Ayana Taketatsu's "Jiku Tours" Tops USEN's Anime Song Ranking for First Half of 2013

Beating the J-Pop big names Yuzu, Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Hikaru Utada

USEN, the biggest cable radio company in Japan, announced the rankings for each categories (J-pop, foreign pop, Enka, anime, K-pop, Indies) for the first half of 2013 on July 10. According to the report, the most played and requested anime-related song during the period (January 4 to June 27) in Japan was popular anime voice actress Ayana Taketatsu's 3rd single "Jiku Tours," followed by Yuzu's 37th single "REASON" (Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge theme song) and Salley's 1st single "Akai Kutsu" (TORIKO 8th ED).


As an anime voice actress, Ayana Taketatsu is well known for her works for Azusa Nakano in the K-ON! anime series and Kirino Kousaka in Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. She released her 3rd solo single "Jiku Tours" on January 9, 2013 and it took a very good 10th place in the Oricon weekly single ranking in the first week. It seems she has been building a successful career

as a solo singer in Japan. Congratulations!



2013 First Half USEN HIT Anime Ranking Top 15

1. "Jiku Tours"  Ayana Taketatsu (3rd single)

2. "REASON"  Yuzu (37th single/Hunter × Hunter: Phantom Rouge theme song)

3. "Akai Kutsu"   Salley (1st single/TORIKO 8th ED)

4. "Namida no Yesterday"  GARNET CROW (25th single/Detective Conan 20th OP)

5. "Se-Tsu-Na"  Hekiru Shiina (43rd single)

6. "Ai Kotoba"  Mika Nakajima (37th single/Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV series 1st ED)

7. "Mirai no Museum"  Perfume (17th single/Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum theme song)

8. "Guren no Yumiya"  Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan OP)

9. "Rice to Meat you"  Ayana Taketatsu (from her 1st album "apple symphony")

10. "Maji Love 2000%"  ST☆RISH (Uta No Prince-sama: Maji Love 2000% ED)

11. "RPG"  SEKAI NO OWARI (4th single/Crayon Shin-chan: Very Tasty! B-class Gourmet Survival!! theme song)

12. "Doraemon Rumba"  Harumi Naito (Doraemon 1973 TV series ED)

13. "Kimi ni 100%"  Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (4th single/Crayon Shin-can TV series 15th OP)

14. "Sakura Nagashi"  Hikaru Utada (Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo theme song)

15. "Hitomi no Melody "  BOYFRIEND (3rd single in Japan/Detective Conan 44th ED)


 "Jiku Tours" short PV

First limited edition CD jacket


Normal edition


"Rice to Meat you" short PV


Source: press release


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