Your Name (album)

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Your Name
Radwimps Your Name Album Cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedAugust 24, 2016
Recorded2016
GenreRock
Length72:05
Language
  • Japanese
  • English
Label
ProducerRadwimps
Radwimps albums chronology
Batsu to Maru to Tsumi to
(2013)
Your Name
(2016)
Human Bloom
(2016)
Singles from Your Name
  1. "Zenzenzense"
    Released: July 25, 2016

Your Name. (Japanese: 君の名は。, Hepburn: Kimi no Na wa.) is the eighth studio album by Japanese rock band Radwimps and the soundtrack for the 2016 Japanese animated film Your Name, released on August 24, 2016, by Universal Music Japan. It debuted at #1 on Oricon's weekly album rankings on September 5, 2016, with 58,000 copies sold.[1] It received a digital download album certification of Gold from the Recording Industry Association of Japan for sales of 100,000.[2] The album also charted on US Billboard. It peaked at #16 on Billboard Heatseekers Albums,[3] #15 on Billboard Soundtracks Albums,[4] and #2 on Billboard World Albums chart.[5] The vocal tracks were re-recorded in English and became available digitally on January 27, 2017, with a CD release date of March 10, 2017.[6]

Background[edit]

According to vocalist Yojiro Noda, it took almost a year and a half to make the whole entire score for Your Name movie.[7] Director Makoto Shinkai, who is also a fan of the band, approached Noda through producer Genki Kawamura as soon as the production of movie was confirmed.[8][9] When recording the soundtrack, the band was not able to see the actual animation until it was all finished, so they wrote music based on the script and words of the director, which caused many compositions to be adjusted to fit the animation. "It was really difficult to arrange music to fit the animation by the second," said guitarist Akira Kuwahara. "The songwriting process was moving forward at the same time with the animation so it influenced each other. The music changed the story, the lines, and if the new scene was created, we changed the music. It was a creative process," added Noda.[7][10]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Yume Tōrō (夢灯籠, "Dream Lantern[11]")"Yojiro NodaNoda2:09
2."Mitsuha no Tsūgaku (三葉の通学, "School Road")" Noda1:07
3."Itomori Kōkō (糸守高校, "Itomori High School")" Noda1:48
4."Hajimete no Tōkyō (はじめての、東京, "First View of Tokyo")" Noda1:16
5."Akogare Cafe (憧れカフェ, "Cafe At Last")" Akira Kuwahara1:29
6."Okudera Senpai no Tēma (奥寺先輩のテーマ, "Theme of Ms. Okudera")" Noda2:06
7."Futari no Ihen (ふたりの異変, "Unusual Changes of Two")" Kuwahara2:36
8."Zenzenzense (前前前世 (movie ver.))"NodaNoda4:44
9."Goshintai (御神体)" Noda3:24
10."Dēto (デート, "Date")" Noda4:03
11."Akimatsuri (秋祭り, "Autumn Festival")" Noda1:06
12."Kioku o Yobiokosu Taki (記憶を呼び起こす瀧, "Evoking Memories")" Noda1:40
13."Hida Tanbō (飛騨探訪, "Visit to Hida")" Noda1:29
14."Kieta Machi (消えた町, "Disappeared Town")" Yusuke Takeda1:55
15."Toshokan (図書館, "Library")" Takeda1:42
16."Ryokan no Yoru (旅館の夜, "Night at the Inn")" Takeda1:29
17."Goshintai e Futatabi (御神体へ再び, "Again to Goshintai")" Noda2:21
18."Kuchikamizake Torippu (口噛み酒トリップ, "Kuchikamizake Trip")" Noda2:55
19."Sakusen Kaigi (作戦会議, "Council of War")" Noda2:20
20."Chō Chō Settoku (町長説得, "Persuading Mayor")" Takeda2:45
21."Mitsuha no Tēma (三葉のテーマ, "Theme of Mitsuha")" Noda4:02
22."Mienai Futari (見えないふたり, "Unseen Two")" Noda0:50
23."Katawaredoki (かたわれ時)" Noda2:47
24."Supākuru (スパークル (movie ver.), "Sparkle")"NodaNoda8:54
25."Dēto 2, (デート2, "Date 2")" Noda2:09
26."Nandemonaiya (なんでもないや (movie edit.))"NodaNoda3:15
27."Nandemonaiya (なんでもないや (movie ver.))"NodaNoda5:44
Total length:1:12:05

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Japan Weekly Albums (Oricon)[12] 1
Japan Hot Albums (Billboard)[13] 1
Japan Top Albums Sales (Billboard)[14] 1
Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[3] 16
US Soundtracks Albums (Billboard)[4] 15
US World Albums (Billboard)[5] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan (RIAJ) 2× Platinum 500,000 (CD)[15]
Japan (RIAJ) Gold 100,000+ (DL)[2]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2016 58th Japan Record Awards Special Award Won[16]
2017 40th Japan Academy Prize Outstanding Achievement in Music Won[17]
31st Japan Gold Disc Award Soundtrack Album of the Year Won[18]
6th Newtype Anime Awards Best Soundtrack Runner-up[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "【オリコン】RADWIMPS、初のアルバム首位 アニメ映画『君の名は。』サントラ" [RADWIMPS' soundtrack album for the anime movie 'Your Name.' debuted at number one] (in Japanese). Oricon. August 30, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Ronald. "The Recording Industry Association of Japan Releases Its Digital Certifications for November + List of 2016's Certified Releases". Arama! Japan. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Heatseekers Albums | Charts". Billboard. April 29, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Soundtracks Albums | Charts". Billboard. April 29, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "World Albums | Charts". Billboard. April 29, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  6. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (February 15, 2017). "Radwimps' New Video Previews 'Your Name.' Film's English Songs". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Barder, Ollie (April 18, 2017). "Radwimps on How They Scored the Music for the Anime Blockbuster 'Your Name'". Forbes. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Michel, Patrick St. (March 16, 2017). "Radwimps were the perfect choice when it came to soundtracking 'Your Name.'". The Japan Times. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  9. ^ Rodsom, Sopida (December 22, 2016). "Q&A with Radwimps". Time Out. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  10. ^ Russell, Erica (April 11, 2017). "J-rock band Radwimps talk making music for critically acclaimed 'Your Name' : Interview". PopCrush. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  11. ^ "Your Name. by RADWIMPS". iTunes. August 24, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  12. ^ "君の名は。| Radwimps" [Your Name. | Radwimps] (in Japanese). Oricon. September 5, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  13. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Albums | Charts" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. September 5, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  14. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums Sales | Charts" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. September 5, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  15. ^ "CD Certifications 2017" (Select 2017年2月 on the drop-down menu) (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. February 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  16. ^ "レコ大に宇多田、いきもの、AAAらノミネート!ピコ太郎とRADIO FISHも各賞受賞" [Utada, Ikimono, and AAA were nominated! Pikotaro and Radio Fish also won awards]. Natalie (in Japanese). November 18, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  17. ^ "第40回日本アカデミー賞" [40th Japan Academy Prize] (in Japanese). Official Japan Academy Prize. March 3, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  18. ^ "第31回日本ゴールドディスク大賞" [31st Japan Gold Disk Awards] (in Japanese). Official Japan Gold Disc Award. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  19. ^ Loo, Egan (October 9, 2016). "Shinkai's 'Your Name.,' 'Kabaneri' Win Top Newtype Anime Awards". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 22, 2019.

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