Digimon Gathering Sells Exclusive Compilation Album for Late Singer Kouji Wada

posted on by Eric Stimson
Album compiles Digmon singer's theme songs for the franchise

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Digimon Song Best of Koji Wada, an album compiling the songs of Kouji Wada, will be available exclusively at Digimon Adventure Fes. 2016, a Digimon gathering planned for the Olympus Hall in Hachiōji, Tokyo on July 31.

While Wada also performed the opening theme to the anime version of Transformers: Robots in Disguise, he is closely associated with the Digimon franchise. He sang the opening theme to the original series, Digimon Adventure, and then opening, ending, and insert themes for the series' other incarnations: Digimon Adventure 02, Digimon Tamers, Digimon Frontier, Digimon Data Squad and Digimon Fusion. He also worked on several Digimon movies, including the first two installments of the Digimon Adventure tri. series. The album includes works from across Wada's career. Unfortunately, his career was cut short when he passed away due to pharyngeal cancer this past April.

In Wada's memory, the album cover features Angemon, a Digimon he is said to have liked.

The album sells for 1,852 yen (US$17.62, 2,000 yen with tax included). If customers purchase more than 2,000 yen ($19) worth of CDs, they can receive a B2 size poster (about 20'' × 28'', or 50 × 70 cm) of the album artwork until supplies run out.

Sources: Anime! Anime! and Digimon Adventure Fes. 2016 official website

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