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The Most Frequently Played Anime Song Outside Japan Is Ashita no Nadja BGM

by dtshyk
May 20, 2009 7:26 AM | 31 Comments
Japanese copyright collection society JASRAC announced the winners of JASRAC Award 2009. Songs are ranked according to the amount of the rental fees paid to JASRAC during the fiscal year 2008 . It reflects how frequently a give song is used in TV / radio programs, movies, DVD, Karaoke, games, online downloads etc.
The International Award is given to the song which was used the most frequently outside Japan.

Domestic Award
The First Prize: "Soba ni Irune" (J-Pop song, Youtube)
The Second Prize: "Sousei no Aquarion" (Sousei no Aquarion OP)
The Third Prize: "Kiseki" (J-Pop song, Youtube)

International Award: Ashita no Nadja BGM

Anime songs completely occupy the ranking of the rental fees paid overseas.

*1, Ashita no Nadja BGM
*2, Daa! Daa! Daa! BGM
*3, Doraemon BGM
*4, Pokemon BGM
*5, Lupin III BGM
*6, Bakusou Kyoudai Let's & Go BGM
*7, Daisuki! Bubu- Chacha BGM
*8, Attacker You! BGM
*9, Ojamajo Doremi BGM
10, Dragon Ball Z BGM

Source: JASRAC

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MagicalEmi said:
I love the Ashita no Nadja BGM! *hugs her OST CDs*
I am not surprised that it won this because the anime is licensed almost everywhere EXCEPT for the US. I have collected the dubbed opening song in Spanish, Italian, French, Korean, and Portuguese.

Waltz no.5 is my favorite song from it~

I am just sad that the OSTs don't have the really pretty piano version of it used in episode 26 *sigh*

Ashita no Nadja is great, I wish it would get licensed here. It's sort of like a cross between a world masterpiece theater anime + sailor moon - magic + a little reverse harem, haha. It's very shoujo, but it gets pretty cruel/messed up towards the end ^^

I have an Ashita no Nadja fansite HERE

[url]http://www.youtube.com/v/LQx8NKWX7fw&rel=1[/url]


i love you.

May 5, 2013 5:41 AM by gknight

interesting watching Aquarion atm and luvin it :(

Aug 13, 2009 2:28 AM by Flaecy

jacobpaige said:
dtshyk said:
jacobpaige said:
this article seriously fails in the details department :/

because JASRAC doesn't give us much information... so what detail do you want?

enough information to actually identify the songs, also I'm not really sure what BGM means, thought it meant background music but I'm not sure that that makes sense in this context.

As far as I googled around, the "BGM" of anime means the set of songs used in the anime except for the theme songs (OP and ED). I guess it's convenient for TV / radio producers to pick up good songs from anime sound track CDs.

May 22, 2009 9:34 AM by dtshyk

jacobpaige said:
dtshyk said:
jacobpaige said:
this article seriously fails in the details department :/

because JASRAC doesn't give us much information... so what detail do you want?

enough information to actually identify the songs, also I'm not really sure what BGM means, thought it meant background music but I'm not sure that that makes sense in this context.

It does. The most frequently played anime song outside Japan is Ashita no Nadja background music.

May 22, 2009 4:20 AM by Anomalous

dtshyk said:
jacobpaige said:
this article seriously fails in the details department :/

because JASRAC doesn't give us much information... so what detail do you want?

enough information to actually identify the songs, also I'm not really sure what BGM means, thought it meant background music but I'm not sure that that makes sense in this context.

May 22, 2009 4:13 AM by jacobpaige

I have never heard any of these on European TV/Radio for as long as I can remember (and that's long), so what, is the non-japanese lands must be other Asian country's or something..

May 22, 2009 2:32 AM by Ilyaoh

jacobpaige said:
this article seriously fails in the details department :/

because JASRAC doesn't give us much information... so what detail do you want?

May 21, 2009 5:54 PM by dtshyk

this article seriously fails in the details department :/

May 21, 2009 4:15 PM by jacobpaige

Spitfire said:
1. Don't Say Lazy since K-on! is all the craze now.


over-rated

dtshyk said:

The First Prize: "Kiseki" (J-Pop song)
The Second Prize: "Sousei no Aquarion" (Sousei no Aquarion OP)
The Third Prize: "Soba ni Irune" (J-Pop song)


fixed

May 21, 2009 10:44 AM by Lvhina

I'm actually not surprised. The Ashita no Nadja BGM is pretty versatile.
And yay for Kiseki... if that's the song I'm thinking of. I love love love that song.

May 21, 2009 10:44 AM by dreamfar

kyon91 said:
Kudos to anyone who don't know Doraemon. You people are beyond ignorant.

Why?

May 21, 2009 4:43 AM by De-JaY

Kudos to anyone who don't know Doraemon. You people are beyond ignorant.

May 21, 2009 4:38 AM by kyon91

Oh look more songs for me to put into my iPod...

May 20, 2009 8:00 PM by iTom

this is all LIES.

May 20, 2009 7:56 PM by chryseis

dtshyk said:
The Second Prize: "Sousei no Aquarion" (Sousei no Aquarion OP)
I don't get why this isn't in first place. :(

May 20, 2009 4:41 PM by llxwarbirdxll

If even that female seiyuu popularity assessment we got in which google hits were used as the source is a bit questionable in regard to accuracy, this ranking according to rental fees is even worse.

May 20, 2009 4:16 PM by RandomOugi

BGM, huh? Yeah, I've had dealings with them a few times. lol.

Oh yay!! "Kiseki" got third place! I love that song, and I love the PV as well!

May 20, 2009 3:39 PM by AnimeGirl1990

Lol where were these songs played? Korea?

i know I didn't hear em any time in the past five years.

May 20, 2009 2:08 PM by Dozer

I love the Ashita no Nadja BGM! *hugs her OST CDs*
I am not surprised that it won this because the anime is licensed almost everywhere EXCEPT for the US. I have collected the dubbed opening song in Spanish, Italian, French, Korean, and Portuguese.

Waltz no.5 is my favorite song from it~

I am just sad that the OSTs don't have the really pretty piano version of it used in episode 26 *sigh*

Ashita no Nadja is great, I wish it would get licensed here. It's sort of like a cross between a world masterpiece theater anime + sailor moon - magic + a little reverse harem, haha. It's very shoujo, but it gets pretty cruel/messed up towards the end ^^

I have an Ashita no Nadja fansite HERE

May 20, 2009 1:57 PM by MagicalEmi

Amaya-no-Hime said:
I've never heard that BGM...


QFT.

May 20, 2009 1:34 PM by Kira01

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