LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki

LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki was Koda Kumi’s 38th single. It was released on November 7, 2007 and reached number 3 on the charts with 57,000+ copies sold. It has managed to sell over 86,000+ copies. Last Angel was a collaboration between Koda Kumi and Korean boy band Tohoshinki. It was the fourth single in her Kingdom Era.


1. LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki
2. Dear Family
3. LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki (Instrumental)
4. Dear Family (Instrumental)

We begin this single with LAST ANGEL, which is one of the hottest collaborations in years. It was used as the theme song for Japan’s release of Resident Evil: Extinction. The song has some distinct hip-hop qualities but hardly any raping, and has a very catchy chorus. And this song also uses quite a bit of English, which is a nice addition. And when I could understand the English, it was fantastic. However, it seems that Tohoshinki just mirror Kumi’s vocals until they have to sing, or do the rap. The song also sounds a little dark, but that’s a good thing. It’s a change for Kumi but I can tolerate this one. If it wasn’t obvious, this is my favorite song on the single.

Dear Family can be called a love ballad, but not nearly as strong to be in the class of Ai no Uta, Yume no Uta etc. In my opinion it’s just a filler, but than again I liked LAST ANGEL a lot better. Still not bad at all. But not my favorite of her B-Sides.

3 Responses to “LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki”
  1. tikitok says:

    Well, I’m almost 2 years late, but I’m glad you liked LAST ANGEL; alot of people don’t, though I don’t know why – it’s a GOOD song! XD

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  1. […] LAST ANGEL feat. Tohoshinki this was the 3rd single to be released. This is also the only song where Kumi has a featured artist. I personally loved this song and I thought that it would reflect the mood/feel of the album. The distinct dark side of it makes it even better, and the lyrics are so good, especially with the English. What a great addition to this album. Here is the review of LAST ANGEL. […]

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