Ariamaru Tomi

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"Ariamaru Tomi"
The neck and shoulders of a woman, tinted pink. A clear necklace has been digitally added to her.
Single by Shiina Ringo
from the album Hi Izuru Tokoro
Released May 27, 2009
Format CD Single, digital download
Length 10:09 minutes
Label EMI Music Japan / Virgin Music
Writer(s) Shiina Ringo, Tomotaka Imamichi, Jazztronik
Producer(s) Uni Inoue
Shiina Ringo singles chronology
"Kono Yo no Kagiri"
(2007)
"Ariamaru Tomi"
(2009)
"Carnation"
(2011)

"Ariamaru Tomi" (ありあまる富, The Invaluable?)[1] was Japanese singer Shiina Ringo's first single as a solo artist in five years. It was released on May 27, 2009, the same day her debut single was released eleven years earlier. The distributor is EMI Music Japan / Virgin Music.

Outline[edit]

The single was her first in two and a half years as Ringo Shiina, and her first single in five years as a solo artist. "Ariamaru Tomi" is the theme song of the TV drama Smile of the TBS. Shiina wrote this song for the request from the drama director. It was the first time that she had performed for a TV drama as a solo singer.

"Ariamaru Tomi" is not contained in Shiina's 4th studio album Sanmon Gossip released on June 24, 2009. However, "SG~Superficial Gossip~" is contained in the vinyl record Saturday Night Gossip (released on August 26, 2009) and "Ariamaru Tomi" was eventually released in her album Hi Izuru Tokoro (released November 5, 2014).

The song was performed live by Sheena as a part of her band Tokyo Jihen at their appearance at the Countdown Japan festival in 2009, and during the band's Ultra C tour in 2010.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Ringo Shiina; all music composed by Ringo Shiina and additional music by Tomotaka Imamichi. #1 arranged by Tomotaka Imamichi, #2 arranged by Ryota Nozaki/Jazztronik.

No. Title Length
1. "Ariamaru Tomi (ありあまる富, The Invaluable?)[1]" 5:41
2. "SG~Superficial Gossip~" 4:21
Total length: 10:01

Chart rankings[edit]

Charts (2009) Peak
position
Japan Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay[3] 14
Japan Billboard Japan Hot 100[4] 5
Japan Oricon weekly singles[5] 3
Japan RIAJ Digital Track Chart[6] 7
Taiwan G-Music East Asian Releases[7] 13

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales[8] 75,000
RIAJ physical certification[9] Gold (100,000)
RIAJ cellphone download certification[10] Gold (100,000)
RIAJ PC download certification[11] Gold (100,000)

Personnel[edit]

Personnel details were sourced from "Ariamaru Tomi"'s liner notes booklet.[12]

Performers and musicians

  • Kenta Arai – bass guitar (#1)
  • Tomotaka Imamichi – guitars (#1)
  • Naoto Strings – strings (#2)
  • Noriyasu "Kāsuke" Kawamura – drums (#1)
  • Ryota Nozaki (Jazztronik) – all other instruments (#2)
  • Ringo Sheena – vocals
  • Suginami Junior Chorus – chorus (#1)

Technical and production

  • Ryota Nozaki (Jazztronik) – string arrangement (#2)
  • Ringo Sheena – arrangement, songwriting

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The literal translation is "Excessive Wealth."
  2. ^ チャンネルガイド-東京事変オフィシャルブック- [Channel Guide: Tokyo Jihen Official Book] (in Japanese). Tokyo: Kronekodow. February 29, 2012. pp. 186–187. ISBN 4884182987. 
  3. ^ "Adult Contemporary Airplay 2009/06/01". Billboard (in Japanese). June 1, 2011. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100 2009/06/08". Billboard (in Japanese). June 8, 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ 「ありあまる富」 椎名林檎 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2009年05月13日~2009年05月19日 <略称:レコ協チャート(「着うたフル(R)」)>" [Record Association Investigation: May 13, 2009 to May 19, 2009 (For Short: Recokyō Chart (Chaku-uta Full))]. RIAJ (in Japanese). May 22, 2009. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "G-Music J-Pop Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. 2009 week 22. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "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)). 
  9. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2009年8月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (August 2009)]. RIAJ (in Japanese). September 10, 2009. Archived from the original on September 14, 2009. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ レコード協会調べ 6月度有料音楽配信認定 [Record Association Investigation: June Digital Music Download Certifications]. RIAJ (in Japanese). July 20, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ レコード協会調べ 8月度有料音楽配信認定 [Record Association Investigation: August Digital Music Download Certifications]. RIAJ (in Japanese). September 20, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ Ariamaru Tomi (Media notes) (in Japanese). Ringo Sheena. Tokyo, Japan: EMI Music Japan. 2009.