Last Angel

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"Last Angel"
Single by Koda Kumi featuring Tohoshinki
from the album Kingdom
B-side Dear Family
Released November 7, 2007 (Japan)
Format CD single, Digital Download
Recorded 2007
Genre J-pop, R&B, synthpop, electronica, hip hop
Label Rhythm Zone
Koda Kumi chronology
Ai no Uta
(2007)
Last Angel
(2007)
Anytime
(2008)
Tohoshinki chronology
Shine/Ride On
(2007)
Last Angel
(2007)
Forever Love
(2007)

"Last Angel feat. Tohoshinki" (stylized as LAST ANGEL feat. 東方神起) is the 38th single by Japanese singer Kumi Koda and is a collaboration with South Korean boy band TVXQ/Tohoshinki, released on November 7, 2007 in Japan.[1] It charted at #3 on Oricon and stayed on the charts for twelve weeks.[2] The single was released in CD and CD+DVD.[3] Limited editions of the single contained a postcard with Koda Kumi and Tohoshinki. The title song was also the first collaboration attempt of Tohoshinki as a group.

LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki was used as the promotional song for the Japanese release of the Resident Evil: Extinction film.[4]

Tohoshinki (known as Dong Bang Shin Ki (동방신기) in South Korea and TVXQ worldwide) had their own version on their 2008 album T titled LAST ANGEL -TOHOSHINKI ver.-.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Source:[6]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki"   Koda Kumi • H.U.B. Negin • Ian-Paolo Lira • Hugo Lira • Thomas Gustafsson Negin • Ian-Paolo Lira • Hugo Lira • Thomas Gustafsson  
2. "Dear Family"   Koda Kumi Tomokazu "T.O.M" Matsuzawa Tomokazu "T.O.M" Matsuzawa  
3. "LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki" (Instrumental)   Negin • Ian-Paolo Lira • Hugo Lira • Thomas Gustafsson Negin • Ian-Paolo Lira • Hugo Lira • Thomas Gustafsson  
4. "Dear Family" (Instrumental)   Tomokazu "T.O.M" Matsukawa Tomokazy "T.O.M" Matsukawa  
Total length:
17:32
DVD
No. Title Director(s) Length
1. "LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki" (Music Video)    
2. "LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki" (Making Video)    

Charts[edit]

Release Chart Peak position First week sales Sales total Chart run
November 7, 2007 Oricon Daily Charts 2
Oricon Weekly Charts 3 57,310 91,620 12 Weeks
Oricon Monthly Charts 9
Oricon Yearly Charts 100

Alternate Versions[edit]

Between Koda Kumi and TVXQ, there are four renditions of LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki:

  1. LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki: Found on the single (2007) and corresponding album Kingdom (2008)
  2. LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2007)
  3. LAST ANGEL -TOHOSHINKI ver.-: Found on TVXQ album T (2008)
  4. LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki [neroDoll remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 2 (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ J!-ENT World Groove CD Single Review – Koda Kumi feat. Tohoshinki – "1263" | j-entonline.com
  2. ^ "KODA KUMI / LAST ANGEL feat. TOHOSHINKI / ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Last Angel feat. TVXQ". YesAsia. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "LAST ANGEL theme for Biohazard". Music PV. Retrieved January 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ "T (2CD+2DVD)(Japan Version)CD". YesAsia. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ Official Tracklist Retrieved 2012.09.07