Kokia discography

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Kokia discography
Kokiainconcert.jpg
Studio albums 14
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 5
Video albums 11
Music videos 17
EPs 4
Singles 35
Tribute albums 1

The discography of Japanese singer Kokia consists of fourteen studio albums, five compilations albums, four extended plays and 35 singles. Kokia has also released several music videos, mostly centred on her Mother Land management era with Victor Entertainment. Kokia has contributed to many soundtracks, mostly for games and anime. She has written several songs for other artists, most notably "Inori", a song sung by Mobile Suit Gundam 00 voice actor Ayahi Takagaki in the role of her character Feldt Grace.[1]

Three of Kokia's albums and have sold over 10,000 copies, with her most successful album, 2003's Remember Me, selling 45,000 copies in Japan.[2] Five of Kokia's singles have sold over 10,000 copies, with one of them, "The Power of Smile/Remember the Kiss," being certified gold by the RIAJ.[2][3] Her 1999 single "Arigatō..." was a long-selling song digitally, and was certified gold in 2014.[4]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[2][A]
JPN
[5][2]
TWN East Asian
[6]
Songbird
Trip Trip
Remember Me
  • Released: November 12, 2003
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
15 45,000
Uta ga Chikara (歌がチカラ?, "Songs Are Strength")
  • Released: July 21, 2004
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
23 20,000
Aigakikoeru: Listen for the Love
  • Released: November 29, 2006
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
67 6 6,000
The Voice
  • Released: February 20, 2008
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
42 8,000
Fairy Dance: Kokia Meets Ireland
  • Released: February 20, 2008
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
67 4,000
Christmas Gift
  • Released: October 22, 2008
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
56 3,000
Kokia Infinity Akiko: Balance
  • Released: March 18, 2009
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
51 5,000
Akiko Infinity Kokia: Balance
  • Released: March 18, 2009
  • Label: Anco&co
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Real World
  • Released: March 31, 2010
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
44 4,000
Moment
  • Released: May 18, 2011
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
21 4,000
Where to Go My Love?
  • Released: March 20, 2013
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
38 3,000
I Found You
  • Released: March 18, 2015
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
36 3,000
"—" denotes items which were not released or did not chart in that region.

Cover album[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[2]
JPN
[5]
Musique a la Carte
  • Released: September 15, 2010
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
45 3,000

Live album[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[2]
JPN
[5]
Color of Life
  • Released: February 12, 2014
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
64 1,000

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions Sales (JPN)[2]
JPN
[5][2]
TWN East Asian
[6]
Pearl: The Best Collection
  • Released: February 1, 2006
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
19 12 19,000
Kokia Complete Collection 1998–1999
  • Pony Canyon era song collection
  • Released: September 17, 2008
  • Label: Pony Canyon
  • Formats: CD, digital download
254 600
Coquillage: The Best Collection II
  • Released: December 2, 2009
  • Label: Pony Canyon
  • Formats: CD, digital download
73 3,000
Pieces
  • Anime/game tie-up collection
  • Released: August 24, 2011
  • Label: Lantis
  • Formats: CD, digital download
62 2,000
Kokoro Bakari (心ばかり?, "Just from the Heart")
  • B-side collection
  • Released: March 7, 2013
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
47 3,000

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details
A Piece of Christmas
  • Released: December 2003
  • Formats: CD
Birthday Present
  • Released: July 24, 2006
  • Formats: CD
Love Tears
  • Released: December 3, 2008
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: digital download
Music Gift
  • Released: December 9, 2008
  • Label: Ancoro
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales (JPN)[2] Certifications Album
Oricon Singles Charts
[5]
"Aishiteiru Kara" (愛しているから?, "Because I Love You") 1998 99 2,000 Songbird
"Ai no Field" (愛の輪郭(フィールド), Ai no Fīrudo?, "Field of Love") Brain Powerd Original Soundtrack 1
"Tears in Love" Non-album single
"Arigatō..." (ありがとう...?, "Thank You") 1999
  • RIAJ (download): Gold[4]
Songbird
"Tomoni" ("Together") 2001 Trip Trip
"Say Hi!!"
"Tenshi" (天使?, "Angel")
"Ningen tte Sonna Mono ne" (人間ってそんなものね?, "People Are Just Like That") 2002
"Kawaranai Koto (Since 1976)" (かわらないこと?, "Unchanging Thing") 2003 47 26,000 Remember Me
"The Power of Smile" 15 32,000
  • RIAJ (physical): Gold[3]
"Remember the Kiss"
"So Much Love for You" 2004 40 7,000 Uta ga Chikara
"Yume ga Chikara" (夢がチカラ?, "Dreams Are Strength") 30 8,000
"Dandelion" 2005 84 4,000 Pearl: The Best Collection
"Time to Say Goodbye" 54 3,000
"Ai no Melody" (愛のメロディー?, "Melody of Love") 2006 30 13,000
"Chōwa Oto (With Reflection)" (調和?, "Harmony, Sound")
"Arigatō... (The Pearl Edition)" 2007 139 2,000
"Watashi ni Dekiru Koto" (私にできること?, "What I Can Do") 8,000[7] The Voice
"Follow the Nightingale" 33 12,000
"Tatta Hitotsu no Omoi" (たった1つの想い?, "Just One Mind") 2008 38 10,000 Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino Vocal Album
"Karma" 2009 45 4,000 Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Original Soundtrack Vol. 1
"Kimi o Sagashite" (君をさがして?, "Searching for You") Real World
"Last Love Song"
"Transparent" 105 900 Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Original Soundtrack Vol. 2
"Single Mother" Real World
"Christmas no Hibiki" (クリスマスの響き?, "Echo of Christmas")
"Kodoku na Ikimono" (孤独な生きもの?, "Lonely Things") 2010
"Ano Hi no Watashi ni" (あの日の私に?, "To Me on That Day")
"Fate" 85 1,000 Broken Blade Bangai-hen Drama CD
"Road to Glory (Long Journey)" 92 3,000 Real World
"Sakura no Ki no Shita" (桜の樹の下?, "Under the Cherry Tree") 2011 72 1,000 Non-album singles
"Hikari no Hō e" (光の方へ?, "To the Light")
"Fate" 85 1,000 Broken Blade Bangai-hen Drama CD
"Sekai o Tsutsumu Ribbon in Our Heart" (世界を包む?, "Ribbon in Our Heart, Wrapping the World") Kokoro Bakari
"New Day, New Life" 2012 29 4,000 Non-album singles
"Hikari o Atsumete" (光をあつめて?, "Collecting the Light") 45 2,000
"Memorial Days" 66 1,000
"Yume Oibito" (夢追人?, "Dream Chaser") 156 400
"Battle of Destiny" 2013 33 3,000
"Kioku no Hikari" (記憶の光?, "Light of Memory") 47 2,000
"—" denotes items which were released before the creation of the Billboard Japan Hot 100, items that did not chart or items that were ineligible to chart because no physical edition was released.

Video albums[edit]

List of media, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak positions
JPN DVD
[5]
Jewel: The Best Video Collection
  • Released: July 24, 2006
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: DVD
100
Live in Paris 2007 Les couleurs de Paris
  • Released: May 5, 2007
  • Label: Anco&co
  • Formats: DVD
The Voice: 10th Anniversary Concert
  • Released: May 5, 2008
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: DVD
48
Kokia World Tour 2009 Infinity
  • Released: July 22, 2009
  • Label: Anco&co
  • Formats: DVD
Wherever I Am: World Tour 2009 in Europe
  • Released: September 23, 2009
  • Label: Victor
  • Formats: DVD
86
Oto no Tabi Bito Kokia Concert Tour 2010
  • Released: August 1, 2010
  • Label: Anco&co
  • Formats: DVD
Moment no Moment (momentのmoment?)
  • Released: May 18, 2011
  • Label: Anco&co
  • Formats: DVD
The 5th Season Concert
  • Released: September 14, 2011
  • Label: Anco&co
  • Formats: DVD
Music Like a Prayer
  • Released: March 7, 2012
  • Label: Anco&co
  • Formats: DVD
History
  • Released: August 31, 2012
  • Label: Anco&co
  • Formats: DVD
Color of Life
  • Released: September 10, 2013
  • Label: Anco&co
  • Formats: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Unlike many popular musicians, Kokia does not have very many music videos.[8] She has three main eras of music videos: her initial Pony Canyon era clips (1998), videos filmed when under Gai Records management (2000–2002) and videos filmed while working with Mother Land management (2003–2006). Since switching to her self-managed label Anco&co, Kokia has only filmed one music video, "The Woman," while in the Tunisian Safari.[8][9]

Kokia's Pony Canyon videos were featured in the DVD on Kokia Complete Collection 1998–1999.[10] Her Mother Land videos were compiled together and released as Jewel: The Best Video Collection in 2006.[11] Her Gai Records videos have not been released to DVD.

Year Title Director(s)
1998 "Aishiteiru Kara"
"Tears in Love"
2000 "Goes on Forever" (ЯKS feat. Kokia)
"Melody" (ЯKS feat. Kokia)
2001 "Tomoni"
"Say Hi!!" Smith (スミス?)[12]
"Tenshi"
2002 "Ningen tte Sonna Mono ne"
2003 "Kawaranai Koto (Since 1976)" Jun Hara (原淳?)[13]
"The Power of Smile" Shin'ichi Kudō (工藤伸一?)[14]
"Remember the Kiss (Duet "Kokia & Piano")" Tsuyoshi Inoue (井上強?)[15]
2004 "So Much Love for You" Shin'ichi Kudō[16]
"Yume ga Chikara" Jun Hara[17]
2005 "Dandelion" Tetsuma Maki (牧鉄馬?)[18]
"Time to Say Goodbye" Kōta Nakamaru (中丸航太?)[19]
2006 "Ai no Melody" Takatoshi Tsuchiya (土屋隆俊?)[20]
2010 "The Woman" Iori Iwamoto[21]

Other appearances[edit]

Kokia has appeared on many compilation albums, either with songs performed by her (often also written by her) or as a background vocalist.

Release Artist Title Notes Album
1998 Kokia "For Little Tail" Game Tail Concerto theme song Road to Glory ~long journey~ single
1999 Kokia "Nesia no Tabibito: Umi to Kaze to Hito no Uta" (ネシアの旅人~海と風と人の唄?, "'Nesian Travellers: A Song of Sea, Sky and People") TV show Nesia no Tabibito theme song Nesia no Tabibito Original Soundtrack
2000 Kokia "Sayonara wa Iwanaide" (さよならは言わないで?, "Don't Say Goodbye") Anime Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon insert song Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon Original Soundtrack II
Kokia & Yoko Ueno "Currents" Game Suikoden II image song Suikoden II Ongakushū Orrizonte
ЯKS feat. Kokia "Goes on Forever" Released as single, Oricon #70[5] Kanata Made
"Kaze" (, Wind?) "Goes on Forever" B-side
"Melody" Released as single, Oricon #75[5]
"Jiyū na Hito" (自由な人?, "Free Person") "Melody" B-side.
"Gekitsū" (激痛?, "Sharp Pain")
Hideki Saijo "Toki no Kizahashi" (時のきざはし?, "Stairs of Time") Background vocals. Released as single, Oricon #46[5] Planets: 30th Anniversary 12 Songs
2002 Vita Nova "Rom no Aoi Hibiki" (ロムの青い響き?, "The Blue Echo of Rom") Background vocals Shiawase
2003 Fake? "Care" Background vocals Tomorrow Today
2004 Kokia "Desperado" Eagles cover, later featured on Pearl: The Best Collection Hotel Venus Original Soundtrack
Kokia "Bom Bom!! Drive de Kimeyō" (Bom bom!! ドライブで決めよう?, "Boom Boom!! Let's Go for a Drive") Produced for Toyota Isis promotion, promo only Tokyo Toyota Original CD Smile & Heart
2005 Roppongi Dansei Gasshō-dan Club with Kokia "Peace Road" (ピース・ロード, Pīsu Rōdo?)
Yuri Hiranuma feat. Kokia "Daiji na no wa Tsuyoku Omou Koto" (大事なのは強く想うこと?, "Important Things Are Ones You Think About a Lot") Mada Mienu Eiga no Tame no Ongaku
2007 Kokia "Ai: Wazuka na Omoide" (藍~僅かな思い出?, "Indigo: Small Thoughts") Anime Red Garden insert songs. Red Garden Original Soundtrack
"Katsu: Mabara na Hikari" (褐~まばらな光?, "Brown: Sparse Light")
"Kurenai: Negai" (紅~願い?, "Crimson: Wish")
"Shiro: Watashitachi no Hibiki" (白~私達の響き?, "White: Our Echo")
"Sumire: Hi to Tomo ni" (菫~陽と共に?, "Violet: Together with the Sun")
2008 Kokia "Anata to Deatte" (あなたと出逢って?, "Meeting You by Chance") Book Girl inspired song Bungaku Shōjo to Yumeutsutsu no Melody
2009 Kokia "Demon's Souls" Game Demon's Souls opening theme song Demon's Souls Soundtrack
"Return to Slumber" Game Demon's Souls ending theme song
2010 Kokia "Exec_Rebirthia=Protocol/." Game Ar tonelico III insert songs. Sakiya=Rumei Ar tonelico III Hymmnos Concert Side Ao
"Exec_Cosmoflips/."
"Hikari no Naka ni" (光の中に?, "In the Light")
Kokia "Kotonoha" (言の葉?, "Words") OVA Book Girl Memoire I ending theme song Kotonoha (extended play)
2013 Paul Ruskay feat. Kokia "Strike Suit Zero Main Theme." Game Strike Suit Zero theme song Strike Suit Zero Original Soundtrack
"Ancient A.I" Game Strike Suit Zero background music
"Procession of the Lanterns"
"Dr. Abram's Discovery"
"Earth's Fate"
"Unity with the Core"
"Credits" Game Strike Suit Zero ending theme song

Songwriting credits[edit]

Throughout her career, Kokia has occasionally written musical pieces for other artists, either lyrics, musical composition or both.

Release Artist Title Notes Album
2000 Saori Yuki, Sachiko Yasuda "Hatsukoi" (初恋?, "First Love") Wrote lyrics Uta Uta Uta Vol. 5: Ashita no Omoide
2005 Hiroshi Ashino "Larme" (ラルム, Rarumu?, Fr: "Tears") Wrote music La Brise de la Côte d'Azur
2006 Yuki Otake "Tokai no Hitsuji" (都会の羊?, "City Sheep") Wrote lyrics/music Nemuru Kujaku
2009 Ayahi Takagaki comes across Feldt Grace "Inori" (祈り†?, "Prayer") Wrote music/lyrics, Oricon #53[5] Inori/Justice (single)
"Justice"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sales provided by Oricon database and are rounded to the nearest thousand copies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[CD] 機動戦士ガンダム00 Voice Actor Single: 祈り†/Justice / 高垣彩陽 come across フェルト・グレイス". Neowing. Retrieved March 16, 2010. 
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  3. ^ a b "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2003年10月" [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (October 2003)] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. November 10, 2003. Retrieved March 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "レコード協会調べ 1月度有料音楽配信認定" [Record Association Investigation: January Digital Music Download Certifications] (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. February 28, 2014. Archived from the original on March 5, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "KOKIAの作品" [Kokia Products]. Oricon. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "G-Music J-Pop Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. 2006 week 5, 2007 week 25. Archived from the original on May 8, 2011. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "KOKIA、ブッシュ大統領夫妻から感謝の手紙". Barks (in Japanese). December 11, 2008. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "KOKIA 楽曲一覧". Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved May 28, 2010. 
  9. ^ "3/31リリースのアルバム『REAL WORLD』より、PVが大阪で街頭O.A.!" (in Japanese). Kokia Web. Retrieved March 20, 2010. 
  10. ^ "ポニーキャニオン - KOKIA complete collection 1998-1999:KOKIA" (in Japanese). Pony Canyon. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  11. ^ "KOKIA|jewel ~The Best Video Collection~|@Victor Entertainment" (in Japanese). Victor Entertainment. Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  12. ^ "KOKIA 楽曲名 Say Hi!!". Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  13. ^ "KOKIA 楽曲名 かわらないこと~since1976~". Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  14. ^ "KOKIA 楽曲名 The Power of Smile". Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  15. ^ "KOKIA 楽曲名 Remember the Kiss". Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  16. ^ "KOKIA 楽曲名 so much love for you". Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  17. ^ "KOKIA 楽曲名 夢がチカラ". Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  18. ^ "KOKIA 楽曲名 Dandelion". Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  19. ^ "KOKIA 楽曲名 time to say goodbye". Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  20. ^ "KOKIA 楽曲名 愛のメロディー". Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  21. ^ "KOKIA 楽曲名 The woman". Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved April 15, 2010.