Tower Records Shinjuku’s Annual Anisong Rankings have finally been announced and this year’s winner is hardly surprising at all, Linked Horizon‘s extremely popular opening song for the popular shounen anime Attack on Titan, Guren no Yumiya.
The annual ranking ranked the top 20 anime songs released between the period of December 15, 2012- December 17, 2013. Here are the results:
1) Gurren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon (single)
Attack on Titan 1st OP
2) Preserved Roses by T.M. Revolution and Nana Mizuki (single)
Valvrave the Liberator OP
3) Rockbound Neighbors by Nana Mizuki (album)
contains Toriko ED
4) Kakumei Dualism T.M. Revolution and Nana Mizuki (single)
Valvrave the Liberator season 2 OP
5) Thee Futures by Mikako Komatsu (album)
contains K ED
6) Halloween to Yoru no Monogataru by Sound Horizon (single)
7) best day，best way by LiSA (single)
8) Bloody Stream by Coda (single) – Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure OP
9) Attack on Titan official soundtrack (album)
10) Owaranai Melody wo Utaidashimashita by Mikako Komatsu (single)- Sunday Without God ED
11) Final Fantasy Tribute Album (album)
12) Love Live! μ’s Best Album! Best Live! Collection (album)
13) Singer-Song Writer by Maaya Sakamoto (album)
14) JoJo: Sono Chi no Sadame by Hiroaki “Tommy” Tominaga (single) – Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure OP
15) Blue Bird by Shouta Aoi (album)
16) Shiro Sagisu Music from “EVANGELION: 3.0” YOU CAN （NOT） REDO (album)
17) Shissouron by Hitomi Harada (single) -Senran Kagura ED
18) 20112012 by Hyadain (album) -contains Nichijou OP
19) LANDSPACE by LiSA (album)- contains Sword Art Online OP
20) ZIGAEXPERIENTIA by Supercell (album)- contains Katanagatari OP
Looks like 2013 truly is Nana Mizuki’s year since the voice actress has taken the #2, #3 and the #4 spots thanks largely to her partner-in-crime T.M. Revolution. Their two Valvrave singles rocked out the anisong charts so its hardly surprising that both songs made it to the top 5.
2013 is truly the year of titans and it is evident with Linked Horizon’s Guren no Yumiya taking in the #1 spot as well as the anime’s OST taking in tghe #9 spot. Guren no Yumiya has been so popular that the song was parodied and even made into a meme… just like Attack on Titan character Levi.
Do you agree with Tower Records’ rankings?