip (2007)


    "Chu-Lip" is Ai Otsuka's 14th single under the avex trax label. It is also her first single released in 2007.

  9. Love Cook

    Love Cook (2005)


    Love Cook is Ai Otsuka's third album released on 14 December 2005 under the Avex Trax record label. It was released in four formats: CD only, CD+DVD, CD+Photobook and CD+Picture Book. The latter two are limited to 150,000 copies each, and feature different sleeve case covers. The picture book illustrations are hand-drawn by Ai herself.

  10. Amaenbo



    "Amaenbo" spoiled child) is Ai Otsuka's third single. The title track was used in an television advertisement for Sato Healthcare's cold relief tablets Stona Rhini S sutona rini S). The single also contains a new version of "Sakuranbo" ) ("Cherry") and a new song, "Ame iro parasol" ame iro parasoru) Rain-coloured parasol.

  11. Planetarium



    "Planetarium" (??????? Puranetariumu) is Ai Otsuka's tenth single, which was released on 21 September 2005. The single had great success and became Otsuka's second #1 hit on the Oricon charts, selling 316,425 copies. In 2005, Planetarium sold 215,114 copies, making it the #41 best-selling single of the year. However, it still charted into the next year and was the #99 best-selling single in 2006, selling 100,555 copies. Planetarium is her second best-selling single after "Sakuranbo."

  12. Love Letter

    Love Letter (2008)


    Love Letter is the fifth studio album released by Ai Otsuka on 17 December 2008. It come in a CD-only format and CD + DVD format. Thirteen songs are included; four from her singles Pocket, Rocket Sneaker / One × Time (both songs as it is a double A-side single) and Kurage, Nagareboshi.

  13. Yumekui



    "Yumekui" is Ai Otsuka's 12th single under the avex trax label.

  14. Momo No Hanabira

    Momo No Hanabira


    "Momo no Hanabira" Peach Flower Petals) is the debut single of Japanese singer Ai Otsuka, released on September 10, 2003 in CD-only format, then on October 1, 2003 in CD+DVD format. The title track was used as the theme song of the NTV drama Suika. The two versions charted separately; the CD-only edition peaked 24th on the Oricon weekly singles chart and charted for twenty-one weeks while the CD+DVD edition peaked at the 86th position and charted for seventeen weeks.

  15. Neko ni Fūsen

    Neko ni Fūsen


    "Neko ni Fūsen" (ネコに風船; A Cat with a Balloon) is Ai Otsuka's 9th single, which was released on 13 July 2005. This single sold 111,324 units and reached #92 on the 2005 Oricon yearly charts.

  16. Love Piece

    Love Piece (2007)


    Love Piece is Ai Otsuka's fourth album. It was released in two formats: CD Only and CD + DVD. The first press of the CD+DVD version includes a special music video of the song U-Boat from Otsuka's LOVE COOK album, while the first press of the CD Only version includes a 40-page original photo-book. The first press of both versions also includes a box three times the size of a regular CD, with a coloured case in one of six colours (blue, green, black, yellow, purple or pink).

  17. Frienger



    "Frienger" (??????; Furenja) is Ai Otsuka's 11th single under the avex trax label and her first of three singles in 2006.

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