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Kazusou Oda (小田 和奏 Oda Kazusō), better known as Coda, is a Japanese singer-songwriter, composer and sound producer. Born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan, Coda was originally the vocalist of a Japanese rock band No Regret LifeW before going under a pseudonym to perform "BLOODY STREAM", the 2nd opening for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation.

Biography

Early life

Kazusou Oda was born in Hiroshima, JapanW. Influenced from a young age by his father, a music teacher, Oda learned the basics of classical music and dabbled with various instruments such as the piano, trumpet, recorder, etc.[1]

No Regret Life

In January 2001, Oda formed the band No Regret Life with Ryuta Hashiguchi in Kagoshima PrefectureW, though the line-up wasn't finalized until the inclusion of Genta Matsumura later that year. The band went on to perform all over the country, eventually releasing their album “Tomorrow Is The Another Day” in November 2002. All the members of the band moved to Tokyo in 2004 in order to concentrate fully on their musical career.[2]

In February 2005, No Regret Life made their first major debut with their single "Melody" under the Sony Music Associated RecordsW label. 4 months later in June, they released their second single "Lost Word," which was used as the 9th ending theme of the NarutoW TV series.

In 2011, No Regret Life left Sony and established their own label under the name Spiral-Motion. At this point, Oda would begin assisting and managing other bands. The band would go on to release 5 full albums, 4 mini albums and 7 singles before their separation in 2013.

Coda

Oda made his solo debut under the name "Coda" with his single "BLOODY STREAM". The song, written by Saori Kodama and composed by Toshiyuki O'mori, was used as the second opening theme for the 2012 anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. In its first week of sales, "BLOODY STREAM" sold 21 thousand units, reaching the number 4 spot on the OriconW's Weekly Album Charts.[3][4][5]

Coda would later perform "JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~" under the group name "JO☆STARS" alongside Hiroaki "TOMMY" Tominaga and Jin Hashimoto.

The second album of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The anthology songs collection features songs sung by Coda such as "Goodbye Nostalgia", "IGGY WALK", and "Crazy my Beat".

On December 24, 2016, a collaborative version of "Great Days" was released and featured in the final episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable. They used the pseudonym JO☆UNITED and Coda was one of the singers among Hiroaki "TOMMY" Tominaga, JIN, THE DU, batta, Karen Aoki, and Daisuke Hasegawa.

His single, "FINDING THE TRUTH", is used as the ending theme of the Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan OVA. It's notable as CODA's first foray in English singing.

Coda's latest work is "Fighting Gold," the first opening of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind. The CD release will occur sometime November 2018. Like Finding The Truth and Great Days, it contains an English version of the song as well.

Discography

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Cover Album / Single Name Artist Use Release Date
1 Jojo OP2 BLOODY STREAM Coda Episodes 11-26 January 30, 2013
2 Jojo OP4 JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~
(ジョジョ その血の記憶~end of THE WORLD~)
JO☆STARS
TOMMY, Coda, JIN
SC Episodes 25-48 January 28, 2015
3 Anthology OST-2 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The anthology songs 2 Coda Image songs May 13, 2015
4 Jojo OP5 Crazy Noisy Bizarre Town THE DU
Composition: Kazuso Oda (Coda)
DU Episodes 2-13 April 27, 2016
5 JoJo OP7b Great Days UNITS ver. JO☆UNITED
(Hiroaki "TOMMY" Tominaga, Coda, Jin Hashimoto, Jun Shirota, Taisuke Wada, Jeity, Tatsu Hoshino, Karen Aoki, Daisuke Hasegawa)
DU Episode 39 December 24, 2016
6 FINDING THE TRUTH FINDING THE TRUTH Coda
Lyricist: Karen Aoki
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan (OVA) July 19, 2018
7 JoJo OP8 Fighting Gold Coda JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind November 14, 2018

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