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Billboard JAPAN: LiSA’s Demon Slayer OP Becomes Top Selling Anime Song In H1 2020

Billboard JAPAN has released the sales ranking for the first half of 2020 (from November 25, 2019 to May 24, 2020). The highest-ranking song in its overall anime song charts “HOT Animation” is, as expected, “Gureng”, the OP theme for the TV anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba interpreted by Lisa.

The song was released digitally on April 22, 2019, then its CD single followed as its 15th single on July 3. It has already been streamed over 100 million times on subscription services worldwide and certified. triple platinum by The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for surpassing 750,000 downloads. Additionally, his physical CD sold 100,000 copies and certified gold. The song has consistently topped the “HOT Animation” charts for the past nine weeks.

Message from Lisa:

“A year has passed since the airing of the TV anime “Kimetsu no Yaiba” and the digital release of “Gurenge”. I am very happy that the song has been loved by many people for a long time with the anime. May Gurenge continue to bloom and blossom in the hearts of Tanjiro and other characters who have shown us they can live strong despite injury and those who want to be strong. Thank you so much.”

Billboard JAPAN “HOT Animation” top 10 in the first half of 2020:

1. “Gurenge” by LiSA (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba PO)

2. “Yesterday” by Official High Dandism (HI WORLD theme song)

3. “Hell” by Mrs GREEN APPLE (fire force PO)

4. “Harunohi” by Aimyon (Pencil Shin-chan Honeymoon Hurricane -The Lost Hiroshi- theme song)

5. “Sora no Aosa wo Shiru Hito yo” by Aimyon (Its blue sky theme song)

6. “Into the Unknown -Kokoro no mama ni-“ by Takako Matsu feat. Aurora (Frozen 2 Japanese theme song)

7. “Birthday” by Mr.Children (Doraemon: Nobita’s New Dinosaur theme song)

8. “Uchiage Hanabi” by DAOKO x Kenshi Yonezu (Fireworks theme song)

9. “Ray of Light” by J-JUN (Smile on the track ED)

10. “Hana ni Bourei” by Yorushika (At a glance theme song)

“Gurenge” MV YouTube EDIT ver. :

First press limited edition CD cover:

Source: Billboard Japan