Love (Ai Otsuka)

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Background information
Native name
Birth name大塚 愛 (Ōtsuka Ai)
Also known as Ai Otsuka
Born (1982-09-09) September 9, 1982 (age 36)
Genres Pop
Years active2007–present
LabelsLocomusic (a division of the Avex Music Group (AMG))

Love(ラブ) (stylized as LOVE) is a fictional female bunny character and singer created by Japanese singer Ai Otsuka. Love was to star in an album originally titled I canChu♥ and a promotional music video from I canChu♥, but the release was changed to a single and titled " Love no Theme " before it was released on April 11, 2007. Otsuka released a second single under Love titled " White Choco " on November 21, 2007. On November 18, 2009, the debut mini-album of Love was released, titled Love It . [1]

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.

Love no Theme 2007 single by Love

"Love no Theme" is Ai Otsuka's first single under the avex trax label under her pen name Love. It is also her second single released in 2007.

White Choco 2007 single by Love

"White choco" is Ai Otsuka's second single under the avex trax label under her pen name Love, which was released on November 21, 2007.



According to the official profile, Love is a female bunny weighing 22 kilograms with a height of 99 centimeters. [2] Her speech consists of few words. [2] She is often shy and lonely, but acts restless. [2] Love lacks the ability to jump and has slow movement, and her hobbies include turning over, being idle, and playing tricks. [2] Love also likes cheap candy such as milk wafers, and dislikes people without substance, dentists, and non-organic vegetables. [2]



YearInformation Oricon weekly
peak position
2009 Love It
  • Released: November 18, 2009
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD, digital download
  • Label: Avex Trax (AVCD-23956, AVCD-23955/B)


YearTitleRelease dateOricon ChartsAlbum
DailyWeekly [3] Sales
2007"Love no Theme"April 119228,537 Love It
"White Choco"November 2134702,736

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  1. "Discography - Information|LOVE Official Website" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Goods|LOVE Official Website" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-05-22.
  3. 1 2 "LOVEのCD・DVDリリース情報、LOVEのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-05-22.