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Koda Kumi at a-nation online 2020

28/09/2020 2020-09-28 14:00:00 JaME Author: Amai.382, Mirta Arizola

Koda Kumi at a-nation online 2020

With catchy songs and a cheerful disposition, Koda Kumi conquered the Blue Stage of the a-nation online festival.


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Few artists can take over a stage with the strength and confidence Koda Kumi exudes, and that was certainly the case during her performance as part of a-nation online 2020. This year, the music festival did not take place with the audience attending as usual, it became a paid live streaming show instead. This no-audience scenery can be difficult to manage, but Koda Kumi showed off her experience as a performer, managing to connect with the online audience. She read out live messages and made every fan feel as if they were right there with her, sharing in the moment.

Her performance began with DO ME. Koda stood center stage, surrounded by dancers. You could feel the contained energy rising up, an omen that something unstoppable was about to happen and your only option was to just flow with it. She performed alongside the dancers as one. Next was D.D.D.. Red and blue lights danced over the stage, her voice reached new heights and halfway into the song, the overall feeling changed. It felt like a party reaching its breaking point, and this vibe was reflected in the choreography.

During the first MC, Koda introduced herself to the online audience and asked everyone to clap, greeting all the fans worldwide especially those in Taiwan, Korea and China, whom she greeted in their own languages. She mentioned that although her first a-nation was in 2001, this was the first one to be streamed online. She went on to read the messages passing by on the screens, having fun although she admitted she was really looking forward to meeting her fans in person again.

The MC closed with an introduction to 1000 no kotoba. The song, which belongs to the "Final Fantasy" video games, brought a calmer atmosphere to the stage. Koda's face lit up with emotion while her voice navigated the song's different pitches and tones, inviting all of the spectators to feel the song's message with her. After a brief silence, CHANCES ALL followed, changing the mood 1000 no kotoba set and renewing the strength and energy in the room, as if telling the fans that there was still much more in store.

Lucky Star was next, with its catchy and cheerful electronic rhythm. With her dancers back on the light-filled stage, the song put a smile on everyone’s faces. The happy feeling reflected love to the audience during the chorus as everyone on stage shaped their hands into hearts.

Then, with LOADED, Koda invited everyone watching to sing along with her by getting close to the camera and pointing her microphone towards it so she could amplify their voices. Faster, raunchier choreography raised the heat for the last song LIT. There was nothing else fans could do besides let go and enjoy all the emotions being transmitted by this final song, sealed with a kiss to the camera by Koda Kumi.

Although her set only lasted thirty minutes, thanks to her stage dominance and emotive sensuality, Koda Kumi made her performance feel like a complete show in spite of the no-audience circumstances. Fans can only hope to see more online shows from her soon.

Set List

01. DO ME
02. D.D.D
03. TABOO
MC
04. 1000 no kotoba
05. CHANCES ALL
06. Lucky Star
07. LOADED
08. LIT
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