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Japan's Yearly Anime Music Sales Rankings for 2011

by dtshyk
Dec 2, 2011 6:03 AM | 43 Comments
Oricon has released the yearly sales rankings of anime music media for fiscal 2011. Seiyu Mizuki Nana has been at the top for two consecutive years. Her music Blu-ray "Nana Mizuki Live Grace -Orchestra-" released this October has made up half of her sales.

Seiyu Total Sales Rankings Top 5
1, 820 million yen Mizuki Nana
2, 420 million yen sphere
3, 170 million yen Tamura Yukari
4, 140 million yen Toyosaki Aki
5, 120 million yen Hirano Aya

Anime Song Rankings Top 5
1, 257,932 Crayon Shin-chan "T.W.L" "Yellow Pansy Street"
2, 216,239 Detective Conan "Don't Wanna Lie"
3, 151,056 Nintama Rantarou Movie "Yumetamago"
4, 142,810 Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu "Kakko Warui I love you!"
5, 129,046 Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Seinaru Hoshi "Good Luck My Way"

Anime Song Rankings Top 20 (without tie-in songs) (as far as I searched)
*1, 87,209 Dog Days "Scarlet Knight"
*2, 82,182 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica "connect"
*3, 53,386 Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% "Maji Love 1000%"
*4, 48,994 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai "secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~"
*5, 48,403 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica "Magia"
*6, 47,932 The iDOLM@STER "Ready!!"
*7, 44,759 Fate/Zero "oath sign"
*8, 32,973 Fate/Zero "Memoria"
*9, 31,198 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai "nexus"
10, 29,313 IS: Infinite Stratos "Super∞Stream"
11, 28,968 The iDOLM@STER "Change!!!!"
12, 28,599 Ro-Kyu-Bu! "Shoot!"
13, 28,104 "Endless Story"
14, 28,070 Guilty Crown "My Dearest"
15, 25,624 Tiger & Bunny "Seigi no Koe ga Kikoerukai"
16, 24,856 Prince of Tennis "Love Festival"
17, 24,690 Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa "Hokago Overflow"
18, 24,437 Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko "Os-Uchujin"
19, 24,435 Hidan no Aria "Scarlet Ballet"
20, 23,787 Dragon Crisis! "Immoralist"

Anime Album CD Rankings Top 5
1, 138,237 Gintama Best 2
2, 104,163 Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa netabare album the end of "triangle"
3, *36,984 Rurouni Kenshin Complete Collection
4, *30,045 Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt The Original Soundtrack
5, *28,848 Bleach Berry Best (Dec 2010, total 64,269)

Sources: Oricon Youtaiju, Oricon Biz

20 of 43 Comments Recent Comments

DraconisMarch said:
Exkalamity said:
@DraconisMarch: What? Koeda's voice drowns out the rich complexity in the instrumental version. Koeda's pitch just tends to waver in a certain zone unchanging, making the entire song sound repetitive. When you remove her voice, you here the symphonic elements in the background rising and falling, drums building up tension, and crashing guitars signifying raging climax. It's quite an experience to listen to at full volume. =D
Dude, her voice is frickin' beautiful. And she's only 15 years old.

Maybe the equalizing is off and her voice is too loud compared to the background music, but still... that doesn't make her voice bad.


Her voice IMO, is not bad per se, but it was unsuited for singing My Dearest. Her voice lacked the raw power and quality to match the intensity of the song. It's probably not her fault; it would probably take someone with a voice as powerful as Nana Mizuki to sing My Dearest at it's fullest potential. However there is no doubt in my mind that Koeda couldn't do it. =/

Dec 6, 2011 7:36 PM by Exkalamity

Exkalamity said:
@DraconisMarch: What? Koeda's voice drowns out the rich complexity in the instrumental version. Koeda's pitch just tends to waver in a certain zone unchanging, making the entire song sound repetitive. When you remove her voice, you here the symphonic elements in the background rising and falling, drums building up tension, and crashing guitars signifying raging climax. It's quite an experience to listen to at full volume. =D
Dude, her voice is frickin' beautiful. And she's only 15 years old.

Maybe the equalizing is off and her voice is too loud compared to the background music, but still... that doesn't make her voice bad.

Dec 6, 2011 12:20 PM by DraconisMarch

@DraconisMarch: What? Koeda's voice drowns out the rich complexity in the instrumental version. Koeda's pitch just tends to waver in a certain zone unchanging, making the entire song sound repetitive. When you remove her voice, you here the symphonic elements in the background rising and falling, drums building up tension, and crashing guitars signifying raging climax. It's quite an experience to listen to at full volume. =D

Dec 6, 2011 7:16 AM by Exkalamity

dtshyk said:
*2, 82,182 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica "connect"
*4, 48,994 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai "secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~"
*5, 48,403 Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica "Magia"
*7, 44,759 Fate/Zero "oath sign"
*8, 32,973 Fate/Zero "Memoria"
14, 28,070 Guilty Crown "My Dearest"

LOVE all of these.

dtshyk said:
17, 24,690 Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa "Hokago Overflow"

Surprised this was on there, but still good nonetheless. Ranka FTW!

Exkalamity said:
Koeda's voice...*sigh*... is why the instrumental version of My Dearest is my favorite song on the single.

Dot dot dot.

AlexSadist-sama said:
Connect was good but I definitely prefer Magia.

Agreed.

Zeream said:
Steins;Gate where?

Also agreed. OP and ED are both amazing--especially the latter.

Dec 6, 2011 4:15 AM by DraconisMarch

Wooo Tamura Yukari and Hirano Aya among the top 5!

Dec 4, 2011 3:12 PM by Rezurrekt

@jmal: I see, that explains the differences in sales... Thanks.

Dec 4, 2011 12:25 PM by LazYSlackeR

Steins;Gate where?

Didn't expect to see C3 up there since its so late in the year, but at the same time it doesn't surprise me; its quite a good OP song.

Dec 4, 2011 9:27 AM by Zeream

dtshyk said:
Anime Song Rankings Top 5
[...]
Anime Song Rankings Top 20 (without tie-in songs)

What's the difference? (I searched for the definition of "tie-in", but I still don't get it).

Dec 4, 2011 3:44 AM by LazYSlackeR

Interesting bit of info to know. Yay for anime songs ranked at #4, #7, #8 and #9 [:

Dec 4, 2011 12:06 AM by calorie

giusex27 said:
lol, i bet that if aya hirano had released more music this year she would have been number 2 or 3... anyway i only have My Dearest on my iPod the other ones for me are normal


how about not likely? Unless you take out the whole sex scandal thing and the outraged fanbase and the agency shut her down.

Dec 3, 2011 10:18 PM by GodlyKyon

Madoka OP and ED, no surprise.

Nana Mizuki, no surprise.

Fate/Zero, no surprise.

Dog Days, what. Guess Nana Mizuki can make anything happen!

Dec 3, 2011 10:12 PM by ChronosXIII

GINTAMAAAAAAAAAA <3

Dec 3, 2011 7:45 PM by anaaga

Forest-kun said:
As expected. Not that I'm complaining, not at all. ^^

I'm surprised "My Dearest" isn't higher, too. Otherwise, nothing new.

I'm so glad AnoHana's ED is up there. That was definetly my favourite anime song of that season. It's just perfect. ^^=


I'm surprised its so high. Gets annoying after the second episode. Well I guess everything was. It evens out o;

Doing good Fate/Zero! I haven't skipped a single OP / ED out of every single episode that I've watched and re-watched (Which is over 8 times, each episode.)

And I'm glad Mahou Shoujo is also up there. I loved theirs.

Dec 3, 2011 7:07 PM by Kigen

Well I'm happy since Macross Frontier is in the rankings.

Dec 3, 2011 4:43 PM by colemanH

dtshyk said:
Anime Album CD Rankings Top 5
1, 138,237 Gintama Best 2


Gintama has the best soundtracks.

Dec 3, 2011 10:18 AM by icegenie

My Dearest is...only that far?

Dec 3, 2011 4:17 AM by Cashdax

Anime song top 5 look very disapopinting.

Dec 3, 2011 4:14 AM by cyruz

Connect was good but I definitely prefer Magia.

Dec 3, 2011 3:05 AM by AlexSadist-sama

Mizuki Nana is the top. She have all the respect from me.

Dec 3, 2011 2:19 AM by Album

i do believe that mizuki nana has been one of top ten selling artists of the year in general do hold me tp that

Dec 3, 2011 1:02 AM by DateYutaka

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