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Kenchana ~Daijoubu~
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Single by Maeda Yuki
from the album Maeda Yuki Zenkyoku Shuu ~Kenchana~
Native title ケンチャナ〜大丈夫〜
Released February 25, 2009
Genre Enka
Format CD, cassette tape, digital download
Length 20:33
Label Rice Music Rice Music
Maeda Yuki Singles Chronology
Previous Ai Ai Daiko 8th single (2007)
Next Mianeyo ~Gomennasai~ 10th single (2010)
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Kenchana ~Daijoubu~ (ケンチャナ〜大丈夫〜; It's Alright ~It's Alright~) is Maeda Yuki's ninth single, and her last as a member of Hello! Project. It was released on February 25, 2009. "Kenchana" (Hangul: 괜찮아 (Gwaenchanha)) is a Korean word that has roughly the same meaning as "Daijoubu."

This single is Maeda’s first Korean themed single out of three. She collaborated with Korean song/music writer Hae-Joon Yoo and lyricist Mori Chiyoko. They would go on to produce all her Korean themed singles, with help of different composers.

TracklistEdit

Maeda Yuki - Kenchana Daijoubu

Maeda Yuki - Kenchana Daijoubu

Kenchana ~Daijoubu~ (MV)

  1. Kenchana ~Daijoubu~
  2. Seoul no Ame (ソウルの雨; The Rain in Seoul)
  3. Kenchana ~Daijoubu~ (Original Karaoke)
  4. Kenchana ~Daijoubu~ (Hanonsage Karaoke) (半音下げ・カラオケ; Halftone Lower Karaoke)
  5. Seoul no Ame (Original Karaoke)

TriviaEdit

  • Track 2: ソウル is read as «seouru», and can either mean Seoul (a city in South-Korea) or Soul. The lyricist probably had a double meaning when creating the title; The Rain in My Soul / The Rain in Seoul.
  • In 2008 Fujimoto Miki released an enka single called Okitegami. Some found this rather odd, as she released several pop singles in 2002-2004; why change music genre? At several forums it was speculated that the single was originally intended for Maeda, as she releases one single per year (Maeda’s previous release was in 2007). Some also speculated that maybe it was originally intended for Nakazawa Yuko, as she performed it live at one of her birthday events. (and the composer was the same one who did her debut single).
  • When the release of this single was first announced, the original track list had an additional song listed, but it was removed shortly before the release of the single. It was listed as #3; ケンチャナ〜大丈夫~ (日本語+韓国語ミックスバージョン) (Kenchana ~Daijoubu~ Japanese +Korean mix version).
  • Part of the lyrics say: Fuyu no sonata sotto kuchizusanda / "Moeta koi wa itsuka wa samete yuku no" to / Mukashi mita dorama no serifu ga yomigaeru (I say a few lines from a drama called “Winter Sonata: / “A Passionate love will soon cool off» / I used to watch it a long time ago.) This is a reference to the Korean winter dorama "Winter Sonata", which Hae-Joon Yoo is involved with.

Single InformationEdit

  • All Lyrics: Mori Chiyoko
  • All Composition: Yoo Hae Joon
  • All Arrangement: Yano Tatsumi

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 118 852
- - - - - - - - 389
  • Total sales: 1,241

Concert PerformancesEdit

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