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3 Anime Songs Place in Weekly Top 10 Singles in Japan

posted on 2008-11-05 12:39 EST
Kirarin's "Tan Tan Taan!," Linebarrels' "Ame ga Furu," Kannagi's "Motto Hade ni ne!"

The Oricon marketing surveying firm has announced that three anime songs have entered its latest weekly chart of the top 10 singles in Japan. Since October 29, the MilkyWay trio sold 16,667 copies of its new "Tan Tan Taan!" opening theme song for the Kirarin Revolution anime to reach the #8 slot. The Hello! Project unit is composed of three voice actresses from the anime: Koharu Kusumi (the heroine Kirari Tsukishima herself), Sayaka Kitahara (Noeru Yukino), and You Kikkawa (Kobeni Hanasaki). MilkyWay's debut song, the "Anataboshi" opening song from the same anime, debuted at #3 this past April.

Another voice actress with a successful singing career, Maaya Sakamoto, attained the #9 slot with her "Ame ga Furu" ending song from the Linebarrels of Iron anime. The song sold 13,825 copies since October 29 and is Sakamoto's second top-10 song this year, after Macross Frontier's "Triangler" (#3).

Haruka Tomatsu stars as the goddess Nagi in the Kannagi anime, and she also sings the "Motto Hade ni ne!" opening theme for the television series. The song, which also debuted on October 29, sold 11,505 copies in its first week to place at #10. Tomatsu sang the "Naissance" ending theme for the live-action drama adaptation of Yukie Nasu's Here is Greenwood shōjo comedy manga.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun


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