Usually, fan covers aren't the type of thing we post on our Noteworthy News. But, in a Hiatus era, news is slow.
Recently, we were contacted by Paulo, the bassist from a Brazilian J-Music band called Animadness, telling us about their recently released rock covers of Hikki's "Simple & Clean" and "Hikari". We were blown away by these Rock versions of Hikki classics. Have a listen!:
Japanese owners of the NintendoDS game "Nintendogs" will be able to goto a participating retailer and download the dog data for "Shin-chan": The Nintendog that was raised by Utada Hikaru. "Once the download is made, you'll be able to select to have Shin-chan come over and play with your dog."
[1/19] Twenty-two years ago today, in Manhattan, New York... a star was born! Hikaru Utada was born on January 19th, 1983 and today we wish her a very happy birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIKKI!!!
The Japanese Nintendo DS website has updated their NDS Concept video with more footage of Utada playing more of the games offered on the NDS. ( http://www.touch-ds.jp click 'Whats DS' on the menu at the bottom of the flash site. 11/15)
If you didnt know, the Nintendo DS is now on sale in North America as of November 21st.
And also there is a new version of the Nintendo DS commercials that are playing on Japanese TV...
Utada attends the 2004 Teen People’s Artists of the Year Party at The Key Club in West Hollywood, California.
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[Nov 09-04, New York] Utada attends the premiere of "After the Sunset" (starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek & Woody Harrelson) at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC.
"It's a popcorn movie," 21 year-old Japanese pop star Utada reported joyfully. "It totally succeeded." ...
Recently there have been several articles featuring Utada.
10/01 - "Popular female singer Utada to make U.S. debut" - Kyodo News
9/30 - "Utada is Japan's stealth pop star debuting over here" - Baltimore Sun
October - "Rising Star: UTADA" - Teen People Magazine
Also here are some other articles where Hikki is just briefly mentioned: