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Railgun OVA Opening Theme Lands at #4 on Weekly Chart

posted on by Egan Loo
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun's "future gazer" by fripSide sells 17,000 CDs in 1st week

The CD single for "future gazer," fripSide's opening theme song for the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun original video anime (OVA), debuted at #4 on Oricon's CD single ranking chart for the October 11-17 week. It sold 17,000 copies as fripSide's third top-10 single; the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun television anime series' opening theme song "only my railgun" became the first when it landed at #3 last November.

Like the 2009 television series, the new video anime adapts Motoi Fuyukawa's Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (A Certain Scientific Railgun) manga. The 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 2.3 million citizens are students. The project's one Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume will ship on October 29.

Producer Satoshi Yaginuma formed fripSide in 2002, and Yoshino Nanjō (CANAAN) was hired as the group's new vocalist just last year. The group had previously sung the Koihime†Musō anime's opening theme "flower of bravery," which landed at #26 in 2008. The first full album from the current fripSide lineup will ship on December 1.

Source: Listen Japan

Image © Kazuma Kamachi/Motoi Fuyukawa/ASCII Media Works/Project-Railgun

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