Tamio Okuda and
Yosui Inoue, who co-wrote
Puffy's first single Asia no Junshin (True Asia), team
up again eleven years later for this song.
Oriental Diamond was featured on the September 5th, 2007 single along with
Kuchibiru Motion and
It was also featured on the
The single can be ordered from
On her September 9th
Amigator blog Ami said: "Oriental Diamond makes you feel like 'Here Puffy comes!'
doesn't it? Even I was like 'Wow!' already in the rehearsal. Mr.Tamio and Mr.Yosui are
both so fantastic! That's what I felt."
(Thanks Mikachi and friends for translation help.)
Oriental Diamond was used as the 20th anniversary theme song for
airlines. The website has (or had) a brief interview with Puffy while the song plays here.
Tamio Okuda recorded his own
version of Oriental Diamond for his single "Mugen no Kaze" available at
where you can (or could) listen to a 35 second sample of the song (text is in Japanese - its
the 3rd track listing).
In the music video Ami and Yumi don their best Panda headgear and stroll down a Tokyo street.
Highlights include some Panda inspired martial arts. The music video is (or was) playing on Puffy's Official
MySpace page under the
"WATCH NEWEST MUSIC VIDEOS" section. It also is (or was) playing at
Song sample (click controls and play)
- Words: Inoue Yosui
- Music: Tamio Okuda
- Puffy AmiYumi: Vocal & Dora
- Drums: Furuta Takashi
- Bass & Sitar: Negishi Takamune
- Guitars, Vocoder & Background Vocals: Tamio Okuda
- Keyboards & Glockenspiel: Saito Yuta
- Produced by Tamio Okuda