All 4 Anime Yoasobi Appears In, Ranked

All 3 Anime that Yoasobi Appears In, Ranked

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The anime adaptation of the highly popular Oshi no Ko manga has become one of the biggest hits of the spring season, and fans can rejoice as a second season was confirmed, although it was quite obvious that it would be. Now, while the story of Oshi no Ko likewise has a lot of interesting talking points, in this article, we are going to focus on the music of the anime, as we are going to talk about the music duo behind the opening theme of the anime – Yoasobi.

Yoasobi is a Japanese music duo consisting of music producer Ayase and singer Ikura. The duo has been musically active since 2019, with both musicians already involved in the music scene before the project was founded. Yoasobi is signed to Sony Music Entertainment Japan and has so far released five EPs – three entirely in Japanese, two in English – and several singles, some of which have been used as opening and closing credits for various anime television series. Yoasobi have achieved multiple gold and platinum records in their home country and received nominations at various music awards such as Anan Awards, DIME Trend Awards, Japan Record Awards, Japan Gold Disc Awards, MTV Video Music Awards Japan, and Crunchyroll Anime Awards.

In this article, we are going to bring you all the anime series that Yoasobi took part in, and even one that inspired one of their songs, but in which they did not participate directly.

All anime series that Yoasobi participated in

In this first section, we are going to bring you a list of all the anime series that Yoasobi participated in as of the time of writing:

#AnimeYearSongRole
1Beastars2021“Kaibutsu”Season 2 OP theme
2Beastars2021“Yasashii Suisei”Season 2 ED theme
3Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury2022“Shukufuku”Season 1 OP theme
4Oshi no Ko2023“Idol”Season 1 OP theme
5Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End2023“Yūsha”Season 1 OP theme

As you can see, there are four series there, but five songs in total. Due to the duo’s popularity, this list will probably grow in the future, so we will update it when it does.

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Also, we have to mention the song “Gunjō,” released in 2020 and inspired by the artistic anime Blue Period, although it wasn’t really used in the series. Now, we shall explain everything in more detail.

‘Gunjō’ (non-participation)

As we have said, “Gunjō” wasn’t really used in the Blue Period anime series, but that series heavily inspired it, so we actually decided to include it on this list as an honorable mention. Aside from the anime, the song was based on the story text Ao o Mikata ni. It was released in 2020 and was included in their debut EP, The Book. The song peaked at number 6 on the Japan Hot 100 list and is 3× Platinum.

‘Kaibutsu’ (Beastars, Season 2 OP) and ‘Yasashii Suisei’ (Beastars, Season 2 ED)

Yoasobi actually got their breakthrough with Beastars, a popular anime whose second season featured a total of two of Yoasobi’s songs. Both the OP and the ED themes were composed and performed by Yoasobi. “Kaibutsu” was a major hit in Japan (peaking at number 1 and 2 on several lists) and received several awards, as well as a 3× Platinum certification; “Yasashii Suisei” peaked at number 2 on two lists in Japan, it was nominated for two awards, and it received a Platinum certification.

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‘Shukufuku’ (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury, Season 1 OP)

“Shukufuku” was their next anime collaboration, used as the OP theme for the first season of the most recent Gundam series, The Witch from Mercury. The song became another hit for them, peaking at number 1 on two lists, number 2 on the Japan Hot 100, and number 3 on two additional lists. It also received a Platinum certification.

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“Idol” (Oshi no Ko, Season 1 OP)

With Oshi no Ko being the biggest hit on this list, it makes sense that “Idol” is, likewise, the biggest title on this list in terms of popularity and exposure. The song was such a hit that we even analyzed its lyrics in one of our articles here! The song was extremely popular on YouTube. It peaked at number 1 on several lists, it has won an award, and has so far received a 2× Platinum certification, becoming the duo’s biggest hit to date.

“Yūsha” (Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, Season 1 OP)

And while not as popular as “Idol”, “Yūsha” nevertheless became a proper hit for Yoasobi due to the fact that the Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End anime became a surprising global hit. The music might be a bit too modern for the fantasy setting, but it is a catchy song that you will grow to love after only a couple of episodes and it shows why Yoasobi is one of the hotters performed in the modern world of anime.

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