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To Aru Kagaku no Railgun's Opening Theme Lands at #3

posted on 2009-11-10 11:22 EST
Anime's "only my railgun" song by fripSide sells 26,000 CDs in debut week

The CD single for "only my railgun," fripSide's opening theme song for the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun television anime series, debuted at #3 on Oricon's CD single ranking chart for the November 2-8 week. It sold 26,000 copies in its first week as fripSide's first top-10 single. Producer Satoshi Yaginuma formed fripSide in 2002 and Yoshino Nanjou (CANAAN) had only just been hired as the group's new vocalist earlier this year. The group had previously sung the Koihime†Musō anime's opening theme "flower of bravery," which landed at #26 in July last year.

Director Tatsuyuki Nagai (IDOLM@STER: XENOGLOSSIA, Toradora!) and J.C. Staff are adapting Motoi Fuyukawa's Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (A Certain Scientific Railgun) manga for Japanese television. The Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga is itself a spinoff from Kazuma Kamachi's Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index) light novels that are set in Academy City, a city where about 80% of its 230,000 citizens are students. The spinoff deals with the adventures of Mikoto Misaka, one of the Level 5 psychics in the original light novels. The anime premiered on October 2.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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