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"Mirrorcle World"
Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
from the album A Complete: All Singles
B-side Life, You, Depend on You
Released April 8, 2008
Format JPN Maxi Single
USA Digital Single
Genre J-pop
Label Avex Trax
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"Together When...
(2007)
"Mirrorcle World"
(2008)
"Days/Green
(2008)
Alternate cover
Mirrorcle World (Depend on You Version) (CD+DVD)

"Mirrorcle World" is the forty-third physical single and forty-fourth single overall by Ayumi Hamasaki. The title track is an extended version of the song "Mirror," a two-minute introductory track on Hamasaki's ninth studio album, Guilty.[1] The single was released on April 8, 2008,[2] exactly ten years after her debut single, "Poker Face";[3] the single features two new recordings of her second and fifth singles, both released in 1998, "You" and "Depend on You," respectively.[1]

Mirrorcle World has been certified platinum by RIAJ for shipment of more than 250,000 copies in Japan, Hamasaki's first single to do so since 2006's "Blue Bird". As of 2008 Oricon Yearly Chart, it is the #33 best-selling single in Japan of 2008 and #1 best-first week sales for female artist in Japan of 2008.

Contents

Packaging and design

The CD+DVD version of "Mirrorcle World," according to Avex, was released in a "special limited-edition package" which consists of a vertical sleeve. Also, first press editions of the CD+DVD versions comes with posters of the respective cover, and an extra-long vertical casing.

The CD-only version, however, was released in regular sleeves.[4] Also, Spoinichi Annex revealed that the cover of "Mirrorcle World" would feature Hamasaki in a topless shot, in the vein of the covers of her album and single Loveppears and "Appears," respectively. However, whereas Hamasaki's hair covered her bust in the covers of the aforementioned records, the covers of "Mirrorcle World" depicted Hamasaki covering her breasts with her arm.[5]

Commercial and promotional videos

A screenshot from the promotional video for "Mirrorcle World"
Billboards promoting "Mirrorcle World" in Tokyo, Japan.

On January 9, rumors began circulating through Japanese media that Hamasaki was to fly to Venice to shoot a new commercial for Panasonic. The following day, the rumor was confirmed,[6][7] and on February 22, Panasonic released the commercials, featuring "Mirrorcle World."[8] In addition to shooting the Panasonic commercial in Italy, Hamasaki flew to Paris where she shot a music video for "Mirrorcle World."[5] The promotional video was officially released on March 19, 2008.[9]

Track listing

Version with "YOU"
# Title Length
1. "Mirrorcle World (Original Mix)"   5:14
2. "Life (Original Mix)"   3:49
3. "You (10th Anniversary Version)"   4:47
4. "Mirrorcle World (Instrumental)"   5:16
5. "Life (Instrumental)"   3:49
6. "You (10th Anniversary Version -Instrumental-)"   4:43
Version with "Depend on You"
# Title Length
1. "Mirrorcle World (Original Mix)"   5:14
2. "Life (Original Mix)"   3:49
3. "Depend on You (10th Anniversary Version)"   4:41
4. "Mirrorcle World (Instrumental)"   5:16
5. "Life (Instrumental)"   3:49
6. "Depend on You (10th Anniversary Version -Instrumental-)"   4:38

Live Performances

  • March 25, 2008 - CDTV x SACAS!
  • December 31, 2008 - 59th Kouhaku Utagassen

Charts

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Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
April 8, 2008 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 145,576 193,016 15 weeks
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart 2
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 33

Total Sales : 193,016 (Japan)
Total Sales : 254,000 (Avex)

Billboard Japan Sales Chart

Release Chart Peak Position
April 8, 2008 Billboard Japan Hot 100 2
Billboard Japan Hot 100 Airplay -
Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales 2

Digital Sales Charts

Chart Peak
position
iTunes Japan Top Songs 3
Recochoku Chaku-Uta[10] 2
Recochoku Chaku-Uta Melody[11] 8
Recochoku Chaku-Uta All[12] 3
Mu-mo Song Download Chart[13] 1
Dwango Truetone Ringtones (Chaku Uta)[14] 2
Dwango Polyphonic Ringtones (Chaku Mero)[15] 4
USEN 1

Various Charts

Chart Peak
position
World Top 100 Singles[16] 41
Tokio Hot 100[17] 35
MTV Japanese Chart Express[18] 3
CDTV Top 100[19] 1
ZIP FM Hot 100 (Nagoya)[20]
FM Osaka 851[21] 31
Toyama Countdown Top 50[22] 23
LastFM's Weekly Top Tracks [23] 2

Notes & references

  1. ^ a b "Ayu Debut Anniversary Special!" (in Japanese). HMV. 2008-03-10. http://www.hmv.co.jp/news/article/803100086. Retrieved 2008-03-12.  
  2. ^ "4月8日(火)発売 NEW SINGLE「Mirrorcle World」" (in Japanese). Avex Marketing Inc.. http://avexnet.or.jp/ayu/jp/news/080301.html. Retrieved 2008-03-12.  
  3. ^ "浜崎あゆみ、10周年記念シングル“Mirrorcle World”を4月8日に4形態にてリリース" (in Japanese). Bounce.com. 2008-03-05. http://www.bounce.com/news/daily.php/13254/headlineclick. Retrieved 2008-03-14.  
  4. ^ "The new single "Mirrorcle World" to be released on Tuesday, April 8". Avex Marketing Inc.. http://avexnet.or.jp/ayu/en/news/080307.html. Retrieved 2008-03-12.  
  5. ^ a b "浜崎あゆみ 初の手ブラショット". Spoinichi Annex. 2008-03-12. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment/news/2008/03/12/05.html. Retrieved 2008-03-12.  
  6. ^ "あゆ ファンに感謝!告白後初の肉声(芸能) ― スポニチ" (in Japanese). Spoinichi Annex. 2008-01-10. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment/news/2008/01/10/01.html. Retrieved 2008-02-20.  
  7. ^ "あゆ、ベネチアへ気丈に出発…衝撃告白以来初めて公の場" (in Japanese). Sanspo.com. 2008-01-10. http://www.sanspo.com/geino/top/gt200801/gt2008011009.html. Retrieved 2008-02-22.  
  8. ^ "チャンネルパナソニック│松下グループのブロードバンド放送" (in Japanese). Panasonic. http://ch.panasonic.co.jp/index.html?contents=00995. Retrieved 2008-02-22.  
  9. ^ "アーティスト名:浜崎あゆみ" (in Japanese). Space Shower TV. http://www.spaceshowertv.com/search/onairsearch_artist.cgi?ac=006357. Retrieved 2008-03-19.  
  10. ^ (Japanese) 「着うたフル®」・「着うた®」なら「レコ直♪」 - デイリーランキング
  11. ^ (Japanese) 「着うたフル®」・「着うた®」なら「レコ直♪」 - 着信メロディダウンロードランキング
  12. ^ (Japanese) 「着うたフル®」・「着うた®」なら「レコ直♪」 - トータルダウンロードランキング
  13. ^ (Japanese) 着うた(R)/着うたフル(R)/着信メロディ 無料・先行・最新楽曲が充実のオリコン・モバイル
  14. ^ (Japanese) dwango.jp | 着うたフル(R)&着うた(R)無料検索
  15. ^ (Japanese) dwango.jp | 着うたフル(R)&着うた(R)無料検索
  16. ^ World Top 100 Singles
  17. ^ (Japanese) 81.3 FM J-WAVE : TOKIO HOT 100
  18. ^ MTV World Chart Express with Honda | MTVJAPAN.com : TV
  19. ^ CDTV
  20. ^ (Japanese) ZIP-FM 77.8
  21. ^ (Japanese) fmosaka.net〜FM大阪〜
  22. ^ (Japanese) TOYAMA COUNTDOWN TOP50 | FMとやま
  23. ^ 浜崎あゆみ – Music at Last.fm

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