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Hakkiri Shiyou ze / Oyogenai Mermaid / Aisare Route A or B? (はっきりしようぜ/泳げないMermaid/愛されルート A or B?; Let's Set It Straight / The Mermaid Who Can't Swim / The Route to Be Loved: A or B?) is ANGERME's 29th single. It was released on June 23, 2021 in 7 editions: 3 regular and 4 limited.[1] The first press of the regular editions includes a random trading card of 11 kinds depending on the jacket (33 in total). Limited Edition SP includes an event lottery serial number card.

This is the debut single of the 9th generation members Kawana Rin, Tamenaga Shion and Matsumoto Wakana.

"Hakkiri Shiyou ze" is a cover of the 2020 song of same title by the band STARDUST REVUE.

"SHAKA SHAKA TO LOVE" is a song promoting the oral beauty care brand Ora2 and their Ora2 Me toothbrush line, and it was released digitally on December 24, 2020 ahead of the single.

Tracklist[]

ANGERME_-_Hakkiri_Shiyou_ze_(MV)_(Promotion_Edit)

ANGERME - Hakkiri Shiyou ze (MV) (Promotion Edit)

ANGERME_-_Oyogenai_Mermaid_(MV)_(Promotion_Edit)

ANGERME - Oyogenai Mermaid (MV) (Promotion Edit)

ANGERME_-_Aisare_Route_A_or_B?_(MV)_(Promotion_Edit)

ANGERME - Aisare Route A or B? (MV) (Promotion Edit)

CD[]

Regular Edition / Limited Editions A-C[]

  1. Hakkiri Shiyou ze
  2. Oyogenai Mermaid
  3. Aisare Route A or B?
  4. Hakkiri Shiyou ze (Instrumental)
  5. Oyogenai Mermaid (Instrumental)
  6. Aisare Route A or B? (Instrumental)

Limited Edition SP[]

  1. Hakkiri Shiyou ze
  2. Oyogenai Mermaid
  3. Aisare Route A or B?
  4. SHAKA SHAKA TO LOVE 【Additional Track】
  5. Hakkiri Shiyou ze (Instrumental)
  6. Oyogenai Mermaid (Instrumental)
  7. Aisare Route A or B? (Instrumental)
  8. SHAKA SHAKA TO LOVE (Instrumental)

Limited Edition A DVD[]

  1. Hakkiri Shiyou ze (Music Video)

Limited Edition B DVD[]

  1. Oyogenai Mermaid (Music Video)

Limited Edition C DVD[]

  1. Aisare Route A or B? (Music Video)

Limited Edition SP DVD[]

  1. Hakkiri Shiyou ze (Dance Shot Ver.)
  2. Oyogenai Mermaid (Dance Shot Ver.)
  3. Aisare Route A or B? (Dance Shot Ver.)
  4. SHAKA SHAKA TO LOVE (Music Video)

Featured Members[]

ANGERME promoting "Hakkiri Shiyou ze"

Single Information[]

Hakkiri Shiyou ze
Oyogenai Mermaid
Aisare Route A or B?
SHAKA SHAKA TO LOVE

Chart Positions[]

Oricon Chart Positions[]

Daily & Weekly Rankings
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 4 3
8,905
5 4 8 4 4 46,564
11 20 20 5 25 23 25 23 3,672
7 - 8 - - - - 23 2,376
12 - 19 - - - - 44 1,082
- - 30 - - - - 83 398
- - - - 45 - - 107 300
8 49 - - 15 - - 36 903
Monthly Ranking
Year Month Month Rank Sales Ref
2021 June 11 46,564 [3]
Yearly Ranking
Year Year Rank Sales Ref
2021 TBA TBA

Total reported sales: 55,295

Weekly Combined Ranking
Week Rank Points
5 50,152

Total reported points: 50,152

Billboard Japan Top Single Sales[]

Week Rank Sales Ref
4 76,731 [4]
20 5,112 [5]

Total reported sales: 81,843

Recochoku Music Video Rankings[]

Song Daily Rank Weekly Rank Monthly Rank
Hakkiri Shiyou ze 2 4 27
Oyogenai Mermaid 3 8 30
Aisare Route A or B? 3 5 37

Other Chart Rankings[]

Country Chart Highest
Position
Ref
Flag of Japan.svg.png Japan Billboard Japan Single Sales (First Three Days) 4
(70,882)
[6]
"Hakkiri Shiyou ze" only
Billboard Japan Hot 100 8 [7]
Billboard Japan Top Download Songs 25 [8]
"Oyogenai Mermaid" only
Billboard Japan Top Download Songs 31 [8]
"Aisare Route A or B?" only
Billboard Japan Top Download Songs 24 [8]

Trivia[]

  • The announcement video posted to Twitter on May 13, 2021 was narrated by member Kasahara Momona.
  • The original "Hakkiri Shiyou ze" by STARDUST REVUE was released on November 25, 2020, and was only out for half a year before the single was announced.
  • The "Hakkiri Shiyou ze" music video was filmed at the same location as the "Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda!" music video by Berryz Koubou.
  • The "Oyogenai Mermaid" music video was filmed at the same location as the "Yume wa Ijiwaru" music video by College Cosmos.
  • Despite ranking the highest on Recochoku's music video chart, the music video for "Hakkiri Shiyou ze" has the least views on YouTube compared to the other A-sides.

Additional Videos[]

References[]

External Links[]

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