Boku wa Kuma

Boku wa Kuma is Utada’s last single of 2006. It was released November 22, 2006 and it is her 17th Japanese single. This single managed to take number 4 on the charts but went on to sell over 147,000+ copies. It would go on to be the number 127 single of the year in 2006, selling 76,785 copies, and managed to sell an additional 70,256 copies in 2007. Although it reached number 4 on the charts it would continue a steady run for 22 weeks. Oddly enough, it sold more than Keep Tryin’ and Passion, just barely coming behind Be My Last. It was also the first single in her HEART STATION Era.

Boku wa Kuma

Tracks:
1. Boku wa Kuma
2. Boku wa Kuma (Instrumental)

Review:
Boku wa Kuma is really a children’s song when you hear it. The lyrics are very simple. It’s ok when you’re a kid but nothing else, the song is just mediocre. As the song is called Boku wa Kuma, lit. I’m a bear, it’s about a bear and what he can and cannot do. She did come out with better singles in 2007 so thank goodness for that. Not my favorite song from Hikki to say the least.

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3 Responses to “Boku wa Kuma”
  1. Xana says:

    such a cute song ^^

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  1. […] Boku wa Kuma, I’m A Bear. Boku wa Kuma was the first song to be released as a single and as a result the first single in the HEART STATION Era. To be honest with you when I first heard this song I was thinking that the album would be quite childish and dull. But thankfully this wasn’t a predictor of the mood of the album. This song was used as an image song for a children’s program, and is one of the reasons why it is so successful. This chorus is sweet and innocent. The lyrics talk about “I’m a bear, I’m a bear…” Despite it being childish, Hikki said that it tout her that being an artist means that you have to have a little fun. This song also reflects how much her bear, Kuma Chang, means to her. Not a bad song really. For the single that started it all, click here. […]

  2. […] Boku was Kuma was the first HEART STATION single, certainly not my favorite though. But then included was the ballad version of Flavor of Life, amazing epic hit. Then came the double A-side singles, both incredible. Beautiful World was the up-beat yet depressing song, while Kiss & Cry was the effervescent throwback. HEART STATION served as the name for her 5th studio album, and was a beautiful synth driven song. Stay Gold was the mid-tempo ballad, filled with lovely, ghastly sounds. And the final single was Prisoner of Love, the epic love ballad. She even included the -PLANiTb Acoustica Mix- of Beautiful World. It’s just as it sounds, a sweet mix of dance and acoustic. […]



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