fripSide

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Not to be confused with Flipside.
fripSide
FripSide Logo.jpg
Official Logo for fripSide
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres Pop, synthpop, trance, pop rock
Years active 2002 (2002)–present
Labels Geneon Universal
Website www.fripside.net
Members
Past members Nao

FripSide (stylized as fripSide) are a Japanese trance and pop duo, originally formed by composer Sat and singer Nao in February 2002.

History[edit]

In a 2008 interview, Sat said that he was a fan of TM Network and its member Tetsuya Komuro in his elementary and junior high school days and began to produce his music at the age of 14.[1]

When the group started, they were releasing their songs on the Japanese amateur and indie community, muzie. fripSide's albums were always high in sales at muzie's online CD shop. As of July 2006, more than 6,000 copies of the three original albums have been sold.[2]

They officially became a part of Visual Art's in 2006. They released their works under elseena-music entertainment and many of their songs were created for Visual Art's games, as well as other erotic game companies. In addition, fripSide had a side group, called "fripSide NAO Project" which started on March 30, 2007. fripSide NAO Project released songs different from the usual style of fripSide, and did not follow fripSide's motto of "creating songs that everyone can relate to".[3] One album and one single were released under fripSide NAO project.

On March 15, 2009, nao stated on the fripSide Official Website that she had graduated from fripSide. Sat and nao want to pursue different musical careers, as nao intends to pursue a solo singing career. Meanwhile Sat will continue in fripSide with a new project called, fripside: THE NEXT PROJECT.[4]

Voice actress Yoshino Nanjō replaced nao as the vocalist of fripSide. They re-debuted under the record label Geneon Universal Entertainment with single "Only My Railgun", the opening theme to the anime series To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, on November 4, 2009. The single debuted at the number-three position on the Japanese Oricon weekly single charts with the first week sales of about 26,000 copies, which was higher than the position of single "Flower of Bravery" (No. 26) in 2008.[5] On May 8, 2013, fripSide release their 6th single, "sister's noise" which was used as the first opening theme for Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S and was their first-ever to reach #1 spot single in the weekly charts, #9 on the monthly charts, with 42,632 units sold for May beating Uta-Pri Maji Love 2000% Idol Song Singles.

On August 21, 2013, fripSide released their 7th single, "eternal reality" which is being used as the second opening theme for A Certain Scientific Railgun S. The single was made in collaboration with Tetsuya Komuro for its composition and arrangement and was be released into 3 editions, the Regular (CD only), Limited (CD+DVD edition) and Anime editions

Members[edit]

Fripside at Anime Festival Asia 2012.
from left to right : Yoshino Nanjō, Satoshi Yaginuma.

Main members[edit]

  • Nao (vocal/lyrics) - graduated on March 15, 2009
  • Satoshi Yaginuma (Sat) (compose/arrangement/programming/lyrics/guitar)
  • Yoshino Nanjō (vocal/lyrics) - Announced as fripSide's new vocalist on July 28, 2009.

Sound staff[edit]

  • Kenji Arai (sound director)
  • Takumi Okamoto (sound director)
  • masa (chorus, synthesizer)
  • Maya (guitar)
  • Takahiro Toguchida (guitar)
  • a2c (guitar)
  • Shinichiro Yamashita (lyrics)
  • Graphica3810 (design)
  • Kula (management)
  • riko (chorus)

Discography[edit]

fripSide (Nao)[edit]

Singles[edit]

  Release Date Title
1st July 16, 2008 flower of bravery 1.flower of bravery (Koihime Musō opening theme)
2.sky -version 2008-
3.flower of bravery (Off Vocal)
4.sky -version 2008- (Instrumental)
Japanese Oricon weekly single charts #26

Original albums[edit]

  Release Date Title
1st April 12, 2003 first odyssey of fripSide 1.introduction
2.distant moon
3.come to mind
4.Love to sing
5.colorless fate
6.your ocean [Azure Reproduct Mix]
7.be sure... [Album Mix]
8.bright days
9.in the future -side02-
10.Love to sing [HEVENS WiRE RMX]
11.end game
2nd March 28, 2004 2nd fragment of fripSide 1.second fragment
2.sky
3.transitory orbit
4.message
5.save me again
6.tearful voice
7.belief
8.stellar
9.detour -fripSide edition-
10.crying moon
11.belief [Tri-Hedge RMX]
12.storm of sorrow
3rd June 23, 2005 3rd reflection of fripSide 1.an evening calm
2.reminiscense blue
3.nostalgia
4.transient wind
5.vanity destroyer -fripSide edition-
6.velocity -fripSide+vin-PRAD-
7.splash emotion
8.colors of summer dream
9.planet illusion
10.sky [sLab reproduct mix]
11.bright days -version 2005-
12.distant moon -version2005-
4th August 24, 2007 binarydigit 1.binary digit
2.hurting heart (Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica THE BLACK opening theme)
3.misery (Kanojotachi no Ryuugiimage song)
4.prominence -version 2007-
5.refine progress (Scramble Heart opening theme)
6.heat your wave
7.libration crisis (Scramble Heart opening theme)
8.never no astray (Katakoi no Tsuki ending theme)
9.transient wind -version 2007-
10.dream myself! (Keitai Keiji ~Ozemichi Sakurako no Jiken-bo Midori no Megane Satsujin Jiken~Drama CD theme song)
11.true eternity -album version-
12.brave new world (Planetarian Drama CD insert song)
bonus disc(初回盤のみ付属)
1.hurting heart -nao piano arrange-
2.feeling trust
5th ソフトウェア流通盤
September 16, 2008
split tears 1.before dawn daybreak (Before Dawn Daybreak ~Shinen no Utahime~ theme song)
2.split tears (Katakoi no Tsuki insert song)
3.praying over (album version)
4.magicaride (Magica Ride insert song)
5.fictional moon (album version)
6.snow blind (album version)
7.snow blind -after-
8.spiral of despair
9.escape -version 2008-
10.tomorrow (Katakoi no Tsuki ending theme)
11.eternal twinkle (Twinkle Crusaders ending theme)
メジャー流通盤
September 17, 2008

Other albums[edit]

  Release Date Title
Best July 15, 2006 the very best of fripSide 2002-2006(Coterie board) Disc1 nao Side
1.come to mind
2.sky
3.an evening calm
4.save me again
5.nostalgia (Computer game ending theme 'Reminiscence Blue')
6.transitory orbit
7.colorless fate
8.crescendo
9.velocity -fripSide+vin-PRAD-
10.bright days -version 2005-
11.splash emotion
12.end game
13.crying moon
14.distant moon
Disc2 sat Side
1.the chaostic world
2.vanity destroyer
3.message
4.reminiscence blue (Computer game opening theme 'Reminiscence Blue')
5.melody -reset+fripSide-
6.love to sing
7.stellar
8.transient wind (Computer game theme song 'Four-leaf')
9.absolute one
10.colors of summer dream
11.planet illusion
12.be sure... -album mix-
13.belief
14.your ocean -azure reproduct mix-
Best December 29, 2006 the very best of fripSide 2002-2006(Commercial distribution board) Disc1 nao Side
1.Red -reduction division- (Kanojotachi no Ryuugi opening theme)
2.sky
3.an evening calm
4.save me again
5.nostalgia
6.transitory orbit
7.colorless fate
8.crescendo
9.velocity -fripSide+vin-PRAD-
10.bright days -version 2005-
11.splash emotion
12.come to mind
13.crying moon
14.distant moon
Disc2 sat Side
1.the chaostic world
2.vanity destroyer
3.message
4.reminiscence blue
5.melody -reset+fripSide-
6.true eternity (Kanojotachi no Ryuugi ending theme)
7.stellar
8.transient wind
9.absolute one
10.love to sing
11.planet illusion
12.belief
13.your ocean -azure reproduct mix-
14.Red -reduction division- (tkm vs sat RMX)
Remix December 28, 2008 Re:product mixes ver.0.1(Comic Market 75 Limited) 1.hurting heart [Jju-Ri-Mix]
2.Red -reduction division- [sat vs tkm RMX ver.2.1]
3.magicaride [Kai Re:Product RMX]
4.vanity destroyer [Tkm Re:Product RMX]
5.spiral of despair [tkm Re:product RMX]
6.an evening calm [Kai Re:product RMX]
7.Red -reduction division- [sat vs tkm RMX]
CD-BOX First Edition
Limited Edition 2009
July 17, 2009
nao complete anthology 2002-2009 -my graduation- * 105 songs
Edition
Comic Market 77 pre-sale
December 29, 2009
Edition
General Sale
March 26, 2010

fripSide NAO project![edit]

Singles[edit]
  Release Date Title
1st August 20, 2008 'Yappari sekaiha atashi☆legend!!' 1.Yappari sekaiha atashi☆legend!! (Koihime Musō anime ending theme)
2.Pool • Vacation
3.Yappari sekaiha atashi☆legend!! (Off Vocal)
4. Pool • Vacation (Off Vocal)
Japanese Oricon weekly single charts #32
Original album[edit]
  Release Date Title
1st January 25, 2008 Rabbit Syndrome 1. Assenburu☆LOVE sannburu (Ane wa Erokomi Henshuusha ~Injuu Bukkake Seishidou~ theme song)
2. Sena★Sena@Surprise!! ((Sena★Sena theme song)
3.Rabbit Syndrome
4. Konniro∞tokimeki!! ~Kigasetara Nugasanai~ (Imouto ni! Sukumizu Kisetara Nugasanai! theme song)
5. Kagayake! dreamin'gir'
6. Koibito☆Accent!! (Koibito Doushi de Suru Koto Zenbu theme song)
7.Wireless Cosmic (Web Radio theme song self cover 'RADiO ティンクル☆くるせいだーす')
8. Reversible Romance
9. HAPPY Generation (Moe Dora CD School Heart's Drama CD theme song)
10.Sena★Sena@Surprise!! -生物RMX-
11.Assenburu☆LOVE sannburu -R.S.PV RMX-

fripSide (Yoshino)[edit]

Singles[edit]

  Release Date Title Tracklist Charts
1st November 4, 2009 only my railgun

1.only my railgun (To aru Kagaku no Railgun anime opening theme)
2.late in autumn
3.only my railgun (instrumental)
4.late in autumn (instrumental)

Japanese Oricon weekly single charts #3
2nd February 17, 2010 LEVEL 5 -judgelight-

1.LEVEL5-judgelight- (To aru Kagaku no Railgun anime second opening theme)
2.memory of snow
3.LEVEL5-judgelight- (instrumental)
4.memory of snow (instrumental)

Japanese Oricon weekly single charts #4
3rd October 13, 2010 future gazer

1. future gazer (To aru Kagaku no Railgun OVA opening theme)
2. fortissimo-the ultimate crisis- (Fortissimo//Akkord:Bsusvier theme song)
3. future gazer (instrumental)
4. fortissimo-the ultimate crisis- (instrumental)

Japanese Oricon weekly single charts #4
4th August 24, 2011 Heaven is a Place on Earth

1. Heaven is a Place on Earth (Hayate no Gotoku! movie opening theme)
2. The end of summer
3.Heaven is a Place on Earth (instrumental)
4.The end of summer (instrumental)

Japanese Oricon weekly single charts #19
5th December 14, 2011 Way to Answer

1. Way to Answer (To aru Kagaku no Railgun PSP game opening theme)
2. Last Fortune (Twinkle Crusaders -Passion Star Stream- PC game opening theme)
3.Way to Answer (instrumental)
4. Last Fortune (instrumental)

Japanese Oricon weekly single charts #15
6th May 8, 2013 sister's noise

1. sister's noise (opening theme for To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S)
2. I'm believing you
3. sister's noise (instrumental)
4. I'm believing you(instrumental)

Japanese Oricon weekly single charts #1
7th August 21, 2013 eternal reality

1. eternal reality (2nd opening theme for To Aru Kagaku no Railgun S)
2A. scorching heart (B-side track for the Regular and Limited editions)
2B. waiting for the moment (B-side track for the Anime Edition)
3A. eternal reality (instrumental) (Regular and Limited editions only)
3B. eternal reality (TV Size) (Anime edition only)
4A. scorching heart(instrumental)(Regular and Limited editions only)
4B. eternal reality (instrumental) (Anime edition only)

Japanese Oricon weekly single charts #9
8th May 14, 2014 black bullet

1. black bullet (black bullet opening theme)
2. pico scope -SACLA- ( mirai koshi: harima SACLA theme song)
3. black bullet (instrumental)
4. pico scope -SACLA- (instrumental)

Japanese Oricon weekly single charts #6

Album[edit]

  Release Date Title Songs
1st December 1, 2010 Infinite Synthesis
  1. only my railgun (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun anime opening theme]])
  2. LEVEL5-judgelight- (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun anime second opening theme)
  3. everlasting (Aa! Megami-sama! volume 42's limited edition theme song)
  4. late in autumn
  5. future gazer (To Aru Kagaku no Railgun OVA opening theme)
  6. kanashii seiza
  7. crossing over
  8. closest love (Areas ~Koi Suru Otome no 3H~ opening and ending theme)
  9. meditations
  10. trusty snow
  11. lost answer
  12. eternal pain
  13. stay with you
2nd January 1, 2012 fripSide PC game compilation vol. 01
  1. Hidamari Basket (eufonie’s Hidamari Basket opening theme song)
  2. Trust in You (Lillian’s RADIO Twinkle Crusaders' vol. 3)
  3. Aliss in Losso (Ningyou Yuugisha’s Aliss Muppet theme song)
  4. Colorless Fate -ver.Luna 2011- (manatsu_8′s Ima mo Itsuka mo Faluna Luna image song)
  5. Triptych -fripSide arrange version- (from ALcot’s vocal arrange album growing)
  6. Spiral of Despair -resurrection- (Frill’s Chikan Senyou Sharyou 2 theme song)
  7. Miracle Luminous (riffraff’s Ren’ai Katei Kyoushi Rurumi★Coordinate! theme song)
  8. Star Carnival (Twinkle☆Crusaders GoGo! STARLIT BRAVE theme song)
  9. Prismatic Fate (Pajamasoft’s Prism☆Magical ending theme)
  10. Prism (eufonie’s Hidamari Basket ending theme song
  11. Whisper of Winter (album exclusive)
3rd December 5, 2012 Decade
  1. Decade
  2. Way to Answer (To aru Kagaku no Railgun PSP game opening theme)
  3. Fortissimo -the ultimate crisis- (Fortissimo//Akkord:Bsusvier theme song)
  4. Come to Mind - ver. 3
  5. Heaven is a Place on Earth (Hayate no Gotoku! movie opening theme)
  6. Fortissimo -from insanity affection- (Fortissimo EXS//Akkord:nächsten Phase theme song)
  7. Grievous Distance
  8. Whitebird
  9. A Silent Voice
  10. Message - Ver. 2
  11. Re:ceptivity
  12. Infinite Orbit (Galaxy Dungeon theme song)
  13. Endless Memory ~refrain as Da Capo~ (D.C.III R ~ Da Capo III ~ Earl theme song)

Game Soundtrack & Related Songs[edit]

Release Date Title Single
December 29, 2007 ALcot Vocal Arrange Album Growing
  1. Triptych -fripSide Arrange Version-
  2. Tsuki To Yume -fripSide Arrange Version-
February 27, 2009 RADiO Twinkle☆Crusaders vol.3
  1. Trust In You
  2. Trust In You (instrumental)
December 11, 2009 Hidamari Basket Vocal Collection
  1. Hidamari Basket (Hidamari Basket Opening Theme)
  2. Prism (Hidamari Basket Ending Theme)
  3. Hidamari Basket (instrumental)
  4. Prism (instrumental)
March 26, 2010 Areas~Koi Suru Otome no 3H~ Theme Song CD'
  1. Closest Love (Areas ~Koi Suru Otome no 3H~ theme song)
  2. Closest Love (karaoke ver.)
  3. Closest Love (instrumental)
  4. Closest Love (short ver.)
August 27, 2010 Prism☆Magical ~PRISM Generations!~ Magical☆Vocal Collection'
  • Prismatic Fate (Prism☆Magical 2nd Opening Theme)
August 26, 2011 "Ren’ai Katei Kyoushi Rurumi★Coordinate!" Original Soundtrack
  • Miracle Luminous (Ren’ai Katei Kyoushi Rurumi★Coordinate! Opening Theme)
February 24, 2012 Hatsuyuki Sakura Special Soundtrack
  1. Hesitation Snow (Hatsuyuki Sakura Opening Theme)
  2. Hesitation Snow (instrumental)
May 25, 2012 Hatsuyuki Sakura Complete Soundtrack
  • Hesitation Snow (Hatsuyuki Sakura Opening Theme)
December 24, 2012 Koiken Otome Vocal Collection
  1. Sword of Virgin (Koiken Otome Opening Theme)
  2. Happy Go Round (Koiken Otome Ending Theme)
  3. Sword of Virgin (instrumental)
  4. Happy Go Round (instrumental)
November 29, 2013 Izayoi no Fortuna Original Soundtrack CD
  • Fortuna on the Sixteenth Night (Izayoi no Fortuna Opening Theme)
  • With the Light (Izayoi no Fortuna Ending Theme)
  • Fortuna on the Sixteenth Night (instrumental)
  • With the Light (instrumental)
March 28, 2014 Clover Heart's -Reproduct mix-
  1. Clover Heart's -Re:product mix- full chorus ver.
  2. Clover Heart's -Re:product mix- half chorus ver.
  3. Clover Heart's -Re:product mix- off chorus ver.
April 25, 2014 Koiken Otome ~Revive~ Original Soundtrack
  • Blaze of Reunion (Koiken Otome ~Revive~ Opening Theme)
  • Blaze of Reunion -instrumental-

Contributions[edit]

  • magic "a" ride Vocal CD (Opening theme for magic "a" ride) - Released on July 4, 2008. This vocal cd was only a bonus disc for those who pre-ordered the game. Only the first track is done by fripSide.
  • Katakoi no Tsuki First Edition Special Vocal Collection - Track 2-4 were done by fripSide (Split Tears, Tomorrow, and Never no Astray).
  • spiral of despair -resurrection- (Opening for Chikan Senyou Sharyou 2 - Houfiku no Chijyoku Densha) - Under the name fripSide featuring Rita. This song was made after Nao left.
  • brave new world (insert song from the Key/Visual Arts drama CD adaptation of Planetarian) was done by fripSide.
  • Ryuusei no Bifrost (opening theme of Hyperdimension Neptunia) was done by Nao in 2011, after she graduated.
  • re:ceptivity (featured in Decade Album) is vocalized by nao.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "アニメ『恋姫†無双』の主題歌を手がけるfripSideがCD発売記念イベントを開催" (in Japanese). Animate. 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Toranoana's SUMMER MIX Vol. 1". Toranoana. Retrieved 2007-10-08. [dead link]
  3. ^ "sat's fripSide blog, 8-26-2007". sat. Retrieved 2007-09-18. 
  4. ^ "fripSide". nao. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  5. ^ "To Aru Kagaku no Railgun's Opening Theme Lands at #3". Anime News Network. 2009-11-10. Retrieved 2009-12-28. 
  6. ^ nao is listed as vocalist in the booklet.

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