Scarlet Love Song

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"Scarlet Love Song -Buddha Mix-"
Single by X Japan
Released June 8, 2011 (2011-06-08)
Format Digital download
Genre Symphonic Rock
Length 6:14
Label Japan Music Agency
Writer(s) Yoshiki
Producer(s) Yoshiki
X Japan singles chronology
"Scarlet Love Song"

"Scarlet Love Song" is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, written by Yoshiki.


The song was composed by Yoshiki specifically to be the theme song for the animated movie adaptation of the Buddha manga, which was released on May 28, 2011.[1][2] It was first performed at the Asia Girls Explosion event on March 6, 2011 at Yoyogi National Stadium.[3]

"Scarlet Love Song -Buddha Mix-" was released on June 8, 2011 as a digital download. It reached number 1 on iTunes Japan and number 33 on Billboard's Japan Hot 100.[2][4] It is the band's second single since reuniting in 2007 and the first to feature newest member Sugizo on guitar.

Single track listing

Written and composed by Yoshiki.

  1. "Scarlet Love Song -Buddha Mix-" - 6:14


  1. "X Japan Debuts New Song on Buddha Movie Trailer". Retrieved 2011-06-10. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "X JAPAN #1 on iTunes Japan - Yoshiki composes theme song for feature anime film". 2011-06-10. 
  3. "X Japan performing at Asia Girls Explosion". 2011-06-10. 
  4. "Billboard Japan Hot 100│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-03-10.