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LiSA’s Demon Slayer OP is the Best-Selling Anime Song for 2020 So Far

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Back in May we posted about LiSA’s Demon Slayer OP theme song racking up 100 million streams around the world. It’s also racked up a ton of sales, because Billboard JAPAN reported “Gurenge” as the top-selling anime song on its HOT Animation charts for the first half of 2020.

That period accounts for November 25, 2019 to May 24, 2020. LiSA commented on the success of her song:

“One year has passed since the broadcast 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 along with the anime. May Gurenge continue to bloom and flourish in the hearts of Tanjiro and other characters who have shown us that they can live strong despite being hurt and those who wish to be strong. Thank you very much.”

Here’s the Top 10 HOT Animation for 2020 so far:

1. “Gurenge” by LiSA (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba OP)
2. “Yesterday” by Official Hige Dandism (HELLO WORLD theme)
3. “Inferno” by Mrs. GREEN APPLE (Fire Force OP)
4. “Harunohi” by Aimyon (Crayon Shin-chan Honeymoon Hurricane -The Lost Hiroshi- theme)
5. “Sora no Aosa wo Shiru Hito yo” by Aimyon (Her Blue Sky theme)
6. “Into The Unkown -Kokoro no mama ni-” by Takako Matsu feat. Aurora (Frozen 2 Japanese theme)
7. “Birthday” by Mr.Children (Doraemon: Nobita’s New Dinosaur theme)
8. “Uchiage Hanabi” by DAOKO x Kenshi Yonezu (Fireworks theme)
9. “Ray of Light” by J-JUN (Smile Down the Runway ED)
10. “Hana ni Bourei” by Yorushika (A Whisker Away theme) 

Source: Billboard Japan via Crunchyroll