English title: 情熱行き 未来船
Romaji title: jounetsu yuki mirai sen
English title: The Passionate Ship to the Future
Release date: 2001.08.22
Catalog nr: EPCE-5085
First press: yes, a sticker
«Jounetsu Yuki Mirai Sen» is Coconuts Musume‘s 5th single. It contains the title track and its instrumental, as well as a B-side (Koibito Boogie Woogie!). It reached #69 on the Oricon charts, only selling 3.420 copies.
This single was released over a year after their previous single. It is also their last single, as well as their first for many reasons:
-first single after switching record labels from Sony Music Entertainment to zetima
-first single as a 3 girl group (Danielle had graduated in 2000).
-first single not promoted in Taiwan (under the name M-CO2)
-first single with a B-side
This time their image seem to have blended with what the original idea of the group was. They kept some of the cutesy stuff, but blended in a «sexy» image, showing they had grown-up a bit. This single was more succesfull than their previous one, and is their second best-selling single.
This single would be the last single from Coconuts Musume, despite the group being active for six more years. Lehua graduated in 2002, Mika in 2004 and Ayaka in 2008.
01. 情熱行き 未来船 (Jounetsu Yuki Mirai Sen; The Passionate Ship to the Future)
02. 恋人ブギウギ! (Koibito Boogie Woogie!; Lovers’ Boogie Woogie!)
03. 情熱行き 未来船 (Instrumental)
情熱行き 未来船 (Jounetsu Yuki Mirai Sen)
Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Hideyuki «Daichi» Suzuki
恋人ブギウギ! (Koibito Boogie Woogie!)
Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Ken Matsubara