by Keane Eacobellis
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken shared a collection of his favorite songs from last year, which includes the opening theme of LiSA for Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Mugen Train Movie, “Homura”.
Like Deadline America’s top diplomat reported, released two playlists on New Years Eve: an “At Home” playlist featuring artists from across the United States, including Olivia Rordrigo, John Batiste, and Taylor Swift, while ‘another contains 36 songs by international artists entitled “”On the road. “
In a tweet, State Department spokesman Ned Price called Blinken “our top diplomat with a musical ear.”
ToutKPop first noted the inclusion of LiSA’s “Homura” alongside former 2NE1 member Minzy’s TEAMO track. Minzy has pursued a solo career as a singer-songwriter since 2016.
LiSA has been featured in several anime openings, with “Homura” being the theme of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Mugen Train Movie. Animated news networks reports that the single, which has now aired over 122 million times on Spotify alone, was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan last January after just 81 days online. The song also received a second separate Platinum certification for its physical release.
Her most widely broadcast song, “Gurenge”, is the opening theme of the series’ first animated season. And Gurenge also sang Sword Art Online first opening theme, “Crossing Field”, which could be the best thing to come out of this series in the opinion of this writer.
Blinken’s office shared the reason for the selections with Deadline, writing, “His songs have been featured in cartoons, including Fate zero, Sword art online and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. “
“Music brings people together,” Blinken said in a tweet sharing the playlists. “It transcends borders and anything that might otherwise divide us. ”
You can broadcast Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Mugen Train Movie on Crunchyroll and Funimation.