LiSA’s “Gurenge,” the theme song of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba”, has won 1st place overall in the “2020 JOYSOUND Karaoke Annual Ranking”. It is also the first song to dominate the top spot among all age groups from teens to 50s.
The song “Gurenge,” which won first place overall in the “2020 JOYSOUND Karaoke Annual Ranking,” is the theme song for the anime “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,” which has now become a social phenomenon, and has gained strong support from people of all ages.
In the annual karaoke ranking by age group, which has been announced since 2014, Yonezu Kenshi’s “Lemon” took the top spot among those in their 20s to 50s in 2019, but this is the first time that it has dominated the top spot among those in their teens to 50s.
Although the song features female vocals, it dominated the top spot for both men and women in their 20s and 30s, and was in the top 3 for men in all age groups except for those in their 60s, making it a big hit sung by all genders and generations.
Looking at other anime songs, 7 out of the top 20 songs were ranked in the top 20, including Takahashi Yokoshi’s “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” at No. 8 and Suzumiya Haruhi Suzumiya’s “God knows…” (C.V. Hirano Aya) at No. 10. Among those in their 30s, “Lion” by May /Ai Nakajima is also a characteristic anime song that has been loved for a long time. Among those in their 40s, Takahashi Yoko Takahashi’s “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” has been in the Top 20 for seven years in a row, securing its position as a standard song for those in their 40s. For those in their 40s, Takahashi Yoko Takahashi’s “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” has been in the top 20 for seven years in a row.
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