the portal of Japan mojito shared article noting that the sales of the new single from the voice of the actor and singer Akari Kitou they were unsustainable compared to the sales of their singles in previous years. Apparently, because she found a partner in 2021, she lost thousands of followers.
«Akari Kitou, a popular voice actress known as Nezuko Kamado in “Kimetsu no Yaiba”, released a new single titled “Dear Doze Days” on February 8th. However, sales have dropped significantly compared to his old songs, and it is said on social media that “his era as an idol is over”.».
«“Dear Doze Days” is the fourth single from “Akari Kitou” and also the ending theme song for the anime “Chillin’ in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army”, which has been airing since this January spent A portrait print was prepared as a purchase benefit for the single, and the limited edition includes a booklet and Blu-ray containing the song’s music video. In addition, the chain of stores “Beochan” held a special launch event in which the artist himself took part».
«In this way, it can be said that the single is full of benefits for the fans. However, sales were not as good as expected, as Japanese portal Oricon listed estimated first week sales at only 2,140 copies., reaching eighteenth place in the weekly ranking. Compared to Akari Kitou’s past sales, The ending theme song of the anime “Adachi to Shimamura”, titled “Kimi no Tonari de”, was released in October 2020 and sold over 6,200 copies in its first week. This suggests that its sales have fallen by more than two-thirds in just over two years.».
«What is the decline of your career as a singer? It wouldn’t make sense that Kimetsu no Yaiba is still a work in progress all these years, but some still remember when Akari Kitou made headlines in August 2021. Back then, Bunshun Online caught Akari Kitou on a date with the handsome voice actor Yuya Hozumi, and it was reported that the two were a couple. Furthermore, it was discovered that the two were living together in a “cohabitation” style, as both had copies of the key to the other’s room, much to the dismay of their fans.».
«Akari Kitou herself addressed the issue on Twitter, explaining, “Hozumi-san is just one of my good friends.” Although the suspicion that the two were a couple only lasted for a short time, it seems that the significant decrease in the sales of their CDs was due to the fact that they have lost a significant number of fans since then.».
«Naturally, the issue did not go unnoticed on social media, prompting comments such as: “It is the natural result. As you’d expect, you can’t underestimate the economic power of Otakus“; “It hurts to see her music career go down, but she brought it on herself“; and “I think there is nothing left but to admit that his career as a singer is over“. On the other hand, Akari Kitou was chosen for several main roles in this anime season, and her career as a voice actress is going well. Will she be able to recapture her next career or will she give up on the next pitch?».