LiSA's Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie Theme Streamed Over 100 Million Times
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LiSA's new single "Homura," the theme song for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Movie: Mugen Train anime, has been streamed over 100 million times since October 12, according to Billboard Japan's streaming song chart. LiSA's latest single had ranked #1 on Oricon's weekly streaming chart for six consecutive weeks, and is the first single to maintain more than 10 million streams per week for five consecutive weeks.
In addition, YouTube has streamed the song's music video about 10 million times a week for a grand total of 77 million times in a month and a half.
The song is the third ever single to rank #1 on Oricon's weekly digital singles ranking chart for at least six consecutive weeks, after Kenshi Yonezu's 2018 single "Lemon" and 2019 single "Uma to Shika" accomplished the feat. LiSA is also the first female artist to accomplish this feat. Her single logged 52,422 downloads during the November 16-22 week of Oricon's digital singles ranking chart, and has been downloaded a total of 574,458 times over six weeks.
The "Homura" single shipped on October 14, and sold 68,000 CD copies in its first week. LiSA is the first artist to rank #1 for three straight weeks in 12 years and 10 months, since the band SMAP achieved the feat with their "Dangan Fighter" single in January 2008.
LiSA's earlier single "Gurenge" (the theme song for the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba television anime) became the third most-downloaded song in the history of Oricon's digital single ranking chart in June. As of July, the single has been in the top 10 ranking for at least 27 consecutive weeks, and has been in the top 10 at least 44 weeks since the song's digital debut in April 2019. 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 (including two consecutive weeks in May 2019, one week in December 2019, and the April 20-26 and April 27-May 3 weeks).
Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web