Ai Ai Gasa

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"Ai Ai Gasa"
Single by Tegomass
from the album Tegomasu no Uta
B-side "Bokura no Uta
Moshimo Boku ga Pochi Dattara...
Boku no Cinderella"
Released June 18, 2008
Format Maxi single
Recorded 2008
Genre J-Pop
Label Johnny's Entertainment
Songwriter(s) Zopp
Tegomass singles chronology
"Kiss ~Kaerimichi no Love Song"
(2007)
"Ai Ai Gasa"
(2008)
"Tanabata Matsuri"
(2009)
"Kiss ~Kaerimichi no Love Song"
(2007)
"Ai Ai Gasa"
(2008)
"Tanabata Matsuri"
(2009)

Ai Ai Gasa (アイアイ傘?) is the 3rd single of the Japanese duo Tegomass released on June 18, 2008 by Jonny's Entertainment. The single was used as ending theme for the anime Neo Angelique ~Abyss~. It ranked 1st on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart and charted for 13 weeks.[1]

Ai Ai Gasa is certified Gold by the RIAJ for shipment of 100,000 copies.[2]

Title[edit]

Literally ai ai gasa (相合傘?) means to share an umbrella,[3] however, it could also be read as "Love-Love Umbrella", as the word for love (愛) is also pronounced ai. As such, sharing an umbrella as a couple in Japan is considered a romantic expression, and teens often draw an umbrella with their name and the name of their crush, the way one would in a heart. In Tegomass's video, the two are creating rain to make a young boy and girl walk under an umbrella together.

Track lists[edit]

Limited edition track list:

  1. Ai ai gasa
  2. Bokura no Uta
  3. Moshi mo Boku ga Pochi Dattara…

DVD track list:

  1. Ai ai gasa (PV)
  2. Ai ai gasa (Making)

Regular edition track list:

  1. Ai ai gasa
  2. Bokura no Uta
  3. Moshi mo Boku ga Pochi Dattara…
  4. Boku no Cinderella
  5. Ai ai gasa (original karaoke)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "テゴマス-リリース-ORICON STYLE ミュージック". Oricon.co.jp. 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  2. ^ "一般社団法人 日本レコード協会|各種統計". Riaj.or.jp. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  3. ^ See 相合傘 on Wiktionary.
Preceded by
"Verb" by Glay
Oricon weekly number-one single
June 30, 2008
Succeeded by
"One Love" by Arashi
Billboard Japan Hot 100 number-one single
June 30, 2008