LiSA's Demon Slayer Film Theme Song Tops Japan's Anime Song Karaoke Ranking in First Half of 2021

LiSA has also become the 2nd most popular singer in the overall artist ranking



On June 21, Nagoya-based company XING announced the rankings for the most popular karaoke songs based on the number of times sung on its online karaoke service "JOYSOUND" series and "UGA2 series between January 1 and June 10, 2021. JOYSOUND started its service in 1992 and has become one of the major karaoke brands in Japan, offering the karaoke industry's largest lineup of more than 310,000 songs.


The most sung anime theme song in the first half of 2021 was anison singer LiSA's 17th single song, "Homura" (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train theme song), beating the long-time champion "A Cruel Angel's Thesis" in second and her own "Gurenge" (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime OP theme) in fourth. "Gurenge" was the most popular karaoke song in the entire year of 2020. 


"Homura" also ranks fourth in the overall karaoke song ranking, and LiSA herself ranks second in the overall artist ranking, behind only YOASOBI




JOYSOUND: Anime/Tokusatsu/Game Song Ranking Top 20 in the First Half of 2021:



1 (new). "Homura" by LiSA

(Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train theme song) 



2 (2). "Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis/A Cruel Angel's Thesis" by Yoko Takahashi

(Neon Genesis Evangelion OP theme) 



3 (new). "Niji" by Masaki Suda

(Stand By Me Doraemon 2 theme song)



4 (1). "Gurenge" by LiSA

(Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba TV anime OP theme)  



5 (new). "Kaikai Kitan" by Eve




6 (new). "Kaibutsu" by YOASOBI

(BEASTARS OP theme) 



7 (3). "Himawari no Yakusoku" by Motohiro Hata

(Stand By Me Doraemon theme song)



8 (5). "Inferno" by Mrs. GREEN APPLR

(Fire Force OP)



9 (new). "Hana ni Bourei" by Yorushika

(A Whisker Away theme song)



10 (6). "Sugar Song to Bitter Step" by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN

(Blood Blockade Battlefront OP theme)



11 (4). "Yesterday" by Official Hige Dandism (HELLO WORLD theme song) 

12 (10). "God Knows..." by Aya Hirano as Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya insert song)

13 (13). "Sekai ga Owaru Madewa..." by WANDS (Slam Dunk OP theme)

14 (7). "Peace Sign" by Kenshi Yonezu (My Hero Academia OP theme)

15 (8). "Single Bed" by Sharam Q  (D・N・A2 ED theme)

16 (9). "Harunohi" by Aimyon (Crayon Shin-chan Honeymoon Hurricane -The Lost Hiroshi theme song)

17 (12). "Touch" by Yoshimi Iwasaki (Touch OP theme)

18 (11). "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari" by Supercell (Bakemonogatari OP theme) 

19 (14). "unravel" by TK from Ling tosite Sigure (Tokyo Ghoul OP)

20 (-). "Soul's Refrain" by Yoko Takahashi (Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth theme song)



Source: XING press release




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