fripSide NAO project’s new single debuted at #25 on the Oricon chart! Congratulations!!
words: Shinichiro Yamashita
music: Kenji Arai
arrangement: Kenji Arai
For those fripSide fans who love Japan’s adult video games, fripSide’s work is featured in some upcoming releases. I’ve tried to consolidate everything into this post. These game sites are 18+ only, you have been warned!
Lapis lazuli’s new game Areas is in-progress. According to the official site, fripSide will be in charge of not only the theme songs, but also the background music! Satoshi is listed as the chief music producer. A special Lapis Lazuli event will take place at the UDX Theater on August 29 and fripSide is one of the special guests attending.
Studio Ryokucha’s new Katakoi no Tsuki: Extra will come with a special vocal CD for those who pre-order. The vocal CD includes the original opening song “refrain moon” by UR@N and the original background music to “split tears” by our one and only fripSide. Studio Ryokucha’s new work will be released on September 26.
Finally, another fripSide song will be making its way into ALcot’s upcoming release Engage Links. So far, they are only listed under the music section. This release comes out on October 24. Thanks to Zenigame for this information!
Black Cyc’s Before Dawn Daybreak ~ Songstress of the Abyss~ also comes out on October 24. The theme song, “before dawn daybreak,” is fripSide’s work and also the opening track to split tears. There is a short version of “before dawn daybreak” at the official game site.
fripSide NAO project!’s song “Wireless Cosmic” was featured on RADIO Twinkle☆Crusaders Vol. 01, along with a “Wireless Cosmic” instrumental. fripSide is going to be on two more Twinkle☆Crusaders. RADIO Twinkle☆Crusaders Vol. 02 has “sequential summer” and its instrumental, and Twinkle☆Crusaders Sparkling Soundstage #05 includes “twinkle days” and its instrumental. Both songs are not sung by fripSide’s nao, but by four other vocalists (two different ones for each song).
fripSide’s upcoming album split tears will drop in mid-September. The album originally had 10 tracks, but now a new one has been added called “escape-version 2008-.” One can only speculate about this track as it’s an original album track, but why -version 2008-?. Is it possible this is an old demo song brought up to date? I think fripSide will once again have the best album of the year (in my opinion!).
Speaking of split tears, the Tokyo 9/15 live at studio cube 326 is already sold out and tickets went on sale today! Congratulations!
Do your best, fripSide!
A short version of “before dawn daybreak” was released on Black Cyc’s Before Dawn Daybreak Official site on July 30 (how did I miss that? It was even announced on fripSide’s site D= ). For those who might have missed it for some reason like I did, the page is linked here. The short version romaji and translation lyrics are up as well.
If this is the opening song of split tears, this album is going to be good. “before dawn daybreak” is already my favorite song from the ones I’ve heard so far!
The lives Satoshi talked about in his blog finally have official details! On September 15 and 19, fripSide x fripSide NAO Project! will be hitting Tokyo’s studio cube 326 and Osaka’s The LIVE HOUSE soma respectively. Special guest Rita will be joining fripSide’s Tokyo show. There are plans for some fripSide goods to be sold prior to each concert at 3pm. Each show will start at about 6pm and end around 9pm. Tickets go on sale August 11.