LiSA‘s recent single “Akeboshi” ranked at #1 on the Oricon weekly digital single chart for the October 18-24 week, with 75,630 downloads since the single’s October 18 digital release. The single surpassed Hikaru Utada‘s 72,000 first-week downloads for the “One Last Kiss” single for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0, which makes “Akeboshi” the year’s most downloaded digital single by a female artist in its first week so far.
The song is also LiSA‘s second consecutive song at the top of the Oricon weekly digital single chart for two consecutive weeks. The song “Yuke,” the theme song for the Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night anime film, debuted at #1 the previous week. “Akeboshi” is LiSA‘s sixth song to top the digital single chart, which gives LiSA the highest number of chart toppers for solo female artists on the digital single chart.
“Akeboshi” is the opening theme song for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc, the seven-episode television anime version of the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga’s Mugen Train arc, also seen in the Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train anime film. She also performs the ending theme song “Shirogane” for the anime. Both singles will ship in a double A-side physical release on November 17.