Daisuki da yo

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"大好きだよ。"
"Daisuki da yo." / "I love you."
Otsuka singles daisukidayo.jpg
Single by Ai Otsuka
from the album Love Jam
Released October 20, 2004
Genre Pop
Length18:45
Label avex trax
AVCD-30627/B (Japan, CD+DVD)
AVCD-CD-30628 (Japan, CD)
Songwriter(s) Ai Otsuka
Producer(s) Max Matsuura
Ai Otsuka singles chronology
"Kingyo Hanabi"
(2004)
"大好きだよ。"
"Daisuki da yo." / "I love you.
"
(2004)
"Kuroge Wagyu Joshio Tan Yaki 680 Yen"
(2005)
Alternative cover
Daisukidayo DVD.jpg
The CD + DVD Cover

"Daisuki da yo." (大好きだよ。, I love you.) is Ai Otsuka's sixth single, which was released on October 20, 2004 under the avex trax label. It peaked at number three on the Oricon chart in Japan.

Ai Otsuka is a Japanese singer-songwriter from Suminoe-ku, Osaka, Japan. She is a popular artist on the Avex Trax label and is best known for her 2003 hit "Sakuranbo," which stayed in the Top 200 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart for 103 weeks.

Contents

"Daisuki da yo." is available as a CD or CD+DVD combination. First pressings of the CD only combination included a limited edition picture book illustrated by Otsuka while the CD+DVD combination included a DVD containing the Daisuki da yo PV. Daisuki da yo. has sold 156,844 units in total.

The song also appears on Otsuka's Love Jam album and was used as the theme song for the drama Tokio Chichi e no Dengon.

<i>Love Jam</i> 2004 studio album by Ai Otsuka

Love Jam is the second album by Ai Otsuka, released on 17 November 2004 under the Avex Trax record label. This album was available in CD and CD+DVD editions. The first-press of the CD Only edition came with an 80-page illustration book drawn by Ai Otsuka herself. The album hit #30 in 2005, selling 414,513 copies. In total, the album has sold about 656,708 copies.

Track list

All tracks written by Ai Otsuka.

CD
No.TitleArranger(s)Length
1."Daisuki da yo. (大好きだよ。; I love you.)"Ai×Ikoman4:44
2."Friends ( Sabakan Ver.)"Ai×Ikoman4:39
3."Daisuki da yo. (大好きだよ。; I love you.)" (Instrumental)Ai×Ikoman4:44
4."Friends ( Sabakan Ver.)" (Instrumental)Ai×Ikoman4:37
Total length:18:45
DVD
No.TitleLength
1."Daisuki da yo. (大好きだよ。; I love you.)" (Music video) 

Music video

The music video features some captions at the beginning describing Ai's love for a man she misses. After this introduction, there is Ai talking into a camera as her 'boyfriend' joins her for her birthday. It is filmed as an 8-minute mini-drama. The storyline features a happier Ai through videos and pictures taken, a crying Ai holding her dead boyfriend's hand at a morgue/hospital, and then a melancholy Ai against a dark background. The video ends with a flashback of Ai and her boyfriend at night walking the streets.

An animated version of Daisuki da yo features Ai's bunny characters, LOVE and LOVE's male counterpart. It shows scenes of a melancholy LOVE in a pink room reminiscing the times dancing and going motorcycle riding with her lover.

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