Title: Shiny Days
Release date: 1995.07.21
Catalog nr: ESDB-3542
Label: Epic Records japan
First press: unknown
«Shiny Days» is Osaka Performance Doll’s sixth single.
It failed to chart the Oricon charts.
Osaka Performance Doll (大阪パフォーマンスドール; also called OPD) was a Japanese idol dance pops group from 1993 to 1997. They were theatre-based in Osaka, with five main members (called «F/Unit»; wich are their initials) and several others for live performances and trainees. They are the sister group of Tokyo Performance Doll. They made their debut with the single «Mangetsu no Yoru Dakara» in 1993. However, in March 1996, just a month after the release of this single, Atsuko Inaba and Ayano Furutani left the group (or was let go?) and was replaced by Shigemoto and Nakamura. After releasing one more single and one album as OPD, Osaka Performance Doll disbanded in 1997.
This single can’t be found on any of OPD’s albums. Inaba also left just a month after it’s release. It makes me think that there is something more about Inaba leaving the group, than just finishing school or whatever. She said in an interview in 1999 that she was feeling down, depressed, what to do with her life (as if she might regretted that she blew her chance as an idol) in the year/year and a half after her departure from OPD.
In 2008, the group got back together by doing two performances named «2008 Gentei Osaka Performance Doll Natsumatsuri!! ~Jyuugonen no Natsu Dakara~» to celebrate their 15th year anniversary.
01. Shiny Days
02. 真夏のドア (Manatsu no Door; Midsummer’s Door)
03. Shiny Days (Instrumental)
Lyrics: Arisu Saito | Music: Face 2 fAKE | Arrangement: Achilles Damigos
真夏のドア (Manatsu no Door)
Lyrics: Arisu Saito | Music: Ami Keizo | Arrangement: HAPPO