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Japan's Anime CD Sales Ranking TOP 165 For 2008 [Updated on Jan 9]

by dtshyk
Dec 25, 2008 11:31 PM | 16 Comments
Here is the anime song single CD sales ranking top 165 for 2008.
I manually picked up the anime-related CDs from Oricon Single CD Sales Ranking Top 999 for 2008.

Rank/ Sales in 2008/ Total sales/ Title of the anime/ Title of the song/ Names of the singers or the bands
**1, 346,217 363,273 Gake no Ue no Ponyo "Gake no Ue no Ponyo" : Fujioka Fujimaki & Ohashi Nozomi
**2, 158,105 158,105 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season "Hakanakumo Towa no Kanashi " : UVERworld
**3, 135,295 135,295 Seirei no Moribito "NEXSUS 4" / "SHINE" : L'Arc~en~Ciel
**4, 122,522 122,522 Macross Frontier "Lion " : May'n, Nakajima Megumi
**5, 108,504 108,504 Macross Frontier "Diamond Crevasse"/"Iteza Gogo 9ji Don't be late" : May'n
**6, 106,295 106,295 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 "O2 " : Orange Range
**7, *91,539 *91,539 Macross Frontier "Triangler " : Sakamoto Maaya
**8, *85,799 *85,799 Macross Frontier "Seikan Hikou " : Nakajima Megumi
**9, *77,785 *77,785 Rosario + Vampire Capu2 "Trickster" / "Trinity Cross" : Mizuki Nana
*10, *58,175 *58,175 Rosario + Vampire "STARCAMP EP" / "COSMIC LOVE" / "Dancing in the velvet moon" : Mizuki Nana

*11, *54,597 *54,597 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 "WORLD END " : FLOW
*12, *50,868 *50,868 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 "Ash Like Snow " : the brilliant green
*13, *49,958 *49,958 Macross Frontier "ORION " : Nakajima Megumi
*14, *49,492 *49,492 Kirarin Revolution "Anataboshi" : Kusumi Koharu (MilkyWay)
*15, *49,075 *49,075 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie Gurren-hen "Tsuzuku Sekai " : Nakagawa Shoko
*16, *43,450 *43,450 Hakaba Kitarou "snow tears " : Nakagawa Shoko
*17, *39,573 *39,573 Lucky ☆Star "Lucky☆Star Re-Mix 002 " : Hirano Aya, Katou Emiri, Fukuhara Kaori, Endo Aya, JAM Project
*18, *38,695 *38,695 Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei "oblivious" : Kalafina
*19, *38,051 *78,220 Sousei no Aquarion "Sousei no Aquarion " : Terashima Takuma, Kakazu Yumi, Kobayashi Sanae, AKINO
*20, *36,440 *36,440 Yes! Precure 5 GoGo! "PreCure5 Full Throttle GO GO! " : Kudou Mayu, Miyamoto Kanako

*21, *32,322 *32,322 World Destruction "Zero" : AAA
*22, *31,201 *31,201 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 "Friends" : Stephanie
*23, *26,813 *26,813 Shakugan no Shana II "BLAZE " : KOTOKO
*24, *25,931 *25,931 Slayers Revolution "Plenty of grit"/ "Revolution" : Hayashibara Megumi
*25, *24,845 *24,845 Kirarin Revolution "TanTanTahn! " : Kusumi Koharu (MilkyWay)
*26, *23,309 *23,309 Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou "sprinter"/ "ARIA" : Kalafina
*27, *22,098 *22,098 Kannagi "motto‚òÜHade Nine! " : Tomatsu Haruka
*28, *21,756 *21,756 Toradora! "Pre-Parade " : Kugimiya Rie, Kitamura Eri, Horie Yui
*29, *21,404 *21,404 Toradora! "Vanilla Salt " : Horie Yui
*30, *21,313 *21,313 Kurogane no Linebarrels "Ame ga Furu " : Sakamoto Maaya

31st - 60th


61st - 90th


91st - 120th


121st - 165th

Source: Oricon YouTaiju Service *account required

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Ranking Updated
Oricon yearly CD ranking top 999 was released. I elongated the ranking up to 165th.

Jan 9, 2009 12:26 AM by dtshyk

fertygo said:
dtshyk said:
fertygo said:
@dtshyk
do you mind if i copy paste this info on my forum?

yes UVER ranked 3


Sure. This ranking will be updated on January 9th, when Oricon releases the single CD ranking top 999 for 2008.
thank you
btw i'm just realize Seirei no Moribito OP, hasn't added in that list yet
that single sold more of 200.00 copy


Added. Thanks. It's hard to tell which CD is anime related only from the ranking data.

Dec 31, 2008 9:08 AM by dtshyk

dtshyk said:
fertygo said:
@dtshyk
do you mind if i copy paste this info on my forum?

yes UVER ranked 3


Sure. This ranking will be updated on January 9th, when Oricon releases the single CD ranking top 999 for 2008.
thank you
btw i'm just realize Seirei no Moribito OP, hasn't added in that list yet
that single sold more of 200.00 copy

Dec 31, 2008 8:26 AM by fertygo

fertygo said:
@dtshyk
do you mind if i copy paste this info on my forum?

yes UVER ranked 3


Sure. This ranking will be updated on January 9th, when Oricon releases the single CD ranking top 999 for 2008.

Dec 30, 2008 9:38 PM by dtshyk

@dtshyk
do you mind if i copy paste this info on my forum?

yes UVER ranked 3

Dec 30, 2008 9:08 PM by fertygo

Bah, Chihara's Ga Rei OP should have done much better.

/is a bit prejudiced because of things...

Dec 30, 2008 8:10 PM by BasakaNZ

Macross Frontier scored gold, silver, and bronze for Top 20 CD. WOW!!! (^_^)

Ga-Rei: Zero ending didn't make the top 100.. :(

dtshyk said:
Nayah said:
You got "Hakanakumo Towa no Kanashi" : UVERworld wrong there. Its supposed to be for season 2. Correct me if i'm wrong about it. Prototype too as well.


oh you're right. I didn't care about season 1 or 2 of Gundam 00.


Seriously? (laugh)

Dec 30, 2008 10:13 AM by Kira01

I'm glad that Pre-Parade and Vanila Salt is on there.

Dec 30, 2008 2:17 AM by Animegal9215

Anime Album CD Top 20 for 2008

*1, 189,202 Macross Frontier "OST1 Nyan Furo." Kanno, Yoko
*2, 158,935 Macross Frontier "OST2 Nyan Tora☆" Kanno, Yoko
*3, *86,450 Macross Frontier "Vocal Collection Nyan Tama♀" Kanno, Yoko
*4, *64,133 Nodame Cantabile "Nodame Cantabile Special Best!"
*5, *49,976 Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann "Big☆Bang!!" Nakagawa Shoko
*6, *41,887 Maker Hikōshiki Hatsune Mix "Re:package" Hatsune, Miku
*7, *37,664 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya "RIOT GIRL" Hirano Aya
*8, *35,744 Slayers "Slayers MEGUMIX" Hayashibara, Megumi
*9, *30,803 Kirarin Revolution "Kirarin☆Land" Kusumi Koharu
10, *28,503 Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor "Takarabako - Treasure Box-" angela

11, *28,230 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! "Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Official Character Songs"
12, *25,115 Nagasarete Airantou "Darling" Horie Yui
13, *24,523 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 "Sound Episode 2" Fukuyama Jun
14, *23,976 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! "Katekyo Hitman Reborn! OP & ED Theme Songs"
15, *23,788 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 "Sound Episode 1" Fukuyama Jun
16, *22,043 Axis Powers Hetalia "Drama CD vol.1" Namikawa Daisuke
17, *21,769 Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Izayoi no Tsuki, Canaria no Koi. Tamura Yukari
18, *21,424 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 "Sound Episode 4" Fukuyama Jun
19, *21,111 Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 "Sound Episode 5" Fukuyama Jun
20, *18,977 Ga-Rei -Zero- "Parade" Chihara Minori

Dec 26, 2008 6:50 PM by dtshyk

UVERworld, Oranger Range, KOTOKO, Flow, Nana Mizuki, and Hayashibara Megumi are all <3

Dec 26, 2008 9:39 AM by iTom

dtshyk said:
**4, 122,522 Macross Frontier "Lion" : May'n, Nakajima Megumi
**5, 108,504 Macross Frontier "Diamond Crevasse"/"Iteza Gogo 9ji Don't be late" : May'n
**7, *91,539 Macross Frontier "Triangler" : Sakamoto Maaya
**8, *85,799 Macross Frontier "Seikan Hikou" : Nakajima Megumi
*12, *50,868 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 "Ash Like Snow" : the brilliant green
*13, *49,958 Macross Frontier "ORION" : Nakajima Megumi
*24, *25,931 Slayers Revolution "Plenty of grit"/ "Revolution" : Hayashibara Megumi
*29, *21,313 Kurogane no Linebarrels "Ame ga Furu" : Sakamoto Maaya


w00t for Maaya, MEGUMI and Macross F!

Dec 26, 2008 9:36 AM by avrc

One or two Macross F songs in the top 10 isn't surprising but 4 of them.
Ok, when I think about it, it isn't that much surprising ^^

Dec 26, 2008 2:31 AM by DarkPaladin118

Why am I not suprised seeing Macross taking 4 of the top 10?

Dec 26, 2008 1:56 AM by J-970

Nayah said:
You got "Hakanakumo Towa no Kanashi" : UVERworld wrong there. Its supposed to be for season 2. Correct me if i'm wrong about it. Prototype too as well.


oh you're right. I didn't care about season 1 or 2 of Gundam 00.

Dec 26, 2008 1:21 AM by dtshyk

The only ones I'm happy for is:

Dec 26, 2008 12:23 AM by xera

You got "Hakanakumo Towa no Kanashi" : UVERworld wrong there. Its supposed to be for season 2. Correct me if i'm wrong about it. Prototype too as well.

Kinda surprised to see SnS II in that list.

Rosario + Vampire is doing pretty well there as well. Then again this is Mizuki Nana we are talking about here.

Dec 25, 2008 11:45 PM by Nayah