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Akiko Yoshida is a Japanese folk/world/new age singer-songwriter, who performs under the stage name Kokia (stylised as KOKIA, an anagram of Akiko), and sings with a wide radius of musical influences.

She is best known for her songs "Arigatō..." (Thank You?) (which reached #1 in Hong Kong when it was covered by Sammi Cheng) and "The Power of Smile." She is also recognised for her numerous contributions to anime/game…

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  • omg I totally missed the new album!!
  • lieblingsmensch <3
  • Her current picture still remained the best picture ever, despite of it being small and round now.
  • No one wished you a happy birthday?! O.O I'm so sorry I'm late! Happy belated Birthday, KOKIA! I hope you had a nice day! ^^ <3
  • I Found You is the best album of hers I've heard in a while. There's a sense of maturity that I love about it, along with an unwavering optimism that doesn't come off as insincere or saccharine-sweet. Even some of the more simple ballads and love songs that appear are wrapped in ethereal beauty, not to mention some of the more folk-tinged pieces that can work well with early 70s western folk/folk rock. Simply put, it's made me fall in love with KOKIA all over again, and I've been a fan of hers for 8 years.
  • Jazzy songs from Kokia anyone?
  • Btw, if you don't know it yet, your source for latest KOKIA's news: http://www.kokiafans.com/ And a place to chat and share your thoughts: http://happiikokia.freeforums.org/index.php We also have twitter accounts!
  • It has the deep voice I was missing in her albums... There's variety, and different voice layers all along the album, I think that's its most distinct attribute... Two voices, I found YOU, YOU were found by ME, these two parts of the love equation are constantly present in the songs thanks to those different voice layerse, reminder the llistener that this is a story of more than one (◡‿◡✿)
  • ✿I Found You✿ is her best album since "Balance"! ★★★LOVE LOVE LOVE★★★ the tracks Recover, Solace, Ogyaa to umarete (#5), I found the love & Muryoku to shitta hi(#11)!!!! Thanks to http://www.kokiafans.com/fulldiscography#_=_ for her invaluable help with the romaji titles of KOKIA's songs! (^▽^)
  • Is this album any different than the last two? Because those two (although not bad) lacked variation.

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