Namida no Iro
Regular Edition
Single by ℃-ute
from the album ④ Akogare My STAR
Native title 涙の色
Released April 23, 2008
May 14, 2008 (Single V)
May 18, 2008 (Event V)
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Single, CD+DVD, Single V, Event V, digital download
Length 13:22
Label zetima zetima
Producer Tsunku
℃-ute Singles Chronology
Previous Koero! Rakuten Eagles 5th indies single (2008)
Next Edo no Temari Uta II 6th single (2008)
Other Covers

Limited Edition

Single V

Event V

Namida no Iro (涙の色; Color of Tears) is Japanese pop Hello! Project group ℃-ute's fifth major single. It was released on April 23, 2008 under the Zetima label in regular and limited editions, with the limited edition coming with a bonus DVD. The first pressings of the limited and regular editions contain a card with a serial number on it that allow buyer to enter to win tickets to a fan club event.


℃-ute - Namida no Iro (MV)

℃-ute - Namida no Iro (MV)

Namida no Iro (MV)


  1. Namida no Iro
  2. Darling I LOVE YOU (℃-ute ver.) (ダーリン I LOVE YOU (℃-ute ver.))
  3. Namida no Iro (Instrumental)

Limited Edition DVDEdit

  1. Namida no Iro (Dance Shot Ver.)

Single VEdit

  1. Namida no Iro (PV)
  2. Namida no Iro (Close-up Ver.)
  3. Making of (メイキング映像)

Event VEdit

  1. Koero! Rakuten Eagles (越えろ! 楽天イーグルス)
  2. Koero! Rakuten Eagles Making of (越えろ! 楽天イーグルス メイキング映像)
  3. ℃-ute's One Day with the Touhoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (℃-ute の一日 (東北楽天ゴールデンイーグルス))

Featured MembersEdit

Single InformationEdit

  • All Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
Namida no Iro
Darling I LOVE YOU (℃-ute ver.)

TV PerformancesEdit

  • [2008.04.24] MUSIC JAPAN
  • [2008.05.17] Music Fair 21

Concert PerformancesEdit

Namida no Iro
Darling I LOVE YOU

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Single Daily & Weekly Ranking
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 2
7 8 5 5 10 4 30,008
13 42 47 47 - - - 36 2,326
- - - - - - - 110 674
- - - - - - - 148 418
Yearly Ranking
Year Year Rank Sales
2008 219 33,422

Total Reported Sales: 33,422

Single V
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 5 4,639
- - - - - - - - 565

Total Reported Sales: 5,204


  • A different version of "Darling I LOVE YOU" performed by Berryz Koubou appeared as the B-side of their single, Dschinghis Khan.
  • The single was originally supposed to be Juliet Juliet. The song received an overhaul in lyrics and dance, and was released as "Namida no Iro" at the last second. An updated version of Juliet Juliet was performed for the first time during their 2012 Winter tour using the same backing track as the 2012 Shinsei Naru Ver. of Namida no Iro. The original recording, with the same music track as the original Namida no Iro single, was released in 2017 on ℃-ute's final album, ℃OMPLETE SINGLE COLLECTION.

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