" 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