"Moonlight Kiss", written by Reiji Matsumoto（松本礼児）....no, not that Leiji Matsumoto who came up with the idea of a space-faring Japanese battleship....and composed by Koji Makaino（馬飼野康二） managed to get as high as No. 11 on Oricon and was the 95th-ranked song of the year. Remembering back to her appearance as the top batter on that Kohaku, in retrospect, I just thought she out-aidoru'ed even Seiko-chan in that bright dress, hairdo and snaggle-toothed smile. And in one of my earlier postings for her, I mentioned that she had been performing hurt after falling 4 metres through a stage lift while rehearsing for another NHK music show back in October. Well, it was for "Moonlight Kiss" that she ended up injuring her lower back. Just remembering how she was bouncing about on the New Year's Eve special, I thought she was the kayo kyoku equivalent of a hockey player playing through the pain in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Hey, what can I say? She's an Osakan, after all!