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Released August 22, 2012
Length 13:24
Producers -
Label AmuseA-Sketch
Discography
51NrbKVf6mL. SS500
(2011)
One-ok-rock-the-beginning-jacket
(2012)
AZCS-2024
(2013)

The Beginning is the seventh single of ONE OK ROCK and released on August 22, 2012. The song "The Beginning" was used as the theme song for the live-action movie "Rurouni Kenshin". The first pressing comes with a sticker. It reached number five on the Oricon Charts and charted for 20 weeks.

The song "The Beginning" became very popular and won an award, "Best Song From a Film" way back year 2013. Its Music Video also won as "Best Rock Video".

Background and developmentEdit

The band declared their first overseas tour in Start Walking The World on May and June 2012, covering Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore. 9mm Parabellum Bullet, Mao Abe, Hello Sleepwalkers, and Crossfaith were the guest performers of their four concert dates in Japan. They headlined Rock in Japan Festival on the main stage, as well as Summer Sonic 2012, alongside Green Day, Franz Ferdinand and Rihanna. They also headlined Oga Namahage Rock Festival, Rising Sun Rock Festival, and Sweet Love Shower.11

After all the music festivals and tours they joined, they finally decisioned to make and record for their new single titled "The Beginning" and was released on August 22, 2012. The single reached number five on the Oricon Charts. The song "The Beginning" was chosen as the theme song for the live action movie adaptation of the Rurouni Kenshin manga. In 2013, "The Beginning" won two awards - "Best Rock Video" from the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2013 and a second award as Best Your Choice in Space Shower Music Video Awards. Currently "The Beginning" is the most popular song by the band, having reached more than 30 million+ views in their YouTube channel, and became the most watched Japanese rock video, further skyrocketing ONE OK ROCK's popularity.

PromotionEdit

"The Beginning" was featured in the live action movie adaptation of the Rurouni Kenshin manga. They also published its Music Video eight days before the release day of the actual single. In October 2013 the band went on their first tour outside Asia and visited Europe for five concerts. Four out of the five concerts in Europe were sold out almost immediately. In February 2014 they visited the US to hold two concerts in New York and Los Angeles and added two more dates in Philadelphia and Toronto in May. They also performed at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, their first festival outside Asia. In June and July 2014 they joined VANS WARPED TOUR 2014 and performed in eighteen cities in North America.

TracklistEdit

No. Title Length
1. The Beginning 3:52
2. Ketsuraku Automation 3:44
3. Notes'n'Words 4:49

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 5 5 3 3 2 3 5 43,752
4 19 16 8 5 4 6 11 14,752
3 24 21 16 14 12 9 15 8,001
8 22 23 15 13 19 15 19 4,966
11 24 22 22 24 18 19 24 3,031
25 41 45 37 31 36 31 39 1,758
25 46 - 36 36 44 40 43 1,306
28 - - 34 27 50 42 48 1,187
- - - - - - - 77 752
- - - - - - - 116 624
- - - - - - - 128 469
- - - - - - - 154 382
- - - - - - - 167 345
- - - - - - - - out for five weeks
- - - - - - - 168 360
- - - - - - - 125 425
- - - - - - - 81 670
- - - - - - - 108 463
- - - - - - - 147 423
- - - - - - - 177 303
- - - - - - - 188 272

Total Reported Sales: 84, 241*

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