LiSA’s “Gurenge” Emerges as Best-Selling Digital Single of Reiwa Era from Demon Slayer TV Anime

Oricon, a Japanese research company renowned for its insights into the music industry, recently revealed the “Oricon Reiwa Ranking,” providing a comprehensive overview of music sales trends spanning the past five years of Japan’s Reiwa era (2019-2023).

Topping the digital single ranking was LiSA’s 15th single, “Gurenge,” the iconic opening theme of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime, with an impressive 1,469,264 downloads.

LiSA’s 17th single, “Homura,” also made its mark, securing the fourth spot with 1,086,056 downloads, serving as the theme song for the acclaimed 2020 anime film, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train.

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Gurenge Throughout the Reiwa era

Reflecting on the significance of “Gurenge” throughout the Reiwa era, LiSA expressed her gratitude in a heartfelt message shared on Oricon’s official YouTube channel. She reminisced on the journey since the song’s release, acknowledging the myriad of experiences it accompanied, both joyful and challenging.

Recalling the creative process behind “Gurenge,” LiSA fondly remembered the discussions infused with passion that shaped the song’s creation, particularly as the inaugural opening theme for the beloved anime series. Looking ahead, LiSA expressed anticipation for the song’s reception beyond Japan’s borders, eagerly awaiting its exploration by international audiences.

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Oricon’s Digital Single Ranking in the Reiwa era paints a vibrant picture of Japan’s music, with LiSA’s “Gurenge” standing tall alongside other notable entries. The ranking reflects the diverse array of musical talent and the enduring impact of iconic compositions on listeners across the country.

The achievements of “Gurenge” and “Homura” underscore LiSA’s status as a powerhouse in the Japanese music scene, grabbing audiences with her emotive vocals and compelling melodies. As these songs continue to resonate with fans, they serve as enduring symbols of creativity and inspiration in the Reiwa era’s musical era.