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Legendary Digimon Series Singer Passes Away

Another sad news has taken over the anime industry as legendary Digimon series theme singer, Kouji Wada, passes away last Sunday, April 3, at the age of 42 due to cancer in his upper pharynx.

Kouji Wada was famous for his song on various Digimon series. His major debut came in 1999 when he performed the opening theme for the 1st Digimon series, Digimon Adventures, entitled Butter-Fly which became a fan favorite (even Gekidan loved this song so much). He has since performed songs for the following Digimon series that came after Digimon Adventures and he even performed the opening theme for Transformers Car Robots (Ronots in disguise). His latest work was a remake of Butter-Fly for the 6-part Digimon movie, Digimon Adventure Tri.

His agency, Solid Vox, will held a farewell event for his fans that will be later held in Tokyo. Information about the event can be read here.

We at JEFusion extends our deepest condolence to the family of Kouji Wada. We will miss your great voice and we thank you for the memories Sir Kouji.

Source: Anime News Network

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12 Responses
  1. Martin Says:

    The fact that he managed to still sing the theme song for Digimon Adventure Tri despite having that cancer was very impressive.

  2. Ono Says:

    This is a truly shocking and sad news. Especially because I've been listening to his Digimon Tri songs remakes since Morning.

    Japan had lost another great artist whose iconic works will always be remembered. My condolences to the family he left behind. May his soul rest in peace, just like a Butterfly.

  3. Anonymous Says:


  4. This is very heartbreaking for Digimon fans everywhere including me. May he rest in peace and be remembered for all eternity.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    What a tragic loss. I only just discovered him through means of the Digimon Frontier OST not more about 9 months ago. My condolences to his family, and may he rest in peace Innocently forever.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Sadly I don't know who he is. The song Butter-fly that I heard was done by Masakii Endoh of Jam Project.

    But without him the other version I remember wouldn't be possible. So I wish to give my respects to him and his family. May he rest in peace.

  7. Really liked Car Robots Theme, He will be missed

  8. Not another legend...! Noooo!!!

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Nooooo...not another lagend. thanks you for the mesmerizing memories that u give to all of us. dont forget guys, D3 15th will be shipped on June. i PO 2 of them alredy. cant wait to play

  10. *insert Butterfly 10-hour loop here

    Rip Kouji-san. He's back to the Digital World at last :')

  11. Anonymous Says:

    This year has taken many great people away from us. I may have not known much about him, but his music was influential for me and my friend. There were times where we were in our darkest moments but the amazing songs he sung gave us happiness. I hope his family does well and I hope he knows wherever he is he will be missed

  12. We will meet you again, Kouji-san in the Digital World with Tai and the others. - Buy Video Games for Consoles and PC - From Japan, Korea and other Regions
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