24 January 1974
Fukuchiyama, Kyoto, Japan
3 April 2016 (aged 42)
Kōji Wada (和田 光司 Wada Kōji) (January 29, 1974 - April 3,2016) was a Japanese singer, best known for his work in the Digimon series. He was born in Kyoto.
Wada sang the Opening Themes for the four seasons of Digimon, as well as the first Evolution Theme for Digimon Frontier, "With the Will". He Also performed the two Ending Themes of Frontier, "Innocent ~Mujaki na Mama de~" (イノセント～無邪気なままで～)and "an Endless Tale" (with ＡｉＭ). He starred in various other Digimon songs, such as "Bokura no Digital World" (the "memorial" theme for the Adventure series), "Yuuki o Uketsugu Kodomotachi e" (a song starring all the singers in Digimon, including ＡｉＭ, Ayumi Miyazaki, Michihiko Ohta, etc.) and several Christmas songs.
In 2003, Wada released his first original album, "All of My Mind", which included some songs from Digimon Adventure, Adventure 02 and Tamers and the Opening Theme for Transformers: Car Robots. He also collaborated in Ohta Michihiko's self-cover album "Mirai e no Message ~Ohta Michihiko Self-Cover~", featuring in two tracks - a cover version of "Hontou no Tsuyosa" (本当の強さ)(Ken & Wormmon's Theme) and in "3 Primary Colors" (the Tamers' theme), along with ＡｉＭ. Most recently, he has released an album called "The Best Selection ~Welcome Back!~". It contains several of his earlier works as well as two new songs, titled "Pierce" and "Kimi no Keshiki."
Kouji Wada returned to the Digimon franchise to song the second opening theme for the fifth series, Digimon Savers. The song is entitled Hirari (Nimbly; Lightly)
In July 2007, Wada Kouji will make his first show in Brazil, doing a solo presentation and singing along others invited Japanese singers on the "Anime Friends". This happens one year after Ayumi Miyazaki visits Brazil in another convention "ExpoAnime Brasil".
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