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One Piece Film Red Theme Song is Japan’s Top Karaoke Song for 2023 So Far

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It’s been a huge couple of years for anime films, so it should come as no surprise that the songs featured therein have been some of the hottest in Japan. This applies to karaoke rankings too, and Nagoya-based company XING unveiled the results of the most popular karaoke songs for the first half of 2023. This covers the number of times songs were performed using XING’s online karaoke service JOYSOUND and UGA2 series between January 1 and June 5, 2023, and the main theme song from One Piece Film Red topped the list. 

The song in the number one spot was Ado’s “New Genesis,” followed by the ever-present “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” by Yoko Takahashi, the theme song for Neon Genesis Evangelion. Here’s the full top 10:

10. LiSA – “Homura” (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train theme)

9. Ado – “Backlight” (One Piece Film Red insert song)

8. WANDS – “Sekai ga Owarumadewa…” (Slam Dunk TV anime ending theme 2)

7. Motohiro Hata – “Himawari no Yakusoku” (Stand By Me Doraemon theme)

6. Aimer – “Zankyo Sanka” (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc opening theme)

5. Official HIGE DANdism – “Mixed Nuts” (SPY x FAMILY opening theme 1)

4. Ado – “I’m Invincible” (One Piece Film Red insert song)

3. Kenshi Yonezu – “KICK BACK” (Chainsaw Man opening theme)

2. Yoko Takahashi – “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” (Neon Genesis Evangelion opening theme)

1. Ado – “New Genesis” (One Piece Film Red theme)

Any surprises on the list? We’ll have to wait and see how the list shakes up for the second half of 2023!

Via Crunchyroll News