The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) officially confirmed that the theme song “Fantastic Departure!”, The latest single from the Aqours music group from the Love Live! Sunshine !!, has received a gold certification, having sold more than 100,000 copies in Japan.
The single was scheduled to be released on May 20, but was postponed until July 22 due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on release planning. The Oricon website ranked it # 1 in the weekly sales rankings in its first week, with more than 46,000 copies sold.
On the other hand, the song "Fantastic Departure!" is the main theme song of the tour “Love Live! Sunshine !! Aqours 6th LoveLive! DOME TOUR 2020 ”, which was scheduled to take place between September 2020 and January 2021. Unfortunately, this was all canceled due to the pandemic.
About Love Live! Sunshine !!
It is a multimedia project produced by Kadokawa's Dengeki G’s Magazine, Lantis Music Label and Sunrise Animation Studio. The project is a spin-off and sequel to the original Love Live! and focuses on a new musical group of students made up of the following voice actresses:
- Anju Inami as Chika Takami.
- Shuka Saitou as You Watanabe.
- Rikako Aida as Riko Sakurauchi.
- Nanaka Suwa as Kanan Matsuura.
- Aina Suzuki as Mari Ohara.
- Arisa Komiya as Dia Kurosawa.
- Kanako Takatsuki as Hanamaru Kunikida.
- Ai Furihata as Ruby Kurosawa.
- Aika Kobayashi as Yoshiko Tsushima.
The project inspired a thirteen episode anime produced by Sunrise Studios under the direction of Kazuo Sakai and scripts written by Jukki Hanada, released in July 2016. A second season, also with thirteen episodes, premiered in October 2017 with the same production team.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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