Category:Koda Kumi songs
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The following 82 pages are in this category, out of 82 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Koda Kumi – Kumiko Kōda, known professionally as Koda Kumi, is a Japanese singer from Kyoto, known for her urban and R&B songs. Having debuted in 2000 with the single Take Back, Koda gained fame for her single, Real Emotion/1000 no Kotoba. Though her early releases presented a conservative, quiet image, since as early as 2003 Koda has adopted a sexier, because of this image, she has become a fashion leader among young women, setting trends such as the ero-kakkoii style. She has also won many awards such as, the Best Jeanist Award. Since the rise in her popularity, Koda has lent her face, in 2006 and 2007, Oricon named Koda as the top selling artist of the year. Jonathan Ross has called her the Christina Aguilera of Japan, while many also compare her career to that of Britney Spears, Koda has sold more than 15 million physical records in Japan alone, making her the 18th best selling solo Japanese female artist of all-time. Koda was born into a family of musicians and her grandfather was a Shakuhachi master and her mother was a Koto teacher, she is the older sister of Misono, current solo artist and former lead singer of Day After Tomorrow. Inspired by her mother, who performed in bars, Koda. During her second year of high school Koda auditioned in Avex’s Dream Audition and she was then signed onto the Avex sub-label Rhythm Zone. Kodas first semi-biographical book, Koda-shiki was officially described as a story about a girl who was filled with inferiority complex pursuing her way. Koda debuted on December 6,2000, with the single Take Back, it was followed by Trust Your Love, Color of Soul, and So into You. Trust Your Love and Color of Soul were both Top 30 singles, the reached number 18 on the chart and became Kodas first Top Twenty single. Using the stage name Koda, Koda recorded Take Back and Trust Your Love in English, Take Back peaked at number 18 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, Trust Your Love had more success, reaching the top spot on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart. The single also charted on the Hot Singles Sales chart and Hot Dance Club Play chart, at #19 and #35, respectively. After the September 11,2001 attacks, Koda recorded the charity single The Meaning of Peace with Korean singer BoA as part of Avexs Song+Nation project to raise funds for charity. In March 2002, Koda released her debut album Affection under Rhythm Zone, after the release of Affection, Koda released three singles. Love Across the Ocean, Maze, and real Emotion/1000 no Kotoba, Love Across the Ocean and Maze peaked at the number 19 and 25 positions. Koda achieved minor success with real Emotion/1000 no Kotoba, which peaked at number 3 after three weeks on the charts and she released her second album, Grow into One in March 2003
2. Cutie Honey – Cutie Honey is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Go Nagai. First appearing in Weekly Shōnen Champions 41st issue of 1973, the series ran until April 1974 and it follows an android girl named Honey Kisaragi, who transforms into the busty, red or pink-haired heroine Cutie Honey to fight against the assorted villains that threaten her or her world. One of the trademarks of the character is that the transformation involves the loss of all her clothing in the brief interim from changing from one form to the other. According to Nagai, she is the first female to be the protagonist of a manga series. The Cutie Honey franchise spans many works, including numerous manga series, the first anime aired in 1973 and is considered a magical girl series in retrospect. The original works of the franchise were two different manga series, one made by Go Nagai and the written by Ken Ishikawa with Nagai illustrating it. Nagais inspiration for the character of Honey comes from classic shows that featured protagonists who took seven different forms, including the Bannai Tarao mysteries, Honey is notable for being mischievous for a Japanese female hero, often teasing her male friends and mocking her enemies in combat. When transforming into Cutie Honey in the anime, she gives a rundown of the forms she has previously taken in that particular episode. Before yelling Honey Flash. and transforming, Nagais 1973 manga was republished in 1985 as a single volume, but no further versions of Honey were produced until 1992. While Nagais manga was marketed as SFコミックス, the Toei anime is considered, at least in retrospect, in these versions, Honey Kisaragi is a regular Catholic schoolgirl, until the day her father is murdered by the Panther Claw organization. After his death, she learns she is actually an android created by him, with her cry of Honey Flash. She can use the device to transform into the sword-wielding red-haired superhero and this device, or similar devices, have been used to explain her powers in all later Honey versions. Zora wants the rarest items in the world and seeks Honeys device, while Jill, leader of the division in Japan. Honeys best friend at school is the cute, freckle-faced Aki Nat-chan Natsuko, in the manga, Nat-chan, as well as the other students, had a crush on Honey, this crush was downplayed in the TV series. Honey is aided in her quest by Danbei Hayami and his two sons, journalist Seiji and young Junpei, Danbei is based on the character Daemon from Nagais prior work Abashiri Family. Nagais manga also borrows the character Naojiro from that series, the anime borrows the Paradise School, along with the characters Naojiro, Toei Animation produced an anime TV series, also titled Cutie Honey. It was broadcast on NET on October 13,1973 and ran until March 30,1974, the TV series is much tamer than the manga version, removing much of the violence, gross out humor and lesbian undertones, but retaining Miss Alphonnes attraction to Honey. Originally, Cutie Honey was meant to be a series like the later Cutie Honey Flash, focusing more on Honey and Shun Kazama s relationship
3. Can We Go Back – Can We Go Back is a song written by Adam Watts, Andy Dodd and Shanna Crooks and recorded by Kelly Clarkson during the sessions for her 2009 album, All I Ever Wanted. It appeared as a iTunes Store pre-order song for the version of the album. It was then recorded in Japanese by singer Kumi Koda in 2009 with differing lyrics. Can We Go Back is the single by Japanese singer Koda Kumi for the album Universe. Can We Go Back became the first single to celebrate Kumis 10th Anniversary as an artist, the single charted at #2 on Oricon and, though it was a limited release, charted for four weeks. The single was a release and Kumi wrote the song about the controversy in 2008, wanting to recognize her mistake and move on. The single contained a b-side, Good Day which would receive a remix on Kumis fourth remix album, Koda Kumi Driving Hits 3. After hearing a version of the track from the writers Adam Watts, Andy Dodd and Shanna Crooks. Kumi worked on most of the lyrics for her Japanese edition of the single, can We Go Back was a limited release, but also a CD and a CD+DVD version. CD+DVD, contains four tracks, music video and making video. Each edition contained different cover art, both versions, were alternate images of Kumi from the outfit she wore during the bound scene. The music video was shot by director Ryūji Seki, the video was given a Joan of Arc theme, to reflect being in a battle with a friend, being injured and supporting each other image intended to be expressed in the song. Koda Kumi is performing the song on a set on the battlefield as the video cuts to the story visuals. The dance break in the middle of the video was arranged by Hiro, the ending to the music video is shown with Kumi and her compatriots raising their flag in the style of French artist Jules Eugène Lenepveus famous 1890 artwork Panthéon II
4. Cherry Girl/Unmei – Cherry Girl / Unmei is Koda Kumis 34th single under the Rhythm Zone label. This was her last single released before the release of her 2006 album, the single charted #2 on the Oricon charts. Cherry Girl/Unmei is Japanese singer-songwriter Kumi Kodas thirty-fourth single and final single in her Black Cherry era and it ranked #2 on the Oricon charts and remained on the charts for ten consecutive weeks. It was released in both CD and CD+DVD editions, with the limited editions carrying the Space Cowboy Remix of Cherry Girl, the limited editions of the CD+DVD version carried a sticker of the singles cover, the remix of Cherry Girl and a trailer of her upcoming film. While Cherry Girl was an upbeat mix, Unmei was a power ballad. Cherry Girl became the song for Koda Kumis debut drama Cherry Girl. Unmei was used as the theme for the movie Oh, Cherry Girl was composed by Kumi along with Curtis A. Richardson, Charlene Gilliam, Andreao Fanatic Heard and Sherrod Barnes. Cherry Girl was composed of scenes from Kumis film of the same name, Kumi had released a music video with a Charlies Angels theme prior to this for her song No Regret. Unmei carried a theme of love, telling the story of two separated by fate, hence the songs title. The imagery and feel of the video would later be the inspiration for other famous artists. The single garnered mixed reviews from North American fans. Cherry Girl received mixed reviews, with fans praising the vocals and overall tone. Japanese fans, however, gave the more positive reviews. They compared Cherry Girl to Koda Kumis earlier music, and that the music was very cool, others said how Unmei was a nice track to come after the bass-heavy Cherry Girl. All lyrics written by Kumi Koda
5. Promise/Star – Promise/Star is the first double a-side single by Japanese artist Koda Kumi. It was the single released before her first compilation album. It managed to chart at #4 on Oricon and stayed on the charts for fourteen weeks, promise/Star is Japanese R&B-turned-pop star Kumi Kodas eighteenth single. The single was Kumis first attempt at a double a-side, and was her single released before her first compilation album. It peaked at #4 on the Oricon charts and remained on the charts for fourteen weeks, the single consisted of the upbeat pop song Star and the emotional ballad Promise, along with their instrumentals. The CD+DVD edition was of limited release and contained unique cover art, Promise was used as the ending theme on the TV Asahi show Telechika, while Star was used as a promotional campaign for the Nintendo DS game Urusei Yatsura, Endless Summer. Despite being a double a-side, only a version of Star was placed on the DVD portion. A full version of the video was never released. Promise/Star was released in two editions, CD, contains four musical tracks, CD+DVD, contains four musical tracks, two music videos and one making video. Limited editions of the single contained specialized cover art for both the CD and CD+DVD editions, however, on the standard editions, both Promise and Star received their own cover art, whereas the booklets were reversible. Promise carried a sad theme of a women crying at an altar, missing her fiancé. Star was more optimistic, with Kumi in front of a starry background, upon the singles release, it received mixed reviews in North America and positive reviews in Japan. In North America, many fans enjoyed the ballad, Promise, however, those who enjoyed Star said it was very reminiscent of real Emotion, claiming that the two songs could be switched out for the opening theme of Final Fantasy X-2 and still work. In Japan, however, fans gave the positive reviews. Ranunculus praised Promise for its perfectly painful lyrics and said how they enjoyed Star for its addicting melody, haryuuga Kono also gave a positive review to Promise for Kumis vocal power and the ability to make you sad. They compared her vocals to those used in Kiseki and they also enjoyed Star for being a cute song. Other fans said how they enjoyed the upbeat tempo of Star and cute lyrics, while praising Promise for its meaning