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Interesting Facts about Morning Musume’s 41st single "Kimagure Princess"

Updated on July 5, 2017

The Limited Edition Type A cover

In the front row from left to right are members Eri Kamei, Ai Takahashi, and Reina Tanaka.
In the front row from left to right are members Eri Kamei, Ai Takahashi, and Reina Tanaka.

Some Interesting details about the song

Popular girl group Morning Musume (now under the name Morning Musume 16) has released lots of singles throughout their almost 19 year career. One of these is their 41st single called Kimagure Princess (Fickle Princess in English). For those of you that enjoyed reading about the group’s first official single Morning Coffee, this song is even better than that one! The single was released on October 28, 2009 and was the ending theme song for TV Tokyo’s show The Gyakuru Researchers. This was also the last single to feature seventh generation member Koharu Kusumi. There was also a Single V DVD for the single that was released on November 4, 2009. Kimagure Princess was released in four different editions. These were the limited editions A and B with DVDs, limited edition C and a regular edition. The group is a dance pop kind of group similar to Japan’s other famous idol group AKB48. Kimagure Princess is off of the album called 10 My Me. Kimagure Princess reached its peak position on the Japanese Oricon Musical Charts at #2. In its first few weeks, Kimagure Princess sold 44,220 copies.

Track Listing for the CD single

  1. Kimagure Princess
  2. Aishite Aishite Ato Ippun
  3. Kimagure Princess (instrumental version)

Which members sing on the song Kimagure Princess?

Kimagure Princess features many famous Morning Musume members including Risa Niigaki and Ai Takahashi. Among the sixth generation members that are a part of this single are then band leader Sayumi Michishige, Eri Kamei, and Reina Tanaka. Michishige who had been with Morning Musume since 2003 graduated from the group following a concert in fall 2014. She has the longest tenure of any of the members, having surpassed Niigaki and Takahashi. Reina Tanaka graduated from Morning Musume on May 21, 2013 to concentrate on her band called Lovendor. The only sixth generation member who is not singing on this single is Miki Fujimoto who resigned in 2007 following reports that she was hanging out with her now husband Tomoharu Shoji.

Kimagure Princess helped the group get more popular

Kimagure Princess has sort of a Spanish style beat to it in my opinion but it is one of the best songs in the history of Morning Musume and a great one to dance to and feel good. Kimagure Princess also features Aika Mitsui who released a solo photo book called Aika. Misui revealed at the end of 2013 that she is putting a stop to all of her entertainment work in order to study English abroad. Risa Niigaki graduated from Morning Musume on May 18, 2012 along with Mitsui and Michishige was given the title of band leader. Kimagure Princess will live on as one of the best songs ever written by any musical group. As part of their increasing popularity, Morning Musume was selected to take part in the Anime Expo Convention in July 2009. The event was in Los Angeles and Morning Musume was the guest of honor. The group held a concert and gave fans a chance to get autographs. The concert attracted a decent following of fans numbering over 7,000 people!

The song Kimagure Princess (dancing version)

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