Feel (Kumi Koda song)

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Single by Kumi Koda
from the album Best: Second Session
Released January 11, 2006 (JP)
Format CD
Recorded 2005
Genre J-pop, soul
Label Rhythm Zone
RZCD-45306 (Japan, CD)
SM Entertainment
SMJTCD-094 (Korea, CD)
Writer(s) Koda Kumi, Hitoshi Shimono
Kumi Koda singles chronology

"Feel" (stylized as feel) is a smooth R&B song by Japanese singer and songwriter Kumi Koda. For the song, she worked closely with composer Hitoshi Shimono, who had composed the instrumental.[1] The single is Kumi's sixth single in her 12 Singles Collection and charted at #1 on Oricon with 39,110 copies sold within the first week.[2][3] As with some of the other singles released in the collection, feel was limited to 50,000 copies.


feel is Japanese singer-songwriter Kumi Koda's sixth single in her 12 Singles Collection. As with the other singles in the collection, feel was limited to 50,000 copies and sold 39,110 copies within the first week. Despite it being limited, it became her second single to reach #1 on the Oricon charts - her first being you, which was also released for the collection.

For the song, Kumi worked again with musical composer Hitoshi Shimono. She had worked with him prior for her 2004 song 24, which was released on Kumi's first DVD single, girls ~selfish~.[4] This made it her second song to have a chorus completely in English.[5]

The music video for the single tied into the four others in the storyline: Candy feat. Mr. Blistah, you, Lies and Someday/Boys♥Girls.

The love interest in the music video was played by Shugo Oshinari.[6] Shugo Oshinari is best known for his portrayals of Teru Mikami in the Death Note TV series and Takuma Aoi in Battle Royale II: Requiem.

Music Video[edit]

The music video for the song became the fourth in the story-line driven videos; the firsts being Candy feat. Mr. Blistah, you and Lies. This was the final video before the conclusion in her final single in the collection, Someday/Boys♥Girls.

As with both you and Lies, the video opens with three men talking about the heartbreak they had experienced in their lives and the women they were with. Each man had a passion that they followed and found a lover who shared in their interests.

The love interest in feel... is played by Japanese actor Shugo Oshinari, whose passion is music. He becomes enthralled with an R&B lounge singer, played by Kumi, and the two begin a romance. After a breakup, he continues to frequent the lounge, reminiscing on the times Kumi was on the stage.


As with the other 11 singles in this collection, this single cover represents a stylized version of a traditional dress from a culture; this time it draws its inspiration from Spain and the costume of matadors.

Track listing[edit]


No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "feel" Koda Kumi • Hitoshi Shimono Hitoshi Shimono Hitoshi Shimono  
2. "feel" (Instrumental)   Hitoshi Shimono Hitoshi Shimono  


  • Initial week estimate: 39,110
  • Total estimate: 48,116


  1. ^ "Hitoshi Shimono Discography". Discogs. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ "feel/KODA KUMI/ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Weekly CD Single Rankings 2006.01.23". Oricon. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Koda Kumi - 24 (lyrics)". JPopAsia. Retrieved January 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Hitoshi Shimono Discography". Discogs. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Koda Kumi and the secret of "someday"! The secret of the three men!?". UF LiveFreak. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ "feel - Koda Kumi OFFICIAL". Oricon. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  1. Avex Network (2005), Kumi Koda Official Web Site
  2. Oricon Style (2006), Oricon Style Online