Author Topic: RIP Kouji Wada (Read 4458 times)

Offline Raito

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RIP Kouji Wada
« on: April 08, 2016, 11:11:07 pm »
Kouji Wada, who sang the adored theme song 'Butter-Fly' in Digimon, has passed away on April 3rd at the age of 42.
He died unexpectedly from complications related to pharyngeal cancer.

Wada was known for his theme songs in the Digimon anime franchise.
He had just recently remastered his theme songs for Digimon Adventure tri.
His last single, "Seven~tri. Version~" was released only five days prior to his death.

As tribute all Digimon torrents will be on freeleech for a week.

Rest in peace, Kouji Wada.
Kitto toberu sa, on my love ~

Offline Eaglelord17

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Re: RIP Kouji Wada
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 11:34:12 pm »
A real shame, I truly loved his music and all the time and effort he put into helping the Digimon series.

He will definitely be missed.

Offline Shohei-kun

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Re: RIP Kouji Wada
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 03:14:51 am »
For some reason the really artistic people die younger. That's a shame. My wishes go out to his family.
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Re: RIP Kouji Wada
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 11:11:41 am »
42 is far too young, a sad moment in life.
RIP mr Wada.

Offline squalio

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Re: RIP Kouji Wada
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2016, 02:22:28 pm »
R.I.P. Kouji Wada, and my condolence to the family.

"Life is like a battlefield, once you fight for something precious to you, you never quit for it."

Offline CommieChe

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Re: RIP Kouji Wada
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 03:23:43 am »
Rest in peace Kouji, I hope the ones closest to him are managing. We've had so many creatives die this year, it truly is sad for people who bring joy to others to die, especially so early in their lives.

Offline Hyoukami

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Re: RIP Kouji Wada
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2016, 06:54:51 am »
The gate that connect me and the wonderful world of anime. I still remember that night when butterfly fatefully aired inside my car. At the age of 10, that was my very first awakening in full consciousness that draw me toward Anime, Japanese music, and Japan in general.
RIP Kouji Wada. Your voice, your works, and your presence will always be remembered by all digimon fans.

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Re: RIP Kouji Wada
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2016, 09:43:24 pm »
Ukareta chou ni natte ichizu na kaze ni notte
Doko mademo kimi ni ai ni yukou

Mugendai no yume no ato no nanimo nai yo no naka ja
Sou sa itoshii omoi mo makesou ni naru kedo
Stay shigachi na imeeji darake no tayorinai tsubasa demo
Kitto toberu sa, OH YEAH! ♫


Wada Kōji will forever be immortalized through his songs for DigiGenerations to come. :rip:

« Last Edit: April 11, 2016, 04:23:38 pm by jiop »

Offline Raito

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Re: RIP Kouji Wada
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 03:36:13 pm »
Wada Kōji will forever be immortalized through his songs for DigiGenerations to come. :rip:
Well said.
In Finland Butter-Fly was highly adored by people of my age class, even people who don't watch anime and have seen Digimon in their youth remember that legendary song. :punk:

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Re: RIP Kouji Wada
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2016, 05:51:17 pm »
I grew up watching the rare Singaporean/Malaysian english dubbed version on Cartoon Network Asia, which had all the Japanese OST intact. I used to jump at the sound of Butter-fly, drop everything and have my face glued to the TV screen. Ah, to be a kid again...
« Last Edit: May 31, 2016, 08:53:30 pm by jiop »

Offline Kasaix

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Re: RIP Kouji Wada
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2016, 05:01:17 am »
I was hoping the news of his death was greatly exaggerated. He was such a talented guy, and the anime world is a bit darker with him gone.