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

Followed by Liked Horizon, GARNET CROW, Shouta Aoi

Even Linked Horizon can't be the winner of everything. USEN, the biggest cable radio company in Japan, today announced the annual hit rankings of 2013 for each categories (J-pop, foreign pop, Enka, anime, K-pop, Indies). The most played and requested anime-related song during the period (from January 4 to November 28) in Japanese towns is 24-year-old anime voice actress/singer Ayana Taketatsu's 3rd single "Jiku Tours." The single was released in Japan on January 9, 2013 and ranked a 10th in the Oricon weekly single ranking in its first week.


Taketatsu reports this new on Twitter saying, "I am really really happy(*´∇`*). I honestly appreciate for the opportunity to sing the song loved by everyone." As an anime voice actress, she is best known as the voice of Azusa Nakano in K-ON! and Kirino Kousaka in Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. She is currently voicing Sakura Hagiwara in the female pro-wrestling anime Wanna be the Strongest in the World.



2013 USEN Anime Song Ranking Top 20


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

2. "Guren no Yumiya" Linked Horizon (Attack on Titan 1st OP)

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

4. "Blue Bird" Shouta Aoi (music program "Break Out" June theme song)

5. "Hands Up!" Kouta Shinzato (One Piece 16th OP)

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

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

8. "Kure Kure Takora" Susumu Ishikawa (theme song for the tokusatsu show in 1970s)

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

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

11. "Eden" Aqua Timez (16th single/Magi 2nd season ED)

12. "Winter Blossom" Shouta Aoi as Ai Mikaze (PSP game Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ All Star charcter song)

13. "great escape" cinema staff (4th single/Attack on Titan 2nd ED)

14. "Crater" merengue (8th single/Space Brothers 6th OP)

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

16. "Anniversary" SID (16th single)

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

18. "Distance" JUJU (24th single/Space Battleship Yamato 2199 TV series 3rd ED)

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

20. "Hikati no Hate ni" Fairies (6th single/Jewelpet Happiness theme song)



 "Jiku Tours" short PV


First limited edition CD jacket


Regular edition


"Rice to Meat you" short PV


Source: USEN


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