November 28, 2016 — Rakuten, Inc. today announced the Rakuten 2016 Annual Rankings. The rankings this year are compiled from Rakuten Ichiba, Rakuten Books, Rakuten Kobo, Rakuten Travel, Rakuten GORA, and Rakuten Recipe in Japan.
For Rakuten Ichiba, the plant-derived Botanist hair care product line won first spot for the second year in a row. The 2003 SMAP CD Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana (The One and Only Flower in the World) ranked fourth overall in Rakuten Books, and took top spot in the CD genre. The novelization of the animated film Kimi no Na wa (Your Name), which grossed more than 189 million yen at the box office (as of November 20), ranked highly in Rakuten Kobo. For the third year running, Atami Hot Spring and Kazusa Country Club in Chiba Prefecture both ranked first in Rakuten Travel and Rakuten GORA, respectively. In the Rakuten Recipe keyword search, “Izakaya menu” was the top search item.
The year's rankings for each service are provided below.