Egoist (band)

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Egoist
OriginJapan
GenresJ-pop
Years active2011–present
Labels
Associated actsSupercell
Websitewww.egoist-inori.jp
Members
  • Ryo
  • Chelly

Egoist is a Japanese pop music duo consisting of songwriter Ryo of Supercell and vocalist Chelly. Originally formed to produce theme music for the 2011 anime television series Guilty Crown, the group continued creating other songs after the end of the series including themes for other anime television series including Psycho-Pass and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. Egoist's debut album Extra terrestrial Biological Entities was released in September 2012.

History[edit]

In 2011, Ryo of Supercell was tasked with composing theme music for the anime television series Guilty Crown.[1] That year, Supercell held auditions from May 25 to June 19 for the vocalist on the band's third studio album Zigaexperientia (2013),[2] and Ryo was also searching for the vocalist of Egoist, a fictional band featured in Guilty Crown.[3] Out of about 2,000 candidates, then 17-year-old female singer Chelly was chosen to sing under the persona of the band's vocalist Inori Yuzuriha.[4] Egoist's debut single "Departures (Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta)" (Departures -あなたにおくるアイの歌-, Departures -Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta-, "Departures (The Love Song for You)) was released on November 30, 2011; the song was used as Guilty Crown's first ending theme.[5] Egoist's second single is "The Everlasting Guilty Crown" released on March 7, 2012; the song was used as Guilty Crown's second opening theme.[6] Included on Egoist's first two singles are remixes of the title songs by Boom Boom Satellites.[5][6] Egoist's debut album Extra terrestrial Biological Entities was released on September 19, 2012.[7]

Egoist's third single "Namae no Nai Kaibutsu" (名前のない怪物, "The Nameless Monster") was released on December 5, 2012; the song is used as the first ending theme to the 2012 anime series Psycho-Pass.[8] Egoist's fourth single "All Alone With You" was released on March 6, 2013; the song is used as the second ending theme to Psycho-Pass. Egoist released the digital single "Suki to Iwareta Hi" (好きと言われた日, "The Day I Was Told I Love You") on November 6, 2013. Egoist's fifth single "Fallen" was released on November 19, 2014; the song is used as the ending theme to the 2014 anime series Psycho-Pass 2.[9] The band's sixth single "Reloaded" (リローデッド) was released on November 11, 2015; the song will be used as the theme song to the anime film Genocidal Organ.[10] Egoist's seventh single "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" was released on May 25, 2016; the song is used as the opening theme to the 2016 anime series Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.[11] Egoist moved to the Sacra Music record label under Sony Music Entertainment Japan in April 2017.[12] Egoist's eighth single "Eiyū: Unmei no Uta" (英雄 運命の詩, "Heroes: Song of Fate") was released on August 16, 2017; the song is used as the opening theme of the 2017 anime series Fate/Apocrypha.[13] Egoist released the compilation album Greatest Hits 2011-2017 "Alter Ego" on December 27, 2017.

In November 2018, Chelly began the process of leaving Egoist to start a solo career. Designer Hayashi drew a logo for the singer, and she has already hired new staff, with whom she will continue her solo career. The domain and the name of the singer's personal Twitter account were also changed.[14] Egoist's ninth single "Sakase ya Sakase" (咲かせや咲かせ) was released on May 15, 2019; the song is used as the theme song for the 2019 anime film Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato.[15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[16][A]
JPN
[17]
KOR
[18]
KOR
Overseas

[19]
TWN East Asian
[20][B]
Extra Terrestrial Biological Entities 9 58 6 4 50,000

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[16][C]
JPN
[17]
KOR
KOR
Overseas

TWN East Asian
Greatest Hits 2011-2017 "Alter Ego"
  • Released: December 27, 2017 (JPN)
  • Label: Sacra Music
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, CD+BD, CD+BD+Egoistag 2011-2017[D]
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Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales (JPN)[16] Certifications Album
JPN Oricon
[17]
JPN Hot 100
[21][E]
TWN
[28]
TWN East Asian
[20][B]
"Departures (Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta)"[Jp 1] 2011 8 20 46,000 Extra Terrestrial Biological Entities
"The Everlasting Guilty Crown" 2012 7 15 51,000
"Namae no Nai Kaibutsu"[Jp 2] 6 9 41,000
  • RIAJ (digital): Platinum[29]
Greatest Hits 2011-2017 "Alter Ego"
"All Alone with You" 2013 6 9 33,000
  • RIAJ (digital): Gold[30]
"Suki to Iwareta Hi"[Jp 3][F]
"Fallen" 2014 9 8 19 1 28,745
  • RIAJ (digital): Gold[30]
"Reloaded"[Jp 4] 2015 6 6 28,493
"Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" 2016 2 4 30,341
"Welcome to the *fam"
"Eiyū: Unmei no Uta"[Jp 5] 2017 5 7
"Sakase ya Sakase"[Jp 6] 2019 8 13,352[32]
"—" denotes items which failed to chart, or were ineligible to chart due to a physical edition not being released.

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)
2011 "Departures (Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta)"
2012 "The Everlasting Guilty Crown"
"Planetes"
"Namae no Nai Kaibutsu" Masakazu Fukatsu[33]
2013 "All Alone with You"
2014 "Fallen"
2015 "Reloaded"
2016 "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress"
2017 "Eiyū: Unmei no Uta"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sales provided by Oricon database and are rounded to the nearest thousand copies.
  2. ^ a b Positions were sourced as follows: Extra Terrestrial Biological Entities 2012 week 38, "Fallen" 2014 week 48 and 2015 week 1.
  3. ^ Sales provided by Oricon database and are rounded to the nearest thousand copies.
  4. ^ With a set of 10 original dog tags.
  5. ^ Sources for chart positions are as follows: "Departures (Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta)",[22] "The Everlasting Guilty Crown",[23] "Namae no Nai Kaibutsu",[24] "All Alone with You",[25] "Fallen",[26] "Reloaded".[27]
  6. ^ Released exclusively as a digital single.[31]
  1. ^ (あなたにおくるアイの歌, "A Love Song I'm Sending to You")
  2. ^ (名前のない怪物, "Nameless Monster")
  3. ^ (好きと言われた日, "The Day You Said You Loved Me")
  4. ^ Rirōdeddo (リローデッド)
  5. ^ (英雄 運命の詩)
  6. ^ (咲かせや咲かせ)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guilty Crown Anime's 1st Promo Video Streamed". Anime News Network. July 8, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "Music Group supercell Holds Auditions for Next Album". Anime News Network. May 25, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "EGOIST『Extra terrestrial Biological Entities』インタビュー Page1" [Egoist Extra terrestrial Biological Entities Interview Page 1] (in Japanese). mFound. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "17-Year-Old Wins Supercell Audition to Sing Guilty Crown Songs". Anime News Network. September 8, 2011. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Departures -あなたにおくるアイの歌-" [Departures (Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta)] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  6. ^ a b "The Everlasting Guilty Crown" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "Extra terrestrial Biological Entities" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved July 16, 2012.
  8. ^ 名前のない怪物 (通常盤) [Namae no Nai Kaibutsu (regular edition)] (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment Japan. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  9. ^ "Fallen" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "リローデッド" [Reloaded] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  11. ^ "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  12. ^ "ソニー、新レーベル『SACRA MUSIC』4月発足 Kalafina、ClariSら擁し海外展開". Oricon. January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  13. ^ "EGOIST, GARNiDELiA Perform Fate/Apocrypha Anime's Theme Songs". Anime News Network. May 6, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "chelly&staff" (in Japanese). Twitter. November 8, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  15. ^ "咲かせや咲かせ(初回生産限定盤)" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  16. ^ a b c "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 (in Japanese). Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  17. ^ a b c "EGOISTのリリース一覧" [List of Egoist's Releases]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  18. ^ "2013년 02주차 Album Chart 종합". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on October 17, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  19. ^ "2013년 02주차 Album Chart 국외". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on October 17, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  20. ^ a b "G-Music J-Pop Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. Archived from the original on May 8, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  21. ^ "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard.
  22. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). December 7, 2011. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  23. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). March 14, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  24. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). December 12, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  25. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). March 13, 2013. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  26. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). December 1, 2014. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  27. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). November 18, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  28. ^ "G-Music Combo Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. Archived from the original on March 14, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  29. ^ a b レコード協会調べ 1月度有料音楽配信認定 [Record Association Investigation: January Digital Music Download Certifications] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. February 28, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  30. ^ a b レコード協会調べ 1月度有料音楽配信認定 [Record Association Invegestigation: March Digital Music Download Certifications] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. April 20, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  31. ^ "Anime Festival Asia 2013 in Singaporeにて解禁 配信限定Single EGOIST、新曲「好きと言われた日」配信開始!" (in Japanese). Sony. November 6, 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  32. ^ "週間 CDシングルランキング 2019年05月27日付" [Weekly CD Single Ranking for May 27, 2019]. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  33. ^ 名前のない怪物 [Namae no Nai Kaibutsu] (in Japanese). Space Shower Networks. Retrieved December 27, 2012.

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