Demon Slayer opening capped Japan’s highest-grossing song of 2020
The opening theme of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no YaibaThe first anime season of has been crowned the highest grossing song of 2020 in Japan! Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba It was a little slow at first, because if the first season of the show had its fans, it was a completely different situation after the 19th episode of the show. This catapulted Koyoharu Gotouge’s series into a whole new realm of popularity that impacted not only the rest of the anime series but also sales of the original manga and pretty much everything related to it. to the anime from this point on.
This was especially true for the opening theme of the anime, “Gurenge” performed by LiSA. The artist has starred for a number of huge anime projects in the past, but it was without a doubt the biggest hit the artist has had so far for any of these themes with all kinds of broken discs. Now, the overture has won another massive award as the highest grossing song of 2020 in Japan.
The Japanese Society for the Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (as reported by Crunchyroll) announced that LiSA’s “Gurenge” won the Gold Award at the 39th JASRAC Awards. This award takes into account royalty, karaoke, commercial and other platform sales for a certain period of time, and the Gold Award means “Gurenge” was the top performing song of that year. First released in 2019, “Gurenge” was a huge hit for the artist.
LiSA said the following about winning this huge award: “I am very honored that this song has been loved for so long. I have received the passionate love from many people involved, from the original manga to the anime. televised, and I researched the words for this song while facing the “strength” of my own heart. I hope our story and theirs will continue to blossom with strength and pride, like a lotus flower which blooms beautifully on the surface of the water, transcending all kinds of days. “
The success of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The franchise as a whole has been skyrocketing since the end of the first season, and it’s warranted a huge movie release (which is all sorts of success on its own), and a second season coming later this fall. But what do you think? How did you like the first season of the series? How do you like the opening theme? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even contact me directly about all the animated stuff and other cool stuff. @Valdezology on Twitter!