Japanese title: 甘いあなたの味
Romaji title: amai anata no aji
English title: A Sweet Flavor of You

Release date: 2000.02.19

Catalog nr: EPDE-1068
Label: zetima

First press: yes, a reversable poster

«Amai Anata no Aji» is Melon Kinenbi‘s debut single. 

It contains the title track and its instrumental, as well as a b-side (Skip!). It sold 4.030 copies in it’s first week. It ranked for two weeks and got the #60 spot at the Oricon charts. Its total sales were 8.510 copies.

The A-side was used  as the second ending theme to the anime Sorcerous Stabber Orphen and Kiss Dake Ja Iyah.

Music video for Amai Anata no Aji

Music video for Amai Anata no Aji

In May of 1999, application details were included with Morning Musume’s 5th single «Manatsu no Kousen» for the 2nd Morning Musume & Heike Michiyo Protegee Audition.

The second interviews were held in June, and 3.687 people had sent in their applications. In August, four people were selected as winners, and they were Hitomi Saito, Megumi Murata, Masae Ohtani and Ayumi Shibata.

Saito was labeled as the sexy one, Murata as the cute/dreamy one, Ohtani as the tomboy and Shibata as the natural beauty. The caracteristics of the group was that each girl possesses a very unique character, as evidenced in one of the remarks made by all the members: “If it weren’t for this unit, we wouldn’t have interacted with each other (because we are so different).” The combination of different personalities created a very interesting dynamic, and that made the unit so interesting.

Promo poster

Promo poster


01. 甘いあなたの味 (Amai Anata no Aji; A Sweet Taste of You)
02. スキップ! (Skip!)
03. 甘いあなたの味 (Instrumental)


 甘いあなたの味 (Amai Anata no Aji)

Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Takao Konishi


スキップ! (Skip!)

Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi