Single by ℃-ute
from album ⑧ Queen of J-POP

Release Date February 6, 2013
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Single, CD+DVD, Event V
Recorded 2012
Label Zetima logo
Producer Tsunku
℃-ute Singles Chronology

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Kono Machi (この街; This Town) is ℃-ute's 20th single, released on February 6, 2013. The single and all its coupling tracks are covers songs from the singer Moritaka Chisato.

The Event V was released on February 16, 2013.


File:℃-ute 『この街』 (MV)-2

Regular Edition

  1. Kono Machi
  2. Kono Machi (Dance Groove Ver.)
  3. Kono Machi (Instrumental)
Yajima Maimi (℃-ute) - Ame (Close-up Ver

Yajima Maimi (℃-ute) - Ame (Close-up Ver.)

Ame (Close-up Ver.)


Limited Edition A

Limited Edition A


  1. Kono Machi
  2. Ame (雨; Rain) - Yajima Maimi
  3. Kono Machi (Instrumental)


  1. Kono Machi (Another Edition)
  2. Kono Machi (Close-up Ver.)

Limited Edition B

Limited Edition B

  1. Kono Machi
  2. Ame - Yajima Maimi
  3. Kono Machi (Instrumental)

Limited Edition C

Limited Edition C


  1. Kono Machi
  2. Hae Otoko (ハエ男; Fly Man)
  3. Kono Machi (Instrumental)


  1. Kono Machi (Another Edition)
  2. Kono Machi (5shot Ver.)

Limited Edition D

Limited Edition D

  1. Kono Machi
  2. Hae Otoko
  3. Kono Machi (Instrumental)

Event V

Event V

  1. Kono Machi (Yajima Maimi LIVE Solo Ver.)
  2. Kono Machi (Nakajima Saki LIVE Solo Ver.)
  3. Kono Machi (Suzuki Airi LIVE Solo Ver.)
  4. Kono Machi (Okai Chisato LIVE Solo Ver.)
  5. Kono Machi (Hagiwara Mai LIVE Solo Ver.)

Featured Members


°C-ute promoting single

Concert Performances

  1. Kono Machi
  2. Ame

Song Information

  1. Kono Machi
  2. Ame
  3. Hae Otoko


  • The single was confirmed via ℃-ute official staff Twitter account.
  • Tsunku is dedicating this song to the 2nd anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake.
  • Tsunku and Moritaka Chisato decided to change the confessions and some of the lyrics for the 2013 version. Every member has their own confession about the world in Kono Machi.
  • The Dance Groove Ver. has an upper beat and a different line distribution from the original.
  • ℃-ute performed this single for the first time at their 2012 Winter Concert Tour (℃-ute Concert Tour 2012 Winter ~Shinseinaru Pentagram~) on December 30, 2012 at Zepp Fukuoka, Fukuoka.
  • The single was released the day after Nakajima Saki's 19th birthday (February 5, 2013).
  • The single was also released the day before Yajima Maimi's 21st birthday and Hagiwara Mai's 17th birthday (February 7, 2013)
  • The song title and release date was originally leaked by an anonymous person from 2ch on November 28th.
  • Another music video was announced at an event for the single, where ℃-ute asked the fans to send in pictures of their hometowns for the music video.
  • Suzuki Airi sang a solo version of "Kono Machi" on an episode of Hello! Project Station.
  • The MV of Kono Machi and Close-up Ver. of Ame appear on Music V Tokushuu 4 ~Cutie Visual~
  • It was released on the same day as Mano Erina's final album, BEST FRIENDS.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 5 5 4


4 6 4 24,361
4 - - 36 - - - 39 1,993
- - - - - - - 149 430
YearMonthMonth RankSales
2013 February 17 26,784

Total Reported Sales: 26,784


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