Billboard Japan announced in a press release on June 10, 2022, that Aimer‘s “Zankyo Sanka,” the opening theme for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – Entertainment District Arc won the top spot on the Billboard JAPAN overall comprehensive song chart “JAPAN HOT 100” for the first half of 2022.
Aimer commented on grabbing the top spot saying, “I am just happy that so many people have heard this song. I would like to continue to pursue music and stand on stages I have never experienced before, and I want to continue to deliver songs to each and every person who listens to me for as long as my voice lasts”.
Zankyo Sanka also topped the charts for “HOT Animation” and “Download Songs” at the same time.
It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Japan’s weekly overall song chart and dominated the chart for a total of nine weeks. As of February 2022, the song has been #1 on Oricon‘s weekly streaming list for the sixth time since its digital release on Dec 6, 2022.
The song reached over 1 million streams within less than a day of its debut in December 2021. It quickly rose to No. 1 on 48 domestic and 23 international digital charts.
Between Feb 14, 2022, and Feb 20, 2022, it was streamed 10,060,949 times and downloaded 354,230 times; standing at the top of the chart for 3 consecutive weeks.
Aimer’s double side 20th single, “Zankyo Sanka” and “Asa ga Kuru” (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc ED theme), released in Japan on Jan 12, 2022.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Season 2 is broadcasted in two course; Fuji TV started airing Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc on Oct 10, 2021, followed by Entertainment District Arc on Sunday, Dec 5, 2021. The latest arc ended on Feb 13, 2022.
Source: Billboard Japan