Top 10 Staff Picks for 2016

Some of our staff members have put together a list of their personal top 10 releases of the year! A mixture of pop culture, many lists have music, anime, dramas and videogames. Check them out below.


10. Aun by Massan x Bashiry

9. This is callme by callme

8. Fantôme by Hikaru Utada

7. LOVELESS/ARTLESS by Haruka to Miyuki

PV for “Drag & Hug”

6. Asymmetry by Negoto

5. CRADLE OF ETERNITY by Yuko Suzuhana

4. BLUE by Hitsuji Bungaku

3. Distortion by THIS IS JAPAN

2. daydream by Aimer

1. white noise by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure


10. Fantôme by Hikaru Utada

9. Rei Kawakubo (founder of Comme des Garçons) – Met Gala and Exhibit Subject

8. Naomi Watanabe’s Continuous Rise

7. The Re-emergence of Becky

6. Are You Happy? by Arashi


4. Urban Pop – New City Pop and J-R&B

3. Keyakizaka46

2. Beams ‘Tokyo Culture Story’

1. Japan 2020 – Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony


10. Assassination Classroom: Graduation


8. Are You Happy? by Arashi

7. Watashi ga Motete Dousunda (Kiss Him, Not Me!)

6. Oranga

5. Doukyuusei

4. Pokemon Sun & Moon

3. Kimi no Na wa

2. Fantastic Time by Hey! Say! JUMP

1. Yuri!!! On Ice


10. March Comes in Like a Lion (3-Gatsu No Lion)

9. Rainbow Days (Nijiiro Days)

8. ERASED (Boku dake ga Inai Machi)

7. Haven’t you Heard? I’m Sakamoto (Sakamoto Desu Ga)

6. Orange

5. Food Wars!: The Second Plate (Shokugeki no Sora: Ni no Sara)

4. The Disastrous Life of Saiki Kusuo (Saiki Kusuo no Sai nan)

3. Mob Psycho 100

2. My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia)

1. Yuri!!! On Ice

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