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A woman stares off to her left, while cutting an apple in her hands.
Single by Ringo Sheena
from the album Shōso Strip
Released January 26, 2000 (2000-01-26)
Format CD Single
Genre Rock, pop, kayōkyoku
Length 11:34
Label Toshiba EMI / Virgin Music
Writer(s) Ringo Sheena, Michio Yamagami, Kenji Sawada
Producer(s) Uni Inoue
Ringo Sheena singles chronology
"Tsumi to Batsu"
"Mayonaka wa Junketsu"

"Gips" (ギブス Gibusu?, "Orthopedic cast") is Japanese singer Ringo Sheena's 5th single and it was released on January 26, 2000 by Toshiba EMI / Virgin Music. The single was certified double platinum by the RIAJ for 800,000 copies shipped to stores[1] and later gold for 100,000 downloads to cellphones in 2010.[2]


Gips[3] is taken from Sheena's second album Shōso Strip. Sheena was compelled to release two songs at the same time after all, she was going to release this song and Tsumi to Batsu separately first, though. Hisako Tabuchi, the guitarist of Number Girl, plays the guitar on Σ.

The song was covered as a part of a medley by Rie Tomosaka on the television show The Yoru mo Hippare on September 9, 2000. It was also performed by Mino Kabasawa on her piano cover album Piano Pure: Memory of 2000 and by Kazumasa Oda on the TBS music program Christmas no Yakusoku 2002 on December 25, 2001. In 2009, it was covered by Marié Digby on her album Second Home and by Juju on her cover album Request. In 2012, it was released as a single by Ms. Ooja, and appeared on her album Woman: Love Song Covers.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Gips[3]" (from Shōso Strip) Ringo Sheena Ringo Sheena Seiji Kameda & Ringo Sheena 5:28
2. "Tokyo no Hito (東京の女 Tokyo Lady?)" (The Peanuts cover) Michio Yamagami Kenji Sawada Seiji Kameda & Ringo Sheena 2:49
3. "Σ (Sigma)"   Ringo Sheena Ringo Sheena Seiji Kameda & Ringo Sheena 3:14
Total length:

Chart rankings[edit]

Charts (2000) Peak
Japan Oricon weekly singles[4] 3
Charts (2011) Peak
Japan RIAJ Digital Track Chart[5] 46

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales[6] 714,000
RIAJ physical certification[1] 2× Platinum (800,000)
RIAJ cellphone download certification[2] Gold (100,000)

Credits and personnel[edit]


Tokyo no Hito

  • Vocals, Electric guitars: Ringo Sheena
  • Electric guitars: Susumu Nishikawa
  • Bass guitars: Seiji Kameda
  • Drums: Masayuki Muraishi
  • Organ: Yuta Saito


Music video cast[edit]




  1. ^ a b "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2000年2月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. March 2000 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 485: 8. April 10, 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 2, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b レコード協会調べ 10月度有料音楽配信認定 [Record Association Investigation: October Digital Music Download Certifications]. RIAJ (in Japanese). December 22, 2010. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c The literal translation is "Orthopedic cast".
  4. ^ 「ギブス」 椎名林檎 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2011年11月02日~2011年11月08日 <略称:レコ協チャート(「着うたフル(R)」)>" [Record Association Investigation: November 2, 2011 to November 8, 2011 (For Short: Recokyō Chart (Chaku-uta Full))]. RIAJ (in Japanese). November 11, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Big Tree']. Oricon. Retrieved April 21, 2014. (subscription required (help)).