On the official Twitter account of the musical duo YOASOBI it was announced that their most recent song, “Kaibutsu”, achieved the first position in the “Digital Singles Ranking” of the Japanese portal Oricon. The melody is also the opening theme for the second season of Beastars.
His seventh digital single, “Kaibutsu”, was released on January 6, 2021 and took second place in the same ranking in its first week. It was subsequently downloaded 22,721 times in its second week to become No. 1 on the digital singles charts, beating out the previous week's title track, LiSA's “Homura”. This is now the third YOASOBI song to reach the top position on the digital charts, after “Yoru ni Kakeru” in June 2020 and “Gunjou” in September 2020.
At the same time, his first EP: Extended Play, “THE BOOK”, dominated Oricon's “Digital Album Ranking” for two consecutive weeks, and his first digital single “Yoru ni Kakeru” returned to the top position on the “ Oricon's Weekly Streaming Rankings for the first time in four months. As a result, YOASOBI has become the first artist / group to top all three digital charts simultaneously this year, and the fourth in the platform's history, after Official Hige Dandism (January and March 2020), NiziU ( July 2020) and LiSA (October 2020). Finally, their other new song, “Yasashii Suisei,” which is the closing theme for Beastars, was released digitally earlier today.
On the other hand, this second season has been broadcast in Japan since last January 6 through Netflix and terrestrial television stations, although its episode count has not yet been confirmed. Subsequently, the Netflix platform will launch this second season globally in its catalog in July 2021.
Synopsis of Beastars
In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the teens at Cherryton Academy, school life is full of hope, romance, mistrust, and unease. The main character in this story is the wolf Regoshi, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing looks, he has a very soft heart and character. Throughout most of his life, he has always been the object of fear and hatred from other animals and has been used to that lifestyle. But soon, he finds himself more and more involved with his classmates who have their own insecurities and realizes that his life at school will take a major turn.
Source: Oricon News
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