倖田來未 | 4 hot wave

Let’s travel back to 2006… I was literally graduating junior high school. Can you believe it’s been 15 years since then?! I’m old. Old enough to know when Koda Kumi hit the peak of her career, a time of fashion choices that were deemed cool and sexy (that I can safely say are now questionable,Continue reading “倖田來未 | 4 hot wave”

倖田來未 | real Emotion / 1000の言葉

K, U, M, I in position… it’s showtime, girls! For a big chunk of indeterminate time, I’ll be reviewing some old Koda Kumi stuff, as if I haven’t already reviewed a huge chunk of her stuff! Joking aside, I have revisited Final Fantasy X-2 recently, mostly because I’ve been on a huge gaming kick, andContinue reading “倖田來未 | real Emotion / 1000の言葉”

倖田來未 | Someday / Boys♥Girls

We finally made it boys and girls! I thought we would never make it, or that we would make it here someday… but no, we are finally at the end of the single series! Capping off the 12 Singles of Christmas is the series’ only double A-side single, ‘Someday / Boys♥Girls’, though Someday was promotedContinue reading “倖田來未 | Someday / Boys♥Girls”

倖田來未 | WIND

We are nearly done! Having gone through ten singles already, we now land at the eleventh single of the series (and if you haven’t already read the previous ten reviews, what are you doing?!). Titled ‘WIND’, this single takes Kuu into a more conventional J-pop territory, and her concept art goes for an Italian feel.Continue reading “倖田來未 | WIND”

倖田來未 | KAMEN feat. 石井竜也

We are nearly done with the series; we’re now at number ten, and this time, Koda Kumi enlists the help of Japanese crooner Ishii Tatuya, who some anime fans may be familiar with via Gundam SEED. However, this track has no anime tie-in… instead, we’ve got the makings of a love song! Contrasting this isContinue reading “倖田來未 | KAMEN feat. 石井竜也”

倖田來未 | 今すぐ欲しい

I’m going to go against the grain here and say upfront already: this is my favorite of the twelve. Nine singles in, and I’m already revealing it in the introduction? Why, touki, why?! Because I’m going to gush in this review. That’s all I’m going to do. There really is no surprise here (if youContinue reading “倖田來未 | 今すぐ欲しい”

倖田來未 | No Regret

At number eight is Kuu’s next foray into anime! Tying itself in with the anime, Ueki no Housoku (or otherwise known as The Law of Ueki), as an opening, Kuu takes this project into another unique direction. Here, the concept art is that of Persia, wearing a Persian garment with fierceness. Musically, the song hasContinue reading “倖田來未 | No Regret”

倖田來未 | Candy feat. Mr.Blistah

Are you ready to be taken to the Middle East? Number seven in the 12 Singles of Christmas series is ‘Candy feat. Mr.Blistah’, the second collaboration for the series overall. Here, Koda Kumi, ero-kakkoii songstress and legend, takes us on a magical carpet ride to Africa with the cover art for the single, and thenContinue reading “倖田來未 | Candy feat. Mr.Blistah”

倖田來未 | feel

We’re six out of twelve! Halfway there! Next up on the list is ‘feel’. Continuing with R&B for genres as we go through the list, ‘feel’ is what Kanye West and Jamie Foxx would call a ‘slow jam’. Complimenting this is the cover art concept, taking us to Spain with her garments and color scheme.Continue reading “倖田來未 | feel”