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INTEREST: Japanese TV Special Ranks Top Anime Songs, as Chosen by Foreign Fans


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313133555



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 1:15 am Reply with quote
weird list. i haven't seen much of attack on titan but listening to those songs i rate it as garbage.

i guess my top anime soundtrack since no one else here will ever read this:

ghost in the shell tv soundtrack by yoko kanno - maybe just the OP is good. i dont remember the rest of the tracks.

dorohedoro soundtrack by (k)now name - one of the most banger slapping soundtracks i've ever heard in an anime go listen now.

hellsing tv by yasushi ishii - nothing compares to this.

FLCL tv by the pillows - wew

cowboy bebopper - actually made the list.

dunno got bored. theres probably more.

runner up not anime aeon flux by drew neumann
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Gray.



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 2:33 am Reply with quote
Complication by Rookiez Is Punk'd (Durarara!!!)
Brave Shine by Aimer (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works)
SPARK-AGAIN by Aimer (Fire Force)
~Outgrow~ by Gero (Tokyo Ravens)
Break a Spell by Kawada Mami (Tokyo Ravens)
SHIVER by the GazettE (Kuroshitsuji)
missing by Kylee (Heroman)
United Sparrows by FLOW (Back Arrow)
Modern Strange Cowboy by GRANRODEO(Needless)
Darling in the Night by Seven Shadows (The Eminence in Shadow)
Gekijouron by ZAQ (Highschool DxD)
gravityWall by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] (Re:Creators)
Singing by HTT (K-ON!)
SOUVENIR by BUMP OF CHICKEN (Spy x Family)
Sugar Song to Bitter Step by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN (Kekkai Sensen)
Missing Link By NOVELS (Tiger & Bunny)
Hacking to the Gate by Itou Kanako (Steins;Gate)
My Soul, Your Beats! by Lia (Angel Beats!)
Where Do We Go? by OKAMOTO'S (Dr.Stone)
Resonance by T.M. Revolution (Soul Eater)
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Yune Amagiri



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 2:58 am Reply with quote
Not really surprised by the great majority of them as they regularly integrated rankings since they are out, i was expecting Zankoku na Tenshi no Tēze to return in top position at some point.
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kgw



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 3:46 am Reply with quote
I'd voted for Touch, had they asked me. But Voltes? Shocked

A sample of fewer than 2000 people for a worldwide interest like anime is more anecdotal data than a serious research.

Following anime since the 70's, it's quite hard to pin 10/20/30 "best anime songs". Many of the most hyped one disappear from the memories within a few years, sometimes after a few seasons. I mean, how many people remember Easy Brezy, the Idaten deities' song, Don't lose your way…?


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JustMonika



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 4:34 am Reply with quote
Pretty much all I listen to nowadays is anime opening and ending songs.

Uzamaid
Oshi no Ko
Chainsaw Man
Zom 100
Magical Destroyers
Cautious Hero
Rent-a-Girlfriend
The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
To Love Ru
K-ON
Call of the Night
Eromanga Sensei
High School DxD
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Girlfriend, Girlfriend
Temple
Yosuga no Sora
Date A Live
Tomo-chan is a Girl
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions!
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Dayraven



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 4:47 am Reply with quote
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But Voltes?

It was really big in the Philippines, to the point where they did a live-action remake recently. That’s probably why it’s up there.

(Personally I think its precursor show Combattler V’s OP is much more of an earworm.)
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Fenrin



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 6:07 am Reply with quote
They couldn’t get a bigger voting pool than that??

If I were asked my favorite anime song vs. anime opening my answers would be very different, but people seem to conflate the two.

My top most played anisong in my playlist:
Ghosts of the Sea - Yonezu Kenshi (Children of the Sea)
Kanashikute yari kirenai - Kotringo (In This Corner of the World)
Flashback - MIYAVI vs KenKen (Kokkoku)
Inochi no Kioku - Nikaido Kazumi (In This Corner of the World)
Who’s Theme - MINMI (Samurai Champloo)

White Silence by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure was on there, but apparently the fans are trolling me because it was not actually used in Tokyo Ghoul.
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SinisterOracle



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 6:51 am Reply with quote
This is an absolutely meaningless list. 1740 responses is literally zero percent of the population.

How long was the voting process conducted for? How and where was this process made publicly available? I know I didn’t read anything about it until now. Was this information made available in every country’s language(s)? I sincerely doubt that.

I’m sure this was just something cobbled together to fill the time slot, but it could have been done in a much better way to provide more meaningful and insightful feedback. As it stands, the entire process comes across as an April Fools joke.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 11:20 am Reply with quote
Dayraven wrote:
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But Voltes?

It was really big in the Philippines, to the point where they did a live-action remake recently. That’s probably why it’s up there.

(Personally I think its precursor show Combattler V’s OP is much more of an earworm.)


This. The live-action entitled Voltes V: Legacy came out last year for us, and the anime was first aired on the year 1978, and was replayed during the 1990s. Time to time up until now, this song is on our radio.

@SinisterOracle

I can't say that it is meaningless; rather, it needs more data. I'm guessing that the "non-Japanese" anime fans would be fans from their neighboring countries, South Korea, China, and countries from Southeast Asia. Let's also be reminded that this is a Japanese TV show. They cannot conduct a long research/voting period for this, as they have deadlines to follow. If it is meant to be an international, or in other words, a big thing/research project, it should be in English, but upon checking their X/Twitter, the post is purely in Japanese; hence, their target respondents could be with these following qualifications: (a) they follow this Japanese TV show and their official page/s; (b) is a fan of anime; (c) is non-Japanese; and (d) is proficient with Japanese language (how else can they read the tweet and vote). Maybe, during the broadcast, the hosts might have given more details about the voting process and the demographics. Smile

Still, it is nice to see this because it also gives a perspective for the locals as to what the "non-Japanese" anime fans like. Smile
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omiya



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 11:26 am Reply with quote
Even in the same anime, people can have different favourites:

Gray. wrote:

~Outgrow~ by Gero (Tokyo Ravens)
Break a Spell by Kawada Mami (Tokyo Ravens)


but from Tokyo Ravens I think of:

X-Encounter by Maon Kurosaki (OP) (official live version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_HC7kuI2c )
Red Monochrome by Lisa Komine (INS)
All the Same by Shinji Kakijima (INS)

It would be interesting to know how many songs appeared in anime each year.
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Dr. Wily



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 12:51 pm Reply with quote
I'm surprised Butterfly got so high. I mean I don't know how wide the poll went and where the majority of votes came from but I was just thinking about how (at least in the US) the dub version of the soundtrack is far more well-known (ditto for every Pokemon intro as well). Then again I suppose anyone dedicated enough to anime to go and vote on a Japanese poll is probably enough of a weeb to go track down the original and watch it enough to be a core memory/classic.
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Nagsura



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 1:01 pm Reply with quote
kgw wrote:
I'd voted for Touch, had they asked me. But Voltes? Shocked


Was following the show on Twitter as it aired, and 98% of the votes for Voltes were from the Philippines - not shocking at all when you consider they even have their own live action version of the show as mentioned earlier - and that alone was enough for it to reach the third spot given the (laughably small) sample size.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 3:43 pm Reply with quote
Dr. Wily wrote:
I'm surprised Butterfly got so high. I mean I don't know how wide the poll went and where the majority of votes came from but I was just thinking about how (at least in the US) the dub version of the soundtrack is far more well-known (ditto for every Pokemon intro as well). Then again I suppose anyone dedicated enough to anime to go and vote on a Japanese poll is probably enough of a weeb to go track down the original and watch it enough to be a core memory/classic.

Outside the US, Digimon used Butterfly as OP (usually dubbed/rewritten) so, it's HUGELY popular overseas.

spoiler[Source: I am the guy who wrote it in ES_ES]
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joac101



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 6:41 pm Reply with quote
You sound miserable ngl, take some fresh air

313133555 wrote:
weird list. i haven't seen much of attack on titan but listening to those songs i rate it as garbage.

i guess my top anime soundtrack since no one else here will ever read this:

ghost in the shell tv soundtrack by yoko kanno - maybe just the OP is good. i dont remember the rest of the tracks.

dorohedoro soundtrack by (k)now name - one of the most banger slapping soundtracks i've ever heard in an anime go listen now.

hellsing tv by yasushi ishii - nothing compares to this.

FLCL tv by the pillows - wew

cowboy bebopper - actually made the list.

dunno got bored. theres probably more.

runner up not anime aeon flux by drew neumann
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2024 7:47 pm Reply with quote
Not surprised at any of these but I also didn't expect to see Voltes. Sasuga Philippines.
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