Category Archives: CM

JT “Congratulations”

Yoko Kanno wrote a piano music for the Japanese tobacco company JT.

Grand Funk Inc. didn’t list this 1:30 music which was released around January 19, 2013. This looks like an unfortunate mistake.

Hopefully, there are almost no sound or dialog in the commercial entitled「おめでとう。」(“Congratulations”) which is available on the JT official website.

The full music is available on the Piano Inc. sounds page.

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JT “Thank you”

Yoko Kanno wrote a commercial song for the Japanese tobacco company JT.

Performed in gibberish by a singer named Caroline, the beautiful 2:05 piano song is available for listening on the Grand Func Inc. official website. I could not find any information concerning the singer though.

The commercial entitled「ありがとう。」(“Thank you”) can be watched on the JT official website.

The full music is available on the Piano Inc. sounds page.

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HouseMate “Devotion: Father” “Devotion: Future”

Yoko Kanno wrote the music of the Japanese estate agency HouseMate campaign.

The full version of the music, which is an untitled 0:50 orchestral piano piece, is available for listening on the Grand Funk Inc. official website.

Interesting fact, the last music Kanno wrote for Grand Func Inc. was at the very beginning of the year 2013 for Japan Tabacco Inc., meanwhile she seemed to have worked for Piano Inc. only.

The campaign started around December 11, 2013. The first commercial is entitled「まごころ。父親」(“Devotion: Father”):

The second one is entitled「まごころ。未来」(“Devotion: Future”):

The full music is available on the Piano Inc. sounds page.

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“The LuLuLun Song”

Yoko Kanno wrote「ルルルンの歌」(“The LuLuLun Song”), the theme of a campaign for LuLuLun face masks.

The campaign started on June 6, 2013. Short versions of the CM were broadcasted on TV while a full 2:05 version was released on LuLuLun official website and Youtube channel.

The song is labeled by Piano Inc. and is performed by 永遠の少女合唱団 (Eien no Shoujo Gasshoudan [trans: Eternal Girls Choir]).

The full music is available on the Piano Inc. sounds page.

Is the background chorus starting at 0:55 performed by Gabriela Robin? I guess we will never know.

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The lyrics are available on the official website and in the description of the Youtube videos:

素肌が乾けば 心が乾いていく
キメが乱れて きもちが乱れていく
メイクの奥には 孤独や寂しさを
隠して 今日も生きてます

でも運命は(運命は) 突然かもしれない(しれない)
明日恋に落ちるかもしれない だから

「あのアイドルのような!」
「輝く水面のような!」
「ゆでたまごのような!」
そんなお肌になりたいのです

メイク落とさず寝た夜もあった
すっぴんにどん引きされた夜もあった
高級マスクと一夜かぎりの誓いを結んだ夜もありました

いつも魔法を(魔法を) 探しています(います)
いくつになっても 魔法を信じてます(いい歳こいてさ〜)

ルルルン ルルルン
今夜もルルルン
明日もルルルン
明後日ルルルン
し明後日ルルルン

ルルルン ルルルン
夢見る ルルルン
恋する ルルルン
感じる ルルルン
愛される ルルルン

ルルルンは鼻歌じゃありません
商品名です

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Piano Inc. official website
LuLuLun official website
LuLuLun Youtube channel

Takahashi Bookstore “The future begins”

Yoko Kanno wrote the music of the Japanese bookstore Takahashi campaign.

This campaign started around December 12, 2013. It focuses on the bookstore notebooks and shows two Japanese celebrities. It is untitled「未来がはじまるよ。」(“The future begins”) and carries the slogan「手帳は高橋」(“Notebooks are at Takahashi”).

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There are two comercials, one with Murata Ryōta, a Japanese boxer who won a gold medal at the London olympics in 2012, and another on with Hayashi Osamu, a Japanese modern literature professor  and TV animator.

Each commercial is 15s or 30s long and can be watched on the campaign website.

The press release describes quickly Yoko Kanno’s work:

“The composer Yoko Kanno who was recently in charge of the music of the NHK drama “Gochisōsan” wrote the Takahashi library main theme. It is a bright and positive melody dedicated to the persons who are proud to give their best so that the future they long for may eventually happen.”

The full music is available on the Piano Inc. sounds page.

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