Chainsaw Man Opening Theme Tops Billboard Japan In The First Half Of 2023

The song is also ranked second on the ‘Billboard JAPAN Hot 100’ charts.

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On June 10, 2023, Billboard Japan announced its mid-year list of the ‘Billboard JAPAN Hot Animation’ chart.

The opening theme of the TV anime Chainsaw Man, ‘Kick Back’, by Kenshi Yonezu, has soared to the top position in the chart.

The song is also ranked second on the ‘Billboard JAPAN Hot 100’ charts.

‘Billboard JAPAN Hot Animation’ is a music chart dedicated solely to anime music.

Songs featured in TV anime, animated films, or performed by anime voice actors are included in this chart.

This chart provides a comprehensive overview of the popularity and success of anime-related music in Japan.

Below are the top 10 songs on the list (mis-year chart, 2023):

  1. ‘KICK BACK’ by Kenshi Yonezu (Chainsaw Man Opening Theme)
  2. ‘Idol’ by YOASOBI (Oshi No Ko Opening Theme)
  3. Dai Zero Kan by 10-FEET (The First Slam Dunk Ending Theme)
  4. ‘New Genesis’  by Ado (One Piece Film Red Theme Song)
  5. ‘Mixed Nuts’ by Official HIGE DANdism (SPY x FAMILY Opening Theme)
  6. ‘Shukufuku’ YOASOBI (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Opening Theme)
  7. ‘I’m invincible’ by Ado (One Piece Film Red insert song)
  8. ‘Zankyo Sanka’ by Aimer (Demon Slayer: Entertainment District Arc Opening Theme)
  9. ‘White Noize’ by Official HIGE DANdism (Tokyo Revengers Opening Theme)
  10. ‘Tokyo Shandy Rendezvous’ by Kaf and Tsumiki (Urusei Yatsura Opening Theme)

Oshi no Ko’s opening song, ‘Idol’, by YOASOBI has also topped the Billboard Global Excluding U.S. Chart.

Source: Billboard Japan’s official website, Twitter