Let’s Go Back To The “START” With Jpop Singer Rina Aiuchi

Let’s Go Back To The “START” With Jpop Singer Rina Aiuchi

The mysteries! The beginning! The end! It can only mean one thing; it’s #SongLyricsSunday.

For this week’s prompt, it’s all about “Begin/End/Finish/Start”. For this, I picked Japanese pop singer-songwriter Rina Aiuchi’s 2004 song “START”. It is because I have been listening to her discography lately. But also, many other songs from the show that featured “START”. Which show was that? Continue on to find out.

(This is part of a #SongLyricsSunday challenge, which is hosted by Jim at An Unique Title For Me. Anyone can join! Details on how to participate are found at the end of this post!)

Let’s Hit The Restart Button

“START” was Rina Aiuchi’s 17th single that was released in 2004. It was also one of many songs that were used in the mega-popular and super-long anime series Detective Conan (which is in its 24th season), The lyrics were written by Rina Aiuchi herself and composed by Aika Ono, who has written many songs for Aiuchi’s former labelmates like Mai Kuraki, sweet velvet, ZARD, and Field of View.

This 2004 song is one of my favorites out of Aiuchi’s 10-year discography. It really sounds like a song made for a detective show: the mystery, the strong beat, the high power energy, and the blazing guitar solos that add an edge to the tune You never know where this song is going until the end.

What do you think of “START”? Listen to the song below and let me know in the comments!

Here are opening versions for Detective Conan:


Lyrics for Rina Aiuchi’s “Start”

These are the English translation of the lyrics. Credit goes to Kikyosama at AnimeLyrics.net:

Let’s put and end to this and go back to the start
We’re not gonna let all the wishing and giving up faze us anymore

The sun’s coming up, so it’s time to open your eyes, don’t you think?
It’s because you want to get up now that your eyes have spotted the sun
We don’t even realise it, that we’re so good at taking
That there’s no way we can be beautiful
The things that we all want to get through
Aren’t something tangible, and they aren’t words
We can’t put a name to them

Let’s go back to the start, I want to reset with you
And take the next chance that comes our way
Let’s go back to the start, back from all the days up until now
I don’t mind if my future with you is uncertain

OK, ready, go! We want to go somewhere
OK, ready, go! We can’t go anywhere
OK, ready, go! Where to go from here?
OK, ready, go! Should we go or come back?
OK, ready, go! Coming and going
We won’t see anything if we don’t go, OK, ready, go!

The long, long time “from now”
Is surely just a succession of moments, “now”s
On this one road we’ve chosen
We’ll give the one life we’ve been given to walk that road
Yes, dreams are something you can only do when there are restrictions

Let’s go back to the start, I want to reset with you
And take the next chance that comes our way
Let’s put and end to this and go back to the start
Let’s kick our hearts into gear right now

Let’s take a chance
The wings of freedom, the pain that’s been born
Both take hope and planning
I won’t fly away again
Until I’m with you

OK, ready, go! Should we go or come back?
OK, ready, go! Coming and going
We won’t see anything if we don’t go, OK, ready, go!

Let’s go back to the start, I want to reset with you
And take the next chance that comes our way
Let’s put and end to this and go back to the start
I’m gonna take hold of the future I want to have with you

OK, ready, go! We want to go somewhere
OK, ready, go! We can’t go anywhere
OK, ready, go! Where to go from here?
OK, ready, go! Should we go or come back?
OK, ready, go! Coming and going
We won’t see anything if we don’t go, OK, ready, go!

OK, ready, go! Let’s go back to the start


About the Artist: Rina Aiuchi

Rina Aiuchi

Rina Aiuchi was born in Higashiōsaka, Osaka on July 31, 1980. In high school, she worked as a model for such magazines as Cawaii!. She also participated in various music auditions. Her first song was a cover of the Eurobeat song “Desperado” for the Eurobeat Flash Vol.19 album.

After winning the Grand Prix award at the Super Starlight Contest contest in 1999, Aiuchi signed a contact with GIZA studio. She released her first single “Close to Your Heart” in the spring of 2000 with moderate success. Her first hit came at the end of that year with the release of “Koi wa Thrill, Shock, Suspense”, which was certified Gold.

The Japanese singer-songwriter achieved success with the variety of songs and albums that were released during her ten years under the GIZA studios label. However, in 2010, Aiuchi announced that she would retire from the music industry due to a thyroid deficiency. She released her last album in September 2010.

After retiring, Aiuchi found success with her own dog clothing and food company named Bon Bon Copine. The reason why she started it was after taking her beloved dog to the hospital after getting sick. The company is very successful.

Rina Aiuchi eventually made her way back to the entertainment industry. She first appeared on a karaoke battle TV show. Aiuchi has also appeared on a variety of TV shows since then. She also started to release singles under the name R in 2015.



If you want to participate in #SongLyricsSunday, here are the rules:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
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  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
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Let's Go Back To The "START" With Jpop Singer Rina Aiuchi

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Jim Adams

    Nice music Amy. My doctor has me taking a thyroid pill every morning,

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