Posted by a_kikoo on 2010/11/21 13:29:34 (2110 reads)

Hikki's "嵐の女神" (Arashi no Megami) will be the campaign song for Morinaga's "1 Choco for 1 Smile"!

This campaign is to support the children who live in the areas where the cacao is produced. Morinaga will be donating 1 yen per 1 box of chocolates purchased during the Valentine?s season (January 1, 2011 through February 14, 2011). Also, 1 yen will be donated per download of Hikki's "嵐の女神" between November 24, 2010 to February 14, 2011. The commercials featuring "嵐の女神" will begin in early December!

A 45 second clip is now available for "嵐の女神" and "Can't Wait 'Til Christmas".

Hikki's "WILD LIFE" will be airing in HD on SKYPerfecTV on January 22, 2011 from 7:00! And in February, the original edition of "WILD LIFE" will air on the music channel SPACE SHOWER TV!

SPACE SHOWER TV ? スカパー! is giving away 500 pairs of tickets to Hikki's "WILD LIFE" on December 8 & 9! This contest may be entered only by Japanese mobile phone from November 22 - November 30.

For more information: http://www.skyperfectv.co.jp/special/utada/ and http://www.spaceshowertv.com/utada/

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Posted by Q on 2010/11/20 23:27:00 (1602 reads)

Announced on Hikki's Website:
10/30 (Sat) ROCKIN'ON JAPAN
11 / 9 (Tue) PATiPATi
11/11 (Thur) (first issue) YOU MUSIC
11/13 (Sat) WHAT'S IN?
11/13 (Sat) CD & DL Data
11/15 (Mon) Gekkan Songs
11/15 (Mon) MUSICA
11/16 (Tue) PopSister
11/16 (Tue) Tokyo Walker
11/17 (Wed) Happie nuts
11/18 (Thur) Pia
11/20 (Sat) non-no
11/22 (Mon) Tokyo Calendar
11/24 (Wed) smart
11/24 (Wed) GekkanZaterebijon
11/26 (Fri) Ori★Suta
12 / 1 (Wed) mini
12 / 1 (Wed) Pen
12 / 7 (Tues) EDGE STYLE
Other announced soon


Posted by a_kikoo on 2010/11/16 14:42:39 (1212 reads)

Big news today!

"Show Me Love (Not A Dream)" will be the theme song of the movie "Ashita no Joe" to be released on February 11, 2011. According to EMI Japan, Recochoku Chaku-Uta and Chaku-Uta full downloads will begins today, November 17 5AM Japan time. Other downloads will begin on the 24th.

A 45 second preview is available for "Show Me Love (Not a Dream)".


Updated on Hikki's website : there will be a live viewing available for Utada Hikaru's upcoming concert, "Wild Life" in theaters all over Japan! This show will broadcast at 64 locations on 69 screens, for about 20,000 people in Japan who aren't able to attend the actual concert. This live viewing will only be for the 8th, starting from 7PM. Tickets are 3000 yen and will be available for purchase from November 21, 12:00.

For more information: http://www.amuse.co.jp/liveviewing/


Posted by Q on 2010/11/8 12:23:12 (1442 reads)

The amazing "Goodbye Happiness" music video is out now! Check it out here on the official Utada Hikaru youtube channel! Its an cute and amazing video that one can only assume is an homage to all her fans who do 'Utube' videos.

So you might have noticed that there is now an Official Youtube channel for Hikki! It has already been preloaded with all past PVs and some live performances too!

Also, a new mobile website has been set up for "Goodbye Happiness", www.utada-gbh.com


Futher, just announced on her Twitter, Hikki says she has "signed a worldwide deal with EMI" and that this will give her "more freedom between languages, and more support overseas". This means she will be breaking ties with Island DefJam/Universal for the work she has done under the name UTADA. However, she says, "I still am taking a break from 2011. I don't know how much I'll carry on after I come back, can't promise a lot, but I will return"
According to this press release from EMI, she will go forth using the name 'Hikaru Utada'.

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Posted by Q on 2010/11/5 23:36:00 (1108 reads)

Hikki has recorded a special video message for the 50th anniversary of EMI Music Japan. Check it out here: http://50th.emimusic.jp/ (click the '50th Anniversary Message' section)

Also, according to this page on SpaceShowerTV, the upcoming video for "Goodbye Happiness" is ... directed by Hikki!?!
Can't wait to see what our favorite artist has in store for us!

[UPDATE]: Looks like the SpaceShowerTV page was updated again and Hikki's name was removed from the Director field (which is now blank).
[UPDATE2]: Looks like Hikki is back as the director ...


Posted by Q on 2010/11/2 2:06:00 (1656 reads)

Announced today on Hikki's Website, there will be a new music video for Hikki's new song "Goodbye Happiness". Further, there will be a DVD for the video and it will now be included free as a part of the Preorder Bonus for anyone who preorders the "SINGLES COLLECTION VOL.2" album before November 14th! (Preorders in-store and online are included)

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Posted by Q on 2010/10/28 19:44:00 (1189 reads)

Previews of Hikki's new song "Goodbye Happiness" that will be on her upcoming album "SINGLES COLLECTION VOL.2", have been released/announced on Twitter by Hikki and her staff. Have a listen here (wma)!

Also, Hikki's Website has been updated with dates for upcoming radio play and mobile downloads of the song! Radio airplay for "Goodbye Happiness" will begin November 1st, 2010 and mobile downloads will begin November 3rd, 2010!


Posted by soulhunter14 on 2010/10/27 0:23:29 (1057 reads)

Good day UtadaNet members,

As you can see, we've already announced this on the "Utada General Discussion" section.

For formality, and to those who are lurkers of the site, we're going to have a Twitter Brigade that will start on November 1 up to November 24, the release date of UHSCV2.

The Twitter Brigade will serve as our countdown for the release. To those who are interested, below is the instructions:

On your every Utada-related tweet, include #utadahikaru and #utadanet at the end. Or either one will do. (I've stated previously #utada first. But since it's her Japanese album, we should use #utadahikaru because #utada is for her English work). Now to those lurkers, you may not include #utadanet if you want.

There is no limit on how often you'll include #utadahikaru and #utadanet. Do it as much as you want.

The goal of this brigade is to make #utadahikaru a trending topic on twitter on or before the release date.

I'm hoping for a wide cooperation from all of you. Let's give it our best shot for this project.

Much love,
Soulhunter14


Posted by Q on 2010/10/24 19:59:23 (1376 reads)

Hikki's Website's news section has been updated with announcements of upcoming Utada Hikaru television programs and upcoming live radio appearances!

Quote:

[2010/10/25] TV Channel Features for Music Video Clips Decided!
■ VMC ■

"VMC SPECIAL / Utada Hikaru"
11/21 (Sun) 19:00-21:00 (TV Edition)
Repeat Broadcast: 11/27 (Sat) 21:00 - And again in December

■ MUSIC ON! TV ■
"Artist File Utada Hikaru"
11/22 (Mon) 19:00 to 20:00 (first broadcast)
* repeat broadcast is scheduled for December.

■ SPACE SHOWER TV ■
"COMPLETE VIDEOS - Utada Hikaru 98/10-"
11/27 (Sat) 20:00 to 22:30 (first broadcast)
* repeat broadcast is scheduled for December.

■ MTV ■
"MTV A CLASS: Utada Hikaru"
11/27 (Sat) 20:00 - 21:00 (first broadcast)
Repeat Broadcast: 11/28 (Sun) 14:00, 12/03 (Fri) 17:00, 12/04 (Sat) 18:00


Quote:
[2010/10/25] FM Radio Guest Appearances Decided!

◆J-WAVE
「McDonald's TOKIO HOT 100」
Nov. 21st(Sun)13:00~16:54
◆BayFM
「ON8」
Nov. 24th (Wed) 20:00~21:25
◆Nack5
「J-POP MAGAZINE」
Dec. 4th(Sat)& 11th(Sat) 12:00~12:50
More to be announced soon


◆ZIP-FM
「BANG!BANG!ZIP!」
Nov. 24th (Wed) 14:00~17:00
◆FM愛知
「ParadiseBeat」
Nov. 25th (Thu)13:00~16:00


To be announced soon


Posted by Q on 2010/10/20 1:26:12 (1239 reads)

Hikki's Website was updated with full details on the 2-day Yokohama Arena concerts that were announced earlier.

-The concerts will be held December 8th & 9th, 2010 at Yokohama Arena.
-The concert series will be titled 'WILD LIFE'.
-Tickets are ¥6,000.
-Tickets are sold in a lottery fashion, similar to other Hikki Japanese concerts

For full details, see the concert site!: http://eplus.jp/wild-life/

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Posted by seraphim on 2010/10/8 10:39:58 (2356 reads)

The full digital release of Utada's "Hymne a l?amour ~Ai no Anthem~" is now available on iTunes Japan.

The track length is 6:33 and is selling for ?200.

Get it on iTunes Japan now!


Posted by Q on 2010/10/3 18:45:22 (4150 reads)

First posted by @hikki_staff on twitter, Hikki's WEBSITE has announced the track listing for "Singles Colelction Vol.2" two disc album, including the names of the 5 new songs:

■Disc 1
01. Prisoner Of Love
02. Stay Gold
03. HEART STATION
04. Kiss & Cry
05. Beautiful World
06. Flavor Of Life -Ballad Version-
07. ぼくはくま
08. This Is Love
09. Keep Tryin'
10. Passion
11. Be My Last
12. 誰かの願いが叶うころ
13. Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica Mix-

■Disc 2
01. 嵐の女神 (Arashi no Megami)
02. Show Me Love (Not A Dream)
03. Goodbye Happiness
04. Hymne a l'amour ~Ai no Anthem~
05. Can't Wait 'Til Christmas

It is interesting to point out, that the fabled "Show Me Love" track is here, which was first discovered back in November 2009.

The first-run limited edition version will have 3 fold booklet, a kuma charm designed by Hikki, and a chance for 1000 fans to win tickets to the concert in Yokohama!

Also, the cover art has been revealed! This will be the first time an Hikki album cover will not have an image of her face ...

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Posted by Q on 2010/9/30 11:08:01 (975 reads)

Just posted on Hikki's twitter, the upcoming album "Singles Collection Vol.2" will be a TWO DISC SET! The first disc will be a 'best of' compilation of singles released since "Darekano Negaiga Kanau Koro". "Disc 2" will hold five new songs!


Posted by Q on 2010/9/27 23:14:46 (1681 reads)

So lots of BIG news today in the Hikki-verse!

New Song "Hymne ? l'amour" for Pepsi Nex CM:
So one of the new songs that Hikki is releasing is called "Hymne ? l'amour - Ai no Anthem" (Hymn of Love - Love Anthem). "Hymne ? l'amour" is a jazzy sounding track and the lyrics are in FRENCH!!! (along with some Japnaese). The song is a cover of Edith Piaf, with some newly written Japanese lyrics. It will be the featured song for Pepsi Nex commercials in Japan. To view versions of the commercial, which includes amazing 15 and 30 second clips of Hikki singing French lyrics of "Hymne ? l'amour", 'Special' and 'Interview' clips, as well as wallpapers, goto the Gallery and Digital Premium sections of the Pepsi Japan site.
Ring back tones for the new track will be available September 28th and full PC and mobile downloads available October 9th.


Announcement of Upcoming Concerts:
What is to be the last concerts before her hiatus, it was announced today that there will be two-day concert at Yokohama Arena on December 8th and 9th. Further details on the concerts will come later on Hikki's Website. This is sure to be huge, as Hikki will be doing her best to thank her fans before her 'break'.


Official Twitter Accounts:
As mentioned before on Hikki's blog, Hikaru has now joined the Twitterverse.
@UtadaHikaru - The one, the only HIKKI
@U3music - U3music account, mostly her dad, Teruzane, posting.
@Hikki_staff - EMI staff that work for Hikki

Remember: ALL OTHER TWITTER ACCOUNTS CLAIMING TO BE HIKKI ARE FAKE

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Posted by Q on 2010/9/16 20:25:58 (883 reads)

Announced today, "SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2", Utada Hikaru's last album before she takes her previously announced hiatus from the music industry, will be released on November 24th, 2010. Available for 3300yen, it is available for preorder now!
Quote:

『Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2』の発売日が決定!
11月24日発売
品番:TOCT-27027・28 (2枚組)
価格:3,300円(税込)Quote:


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