Japanese title: This is 運命
Romaji title: This is unmei
English title: This is Destiny
Release date: 2001.10.11
Catalog nr: EPCE-5120
First press: unknown
«This is Unmei» is Melon Kinenbi‘s 4th single, and their first not entirely produced by Tsunku. It was used as the ending theme for the show «Mr. Marick’s Magic Time».
It contains the title track and its instrumental, as well as a b-side (Wa! Kaccho E nah!) . It sold 6.840 copies in it’s first week. It got the #28 spot at the Oricon charts, charting for two weeks. Its total sales were 12.740 copies, their highest selling and best charting single out of their releases up until now (2001).
Ever since their debut single, Melon Kinenbi’s record sales struggled, so the rumor of disbandment was starting to go around. However, thanks to the success of this single the rumor was lifted and the unit regained its energy. The number of fans increased, but it wasn’t quite enough to hold the solo concert yet, so the unit was appearing as guest for other Hello! Project-member’s concerts. When Aya Matsuura appeared on NHK’s “Kohaku Utagassen”, the unit appeared as her background dancer. They also appeared a back-up dancers for Chinatsu Miyoshi.
01. This is 運命 (This is Unmei; This is Destiny)
02. Wa! かっちょEなッ! (Wa! Kaccho E nah!; Wow! That is So Cool!)
03. This is 運命 (Instrumental)
This is 運命 (This is Unmei)
Lyrics: Atsushi Shindou & Tsunku | Music: Atsushi Shindou | Arrangement: team124
Unmei is the Japanese title for Beethoven’s "Symphony No.5".
Fellow H!P group Kobushi Factory covered this song for their debut album released in 2016.
Wa! かっちょEなッ! (Wa! Kaccho E nah!)
Lyrics: Atsushi Shindou | Music: Atsushi Shindou | Arrangement: Takao Konishi