Tag: 12 Singles of Christmas

  • single review: Koda Kumi “Someday / Boys♥Girls”

    single review: Koda Kumi “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 promoted […]

  • single review: Koda Kumi “WIND”

    single review: Koda Kumi “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. […]

  • single review: Koda Kumi “KAMEN feat. Ishii Tatuya”

    single review: Koda Kumi “KAMEN feat. Ishii Tatuya”

    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 is […]

  • single review: Koda Kumi “Ima Sugu Hoshii”

    single review: Koda Kumi “Ima Sugu Hoshii”

    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 you […]

  • single review: Koda Kumi “No Regret”

    single review: Koda Kumi “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 has […]

  • single review: Koda Kumi “Candy feat. Mr.Blistah”

    single review: Koda Kumi “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 then […]

  • single review: Koda Kumi “feel”

    single review: Koda Kumi “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. […]

  • single review: Koda Kumi “Lies”

    single review: Koda Kumi “Lies”

    Following ‘Shake It Up’ is the dark and purple tones of ‘Lies’, the fifth single of the 12 Singles of Christmas series released by Koda Kumi in 2005 (in case this is the first you’re hearing about this, of which I ask, have you been living under a rock?). It is also here that she […]

  • single review: Koda Kumi “Shake It Up”

    single review: Koda Kumi “Shake It Up”

    We keep going! The fourth single of the twelve in Koda Kumi’s 12 Singles of Christmas series is a worldly entry, tackling on the influences of Brazil for its ‘world countries and garments’ cover art concept, as well as going for a sound that is familiar but is bound to shake up your hearing senses. […]