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Kumi Koda sizzles on cover of new CD

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"Koda-mama goes wild on her first CD in two years." That's how the Japanese entertainment media are describing the hot look of Kumi Koda, 30, on the cover of her first single in two years.

On the cover of "Summer Trip," Koda -- who had a baby less than a year ago -- appears in a seductive bikini, with blond hair and a shapely bronzed body. The photo shoot was done at Malibu in California.

Koda told reporters the themes for the photos on the CD are "heat," "freedom" and "energy."

"I chose my fashion and the ocean view because I wanted to express the idea of summer directly," Koda said, adding that she also accelerated her diet so as to emphasize her curves.

"Summer Trip" will be released on July 31.

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Hmmmmmmmmm, "can you feel this love, can you feel this love, can you feel this love, can you feel this love, can you feel this love" - How many times can you repeat the same line within 3 seconds? If that's Pop, I don't wan to meet Mum!

Namie's amazing, good vocalist, great performer, can sing and dance at the same time, and her music is better than Gaga. She's the only J-Pop star that has true international appeal, Hikaru Utada is too boring to be the big push J-Pop needs in the West if it's to make it.

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I'm more excited about Namie Amuro's new album out next month. She's J-Pop's true star.

Hmmmmmmmmm, "can you feel this love, can you feel this love, can you feel this love, can you feel this love, can you feel this love" - How many times can you repeat the same line within 3 seconds? If that's Pop, I don't wan to meet Mum!

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Why even bother with the CD? Her music is crapola: just sell her pics!

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pick pick pick...don't worry the bell will ring soon and you can all stop picking on her.

So high school.

bec

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I'm more excited about Namie Amuro's new album out next month. She's J-Pop's true star.

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"That is only because she has make up on"

Akuma has heard this said about other stars like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Aniston, and any other female star who is very attractive. Akuma has come to find that this is typically a statement made by, , , women who themselves. on't look very good with or without makeup. Akuma believes it might be a jealousy thing.

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@ Nessie - I agree, better than "Bump of Chicken" or "Funky Monkey Babies"

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That is a lot of bleach on a lot of hair. Hardly natural, but oh well. Just not my cup of tea.

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I am not a big Kumi fan. Nor do I find her pretty.

I don't understand what the article meant when they used the word "shapely". Was it tongue in cheek??

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Thank you photoshop!

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I love Kumi chan!! She is so HOT! Photo shop?? Who cares! I have WORKED with her! She is short, but built just right in all of the RIGHT places!!

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kumibo: "Mine gets bigger"

Har!

The Interstat: "She doesn't have a 'smokin' body'"

Yes she does.

Knox: "she looks slutty"

She does not.

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I wish many mamas would try to stay sexy after a child. So many my friends start wear apron all day. Why? Mama is not equal old lady! Kumi-chan looks so nice I think.

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Damn, she looks slutty.

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would like to do a shoot with her in Hawaii.. yummmy

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I agree with those who say black hair would have been better.

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Kumi Koda sizzles on cover of new CD

meh, too much photoshop.

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Gaussian Blur. That would be a good band name.

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Wow - gradiating suntan - dark at the bottom (sorry, lower half of legs) and light at the top (face). Clever!

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The photo shoot was done at Malibu in California.

That doesn't matter, Kumi was not present at the shooting place. They used nothing from her. Body, hair, face are totally different from the person seen on stage and at events. Even the figure doesn't seem to belong to the back scene.

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would have been more tantalizing if she has long straight black/very dark brown hair............

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She doesn't have a 'smokin' body'. She has the same straight-up/straight-down body all the skinny girls have here. The image has been processed heavily. Even a mid-level user of Photoshop could do something like this.

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WORKS FOR ME!!!

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Much as I dislike her personality and a lot of the stuff she spouts out, she does indeed have a smokin' body.

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Photoshopped extensively;

-Jawline has been cut in, with the neck under it shaded dark to give definition

-Huge amounts of colour correction; gaussian blur applied to skin to smear all blemishes, etc.

-Extensive reshaping of every curve; roundness of butt, underside of breast, arch of back (which is not done that well).

Etc.

Not a bad bit of Photoshopping, I suppose, but even with all that technology, the underlying fact is she is not that pretty in the first place; the jug ears, and triangular face is a standard of beauty from Japan which is no longer valid now that things have internationalised.

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Would look better with black hair

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Amazing how even if we click on the picture it doesn't get any bigger, it just goes to the center.

Mine gets bigger

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Looks like some heavy photoshop job.

Look wise she's a "meh" at best.

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I'd give her a dollar.

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Probably took a barrel of oil to make all the petroleum products she is wearing haha

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"bronzed body"

She got a nice sunburn.

Amazing how even if we click on the picture it doesn't get any bigger, it just goes to the center.

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she has a nice body

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Whether or not one likes her music and personality she is damn hot looking for someone who just had a kid. Wow!

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crackers, bed......no problem

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Well, I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating natto . . . . and I hate natto. Don't much care for her music either, but I will admit she looks pretty #### hot on that cover. Amazing body given that she somewhat almost recently gave birth.

google search a picture of her without makeup and you will definitely think twice.

Same goes for a lot of celebrities. Try looking up AKB48 without makeup.

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The way she looks she'll qualify for next years old age pension.

As long as she stands and delivers...

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The way she looks she'll qualify for next years old age pension.

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I'm feeling very positive this morning.

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There you go young mamas, follow her examples.

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Never really got the fuss with Kumi Koda.

Until this morning.

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Not really a fan of her music, but she sure is attractive.

That is only because she has make up on; google search a picture of her without makeup and you will definitely think twice.

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Not really a fan of her music, but she sure is attractive.

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I'd like to personally thank the JT staff for this picture and the very appropriate headline.

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