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Saturday, March 30, 2013

[anibee] Ani-Music: Wada Kouji

Album Art for Ever. Image from OnlyAnime

Having contributed new songs to six out of seven Digimon series, including 5 openings, 2 endings and several insert songs, Wada Kouji is definitely one of the main contributors to the songs in the hit anime series Digimon!

Wada Kouji has a special place in my heart because his songs have accompanied a large part of my childhood, considering that I always woke up early on weekends just to catch Digimon and other series on Channel 8 every weekend morning XD

The first Digimon series. Image from FB

The hit song Butter-fly, a song full of hope and dreams, has even been specially covered by May'n and Hironobu Kageyama for Animelo Summer Live 2011, the largest ani-music concert in Japan. Being almost 12 years since the song was first released (the first Digimon series aired in 1999), it really shows how popular and memorable this song is!

Back cover for album Ever. Image from PMG

His main repertoire includes several high tempo, high energy songs, so you will definitely have a blast listening to them! Some notable ones include The Biggest Dreamer (opening song for Digimon Season 3: Digimon Tamers) and FIRE (opening song to Digimon Season 4: Digimon Frontier). Though immensely popular because of the Digimon series, he has largely faded out from the scene due to a tumour that has resurfaced back in 2011. However, he is resolved to return to singing once he has recovered. I wish for his speedy recovery and more performances from him :D

Find out more about him in the links below!

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Signing off,