"Taiyou to Himawari" (太陽と向日葵; Sun and Sunflower) is the fifth single released by Flower. It was released on August 7, 2013 in three editions: Limited CD+DVD, a Regular CD Only edition and a Limited Pressing CD Only edition. Limited CD+DVD edition includes a photo book in a digipak package and the song "what i want...".
The song was pre-released digitally a week earlier, on July 31. A 2016 version of the song, including only Washio Reina vocals, was pre-released on May 25, 2016 and later included as the second b-side of their twelfth single "Yasashisa de Afureru You ni".
This is the last release to feature Mizuno Erina.
- Limited CD+DVD (AICL-2566~7, ¥1,851)
- Regular CD Only (AICL-2568, ¥1,028)
- Limited Pressing (AICL-2569, ¥514)
- Taiyou to Himawari Music Video
- Taiyou to Himawari Music Video Making
- Taiyou to Himawari
- Boyfriend (Moonlight Version)
- Taiyou to Himawari (Instrumental)
Limited Pressing EditionEdit
- Taiyou to Himawari
- Mizuno Erina (last release)
- Fujii Shuuka
- Shigetome Manami
- Nakajima Mio
- Washio Reina
- Muto Chiharu
- Ichiki Kyoka
- Bando Nozomi
- Sato Harumi
- Washio Reina, Muto Chiharu, Ichiki Kyoka
- Odake Masato
- Sagawa Hiroki
- Other Information
- Arrangement: POCHI, Ninomiya Hideki (vocal arrangements)
Music Video InformationEdit
- Shigeaki Kubo
Oricon Chart PositionsEdit
Total Reported Sales: 53,307
- First release of the group under the name Flower.
- First A-side single to include Ichiki Kyoka's vocals.
- It was the group's best selling single until the release of "Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way".
- Currently the last single to include a making-of on its DVD.
- This single competed with Happiness' "Sunshine Dream ~Ichido Kiri no Natsu~", with both singles being released on the same day for the groups' Musha Shugyo battle.
- Single Page: Limited Edition | Regular Edition | Limited Pressing
- Oricon Profile: Limited Edition | Regular Edition | Limited Pressing
- Digital Single: iTunes | Recochoku | mora
- Full Single:
- Version 2016 Digital Single: Recochoku | mora
|Flower main template|
|Songs per era|
|Still · Fadeless Love · SAKURA Regret · forget-me-not ~Wasurenagusa~ · Your Gravity · CALL · Koibito ga Santa Claus · Taiyou to Himawari · Boyfriend (Moonlight Version) · Hatsukoi · Shirayukihime · let go again · To Be Free!!|
|Hanadokei: Nettaigyo no Namida · Dolphin Beach · Akikaze no Answer · Flower Garden · Sayonara, Alice · Ano Hi no Sayonara · Hanadokei ~Party's on!~ · Aoi Triangle · Dreamin' Together · Spring has come · Nanairo Candle · Jikan Ryokou|
|THIS IS Flower THIS IS BEST
|Blue Sky Blue · Clover · Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way · Lucky 7 · Imagination · Virgin Snow ~Hatsu Gokoro~ · Yasashisa de Afureru You ni · Ajisai Kaleidoscope · Hoka no Dareka Yori Kanashii Koi wo Shita Dake · Ningyo Hime|
|TBA||Monochro · Colorful · MOON JELLYFISH · Totemo Fukai Green · Taiyou no Elegy · Stranger · Kurenai no Dress|
|B-sides only||Are You Ready? · be with you · Just A Little Bit · what i want... · COLOR ME UP!|