XING announced the rankings for the most popular songs based on their online karaoke service JOYSOUND in 2013 today. The No.1 song in the anime/tokusatsu/game category is, again, the 1995-1996 TV anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion's OP theme "A Cruel Angel's Thesis." Check this year's top 20 ranking after the jump.
Karaoke no Tetsujin has kicked off its latest Kadokawa Anime Festival with a massive playlist of anime song, mixing favorites like Haruhi and Lucky Star with this season's Yu-Sibu and Noucome, decorated anime rooms and theme drinks. Get a look after the jump.
The 24-Hour Endurance 1,000 Anime Song Medley karaoke marathon has a nearly 20 year old legacy dating back to the Japanese SF convention RYUCON of 1994. This year, you didn't have to make it to Shinjiku Loft Plus One to appreciate the awesome promo art by @keiichisennsei, featuring modern favorites drawn in the style of legendary manga authors like Osamu Tezuka and Leiji Matsumoto. Get a look after the jump
XING announced the rankings for the most popular songs based on their online karaoke service "JOYSOUND" for the first half of the year 2013 today. As expected, the most popular anime song is still "A Cruel Angel's Thesis," the OP theme for the 1995-1996 TV anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Check the rankings after the jump.
Even though only the TV version will be available "Guren No Yumiya" by Linked Horizon, the OP for "Attack On Titan" will be available for karaoke performance at JOYSOUND franchise karaoke boxes in Japan from early June before the planned release of the full length version of the song on July 10th. Although the karaoke video will not be the usual karaoke footage expected by performers, more after the jump.
A Japanese karaoke app by the name of nana has made news recently by confirming that the developers have signed a new agreement with karaoke chain Joysound which lets them offer the chain's catalog of anison titles for users to record and sing over with friends. Haven't heard of nana before? Hit the jump for all of the details.
WAORYU, a Japanese subculture broadcast station, has released a video of how Japanese people enjoy their karaoke with cosplay, Ani-son and Otagei! Watch the actual footage of a party that is happening in Japan after the jump!
In her struggling days as a new idol, Ranka Lee was doing promotion for Star Light Natto (Natto: fermented soybeans, a Japanese delicacy). JOYSOUND, a Japanese Karaoke chain, took the concept a little further and included natto in their Macross Collaboration menu starting on March 15th in Japan. Click to see the photos of the natto dishes and other food items in the menu!
JOYSOUND, a Japanese karaoke room chain already has 2 locations that are EVA themed, but this new location in Shibuya is themed for the franchise's newest movie, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. Check out the room decoration and a movie-themed food menu available after the jump.
As usual, XING announced the rankings for the most popular songs based on their online karaoke service "JOYSOUND" in 2012 (January 1-November 30). No surprise, the most sung song in the anime/tokusatsu/game category is Neon Genesis Evangelion's OP theme "A Cruel Angel's Thesis". Check the top 20 ranking after the jump!
Karaoke Pasela, one of the biggest karaoke box store chain in Japan, has opened a new official concept room featuring the popular anime series Evangelion at their Akihabara Showa-Douri Kan store in Akihabara. The door, ceiling, wall, table, all of the interior of the room are decorated with the Eva-themed stuff. Take a look inside the room after the jump!
People in Japan enjoy not only watching the VOCALOID songs on Nico Nico Douga, but also singing them in Karaoke box very often. On July 11, Xing, a major Karaoke on Demand company in Japan, announced the popular song rankings of the first half of 2011 on their JOYSOUNDxUGA service.The VOCALOID song ranking and the TOP 5 videos after the jump!
Karaoke box maker JOYSOUND has announced a list of songs that give karaoke users trouble: "Songs that are too difficult to be sung." Find out what song is considered the most difficult song to sing in karaoke below. Hint: The singer can't be considered human.