Japonesque (album)

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Studio album by Koda Kumi
Released 25 January 2012
Recorded 2011 (Japan)
Genre Pop, R&B, J-pop, dance-pop, rock
Label Rhythm Zone
Producer Koda Kumi
Koda Kumi chronology
Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 3
Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 4
Singles from Japonesque
  1. "4 Times"
    Released: August 17, 2011
  2. "Ai wo Tomenaide"
    Released: September 21, 2011
  3. "Love Me Back"
    Released: November 29, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone Japan 3/5 stars[1]

Japonesque is the tenth studio album by Koda Kumi. The album was released on January 25, 2012.[2]

The album comes in four different versions, each displaying a different cover and containing different content: CD only, CD+DVD, CD+2DVD and CD+goods.[3] Similar to her 2008 album Kingdom, each song has a corresponding music video, with the exception of the introduction and the interlude.


The four editions of the album are:

  • CD only includes only a CD with 19 songs[4]
  • CD + DVD includes CD with 19 songs and DVD with 17 music videos[5]
  • CD + 2 DVD includes CD with 19 songs, DVD-1 with 17 music videos, DVD-2 with 9 spots for her previous albums, plus her Live Best Performance Top 20 video. The regular press of this edition comes enclosed in a double jewel case while the first press is in a digipak case[6]
  • CD + Goods includes CD with 19 songs, file folder, B2-size 32-page photobook and a 2012 diary[7]

All four editions come with a lyrics booklet


Official Tracklist[8]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Introduction: Japonesques"   Maria Marcus Marcus Marcus 1:28
2. "So Nice" (feat. Mr. Blistah) Koda Kumi Bardur Haberg, Andrew Lane, Kasey Monroe Haberg 2:44
3. "Boom Boom Boys"   Kumi, Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins, Caterina Torres Kumi, Gad, Robbins, Torres Gad 3:28
4. "V.I.P." (feat. T-Pain) Kumi, Gad, Jessica Cornish, T-Pain Kumi, Gad, Cornish, T-Pain Gad 3:24
5. "Slow" (feat. Omarion) Kumi  Tommy Clint   3:50
6. "Brave"   Kumi Hitoshi Harukawa Daisuke Kahara, Shinjiroh Inoue,
Udai Shika (Strings Arrangement)
7. "Everyday"   Kumi, Hiro Hiro   4:03
8. "In the Air"   Kumi Fast Lane, Erik Lidbom Lidbom 4:09
9. "You Are Not Alone" (Acoustic Version) Kumi Takuya Harada   4:41
10. "Interlude: Japonesque"     Martin Svensson   1:17
11. "Escalate"   Kumi, Akira Akira   3:13
12. "Love Me Back"   Kumi Matthew Tishler, Liz Rodrigues Tishler 2:57
13. "No Man's Land"   Kumi, Mr.Blistah, Pete Kirtley, Jorge Mhondera, Samiya Berrabah Mr.Blistah, Mhondera, Kirtley, Berrabah   4:27
14. "Ai wo Tomenaide" (愛を止めないで; Don't Stop the Love) Kumi Naohisa Taniguchi Taniguchi,
Hitoshi Munakata (Strings Arrangement)
15. "Ko-So-Ko-So"   Kumi Allan P Grigg, Kenichi Takemoto Kumi, Grigg, Takemoto   3:19
16. "Lay Down"   Kumi, Tishler, Adam Royce, Kat Lucas Tishler, Royce, Lucas A Beatard, Tishler 3:42
17. "Love Technique"   Kumi Seogy, Genie Genie 3:04
18. "Poppin' Love Cocktail" (feat. Teeda) Kumi, Teeda Back-On Back-On & Jin 5:07
19. "All for You"   Kumi Hi-Yunk Hi-Yunk 5:23


Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)[edit]

Release Chart Peak position Debut sales Sales total Chart run
January 25, 2012 Oricon Daily Charts 1 40,768 151,343 16 weeks
Weekly Chart 1 93,835
Monthly Chart 3 118,648
Yearly Chart (2012) 37 151,343


  1. ^ Rolling Stone Japan Edition review
  2. ^ "iTunes - ミュージック - 倖田來未「JAPONESQUE」". iTunes Store Japan, Apple Inc. Retrieved 03/02/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "KODA KUMI 10th Album 「JAPONESQUE」". Koda Kumi's official site. Retrieved 03/02/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Japonesque Kumi Koda (CD Only)". CDJapan.co.jp. Retrieved 03/02/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "Japonesque Kumi Koda (CD+DVD)". CDJapan.co.jp. Retrieved 03/02/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Japonesque Kumi Koda (CD+2DVD)". CDJapan.co.jp. Retrieved 03/02/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "Japonesque Kumi Koda (CD+Goods)". CDJapan.co.jp. Retrieved 03/02/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ Official Tracklist Retrieved 2012.09.03