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2nd STEP is Tsubaki Factory's second album. It was released on May 26, 2021 in three editions: one regular and two limited.[1]

Limited Edition A includes a Blu-ray featuring a music video collection of the singles included on the album and a jacket making video, and also includes a 48-page booklet. Limited Edition B includes a DVD featuring a collection of their single release events.[1]



  1. Dansha-ISM
  2. Masayume (マサユメ; A Dream That Comes True)
  3. Sankaime no Date Shinwa
  4. Ishiki Takai Otome no Dilemma
  5. Ai wa Ima, Ai wo Motometeru (愛は今、愛を求めてる; Love is Now, I'm Searching for Love)
  6. Fuwari, Koi Dokei
  7. Saijoukyuu Story (最上級Story; Superlative Story)
  8. Hikari no Curtain (光のカーテン ; Light Curtain)
  9. Nineteen no Shinkirou
  10. Koi no UFO Catcher
  11. Ima Nanji?
  12. Dakara Nannanda! (だからなんなんだ!; So What!)
  13. My Darling ~Do you love me?~
  14. Dakishimerarete Mitai
  15. Tarinai Mono Umete Yuku Tabi (足りないもの埋めてゆく旅; A Journey to Fill What I'm Lacking)

Limited Edition A Blu-ray[]

MV Clips Collection

  1. Sankaime no Date Shinwa (Music Video)
  2. Sankaime no Date Shinwa (Dance Shot Ver.)
  3. Sankaime no Date Shinwa (Close-up Ver.)
  4. Fuwari, Koi Dokei (Music Video)
  5. Fuwari, Koi Dokei (Dance Shot Ver.)
  6. Fuwari, Koi Dokei (Close-up Ver.)
  7. Ishiki Takai Otome no Dilemma (Music Video)
  8. Ishiki Takai Otome no Dilemma (Dance Shot Ver.)
  9. Ishiki Takai Otome no Dilemma (Close-up Ver.)
  10. Dakishimerarete Mitai (Music Video)
  11. Dakishimerarete Mitai (Dance Shot Ver.)
  12. Dakishimerarete Mitai (Close-up Ver.)
  13. Dansha-ISM (Music Video)
  14. Dansha-ISM (Dance Shot Ver.)
  15. Dansha-ISM (Close-up Ver.)
  16. Ima Nanji? (Music Video)
  17. Ima Nanji? (Dance Shot Ver.)
  18. Ima Nanji? (Close-up Ver.)
Bonus Footage
  • Jacket Satsuei Making Eizou (ジャケット撮影メイキング映像; Making Video of the CD Jacket Photoshoot)

Limited Edition B DVD[]

Single Hatsubai Kinen Serious Event Drama Shuu (シングル発売記念シリアスイベント ドラマ集)

Bonus Footage
  • Making Eizou (メイキング映像; Making Video)

Featured Members[]

Tsubaki Factory promoting the album

Tsubaki Factory promoting the album

Album Information[]

Ai wa Ima, Ai wo Motometeru
  • Lyrics: Izutsu Himi
  • Composition: Takashi Hayato
  • Arrangement, Programming and Guitar: Suzuki Shunsuke
  • Bass: Sasamoto Yasushi
  • Trumpet: Yoshizawa Tatsuhiko
  • Alto, Tenor and Baritone saxophone: Takegami Yoshinari
  • Trombone: Handa Nobuhide
  • Chorus: Shiobara Namiko
Saijoukyuu Story
  • Lyrics: Izutsu Himi
  • Composition: ArmySlick, Kokubo Yuki
  • Arrangement, Programming and Bass: ArmySlick[3]
  • Guitar: Kuroda Akitoshi
  • Chorus: Kishimoto Yumeno, Asakura Kikki, Ono Mizuho
Hikari no Curtain
  • Lyrics: Kodama Ameko
  • Composition, Arrangement, Programming and Piano: Ishii Kentaro[4]
  • Guitar: Tanaka Tatsuo[5]
  • Chorus: Shiobara Namiko
Dakara Nannanda!
Tarinai Mono Umete Yuku Tabi


TV Performances[]

  • [2021.08.06] Sukapa! Idol Fes! ~2021 Natsu~ (Masayume, Ai wa Ima, Ai wo Motometeru, Nineteen no Shinkirou)

Concert Performances[]

Ai wa Ima, Ai wo Motometeru
Saijoukyuu Story
Hikari no Curtain
Dakara Nannanda!
Tarinai Mono Umete Yuku Tabi

Chart Positions[]

Oricon Chart Positions[]

Daily & Weekly Ranking
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 2
10 4 11 3
29 3 15,638
16 - - - - - - 75 446
- - - - - - - 147 265
- - - 29 - - - 162 233
Monthly Ranking
Year Month Month Rank Sales Ref
2021 May 10 15,638 [6]
Yearly Ranking
Year Year Rank Sales
2021 231 16,582

Total Reported Sales: 16,582

Weekly Combined Ranking
Week Rank Points
2 16,507
  • Total Reported Points: 16,507

Billboard Japan Top Album Sales[]

Week Rank Sales Ref
3 15,333 [7]

Total Reported Sales: 15,333*

Other Chart Rankings[]

Country Chart Highest
Flag of Japan.svg.png Japan Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales (First Three Days) 3
Billboard Japan Hot Albums 3 [9]
Billboard Japan Top Download Albums 3 [10]


  • The album was announced during a special live stream on the official Tsubaki Factory YouTube channel on March 25, 2021.[11][12]
  • In the teaser movies that were released to promote the album before its releases, "Masayume" is the only track that does not have its name and album information on the bottom left corner of the video.
    • In addition, one of the outfits Onoda Saori wears in the "Dakara Nannanda!" teaser movie is the same one worn in the music video of Dansha-ISM.
  • A Blu-ray featuring dance practices and the solo clips used in the teaser movies of the album was released for UP-FRONT WORKS Web Store pre-orders and for general sale on September 15, 2021.[13]
  • All three singles included in the album are double A-sides.

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