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PostSubject: Kouji Kikkawa   Tue May 18, 2010 8:00 pm

Koji Kikkawa (吉川晃司, Kikkawa Kōji?, born August 18, 1965 in Hiroshima) is a Japanese musician.



Koji was supposed to represent Japan-in water-polo-in the coming Olympics but chose to be a singer. His music career began on February 1, 1984 with "Monica" (later remade in Cantonese sung by Leslie Cheung) and he won 8 music awards in the same year. After taking a short break in 1988, he came back as a lead singer in the band Complex with Tomoyasu Hotei (former guitarist of Boøwy) and "Be My Baby" was released. Complex remained as one of the most popular bands in Japan until 1990.

After "Complex", Koji released series of hit singles such as "Setsunasa O Korosenai", "Kiss Ni Utarete Nemuritai" and "Boy's Life". Koji completed a "20th Anniversary Tour" at Budokan on February 1, 2005.

His latest single is "One World," and is the theme for the 2006 motion picture Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love. More recently, he had teamed up with popular Japanese DJ TWINS to release a single "Juicy Jungle". Also, DJ TWINS had released an album with remixes of several of Koji's previous hits.

With this new sound-disco revisit, Koji redefined himself like he does year after year. Throughout all his career, it could be considered that Koji had outgrown from an idol to an artiste that explore the music boundary. He writes his own songs, produced and arranged his own albums and also played most of the instruments in it.

His albums are always different through experimenting and reinventing. It is considered without doubt that rock is his form of sound and genre. He is an icon in his own rights-be it in fashion or music. Until now, he is renowned for his live concerts-where he sounds better live-due to his dynamic showmanship & stamina.

He had just released a remix album of his old hits-titled-DISCO K2. In April 2007, a new single "BABY JANE" was released.

In 2009 he was casted for the latest movie of Toei's Kamen Rider series, "Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Double & Decade: Movie War 2010". He played the roll of Hidari Shotarou's former boss, Soukichi Narumi, who is also the father of Akiko Narumi. He was also casted as Kamen Rider Skull in the same movie.

His next single set for release is called "Nobody's Perfect" which is made to be the character theme of Kamen Rider Skull which will also be adapted to the Director's Cut release of the movie later this year. This single will be available on June 30, 2010.
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PostSubject: Re: Kouji Kikkawa   Tue May 18, 2010 8:12 pm

Here are 5 completed songs and the unreleased Nobody's perfect to W Eps.32.

COMPLEX / BE MY BABY


Innocent Sky


One World (Theme for the movie, "Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love")


Foolish Heart


TARZAN



Special - Nobody's Perfect (Character Theme of Kamen Rider Skull)
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