Anime songs, or more popularly known as Anisongs have now become one of the most popular aspects of Japan’s anime subculture, and online shopping website Amazon.co.jp has even created its own category for this genre. And with half of the year almost done, they have released the latest Anisong CD rankings just for the first half of 2014.
The rankings were based on Amazon.co.jp’s sales from the period of December 1, 2013 until May 31, 2014. Here are the results:
10) StarRingChild EP (Limited Edition) – Mobile Suit Gundam UC
9) Geragerapo Song (CD + DVD) – Youkai Watch
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8) Mobile Suit Gundam UC OST 4 – Mobile Suit Gundam UC
7) Gintama Best 3 Limited Edition – Gintama
6) Kill la Kill OST – Kill la Kill
5) Don’na Toki Mo Zutto – Love Live!
3) Madoka Magica Music Collection – Madoka Magica
2) Sore Wa Bokutachi no Kiseki – Love Live!
1) Takaramonozu/ Paradise Live! – Love Live!
Love Live! just seems to be quite dominant this first half as long as Anisongs are concerned as three of their CD’s have made it to the Top 5. They have even beaten out rivals [email protected] whose movie was quite a big hit. The two series have occupied the top half of Amazon.co.jp’s Anisong rankings as they have so far dominated the idol anime genre. Madoka Magica’s music collection meanwhile rounded out the top 5.
Anisongs from Kill la Kill, Gintama, Gundam UC and Youkai Watch meanwhile rounded out the top 10.