LiSA's new Demon Slayer song surpasses Utada's latest Evangelion song
LiSA's recent single "Akeboshi" ranked # 1 on Oricon's weekly digital singles chart for the week of October 18-24, with 75.630 downloads from the single's digital release on October 18. The single surpassed 72.000 downloads in Hikaru Utada's first week for the single "One Last Kiss" for Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0, making "Akeboshi" the most downloaded digital single of the year by a female artist in her premiere. week so far.
The song is also LiSA's second consecutive song topped Oricon's weekly digital singles chart for two consecutive weeks. The song "Yuke," the theme song for the anime film Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, premiered at # 1 the previous week. “Akeboshi” is LiSA's sixth song topping the digital singles chart, giving LiSA the highest number of female solo artist charts on the digital singles chart.
"Akeboshi" is the opening theme of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc, the television anime version of seven episodes of the Mugen Train arc of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga, also seen in Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba - The movie: Mugen Train anime movie. Also performs the ending theme "Shirogane" for the anime. Both singles will be released in a double A side physical release on November 17th.