" Akatsuki no Kuruma " ( 暁の車 ) is the third single of J-pop duo FictionJunction Yuuka. It was released on September 22, 2004.

This single includes an insert song of the anime Gundam SEED, composed by Yuki Kajiura. There are two additional versions of the song on the single (piano and acoustic), along with its karaoke version. Its catalogue number is VICL-35646. Coincidentally, the insert song of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny (Gundam SEED's sequel), Honoh no Tobira, was released exactly one year after this single.

Originally, this song was released on "Suit CD vol.4 Miguel Ayman x Nicol Amarfi", an EP from Gundam SEED, under the name "FictionJunction featuring Yuuka". Due the song's popularity and the fact that September 2004 was Gundam SEED's one-year anniversary, it was later released as a single obtaining the twelfth place on the Oricon charts, which later rose to the tenth. Akatsuki no Kuruma has been FictionJunction YUUKA's best-selling single.

Track listing [2]

  1. Akatsuki no Kuruma ( 暁の車 Wheels of Dawn / Trains of Dawn )
  2. Akatsuki no Kuruma: piano version / Yuki Kajiura ( 暁の車: piano version / 梶浦 由記 )
  3. Akatsuki no Kuruma: acoustic version ( 暁の車: acoustic version )
  4. Akatsuki no Kuruma: without vocal ( 暁の車: without vocal )


Oricon Sales Chart ( Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
September 22, 2004 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 10 19,481 109,777 45 weeks