So into You (Koda Kumi song)

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"So into You"
So Into You (Kumi Koda single).jpg
Single by Koda Kumi
from the album Affection
ReleasedMarch 13, 2002 (JP)
LabelRhythm Zone
RZCD-45055 (Japan, CD)
Songwriter(s)Koda Kumi (words: "So into You" & "Take Back")
Yasuhiro Abe (music: "So into You")
Natsumi Watanabe (words: "Color of Soul")
Miki Watanabe (music: "Color of Soul")
Kazuhito Kikuchi (music: "Take Back")
Koda Kumi singles chronology
"The Meaning of Peace"
"So into You"
"Love Across the Ocean"

"So into You" (stylized as So Into You) is the fourth solo single by Japanese singer Koda Kumi. It ranked #50 on the Oricon charts and only remained on the charts for two weeks.


"So Into You" is singer-songwriter Kumi Koda's fourth single and was of a limited release. It charted low on the Oricon Weekly charts, only coming it at #50 and staying on the charts for two weeks.[1]

The song was used as the themes to Rank Kingdom (ランク王国 / RANKU Oukoku) and Tokyo Club Gang.[2][3] The single's b-sides were remixes of two previous songs: Take Back and Color Of Soul.

So Into You's corresponding music video was released on her DVD 7 Spirits. The video carried an overall Japan theme, with a meaning of enjoying the time you spend with someone until you begin to fall in love.[4]

Similar to her previous single, Color Of Soul, So into You was not released in the United States, whereas the artist chose to focus only on the music market in Japan.[5] A "short version" of the music video was later released on the DVD to her 2007 compilation album, Best ~Bounce & Lovers~.[6]

Promotional advertisements[edit]

During its release, So Into You was used as the theme song to two network shows and the ending theme to a music channel.

These included Rank Kingdom (ランク王国 / RANKU Oukoku) and Japan Countdown (stylized in Japan and JAPAN COUNTDOWN).[7] It was also used as the ending theme to Tokyo Club Gang.

Music video[edit]

During the filming of her previous song, Color Of Soul, avex had told Kumi to lose weight or her next music video would be animated. Between filming, Kumi had managed to lose the weight and, in so doing, sported a crop top in the video - the first time she had shown her stomach since her debut.

The music video was very much inspired by Japan, with Kumi performing her dance number in front of pagodas, along with two back up dancers. These were not the same dancers used in Take Back and Trust Your Love. Throughout the video, many taboos are hinted towards, with people shown covered in black paint as their mouths are sealed off, symbolizing dark secrets.

Despite the darker tone in the video, the song itself had a positive theme of spending time with someone and falling in love with them over time.

Although the video was released during syndication, the music video would not be released for purchase until the 2003 DVD release of 7 Spirits.

Kumi would later release a short version of the video, which focused solely on the dance, on her third greatest hits album Best ~Bounce & Lovers~.

Track listing[edit]

1."So Into You"Koda KumiYasuhiro Abe4:34
2."Color Of Soul" (Dub's Guitar of Soul Remix)Natsumi WatanabeMiki Watabe7:47
3."Take Back" (Blackwatch Remix)Koda KumiKazuhito Kikuchi7:28
4."So Into You" (Instrumental)  4:33
Total length:23:42

Chart history[edit]

Debut position: 50 Peak position: 50

Alternate versions[edit]

So Into You
  1. So Into You: Found on the single and corresponding album affection (2002)
  2. So Into You [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2002)
  3. So Into You [Dub's Electro Mix]: Found on single love across the ocean (2002)
  4. So Into You [Sunset in Ibiza Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 3 (2011)


  1. ^ "So Into You / KODA KUMI / ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "So Into You KODA KUMI". Oricon. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "KODA KUMI So Into You". Suruga-YA. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Lyrics So Into You - Koda Kumi". JPop Asia. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Koda Kumi Page 1". Gaia Online. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  6. ^ "BEST ~BOUNCE & LOVERS~ (Limited Edition)(with DVD)". Amazon Japan. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "So into You / KODA KUMI / Oh Lovely Idol". Recochoku. Retrieved October 28, 2016.

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