Mirai Kōkai (Sailing)

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"Mirai Kōkai (Sailing)"
Yoko Oginome - Mirai Kokai.jpg
Single by Yōko Oginome
from the album Teens Romance
English titleFuture Voyage (Sailing)
B-side"Ryūsei Shōjo"
ReleasedApril 3, 1984 (1984-04-03)
  • Hiromi Kanda
  • Yukiyoshi Shimazu
Yōko Oginome singles chronology
"Mirai Kōkai (Sailing)"
"Sayonara kara Hajimaru Monogatari"
Music video
"Mirai Kōkai (Sailing)" on YouTube

"Mirai Kōkai (Sailing)" (未来航海-Sailing-, Mirai Kōkai -Seiringu-, lit. "Future Voyage (Sailing)") is the debut single by Japanese singer Yōko Oginome. Written by Hiromi Kanda and Yukiyoshi Shimazu, the single was released on April 3, 1984 by Victor Entertainment.[1][2]

Background and release[]

After being in the children's music trio Milk from 1979 to 1980 and working as an anime voice actress during the early 1980s, Oginome decided to pursue a solo music career in 1984 with "Mirai Kōkai (Sailing)". Her catchphrase during her debut was "Heart is straight." (ハートは、まっすぐ。, Hāto wa, massugu). She first promoted the single with the fan event "Mirai Kōkai Marine Campaign: Mystery Sailing" (未来航海洋上キャンペーン〜ミステリー・セイリング, Mirai Kōkai Yōjō Kyanpēn 〜 Misuterī Seiringu) in Kurihama, Yokosuka.

The music video features Oginome singing and dancing in a futuristic room decorated with arcade game cabinets. In the beginning of the video, the screen on the background displays her biodata.

"Mirai Kōkai (Sailing)" peaked at No. 32 on Oricon's singles chart and sold over 70,000 copies.[3] It won the Outstanding Rookie Emerald Award at the 3rd Megalopolis Song Festival.[4]

Oginome re-recorded the song with a synth-pop arrangement for her 1987 greatest hits album Pop Groover: The Best.

Track listing[]

1984 single
1."Mirai Kōkai (Sailing)" (Mirai Kōkai -Seiringu- (未来航海-Sailing-, lit. "Future Voyage (Sailing)"))Hiromi KandaYukiyoshi ShimazuMitsuo Hagita3:15
2."Ryūsei Shōjo" ((流星少女, lit. "Meteor Girl"))Yoko AkiYuichirō OdaHagita4:06
2013 bonus tracks
3."Mirai Kōkai (Sailing) (Original Karaoke)" (Mirai Kōkai -Seiringu- (Orijinaru Karaoke) (未来航海-Sailing- (オリジナル・カラオケ), lit. "Future Voyage (Sailing) (Original Karaoke)")) 
4."Ryūsei Shōjo (Original Karaoke)" (Ryūsei Shōjo (Orijinaru Karaoke) (流星少女 (オリジナル・カラオケ), lit. "Meteor Girl (Original Karaoke)")) 


Chart (1984) Peak


Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[5] 32


  1. ^ "Discography". Yōko Oginome Official Website. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  2. ^ "未来航海 -Sailing- | 荻野目洋子". Rising Production. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  3. ^ "荻野目洋子(シングル)". Yamachan Land (in Japanese). Retrieved July 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "妊娠4カ月 荻野目洋子が入籍". Sponichi Annex. October 20, 2001. Archived from the original on April 4, 2003. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  5. ^ 1968-1997 オリコン チャート・ブック (in Japanese). Tokyo: Oricon. 1997. p. 64. ISBN 4871310418.

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