Songs from Doraemon, Evangelion, Your Name. Ranked Most Popular Anime Karaoke Tracks

posted on by Amanda Whalen

The Japanese karaoke company DAM just released a list of the top 50 anime songs for the 2016 fiscal year.

Topping the list was Motohiro Hata's "Promise of Sunflower" (ひまわりの約束) from the movie Stand by Me Doraemon. Stand by Me Doraemon, the 36th Doraemon movie and the franchise's first CGI film, was released in 2014.


In second place was Yoko Takahashi's "A Cruel Angel's Thesis" (残酷な天使のテーゼ), the opening theme song from Neon Genesis Evangelion, which aired from 1995 to 1996. The final entry in the Evangelion film tetralogy, Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||, is currently in production.


Third place went to RADWIMPS "Many Previous Existences" (前前前世 ), which was featured in the film Kimi no Na wa. Kimi no Na wa. was released in Japan in July 2016, and Funimation will be screening the film in select theaters in the US and Canada beginning April 7.


Coming in fourth place was supercell's "The Story You Don't Know" (君の知らない物語) from Bakemonogatari, the first entry in Shaft's Monogatari series. An anime adaptation of NisiOisin's third Owarimonogatari novel is slated for release this summer.


Fifth place went to UNISON SQUARE GARDEN's "Sugar Song and Bitter Step" (シュガーソングとビターステップ) from Blood Blockade Battlefront, which aired in 2014. The series will be getting a sequel, Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond, this fall.


The rest of the top 50, shown below, included tracks from Tokyo Ghoul, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto Shippuden, and Gintama, among many others.

  1. "Let It Go" by Takako Matsu, Frozen
  2. "Single Bed" by Sharam Q, DNA² (TV)
  3. "Butter-Fly" by Koji Wada, Digimon Adventure
  4. "RPG" by SEKAI NO OWARI, Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Bakauma—! B-Kyū Gourmet Survival!! (movie 21)
  5. "Kokoroe" by Road of Major, Major
  6. "Touch" by Yoshimi Iwasaki, Touch (TV)
  7. "Sekai ga Owaru Made ha..." by WANDS, Slam Dunk
  8. "unravel" by TK of Ling Tosite Sigure, Tokyo Ghoul
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  10. "Love is an Open Door" by Sayaka Kanda and Tsuda Eisuke, Frozen
  11. "Nan de mo nai ya" by RADWIMPS, Kimi no Na wa.
  12. "God Knows..." by Aya Hirano, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  13. "Genesis of Aquarion" by AKINO, Genesis of Aquarion
  14. "Freckles" by JUDY AND MARY, Rurouni Kenshin
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  16. "Gekkouka" by Janne Da Arc, Black Jack
  17. "Lion" by May'n/Megumi Nakajima, Macross F
  18. "Hanamaru Pippi ha Yoiko Dake" by AOP, Mr. Osomatsu
  19. "only my railgun" by fripSide, A Certain Scientific Railgun
  20. "Soul's Refrain" by Yoko Takahashi, Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
  21. "The Kouga Ninja Scrolls" by Onmyouza, Basilisk
  22. "GO!!!" by FLOW, Naruto Shippuden
  23. "Lie" by Sid, Fullmetal Alchemist
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  25. "Pride Revolution" by CHiCO with HoneyWorks, Gintama
  26. "Yume wo Kanaete Doraemon" by mao, Doraemon
  27. "1/3 Pure Heart Emotion" by Siam Shade, Rurouni Kenshin
  28. "Donten" by Does, Gintama
  29. "Silhouette" by KANA-BOON, Naruto Shippuden
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  31. "Anpanman's March" by Dreaming, Soreike! Anpanman
  32. "Bluebird" by Ikimono-gatari, Naruto Shippuden
  33. "Karma" by Bump of Chicken, Tales of the Abyss
  34. "Some Like It Hot!!" by SPYAIR, Gintama
  35. "Ai no Scenario" by CHiCO with HoneyWorks, Magic Kaito
  36. "Sen no Yoru wo Koete" by Aqua Timez, Bleach
  37. "For the First Time in Forever" by Sayaka Kanda and Takako Matsu, Frozen
  38. "Melissa" by Porno Graffitti, Fullmetal Alchemist
  39. "We Are" by Hiroshi Kitadani, One Piece
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  41. "Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku" by Field of View, Dragon Ball GT
  42. "Moonlight Legend" by Dali, Sailor Moon
  43. "Rewrite" by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, Fullmetal Alchemist
  44. "Kasabuta" by Hidenori Chiwata, Zatch Bell!
  45. "READY STEADY GO" by L'Arc-en-Ciel, Fullmetal Alchemist
  46. "Ketsu no Asa ni" by Aqua Timez, Brave Story
  47. "Sekai ha Koi ni Ochiteiru" by CHiCO with HoneyWorks, Blue Spring Ride
  48. "Ojamajo Carnival!!" by MAHO-Dou, Ojamajo Doremi
  49. "Connect" by ClariS, Madoka Magica
  50. "Zutto Futari de" by GLAY, Biker Mice from Mars
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    Source: Ameba via Otakomu

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