Demon Slayer Opening Theme “Gurenge” by LiSA Emerges as “Best-Selling Digital Single of Reiwa Era”

Oricon, a renowned Japanese research company specializing in music news and rankings, recently unveiled the “Oricon Reiwa Ranking,” a comprehensive overview of music sales trends spanning the Reiwa era in Japan (2019-2023) as well as Western music. Topping the digital single ranking was LiSA’s 15th single, “Gurenge,” the iconic opening theme of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime, which amassed an impressive 1,469,264 downloads. LiSA’s 17th single, “Homura,” also made waves as the theme song for the 2020 anime film Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train, securing the fourth spot with 1,086,056 downloads.

Reflecting on the past five years, LiSA shared her thoughts in a message video posted on Oricon’s official YouTube channel. “Since the advent of the Reiwa era and the release of ‘Gurenge,’ a myriad of events has unfolded globally. Through both its highs and lows, ‘Gurenge’ has been a constant companion,” she expressed. “This song, serving as the inaugural opening theme for the TV anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, holds a special place in my heart. The collaborative process behind its creation was filled with heartfelt discussions and dedication. As ‘Gurenge’ has yet to grace international stages, I eagerly anticipate its reception beyond Japan’s borders. I sincerely hope it continues to resonate with audiences worldwide. Thank you for your unwavering support!”

Demon Slayer gurenge theme song

Oricon Digital Single Ranking in the Reiwa era are as follows:

  1. “Gurenge” LiSA
  2. “Pretender” Official HIGE DANdism
  3. “Uma to Shika” Kenshi Yonezu
  4. “Homura” LiSA
  5. “Yoru ni Kakeru” YOASOBI
  6. “Hakujitsu” King Gnu
  7. “Machigai Sagashi” Masaki Suda
  8. “I Love…” Official HIGE DANdism
  9. “Lemon” Kenshi Yonezu
  10. “Marigold” Aimyon

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Source: Oricon News

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