Egoist's Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Song Ranks #2 With 30,341 Copies
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Artist group EGOIST's "KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS" single ranked #2 on the Oricon weekly singles chart for the May 23-29 week, selling 30,341 copies. The single shipped on May 25.
The single's title song serves as the opening theme song for Wit Studio's similarly titled Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri) television anime. Aside from the title song, the single also contains the song "It's all about you," as well as the television length version and instrumental version of the title song.
EGOIST, a group produced by supercell composer ryo, had previously contributed theme songs to the 2011 Noitamina television anime Guilty Crown, the first original anime (not based on an earlier story) by director Tetsuro Araki. Not coincidentally, Araki is also directing Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. The group also worked on theme songs for the two Psycho-Pass television anime series and the Psycho-Pass film. More recently, EGOIST contributed the theme songs for all three Project Itoh films — Empire of Corpses, Harmony, and the unreleased Genocidal Organ — produced by Noitamina. Seven of EGOIST's singles (including "KABANERI OF THE IRON FORTRESS"), as well as their one album, have charted on Oricon's weekly top 10.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress premiered on April 7. The series is streaming on Amazon Prime worldwide.
Other singles charting in the Oricon weekly single chart for May 23-29 include Porno Graffitti's "The Day" (opening theme song for My Hero Academia) at #4, back number's "Boku no Namae o" (theme song for live-action Wolf Girl & Black Prince) at #6, AZALEA's (Love Live! Sunshine!!'s Aqours sub-unit) "Torikoriko PLEASE!!" at #7, Suzuko Mimori's "Xenotopia" (ending theme song for Cerberus') at #8, and Yoshino Nanjō's "Zero Ichi Kiseki" (ending theme song for And you thought there is never a girl online?).