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"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.

EditionsEdit

  • Limited CD+DVD (AICL-2566~7, ¥1,851)
  • Regular CD Only (AICL-2568, ¥1,028)
  • Limited Pressing (AICL-2569, ¥514)

TracklistEdit

Limited EditionEdit

CD
  1. Taiyou to Himawari
  2. Boyfriend (Moonlight Version)
  3. what i want...
  4. Taiyou to Himawari (Instrumental)
DVD
  1. Taiyou to Himawari Music Video
  2. Taiyou to Himawari Music Video Making

Regular EditionEdit

  1. Taiyou to Himawari
  2. Boyfriend (Moonlight Version)
  3. Taiyou to Himawari (Instrumental)

Limited Pressing EditionEdit

  1. Taiyou to Himawari

Featured MembersEdit

Flower - Taiyou to Himawari promo

Flower promoting the single

Song InformationEdit

Vocals
Washio Reina, Muto Chiharu, Ichiki Kyoka
Lyrics
Odake Masato
Music
Sagawa Hiroki
Other Information
Arrangement: POCHI, Ninomiya Hideki (vocal arrangements)

Music Video InformationEdit

Director
Shigeaki Kubo

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

MonTueWedThuFriSatSunWeek RankSales
x 5 12 12 4 5 8 5 45,401
1127 24 24 25 - - 26 3,661
- - - - - - - 54 1,947
- - - - - - - 68 1,218
- - - - - - - 130 467
- - - - - - - 144 354
- - - - - - - 189 259

Total Reported Sales: 53,307

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

External LinksEdit

Flower
Trivia · Category · Flower songs template
Members
Current Members Shigetome Manami (Leader) · Nakajima Mio · Washio Reina · Bando Nozomi · Sato Harumi
Former Members Mizuno Erina · Fujii Shuuka · Muto Chiharu · Ichiki Kyoka
Discography
Albums 1. Flower · 2. Hanadokei · 3. F
Best Albums 1. THIS IS Flower THIS IS BEST
Singles 1. Still · 2. SAKURA Regret · 3. forget-me-not ~Wasurenagusa~ · 4. Koibito ga Santa Claus · 5. Taiyou to Himawari · 6. Shirayukihime · 7. Nettaigyo no Namida · 8. Akikaze no Answer · 9. Sayonara, Alice / TOMORROW ~Shiawase no Housoku~ · 10. Blue Sky Blue · 11. Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way · 12. Yasashisa de Afureru You ni · 13. Monochro / Colorful · 14. MOON JELLYFISH · 15. Taiyou no Elegy
Digital Singles 1. Hatsukoi · 2. TOMORROW ~Shiawase no Housoku~ · 3. Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way Anime version · 4. Kurenai no Dress
Concerts & Tours
Tours 1. Hanadokei · 2. THIS IS Flower
Concerts Featured In E-girls: COLORFUL LAND · COLORFUL WORLD · E.G. SMILE · E.G.EVOLUTION
E.G.family: E.G.POWER 2019 ~POWER to the DOME~
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts E-girls · ShuuKaRen
Flower songs
Flower main template
Songs per era
Flower

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

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

Flower Clock -covers-: Nando Demo · Koi ni Ochitara · TOMORROW ~Shiawase no Housoku~ · secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~ · SWEET MEMORIES · Baby Don't Cry

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!