Japanese title: かわいい彼
Romaji title: kawaii kare
English title: Cute Boyfriend

Release date: 2003.12.03

Catalog nr: EPCE-5250
Label: zetima

First press: yes, an event ticket and a sticker

«Kawaii Kare» is Melon Kinenbi‘s 11th single.

It contains the title track and its instrumental, as well as a b-side (Hatsuyuki) . It sold 14.607 copies in it’s first week, and a total of 18.021 copies, charting at #14.

Tsunku’s comments about this single:

«I made this song with a minor key, in order to make it sound more powerful. Nowadays, they say women are becoming stronger and more confident. A female character in this song is a typical modern girl like that on the surface, but she’s actually lonesome deep down inside. She is pretending as if she’s letting her boyfriend become her little boy toy, but actually, she’s the one who’s feeling spoiled when she’s around him.

Shibata is celebrating a Coming of Age Day [note: a Japanese holiday held annually in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority] next year, and the whole Melon Kinenbi sang the song with more matured sexy mood.»

Promo poster

Promo poster


01. かわいい彼 (Kawaii Kare; Cute Boyfriend)
02. 初雪 (Hatsuyuki; First Snow)
03. かわいい彼 (Instrumental)


 かわいい彼 (Kawaii Kare)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Morio Takashi

Fellow H!P group Kobushi Factory covered this song for their debut album released in 2016.


初雪 (Hatsuyuki)

Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi