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  •  Raito
      Raito
Re: Alone on Utadanet
Addicted to Hikki
Joined: 2009/4/12
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Posts: 63
I believe Don't Think Twice will be released only when KH3 comes out in January. It isn't included in Hatsukoi. Probably it'll be part of a future English album (it might be her next release, since she's rumored to perform in Taiwan next year according to Taiwan media and her name order change to Hikaru Utada instead of Utada Hikaru like in her previous releases).
Posted on: 2018/6/15 17:05
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  •  JimJam
      JimJam
Re: Alone on Utadanet
Hikki Obsessed
Joined: 2009/7/28
A/S/L 25 / M / UK
Posts: 225
I’m still here!
To be honest, I get most of my info on the Facebook group page.

That being said, I’ve given the available songs from ‘Hatsukoi’ a proper listen and I’ve fallen in love again. ‘Fantôme’ kinda had me on the fence about whether I liked Utada’s new style, but these new songs have definitely made me love her music again. I feel Utada is “back” this time around. There’s nuances in this new batch of songs that remind me of past efforts, and it has me excited.

Perhaps I was overtly sceptical of ‘Fantôme’ from the songs I did hear, and I need to listen to them again, but something always did seem “off” about it. Again, perhaps I’m being too harsh.

Also, “Chikai” is being released with the album on June 27th, does anyone know if “Don’t Think Twice” will follow with it? Or will we have to wait for that?
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Posted on: 2018/6/14 13:03
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  •  hoffa55
      hoffa55
Re: Alone on Utadanet
UtadaNet Regular
Joined: 2005/10/24
A/S/L 36/M/CA
Posts: 36
I've just logged in from many years absent. I remember there not being a lot of news, and everyone kinda stopped posting. A lot has changed in my life since way back when, but I still love me some Utada!
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Posted on: 2018/6/12 21:42
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Re: Alone on Utadanet
Administrator
Joined: 2004/3/2
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Posts: 1458
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GIGAcorrupt wrote:

Our Administrator Q; has always been a busy person and I believe that to be the case even now. Q, if you're reading. I wish you the best.


Thank you!
Would love to join the FB group too! :P


Hopefully things will feel more fresh, as I have replaced the news with a twitter feed.
Posted on: 2018/4/27 3:10
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Re: Alone on Utadanet
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Joined: 2004/3/2
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Posts: 1458
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Momocatluv wrote:

I wonder if the webmaster/moderators of Utada Net is busy...
I understand if they’re busy but they should log in to check from time to time.

Yup .. im still lurking around - but yeah life is busy. Especially as we're older now. And most my time when I log on goes to deal with spam.

Its just way too time consuming to write any news, so I have to rely on the community to post about the news.

I'm dedicated to keep this site up and running. I know others have let their web hosting accounts lapse and things disappear. But I can say that I will keep this up and running for a long while yet! But keeping it up to date is a whole other effort that I cannot devote enough energy to and need the community to step up and post.
Posted on: 2018/4/27 3:08
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  •  joeri
      joeri
Re: Alone on Utadanet
Hikki Fanatic
Joined: 2008/12/7
A/S/L 22/male/ leeuwarden- holland
Posts: 174
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GIGAcorrupt wrote:
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Momocatluv wrote:
@Giga Hello Giga nice to meet you and thank you for following my Twitter:)
Hope you enjoy what I post there haha
And yeah I understand, it is really hard to keep a fan site active while your busy in life.
Same thing happened to me also, I used to have a favorite singer when I was younger but it kinda died down as I grew older. Still listen to his songs from time to time though^^


Yeah, definitely. Life is always tough and the older you get the harder it becomes trying to keep all your likes. Not to mention maturity can also bring about different tastes. But yeah....somehow still around here in one way or another XD

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joeri wrote:
well hello there fellow old member


Wow. Joeri Nii-chan. You're still around too


Well, not as much "around" as i just was curious if the site was still online or not lol.
Posted on: 2018/4/22 22:37
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  •  GIGAcorrupt
      GIGAcorrupt
Re: Alone on Utadanet
Insane Hikki Fan
Joined: 2008/3/1
A/S/L Potato. Genderless. Underground
Posts: 1193
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Momocatluv wrote:
@Giga Hello Giga nice to meet you and thank you for following my Twitter:)
Hope you enjoy what I post there haha
And yeah I understand, it is really hard to keep a fan site active while your busy in life.
Same thing happened to me also, I used to have a favorite singer when I was younger but it kinda died down as I grew older. Still listen to his songs from time to time though^^


Yeah, definitely. Life is always tough and the older you get the harder it becomes trying to keep all your likes. Not to mention maturity can also bring about different tastes. But yeah....somehow still around here in one way or another XD

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joeri wrote:
well hello there fellow old member


Wow. Joeri Nii-chan. You're still around too
Posted on: 2018/3/28 22:42
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  •  Raito
      Raito
Re: Alone on Utadanet
Addicted to Hikki
Joined: 2009/4/12
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Posts: 63
Utada's fanbase is almost dead, they only appear when she releases a new single or album and disappear very fast.

I think it has to do with Hikki doing almost none promotion for new material. She did tons of promotion for Fantome in TV, but none of the singles released after had TV promotions. And I believe that most of Hikki's fanbase nowadays don't listen to J-pop or Asian music, after her hiatus most of them migrated back to western music, differently of other Jpop fanbases that moved into Kpop.

I believe now that her music is avaiable for streaming many fans might be back, since Hikki's trying to make her music as accessible as she can.
Posted on: 2018/2/1 7:46
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  •  joeri
      joeri
Re: Alone on Utadanet
Hikki Fanatic
Joined: 2008/12/7
A/S/L 22/male/ leeuwarden- holland
Posts: 174
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GIGAcorrupt wrote:
Uhh...hello there relatively new guys. I am Giga. Nice to meet you.

For me, many things have changed since originally joining to my eventual departure. I guess one of the biggest factors as to why I left was her hiatus. I remember watching Wildlife concert and that was one of the happiest moments in the fandom, because it was being streamed live and a bunch of our members were watching it together from whatever part of the world. It was a very intimate moment as we were all connected and heart broken at the same time (going to the In the Flesh" tour in Las Vegas was another highlight for me).

After her departure from music I needed something to fill me and that's how I discovered Korean music. I found a new fandom, but eventually I became fed up with the Korean music scene and I left that as well.

Over the years I slowly but surely listened to Hikaru less and less. All of her discography sits on my PC, which is rarely used. All of the CD's/DVD's/Singles sit in my closet along with the movies I once collected. I still support her and keep buying her stuff, but the flame of excitement I once upon a time felt is no longer burning passionately.

I do ghost around the website a handful of times through the year, mainly to remember the past and see the almost non-existent activity. Everyone that was once here is busy with life. We're not in our teens and early 20's anymore, a lot of our members keep in contact with one another through FB and it's lovely seeing how they've grown or have started families of their own.

Our Administrator Q; has always been a busy person and I believe that to be the case even now. Q, if you're reading. I wish you the best.

I can't say I'm necessarily looking forward to the new album this time around; as I haven't really bothered looking for the details or anything of the sort, but it will eventually make it's way into my hands once it's out. Hopefully that'll reignite my flame.

It does make me extremely happy knowing there's newer members wishing for this place to thrive with activity once more. I would like the same thing to happen, to see people enjoying themselves in the first place that became my internet home forever ago.

To all of you; many thanks and take care. See you around!!!

BTW Momo, I followed you on Twitter


well hello there fellow old member
Posted on: 2018/1/30 16:53
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Re: Alone on Utadanet
UtadaNet Regular
Joined: 2017/4/29
A/S/L Female/United States
Posts: 25
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Appleandcinnamon wrote:
I believe I heard mention of the release date from an @hikkistaff tweet on Twitter.


Hikki Staff did announce an new album on April 25th but it’s not Hikki haha
It’s an debut album by Obukuro Nariaki which Hikki is going to produce!
Posted on: 2018/1/25 22:15
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