I have been anxiously awaiting to see this day since flower of bravery. fripSide’s newest single sister’s noise reached #1 on Oricon’s daily singles chart dated for May 9 and May 10 2013!! I hope this will help them become more recognized. I’m so excited about this!
Daily chart since release
5/07 #2 9,431
5/08 #2 5,041
5/09 #1 3,145
5/10 #1 2,464
Right now it’s very possible they can achieve the #1 weekly! It has sold over 20,000 copies so far.
Both members tweeted their thanks on Twitter!
Love the lighting here:
Excited for the dancing!! Hope Nanjolno joins in at some point
Depending on where you purchase your single, you might get a poster featuring fripSide and the Railgun girls or a promotional photo of fripSide.
No word on the places offering the poster. I just checked Amazon, HMV, and CDJapan – none of these places have it listed.
Places offering the photo insert featuring fripSide (image varies with each place)
アニメイト [Animate] CD - CD+DVD
*The official site says that Animate will offer the photo with both versions; however the Animate site only listed it on the CD+DVD edition
ソフマップ [Sofmap] CD+DVD only
TSUTAYA CD - CD+DVD
セブンネット [7Net Shopping] CD+DVD only
Sources: fripSide Official site 1, 2
The one TSUTAYA is offering is my favorite:
lyrics: Satoshi Yaginuma
music: Satoshi Yaginuma
arrangement: Satoshi Yaginuma
sister’s noise & 10th Anniversary Live 2012～Decade Tokyo～
Source: fripSide Official Site 1, 2
I love the concert cover! The blue on the single cover is nice as well. Can’t wait to see the theme for sister’s noise.
And as soon as I posted this, fripSide updated their official site with a teaser image for sister’s noise (it showed up for just now, maybe it was uploaded much earlier)!! Can look at it at their homepage! The usual black and white theme but they always manage to make it interesting.
A new shiny to listen to came on Saturday. Yes, way to answer! Yay!!!
Listening to the instrumentals and full songs… yes, this single still feels like an ode to old fripSide.
way to answer
No lie that way to answer is my favorite part of this single. So glad you are in my life.
My favorite instrumental parts of the song are definitely the intro riff and the beginning of the 2nd verse.
I still do not hear what the lyrics claim to be in the song. I’m sitting here playing with the song trying to pick out any words and it’s simply impossible. Messing with pitch and speed, I *think* I’m hearing some of the words now, but maybe that’s just because I’m trying to believe they are there. Specifically “time out … hold your solid faith! shoot now! shout now!”
Not that this is important, haha. But it’s on my mind.
As far as lyrics go, these are my favorite of all the a-sides.
Where are all my old comments so I can just copy and paste causeimlazy.
This part is short because I think I talked a lot about this song already in the past. I think I enjoy the instrumental more than the vocal version. But, I love the vocal melodies. The way the song flows from verse to chorus is so seamless, you could almost miss the switch. If you loved songs like praying over, split tears, and snow blind, you might like this one.
My favorite parts in the instrumental? The pre-choruses and the synths in the chorus. I also like the bridge before the guitar solo comes in.
I forgot how this song went since the short version in December, unlike way to answer. The chorus of way to answer was still fresh in my mind after not hearing for a while.
The rest of this post is pretty much why I think way to answer PV is keyboard-smash amazing. And it’s picture-heavy!
It’s long. And there are pictures. Lots of them.
If you are one of the many people to travel on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya line over the week, make sure to stop in Akihabara. Ad posters of fripSide and the girls of A Certain Scientific Railgun are hung near three exits in the station. The posters will be up for one week starting from Dec 12 and ending Dec 18.
Isn’t it great that the official website made no mention of this until Dec 13?
Take a look at Ota☆Suke which has a few close-ups.
And look at A Certain Shop’s Super Corner at the area’s Toranoana store:
urgh, when you buy the DVD edition at Toranoana, you don’t just get the Railgun poster – you get one that actually has fripSide on it!!!! How frustrating ;_; Someone get me one, please? =D
Sources: Official site, Ota☆Suke, Toranoana
way to answer
lyrics: yuki-ka, Satoshi Yaginuma
music&arrangement: Satoshi Yaginuma
the way to answer
Another interview with fripSide recently hit the web. It’s much longer than the previous and I don’t really have the time to type out the entire thing, so I decided to summarize it instead.
picture from Hobby Channel
Animelo Summer Live 2011
Nanjo had a lot of fun. “It was a wonderful stage of happiness. I even laughed unintentionally. During rehearsal and the real thing.”
Sat believes that fripSide is able to show its entertainment side during Animelo performances.
Heaven is a Place on Earth
Sat thinks it’s important that fripCDs reflect not only the season they are released but also the work they are connected with. He also stated that he originally thought about doing a ballad but didn’t feel it would have been ‘fripSide.’ “Even though we didn’t go with the ballad idea, I made something that I considered to be an emotional song.”
Nanjo thinks that Heaven has a sprinting-feeling that is different from the Railgun songs. It’s not a battle song and feels more youthful.
way to answer – the music
Sat wanted to do a complete 180 from the previous themes. It’s full of rock flavor and aggressive sound. The English interludes were meant to be drawn out and he feels that these sections are very close to the original sound fripSide had before Nanjo joined. He hopes that such sound will be refreshing to those following fripSide’s 2nd generation. The ‘shift up’ in the chorus is very fripSide. The music itself is very ambitious.
Nanjo thinks the introduction sets the song up in a different way than the others have. The song has a different direction than previous ones.
More under the cut
fripSide gave an interview that I finally got around to reading. It’s all about way to answer and it’s really interesting!
Their greatest plot joke in history?! We interview fripSide who sings the theme for Toaru Kagaku no Railgun PSP game!
―This is your new song tie-up for Toaru Kagaku no Railgun in a year. Not for the anime but a game this time, will you tell us your feelings at the time of request?
Yaginuma: Finally! I thought (laughs). It’s become quite a popular work, so I was anticipating talk of its own game would happen sooner or later.
―So Yaginuma-san, you say you were waiting for it.
Yaginuma: I was hoping that if the series were to be game-ified, I’d be glad for them to come to me about it.
―Nanjo-san, how did you hear first about the talk of this theme song?
Nanjo: I was more surprised than anything first of all, “omg, it’s a game now!” They let us sing the anime’s TV and OVA songs previously. I was really happy to hear they’d let us sing for the game as well.
―This is for Yaginuma-san. This Railgun song will become your 4th for the series including the TV anime and OVA. How did you strengthen this track’s image?
Yaginuma: Let’s see… As this is our 4th theme song with the same work, my first thought was “okay, where do we attack it from this time?” The past 3 songs we approached at different angles. To be honest, this song had me worried the most. It was difficult.
More of the interview and video synopsis