The TOWER RECORDS Shinjuku store in Tokyo has announced the weekly TOP 10 anime single/album of May 20-26. The number one single of the 21st week of year 2013 is four-person rock band nano．RIPE's 11th single "Sankaku ep" which was released in Japan on May 22nd. The two songs in the disc, "Star Chart" and "Tsuki Hana" are featured as the ED songs for a 2013 Spring TV anime The Devil Is a Part Timer!/Hataraku Maou-sama!. The CD gets a decent 35th place on the Oricon weekly single ranking selling 2,975 units in the first week.
Popular anime voice actress Aki Toyosaki's 8th single "Flip Flop" takes a very close second position. But according to the Oricon, she sells more units (8,955) than nano. RIPE in total and gets a very good 18th place. The store explains that the three reasons why nano. RIPE beats Toyosaki at their store are the popularity of the anime, in-store live performances scheduled in June (the fans have to buy the CD
to see the event), and a special bonus CD which is given to only the purchasers at the TOWER RECORD stores.
Weekly Top 10 (May 20-26, 2013)
1 (new). "Sankaku ep"
nano．RIPE (11th single/Hataraku Maou-sama! ED)
"Tsumabiku Hitori" PV (3rd song in the CD)
2 (new). "Flip Flop"
Aki Toyosaki (8th single)
3 (new). "Mirai Scope"
marble (4th album)
"Yume Gumo" CMs (Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb ED)
4 (1). "Preserved Roses"
T.M.Revolution & Nana Mizuki (Valvrave the Liberator OP)
5 (new). "Akibaranger Season Two!/Super Sentai ☆ Hikounin Oenka"
Haruko Momoi & Nobuo Akagi (Akibaranger Season Two! OP&ED)
6 (new)."THE IDOLM＠STER CINDERELLA MASTER 018 Nana Abe"
Nana Abe(CV: Marie Miyake)
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7 (new). "THE IDOLM＠STER CINDERELLA MASTER 020 Sachiko Koshimizu"
Sachiko Koshimizu (CV: Ayana Taketatsu)
8 (new). "Uta no Prince-Sama Maji LOVE 2000% Idol Song Ren Jinguji"
Ren Jinguji (CV: Junichi Suwabe)
9 (new). "THE IDOLM＠STER CINDERELLA MASTER 019 Minami Nitta"
Minami Nitta (CV: Aya Suzaki)
10 (new). "Aku no Hana"
Uchuujin (Aku no Hana/Flowers of Evil song)
Source: Mantan Web