Real (Mika Nakashima album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 30, 2013 (2013-01-30)
Genre J-pop
Label Sony Music Associated
Mika Nakashima chronology
Zutto Suki Datta ~All My Covers~
Singles from Real
  1. "Dear"
    Released: April 27, 2011
  2. "Love is Ecstasy"
    Released: September 14, 2011
  3. "Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Nara"
    Released: September 19, 2012
  4. "Hatsukoi"
    Released: November 28, 2012

Real is a studio album by the Japanese singer Mika Nakashima. The album was first released in Japan on January 30, 2013 (for the Valentine's Day season), in Regular and Limited editions. [1]

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Track listing

CD [4] [6]
1."Hatsukoi (初恋; First Love)"Takayuki Mitsuhashi6:02
2."Dear"Katsuhiko Sugiyama5:12
3."Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Nara (明日世界が終わるなら; If the World Ends Tomorrow)"Katsuhiko Sugiyama4:29
4."Passion" 3:58
5."You Knocked Me Out" 3:15
6."Love Is Ecstasy"Mika Nakashima, Nickii3:46
7."Be Real" 4:36
8."Super Woman" 3:27
9."Supreme" 3:57
10."Pierce (ピアス)" 4:46
11."Kioku (記憶; Memory)" 5:25
12."Epilogue (エピローグ)" 4:29
13."Letter" 3:35

Oricon sales charts (Japan)

ReleaseChartPeak positionDebut salesSales total
January 30, 2013Oricon Daily Albums Chart1
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart149,09889,295
Oricon Monthly Albums Chart (January 2013)10


Region Certification
Japan Gold [8]

Release History

JapanJanuary 30, 2013CD (AICL-2499), [4] CD+DVD (AICL-2497) [7] Sony Music Associated
TaiwanFebruary 1, 2013CD+DVD (#88765467852) [9] Sony Music Taiwan
South Korea [10] February 5, 2013CD Sony Music Korea

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