Mika Nakashima – Nagareboshi

November 16, 2009 at 10:11 PM | Posted in Mika Nakashima | 5 Comments

Nagareboshi (流れ星) is Mika Nakashima’s 30th single and it was released on November 4, 2009. The single reached #10 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 10,539 copies.

I love it when Mika keeps it simple. This cover is classy and elegant!

♦ ♦ ♦

Mika Nakashima loves stars. It doesn’t matter what kind they are: wandering stars, invisible stars, winter stars, etc. SHE LOVES THEM! Ignore the fact that Nagareboshi is her 5th song about stars because it is gorgeous. Then again, so were those past songs (STARS, WILL, Mienai Hoshi, ORION). To me, this song sounded most similar to Mienai Hoshi because it has a minimal sound consisting of pretty piano and strings. The additional guitar riffs and percussion are a teensy bit reminiscent of ORION as well. Anyway, it’s an extremely pleasant song.

I was also quite pleased with the B-side. Nakashima and DAISHI DANCE were a match made in heaven when he remixed SAKURA ~Hanagasumi~ so it was great to see them working together again in Memory. You get more of that fantastic crossover sound here but with Nakashima singing in English. Her vocals are a little iffy at times due to her pronunciation but the music makes up for it. Even then, this is the best English singing I have heard from her.

Pros: What a lovely single!
Cons: Stars are neat and all but enough songs about them, OK? *side eye*

Overall Rating

4 stars


1. Nagareboshi (流れ星)
2. Memory (feat. DAISHI DANCE)
3. Nagareboshi (Instrumental)
4. Memory (feat. DAISHI DANCE) (Instrumental)



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  1. I LOVED THIS SINGLE BY MIKA NAKSHIMA. like her last single was ……… Ugh to me. Lol but this… This was just BEAUTIFUL lol great review <3

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  3. Great job reviewing this single! I didn’t think ‘Candy Girl’ was too bad, to be fair to Mika, but ‘Nagareboshi’ (both song and video) are so much better! Too bad ‘Nagareboshi’ has failed sales-wise despite registering at #10.

  4. Mika Nakashima has a GIANT forehead, im glad she’s covering it up wiht bangs again lol.

  5. It’s so nice! I still prefer her other songs like Anata ga Iru kara and Sakura Hanagasumi…but this single is really good too

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