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Kumi Koda to sing theme song for 'Second Virgin'

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Singer Kumi Koda will sing the theme song for the upcoming film "Second Virgin." The film is an adaptation of a series by the same name that ran on NHK last year (for which she also sang the theme song). The film and series both touch on the issue of adultery.

In a statement released by her music label, Koda said, “It's never too late to love,” explaining the mood of the film, which stars Kyoka Suzuki, Hiroyuki Hasegawa and Kyoko Fukada. “You don't need a reason to love someone. This film really showed me that.”

The film focuses on Suzuki's character, a renowned producer, and her love affair with an Internet stock broker 17 years her junior.

Koda, who recorded the theme song, “Ai wo Yamenaide” specifically for the film, reportedly left 100 demos on the cutting room floor as she tried to find the perfect sound to represent the film's story. She settled on a love ballad. “I wanted a song that captures the sadness of a forbidden love,” she said.

The single will be released on Sept 21 and the movie opens on Sept 23.

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Wow, that film is a dead-cert hit with the underground Warp Films lot, for sure. Paddy Considine eat your heart out.

The pose with her clutching her partied-out liver really sums it up, right?

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releadsed ?

The pose with her clutching her partied-out liver really sums it up, right?

You went to a different medical school than me. ;)

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Sassy photo of Kumi.

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Sorry but I'll keep Okinawan beauty 安室 奈美恵, Amuro Namie over Koda Kumi any day.... =)

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he film focuses on Suzuki’s character, a renowned producer, and her love affair with an Internet stock broker 17 years her junior.

i do not believe a mature woman could be attracted sincerely and completely to somebody 17 years younger than her. The age gap is too big to allow spiritual fulfillment for the woman, this relationship would be emotionally lacking, and if she seeks only physical satisfaction, she is too greedy, selfish and evil to use the boy. The bottom line is she should release him so that he can find true happiness with somebody closer to his age. i do not understand boys attracted to much older women (do they truly exist, those really attracted to the woman and not to her social position and finances), maybe they lack the mother figure in their lives and do not understand that real love is something different. Such relationships cannot last because the woman cannot trust the man loves her sincerely for herself and the man cannot provide what the woman needs because he is immature.

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I like that Kumi Koda acts as a real woman, not as a kawaii pre teen girl like most Japanese female entertainers.

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"Second Virgin"? Who was the first. Does she get to walk down the 'virgin road' behind someone else?

Another crappy name thought up for another likely sub-par drama. Speaking of sub-par, glad to see Kumi's still leaping at anything for success.

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another likely sub-par drama. Speaking of sub-par, glad to see Kumi's still leaping at anything for success.

I completely agree, The drama is so unrealistic. No men and woman with 17 age difference (the woman being older) will fall for each other. Not everything uncoventional is good, it is soooo abhorring.

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This drama is really very rare. Usually it is an old man running after younger women using his money. A kid running after an older woman is like an incest: mother and son, so gross.

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^I am enjoying your blissful ignorance of The Graduate, as well as an entire sub-genre of adult entertainment involving young men and more mature women.

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I am enjoying your blissful ignorance of The Graduate, as well as an entire sub-genre of adult entertainment involving young men and more mature women.

and you approve of it, even if it is not based on real love between equals?

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So... for some of you, the age difference is to large to overcome? Do you have the same belief that race is to large an issue to overcome? That same sex couples are not truely happy? There is an article on this site from Aug. 3 that talks of the 68 year old Cha Kato getting married to a 23 year old. Are they really not happy? Age, so long as it does not go younger than the statutory age, is one of the least troublesome obstacles to overcome nowdays. There are countless stories of large age differences between couples with no marital strife. Are they all "happily ever after" endings? Far from it, but there are enough of them to lead me to belive it is not as big a problem as some of you belive.

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No talent hack

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I completely agree, The drama is so unrealistic. No men and woman with 17 age difference (the woman being older) will fall for each other.

Not true. It does happen. I know 2 men who have happily married woman over 15 years older than themselves and stayed married for many years. It's not for everyone, but it does happen.

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Not true. It does happen. I know 2 men who have happily married woman over 15 years older than themselves and stayed married for many years. It's not for everyone, but it does happen.

I think that the boy that falls for an older woman has some confidence issues or problems with girls his own age. I watched a tv show about a man who married a 12 years older woman and they ended in divorce because he was having affairs with younger women. I do not believe in such relationships.

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LoveNot: I wouldn't go that far. I no for a fact that younger men do fall for older women. It's not the norm, but hence the drama. It'll still suck, but there are instances of young men loving older women. Look at Demi Moore and her beau.

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LoveNot: The fact that you don't approve makes it all the more appealing to the rest of us normal people.

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