LiSA’s Kimetsu no Yaiba Song “Gurenge” Is Japan’s 3rd Most Downloaded Single Ever

Kimetsu no Yaiba Theme song “Gurenge” by LiSA ranked #3 on Oricon’s weekly digital single ranking chart for the June 1-7 week with 16,859 downloads. It also moved passed Official HiGE DANdism‘s “Pretender” song to become the third most downloaded song in the history of Oricon’s digital single ranking chart with 903,857 total downloads. Since December, the single has been in the top 10 rankings for 27 consecutive weeks and has been in the top 10 a total of 44 weeks since the song’s digital debut in April 2019.

In response to this record, LiSA commented, “I would like to thank all of you who have always supported me and loved “Gurenge” along with the other works. Thank you.” Continuing, she said, “I will do my best to deliver a lot of songs that will keep everyone energized. Please continue to support me. It’s a good day today. Good luck.”

This work has been recording big sales for over a year since its release in April last year, as the opening theme of the blockbuster TV anime “Kimertsu no Yaiaba” (TOKYO MX and others). A song with a strong and intense rock sound, lyrics that convey intense thoughts, and the powerful singing voice of LiSA.

♦ LiSA comments

Hello, this is LiSA.
The opening theme “Gurenge” of the TV anime “Kimertsu no Yaiba” that I am sang has reached 3rd place in the cumulative DL number record of “Oricon Digital Single (single song) ranking”.
Thank you very much.
I would like to thank all of you who have always supported me and loved “Gurenge” along with the other songs.
Thank you very much.
We will continue to do our best to deliver lots of songs that will make everyone happy.
Please continue to support us.
Today is also a good day. Bye.
– LiSA

Recently, the popularity of karaoke has been increasing, and in the “6/1 weekly karaoke ranking”, the Official HiGE DANdism‘s “Pretender”, which was for the 28th consecutive time in 1st place from 11/18 last year, was suppressed from the first place. Even with the 6/8 last week, it was ranked 1st, recording the “weekly karaoke ranking for two consecutive weeks”.

In the April 20-26 week, it rose from the fifth to the fourth most downloaded song in the history of Oricon’s digital single ranking chart. In the April 27-May 3 week, the single recorded its fifth week at #1 in the ranking.

The single’s title song is the theme song for the Kimetsu no Yaiba anime. The song debuted digitally in April 2019 before its July 2019 CD release. The CD release has sold more than 100,000 copies. LiSA sang the song during her first performance on Kōhaku Uta Gassen (“Red and White Song Contest”), Japan’s most-watched music television program, on December 31.

Sources: The Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan WebOricon


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