“Cruel Angel’s Thesis” No. 1 anime karaoke song for 2011

Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.

“A Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” the main theme song of the “Neon Genesis Evangelion” animated TV series performed by Yoko Takahashi, topped the list of the 10 most popular karaoke anime songs in 2011 for the third year in a row, leading network karaoke system operator Xing Inc. said.

The results are based on how many times the songs were played on Xing’s “JOYSOUNDxUGA” karaoke system.

“Lion,” a duet by May’n and Megumi Nakajima, which was used as the opening theme song for the “Macross Frontier” series, claimed second place, while “God knows …” by Aya Hirano from “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” anime series stole the third spot.

Nine of the top 10 most sung anime songs were also ranked within the top 10 last year.

“Connect” by ClariS, a pop duo comprising junior high school girls that was used as the theme song for the “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” animated TV series, ranked 17th.

Overall, AKB48’s “Heavy Rotation” claimed the top spot in the list of popular karaoke songs in 2011.

The all-girl idol group also ranked first in the most popular artist category.

To see more results of the rankings, visit (joysound.com/ex/st/special/feature/2011year_ranking/index.htm).

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