Kis-My-Ft2’s new single Kimi, Boku. dropped on October 3 and has made it into Oricon’s latest Weekly Single Rankings, selling 195,000 copies in its first week. This is the 22nd record from the seven-member boy band that has reached number one since their debut.
The song is currently being used in a commercial in which the members also appear for a new heating pad product by KOWA.
Kimi, Boku. is a pop song about love and the thoughts and feelings Kis-My-Ft2 want to convey. The CD cover photo (above) has also been unveiled featuring the group’s new concept for the release that sees each member with their own respective colours painting onto a white canvas – as seen in their music video for the song.
The single also comes coupled with a blank version of the CD cover inside the booklet for fans to colour in. This has blown up along with the hashtag #君僕お絵描きジャケット which is seeing fans sharing their coloured-in pieces on social media. It has meant that each and every person has their own unique CD cover for Kimi, Boku..
Another hashtag #ソライロ was also created for the song Sorairo (‘colour of the sky’) which is coupled on the single. Fans have been posting pictures of different skies such as the colour of the sky during a certain memory they remember, their favourite sky, how the sky looked when they want to the band’s live show and so on.
These two hashtags are a result of the band members posting their own coloured-in CD covers and pictures of the sky, causing fans to follow suit.
Kis-My-Ft2 – “Kimi, Boku.” – How to do the “Kis-Tep”
The music video for Kimi, Boku. drew much attention for a new kind of high-speed shuffle dance the members have dubbed “Kis-Tep.” The band even posted a choreography video (above) showing how to do it properly.
Kis-My-Ft2 – “Kimi, Boku.” Track Preview
A track-by-track preview of all five songs on the single was also released on YouTube. Also, previews for all 240 songs the band have released on CD up to October 3 from avex have been posted on the band’s official website, enabling their discography to reach a wider audience and those who may not know much about the boys’ music. Playlists are also set to be posted in the future.
Taisuke Fujigaya, representing the band, had the following to say about the Oricon announcement.
“All of us are extremely happy as a team. Our 22nd single ‘Kimi, Boku.’ is a very special song to the group. It contains the message ‘I’m here because you’re here’ and is a song that’s tied to our tour this year.”
It’s been 7 years since Kis-My-Ft2’s debut, and they continue to sprint ahead full force with everything they’ve got.
On Sale: October 3, 2018
First Press Regular Edition A – ¥1,600 (Tax Included) [AVCD-94185/B]
・”Kimi, Boku.” Music Video
・The Making of the “Kimi, Boku.” Music Video
First Press Regular Edition B – ¥1,600 (Tax Included) [AVCD-94186/B]
Regular Edition – ¥1,000 [AVCD-94187]
・Still song for you
[Bonus Track]: KIS-MY-VOICE
Kis-My-Ft2 Official Website: https://avex.jp/kismyft2/