JoJo (Sono Chi no Sadame)

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"JoJo (Sono Chi no Sadame)"
Cover art featuring Jonathan Joestar (foreground) and Dio Brando (background)
Single by Hiroaki "Tommy" Tominaga
Released November 21, 2012 (2012-11-21)
Length 4:23
Label Warner Home Video
Writer(s) Shoko Fujibayashi, Kohei Tanaka, Kow Otani
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure theme song chronology
"JoJo (Sono Chi no Sadame)"
(2012)
"Bloody Stream"
(2013)

"JoJo (Sono Chi no Sadame)" (ジョジョ~その血の運命(さだめ)~?, lit. "JoJo (That Blood's Destiny)") is the debut solo release of Hiroaki "Tommy" Tominaga, of Japanese "brass rock" band Bluff and written by Shoko Fujibayashi, composed by Kohei Tanaka, and arranged by Kow Otani. It is used as the first opening theme for the 2012 anime adaptation of the 1987 manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, representing the manga's first arc Phantom Blood.[1] Both Fujibayashi and Tanaka are noted for their contributions to theme songs, having previously worked together on "We Are!" for One Piece.[2] Tominaga's vocals and the accompanying brass band were said to make the whole song an "anime song groove" that harkens back to much older and loved theme songs. The lyrics resonated well with the story of Phantom Blood, and Jun Yamamoto for Billboard said he "could almost feel the passion and ambition that Jonathan Joestar had in his fight against Dio Brando".[3]

"JoJo (Sono Chi no Sadame)" did moderately well in the charts, peaking at 14 on the Oricon's Weekly Album Charts.[4] On Billboard's Japan Hot 100, it debuted at 52[5] and peaked at 19;[6] on the Japan Hot Animation chart, it debuted and peaked at 5;[7][8] and on the Japan Hot Singles Sales it debuted and peaked at 10,[9] but as of February 25, 2013, it remains on the chart, having done so for 12 weeks.[10] When subsequent theme song "Bloody Stream" by Coda entered the charts, "JoJo (Sono Chi no Sadame)" was seen on the Oricon to jump from a ranking of 65 to 41 in one week.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Shoko Fujibayashi, all music composed by Kohei Tanaka, all arrangement by Kow Otani.

No. Title Length
1. "JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~" (ジョジョ~その血の運命(さだめ)~) 4:23
2. "JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~" (ORIGINAL KARAOKE) 4:23
Total length:
8:44

References[edit]

  1. ^ "「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険」OPテーマの着うた・着うたフル配信中! アニソンニュース - Newtype アニメ ミュージック ダウンロード". Listen.jp. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  2. ^ "「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険」OPテーマがデイリー上位に初登場! 新OP情報も!|音楽ニュース ListenJapan 【 リッスンジャパン 】". Listen.jp. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  3. ^ "富永TOMMY弘明「ジョジョ~その血の運命~」│HotShotDiscs│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard-japan.com. 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  4. ^ "ジョジョ〜その血の運命〜 富永TOMMY弘明のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard-japan.com. 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard-japan.com. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Animation│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard-japan.com. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  8. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Animation│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard-japan.com. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  9. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard-japan.com. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  10. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard-japan.com. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 
  11. ^ "「ジョジョ」第2部OPテーマがオリコン初登場4位! イエスのEDテーマもセールスが20倍に!". Listen Japan. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-02-18.