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Rule / Sparkle [CD+DVD / Jacket A]

Ayumi Hamasaki

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Release Date February 25, 2009
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First Press Detail pictured label illustrated by Akira Toriyama No longer available

Product Details

Catalog No.AVCD-31605
JAN/ISBN 4988064316052
Product Type CD
Number of Discs 2
Label/DistributorAvex Marketing


New single release from Ayumi Hamasaki including theme song to the film "DRAGONBALL Evolution" and insert song to the TV spot "Sparkle." Jacket A edition includes DVD with music video of "Rule" and "Sparkle." *The DVD disc is encoded for region 2 (Japan, Europe, and Middle East), and no subtitles are included.

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Description in Japanese

Rule/Sparkle [CD+DVD/ジャケットA] / 浜崎あゆみ

浜崎あゆみ2009年第1弾リリースは、超大型タイアップ付きの両A面シングル!! 3月13日より世界に先駆けて日本で先行公開される映画『DRAGONBALL Evolution』全世界テーマソングの「Rule」。アップテンポでアグレッシヴなロック・チューンとなっている。もう1曲は、本人出演の"Honda ZEST SPARK"CMソングとして12月30日から大量オンエアで話題の「Sparkle」。こちらは旬のエレクトロ・ロック・サウンドに仕上がっている。 DVDには、「Rule」「Sparkle」のMusic Clipを収録。

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      Customer Reviews

      First single of 2009 4

      Ayu started year 2009 with a colorful blast. While Rule is good pop-rock song, Sparkle was something I didn't expect. It really stands out from the other songs Ayu has released recently and in a positive way.

      This CD rules! 5

      I LOVE Sparkle. I'm glad this was a double A side because I probably wouldn't have bought it for Rule, but I heard the preview for Sparkle and had to pre-order it.

      Rule / Sparkle 4

      Both title tracks are quite fantastic and it has some quite random remixes. Of cause this doesnt excuse the horrid looking covers. Im quite glad I got the artwork poster because theres no way I would have the other one on my wall.

      Rule/Sparkle DVD 5

      Ayu's new release featuring the international theme song for the movie 'Dragonball Evolution', 'Rule'. And the up-beat track 'Rule' really fits that movie perfectly. The second a-side, 'Sparkle', is also up-beat though somewhat more mellow in its pace. Moreover, this version includes two remix versions of 'Rule', both of which are very nice to listen to. The +DVD edition includes with music videos for both tracks (of which I recommened 'Sparkle' the most).

      Disappointing 3

      I just do not like RULE at all. It looks too much like a marketing product than anything else to me. Considering that the movie Dragon Ball Evolution has been named as the worse movie of the year at least ( by professional critics in my country), totally denaturing the dragon ball saga, I am not sure that it helped Ayumi Hamasaki into participating. But she could not know. I think this is not her style at all. And the soft part is okay, but too cliche. Then, I actually like Sparkle, because the song is energetic, and makes you wanting to move and dance. I do not know why, but I tend to compare this single, and the album, as Madonna's like. That is to say, albums that have nothing to last, but everything to make good hits now, and that you will forget by the end of next year. Worse, I am a fitness adept, and we use the single version of Madonna songs, as well as those of Ayu ( Sparkle, Energy..) in that single, without any modification...which is really bad news.


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