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Billboard JAPAN Reveals Top 20 Anime Songs For First Half Of 2023

Billboard JAPAN Hot Animation is a music chart unique to Japan, exclusively dedicated to anime music.

The chart ranks songs that are featured in TV anime, animated films, as well as songs performed by anime voice actors. By extracting and organizing these tracks, Billboard Japan Hot Animation provides a comprehensive overview of the popularity and success of anime-related music in Japan.

On June 9, 2023, Billboard Japan revealed the top 20 anime songs for the first half of 2023.

Kenshi Yonezu’s “KICK BACK,” the opening theme of Chainsaw Man anime took the top spot in the chart, with YOASOBI’s “Idol,” the opening theme of the anime Oshi no Ko coming in at 2nd place.

Checkout the top 20 anime songs below:

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20. “Suzume (feat. Toake)” by RADWIMPS [Suzume No Tojimari]

19. “Kanata Haruka” by RADWIMPS [Suzume No Tojimari]

18. “Cry Baby” by Official HIGE DANDism [Tokyo Revengers S1]

17. “Utakata Lullaby/ Fleeting Lullaby” by Ado [ONE PIECE FILM RED]

16. “SOUVENIR” by BUMP OF CHICKEN [Spy x Family OP 2]

15. “Paradise” by NiziU [Doraemon: Nobita’s Sky Utopia]

14. “Chu, Tayousei.” by ano [Chainsaw Man ED 7]

13. “Gyakkou” by Ado [ONE PIECE FILM RED]

12. “Kizuna no Kiseki” by MAN WITH A MISSION × milet [Demon Slayer S3]

11. “Utsukushii Hire” by Spitz [Detective Conan: Kurogane No Submarine]

10. “Tokyo Shandy Rendez-vous” by MAISONdes feat. KAF [Urusei Yatsura (2022)]

9. “White Noise” by Official HIGE DANDism [Tokyo Revengers S2]

8. “Zankyou Sanka” by Aimer [Demon Slayer S3]

7. “Watashi wa Saikyou” by Ado [ONE PIECE FILM RED]

6. “Shukufuku” by YOASOBI [Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury]

5. “Mix Nuts” by Official HIGE DANDism [Spy x Family]

4. “Shinjidai/ New Genesis” by Ado [ONE PIECE FILM RED]

3. “Dai Zero Kan” by 10-FEET [The First Slam Dunk]

2. “Idol” by YOASOBI [Oshi No Ko]

1. “KICK BACK” by Kenshi Yonezu [Chainsaw Man OP]

Top 20 Anime Songs

YOASOBI’s “Idol” had also topped the Billboard Global Charts (excluding U.S), to become the first Japanese song to accomplish this feat.

Source: Twitter