Chainsaw Man OP Is Most-Streamed Anime Opening of 2022

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Aside from being one of the most popular anime shows of the past year, Chainsaw Man’s songs are also a big hit. Though perhaps the most well-known out of all Chainsaw Man songs is the OP, Kick Back, which is the most-streamed anime opening of 2022.

Kick Back by Kenshi Yonezu serves as the opening of Chainsaw Man, and it is arguably the biggest anime song hit of the year, as it is the only song of its kind to reach over 100 million plays on Spotify in 2022.

Chainsaw Man Opening Reveal, Reactions

Ahead of the show’s release, the Chainsaw Man official trailer gave fans their first taste of the opening.

Upon its reveal, many were happy that Kenshi Yonezu was the singer for the OP, given how beloved he is in Japan.

Though fans were only able to see the opening in full when the anime’s first episode was released back on October 11, 2022.

Upon release, the opening quickly trended online thanks not only to the catchy song but also because of the creative animation that featured lots of movie references.

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These references were a nice touch as Chainsaw Man manga creator Tatsuki Fujimoto is known for being a major cinephile.

The opening references iconic films such as Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, and many more.

MAPPA uploaded the full opening on YouTube, and it quickly racked up millions of views.

As of this article’s writing, the opening has over 64 million views, making it the most-viewed video on MAPPA’s channel.

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Kenshi Yonezu’s Kick Back Streams on Spotify

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Aside from topping MAPPA’s channel, the Chainsaw Man OP also became 2022’s most-streamed anime opening on Spotify in 2022.

The song now has 138 million plays on Spotify, making it far and away the most played.

The second and third most-played songs are the Attack on Titan: Final Season Part 2 and Spy x Family openings, which have around 81 million plays each.

Demon Slayer's Zankyosanka by Aimer is the only recent anime opening that can come close, as it has 135 million plays on Spotify. Though technically, this opening doesn’t count because it was released in late 2021.

What makes Kick Back’s success even more impressive is that it has only been out for three months. This likely means its appeal isn’t just limited to Chainsaw Man fans.

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Source: Anime Corner

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