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Cover of the original 1999 single
Single by Kōji Wada
from the album All of My Mind
A-side "Butter-Fly"
  • Seven
  • Seven ~10th Memorial Version~ (Strong version)
Released April 23, 1999 (1999-04-23)
August 1, 2004 (2004-08-01) (re-release)
April 22, 2009 (2009-04-22) (Strong version)
November 25, 2015 (2015-11-25) (tri. version)
Genre J-pop, anison
  • 4:14
  • 18:14 (Strong version)
  • Interchannel (1999-2008)
  • T.Y. Entertainment (2008-2013)
  • Feel Mee (2013-present)
  • Hidenori Chiwata
  • Cher Watanabe
Kōji Wada singles chronology
"Target (Akai Shōgeki)"


"Butter-Fly (Strong Version)"

"We Are Xros Heart!"

"Evolution & DigiXros"

"Butter-Fly (tri. Version)"

"Seven (tri. Version)"

"Butter-Fly" is a song recorded by Japanese singer Kōji Wada as the opening theme song to Digimon Adventure. The song was released as Wada's debut single on April 23, 1999. The original key is in E-flat major.

Background and release

"Butter-Fly" was performed as the theme song to the 1999 film Digimon Adventure and later became the opening theme song to the television series of the same name. It was the first time Wada had sang a rock song, as he originally performed "Butter-Fly" as a ballad. Originally released on April 23, 1999, the single was re-released on August 1, 2004 with new CD artwork to commemorate Digimon Adventure's 5th anniversary. The success of the song gave Wada the title "Immortal Butterfly Anime Song Singer."

Other versions

"Butter-Fly (Strong Version)" was released on April 22, 2009 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Digimon franchise as well as the 10th anniversary of his debut with the song. It was his first single in three years after "Hirari" and charted on Oricon Weekly Singles for one week.

"Butter-Fly (tri. Version)" was released on November 25, 2015 as the theme song for the anime film series Digimon Adventure tri., and the single was his last release before his death on April 3, 2016. A second version of "Butter-Fly (tri. Version)" was released as a tribute on May 1, 2018 as the ending theme to Digimon Adventure tri.: Chapter 6: Future, the final installment to the Digimon Adventure tri. film series. The song was performed by AiM, Ayumi Miyazaki, and the eighteen main cast members of tri., along with posthumous archive audio of Wada.

Cover versions

The cast for the male characters in Digimon Adventure performed "Butter-Fly" and released it with the We Love Digimon Music CD box on December 25, 2002. The release was to commemorate the franchise's 100th CD release.

The song has also been covered by Masaaki Endoh in his album Enson.

Halko Momoi covered "Butter-Fly" on her 2008 cover album More & More Quality Red: Anime Song Cover.

Nagareda Project released a cover version on their album, Nagareda PPP, on August 8, 2012.

Idol group Sea*A released an English version of "Butter-Fly" on their eponymous debut album, Sea*A, on March 27, 2013.

Idol group Trefle performed a cover version of "Butter-Fly" and released it as their debut single on November 18, 2015, which charted at #78 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart. The song served as the opening theme song to the show Animemashite. They performed the song at Anison History Japan!!

On September 2, 2019, Vocaloid Hatsune Miku released a cover, as part of a collaboration event with the Digimon franchise.

Track listing

All songs arranged by Cher Watanabe.

1999 and 2004 version

No. Title Length
1. "Butter-Fly"   4:18
2. "Seven"   4:17
3. "Butter-Fly" (Original Karaoke) 4:18
4. "Seven" (Original Karaoke) 4:17
Total length:

Strong version

"Butter-Fly (Strong Version)" single
No. Title Length
1. "Butter-Fly (Strong Version)"   4:30
2. "Seven (10th Memorial Version)"   4:37
3. "Butter-Fly (Strong Version)" (Original Karaoke) 4:30
4. "Seven (10th Memorial Version)" (Original Karaoke) 4:37
Total length:

tri. version

"Butter-Fly (tri. Version)" single
No. Title Length
1. "Butter-Fly (tri. Version)"   3:45
2. "Butter-Fly (tri. Version)" (Original Karaoke) 3:45
Total length:


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