Houki boshi
28th single
Release date: 07/05/2006
TFCC89178 or TFCC89177 (limited edition)
Promotional song for 'Toyota Tobira wo akeyou' commercial and theme song to 'NTV's 2006 FIFA World Cup' broadcasting

"Houki boshi" reached #1 on the Oricon charts selling 419,445 copies during its run on the chart. The title track, "Houki boshi", was used as part of Toyota's Tobira wo akeyou (TOYOTA トビラを開けよう) campaign and theme song to NTV's 2006 FIFA World Cup. The title track was also included on the group's album HOME released on March 14, 2007. The singles two b-side tracks, "Hokorobi" and "my sweet heart" were both included on Mr.Children's compilation album B-SIDE, released May 10, 2007. The single also won the 'The Best 10 Singles' at the 21st Annual Japan Gold Disc Awards.(1) The limited edition version came with a bonus DVD that contained the mini movie Houki boshi -Ordinary Beauty-.

1. Houki boshi
2. Hokorobi
3. my sweet heart


- Notes -
Producer - Mr.Children and Takeshi Kobayashi
Lyrics - All lyrics by Kazutoshi Sakurai
Music - All music by Kazutoshi Sakurai

- DVD Notes -
Starring - Tomohide Terabe and Ayumi Machida
Director, Writer, Editor - Kouki Tange
Production - Yellow Brain
Cinematographer - Toyotaro Shigemori
Choreographer - Masako Yasumoto
Lighting Director - Takuji Takemoto

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