Japanese Karaoke franchise, Joysound, has released their annual Karaoke Rankings, and for this year’s Anime/SFX/ Video Game Song category, as well as the Vocaloid song category, there were plenty of surprises in store.


The rankings were based on which song was played most often in the various Joysound karaoke joints all over Japan. Last year, Yoko Takahashi’s Cruel Angel’s Thesis won the top spot, which surprised Linked Horizon’s Attack on Titan OP, Guren no Yumiya. Did it repeat this year? Here are 2014’s Top 20 Anime/SFX/ Video Game Songs:

20) Connect by ClariS (Madoka Magica)

19) Let it Go by Idina Menzel (Frozen)

18) Single Bed by Sharan Q (DNA²)

17) Planetarium by Ai Otsuka (Hana Yori Dango)

16) Only My Railgun by fripSide (A Certain Scientific Railgun)

15) Let It Go Ari no Mama de (End Song) by May J. (Frozen)

14) Aquarion by AKINO (Aquarion)

13) Butter-Fly by Koji Wada (Digimon Adventure 01)

12) Lie/ Uso by Sid (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

11) God Knows by Aya Hirano (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

10) Lion by May’n and Megumi Nakajima (Macross Frontier)

9) Youkai Taisou Daiichi by Dream5 (Youkai Watch)

8) Do you Wanna Build a Snowman -Japanese Ver. by Sayaka Kanda and Natsuki Inaba (Frozen)

7) Love is an Open Door -Japanese Ver. by Sayaka Kanda and Eisuke Tsuda (Frozen)

6) For the First Time in Forever -Japanese Ver. by Sayaka Kanda and Takako Matsu (Frozen)

5) Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari by Supercell (Bakemonogatari)

4) Guren no Yumiya by Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan)

3) RPG by Sekai no Owari (Crayon Shin-chan:! Very Tasty B-class Gourmet Survival !!)

2) Cruel Angel’s Thesis by Yoko Takahashi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

1) Let it Go -Japanese Ver. by Takako Matsu (Frozen)

Looks like Frozen dominated 2014 Joysound’s Karaoke Rankings for the Anime/SFX/ Video Game category, beating out perennial winner Cruel Angel’s Thesis and constant favorite, Guren no Yumiya. It is safe to say that Japan is Frozen Crazy at the moment as the Academy Award-winning Disney animated movie has truly captured the hearts of many people in the country. The movie got a total of six entries in the anime category, beating out some pretty impressive anisongs. And if you are wondering why Frozen is placed in the anime category, that is because it is considered as an anime in Japan, in fact, anything animated can be considered an anime in Japan. Well, let’s just say that for Japanese animation, Cruel Angel’s Thesis is the most sang AniSong in Japanese Karaokes.

Linked Horizon Guren no Yumiya 紅蓮の弓矢

For the Vocaloid Category, last year’s winner was Senbonzakura, which certainly inspired a whole lot of figures and merchandise. Did it repeat? Here are Joysound’s Vocaloid Rankings:

10) Melancholic by Junky feat. Rin Kagamine

9) Karakuri Pierrot by 40mP feat. Hatsune Miku

8) Lost One no Goukoku by Neru feat. Len Kagamine

7) 1, 2 Fanclub by MikitoP feat. GUMI and Rin Kagamine

6) Kagerou Days by Jin feat. Hatsune Miku

5) Rokuchou-nen to Ichiya Monogatari by Kemu feat. Kano

4) Matryoshka by Hachi feat. Hatsune Miku and GUMI

3) Ten no Yowa by 164 feat. GUMI

2) Nou Shou Sakuretsu Girl by Rerulili feat. Hatsune Miku and GUMI

1) Senbonzakura by White Flame (Korousa-P) feat. Hatsune Miku

So, Miku retains with Senbonzakura… Well, that is certainly not very surprising. And with the live action movie adaptation of  Nou Shou Sakuretsu Girl, the vocaloid seems to have enough steam to take the #2 spot. And if you would think this would be an all-Miku affair, you would be very wrong as GUMI, the Kagamine Twins, and Kano all ranked in the Top 10.


So what do you think about the rankings? What Anisongs or Vocaloid songs do you want to sing in a Karaoke?

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