Taiki Bansei / Otome no Gyakushuu
Regular Edition A
Single by ANGERME
from the album S/mileage / ANGERME SELECTION ALBUM "Taiki Bansei"
Native title 大器晩成/乙女の逆襲
Released February 4, 2015
March 8, 2015 (Event V)
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Single, CD+DVD, Event V
Length 17:39
Label hachama hachama
ANGERME Singles Chronology
5th Indie Single (2014)
Next Nana Korobi Ya Oki / Gashin Shoutan / Mahou Tsukai Sally
19th Single (2015)
Other Covers

Regular Edition B

Limited Edition A

Limited Edition B

Limited Edition C

Limited Edition D

Event V "Taiki Bansei"

Event V "Otome no Gyakushuu"

Taiki Bansei / Otome no Gyakushuu (大器晩成/乙女の逆襲; A Late Bloomer / A Girl's Counterattack) is the 18th major single by ANGERME, as well their first major double A-sided single since their renaming. It was released on February 4, 2015 in 6 editions: 2 regular and 4 limited editions. The first press of the regular editions will include 10 trading carding depending on the jacket (20 in total).

"Taiki Bansei" has been the closing theme song for the variety show Mecha-Mecha Iketeru! on Fuji TV since January 10, 2015.[1]


ANGERME - Taiki Bansei (MV) (Promotion edit (New Ver

ANGERME - Taiki Bansei (MV) (Promotion edit (New Ver.))

ANGERME - Otome no Gyakushuu (MV) (Promotion edit)

ANGERME - Otome no Gyakushuu (MV) (Promotion edit)


Regular Edition A; Limited Edition A & CEdit

  1. Taiki Bansei
  2. Otome no Gyakushuu
  3. Taiki Bansei (Instrumental)
  4. Otome no Gyakushuu (Instrumental)

Regular Edition B; Limited Edition B & DEdit

  1. Otome no Gyakushuu
  2. Taiki Bansei
  3. Otome no Gyakushuu (Instrumental)
  4. Taiki Bansei (Instrumental)


Limited Edition AEdit

  1. Taiki Bansei (Music Video)

Limited Edition BEdit

  1. Otome no Gyakushuu (Music Video)

Limited Edition CEdit

  1. Taiki Bansei (Dance Shot Ver.)
  2. Taiki Bansei (Jacket shooting / MV Making & Candid videos)

Limited Edition DEdit

  1. Otome no Gyakushuu (Dance Shot Ver.)
  2. Otome no Gyakushuu (Jacket shooting / MV Making & Candid videos)

Event V "Taiki Bansei"Edit

  1. Taiki Bansei (Wada Ayaka Solo Ver.)
  2. Taiki Bansei (Fukuda Kanon Solo Ver.)
  3. Taiki Bansei (Nakanishi Kana Solo Ver.)
  4. Taiki Bansei (Takeuchi Akari Solo Ver.)
  5. Taiki Bansei (Katsuta Rina Solo Ver.)
  6. Taiki Bansei (Tamura Meimi Solo Ver.)
  7. Taiki Bansei (Murota Mizuki Solo Ver.)
  8. Taiki Bansei (Aikawa Maho Solo Ver.)
  9. Taiki Bansei (Sasaki Rikako Solo Ver.)

Event V "Otome no Gyakushuu"Edit

  1. Otome no Gyakushuu (Wada Ayaka Solo Ver.)
  2. Otome no Gyakushuu (Fukuda Kanon Solo Ver.)
  3. Otome no Gyakushuu (Nakanishi Kana Solo Ver.)
  4. Otome no Gyakushuu (Takeuchi Akari Solo Ver.)
  5. Otome no Gyakushuu (Katsuta Rina Solo Ver.)
  6. Otome no Gyakushuu (Tamura Meimi Solo Ver.)
  7. Otome no Gyakushuu (Murota Mizuki Solo Ver.)
  8. Otome no Gyakushuu (Aikawa Maho Solo Ver.)
  9. Otome no Gyakushuu (Sasaki Rikako Solo Ver.)

Featured MembersEdit


ANGERME promoting "Taiki Bansei"


ANGERME promoting "Otome no Gyakushuu"

Single InformationEdit

Taiki Bansei
Otome no Gyakushuu

Bonus PostcardsEdit


TV PerformancesEdit

  • [2015.01.29] The Girls Live (Taiki Bansei)
  • [2015.02.05] The Girls Live (Otome no Gyakushuu)
  • [2015.02.19] The Girls Live (Taiki Bansei, Otome no Gyakushuu)
  • [2015.05.08] The Girls Live (Taiki Bansei)
  • [2015.09.04] The Girls Live (Otome no Gyakushuu)
  • [2016.07.14] The Girls Live (Otome no Gyakushuu)
  • [2016.12.22] The Girls Live (Taiki Bansei)
  • [2018.04.23] The Girls Live (Taiki Bansei)
  • [2018.12.17] The Girls Live (Otome no Gyakushuu)

Concert PerformancesEdit

Taiki Bansei
Otome no Gyakushuu

Event PerformancesEdit

  • [2019.08.02] TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL (Taiki Bansei)
  • [2019.08.04] ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL (Taiki Bansei)

Chart PositionsEdit

Oricon ChartEdit

Daily & Weekly Rankings
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 2
2 43,104
5 25 29 21 23 28 29 24 2,288
17 - - 33 32 - - 69 942
14 - - - - - - 107 654
- - - - - - 59 1,081
- - - - - - - Out for 4 weeks.
- - - - - - - 104 509
Monthly Ranking
Year Month Month Rank Sales Ref
2015 February 10 46,988 [2]
Yearly Ranking
Year Year Rank Sales
2015 145 48,578

Total Reported Sales: 48,578

Recochoku Music Video RankingsEdit

Song Daily Rank Weekly Rank Monthly Rank
Taiki Bansei 4 20 51
Otome no Gyakushuu 19 38 -

TOWER RECORDS Chart PositionsEdit

Chart Store Highest
Pre-Release Sales Chart Kashiihama 1 [3]
Oita 5 [4]
Wakamatsu 5 [5]
Daily Single Charts All Stores 2 [6]
Kichijoji 3 [7]
Kurashiki 3 [8]
Daily Sales Charts Shibuya 1 [9]
Weekly Single Charts All Stores 2 [10]
Kichijoji 5 [11]

Other Charts RankingsEdit

Country Chart Highest
Japan Billboard Japan Hot 100 3 [12]
Billboard Japan Hot 100 Airplay 16 [13]
Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales 2 [14]
Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay 44 [15]
iTunes Top Albums 46 [16]
Countdown TV (TBS) 2 [17]
Music Station 2 [18]
Shinseido (All stores) 3 [19]
"Taiki Bansei" only
Japan iTunes Top Songs 19 [20]
iTunes Top Music Videos 6 [21]
"Otome no Gyakushuu" only
Japan iTunes Top Songs 39 [22]
iTunes Top Music Videos 13 [23]


  • "Taiki Bansei" was initially a track for Nakajima Takui's upcoming album, Renga no Ie. He was asked by staff to let ANGERME release the song as a single. A similar situation also occurred with ℃-ute's "Edo no Temari Uta II", Nakazawa Yuko's Junjou Koushinkyoku, and Fujimoto Miki's Okitegami.
    • Because Nakajima gave full rights of the song to ANGERME, "Taiki Bansei" is not considered to be a cover single.
    • A rearranged version of "Taiki Bansei" was later included on Nakajima's self-cover album GIRLS LOOK AHEAD.
  • The single was announced on December 17, 2014 during their live tour concert finale.
  • This is their first single, aside from My School March and SMILE FANTASY!, to not have lyrics written by Tsunku.
  • Wada Ayaka said on her blog that Taiki Bansei MV is very pop and it includes her wink scene. Otome no Gyakushuu is very cute but dark.[24]
  • MUSIC+ did a four-part feature from episodes 35-38 on the recording process for Taiki Bansei. The show also did a two-part feature on the composition process for Otome no Gyakushuu from episodes 39-40.
  • The Promotion Edit for "Taiki Bansei" was released as a preview to H!P Station, but when finally released on their YouTube channel, it was re-edited and labelled as a New Ver. This is a similar situation to Berryz Koubou's Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei!~ MV.
  • The first 3 solo lines of "Otome no Gyakushuu" are sung by the oldest member of each generation; Ayaka (1st Gen), Kana (2nd Gen), and Mizuki (3rd Gen).
  • The chorus lines for "Otome no Gyakushuu" are split between the oldest member and youngest members of each generation; Ayaka, Kana, Akari and Mizuki are in one group, while Kanon, Rina, Meimi, Maho and Rikako are in the other.
  • This is their first single to sell more than 40,000 copies.
  • This is their second single to top the Oricon daily chart.
  • This was their highest selling first day until the release of Nana Korobi Ya Oki / Gashin Shoutan / Mahou Tsukai Sally.
  • This was their highest selling single until the release of Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku / Itoshima Distance / Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru.
  • Murota Mizuki is the only member of the 3rd generation to have solo lines in this single.
  • As of July 2018, the official music video for "Taiki Bansei" has over 2,000,000 views.
  • As of July 2018, the official music video for "Otome no Gyakushuu" has over 1,000,000 views.

Additional VideosEdit


  1. Takeuchi Akari. "めちゃイケ! 竹内朱莉" (in Japanese). ANGERME 2ki Official Blog "(Kari) ANGERME amerika nikki".2015-01-10.
  3. "本日新譜の発売日!フラゲ日のチャート" (in Japanese). @TOWER_Kashiiham (via Twitter). 2015-02-04.
  4. "【本日のフラゲ】今日入荷2/4新譜の大分店予約TOP5発表!" (in Japanese). @TOWER_Oita (via Twitter). 2015-02-03.
  5. "【若松店フラゲチャート】" (in Japanese). @TOWER_Wakamatsu (via Twitter). 2015-02-04.
  6. "2/4のタワレコ全店総合シングルチャート" (in Japanese). @TOWER_info (via Twitter). 2015-02-05.
  7. "2/3吉祥寺店シングルチャート" (in Japanese). @TOWER_Kichijoji (via Twitter). 2015-02-04.
  8. "【イオン倉敷店CDランキング 2/3】" (in Japanese). @TOWER_Kurashiki (via Twitter). 2015-02-04.
  9. "【渋谷店デイリー総合チャート2/3】" (in Japanese). @TOWER_Shibuya (via Twitter). 2015-02-04.
  10. "2/2~8集計タワレコ全店総合シングル週間チャート" (in Japanese). @TOWER_info (via Twitter). 2015-02-09.
  12. 2015&month=02&day=16
  13. ear=2015&month=02&day=16
  14. 2015&month=02&day=16
  16. "iTunes46位 大器晩成/乙..." (in Japanese). @itunal (via Twitter). 2015-02-04.
  18. MUSIC STATION. Broadcast Date: 2015-02-06.
  19. "2/3付新星堂SINGLEランキング" (in Japanese). @SHINSEIDO_voice (via Twitter). 2015-02-04.
  20. "iTunes19位 大器晩成 - アン..." (in Japanese). @itunran (via Twitter). 2015-02-04.
  21. "iTunes6位 大器晩成 - アン..." (in Japanese). @itumv (via Twitter). 2014-02-04.
  22. "iTunes39位 乙女の逆襲 - アン..." (in Japanese). @itunran (via Twitter). 2015-02-04.
  23. "iTunes13位 乙女の逆襲 - ア..." (in Japanese). @itumv (via Twitter). 2015-02-04.

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