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Jpop Sekai => The Official J-Music Artist Threads => Topic started by: daigong on January 20, 2006, 02:58:47 AM

Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on January 20, 2006, 02:58:47 AM
UTADA 宇多田ヒカル
 
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2584/passion1tg.jpg)

Happy 23rd Birthday!! In her words from her Official Website.
"It's the same as that of ... cute Mr. Udo Suzuki, and even cuter Rika Ishikawa! ... It's a day that produced many singer/songwriters!"

WERD. She's hot but being gay for Rika makes her hotter. Any Hikki fans? one of the first Jpop artists I liked, got hooked on Wait & See ~RISUKU~

Links:

http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/hikki/
http://www.utada.com
http://www.utada-online.net/

New Release:

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/7470/toct50056kb.jpg)
Keep Tryin' 16th Single (http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/hikki/release/index_j.htm) (2006.2.22 On Sale)

1.Keep Tryin'
2.WINGS
3.Keep Tryin' [Original Karaoke]

DOWNLOADS

http://filedump.jphip.com/daigong/Utada_Hikaru_Keep_Tryin.rar

here's another good PV of hers

http://files.filefront.com/Utada_Hikaru___Sakura_Dropsavi/;4839256;;/fileinfo.html

her unplugged album at Jpopsuki  http://mullemeck.serveftp.org/jps_beta/?page=details&id=17476

direct download for the Unplugged
http://files.filefront.com/Utada_Hikaru___MTV_Unplugged_unofficalrar/;4844010;;/fileinfo.html
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: kuno_thunder on January 20, 2006, 04:49:56 AM
Happy Birthday Hikki!  You're still as hot as you were when I first heard you in 1999, no matter what the English haters say!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: StreakInTheSky on January 20, 2006, 05:47:02 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIKKI!!!!

And keep the Rika love alive!  :w00t:


Anyways, I loved Passion, one of my favorite recent releases.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: halcali on January 20, 2006, 05:59:59 PM
HAPPY BDAY HIKKI!  :D  :D

can't wait to hear her new single! she's been busy lately, so a new album can't be too far behind  :w00t:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: BakHamNoi on January 20, 2006, 07:10:15 PM
Happy Birthday Utada !!!!

Damn she's still young  :o  only 23 and a lot of albums
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: boykun on January 20, 2006, 09:34:20 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIKKI!!!

Passion was some good stuff. can't wait for the new single. the cover looks interesting too.



Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: HiME on January 22, 2006, 02:12:34 AM
i'm late. lol.

HIME SHOCK...

I don't know why, but i always thought Hikki was older !!! :shock:
Aaaaah she's youuuung :w00t:

Anyway, Happy Birthday Hikki~~~ :love:


EDIT :
Quote
"It's the same as that of ... cute Mr. Udo Suzuki, and even cuter Rika Ishikawa! ... It's a day that produced many singer/songwriters!"

LMFAO, she really has a thing for Rika :shock:
There is also a video where she drools over a Rika's photoshoot (you know the one with the gun and all) :lol:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 26, 2006, 08:44:52 PM
Quote from: HiME
LMFAO, she really has a thing for Rika :shock:
There is also a video where she drools over a Rika's photoshoot (you know the one with the gun and all) :lol:


Woah woah! There's a video involved? With Hikki lust?! I've gotta find this!  :D

Anyway, I love Hikki. I love her recent releases and only recently heard old-school Utada, which I love just as much, if not more!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: HiME on January 26, 2006, 11:50:33 PM
Quote from: Tuffty
I've gotta find this!  :D

HOP ! (http://nobuta.free.fr/VIDS/Hikki_Rika.avi) :D (Direct DL)

Short video but LOL @ Hikki XD
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 27, 2006, 05:34:24 PM
Quote from: HiME
Quote from: Tuffty
I've gotta find this!  :D

HOP ! (http://nobuta.free.fr/VIDS/Hikki_Rika.avi) :D (Direct DL)

Short video but LOL @ Hikki XD


^ You are God.

*drools at both Hikki and Rika*  :w00t:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Takatity on January 28, 2006, 05:38:31 AM
Quote from: HiME
Quote from: Tuffty
I've gotta find this!  :D

HOP ! (http://nobuta.free.fr/VIDS/Hikki_Rika.avi) :D (Direct DL)

Short video but LOL @ Hikki XD


that's great!. :D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tamatron on January 30, 2006, 04:09:18 PM
Finally something not boring! :P


And that clip's funny! Thanks, HiME! :)  Do you happen to have MS ep when Hikki and Tanpopo were on the show?

Tidbit : Hikki said she modeled herself after Rika in Travelling video. :D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: light_hikari on January 30, 2006, 08:16:44 PM
I love the new song, makes me feel float-y.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: shift_gc on January 30, 2006, 08:21:17 PM
happy b-day utada ^^ you kick so much ass.... wewtage...
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on February 01, 2006, 06:02:13 AM
Quote from: HiME
Quote from: Tuffty
I've gotta find this!  :D

HOP ! (http://nobuta.free.fr/VIDS/Hikki_Rika.avi) :D (Direct DL)

Short video but LOL @ Hikki XD


Oooh. Never seen that video. Here's the pix she was talking about:
(http://img168.echo.cx/img168/3061/rika6929zw.th.jpg) (http://img168.echo.cx/my.php?image=rika6929zw.jpg)(http://img168.echo.cx/img168/6800/rika6918em.th.jpg) (http://img168.echo.cx/my.php?image=rika6918em.jpg)(http://img168.echo.cx/img168/4727/rika6902kg.th.jpg) (http://img168.echo.cx/my.php?image=rika6902kg.jpg)(http://img168.echo.cx/img168/7017/rika6897td.th.jpg) (http://img168.echo.cx/my.php?image=rika6897td.jpg)(http://img168.echo.cx/img168/4203/rika6878ns.th.jpg) (http://img168.echo.cx/my.php?image=rika6878ns.jpg)
(http://img168.echo.cx/img168/2433/rika6868ql.th.jpg) (http://img168.echo.cx/my.php?image=rika6868ql.jpg)(http://img168.echo.cx/img168/1678/rika6842hg.th.jpg) (http://img168.echo.cx/my.php?image=rika6842hg.jpg)

Quote from: tama-chan
Keep Tryin' [radio rip]

http://s33.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2EHURIP1GPFHN03O2G38TKHE52

Finally something not boring! :P


And that clip's funny! Thanks, HiME! :)  Do you happen to have MS ep when Hikki and Tanpopo were on the show?

Tidbit : Hikki said she modeled herself after Rika in Travelling video. :D


Thx for da preview! (http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/221/mush1k2ln.gif)

A fall 2002 MS? Man, been looking for that forever! And I think she also said to Shiba-chan (during Freesia pimpage) that they was cute :D

I never get tired of Hikki's music, esp. when she splices some english. I'm liking keep tryin' - head noddin good! and I'm loving Keep Tryin' over all Hikki's post EXODUS songs.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on February 01, 2006, 07:38:51 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIKKI!!!!

I love Keep Tryin'.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: halcali on February 01, 2006, 11:54:05 PM
the new song is so dreamy~

i luv it
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: KLSADAKO on February 03, 2006, 06:35:03 AM
she sure is HOT, I had doubts as too how hot she was, until I saw Easy Breezy, and boy, she looked mega hot there :w00t:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on February 15, 2006, 09:43:49 AM
New Keep Tryin' PV!! It's a return to the fun Hikki!! AWESOME! :w00t:
DOWNLOAD
http://filedump.jphip.com/daigong/Utada_Hikaru_Keep_Tryin.rar

I admit, the last few were pretty depressing beautiful ballads but nice to Hikki having fun ... esp. love the part where she's brushing her teeth and changing ... this is gonna be #1 on Oricon for sure.  :lol:

AND FOR YOU GLASSES FETISHISTS
(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/6074/hikkiglasses028jn.jpg)(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/7691/hikkiglasses024um.jpg)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: boykun on February 15, 2006, 10:37:01 AM
yeah! everyone get the pv. its cute



Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tamatron on February 15, 2006, 11:19:14 AM
I just watched it last night. Hikki was all smiling...that kinda scared me...I don't know why. :lol:

really like this song. it's not boring like her last couple of singles.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on February 15, 2006, 02:26:52 PM
The PV is soooo cute!  :w00t: And it fits the song just well too. You can't have one of Utada's 'artsy' videos for that.

Btw, I'm loving the wink, smile and thumbs up she does to the camera at the end :D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: HiME on February 15, 2006, 03:38:54 PM
YAY THANKS DAIGONG !! :w00t: :heart:

This PV is very cool, and the song is also excellent !
Keep Tryin' sounds a bit like Passion... I mean, the tune... Don't you find ?
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: shadowstar on February 15, 2006, 04:06:32 PM
yay!  :bounce: im glad we get another fun PV from her, I missed seeing videos like "Traveling" or "Sakura Drops".

I admit, a number of her more recent singles (and PV's) were dissapointing for me, I didn't like them as much as her classics like "Distance", "Automatic" or "First Love". but, this song is definitely good! welcome back Hikki!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on February 18, 2006, 08:28:04 PM
Can't stop watcing the PV too!

Quote from: HiME
This PV is very cool, and the song is also excellent !
Keep Tryin' sounds a bit like Passion... I mean, the tune... Don't you find ?


Kinda like the drums part or the "uh huh" in the background? lol. esp. Passion After Battle mix. :D

Listen to the new single! THE B-SIDE IS TIGHT!! love the piano beats.

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/7470/toct50056kb.jpg)
Keep Tryin' 16th Single (http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/hikki/release/index_j.htm) (2006.2.22 On Sale)

1.Keep Tryin'
2.WINGS
3.Keep Tryin' [Original Karaoke]


props to suki* for the leech and hookup!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: light_hikari on February 18, 2006, 09:42:49 PM
Argh, I'm waiting till my copy to listen to Wings.

I LOVE THE PV, NEXT ALBUM BETTER BE CD/DVD I WANT THIS.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Noahkun on February 19, 2006, 06:49:42 AM
i love hikaru

i wanna be ur bf  :)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on February 19, 2006, 08:48:30 AM
yeah, the pv for keep tryin is freakin addicting as is the song. grabbed earliar today shoulda upped it, but suki* hooked you guys up so its all good

song is awesome, the bside is great too. cant wait for a new album
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Masa on February 20, 2006, 02:46:21 PM
Whoa, Keep Tryin' pv is fucking awesome. Hikki has the best PVs in the game, hands down (if you forget the Hikari pv).
The song ain't bad. It might not be as good as Passion but it's still way better than the majority of the new jpop singles.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on February 23, 2006, 07:05:05 AM
thanks daigong
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on March 05, 2006, 12:24:00 AM
nice PV thanx Daigong!
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Masa on March 06, 2006, 11:23:05 AM
Utada Hikaru
(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/6971/utadahikaru9ky.jpg)

Interview
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ViVi
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Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on March 07, 2006, 11:18:05 AM
:jerk:


one of my favorite solo Jpop stars
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on March 08, 2006, 11:12:23 AM
hikki  :w00t:

(http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/7489/2017ds.th.png) (http://img164.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2017ds.png)(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8705/274td.th.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/my.php?image=274td.jpg)(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/7876/utadateen036fo.th.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/my.php?image=utadateen036fo.jpg)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on March 08, 2006, 04:39:19 PM
What's in?

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20th Birthday Photoshoot

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Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on March 09, 2006, 04:25:08 AM
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Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on March 13, 2006, 07:23:57 AM
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Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on March 18, 2006, 09:11:14 AM
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Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on March 18, 2006, 11:24:36 AM
case
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Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on March 18, 2006, 11:37:22 AM
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Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on March 22, 2006, 01:52:05 PM
Keep Tryin' Promotion
(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/6488/keeptryin09dp.th.jpg) (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=keeptryin09dp.jpg)(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1645/keeptryin012zl.th.jpg) (http://img96.imageshack.us/my.php?image=keeptryin012zl.jpg)
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/433/keeptryin28oa.th.jpg) (http://img96.imageshack.us/my.php?image=keeptryin28oa.jpg)(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2095/keeptryin30pk.th.jpg) (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=keeptryin30pk.jpg)(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2168/keeptryin026tn.th.jpg) (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=keeptryin026tn.jpg)


(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/5113/passion55pk7jb.th.jpg) (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=passion55pk7jb.jpg)(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/1564/utada2ia.th.jpg) (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=utada2ia.jpg)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: harlock on March 29, 2006, 07:45:25 AM
The english version of Passion is out! It's called Sanctuary and it's awesome.
check it out----->
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on March 29, 2006, 01:15:55 PM
wooo the new interlude/whatever she added in the middle is quite cool :D

I bet she gets much more new fans with this one than Ayu with her Startin' :lol:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aimaime on March 30, 2006, 03:34:34 AM
thanks for this! get to hear it at last.

i prefer the japanese version. it sounds quite weird to me when she tries to fit some of the english words to the melody..
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: suki* on April 10, 2006, 04:04:33 PM
Don't know if anybody's mentioned it as yet but Hikki's first Japanese album release in 4 years will be out on 14 June 2006 bearing the name of 'Ultra Blue'. The singles which she has released so far that weren't in her last album will all be in this one.

:yay: New Hikki album!!! :yay:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on April 10, 2006, 09:32:35 PM
oh man, yeah i heard about this the other day and i was so freakin happy! omg cannot wait for new japanese hikki album! i might actually pre-order it :o
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on April 10, 2006, 10:10:39 PM
A promo pic for "Ultra Blue":
(http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/3872/hikkiultrablue0hl.jpg)

Hikki's been babbling for a week at her blog, so you might want to read the translations (http://hikki.blogspot.com/) :)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: light_hikari on April 12, 2006, 08:42:03 PM
She looks so gorgeous in the pic. And her babbling was adorable <33
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aimaime on April 12, 2006, 09:23:20 PM
*sigh* have to wait 2 more months for the new album............

but the song lineups look very good so far. if all the songs on the album are as good as those singles..

oh man it's gonna be like the best album yet..
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on April 14, 2006, 07:52:20 PM
"Ultra Blue" is currently #2 on CDJapan Upcoming Top Sellers Jpop Albums, #4 on HMV.co.jp, #8 on TowerRecords.co.jp, #8 on Yesasia's Global Top 100 Music and #11 on U.S Top 100 Music.

Looks like it HAS TO sell a million on first week, counting all the prudent fans who didn't buy any singles ;)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on April 16, 2006, 09:56:10 AM
Incredible. She's like money in the bank.

I am loving "Sanctuary" btw...even more haunting then the Japanese version.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: alg7 on April 21, 2006, 02:28:29 AM
i like the video of keep trying. the song rocks as well.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on April 21, 2006, 09:29:19 PM
ULTRA BLUE
(http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/9634/toct260676ep.jpg)
Tracklist:
01.This Is Love
02.Keep Tryin'
03.BLUE
04.日曜の朝 [Nichiyou no Asa=Sunday Morning]
05.Making Love
06.誰かの願いが叶うころ [Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro]
07.COLORS
08.One Night Magic feat. Yamada Masashi
09.海路 [Kairo=Sea Route]
10.WINGS
11.Be My Last
12.Eclipse(Interlude)
13.Passion

Making Love?! Hikki's going wild XD And why WINGS' included, it's supposed to be a b-side >_<
Edit: added the cover.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on April 22, 2006, 09:37:43 PM
wow that cover is hypnotizing. i promised myself that i will get this album :) uh when is it coming out?
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aimaime on April 22, 2006, 11:57:28 PM
the wings song was not bad imo.. eeekk.. can't wait cant wait cant wait!!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dragon88 on April 23, 2006, 12:44:32 AM
Yeah that is a great cover. Can't wait for it to be released.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on April 23, 2006, 09:48:34 PM
Quote from: tivx
wow that cover is hypnotizing. i promised myself that i will get this album :) uh when is it coming out?

June 14, 2006
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on April 23, 2006, 10:02:51 PM
i just preordered my copy :D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on April 25, 2006, 01:10:29 PM
Large cover:
(http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/1149/b000f9ue8e01lzzzzzzz6hv.jpg)

You can also hear a preview of "This Is Love" in Nissin Cup Noodle CM (http://stream.dmap.jp/brand/fdp/appear/appear_30sec_1000k_640.wmv). Quite nice but doesn't sound good enough to open the new album imho.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on April 25, 2006, 03:16:16 PM
sweet i already have the cash set aside $35 :) (do i even need to save that much?)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on April 25, 2006, 04:14:17 PM
Quote from: tivx
sweet i already have the cash set aside $35 :) (do i even need to save that much?)

Depends on the store you're buying from and your location :D In CDJapan the CD is 2913yen ($25.70 as of today) and their cheapest shipping (SAL) is 600yen to the farthest location, and they give you 300 yen discount on first order, so you'll maybe even have few spare bucks :pimp:

At Yesasia it's $27.49 and eligible for free shipping, which means they ship with no charge if you buy stuff for over $39 (or over $49 if you live in Asia-Pacific and over $99 if you live at the world's end).
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on April 25, 2006, 06:04:49 PM
thanx for the info, think i'll go with yesasia.com :D

HURRY AND COME June 14, 2006!!!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on May 01, 2006, 04:53:20 PM
anyone have a video of Shiina Ringo and Utada singing "I Won't Last A Day Without You"  if they did make one
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on May 01, 2006, 05:04:29 PM
Quote from: tivx
anyone have a video of Shiina Ringo and Utada singing "I Won't Last A Day Without You"  if they did make one

It was only ever performed live once but I've never seen a video for it.  There's also a studio version on one of Shiina's albums but I like the live version better.
What's the quality of your live version like?  The version that most people seem to have is a bad file with wobbly sound in parts.  I've got a good version if you need it. (It's not so rare since I added it to a live clips compilation and seeded it at bunko, and someone re-upped it last year somewhere too).
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on May 01, 2006, 05:28:51 PM
aw man that'd be great! i'm one of those people with the wobbly sounds...
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on May 01, 2006, 06:13:03 PM
Shiina Ringo & Utada Hikaru - I Won't Last a Day Without You (Music Talks '99, 1999.10.07).mp3

http://s53.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=05RQSUCCHG0CP3F2UW709TYHJW

IN around 2002 I was annoyed that every version I got off napster(if it was still going then) or winmx sounded like it'd been encoded from a wobbly cassette, then I found that version on some little website.  The original file was realaudio (but a big high quality file not the usual little ones you get) and that's an mp3 converted from it.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on May 01, 2006, 06:26:03 PM
ya, it did sound like it came from a cassette or maybe someone had tried to covert it to mpa or something. anyways thanx a lot Dan :)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: inksquid on May 02, 2006, 11:29:34 AM
Quote from: tivx
thanx for the info, think i'll go with yesasia.com :D

HURRY AND COME June 14, 2006!!!


Careful, yesasia might change their prices. Order it at the price or else they might rip you off (like they always do :D)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on May 02, 2006, 01:57:49 PM
Quote from: inksquid
Careful, yesasia might change their prices. Order it at the price or else they might rip you off (like they always do :D)

I never liked Yesasia, but they have first presses of some stuff when it's sold out everywhere, too bad they don't inform you about it :o
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on May 05, 2006, 07:03:45 AM
i ordered mine from cdjapan. i think a lot of people complain about them, but i haven't had any problems with them... granted i've only ordered from them once before lol...
 
i was going to go with yesasia cus they were cheaper, but i was oredering the SweetS farewell single as well, and for both items it was a little cheaper at cdjapan.
 
oh man, i really cant wait for this album
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on May 05, 2006, 12:46:53 PM
Quote from: tenkei
i ordered mine from cdjapan. i think a lot of people complain about them, but i haven't had any problems with them... granted i've only ordered from them once before lol...
 
i was going to go with yesasia cus they were cheaper, but i was oredering the SweetS farewell single as well, and for both items it was a little cheaper at cdjapan.
 
oh man, i really cant wait for this album

Problems? What kind of problems? :shocked: I've oredered from them twice, and got my stuff in a week after it's been shipped (I've seriously expected to wait longer). All I could complain about is that they've been searching for 1 of my DVDs a little longer, but they found it :o

"This Is Love" will be on the radio starting from May 8th.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: inksquid on May 06, 2006, 12:30:39 PM
Well CDJapan is generally reliable though if you only order CDs, getting the CDs EMS are the same price at hmv (which I love). But I remember yesasia doing lots of dodgy things. I know some comics that are "backordered" and then you get an email saying that they can't get it anymore or something like that. And then Kattun's debut singles had their limited editions shoot up to more than twice the price due to their limited stock and "hey lets make more money". And amazon.jp was selling theirs RRP and had plenty in stock.

But I guess yesasia can be useful for some things. Though I wouldn't recommend always ordering from them.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on May 06, 2006, 04:09:08 PM
Yesasia lowered Free Shipping threshold to $25 from May 2nd to June 30th, 2006. I guess I should buy some K-pop :o
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on May 09, 2006, 06:45:39 AM
utada - this it love

http://download.yousendit.com/7529DE3C545A398A
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on May 09, 2006, 07:01:56 AM
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/9417/profpt01019zi.jpg)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on May 09, 2006, 09:15:09 AM
Quote from: metoice
utada - this it love

http://download.yousendit.com/7529DE3C545A398A


Thanks ICE! (http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/6977/pig4qt.gif) I want to dance!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aimaime on May 09, 2006, 10:34:09 AM
wow that's really quick. thanks a lot!!

the song reminds me of her exodus album..
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on May 09, 2006, 05:52:55 PM
Quote from: aimaime
wow that's really quick. thanks a lot!!
 
the song reminds me of her exodus album..

yeah, i've had a radio rip for a couple days now, sounds really good. it reminded me of the exodus album too, but unlike most, i've always loved the exodus album.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on May 09, 2006, 06:10:33 PM
sounds like one of madonna's old songs. except utada's voice is sweeter and smoother :heart:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aimaime on May 09, 2006, 06:14:16 PM
Quote from: tenkei
yeah, i've had a radio rip for a couple days now, sounds really good. it reminded me of the exodus album too, but unlike most, i've always loved the exodus album.


hey you're one of the few person i've heard say that. i hated exodus when i first heard it but after a while it really grew on me and i loved a lot of the songs, esp kremlin dusk. they're different from hikki's usual stuff but not bad actually..

edit: but i still don't get how some of the lyrics could be so horrible. her japanese stuff are usually very poetic..

"she's got a new microphone.. she doesn't need u anymore"
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: 777 on May 09, 2006, 06:17:06 PM
hikki >_<
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on May 09, 2006, 06:33:40 PM
Quote from: aimaime
but i still don't get how some of the lyrics could be so horrible. her japanese stuff are usually very poetic..

 

yeah i agree, she should release another album in the states, and be more like Hikki and not like these U.S.  if she releases songs like sakura drop, keep trying, or passion i can guanrantee she'll go big here
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on May 09, 2006, 08:06:47 PM
Dammit Hikki! How can you keep making songs that are so freaking addictive!?
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on May 09, 2006, 08:12:31 PM
Quote from: aimaime
edit: but i still don't get how some of the lyrics could be so horrible. her japanese stuff are usually very poetic..
 
"she's got a new microphone.. she doesn't need u anymore"

lmao, she said in an interview that she actually did have a new microphone in the studio and she was just playing around at the end of one of the recording sessions and they decided to keep it at the end of the song
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: inksquid on May 10, 2006, 04:19:52 AM
Quote from: tivx
yeah i agree, she should release another album in the states, and be more like Hikki and not like these U.S.  if she releases songs like sakura drop, keep trying, or passion i can guanrantee she'll go big here


But those are novelty songs. Artists who try that on first go become one hit wonders and die off. Utada tried here best to steer clear of that. And when she made Exodus there was still a novelty of "You're listening to a JAPANESE artist". I think Utada wanted to aim at a certain sort of audience that would develop her into a mini cult. But her dealings with MTV or teen shows made her more of a struggling act.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on May 17, 2006, 07:12:32 PM
More stuff from old cd's, the last 3 shows of her Tres Bien Bohemian radio series.

Utada Hikaru - Tres Bien! Bohemian #50 - 2000-09-09.mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=H0Y2DW3H
Utada Hikaru - Tres Bien! Bohemian #51 - 2000-09-16.mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=23RV9UZC
Utada Hikaru - Tres Bien! Bohemian #52 - 2000-09-22.mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=U9Y6IHVV
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: light_hikari on May 19, 2006, 05:13:44 AM
Quote from: tenkei
lmao, she said in an interview that she actually did have a new microphone in the studio and she was just playing around at the end of one of the recording sessions and they decided to keep it at the end of the song


Yeah. I remember reading that, and like, at U-O an actual pic of the mic was found. Like the model.

Was a rather nice mic. =/
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on May 21, 2006, 08:04:32 AM
[Nissin CM] Utada Hikaru - This Is Love (30 sec preview).wmv (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=1FED1FAB1604F15C)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on May 21, 2006, 09:06:45 AM
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/816/cm3ks.jpg)
Music JP CM (This is Love) (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=918F8FED28B0CD2D)

(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2883/mezamashitv3ac.jpg)
060512 mezamashiTV-16sMovie (http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=22314E6200864196)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on May 21, 2006, 09:35:02 AM
5/20 mina
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/6849/mina13tx.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mina13tx.jpg)(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2702/mina20fn.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mina20fn.jpg)

5/18 pia
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/7870/pia02qb.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pia02qb.jpg)(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/7641/pia19ug.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pia19ug.jpg)(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/8784/pia26iu.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pia26iu.jpg)(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/7388/pia36ig.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pia36ig.jpg)

5/12 Nikkan sports newspaper
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2437/mina38lx.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mina38lx.jpg)

03/14 pla
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/6362/inv14zv.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=inv14zv.jpg)(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/1955/inv28jn.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=inv28jn.jpg)(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/176/inv33yt.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=inv33yt.jpg)(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2310/inv42ee.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=inv42ee.jpg)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on May 21, 2006, 09:35:34 AM
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/1336/3025wb.th.jpg) (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3025wb.jpg)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on May 21, 2006, 09:48:29 AM
So kawaii!! I like the short hairstyle!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on May 21, 2006, 12:27:57 PM
THANKS ICE! :inlove:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: another_truth on May 25, 2006, 07:52:46 AM
thank you very much, I had not heard a preview yet. liking the song so far.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on May 29, 2006, 12:41:36 AM
Tres Bien! Bohemian Special In Tokyo 2003-01-13 (hour 1).mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=LTGN71RK
Tres Bien! Bohemian Special In Tokyo 2003-01-13 (hour 2).mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=4TBMBHZ6

Biston Nishizawa Mega Mix (J-Wave Groove Line 2000-08-24).mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=CFG7P9RY

Interview from Tres Bien Bohemian #35 (2000-05-26).mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=K83P2M4R

Interview on HK channel radio, Feb 2001.mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=AGJSEHPT (Interview on Hong Kong Radio, in English)

I Won't Last A Day Without You [with Shiina Ringo] (Music Talk'99, 1999-10-07).mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=EL2WRRP9 (Good quality, without the annoying clicks)

No Woman No Cry (Tres Bien Bohemian #7, 1999-11-12).mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=SPBDV4JQ

These 3 tracks are from a concert bootleg (not the same concert as the Bohemian Summer video).
Utada Hikaru - I Love You (Yutaka Ozaki cover-live).mp3
Utada Hikaru - Playback part 2 (live July-Aug 2000).mp3
Utada Hikaru - Take On Me (live July-Aug 2000).mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=VZWCEPFI

Utada Hikaru - For You (National Yoyogi Stadium 2000.06.29).mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=WBSMSR0G

1999.04.02 Tokyo - Never Let Go.mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=RR3UOXUF
1999.04.02 Tokyo - Movin On Without You.mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=3FGSPZC8

Char & Yamasaki Masayoshi - First Love.mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=LKT82DD8 (from radio, probably FM North Wave)

Utada Hikaru - Final Distance (M-Flo Remix).mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=GMIZEO7H (from radio.  Hikki introduces the song.)

Utada interview at Energy 92-7 & 1011 2004.08.16.mp3
http://www.twitter.com/?d=2KMVUV1K
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on May 29, 2006, 01:45:45 AM
45 sec previews of every track from her new album "Ultra Blue"
http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=DCAC29FC53EE5794
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on May 29, 2006, 02:09:20 AM
fucking nice dan!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aimaime on May 29, 2006, 04:19:28 AM
Quote from: ~Dan~

Utada Hikaru - I Love You (Yutaka Ozaki cover-live).mp3


i had a vid of her singing this song.. dunno if it's from the same concert as this one but she sang so passionately it was touching.. one of my fav hikki live performances..

thanks for the previews dan! had a listen and i think it's gonna be a winner! me likes blue & nichiyou no asa a lot already.
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on May 30, 2006, 04:52:41 PM
Janne & B.L.T.
(http://img157.imagevenue.com/loc203/th_00708_hikki_jannecover.jpg) (http://img157.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc203&image=00708_hikki_jannecover.jpg)(http://img104.imagevenue.com/loc64/th_00700_hikki_janne2.jpg) (http://img104.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc64&image=00700_hikki_janne2.jpg)(http://img152.imagevenue.com/loc52/th_00714_hikki_blt_v2.jpg) (http://img152.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc52&image=00714_hikki_blt_v2.jpg)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on June 03, 2006, 12:02:55 AM
Yahoo! Power Push
(http://img34.imagevenue.com/loc12/th_85592_hikki_yahoo001.jpg) (http://img34.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc12&image=85592_hikki_yahoo001.jpg)(http://img21.imagevenue.com/loc162/th_85596_hikki_yahoo002.jpg) (http://img21.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc162&image=85596_hikki_yahoo002.jpg)(http://img17.imagevenue.com/loc83/th_85606_hikki_yahoo004.jpg) (http://img17.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc83&image=85606_hikki_yahoo004.jpg)(http://img137.imagevenue.com/loc254/th_85601_hikki_yahoo003.jpg) (http://img137.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc254&image=85601_hikki_yahoo003.jpg)
http://magazine.music.yahoo.co.jp/pow/20060601_001/
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on June 08, 2006, 09:17:18 PM
Quote from: ~Dan~
45 sec previews of every track from her new album "Ultra Blue"
http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=DCAC29FC53EE5794



damnit why'd i have to find this so late >_<

thanx dan, but can someone reup this :(

anyway here's here "Blue" single :)

http://rapidshare.de/files/22040339/Utada_Hikaru_-_BLUE.mp3.html

hope you like it as much as i did
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on June 08, 2006, 09:21:28 PM
thanks tivx!! >.<
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: fuyumi on June 10, 2006, 12:53:24 AM
Oh noes, I missed the link of all previews too. Oh well, maybe I can wait for one week for it to be released. Or about 1,5 weeks to get my own copy! ^_^
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on June 10, 2006, 06:24:04 AM
Quote from: tivx
damnit why'd i have to find this so late >_<

thanx dan, but can someone reup this :(

http://www.twitter.com/?d=OKJK7A5Y
Hardly worth the bother really, the albums out in 4 days.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on June 10, 2006, 05:01:06 PM
ya but the money i was going to spend on this album ended up used to pay my friend's way out. $272 for loitering can you believe that shit!?

but thanks Dan! ^_^
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on June 12, 2006, 12:23:29 PM
More magazine scans:
(http://img126.imagevenue.com/loc283/th_06768_hikki_fine.jpg) (http://img126.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc283&image=06768_hikki_fine.jpg)(http://img141.imagevenue.com/loc122/th_06776_hikki_invitation.jpg) (http://img141.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc122&image=06776_hikki_invitation.jpg)(http://img103.imagevenue.com/loc286/th_06787_hikki_scawaii.jpg) (http://img103.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc286&image=06787_hikki_scawaii.jpg)
(http://img17.imagevenue.com/loc41/th_06793_hikki_weeklythetelevision.jpg) (http://img17.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc41&image=06793_hikki_weeklythetelevision.jpg)(http://img127.imagevenue.com/loc123/th_07241_hikki_mint_s1.jpg) (http://img127.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc123&image=07241_hikki_mint_s1.jpg)(http://img109.imagevenue.com/loc144/th_07254_hikki_mint_s3.jpg) (http://img109.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc144&image=07254_hikki_mint_s3.jpg)
(http://img149.imagevenue.com/loc47/th_07247_hikki_mint_s2.jpg) (http://img149.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc47&image=07247_hikki_mint_s2.jpg)(http://img140.imagevenue.com/loc163/th_07260_hikki_weeklytvguide.jpg) (http://img140.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc163&image=07260_hikki_weeklytvguide.jpg)(http://img152.imagevenue.com/loc74/th_06782_hikki_oriconstyle.jpg) (http://img152.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc74&image=06782_hikki_oriconstyle.jpg)
Just realized how pretty her pearl necklace is <3

+ ULTRA BLUE back cover
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/2203/jamtogetherimg554x484114999687.th.jpg) (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jamtogetherimg554x484114999687.jpg)

+ Hikki's "Utada United" tour staff pass
(http://img137.imagevenue.com/loc90/th_07265_hikki_pass.jpg) (http://img137.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc90&image=07265_hikki_pass.jpg)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on June 12, 2006, 06:54:27 PM
oh man those pics are awesome! especially this one
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/2277/06787hikkiscawaii9bo.th.jpg) (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=06787hikkiscawaii9bo.jpg)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: light_hikari on June 12, 2006, 09:35:04 PM
ULTRA BLUE is such love it's insane.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: fuyumi on June 12, 2006, 09:40:49 PM
Quote from: light_hikari
ULTRA BLUE is such love it's insane.


Agreed. I keep playing it and think "yabai" all the time. Can't wait to get my own copy.

This better sell better than Hikki's latest singles, or I'm very dissappointed in Japan!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on June 12, 2006, 10:21:33 PM
I didn't find "ULTRA BLUE" that impressive :/ The only good album song is "Making Love" imho.
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on June 13, 2006, 07:35:36 PM
>.< UTADA!!

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/451/cdutada9ma.th.jpg) (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cdutada9ma.jpg)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on June 13, 2006, 08:42:53 PM
Quote from: aedon

(http://img17.imagevenue.com/loc41/th_06793_hikki_weeklythetelevision.jpg) (http://img17.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc41&image=06793_hikki_weeklythetelevision.jpg)

 (http://img102.imagevenue.com/loc192/th_23993_hikki_weeklytv.jpg) (http://img102.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc192&image=23993_hikki_weeklytv.jpg)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on June 13, 2006, 09:17:43 PM
thanks aedon!!!!!!!!!!!! >.<
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aimaime on June 14, 2006, 03:15:50 AM
omg the song kairo is so lily chou chou-esque. :heart: :heart: :heart: the album! the different approach to the new album songs really contrast the old skool hikkiness of some of the already released singles..

here's the full album for those who can't wait for your pre-order cds to arrive..

http://www.twitter.com/?d=7M37N0ML
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on June 14, 2006, 03:22:50 AM
i really enjoyed the new songs. just kind of dissappointed that the album has some old songs. other than that, it's great! :)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on June 14, 2006, 05:32:44 AM
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3586/041yo9mm.th.jpg) (http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=041yo9mm.jpg)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on June 14, 2006, 05:48:07 AM
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/6010/200606121utada8yn8pu.th.jpg) (http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=200606121utada8yn8pu.jpg)(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7486/photomain8aw2gn.th.jpg) (http://img85.imageshack.us/my.php?image=photomain8aw2gn.jpg)
(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3815/ph0608021ow.jpg)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: alg7 on June 15, 2006, 05:49:01 PM
i like it so far and im really diggin that "making love" song. sweeeet!
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on June 19, 2006, 01:50:15 PM
WHAT's IN?
(http://img37.imagevenue.com/loc48/th_15553_hikki_what_s_in1.jpg) (http://img37.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc48&image=15553_hikki_what_s_in1.jpg)(http://img156.imagevenue.com/loc297/th_15559_hikki_what_s_in2.jpg) (http://img156.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc297&image=15559_hikki_what_s_in2.jpg)(http://img144.imagevenue.com/loc18/th_15570_hikki_what_s_in3.jpg) (http://img144.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc18&image=15570_hikki_what_s_in3.jpg)(http://img108.imagevenue.com/loc169/th_15576_hikki_what_s_in4.jpg) (http://img108.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc169&image=15576_hikki_what_s_in4.jpg)

CDでーた
(http://img136.imagevenue.com/loc299/th_16039_hikki_cddata_cover.jpg) (http://img136.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc299&image=16039_hikki_cddata_cover.jpg)(http://img134.imagevenue.com/loc125/th_16045_hikki_cddata01.jpg) (http://img134.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc125&image=16045_hikki_cddata01.jpg)(http://img21.imagevenue.com/loc3/th_16056_hikki_cddata02.jpg) (http://img21.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc3&image=16056_hikki_cddata02.jpg)(http://img104.imagevenue.com/loc97/th_16061_hikki_cddata03.jpg) (http://img104.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc97&image=16061_hikki_cddata03.jpg)(http://img7.imagevenue.com/loc231/th_16067_hikki_cddata04.jpg) (http://img7.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc231&image=16067_hikki_cddata04.jpg)(http://img46.imagevenue.com/loc45/th_16586_hikki_cddata05.jpg) (http://img46.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc45&image=16586_hikki_cddata05.jpg)(http://img148.imagevenue.com/loc218/th_16596_hikki_cddata06.jpg) (http://img148.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc218&image=16596_hikki_cddata06.jpg)(http://img147.imagevenue.com/loc62/th_16604_hikki_cddata07.jpg) (http://img147.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc62&image=16604_hikki_cddata07.jpg)(http://img16.imagevenue.com/loc136/th_17134_hikki_cddata08.jpg) (http://img16.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc136&image=17134_hikki_cddata08.jpg)(http://img13.imagevenue.com/loc67/th_17140_hikki_cddata09.jpg) (http://img13.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc67&image=17140_hikki_cddata09.jpg)(http://img146.imagevenue.com/loc150/th_17146_hikki_cddata10.jpg) (http://img146.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc150&image=17146_hikki_cddata10.jpg)(http://img154.imagevenue.com/loc117/th_17152_hikki_cddata11.jpg) (http://img154.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc117&image=17152_hikki_cddata11.jpg)(http://img139.imagevenue.com/loc82/th_17158_hikki_cddata12.jpg) (http://img139.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc82&image=17158_hikki_cddata12.jpg)(http://img158.imagevenue.com/loc194/th_17607_hikki_cddata13.jpg) (http://img158.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc194&image=17607_hikki_cddata13.jpg)(http://img155.imagevenue.com/loc72/th_17613_hikki_cddata14.jpg) (http://img155.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc72&image=17613_hikki_cddata14.jpg)(http://img148.imagevenue.com/loc197/th_17618_hikki_cddata15.jpg) (http://img148.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc197&image=17618_hikki_cddata15.jpg)(http://img146.imagevenue.com/loc282/th_17624_hikki_cddata16.jpg) (http://img146.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc282&image=17624_hikki_cddata16.jpg)(http://img18.imagevenue.com/loc270/th_17630_hikki_cddata17.jpg) (http://img18.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc270&image=17630_hikki_cddata17.jpg)(http://img147.imagevenue.com/loc294/th_17778_hikki_cddata18.jpg) (http://img147.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc294&image=17778_hikki_cddata18.jpg)(http://img128.imagevenue.com/loc99/th_17784_hikki_cddata19.jpg) (http://img128.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc99&image=17784_hikki_cddata19.jpg)(http://img131.imagevenue.com/loc103/th_17789_hikki_cddata20.jpg) (http://img131.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc103&image=17789_hikki_cddata20.jpg)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on June 19, 2006, 02:53:42 PM
ビッグコミックスピリッツ
(http://img127.imagevenue.com/loc134/th_20106_hikki_bigcomicspirits_cover.jpg) (http://img127.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc134&image=20106_hikki_bigcomicspirits_cover.jpg)(http://img12.imagevenue.com/loc23/th_20112_hikki_bigcomicspirits1.jpg) (http://img12.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc23&image=20112_hikki_bigcomicspirits1.jpg)(http://img158.imagevenue.com/loc126/th_20131_hikki_bigcomicspirits3.jpg) (http://img158.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc126&image=20131_hikki_bigcomicspirits3.jpg)(http://img14.imagevenue.com/loc37/th_20139_hikki_bigcomicspirits4.jpg) (http://img14.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc37&image=20139_hikki_bigcomicspirits4.jpg)(http://img41.imagevenue.com/loc148/th_20145_hikki_bigcomicspirits5.jpg) (http://img41.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc148&image=20145_hikki_bigcomicspirits5.jpg)
(http://img126.imagevenue.com/loc66/th_20124_hikki_bigcomicspirits2.jpg) (http://img126.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc66&image=20124_hikki_bigcomicspirits2.jpg)

ULTRA BLUE booklet
(http://img105.imagevenue.com/loc89/th_21172_ultrablue01.jpg) (http://img105.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc89&image=21172_ultrablue01.jpg)(http://img138.imagevenue.com/loc203/th_21181_ultrablue02.jpg) (http://img138.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc203&image=21181_ultrablue02.jpg)(http://img148.imagevenue.com/loc5/th_21187_ultrablue03.jpg) (http://img148.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc5&image=21187_ultrablue03.jpg)(http://img155.imagevenue.com/loc153/th_21194_ultrablue04.jpg) (http://img155.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc153&image=21194_ultrablue04.jpg)(http://img120.imagevenue.com/loc211/th_21203_ultrablue05.jpg) (http://img120.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc211&image=21203_ultrablue05.jpg)(http://img101.imagevenue.com/loc230/th_21211_ultrablue06.jpg) (http://img101.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc230&image=21211_ultrablue06.jpg)(http://img153.imagevenue.com/loc229/th_21217_ultrablue07.jpg) (http://img153.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc229&image=21217_ultrablue07.jpg)(http://img17.imagevenue.com/loc150/th_21223_ultrablue08.jpg) (http://img17.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc150&image=21223_ultrablue08.jpg)(http://img18.imagevenue.com/loc238/th_21231_ultrablue09.jpg) (http://img18.imagevenue.com/img.php?loc=loc238&image=21231_ultrablue09.jpg)
+ animated avatars
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2308/ultrarainbow1xk.gif) (http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/2599/ultrarainbowv27eq.gif)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on June 20, 2006, 01:38:37 AM
:o those pics are love! thanx aedon

*saves all of them*
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: sapphin on June 20, 2006, 07:34:49 AM
amazing!!!!:Dthank u aedon !
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: modemx on June 22, 2006, 08:58:32 PM
very nice pic view
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on June 23, 2006, 05:37:53 AM
aedon!! <3333333333

awesome pic!!
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on June 23, 2006, 10:57:35 AM
Official Wallpaper:
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4186/ultra128010245es.th.jpg) (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ultra128010245es.jpg)
:rolleyes:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Chatin on June 25, 2006, 10:31:42 AM
Hikki recently did an english interview on a Japanese variety show!  Lots of fun comments, plus she comments on her favorite album, favorite song, and tells us how she came up with the name "Ultra Blue"! Yay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkrqzwmmy84
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on June 25, 2006, 01:15:40 PM
nice find, chance. hikki is love. everyone BUY her new album. it is amazing beyond belief.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: kirimaru on July 02, 2006, 03:17:42 PM
I like Sakura Drops. That song rocks...
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: MyDearYossi on July 06, 2006, 10:21:03 AM
I wanna her new album!
Only album I bought was Exodus, but it isn't as good as her others. It's hard to buy any of j-pop albums in here, since I don't have MasterCard ect. :evil: Because of that my money are save:D  Must think the bright side.:P
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Seagull on July 06, 2006, 01:08:02 PM
Im a proud owner of her new album, and I just love it
One Night magic, Blue and This is love is the best new songs
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tannl on July 14, 2006, 01:36:56 PM
i only liked this is love...
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: boykun on July 14, 2006, 10:28:14 PM
Quote from: Chatin
Hikki recently did an english interview on a Japanese variety show!  Lots of fun comments, plus she comments on her favorite album, favorite song, and tells us how she came up with the name "Ultra Blue"! Yay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkrqzwmmy84



lol she did a Neko Hiroshi. how cute



Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: MyDearYossi on July 15, 2006, 09:06:04 AM
I like her album. And I hope she won't wait another four years before the next album:D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Ruffy on July 17, 2006, 02:17:18 PM
I liked her new album too. liked it so much that I had to buy it :D
somehow the sound is relaxing..
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on July 26, 2006, 11:23:53 AM
UTADA UNITED 2006
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/9678/utadalivetopha4.th.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=utadalivetopha4.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6213/utadalive01wz3.th.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=utadalive01wz3.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2083/utadalive04dx6.th.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=utadalive04dx6.jpg)
(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7246/utadalive02ry3.th.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=utadalive02ry3.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3817/utadalive03bb7.th.jpg) (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=utadalive03bb7.jpg)
Setlist
01.Passion
02.This Is Love
03.traveling
04.Movin' on without you
05.SAKURA DROPS
06.FINAL DISTANCE
07.First Love
08.DEVIL INSIDE
09.KREMLIN DUSK
10.YOU MAKE ME WANT TO BE A MAN
11.Be My Last
12.Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro
13.COLORS
14.Can You Keep A Secret?
15.Addicted To You
16.Wait&See ~Risk~
17.Letters
18.Keep Tryin'
En-01.Automatic
En-02.Hikari
http://www.hotexpress.co.jp/live_report/utadahikaru_20060701/

Why didn't Hikki perform "Let Me Give You My Love" or "Animato"? :cry:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: light_hikari on July 26, 2006, 11:27:09 AM
<3 Kremlin Dusk!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: jpfn on July 28, 2006, 09:05:56 AM
i think her new album was ok, had a few standout tracks
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on August 09, 2006, 07:22:38 PM
New Single in November!
ぼくはくま (Boku wa Kuma = I'm a bear)
NHK Minna no Uta theme for October-November
http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/hikki/news/index_j.htm

Unconfirmed info:
~ release date 2006/11/06
~ written by Utada Hikaru, arranged by Utada Hikaru and 冨田謙 (Tomita Yuzuru?)

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I'm a bear? wtf Hikki, we know you love your teddy Kuma Chang, but wtf are you smoking XD
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Ruffy on August 09, 2006, 10:02:03 PM
Quote from: aedon
New Single in November!
ぼくはくま (Boku wa Kuma = I'm a bear)
NHK Minna no Uta theme for October-November
http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/hikki/news/index_j.htm

Unconfirmed info:
~ release date 2006/11/06
~ written by Utada Hikaru, arranged by Utada Hikaru and 冨田謙 (Tomita Yuzuru?)

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I'm a bear? wtf Hikki, we know you love your teddy Kuma Chang, but wtf are you smoking XD

well..minna no uta is a show for small kids so I guess it therefore has to be a song that smal children can sing along to or something..
already wondering if she will have a PV where she is dressed like a bear xD
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: HiME on August 09, 2006, 10:11:44 PM
Quote from: aedon
New Single in November!
ぼくはくま (Boku wa Kuma = I'm a bear)

With such a title, I can't wait for the PV XD
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on August 09, 2006, 11:05:09 PM
Quote from: Ruffy
well..minna no uta is a show for small kids so I guess it therefore has to be a song that smal children can sing along to or something..
already wondering if she will have a PV where she is dressed like a bear xD

well, Shiina Ringo did the "Ringo no Uta" song for that show too, and it wasn't all that suitable for children, with all the ambiguous lyrics :P
http://www.centigrade-j.com/translations/ringonouta_shiinaringo.htm
And NHK version of the PV was way creepier than the original LOL

So I hope Hikki's song will be punk rock and the PV will be futuristic gothic dystopia and Hikki will wear a bear-skin and bite off some bird heads... or not :nelson:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: fuyumi on August 10, 2006, 11:49:36 AM
ROFL I wanna be a bear too!!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 10, 2006, 12:42:05 PM
This one's for you Kuma Chang!! XD
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on August 10, 2006, 12:51:28 PM
sounds.........interesting :lol:

but a new single!! woot!!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: MyDearYossi on August 10, 2006, 06:31:22 PM
Yea, new single! I can't wait to hear it:D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 14, 2006, 01:35:13 PM
Photos of the Tetris DS challenge against Utada (http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=gls====204898&nbc1=1)

She lost only 4 times out of 30 matches. My theory is, by looking at the pictures, that the contenders were so busy admiring Hikki's beauty that they lost concentration. The four winners were either women or clearly gay :P
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Imperx on August 15, 2006, 02:57:39 AM
^I heard she is really good at Tetris. She looks so cute wearing glasses!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: MyDearYossi on August 15, 2006, 11:10:37 AM
I agree with you, Imperx. Glasses really suit her:heart:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on August 16, 2006, 07:42:47 AM
She's not just good, she's AMAZING at Tetris. She got that magic 999((9 result sometime ago, and posted a photo at her blog, lemme find it XD
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4784/2006070318521jmd5.th.jpg) (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2006070318521jmd5.jpg)
She's the Queen of Tetris :D
She also beaten one of the Hey!x3 show hosts (the bald one) easily, so well, I wouldn't want to play against her ^^;
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 16, 2006, 03:01:57 PM
Utada Hikaru beguiles Tetris foes

Japanese pop star vanquishes 26 of 30 opponents playing Nintendo's puzzler Tetris DS at a promo event over the weekend. (http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6155766.html?sid=6155766)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: MyDearYossi on August 17, 2006, 10:58:45 AM
Quote from: aedon
She's not just good, she's AMAZING at Tetris. She got that magic 999((9 result sometime ago, and posted a photo at her blog, lemme find it XD
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4784/2006070318521jmd5.th.jpg) (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2006070318521jmd5.jpg)


:o  Whoou! She really is amazing:)
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on August 19, 2006, 07:51:18 PM
With Aaliyah.

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1683/hikkiaaliyahwd0.jpg)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: nazokage on August 20, 2006, 11:11:03 PM
she is my favorite probally thought her american album wasent very good at all but i still love her :D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Kikuru on August 21, 2006, 08:27:42 AM
I got a kick out of her Avril Lavigne cover(I think it was "skater boy")
but damn...that Passion music video...my jaw dropped when I saw it!
It's probably my favorite music video
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on August 21, 2006, 10:39:59 AM
Quote from: Kikuru
I got a kick out of her Avril Lavigne cover(I think it was "skater boy")
but damn...that Passion music video...my jaw dropped when I saw it!
It's probably my favorite music video

You should watch Hikki's UH3+ video clip compilation, Final Distance~traveling~Sakura Drops trilogy is one of the best visual works in J-pop :yep: Heck, I'd marry Kiriya Kazuaki just for those PVs too lol
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Mugen on August 21, 2006, 10:55:14 AM
I bought my first Jpop cds!! No other than Hikki's ultrablue~~! (and ayu's my story)
(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/6973/dsc03691oe6.jpg)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on August 21, 2006, 11:06:22 AM
Whoa, isn't this MY STORY the oop limited edition? :O Mine was the leggy cover which I hated at first lol
btw we have a thread for J-pop collection pics (http://forum.jphip.com/showthread.php?t=4593) ;)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: MyDearYossi on August 21, 2006, 12:01:15 PM
Quote from: aedon
Final Distance~traveling~Sakura Drops trilogy is one of the best visual works in J-pop :yep: Heck, I'd marry Kiriya Kazuaki just for those PVs too lol


I love those PVs:heart: Sakura Drops PV made the song even better!XD
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on August 21, 2006, 03:37:10 PM
Quote from: Kikuru
I got a kick out of her Avril Lavigne cover(I think it was "skater boy")

She covered an Avril Lavigne song? :o
Why have I never heard of this?  Anyone got it for download?
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Seagull on August 21, 2006, 03:41:08 PM
^ I haven't heard about it either, do someone now where to found it???
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on August 21, 2006, 03:43:23 PM
I wonder if it was a mistake?  Kikuru might have been thinking of her Green Day cover (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams).
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 21, 2006, 04:30:12 PM
Well a cover of an Avril Lavigne song would surely be 1000x better than Avril's cover of S.O.A.D's 'Chop Suey' :evil:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Kikuru on August 21, 2006, 10:01:48 PM
Quote from: ~Dan~
I wonder if it was a mistake?  Kikuru might have been thinking of her Green Day cover (Boulevard Of Broken Dreams).


Oops...:doh: You were right...

It was the Green Day cover now that I think about it.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Mugen on August 21, 2006, 10:12:52 PM
Quote from: aedon
Whoa, isn't this MY STORY the oop limited edition? :O Mine was the leggy cover which I hated at first lol
btw we have a thread for J-pop collection pics (http://forum.jphip.com/showthread.php?t=4593) ;)


whooops. didnt see that thread
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: lazydayz on August 23, 2006, 11:48:35 AM
Quote from: MyDearYossi
I love those PVs:heart: Sakura Drops PV made the song even better!XD

me too, sakura drops is my first sight love to utada...
currently love keep tryin' PV... it's totally nice clip :)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: light_hikari on August 23, 2006, 08:55:38 PM
Keep Tryin' is an absolutely adorable clip.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: nazokage on August 24, 2006, 06:18:31 AM
actully someone did cover avril's song but it wasent hiki ... i cant rember who covered it cept it was a female artist i will have to look on my other pc where i have the song and look at which artist it is.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: StreakInTheSky on August 24, 2006, 08:17:59 AM
ayumi shibata did >_>
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: MyDearYossi on August 24, 2006, 09:39:13 AM
Aaa~ Keep Tryin' PV:heart:  It's good too. I like those "hints" to her other PVs:D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on August 24, 2006, 10:19:00 AM
Sonim is covering an Avril's song, doh.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: orion on August 24, 2006, 10:28:36 AM
i cant believe how popular she is. i dont think she is that great.  im not really into the jpop stuff so i guess my opinion doesnt really matter anyway!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: lazydayz on August 29, 2006, 12:31:06 PM
my friends brought me utada unplugged songs collec. last week
wow it's a superb nice!!!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on August 29, 2006, 12:46:23 PM
Quote from: orion
i cant believe how popular she is. i dont think she is that great.  im not really into the jpop stuff so i guess my opinion doesnt really matter anyway!

Well, you can always express your opinion o_O Just don't go into flaming and stuff. Maybe you've listened to all the wrong songs or something.

Imho, when Hikki started she was nothing special with her typical R'n'B music but apparently she was one of the first mainstream female artists of that genre in Japan so she was like fresh breeze and her debut album sold like hotcakes... I like her latter stuff a lot more, even Exodus was good despite the flop in USA.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on August 29, 2006, 04:52:03 PM
Quote from: orion
i cant believe how popular she is. i dont think she is that great.  im not really into the jpop stuff so i guess my opinion doesnt really matter anyway!

It depends which songs you've heard.  If you're just going by the stuff she's released since mid-2004 then I can't believe how popular she is either.  Go and listen to some of the earlier stuff.  I'd recommend something like her 2nd album ("Distance") would be a good starter.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tannl on August 29, 2006, 05:09:01 PM
can u keep a secret FUUU~
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatguy on August 29, 2006, 05:26:39 PM
one of the first i heard was in my room

i luuuurve the bass on that track :D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ntropy on August 30, 2006, 01:10:25 PM
Hey everyone,

I should be in Matsuyama tonight at the Utada show but due to circumstances I'm sitting here in my apartment. So instead I'll just say Traveling and Passion are two of my favorite songs and I love the cover of Fly Me to the Moon.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on August 30, 2006, 03:38:23 PM
Man, must be some serious circumstances.  Utada shows are so frickin rare I'd miss my own wedding just to see one!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on September 02, 2006, 08:46:29 PM
UH4 "UTADA HIKARU SINGLE CLIP COLLECTION VOL.4" DVD
2006.9.27 On Sale
(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/7307/tobf5500mc1.jpg)
TOBF-5500 (1st press limited ed.)
TOBF-5501 (reg. ed.)

Tracklist:
1. COLORS
2. Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro
3. Be My Last
4. Passion
5. Keep Tryin'
1st press bonus videos:
Be My Last & Passion unplugged (from Internet live sessions)

Back to oogly covers~
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on September 08, 2006, 11:06:08 AM
ぼくはくま / Boku wa Kuma
2006.11.22 On Sale
NHK Minna no Uta song for October~November
TOCT-40063 (w/original picture book by Hikki)
TOCT-40064 (Regular ed.)
1 Boku wa Kuma
2 Boku wa Kuma (Original Karaoke)

The song is planned to go on air on October 1st (radio) and on October 2nd (TV).
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on September 10, 2006, 03:55:27 AM
I think Utada is so genius. her lyrics are very metaphoric. Plus the fact that she writes and produces. And she can play the piano and guitar, you know shes a true mucisian.

And I like her Exodous album because of lyrics (the beats are pretty good, but its sooo not Timberland). I thought it sucked, but I think I understand why she wrote them, they arent pointless lyrics!

-Owaranai_sLaVe
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: light_hikari on September 10, 2006, 03:59:29 AM
Quote from: aedon
ぼくはくま / Boku wa Kuma
2006.11.22 On Sale
NHK Minna no Uta song for October~November
TOCT-40063 (w/original picture book by Hikki)
TOCT-40064 (Regular ed.)
1 Boku wa Kuma
2 Boku wa Kuma (Original Karaoke)

The song is planned to go on air on October 1st (radio) and on October 2nd (TV).


Man. Still love that title.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: kingkevin420 on September 12, 2006, 05:35:27 AM
hikki was one of my 1st fav jpop artists
still love her today! :heart: :D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: epullipan on September 15, 2006, 07:29:16 PM
I like Can You Keep A Secret
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 15, 2006, 07:49:32 PM
Quote
"New single release from Hikaru Utada and her first ever release of a nursery rhyme released as the theme for NHK's program "Minna no Uta." She says she wrote the song when she received a teddy bear--"Kuma-chan"--who was so cute she just started writing! The new single is sweet, soft, and full of love set to sooth the hearts of mothers, fathers, and children. Special Jacket Edition features album art drawn by Hikaru Utada herself!"

Well, if her album art is anything like her self portrait:

(http://www.aznkid.com/misc/utadaportrait.jpg)

We're in for an artistic masterpiece! :lol:

Here's videos of Utada when she was a part of the Tetris challenge:

Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lQ5smMZOsA)
Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxK1KDSvNm0)

Hikki's unreal...:o
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Yuuyami on September 18, 2006, 11:29:46 PM
Ohohoho, Hikki's coming out with a new single? YAY!

Ultra Blue didn't really strike me as well as her other albums, but I seriously look forward to her single...and her personal album cover drawing, haha. -roots for Hikki-
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: nixor6 on September 19, 2006, 07:54:42 AM
Wow, new single, nice!  I feel like she's definitely in a class of her own in terms of talent and staying power.   It probably helps that she tends to avoid the whole media circus...
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: MyDearYossi on September 20, 2006, 01:06:36 PM
Oh yes, "sweet, soft, and full of love" song!
Can't wait to see her drawings tooXD
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 20, 2006, 05:26:47 PM
The lyrics are supposedly:

Quote
I am a bear bear bear bear
I am not a car bear bear bear
I can't walk but I can dance
I can't talk but I can sing
I am a bear bear bear bear

I am a bear bear bear bear
I hate fighting bear bear bear
My rival is fried shrimp
I was probably chocolate in a previous life
I am a bear bear bear bear

Bonjour! Je m'appelle Kuma. Comment ca va?
(Hello! I am Kuma. How are you?)

I am a bear bear bear bear
The winter is cold bear bear bear
In the evening, "Goodnight, Mr. Pillow"
In the morning, "Good morning, Mr. Pillow"

In the evening, "Goodnight, Mr. Pillow"
In the morning, "Good morning, Mr. Pillow"
I am a bear be-be-bear
Mama bear bear

French! XD :heart: People have been complaining the lyrics aren't poetic or as deep as Hikki usually is, but remember, it's for a freaking kids show!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: HiME on September 20, 2006, 05:39:32 PM
OMG XD Indeed, that's not really deep and poetic.
But I'm even more looking forward to watching the PV now... Hikki "Mama Bear" :heart: rofl.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Kurisu on September 20, 2006, 06:46:21 PM
So her new Single is completely in english(except: Bonjour! Je m'appelle Kuma. Comment ca va?) ? :confused:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 20, 2006, 07:33:25 PM
^ Oh sorry! I forgot to mention that what I posted was a translation. The Romaji lyrics are:

Quote
Boku wa kuma kuma kuma kuma
Kuruma jya naiyo kuma kuma kuma
Arukenaikedo odoreruyo
Shaberarenaikedo utaeruyo
Boku wa kuma kuma kuma kuma

Boku wa kuma kuma kuma kuma
Kennka wa yadayo kuma kuma kuma
Raibaru ha ebi-furai dayo
Zennse wa kitto chocolate
Boku wa kuma kuma kuma kuma

Bonjour! Je m'appelle Kuma. Comment ca va?

Boku wa kuma kuma kuma kuma
Fuyu wa samuiyo kuma kuma kuma
Yoru wa "Oyasumi, makura-san"
Asa wa "Ohayou, makura-san"
Boku wa kuma kuma kuma kuma

Yoru wa "Oyasumi, Makura-san"
Asa wa "Ohayou, Makura-san"
Boku wa kuma
Mama kuma kuma
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on September 20, 2006, 08:14:30 PM
Quote from: Tuffty
Well, if her album art is anything like her self portrait:

(http://www.aznkid.com/misc/utadaportrait.jpg)

We're in for an artistic masterpiece! :lol:

Here's videos of Utada when she was a part of the Tetris challenge:

Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lQ5smMZOsA)
Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxK1KDSvNm0)

Hikki's unreal...:o



hehe I live this drawing :heart: XD
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: MyDearYossi on September 21, 2006, 04:29:15 PM
OMG! The lyrics are so funnyXD
But I'm sure Hikki will get those lyrics sound amazing:D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on September 29, 2006, 04:42:38 PM
Hikki & Bear:
(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/5167/hikkikumayz6.jpg)
Why does it look like it was shot during the Ultra Blue photo session? :O

Bigger UH4 dvd cover:
(http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7852/utadadvduh4jjc1.jpg)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 29, 2006, 05:05:02 PM
Quote from: aedon
Hikki & Bear:
(http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/5167/hikkikumayz6.jpg)
Why does it look like it was shot during the Ultra Blue photo session? :O


Because I think it was.

Quote
The mother of one of Japan's biggest pop stars was recently caught with more than $400,000 in suspected drug proceeds as she tried to board a plane from New York to Las Vegas, according to federal prosecutors now seeking forfeiture of the funds. In March, screeners at JFK Airport discovered the money in the carry-on luggage of Junko Utada, whose 23-year-old daughter has been described as the Japanese Britney Spears.  (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0927062hikaru1.html)


I hope Utada and her mom are ok, and I wish them all the best. But if you look at the final page of the court document, Junko's address is listed :o
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on September 29, 2006, 06:53:52 PM
Quote from: Tuffty
Quote from: aedon
Why does it look like it was shot during the Ultra Blue photo session? :O
Because I think it was.
Damn that's cheap.

Quote from: Tuffty
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0927062hikaru1.html
I hope Utada and her mom are ok, and I wish them all the best. But if you look at the final page of the court document, Junko's address is listed :o
WTF?! O_O
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on October 08, 2006, 10:24:29 AM
Hikki's mom is a druggie? ? WTF?


oh boy...hope there's some good shit for UH4!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ziggurat on October 08, 2006, 11:59:34 AM
the passion pv use the same fantasy concept but not massive such as sakura drops.. hikki always fascinate me with her pv...
hikki has always be my favourite since the first love pv <33
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on October 08, 2006, 04:06:58 PM
whoa....that is unexpected...wait to till I tell my mom about this :doh:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: xkwanwahx on October 09, 2006, 01:46:39 AM
surprising how she's still releasin her music even after she's married
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: chocobo8892 on October 09, 2006, 10:30:15 AM
She looks better after she has slimmed down :o
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Sakura22 on October 10, 2006, 05:03:28 AM
I´m big fan from Hikaru Utada´super fanatsy PV´s sakura drops and traveling are the best.

sorry for my bad english^^
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on October 11, 2006, 08:13:05 AM
PV Boku wa Kuma

http://download.yousendit.com/0C54483E6856708D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: huggumwuggums on October 11, 2006, 10:11:07 AM
I remember seeing that on Youtube! Thanks metoice! :heart:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ziggurat on October 11, 2006, 12:28:27 PM
wow, i love this lonely kuma ! thanks metoice!!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on October 11, 2006, 04:22:36 PM
Hikki's first nationwide tour in 6 years comes to DVD!
Utada United 2006
2006.12.20 On Sale
TOBF-5506 | 6190 yen (tax excl.) | 1 disc
Pre-order: CDJapan (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=TOBF-5506)

No other details yet, but the possible setlist can be found in my previous post (http://forum.jphip.com/showpost.php?p=133004&postcount=104). However, it's from Sendai show, and the show they're publishing was filmed in Saitama, so it could be a little different.

And damn, the price is ridiculous, you can buy Ayu's 3 disc box for 5,800 (which is a gimmick, but damn, at least they give you an illusion it's worth the price!), so sorry, Hikki, I pass. I'm pretty sure it'll sell like hotcakes anyway, as a X'mas present :rolleyes:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: light_hikari on October 11, 2006, 08:53:12 PM
Eh. I'll so buy it <3
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: mckool on October 17, 2006, 06:29:05 AM
She's been the 'hot item' from her debut in '96/97(?); but she got over that 'one-album-wonder' period nicely i think.  Working toward having more control over her music (she's writing alot more, i heard) helps alot too..

I saw some of her interview done in English on the tube, she's a very well-spoken, positive, energitic lady also, what's not to love !?  :P
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: mckool on October 17, 2006, 06:29:48 AM
btw, my friend just got turn on to her, gave a copy of her new album to me to listen, great tunes/arrangement and singing!!  check it out!
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: panida on October 22, 2006, 07:03:30 PM
I love Hikky
Automatic is my first J-song
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Kira-sama on October 23, 2006, 01:43:32 AM
Quote from: panida
I love Hikky
Automatic is my first J-song


yep hikki sings pretty nice ^^
first song was for probably would be First Love!
Title: 2006/11/22 Boku wa Kuma ON SALE
Post by: aedon on October 23, 2006, 07:51:45 PM
Out of nowhere another version of Boku wa Kuma single appeared, this time with DVD with the animated PV.

Boku wa Kuma (Limited Edition w/ picturebook by Hikki)
TOCT-40063 ¥1,100 (tax in)
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/784/toct40063et2.jpg)

Boku wa Kuma (Regular Edition w/ DVD)
TOCT-40069 ¥1,200 (tax in)
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3128/toct40069go7.jpg)

Boku wa Kuma (Regular Edition CD only)
TOCT-40064 ¥600 (tax in)
(http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/2808/toct40064pw8.jpg)

The tracklist is the same for all 3 editions:
01. ぼくはくま
02. ぼくはくま (Original Karaoke)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: zaius on October 31, 2006, 02:22:02 AM
i've been a fan of her since First Love and was totally psyched when she performed Take On Me during the Bohemian Summer 2000 tour. I had an mp3 rip of it but dammit if it got lost when my last compy got toasted...dammit. anywhoooooooooo~ i'm a still a fan, yay!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: StreakInTheSky on November 01, 2006, 05:34:17 AM
The covers are awesome.
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: taezen on November 17, 2006, 01:59:27 AM
My favorite song by her is "in my room" but.. none the less has anyone ever noticed.. that she loses and gains alot of weight really fast?
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on November 17, 2006, 04:12:58 AM
Hikki rocks hard.

Love it when she speaks in English and so does Traveling also :ONkneelbow:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on November 22, 2006, 09:29:11 AM
Download the single @ JPH!P tracker (http://forum.jphip.com/showthread.php?t=6840)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: LovelyMermaid on November 26, 2006, 05:50:08 PM
I am a fairly gigantic Utada fan :heart:
I pre ordered the first press edition of Boku wa Kuma back in september and I'm waiting for it to arrive :D Would anyone like me to scan pictures of the picture book when it comes? :heart:
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: surezal on November 29, 2006, 01:20:04 AM
gotta love Utada Hikaru & this thread :D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: surezal on November 29, 2006, 01:50:51 AM
I love her songs too! Just love it when she speaks half english/half japanese. Her english is very good and her japanese too :D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: blp on November 29, 2006, 02:28:18 AM
I like the song much more than I thought I would... I was worried it was gonna be too child-orientated but it's actually pretty funny and sweet in it's own way.

Can't wait for her new live DVD due out next month... it's pretty expensive though.  I loved the ULTRA-BLUE album (hell I even love the EXODUS album) so it'll be good to see the songs performed live.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: light_hikari on November 29, 2006, 05:23:33 AM
Her DVDs are always so gotdangly expensive. I mean, she CAN do that, but still it's annoying.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: NANA122 on November 30, 2006, 03:11:35 AM
She is the first Jpop artist I ever saw and I thought she is so cool is this what jpop music is about. I thought this because she is so different from what i'mm use to. Then I find out she is even different for Jpop, I think she is so talented.
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: santa84 on December 21, 2006, 08:57:21 PM
here's my contributions of some pics... was my 1st Jpop idol that i ever taken note of lol.. everytime there was news of her posted on the forums that i go to i'll definitely check it out ^^;;

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/santa84/0_exodusUK_06.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/santa84/foma-large1.jpg)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on December 22, 2006, 10:43:13 AM
Unconfirmed! New single in February :w00t:
...
That's sure is a lot of information, but that's all that fan-net reported ._.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on December 25, 2006, 05:19:09 AM
Utada Hikaru - UTADA UNITED 2006!!!!!! >.<

rip - http://mullemeck.serveftp.org/jps_beta/index.php?page=details&id=28509
DVDISO - http://mullemeck.serveftp.org/jps_beta/index.php?page=details&id=28573
mp3 - http://mullemeck.serveftp.org/jps_beta/index.php?page=details&id=28575
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on December 25, 2006, 06:51:20 AM
Thank you for the great info to Download~!!!:ONkneelbow:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Boshabab on December 31, 2006, 12:45:41 AM
lol@rika&hikki clip

anyways, this is one of my best fav artist, got hooked with Hikari, colors, first love and wait&see :D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: wakaba_doll on December 31, 2006, 03:57:51 AM
Wait & See is *STILL* one of my all-time favourite J-pop songs! :heart: Utada has one of the best damn voices in the entire international music industry, imo~ It's a shame her US version of Exodus didn't do as well as it could have XD Easy Breezy was probably the *WORST* song to use as a single, and I think it was *WAY* beneath Utada XD She was way too talented for a lot of the songs on that album, although there were some real gems on there too. I'm just glad she's still active in the J-pop scene :heart: ULTRA BLUE was pretty great!^^
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on January 05, 2007, 11:29:40 AM
Quote from: aedon;264763
New single in February :w00t:
...
That's sure is a lot of information, but that's all that fan-net reported ._.
Confirmed!
New Single 『Flavor Of Life』
2007.02.28 On Sale
TOCT-40095 1,100 yen (tax in)
Tracklist:
1:Flavor Of Life
2:Flavor Of Life -Ballad Version- (TBS drama Hana Yori Dango 2 image song)
3:Flavor Of Life (Original Karaoke)
4:Flavor Of Life -Ballad Version- (Original Karaoke)
5:Flavor Of Life -Antidote Mix- (CD Only Bonus Track)
http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/hikki/news/index_j.htm

Edit:
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/8392/utada070105apit2.jpg)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on January 16, 2007, 04:12:45 PM
utada hikaru - Flavor Of Life >.<

http://download.yousendit.com/FAD0E6C02F10EAF3
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Leira on January 17, 2007, 04:47:35 AM
Quote from: metoice;284452
utada hikaru - Flavor Of Life >.<

http://download.yousendit.com/FAD0E6C02F10EAF3


Ooooh awesome~! *3* I loved this song when I heard it in HYD2. :ONwahaha: Thank you~ X3
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on January 17, 2007, 09:57:50 AM
Flavor Of Life cover
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/836/toct40095ax6.jpg)
eh?
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on January 17, 2007, 10:50:53 AM
hikki!! >.<

(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/8428/flavoroflifepromofe9lt7.th.jpg) (http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flavoroflifepromofe9lt7.jpg)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on January 17, 2007, 11:08:48 AM
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/8428/flavoroflifepromofe9lt7.th.jpg) (http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flavoroflifepromofe9lt7.jpg)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ziggurat on January 18, 2007, 02:40:15 PM
Thanks metoice for the mp3. I should pay attention to hikki more... still cute as before..
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 18, 2007, 07:41:34 PM
:heart: :heart: [size=8]Happy Birthday Hikki!![/size] :heart: :heart:

Beautiful, talented, smart, a little kooky and a master Tetris player. Sounds like the perfect combination!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: RatBastich on January 18, 2007, 07:49:28 PM
^Whoa, its her B-Day?!?!>


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HIKKI~!!!!  Have a great one~!!!
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Seagull on January 18, 2007, 08:10:27 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

I didn't know it was her birthday today XD
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 18, 2007, 08:27:42 PM
Hikki and Rika's birthday on the same day. No coincidence about it, today is when hotness rules the world!! :D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: HiME on January 18, 2007, 09:41:12 PM
Happy Birthday Hikki!!! :heart: :heart:

Here's a delicious Rika for you:
(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/6168/d5454546ruq5.jpg)
Hurry while it's hot. ;)


 :lol: On another note, Flavor Of Life is growing on me... I didn't like it at first. But I still don't like Hikki's very deep voice on some parts.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: wakaba_doll on January 18, 2007, 09:44:11 PM
^ ZOMG, that Rika pic is *HOT*!! :inlove:

Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday to Hikki too :P LOL
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: browngom on January 20, 2007, 09:12:59 AM
her ultra blue album is very promising. <3 COLORS
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Lunar on January 20, 2007, 10:20:30 AM
Happy Birthday Hikki! :heart:

she is so... invincible
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on January 20, 2007, 02:22:04 PM
Leaving My Late Happy Birthday to Queen Hikki~!!! Keep rockin on! :ONwriggly:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: LovelyMermaid on January 20, 2007, 02:42:47 PM
On first listen...as much as I absolutly adore Hikki, I'm not crazy about Flavor of Life. It's beautiful of course, but it sounds too much like a Dareka/Be my Last Hybrid.

And Ultra Blue is far more than promising XD I've had COLORS since buying Deep River over three years ago or so, there's many more masterpieces on that album :heart: Nichyo no Asa! :heart:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: browngom on January 21, 2007, 01:29:20 AM
Quote from: harlock;85674
The english version of Passion is out! It's called Sanctuary and it's awesome.
check it out----->


i first heard this song when i played Kingdom Hearts II (which is a freakin awesome game btw) and i knew it sounded familiar.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: wakaba_doll on January 21, 2007, 01:51:07 AM
Hikki sings gorgeous in both English and Japanese, but I have to say I prefer her Japanese version of that song, Passion :heart: I'm partial to original versions though XD LOL
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: browngom on January 21, 2007, 08:05:10 AM
i agree, english sound weird becuz of the japanese style music.  what u guys think of Bokuwa Kuma? lol that is the weirdest song. then i found out its for children.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tivx on January 21, 2007, 08:17:09 AM
ya i prefer japanese style too. some english ones are aight, but sometimes her english lyrics freak me out. like in kettobase

"I want your baby"
"i want your baby"

o_o
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 23, 2007, 03:05:39 PM
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e113/Nakiatala/2007011917395j.jpg)

Hikki Santa :heart:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: wakaba_doll on January 23, 2007, 04:47:56 PM
Quote from: tivx;288801
ya i prefer japanese style too. some english ones are aight, but sometimes her english lyrics freak me out. like in kettobase

"I want your baby"
"i want your baby"

o_o


ROFL! I always thought that was the most hilarious song lyric XD The first time I heard it, I was like "I know she did *NOT* just say that!!" :lol:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on January 23, 2007, 04:51:38 PM
Quote from: Tuffty;290793
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e113/Nakiatala/2007011917395j.jpg)

Hikki Santa :heart:


็HIKKI SANTA!! >.<
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on January 23, 2007, 04:53:35 PM
Happy Birthday Hikki!! >.<[/size]
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: okayasu on January 28, 2007, 08:14:51 PM
I feel in love with her music after i listened to first love..it was such a great song..i luv her most recent one..the one playing in HYD...too bad she didn't make it that big when she tried to break into the american market..but despite that..i luv her music
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: celicagt4 on January 29, 2007, 01:10:14 PM
i suppose Flavor of Life is not out yet.... 28 Feb was it?
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: C60533 on January 31, 2007, 01:01:15 AM
Hey. Just found this and I just wanted to say that Utada Hikaru was the one that got me into j-pop and such in the beginning. First, my friend introduced me to her with her song Sakura Drops and I loved it. Then when my cousins became addicted to Kingdom Hearts and I found the theme song and Hikari, I was hooked.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on February 02, 2007, 06:34:24 AM
I thought the same with those lines 'I want your baby"

What freaked me out even MORE was when I watched MTV unplugged and she said she wrote that song for her... dad... talk about Edipus complex! (sp?).

Plus, I still think she doesnt love her husband. Exodus saids it all + the making video of Passions (I think).

Happy belated birthday :)
*dammit, does anoyone know the site to her blog so i can send her an e-mail? totally forgotit...*

-Owaranai_sLaVe
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: SuperDave on February 12, 2007, 11:27:18 PM
My girlfriend and i constantly argue about Utada. I say shes hotter than most japanese women (plus shes from NY originally like me hehe, so i may be a bit partial) but she keeps bringing up the actress from babylon whos name i cant think of right now....im not gonna give up. Utada is so hot.
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on February 13, 2007, 01:01:23 PM
Quote from: SuperDave;307031
My girlfriend and i constantly argue about Utada. I say shes hotter than most japanese women (plus shes from NY originally like me hehe, so i may be a bit partial) but she keeps bringing up the actress from babylon whos name i cant think of right now....im not gonna give up. Utada is so hot.


I totally agree with you~!!! I love Utada alot also and which is funny because my mom was a fan of Utada's mom when she was a singer before so its like following her footsteps :ONbingo:

But as said. Utada is totally beautiful
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: scavengers on March 03, 2007, 12:44:07 AM
she kinda drown after her marriage~
shes cool in 1st single~ she's the reason i'm here rite now
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on March 03, 2007, 06:05:13 AM
Quote from: scavengers;321016
she kinda drown after her marriage~
shes cool in 1st single~ she's the reason i'm here rite now


yea but after her divorce it seems ok now :ONbingo:
Title: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Imperx on March 03, 2007, 06:46:40 AM
Quote from: Dj-B13;321177
yea but after her divorce it seems ok now :ONbingo:


Hikaru got a divorce? Thats news to me. I'm sorry it didn't work out for her. :ONsad:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: reyfer on March 04, 2007, 02:42:38 AM
Hikaru Utada, the U.S.-born pop star whose debut album "First Love" set a sales record in Japan and sold millions more across Asia, said Saturday she has ended a 4 1/2-year marriage to the director of her music videos. (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20070304a3.html)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: SpiritX03 on March 04, 2007, 03:19:15 AM
Quote from: reyfer;321579
Hikaru Utada, the U.S.-born pop star whose debut album "First Love" set a sales record in Japan and sold millions more across Asia, said Saturday she has ended a 4 1/2-year marriage to the director of her music videos. (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20070304a3.html)

:ONomg: IS THAT TRUE, reyfer!!!

can you gave us a source of your information? I got to know! :ONtantrum:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on March 04, 2007, 03:30:34 AM
Yep she has divorced her husband. New that for some time now when my mom was watching her Japanese News Station one morening and woke me up to tell me that.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Guchi_Jnr on March 04, 2007, 03:44:53 AM
^ they only filed the papers 2days ago.

And yeah, I saw about the divorce and the statement they released last night (Saturday night) on TV.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: reyfer on March 04, 2007, 06:41:07 AM
Quote from: SpiritX03;321585
:ONomg: IS THAT TRUE, reyfer!!!

can you gave us a source of your information? I got to know! :ONtantrum:


Well, if you click on any part of my post, you'll go to my source :D
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on March 04, 2007, 03:43:03 PM
^ Woah, that's such a shock!! Hope Hikki is ok and it goes as painless as possible. Wouldn't want a McCartney/Mills type of divorce o_O
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aimaime on March 04, 2007, 07:09:34 PM
oh no. is it true? of all the artists she's the last one i'd imagine ever getting divorced :(

i'm in love with the new single though. it's back to her older style of music..
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Guchi_Jnr on March 05, 2007, 10:03:01 AM
Just because they have divorced, doesn't mean it's over.

Hell, her parents have divorced and re-married each other 6 or 7 times now.
(probably just for the honeymoon sex)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: SpiritX03 on March 06, 2007, 12:00:55 PM
Wow... I really didn't expect Hikki to be divorced... totally caught me off guard... but I'm still a Hikki music supporter... too bad all her albums will hurt my wallet badly... I so need to get all her music... GO HIKKI!!! :ONcool1:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: yukitora on March 11, 2007, 09:26:06 AM
Her divorce did come as a shock, but she married at what - 19? And never appeared to be very close to Kiriya in these 4.5 years. YMMWTBAM was only hinting such things.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on March 11, 2007, 11:16:27 AM
The divorce announcement:

Yesterday, on March 2nd, I, Utada Hikaru, and Kiriya Kazuaki, officially divorced.

To all the people who have supported us until now, we would like to thank you very much. Our apologies for surprising you with the short notice.

We believe that both of us have learned so much and grown up with the 4-year and a half marriage.

While we mutually keep changing, a perception gap on the direction of the future and concept of marriage has gradually emerged between us. Another big reason is the lack of communication in our life, passing each other while both are working internationally.

"Though divorce is a pity, it was good that we have met each other" - that is what we talked. As a creator and a dear friend, we hope we can continue watching the growth of each other.

I am looking forward to following Kiriya-kun's career in the future.

March 3rd 2007    Utada Hikaru

This is to let you know that yesterday I, Kiriya Kazuaki, and Utada Hikaru divorced. Until now I have shared a lot of things with Hikaru and created various kinds of things together. Those are wonderful, treasured memories. However, we think that we were not able to emotionally depend on each other to the end, keeping severity, rigors and loneliness of creation in each other's heart. Though we came to this conclusion, I sincerely appreciate it that I met Hikaru and spent very happy times together. I am very much concerned about Hikaru's well-being.

I truly would like to thank all the people who have supported us until now. I hope you will continue supporting Hikaru and her music in the future.

Kiriya Kazuaki    March 3rd 2007

Original message -> http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007030312006j.xml
translation is from Hikki Texts (http://hikki.blogspot.com/) -> http://hikki.blogspot.com/2007/03/important-announcement.html
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: yukitora on March 11, 2007, 04:34:14 PM
^atleast it sounds mutual. It wasn't bitter or anything.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: squall leonhart on March 11, 2007, 05:23:43 PM
she's more & more pretty when I show her in Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Camp at 26.2

Hope they're still OK after the divorce.
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: inokade on March 12, 2007, 05:29:01 PM
OMG! Hikki is one of the best singers I have ever listened to xD
<3 Passion =)
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: wakaba_doll on March 12, 2007, 08:27:09 PM
Her new single is great~ I was actually pleasantly surprised! :heart: Hikki had been kind of so-so to me lately, but I'm loving this new one.

That sucks to hear about her divorce, although personally, I thought she was way too young to be married already anyway XD LOL
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on March 12, 2007, 11:01:11 PM
I'll quote myself from a post I made earlier in another forum:

Quote
So, who saw this coming all along??

Anyone? No? Yes?

*raises hand*

IT'S ALL OVER HER FREAKING MUSIC. Even if you cant understand Japanese, read the translated stuff. It was so damn obvious. And the Exodus albums probably topped it all off nicely. Even in Ultra Blue it still had sad lyrics, and her happy stuff just really sounded like she wanted to have fun...with someone else.
When I saw the making of Passion, her husband was tehre to direct it. And there was absolutely no chemistry in my opnion.

Does it make me sound like a witch to be so happy when i found out the day after my birthday? Hell, I'll admit, it was probably a really awesome thing to happen on my birthday. Every time I watched her together with him, even when I wasnt such a big fan, I could tell she wasn't happy. Even in interviews.

Now, I just hope she's doing okay, even if they didn't have strong feelings for each other, it still must be hard. Either way, I'm just glad that she has room now to find someone else. I expect happier music smile.gif *even though I effing love her metaphoric ballads*

-Owaranai_sLaVe
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on March 14, 2007, 12:06:03 PM
Flavor of Life sales are quite impressing :O

week1(3/12) #1 270,605
week2(3/19) #1 140,479
Total: 411,084

I guess a popular drama tie-up and more than 2 tracks on the cd help a lot :lol:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on March 14, 2007, 12:56:55 PM
Quote from: Owaranai_sLaVe;327759
I'll quote myself from a post I made earlier in another forum:



-Owaranai_sLaVe


Yea, as you said, it was very quite obvious,esecially in alot of her Music Videos...oh my god.

Me and my friend too was like man what is going on :ONdunno:
Title: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: okayasu on March 18, 2007, 07:10:29 AM
man!..that's soo mature
i mean how often do you hear both parties saying stuff like that after a divorce?
an it sounded so mutual..so i guess distance doesn't always make the  heart fonder..but they've handled the break up rather well....maintaining a long-lasting relationship is hard when ur in show-biz...since u won't have the privilege of being together with your love ones all the time
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on April 20, 2007, 09:22:39 AM
New Song Kiss & Cry
sample: wmp (http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/hikki/disco/sound/hikki_070420_01.wvx) / real (http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/hikki/disco/sound/hikki_070420_01.ram)

It's used in Cup Noodle commercial and released as ringtone so far. No details on the possible single (fan-net (http://www8.plala.or.jp/fan-net/NewSong.html) reports it's gonna be released in the summer though).
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on April 20, 2007, 02:52:08 PM
I like it! Sounds like it's come from the First Love era :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Seagull on April 22, 2007, 07:25:39 PM
I like it! Sounds like it's come from the First Love era :heart:

Yes and it's soo good (the little you hear)  :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: edhead999 on April 22, 2007, 10:56:59 PM
It sounds really good! I'm looking forward to the (potential) new single!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Lunar on April 23, 2007, 08:48:32 PM
Kiss & Cry really reminds of her First Love times.But I can't get around the feeling that she is trying to handle her feelings after the divorce in that song.It sounds like she is really sad right now , at least for me ...I love the song though !
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: jounin2006 on May 14, 2007, 04:57:57 AM
hmmm isn't she not as famous in japan now?  played out ?
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on May 21, 2007, 12:35:26 PM
Kiss & Cry (full song radio rip) (http://www.filepulse.org/files/140/aedon/KissCry.mp3)

Hotel Lobby remake? Exodus medley? o_O; I kinda like it though.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Seagull on May 21, 2007, 03:09:46 PM
Me like this song really much, I loved Hotel Lobby (yes I did  ;D) and this is sooo cool, it's like a mix between a song from the first love era (the refrain) and the verses is like something from Exodus  ;D

Kiss and cry  :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Lunar on May 21, 2007, 05:43:09 PM
Kiss & Cry is awesome :heart:  finally the full length version <33
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on May 21, 2007, 07:01:27 PM
(http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/4222/profphvd8.jpg)

8thSin posted the lyrics & translation on Jpopsuki:

宇多田ヒカル - Kiss & Cry

不良も優等生も先生も
恋に落ちれば同じよね

鼓膜にあたるバスドラムと
心地よくつくハイハット
とろけるようなビーセクション ビーセクション ビーセクション

あなたの笑顔がぼくの
心にクリティカルヒット
いつのまにやらハイテンション ハイテンション ハイテンション

もっと近づいて
我慢しないで
少しケガをしたって
まぁいいんじゃないKiss & Cry

被害者意識って好きじゃない
上目使いで誘って共犯がいい

お父さんのリストラと
お兄ちゃんのインターネット
お母さんはダイエット ダイエット ダイエット


みんな夜空のパイロット
孤独を癒すムーンライト
今日は日清カップヌードル カップヌードル カップヌードル

もっと近づいて
我慢しないで
少しケガをしたって
まぁいいんじゃないKiss & Cry

Don't worry baby
考えすぎたり
思ってばかりいたって
寂しいじゃないKiss & Cry

I just want to be happy
少し、少し
I just want you to hold me
私、弱虫
来年の誕生日までに
このままじゃ何も変わらない
I just want you to hold me
恥をかいたって構わない

ちょっと傷ついて
あきらめないで
笑い飛ばして頑張れ
後はしょうがないKiss & Cry

もっと勇気出して
もっと本気みせて
うまくいかなくたって
まぁいいんじゃないKiss & Cry

Utada Hikaru - Kiss & Cry

Delinquents, model students, teachers
Are all the same when they fall in love

Bass Drum that rings in my eardrum
Cymbal that beats nicely
B-section that seems to melt

Your smile is
A critical hit to my heart
It's become high-tension high-tension high-tension

Get closer to me
Don't hold back
Even if you get hurt a bit,
It's all right, KISS & CRY

I don't want to have a mindset of a victim
I'd rather make you look up to me and become an accomplice to crime

Dad's layoff,
Brother's internet,
Mom's on diet, diet, diet

Everyone's a pilot in the night sky
Moonlight that cures loneliness
Today's meal is Nissin Cup Noodle Cup Noodle Cup Noodle

Get closer to me
Don't hold back
Even if you get hurt a bit,
It's all right, KISS & CRY

DON'T WORRY BABY
If you think too much
Or always just wishing
Isn't that sad? KISS & CRY

I JUST WANT TO BE HAPPY
Just a bit, just a bit
I JUST WANT YOU TO HOLD ME
I'm a coward
At this rate, nothing will change
before my birthday next year
I JUST WANT YOU TO HOLD ME
I don't care if I get embarassed

Get hurt a little bit
Don't give up
Laugh it out and do it
There's nothing more you can do, KISS & CRY

Pluck up more courage
Show me more of your true power
Even if it doesn't end up the way you wanted it to
It's all right, KISS & CRY

Oh-kay, so it's really the Nissin Cup Noodle CM song lol
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: kaminokami2086 on May 24, 2007, 10:07:18 PM
^Not really, its just that she's on hiatus, but she's still pretty famous.
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on May 25, 2007, 04:39:36 AM
This is a photo thread, guys o_o; Discuss Hikki in her J-Music thread~ (She's not even on hiatus, she just released a new song) http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=2196.0
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on June 23, 2007, 11:33:08 PM
Hikki cut her hair!! (http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007062120564j.xml)

hm I'm not a big fan. She looks like a boy! XD
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on June 24, 2007, 12:01:10 AM
Hikki cut her hair!! (http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007062120564j.xml)

hm I'm not a big fan. She looks like a boy! XD

WOW that is REALLY short.  :w00t:, still over her though no matter what~!!! :wub:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on June 24, 2007, 08:20:45 AM
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/6392/2007062120564jkt8.jpg)
She doesn't look like a boy, she looks cute :P
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on June 29, 2007, 08:02:05 PM
New Single
Beautiful World/Kiss & Cry
2007.08.29 on sale
TOCT-40120
1,200 yen (tax out)

Tracklist:
01.Beautiful World
02.Kiss & Cry
03.Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX-
04.Beautiful World [Original Karaoke]
05.Kiss & Cry [Original Karaoke]
06.Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX- [Original Karaoke]

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2402/profphdw0.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Seagull on June 29, 2007, 08:20:28 PM

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2402/profphdw0.jpg)

That picture is beautiful  :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on June 30, 2007, 10:04:19 PM
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/748/hnpff4.jpg)

People say that this picture shows she's become fat. People are retarded. and I do like her hair style in that picture!
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on June 30, 2007, 10:55:14 PM
Yeah! She always had high cheekbones duh. Ever seen an Asian lately?

Hikki :heart:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on July 01, 2007, 02:23:34 PM
(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2007070101430j.jpg)

^ :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on July 01, 2007, 07:59:29 PM
so KAWAIII!!! I think she's much childish nowadays :D
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: slowness on July 03, 2007, 11:54:55 AM
blehhhhhh indeed utada makes great music and hope she never stops  O0 :shakeit:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on July 06, 2007, 12:36:33 PM
New Single
Beautiful World/Kiss & Cry
2007.08.29 on sale
TOCT-40120
1,200 yen (tax out)

Tracklist:
01.Beautiful World
02.Kiss & Cry
03.Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX-
04.Beautiful World [Original Karaoke]
05.Kiss & Cry [Original Karaoke]
06.Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX- [Original Karaoke]

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2402/profphdw0.jpg)

Beautiful Picture of the great HIKKI~!!!! always on top  :w00t:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on July 07, 2007, 11:29:20 PM
oh man haha, out of those, I would have thought she would have went to Rei face hole  XD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on July 12, 2007, 05:27:29 PM
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2402/profphdw0.jpg)
(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/6315/2007063012126jvd4.jpg)
Hikki posted this on her blog :lol:
http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007063012126j.xml

Quote from: http://hikki.blogspot.com/2007/06/wow-lol.html
Wow (lol)

Here it comes(lol)

Looks somehow similar to something(lol)

Just look at that yellow one-piece, that face angle, and that meaningless posing of left arm!

This is the wonder of coincidence(lol)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on July 12, 2007, 09:50:50 PM
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2402/profphdw0.jpg)
(http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/6315/2007063012126jvd4.jpg)
Hikki posted this on her blog :lol:
http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007063012126j.xml

Quote from: http://hikki.blogspot.com/2007/06/wow-lol.html
Wow (lol)

Here it comes(lol)

Looks somehow similar to something(lol)

Just look at that yellow one-piece, that face angle, and that meaningless posing of left arm!

This is the wonder of coincidence(lol)

haha thats too good~!!!

 Love Hikki so much  :w00t:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: wonkey_eye on July 13, 2007, 02:10:51 AM
omg Utada ish so great!! super uber voice to  XD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: nazokage on July 13, 2007, 02:57:31 AM
yes my Favorite Absolute Favorite Artist i look forward to the new CD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: nox_xie on July 13, 2007, 03:21:53 AM
lot'sa great picture here.. nice yellow dress hikki.. hehe.. ' is  she married yet ' .. lol.. look like nvr married lor.. not like angela aki.. maybe because age factor..
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on July 13, 2007, 06:44:44 AM
lot'sa great picture here.. nice yellow dress hikki.. hehe.. ' is  she married yet ' .. lol.. look like nvr married lor.. not like angela aki.. maybe because age factor..

That's pretty ignorant, you know. Hikaru was married to Kiriya Kazuaki for 4,5 years and divorced just recently.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on July 13, 2007, 07:56:08 PM
I loved Hotel Lobby (yes I did  ;D)

So did I!! Probably my favourite track off Exodus, certainly the one that I keep whistling to from time to time. Btw, her blog mentions that she's called her new song is called 'Day of Nattow' (don't worry, it's temporary :))
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: dcrux on July 16, 2007, 12:49:25 AM
I heard the 1 minute preview for Beautiful World and the song sounds awesome. I can't wait for the single!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on July 19, 2007, 07:15:53 PM
New Single
Beautiful World/Kiss & Cry
2007.08.29 on sale
TOCT-40120
1,200 yen (tax out)

Tracklist:
01.Beautiful World
02.Kiss & Cry
03.Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX-
04.Beautiful World [Original Karaoke]
05.Kiss & Cry [Original Karaoke]
06.Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX- [Original Karaoke]

(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/6592/utadane4.jpg)
Beautiful World sample:
http://www.emimusic.jp/hikki/disco/sound/toct40120_01.wvx
http://www.emimusic.jp/hikki/release/index_j.htm

melikes.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: strawberrie on July 20, 2007, 01:35:00 AM
I can't wait for her single! I want to order it but I just took out a loan for college yesterday so I'm offically on a budget.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: metoice on July 21, 2007, 07:41:17 AM
HIKKI <33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on July 21, 2007, 02:26:47 PM
WOW

I love that track already, I so can't wait to get my hands...and ears on that~!!!  :w00t:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: strawberrie on July 24, 2007, 02:30:11 AM
I am finally able to listen to the preview (my laptop is acting funny). I love it....always great with Hikki :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on July 25, 2007, 10:25:13 AM
Promo leaked. (http://www.sendspace.com/file/arf1hp)
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: strawberrie on July 25, 2007, 10:14:17 PM
@Tuffty: I guess people never heard of bloating then LOL....
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on July 26, 2007, 09:15:51 AM
oricon style 2007/07/30
(http://img153.imagevenue.com/loc933/th_40734_oriconstyle00_122_933lo.jpg) (http://img153.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=40734_oriconstyle00_122_933lo.jpg)(http://img126.imagevenue.com/loc649/th_40741_oriconstyle01_122_649lo.jpg) (http://img126.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=40741_oriconstyle01_122_649lo.jpg)(http://img179.imagevenue.com/loc482/th_40749_oriconstyle02_122_482lo.jpg) (http://img179.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=40749_oriconstyle02_122_482lo.jpg)(http://img181.imagevenue.com/loc21/th_40751_oriconstyle03_122_21lo.jpg) (http://img181.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=40751_oriconstyle03_122_21lo.jpg)(http://img19.imagevenue.com/loc1097/th_40752_oriconstyle04_122_1097lo.jpg) (http://img19.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=40752_oriconstyle04_122_1097lo.jpg)(http://img15.imagevenue.com/loc824/th_40759_oriconstyle05_122_824lo.jpg) (http://img15.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=40759_oriconstyle05_122_824lo.jpg)(http://img125.imagevenue.com/loc1033/th_40766_oriconstyle06_122_1033lo.jpg) (http://img125.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=40766_oriconstyle06_122_1033lo.jpg)(http://img34.imagevenue.com/loc878/th_40772_oriconstyle07_122_878lo.jpg) (http://img34.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=40772_oriconstyle07_122_878lo.jpg)(http://img126.imagevenue.com/loc627/th_40779_oriconstyle08_122_627lo.jpg) (http://img126.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=40779_oriconstyle08_122_627lo.jpg)
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on July 26, 2007, 09:29:13 AM
good pictures posted there Aedon~!!! :w00t:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Matyeu on July 26, 2007, 07:38:36 PM
Thanks Aedon! I think that haircut looks really good on her!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on July 28, 2007, 01:05:04 PM
Message from Hikki in English -> http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007072523253e.xml
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 10, 2007, 03:48:48 PM
Hikki dyed her hair...

(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2007080923384j.jpg)

And it suits her nicely! :heart: :heart:

Credit to: http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007080923384j.xml
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on August 10, 2007, 04:31:34 PM
Hikki dyed her hair...

(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2007080923384j.jpg)

And it suits her nicely! :heart: :heart:

Credit to: http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007080923384j.xml
Has Hikki ever dyed her hair before? I'm not die-hard fan enough to remember XD
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 10, 2007, 05:35:17 PM
^ Well in that blog entry she says she dyed it again, so I presume she must have done it before. I never knew she dyed her hair earlier either XD
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on August 10, 2007, 05:53:59 PM
No wonder I couldn't remember she did, it was around 2001 (Distance era) XD
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1200/utadadistanceag5.th.jpg) (http://img405.imageshack.us/my.php?image=utadadistanceag5.jpg)
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on August 10, 2007, 06:02:36 PM
Her hair looks really nice now dyed like that, I'm liking that alot.
GO~! GO~! GO~! Hiki  :cool1: :mon inluv:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on August 11, 2007, 06:05:38 AM
R&R NEWSMAKER 2007/08/02
(http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/5574/newsmaker01yz2.th.jpg) (http://img71.imageshack.us/my.php?image=newsmaker01yz2.jpg)
+
(http://img20.imagevenue.com/loc647/th_12546_hikkimusicjp1_122_647lo.jpg) (http://img20.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=12546_hikkimusicjp1_122_647lo.jpg) (http://img188.imagevenue.com/loc243/th_12589_hikkimusicjp2_122_243lo.jpg) (http://img188.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=12589_hikkimusicjp2_122_243lo.jpg)
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 14, 2007, 05:45:22 PM
(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2007081416392j.jpg)

Credit to: http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007081416392j.xml

She took the photo before heading to UTABAN, and just did the shooting for HEY!HEY!HEY! yesterday. Oh and the picture is instant love :wub:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 30, 2007, 06:50:56 PM
Hikki at this point was apparently plotting something evil...

(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2007082604310j.jpg)

But still looks too damn good! :wub:

Credit to: http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007082604310j.xml
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: RealMe on August 30, 2007, 06:58:32 PM
I love her blog. There's a english ver. and a japanese ver. I try to read both.
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on September 05, 2007, 02:10:20 PM
man I love Hikki so much.

Man that's so good of her making an English & Japanese blog.  XD
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: bokunosonzai on September 06, 2007, 03:47:51 AM
Gotta give it to her, she still looks good!! O0
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Daisukirika on September 06, 2007, 06:59:50 AM
No wonder I couldn't remember she did, it was around 2001 (Distance era) XD
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1200/utadadistanceag5.th.jpg) (http://img405.imageshack.us/my.php?image=utadadistanceag5.jpg)

Yup Yup You're right, She did dye it during the her Distance Album Debut. I remember watching the video for Wait n See and being amazed by how short and brown her hair was. I'm loving Hikki's blog, does anyone else think it kinda shows the adorable dorky side of her?
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 06, 2007, 10:53:03 AM
^ Yes, that's why I love her so! Reading about her and Kuma chang always cheers me up, that is, after I try and make sense of it all XD
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on September 06, 2007, 11:25:41 AM
hehe yeah, her blogs are so fun, it's a great way for english users to relate to a star like her too that's why  XD
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 07, 2007, 01:59:40 PM
Seriously I'm just replaying this over and over again

[youtube=425,350]clANY6il8PA[/youtube]

Hikki :luvluv2: :luvluv2:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: frblckstr1 on September 07, 2007, 04:34:54 PM
NO not another cute glasses where idol :banghead: :banghead:

:D

Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: RatBastich on September 07, 2007, 04:40:08 PM
^
^
That vid is pure WIN~!!!!

HIKKI~!!!! :love:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on September 07, 2007, 10:15:36 PM
oh man haha, and it had to be on HEY! HEY! HEY! also  :shy1:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on September 09, 2007, 11:08:46 AM
Worst live of "Beautiful World" so far :lol:
[youtube=425,350]xwVtBThgtos[/youtube]
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ohno on September 13, 2007, 04:12:40 AM
I've never really liked Hikki's music but I checked out the new single since it has a tie-in with the Evangelion movie. I think it sounds really beautiful!
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 13, 2007, 05:21:37 PM
(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2007091114032j.jpg)

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Maxis on September 15, 2007, 05:00:04 PM
i'm looking for one of hikaru old songs

Hikari -PLANITb Remix

any one got it ? can i hav it ?

pLease ... pretty PLEase . ?? :kneelbow:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on September 17, 2007, 02:31:01 AM
i'm looking for one of hikaru old songs

Hikari -PLANITb Remix

any one got it ? can i hav it ?

pLease ... pretty PLEase . ?? :kneelbow:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/0lqgbi
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Maxis on September 17, 2007, 03:14:31 PM
 :k-great: :k-thrilled: :mon thumb: Dan-san you save me a trip to some bugs ads infested website .. THANKS
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 27, 2007, 05:06:15 PM
Ok, I'm gonna go on a Hikki-blog spree just because her latest ones have been so awesome.

Quote
Jeff Buckley.

He's my faaaaaaaaaaaaavortite artist!

He made a damn good album and died, so the number of works he left is not so many, but I believe he still has a lot of fans.

I was shown this CD jacket with his autograph when I was on a radio show of J-Wave, got pretty excited, went wild like crazy and then took a picture of it by my ke-tai.

Up until then, I always wondered "Why everyone loves to have things like autographs?" every time I was asked for my autograph. But having seen this Jeff Buckley's autograph I learned the value of autographs!

"Wow! So he did sign this autograph! And I'm looking at it right now! I'm holding it in my hand!" - this thought gave me some indescribable, electrifying excitement. I felt like I contacted Jeff Buckley just a lil bit. It's a quite "indirect" way of contact, though.

Maybe this could give you more reality than photos.

I really love "Grace," the only album he left, and having been listening to it hundreds of times. His two-CD live album "Live At Sin-e," that contains the live recordings he casually did in the places like cafe bars before he got popularity, is his another masterpiece.

I wonder which genre he belongs to - maybe it could be the common Rock/Pop or something like that I guess?

Or should I better call it "Beautiful Rock"? "Beautiful" might be a little too abstract expression.

"Painful Rock." I describe his music like that, if you ask me. Sounds good huh, Painful Rock.


By the way his face looks kinda like the combination of Hideaki Ito and Ethan Hawke . . . if you ask me. What do you think about this! I have a good feeling that I'm right on target about this . . . !

I'll be so happy if you could get what I mean! (lol) What do you think?

Credit: http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007092205446j.xml

I love this woman. Her favourite artist in the world is also one of mine. Jeff Buckley doesn't nearly get the credit he deserves. Grace is a beautiful album and Jeff's got one of the greatest voices ever.

The second one refers to a certain H!P girl:

Quote
You know, there's this ke-tai site called "Kao Cheki!", right? The site that let you know the analysis date of which celebrity you look like, after you submit your face photo to it.

I got a bunch of emails from you guys telling me "Why don't you try it Hikaru-chan!" so I tried it the other day . . .

And the results were . . .

No. 1 Hoshino Aki

No. 2 Yoshizawa Hitomi


That's the answer I got from it. (No. 3 was an idol girl I didn't know)


. . . Ho, Hoshino Aki?! Yoshizawa Hitomi?!

Ehhhhhhhhhh?!

I mean,

Why I didn't get Utada Hikaru ! ! (lol)

Maybe it depends on the type of picture - I thought so and sent a couple of different photos to it, but got the same results every time.

Among those fan mails that let me know about "Kao Cheki" I remember some people told me "I tried it and the result was Utada Hikaru!" so it IS in the database for sure . . .

But I half expected it actually, cuz people tell me I'm totally different from what I look like in the photos whenever I meet them face to face. I half expected "Utada Hikaru" wouldn't come out if I submit my usual picture to it.


Some time ago, when my American band members came to Japan they told me "we saw someone that totally looked like you on the cover of a gravure magazine!!", so I got the magazine and guess what, it was Hoshino Aki san who was on the cover . . . There was such an episode . . .

Have I got any parts that look like her?! I don't think so. I mean, I'm like I wanna say sorry to Hoshino Aki san . . . I mean it . . .
I'm sorry . . . (._.*)

Credit: http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007092413471j.xml

Funny how she didn't get compared to herself XD

But the next one delivers a bombshell:

Quote
Hello, people!

Summer has come and gone. I hope you all enjoyed your summer breaks.

I didn't do a single summer-ish thing this year... it was just too hot in Tokyo!!! I spent most of my time indoors.


I am currently in New York, having meetings with the IDJ folks, discussing the direction of the next english-language album, how and when we should get started on its production, and so on.

We got to meet with some producers and track-makers that I'm interested in working with.

So, uh, yeah, I'll be getting started on another album soon. We're not on any sort of schedule, not rushing at all, and it looks like its going to be a nice mellow start, taking it step by step. We'll just see how it goes. But the general feeling is good.

Just thought you might like to know that ;)

The photo is of Kuma-chan (with his pillow) looking out the window from our hotel room.

Talk to you again soon!

Au revoir~ :)

Credit: http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007092523322e.xml

HIKKI'S MAKING A NEW ENGLISH ALBUM!!!  :w00t: :w00t: I'm one of those fans who did like Exodus so I'm more than happy to see her make a new English album. :D Wonder if she'll work with Timbaland again or with others?
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 27, 2007, 05:10:12 PM
(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2007092413471j.jpg)

(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2007092503072j.jpg)

Miracle Hikki looks so much like the real thing :o
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on September 27, 2007, 05:12:01 PM
hey I am the other few that liked the English Album too, wehtn and purchased the album the day it cam eout  :)

Can't wait for her second one  :w00t:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on September 27, 2007, 05:23:03 PM
hehe yeah she does, man when me and my mom saw her performing to Hikki's songs....

 :shocked:, oh my god haha, I actually showe dmy friend friend and I didn't say it was not her, and my friend Ian was like "Oh it's Hikki" not knowing it was Miracle Hikki haha  :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 27, 2007, 05:32:17 PM
Does anyone else see the Yossi reemblance? I don't :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on September 27, 2007, 05:40:55 PM
ahaha yeah...Yossi??  :lol:, that was a weird one haha,

I'm surpirsed no one mentioned at least Eri Kamei... :-\
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: shancai02 on September 30, 2007, 03:09:47 PM
^ It could be how she mentioned that it could be certain pictures in that sense.  I'm guessing maybe they had a similar haircut around the same time, usually that will do it.  But I don't really see a resemblance either.

And oh my freaking gosh, a new English album.  I'm one of the people that liked" EXODUS" and so I'm excited.  There are some good producers on IDJ now so hopefully we can expect some great things.  Also Rain and SE7EN and I believe a couple other Korean artists are working on English debuts, so it could help a lot for her album promotion!

:D
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: wakaba_doll on September 30, 2007, 03:27:30 PM
I'm both excited and nervous about the news of a new English Hikki album~ I really don't want to see her go so underappreciated again!  :cry: I thought Exodus was a solid album (although compared to her Japanese work, not her best) and she definitely is deserving of a second chance, but...

They just better do a hell of an awesome job promoting her this time!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on October 01, 2007, 01:38:50 PM
They just better do a hell of an awesome job promoting her this time!

They couldn't do much worse than the non-promotion of Exodus.

I didn't like the Exodus album that much.  When I listen, for the first half I have to resist turning it off as for me the first half is a bit weak, but then halfway through it seems to improve a bit.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on October 01, 2007, 02:52:29 PM
I liked Exodus, but I can't see Hikki succeeding in American market, I just can't :/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on October 01, 2007, 04:15:52 PM
I honestly want what's best for Hikki for her career, be it in Japan or America but like aedon I don't think she'll break through either. Of course, there's no reason to stop her from trying. Regardless, the album will be great for Hikki fans and if she gets new ones in the process, so much the better! :D
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Lunar on October 01, 2007, 08:30:08 PM
I just have to share this :
http://stage6.divx.com/user/ALIFE511/video/1597251/utada-hikaru-megane

omg Hikki is so cute  :wub:  :imdead: 
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on October 09, 2007, 05:21:16 PM
Hikki's new song Stay Gold is used in some hair product commercial:
http://www.kao.co.jp/asience/tvcm/index.html
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tinnygy on October 09, 2007, 05:36:06 PM
The funny thing, she gonna record an English album but while doesn't she release a new English single but a new Japanese song???

I hope the new album will got much attention than EXODUS, I myself thinking EXODUS is one of the best albums of Hikki evenwhen it wasn't advertised well.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ctz on October 17, 2007, 04:14:44 PM
I gotta admit that even I've been very familiar with the name, I have never listened Utada Hikaru's songs. Until now, when her single is the theme for new Evangelion movie.

As a Evangelion-fan, it seems that liking Utada Hikaru's music is a new must for me. So, any recommendations from the oldskool-Utada-fans?
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on October 17, 2007, 04:18:28 PM
As a Evangelion-fan, it seems that liking Utada Hikaru's music is a new must for me. So, any recommendations from the oldskool-Utada-fans?

Not really a big Hikki fan, but I'd say start with Deep River and latter stuff.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on October 17, 2007, 04:31:05 PM
^ QFT

And I suggest to listen to her Japanese material first before her English album, EXODUS. I've rarely seen a fanbase divided over an album.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: kaminokami2086 on October 31, 2007, 11:20:45 PM
The funny thing, she gonna record an English album but while doesn't she release a new English single but a new Japanese song???

I hope the new album will got much attention than EXODUS, I myself thinking EXODUS is one of the best albums of Hikki evenwhen it wasn't advertised well.

I honestly hated Exodus except for Kremlin Dusk, the whole album was crap. I hope her new English one is more like her Japanese songs.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on November 01, 2007, 02:52:14 AM
As a Evangelion-fan, it seems that liking Utada Hikaru's music is a new must for me. So, any recommendations from the oldskool-Utada-fans?

Personally, my favourites are her first 2 albums, "First Love" & "Distance".
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on November 01, 2007, 12:36:23 PM
I honestly hated Exodus except for Kremlin Dusk, the whole album was crap. I hope her new English one is more like her Japanese songs.

Ahem, to each his own. It wasn't crap, it was just very different from her Japanese material. Eventhough Kremlin Dusk was the best track, I agree with that :3
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on November 01, 2007, 01:09:15 PM
^ Kremlin Dusk is great song, but my personal favourite from the album is Hotel Lobby. Something about that chorus that resonates something within me.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Daisukirika on November 03, 2007, 10:47:11 AM
Oh jeez I'm a super huge Hikki fan... she's my "slice of cake" if u get what I mean... Not to sound crazy but i have all her cds with pics to prove... if anyone's doubting me =( .... Anyways I suggest Time Limit, Give Me A Reason off her First Love album. Distance (the remix  :) ) off distance, Sakura Drops off her Deep River Album, Dareka no negai ga kanau koro off her Ultra Blue album ( or Casshern if u've seen it), and of course any of the kingdom hearts theme's ... Oh yeah I like Devil Inside off her Exodus album ... Sorry I'm ranting... just excited... lolz well if u need any of these upload I'm willing... :)

ahha... btw... I had Exdous pre-ordered at a local tower records and picked it up the day it came out... I'm sad I didn't see that many people picking it up too but hopefully.... hopefully this new english album will be better promoted... I dun't know if anyone has seen the Easy Breezy Video , but they only played it late night on Mtv... (in america) ... So hopefully it'll be better this time around. ( i can upload the video if needed so people can see it)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Lunar on November 03, 2007, 01:32:01 PM
hey daisu ! Guess I'm gonna make use of your offer. Please upload the PV for me :)
By the way , any news about "Stay Gold"  ? except for the Asience trailer...

... Not to sound crazy but i have all her cds with pics to prove...
jph!p consists of crazy (and of course lovely) people ! That's why this place is so awesome :D

p.s : I own all of her Albums (even the inofficial ones) aswell because I am also a huge Hikki fan !
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Daisukirika on November 03, 2007, 06:01:47 PM
Here u go Lunar ...

http://www.sendspace.com/file/nkj0ew
Easy Breezy Video.

I'm running late for work, will say more later.. bye!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on November 03, 2007, 07:43:26 PM
ahha... btw... I had Exdous pre-ordered at a local tower records and picked it up the day it came out... I'm sad I didn't see that many people picking it up too but hopefully.... hopefully this new english album will be better promoted... I dun't know if anyone has seen the Easy Breezy Video , but they only played it late night on Mtv... (in america) ... So hopefully it'll be better this time around.

The promotion for Exodus was next to non-existent. :( Which was quite surprising in that Timberland was involved in production (he helped out on Exodus 04 I believe). I still don't know if the album even appeared in shops here in the UK. Hopefully it gets more pimpage this time round. Is the record label still the same? Not a good sign if it is, otherwise they really must do a better job this time round. Of course, there's the matter of whether a large number of the Western world are ready for Hikki even with all the marketing in the world.

Bah, who cares, I'm excited for it! :w00t:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: fuyumi on November 03, 2007, 10:59:23 PM
There is one underrated song in Exodus; About Me <3 I LOOOVE that song, I sang it at karaoke while I was in Japan so much that I got my friends addicted to it too. Other than that and Kremlin Dusk, Exodus wasn't for me either. My favorite Hikki album is Deep River, though Ultra Blue is awesome too and very different from her earlier ones.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on November 04, 2007, 12:12:58 AM
The promotion for Exodus was next to non-existent.

Yeah what promotion did it get?  2 radio interviews, something like that.

She should have appeared on all the talk shows like Letterman and Jay Leno with his huge chin.  Of course they'd probably have introduced her by showing some "crazy" videos off of Japanese tv which would have been a bit annoying, but it's what those guys do, and when she performed her song it'd at least have put her out there and let people hear the song.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Daisukirika on November 05, 2007, 10:11:07 AM
Actually there was a signing @ the Grove in LA.... which i was not able to make it too... and A promotional thingy that happened it New York... but I don't think that many people new about them... A the virgin records in my area they were giving away posters.

Hope u guys liked the Pv... if anyone else needs some files tell me.. As for the "Stay gold" I don't know if they will be releasing it anytime soon or she might just include it in an album.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Seagull on November 05, 2007, 04:14:53 PM
I really like Exodus and the whole album too, Kremlin Dusk is the best song togheter with Animato and Exodus 04', but all of the songs is really good  :wub:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tinnygy on November 16, 2007, 05:51:32 PM
Well, I don't know if you guys already know this.

In Ne-yo's new album "Because of you" release this 21/11/07, there will be the song "Do you", our Hikki-chan will sing in that song with Ne-yo  :w00t:

You can listen to the preview in here: http://www.utada.jp/news/press006.html (click in the blank square)


I still think Exodus is a good album, not the best but the good one, all my cousins in canada, they love that album when I send them the tracks. And I really stick with Exodus'04, hottel lobby, kremlin dusk, YMMWTBAM, about me on these days
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on November 17, 2007, 09:19:28 PM
^ I only found out about this now?! Sweet! Extra Hikki pimpage! Ne-Yo I'm not so much a fan of, however he's a huge Prince fan, and seems to work hard in producing his own music so fair play to him and I wish him all the best. From the sounds of it, it's not great, but that's not Hikki's fault. Vocals are fine, but everything else just doesn't click with me, personally.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on November 22, 2007, 06:01:51 PM
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G g guess what ! !

I've come in 10th place!

at the ranking of "the female celebrities who look good in glasses"!


Yaaay Yaaay ( ^-^ )


Actually I seldom wear glasses in public (lol) I wonder it that's all right (lol)

'Cause you know . . . I've shown my pictures wearing glasses just when I upload them here every once in a while!

Which means, the people who saw my picture here on this site voted for me . . . !

What an honor~ I appreciate that~

I was quite surprised to learn this, which made me very happy~ ( ^-^ )

Maybe I'll take more picture wearing glasses~

So, this time I'm not wearing glasses (lol)

I tried to take a picture right in the place where I took the photo of "Pencil" I uploaded here exactly 2 months ago (a corner of the studio, my fave place) striking the same pose, but I did a slightly different pose as I thought it'd be boring to do the exact same pose.

I put a pencil behind my ear! You know, you can hardly see someone who's actually doing this, in the real world~. I mean, I really wanna do this, but I'm quite poor at doing this as the pencil easily falls down since it's pretty hard to get it stable. So I adore those who can do this properly. Well, not that much, though.


By the way, I uploaded that photo 2 months ago, but as I previously mentioned in a message, it was about this time of 2 years ago that I took that photo. Right in the middle of ULTRA BLUE's recording.

22 years old and 24 years old

Have I changed?

(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2007111917451j.jpg)

Hikki should be No.1!! Also check out her blog for a video of Kuma chang!

http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2007112019022j.xml
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ach0i on November 26, 2007, 09:41:15 PM
i've seen the short clip.

it's so funny!  XD
and it IS hikki in the bear suit.
she says she could barely see anything because her sweat was fogging her vision... :lol:


and i also like the song she sang with Ne-Yo. honestly, i had expected alot worse...
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on November 28, 2007, 06:42:16 AM
Ne-Yo - Do You (feat. Utada Hikaru) (http://www.filepulse.org/files/140/aedon/doyou.mp3)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Mugen on November 28, 2007, 08:03:11 AM
^that song is teh suckz!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Daisukirika on November 28, 2007, 09:48:55 AM
Ty Aedon ... The song could be better but I'm just glad to hear some Hikki.

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on November 28, 2007, 10:00:33 PM
damn heard the song last night, its pretty weak.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Bleachhh on December 04, 2007, 02:00:19 AM
Yeah... that song was ok. Two great voices, but wasn't really feeling it
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: xerony on December 22, 2007, 01:55:41 PM
Hikki has a nice voice. It's nice she can sing japanese as well as english.
Some nice songs are First Love, Addicted to You, Sakura Drops, Traveling, etc etc  :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on January 08, 2008, 04:48:36 PM
ktkr!! Stay Gold (radio rip) (http://www.filepulse.org/files/140/aedon/staygold.mp3)

Cross-posted in HEART STATION / Stay Gold thread (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=13872.0) >_>;
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 16, 2008, 03:00:47 PM
No posts for 4 months?! :o That will never do. Hikki proudly displays her new metallic rose Nintendo DS (after wearing out the buttons on her old one by playing Tetris so much XD) and her matching colour furry hat :heart:

(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2008010917363j.jpg)
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Dj-B13 on January 16, 2008, 03:21:39 PM
man, too adorabe.

HIKKI is the too good. Man...she is way too good in tetris haha even wore her buttons out  :w00t: :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on January 17, 2008, 10:33:48 AM
HEART STATION (http://www.filepulse.org/files/140/aedon/heartstation.mp3) / Stay Gold (http://www.filepulse.org/files/140/aedon/staygold.mp3) leaked!
Discuss! -> Hikki's 20th single thread (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=13872.0)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 19, 2008, 03:14:59 PM
It's Jan 19th, so...

:heart: :heart: [size=8]Happy Birthday Hikki!![/size] :heart: :heart:

2008 is a big year for Hikki, what with a Japanese and English album to be released. I have full confidence that they'll both be great and really looking forward to them. I hope this year you achieve all the success you deserve!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Guchi_Jnr on January 19, 2008, 03:29:07 PM
It's Jan 19th for the next 31mins, so Happy 25th Birthday Hikki..

Damn, I remember listening to her when she was 16..
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on January 20, 2008, 10:32:27 PM
^ talk about old school! Cubic U shit? :lol:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIKKI (belated)  :heart:
(http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/4605/hikki01gf4.jpg)

Can't wait for the english album!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: eglue on January 28, 2008, 09:01:08 AM

Can't wait for the english album!
new english album?! i hope its better than her first english album. i dont know though. i didnt really like the "remix" she did to that ne-yo song. oh well...it could be good.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aimaime on January 30, 2008, 01:07:26 AM
Stay Gold sounds.. gold! XD Can't wait for the new album..

Happy Belated Belated Birthday Hikki!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: mini*wheat on January 30, 2008, 06:41:56 AM
 :inlove:
Stay Gold is SO full of win! I hope 2008 is full of more things just like this. After that Exodus album, Hikki's totally proved herself by putting out nothing but awesome. I hope it continues.
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on February 07, 2008, 08:15:33 PM
(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/5083/2008020321410jce7.th.jpg) (http://img261.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2008020321410jce7.jpg)
(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/8816/2008020321560jxc0.th.jpg) (http://img261.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2008020321560jxc0.jpg)

Is that nightwear she's wearing? :drool:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on April 02, 2008, 02:00:24 PM
(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2008032923086j.jpg)
(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2008033000440j.jpg)

Hikki's just a big kid :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: ziggurat on April 03, 2008, 02:46:49 PM
lol cute~
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on April 04, 2008, 02:24:49 PM
CDでーた April 2008
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Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on April 22, 2008, 12:36:38 AM
Bit late to the party I know, but I listened to HEART STATION in full and again feel that Hikki can do no wrong. I may not understand every word, but I do feel a sense of positivity and happiness with every note. Favourites right now are Stay Gold, Beautiful World, HEART STATION and Prisoner of Love, the next single I understand. Really looking forward to the new English album.

Here's the latest Hikki English interview whilst doing promotion of HEART STATION in Taiwan.

http://hikkistation.net/?p=337

Looks pretty much at ill ease in it though. She does admit she's rather uncomfortable with English interviews and she can't really bring herself across as well. Love the beginning though

"Hello hello everybody!"

XD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aedon on April 23, 2008, 04:58:45 PM
Take 5 became one of my favorite songs ever <3

Otherwise I thought HEART STATION was rather boring. I did like Beautiful World for a while though.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ctz on April 29, 2008, 02:29:36 PM
I kinda overdid listening Beautiful World, so the HEART STATION album hasn't struck me that good. Take 5 is a good song, but I don't like the ending. Maybe it's clever, but when listening the album as background music, the cut-off ending is like a bullet through my head.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Greta on July 21, 2008, 03:09:40 PM
HEART STATION was a really good album. It had this really good feeling to it, loved it. Take 5 is an epic track. So is Beautiful World and Stay Gold.
I'm very excited for the new English album. I loved Exodus.  :heart:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Wolfy-chan on August 22, 2008, 01:50:43 PM
I've got just two pics of her in this PC (now I've got more since I saw this thread  :P), but I'm going to upload them anyways 8D
(http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.864aca8bd4.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?864aca8bd4.jpg)(http://c.imagehost.org/t/0095/UTADAp.jpg) (http://c.imagehost.org/view/0095/UTADAp.jpg)
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 22, 2008, 04:22:16 PM
^ Lovely :D Some recent pics from Hikki's blog:

(http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/3167/hikki1ew4.th.jpg) (http://img374.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hikki1ew4.jpg)(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3373/hikki2su9.th.jpg) (http://img171.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hikki2su9.jpg)

Looks thinner than last time I saw her. She admits she lost weight due to summer heat. And check out her blog for some awesome drawings she made of the Ghost In The Shell movie! :w00t:
Title: Re: Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 17, 2008, 06:51:12 PM
(http://www.u3music.com/message/img1/2008090921282j.jpg)

She'd been searching for a grey beret forever :lol:

Oddly though in that same blog entry, she talks about being happy to be 25 years old. But her birthdays in Jan right?  :dunno:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on January 19, 2009, 06:40:01 PM
^ That's right. It's TODAY. January 19th.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIKKI!! :heart:

I will buy your english album and pimp it. SO C'MON EMI!! Gimme free stuff LMAO We legit.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on January 19, 2009, 10:47:21 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY~~~
Good luck on your album, Hikki~ You can bet i'm buying it or I'll be getting it as a Birthday present :P

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 19, 2009, 11:19:03 PM
!!

[size=8]Happy Birthday Hikki!![/size]

Here's to my favourite J-Pop artist! Eccentric, dorky and a tetris freak. What's not to love? :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Masa on January 27, 2009, 08:21:27 AM
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Utada assembles top producers for new album

Island Def Jam has released some information about Hikaru Utada's upcoming English album. Although the title is still unknown, the release date has been set for March 24 in the U.S. and March 4 in Japan. A total of 10 songs have been lined up for the album, which was recorded in New York, Atlanta, and Tokyo.

The lead single "Come Back to Me," which was unveiled earlier this month on MySpace and on Utada's Island Records site, will begin radio airplay in the U.S. on February 9. The song will also be made available on iTunes the same day.

It has also been revealed that "Come Back to Me" was produced by Stargate, the Norwegian team that has created hits for major artists such as Ne-Yo and Beyonce. Another producer involved on the album is Tricky Stewart, who has previously worked with artists like Rihanna and Mariah Carey.
http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-4332
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on January 28, 2009, 03:04:11 AM
Ugh, it's so confusing when they do two different release dates. I still don't understand why they'd do that. But I'm wondering if I should (pre)order it at YesAsia since its release is a day after my birthday OR if I should wait until it hits shelves in America (assuming that it even gets to SoFlo). Because we all know it won't reach nationwide unless people really want it T_T
I have a lot of faith that she'll do better this time around in terms of marketing herself, but I just really hope that her popularity increases so I can purchase it!

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on January 28, 2009, 03:26:29 AM
Hopefully the KH games have made her more popular in the Americas. But I wonder who else she brought for the album. If she brought in the RZA, I would fucking buy that in a second. (Okay maybe not that instant, but it would be awesome) For some reason, I have the thought of her going to Kanye West.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: jhluva on February 06, 2009, 10:22:40 PM
I'm so excited for a new English album! I don't think her first one did all that well, though.. outside of a small group, she doesn't seem that popular here. Even the Kingdom Hearts games didn't seem to boost sales of her first English album. Although I wasn't completely in love with all of the songs on there, it was still pretty good. Maybe America just isn't ready for her yet haha.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: e_lo05 on February 07, 2009, 12:54:01 AM
With producers like Tricky Stewart and Stargate, it looks like she's going for more of the mainstream.  Hopefully she's able to do it this time.  I really like both of the producers.  Tricky Stewart is usually teamed up with The-Dream when writing songs.  I hope that's the case for this album.  The-Dream is one talented dude!  Hey...she could also throw in features by Lil' Wayne, T-Pain, Kanye, and Jay-Z to ensure the album is "a hit".  Haha.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on February 07, 2009, 06:59:07 PM
afaik stargate produced 6 of the tracks and tricky did the other 4. and utada of course wrote them all. Monday is when come back to me is supposed to start getting radio airplay over here... maybe i'll actually have to turn on a top40 station to see if i can catch it one of the few times im in my car
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on February 07, 2009, 10:54:54 PM
i hope it's NATIONAL radio. not like boa where you gotta live in heavy Korean/Asian concentrated areas :T

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on February 07, 2009, 10:58:44 PM
I guess this is the appropriate place to put this:

UTADA's 2nd U.S. Album "This Is The One" - Released in March 2009

(http://blog.ningin.com/wp-content/uploads/ningin/blog/2009/02/utada_ningin_this_is_the_one.png)

Click for the 2 part interview on her new album, tour plans and how she wants her competitors on wi-fi Tetris to know that it was Utada Hikaru that beat them (http://blog.ningin.com/2009/02/03/utada-sits-down-with-ningin-and-says-this-is-the-one-part-12/) :lol:

U.S. Press Release Kit
[youtube=425,350]Q3evD1AP79s[/youtube]
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on February 08, 2009, 05:35:25 AM
Thanks! I love the title of the new album~

this interview was interesting. I'm kinda scared when she said it took some Japanese and European influence... which was basically like her first album. And if the reason why it didn't do well was because of the sound, then there might be a problem. but hey, if she markets this just right, it could work...

But I also like the part where she said she went back to her old roots as focusing more of a singer. I guess she means now she focuses more on a lyrical writer seeing as her new songs are (you can tell) about  lyrics and not so much sound and voice.

Hmm, it's really interesting to read the whole Timbaland part of the interview. It's funny seeing as Timbaland is a pretty good producer and he comes out with hits. But his Utada stuff... I was almost blaming the "weird/different" style on HER. But I guess it was HIM?

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: e_lo05 on February 08, 2009, 08:07:12 AM
yea...i think that if exodus came out this year instead of 2004 (i think that's when it came out) the album would've done much better.  i think people are more open to "weirder" music now.  i am excited for this new album though.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on February 08, 2009, 06:53:53 PM
I have a few hunches about why Utada didn't market so well in 2004.

From the interview, she clearly wasn't feeling the way things ran when she worked with Timbaland and because, like she said, she has no say when and where an album releases, she had to release this one. But because she wasn't so confident about it, I think she ended up trying to market it as least as possible. Because if she wanted to test the waters with Exodus, I think she would have done a much better job at putting herself out there- especially if she was under Island Records and being helped by Timbaland.

Now though, she seems much more confident and willing to put herself out there. I know in Japan, she's used to putting anything out and having people market for her or her stuff market itself. I hope she doesn't use the same strategy here because of course she needs to do a lot of self promotion to get herself noticed.

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on February 09, 2009, 01:25:00 AM
I have a few hunches about why Utada didn't market so well in 2004.

I think the reason she didn't do well in 2004 in the USA is because they didn't promote her enough.  Apart from a tiny interview on MTV did she do any tv appearances at all?
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on February 09, 2009, 01:47:12 AM
i've also always said she didnt get enough promotion. I got an email from island records saying she was releasing an album (though I'm not sure why I even got that...), and that's the only promotion I ever saw for Exodus
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on February 10, 2009, 12:30:32 AM
The promotion for Exodus was practically non-existent. Like tenkei says, all I remember was that MTV interview and that's it. Rather surprising considering even then Timbaland was one of the most popular producers to work with.

I just hope there's more promotion this time round and I bet Hikki is aware that she needs more promotion this time round too.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on February 10, 2009, 04:11:59 AM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/24xqdqu.png)
http://i40.tinypic.com/24xqdqu.png

This was from her MYSPACE. Man, girl just don't care. She really does try to take as much control as she can, another thing i love about Utada.

>>I posted the lyrics at the CBTM thread (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=18070.msg546149#msg546149)<< didn't feel like posting it here too since it correlates better with that thread.

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on February 11, 2009, 04:13:16 AM
The promotion for Exodus was practically non-existent. Like tenkei says, all I remember was that MTV interview and that's it. Rather surprising considering even then Timbaland was one of the most popular producers to work with.

I just hope there's more promotion this time round and I bet Hikki is aware that she needs more promotion this time round too.

Yeah, all I saw was a tiny MTV interview and she did 2 radio interviews and I remember reading she signed autographs after one of them and there was a tiny amount of people there.  I want to see her tv shows such as the Letterman show, doing a song at the end of the show, and Letterman can even make jokes about "oh those crazy Japanese etc" if he wants to because at least it'd be some exposure.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on February 11, 2009, 08:21:05 PM
http://i40.tinypic.com/24xqdqu.png

Wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of Hikki :o But you're right, it would seem she tries to take as much control as possible. Much like Prince, one of her favourite artists, and mine :D

A performance on Letterman or something would be good to see absolutely. It could bring out serious Hikki where she's talking about how she creates her music, the inspirations for this album etc and maybe show off her quirky aspects to her. Anything to hear that laugh :heart: Can never tell how the American public would take it, but it would be sweet for fans like us!

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on February 12, 2009, 12:17:46 AM
http://www.sinternet.com/newindex.php
"Hey this is Utada, you're logged on to sinternet.com"
A lot of famous artists are on here. And check out, her video is on the bottom right! "Mic check mic check 1,2,1,2" :lol:

http://www.sinternet.com/
Also in Japanese.


Quote from: Utada's myspace
When I start making a song, for one second I see an amazing view—and in that instant, it cracks and falls to pieces. Then the rest of the process is trying to put the pieces back together. So when it feels familiar, when I see what I saw in that moment the song was conceived, then I know it’s done.—Utada

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on February 13, 2009, 01:03:38 AM
I can see the video on the first link, but when I go to sinternet.com there's another video and it says it can't be viewed from my country.  Can anyone see it? I'm guessing it's the PV.  Time to find me a proxy.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on February 13, 2009, 01:54:42 AM
^It's actually the same video as the one posted at the top of this page (22). It's not the MV yet.

Has anyone heard COME BACK TO ME on airwaves yet? Supposedly it was supposed to play since Feb 09 and radio dj critics are already commenting about it (all good so far) but I haven't heard it. Then again, I don't listen to the radio as much as I used to.

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on February 13, 2009, 04:19:37 AM
^It's actually the same video as the one posted at the top of this page (22). It's not the MV yet.

Has anyone heard COME BACK TO ME on airwaves yet? Supposedly it was supposed to play since Feb 09 and radio dj critics are already commenting about it (all good so far) but I haven't heard it. Then again, I don't listen to the radio as much as I used to.

-O_sLaVe

Ah ok, thanks for the info.


I ripped the video of Utada talking (in English!) and the 2 little speech clips from sinternet.com and uploaded them.
http://www.mediafire.com/?xye3mjmmymm
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on February 13, 2009, 04:29:08 AM
^ Hell yeah, thanks a whole lot Dan!  :twothumbs

Man, I really love that mic check, you knew that the video was destined for craziness when that happened
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on February 16, 2009, 06:36:03 PM
Thanks Dan!

Ningin did a nice sit down interview with Utada! Make sure you check out their contest as well.
>>PT 1 (http://blog.ningin.com/2009/02/03/utada-sits-down-with-ningin-and-says-this-is-the-one-part-12/)<<
>>PT 2 (http://blog.ningin.com/2009/02/05/utada-sits-down-with-ningin-and-says-this-is-the-one-part-22/)<<

(http://i41.tinypic.com/20jhdar.png)
>>The interview she's talking about (http://www.examiner.com/x-585-Entertainment-Examiner~y2009m2d2-A-Conversation-with-Utada)<<
I laughed twice. she's funny and witty like always :)

I wonder why she had an MRI... Hope she's not sick! Her answer for question 3... I so agree! No.7 :lol:

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on February 17, 2009, 05:26:50 AM
I wonder why she had an MRI... Hope she's not sick!

In May 2002 she was in hospital, she had an ovarian cyst removed (some sites say cyst, others say tumor, can't remember which it was).  I assume she'll have an MRI every year or something just to be safe.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on February 20, 2009, 08:13:20 PM
^ Speaking from experience, an MRI scan is no fun. Lying there, instructed to keep as still as possible, for the best part of an hour.. :thumbdown:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on February 20, 2009, 11:20:28 PM
Doesn't sound fun at all! But I hope she's as healthy as can be :)

Has anyone heard Come Back To Me on their radio yet?? I feel like requesting it, but I don't listen to the radio long enough to even catch the phone number haha.

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on February 20, 2009, 11:38:31 PM
I wonder if she'll make an effort to promote in Europe. I know of a few tv/radio shows here in the UK where she could do some interviews and who knows, may get a better reception than in America.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Seagull on March 04, 2009, 10:24:36 AM
THE "COME BACK TO ME" MUSIC VIDEO IS OUT!

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?qym4mknidxg

She looks simply AMAZING in this one *_*

Just 10 days left until the album is realesed in Japan *_*
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on March 04, 2009, 12:43:28 PM
^ Utada looks so beautiful in the PV :heart: Gold strapless dress? :drool:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on March 05, 2009, 05:38:24 AM
Thanks, Seagull!

>>Amazon Pre-order $8.99 !!! (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SMC8Z4)<<

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Seagull on March 06, 2009, 07:07:30 PM
http://utada.jp/uicl1088.html

Preview of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - FYI and Dirty Desire.

I just love Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - FYI  :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on March 06, 2009, 08:36:38 PM
Sounds good to me. Doesn't sound like it's gonna be Exodus Part II, which as I understand, is not how she wants it to be anyway. But no matter, the album looks promising.

But DD's lyrics! '"I sit and fantasise and in my fantasies, I love you long time" and "During my 9 to 5 I'm thinking 6 to 9". XD I thought "Workout" was a one-off but Hikki's got a dirty mind! XD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on March 09, 2009, 06:21:30 AM
^ Dirty Desire is :hump: fave song. Hikki trying to outsex BoA

$8.99 is pretty fucking cheap!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on March 09, 2009, 09:33:53 PM
^ Farreal! but...for some reason... it says I'm getting it in May. Whadafa? Anyway, it's cheap as hell because the earlier you pre-order stuff on Amazon, the cheaper they are :D

Ugh, Don't compare BoA and Utada >.> It's so hard to choose who I value most awesome and who I support more... I mean, I love BoA just SLIGHTLY more, but it makes me feel guilty because Utada's freaking talented in other ways... Then I feel guilty for being guilty T_T it's a vicious cycle.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ks6e1GLZsM

At around 2:00, there's Utada's reaction to BoA's American debut, so cool how she reacted....

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on March 11, 2009, 03:56:52 AM
This site has the full version of "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - FYI" !
http://www.ilike.com/artist/Utada

And the site Seagull posted a few posts up the page has previews for every song on it now!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saburo on March 11, 2009, 07:49:24 AM
So...  a friend said he got a text from someone who heard her on a local hip-hop radio station here in Hawaii saying that she'll be doing a concert in May.

I can't find any info online and the radio website has zilch.  Maybe more info will trickle forth in the next few days.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on March 13, 2009, 09:41:33 AM
^ That would be mondo epic Brother! She needs to tour, do some club shows at least. Nothing on myspace either :/ http://www.myspace.com/thisisutada

Lovin that kiwibox interview SLAVE!! Like she didn't know BoA was releasing haha. Indeed. Music scene needs some pizazz, bring on the foreign invasion!

Quote
Ugh, Don't compare BoA and Utada >.> It's so hard to choose who I value most awesome and who I support more...

LMAO! Reminds me of when tama yelled at me for comparing Rika and Kobe (since she hates the Lakers). HEY! They're both polarizing alpha dogs.

Mar 24th eh? hope i can get it at the local record store. Island Def Jam STEP YO GAME UP!! Else, I'm a "preorder" the japan ver.

Here's a dope article:
(http://www.imgur.com/files/090313/20090219_nydiet_560x375.jpg) (http://nymag.com/daily/food/2009/02/utada.html)
Singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada is one of Japan’s biggest-selling pop stars, but she was born in Manhattan. The daughter of musician parents, she was raised in the East and the West, but her new album for the American market, This is the One, drops March 24 (the single “Come Back to Me” came out this month). Check out where she ate while promoting her latest work in this week's New York Diet.  (http://nymag.com/daily/food/2009/02/utada.html)
   
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on March 14, 2009, 12:16:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zd8ihOkKKo
+lyrics. This song and Dirty Desire were stuck in my headdddd all day.

the first album had weird sounds but the lyrics were great and made sense if you listened. the new album's songs have great sounding songs but you really have to think about the lyrics or else you'll call them weird...

Everyone knew that Utada had an inner freak in her :heart:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BV1t2p4aiE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtqfDIyiCXw&feature=channel_page
+lyrics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6sjeKGtq2Q&feature=recommended
+lyrics "Love like- never before" <3

Rika and Kobe?! da hell :lol: I can't see it there... I like the Lakers!

Wasn't there some hate rumors between these two? They look friendly...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwTdQWoqxs

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: wakaba_doll on March 14, 2009, 07:59:19 PM
Utada's new album is AMAZING  :heart:

Seriously, if she had half of BoA's promotion, the 'competition' would be over.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on March 16, 2009, 04:52:39 AM
Okay, so I'm listening to Utada's album right now (I KNOW! I'M SICK! I CHEATED! UGH. Not for BoA though. I won't.) and it's good! Some parts of the song are so "WTF XD" cuz of the random lyrics. It's just so random. Or maybe the way she's singing it, it makes the lyrics sound like it doesn't fit the song.

I feel guilty for posting the dl link since this is coming out in stores everywhere anyway...
What to do...

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on March 16, 2009, 05:10:06 AM
I feel guilty for posting the dl link since this is coming out in stores everywhere anyway...
What to do...
PM it to whose who ask?
/me asks!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Guchi_Jnr on March 16, 2009, 05:46:34 AM
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?mzxmc4nkmhe

:stolen from keeptryin at Kyo Music City (http://jpmp3.com/viewthread.php?tid=115127&extra=page%3D1):


Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on March 19, 2009, 01:55:55 AM
Utada- On And On FULL~ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QuBMByodnw#lq-lq2-hq)
Song makes me want to go to the nearest club and just dance it up


Quote from: boajjang
Big in Japan just isn’t big enough for at least two Asian singers in 2009. Hikaru Utada (pictured) and Boa, two of Tokyo’s top-selling artists, are releasing English language CDs this month in an attempt to win over American pop and R&B fans.

For decades, Japanese music managers and American record labels have tried to crack the lucrative stateside market with top-selling artists, including Seiko Matsuda in the 1980s and Toshi Kubota in the 1990s. Each time, the endeavor invariably fails; last year, Universal didn’t even bother releasing an English-language record from one if its rising R&B stars, Ai, despite the fact that the singer was born in L.A., is fluent in English and can belt like Beyoncé.

While Boa and Utada are certainly not the first artists to dream of “making it” in the West, Utada’s “This Is the One” and Boa’s “The First Album” represent a potential watershed moment for Asian pop stars in America: Both offerings arguably surpass previous crossover attempts from the land of the rising sun.

Los Angeles-based record producer Joey Carbone, who has worked in Japan with singers such as Yuki Koyanagi and Crystal Kay, stated in an e-mail that "both records are good...Boa is a great dancer and a good singer. Utada is a very good singer and a great songwriter."

Kun Gao, CEO of San Francisco-based anime-centric website Crunchyroll.com, agrees that both are a cut above the usual Japanese exports.

“Both Boa and Utada are very popular, not only with world-wide audiences but also have extremely loyal and rapidly growing U.S. fans,” he said.

But the performers have their work cut out for them. “When Japanese and Korean singers have tried to have a hit in the U.S.," Carbone said, "they have changed their look and sound to try to appeal to the U.S. market, and it hasn't come across as real."

Boa and Utata are stars in Japan and beyond -- Boa is actually Korean and maintains a good-sized fan base in her native country, although her career is more prosperous in Tokyo, where she currently lives. Utada has sold more than 50 million records in Japan, and it looks as if “This Is the One” is yet another hit; she currently has the second top-selling download in Japan, according to iTunes, for her the first single, "Come Back to Me," off her all-English disc, which debuts here digitally March 24 (and physically May 12).

But winning over hearts in the Heartland won’t be easy for Utada; mainstream U.S. pop fans who listen to Top 40 radio stations such as KIIS-FM (102.7) are typically reluctant to embrace foreign stars they aren't used to seeing on Perezhilton.com or in the pages of Us Weekly, with notable English and Canadian exceptions.

However, Utada sees herself as more American than Japanese.

“I grew up in New York,” she said from Island Records’ Manhattan office earlier this week. “In Japan, I’m seen as a bit of a foreigner, but in America, I get comments like ‘Your English is so good.’ So in both places I’m a bit of an outsider, but I think that comes out in my music, and everyone feels like an outsider on some level. If people can connect with me there, that would be great.”

Although Utada’s been down this road before with another English language release aimed at U.S. listeners (2004’s “Exodus,” which sold fewer than 60,000 copies, according to Soundscan), this time the bilingual multi-instrumentalist seems to have found her true voice with a more focused effort.

Tracks such as “Merry Christmas Mister Lawrence (FYI)” overflow with confidence, hooks and hip-hop-inspired beats. The first single off the 10-song set, the piano-driven, vaguely Alicia Keys-esque “Come Back to Me,” only hints at the riches buried throughout the offering, which Tricky and the sought-after production duo Stargate produced. “Apple and Cinnamon” sounds like a cross between Kate Bush and a Prince outtake from “Around the World in a Day." And “Dirty Desire” might sound good in a club played between Lady Gaga and an old Vanity 6 tune. Almost the entire record is highly listenable, with risky but rewarding twists.

But, alas, Utada has a weak spot, and it might be her lyrics. Take, for example, “Dirty Desire.” While Utada claims the verses are tongue-in-cheek, it’s not clear that lyrics such as “And in my fantasies/I love you long time/Doing my nine to five/I'm thinking six and nine/I gotta make you mine” are ironic.

“My lyrics have a distinct feel and I don’t take myself too seriously,” she said. And what about her evoking perhaps the most odious sexual stereotype of Asian women, the “love you long time” phrase that crept into the urban vernacular after 2 Live Crew sampled a memorable scene from Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”?

“I’m not easily offended, because I find humor in everything,” she said. “It’s not that different from a rapper saying, ‘Love you long time.’ I just happen to be an Asian girl. I can’t be afraid of what people think when I write.”

Utada has little to fear from her female fans, who may actually appreciate the racy content and the more thoughtful lyrics sprinkled throughout “This Is the One.” She's also won over at least one important male fan in the U.S., a potential advocate who could prove crucial to her success at radio.

“I was pleasantly surprised with Utada,” KBKS-FM music director Eric Tyler said from Seattle on Wednesday after hosting her in-studio. " 'Come Back to Me' makes me raise an eyebrow."

In contrast to Utada’s radio blitz spearheaded by Island Records (apparently, L.A. Reid is a fan and wants to break Utada urgently this year), Boa is taking her music directly to the streets and clubs of America. The South Korea-born singer, who released her debut English disc Tuesday, is hitting Los Angeles and Las Vegas hard in support of “First.”

“In America, Asian society is really big," the heavily accented singer said earlier this month at her L.A. showcase. "They have supported me a lot.” The trilingual singer may not have the backing of a major U.S. label, but she may end up the bigger star in the long run, thanks to infectious dance floor stompers such as “Eat You Up” that should make Britney Spears jealous. The tune was, in fact, cooked up in Copenhagen by Danish songwriters Remee and Thomas Troelsen and fine-tuned at Bloodshy & Avant's studio in Stockholm, where Spears’ vocals have flowed through monitors many a time.

But Boa will need more than Britney-style beats and Asian American fans if she hopes to ever break outside of Asia. At her showcase, a representative from Snoop Dogg’s team was talking with Boa’s representatives, apparently interested in a collaboration (nothing has been confirmed yet, both camps say). Boa will certainly need a high-profile collaboration to make a splash in the States, despite a stellar record full of potential hit songs, including a duet with Sean Garrett, "I Did It for Love".

But even with Garrett, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake or some other champion on her side, Boa may go only so far. “I believe that Boa has a better chance of selling in the U.S. [long term], but I do not think she will ultimately be very successful," Carbone said. "The field of female solo artists doing that exact same type of track is so saturated, there's no room for someone like Boa, a virtual unknown in the U.S. It's just too difficult for her to distinguish herself against everyone else that do similar tracks.”

Regardless, count on Boa and Utada to keep trying well into the next decade. The U.S. just might be big enough to find room for both in its collective pop-music heart.

-- Charlie Amter

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog...-boaset-si.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog...-boaset-si.html)

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: xerony on March 24, 2009, 09:08:02 PM
Woo I can listen to it!  :cow:

Awesome Guchi_Jnr!
Also nice to paste that article slave. It discussed some things I wondered about.

So to be a real hikki fan I should order her album!

And yeah, hikki and boa cannot really compare. Maybe like hikki her style more too...
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on March 25, 2009, 07:45:31 PM
I DIGGING THE NEW SOUNDS...my thoughts reviews later. But ... I love the sound cuz it's more like her. something she ain't. and the lyrics are so geeky XD

I was checking my email after some Fantasy Sports shiznit....

Come Meet Utada!!

Yeah, I'm looking at you Ping and Rei.rev.07  :P

Quote
Utada will be appearing at the following Sephora Locations:

Sephora Hollywood & Highland
Tuesday, March 24 - 6-8PM
6801 – Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Sephora 5th Avenue
Wednesday, March 25 - 6pm-8pm
597 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Sephora South Beach
Friday, March 27 - 7-9pm
721 Collins Ave
Miami, FL 33139
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Rei.rev.07 on March 25, 2009, 07:48:44 PM
I seriously wished I was still in the city when I saw that :lol:...but honestly, that's another $100 if I wanted to go back. I live 5hrs from the city XD.

So yeah, go meet Hikki, Ping!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on March 25, 2009, 07:53:38 PM
Awww sucks Rei.rev! Or Loser87. Who else is in NYC. I hope Ping recovered from being in Raekwon's music video (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=12.msg556183#msg556183) XD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on March 25, 2009, 09:55:28 PM
I'm going to try REALLY hard to go. Like SERIOUSLY hard. My friend Jo told me about it even though her greedy bitch friend told her not to... So her greedy ass friend told Jo the wrong info on purpose and Jo ended up telling me to fake me out. Luckily my friend Jo will be able to go cuz Greedy reserved spots for the both of them.

If I do get to go, I'll have to wait outside and all I get to do is scream and whatnot :(

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: jaysonnj on March 26, 2009, 01:58:22 AM
I went to the event in nyc but didn't get in. I had to watch outside from the windows. A huge turn out for her.

The closest I got to her was when she exited the front doors after the event ended, all the people waiting outside went completely insane. I got a video of the top of her head.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: jaysonnj on March 27, 2009, 09:49:43 AM
This was the "mob" around Utada after she left her Sephora NYC event.
She's somewhere in there, I swear!

Utada leaving Sephora NYC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oq6uIBGM7U#lq-lq2-hq)
Title: Utada cracks top 20 list on iTunes
Post by: Guchi_Jnr on March 28, 2009, 01:58:53 AM
After a humiliating setback in the United States, a Japanese diva has staged a comeback.
Hikaru Utada's latest album, "This is The One," has grabbed 19th place overall and second in the pop music genre in the U.S. for downloads at the iTunes store, Universal Music International's Japan unit said Friday.

The achievement, the best by a Japanese musician, may help kick-start Utada's second attempt to break into the U.S. music market after her meek debut five years ago.

"Exodus," the album she released in 2004, ended up 160th in the Billboard rankings. Sales of Exodus amounted to only 55,000 copies in the U.S. but totaled 1.5 million in Japan. (http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20090328a8.html)

 :twothumbs

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: RatBastich on March 28, 2009, 02:14:08 AM
^
Aw yeah, way to go Hikki. :shakeit:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on March 30, 2009, 02:34:07 AM
HOLY SHIT!! u made it jaysonnj ... wonder if oslave or sexy beam made it to the FL appearance. Pure madness XD

Ping sez on twitter: Hikaru Utada will be on Z100 Morning Show w/ Elvis Duran in NYC on Monday Morning...

source: http://www.z100.com/new2/featured/f/1968 (http://www.z100.com/new2/featured/f/1968)

Apparently she was on CBS Early Show on Saturday!!! http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/earlyshow/saturday/secondcup/main500256.shtml (http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/earlyshow/saturday/secondcup/main500256.shtml)

Utada - CBS Early Show Saturday Edition - Backstage Live Chat Interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmSe8Fkm2Jc#noexternalembed-ws-lq-lq2-hq)

is that Seal in the bg? :lol:
Utada - Come Back To Me (CBS Early Show) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVjVFn0LQGc#lq-lq2-hq)

Utada - Merry Christmas Mister Lawrrence - FYI (CBS Early Show) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtQ9ROefoOc#lq-lq2-hq)

 And I missed it :doh:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Owaranai_sLaVe on March 31, 2009, 03:00:51 AM
Utada - CBS Early Show Saturday Edition - Backstage Live Chat Interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmSe8Fkm2Jc#noexternalembed-ws-lq-lq2-hq)
Utada Rehearsing at CBS for The Early Show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsSWeFgQEEA#ws-lq-lq2-hq)
Reuters News : Utada Hikaru (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTqtZds6f0c&NR=1#lq-lq2-hq)
090324 Utada Hikaru (宇多田 ヒカル) - Come Back To Me *LIVE* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9YyUieYJOM#lq-lq2-hq)
Utada Hikaru 宇多田ヒカル - Come Back To Me @ KTLA (American TV Debut) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3pDOteMLz0#lq-lq2-hq)
Utada-Interview with z100 Portland [1of2] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vGG8ienROA&feature=related#lq-lq2-hq)
宇多田ヒカル Utada at Endonline.com 1/ (for HQ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQKre5ocWEk&feature=channel_page#lq-lq2-hq)
Utada Interview Pt. 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FmchIpR2-0&feature=related#lq-lq2-hq)

Honestly Utada, I love you.... so please learn how to do proper interviews. Seriously, in like all the interviews I've heard her done in America, she's not humble at all about her popularity ("Utada Interview Pt. 1"). She may be quiet, but the way she talks about it... it's like she knows that she's popular... I dunno. The only interview where she was humble about her popularity was in "宇多田ヒカル Utada at Endonline com 1/3 (for HQ)".
I really liked "Reuters News : Utada Hikaru" interview.

-O_sLaVe
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on April 09, 2009, 08:06:52 PM
Argh, I wanna show Hikki some love and actually buy 'This Is The One' but there's no Euro release date, and if Exodus was anything to go by, there never will be. Guess I'll get it elsewhere and buy it should it ever come out.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on April 24, 2009, 08:22:17 PM
So finally got round to obtaining This Is The One and I like it a lot. There are tracks that stand out immediately, others that may require a couple of playthroughs to appreciate more. I thought Come Back To Me was alright, but hearing it more I can't help but replay the song in my head again and again. My favourite tracks:

Merry Christmas Mr Laurence (FYI): Epic beat where East meets West, much like Exodus 04.

Apple and Cinnamon

This One (Crying Like A Child: The chorus immediately reminded me of Umbrella. I'm sure I'm not the only one XD

Automatic Part II: Expectations were pretty high, but rather than say, an English version of the original, it's another good song to dance too. Has the quirkiest lyrics in the album IMO.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on May 01, 2009, 01:35:43 AM
From an email I got (from signing up to something).
Quote
Album Release, Karaoke Contest, and Exclusive Q&A !

Hello Everyone,

ALBUM OUT MAY 12
On Tuesday, May 12th Utada is releasing the physical version of her latest album
This Is The One.  This album version includes three exclusive bonus tracks never available before on CD. Pre-order it on Amazon now.
 
UTADA MYSPACE KARAOKE CONTEST
Myspace Karaoke is hosting an exclusive contest with Utada.  Sing your best version of her latest hit “Come Back To Me” and you could win a trip for you and three of your friends to karaoke with Utada in Tokyo, Japan. Enter now! (http://ksolo.myspace.com/music/utada)
 
UTADA EXCLUSIVE Q&A
Dying to ask Utada a question?  Well now is your chance!  Utada is hosting a special question & answer session just for her fans.  Go to www.Utada.com (http://utada.com/news/) and post your question as a comment in the news section of the site and you just might get your answer!

UTADA IN STORE APPEARANCES
Utada will be making special appearances at stores across the country during the week of May 11th at the following locations
 
UTADA IN STORE APPEARANCES: Click here for more info (http://utada.com/news/)
Tuesday, 5.12 @ 7:00 PM
Best Buy
529 5th Ave
New York, NY  10017-4608

Wednesday, 5.13 @ 6:00 PM
Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood & FYE
1000 Universal Studios Blvd
Ste. 99
Universal City, CA  91608

Thursday, 5.14 @ 6:00 PM
Best Buy
1717 Harrison
San Francisco, CA  94103-4272

Friday, 5.15 @ 6:00 PM
FYE @ Southcenter Mall
2636 Southcenter Mall
Ste. 2110
Seattle, WA  98188-2823

Saturday, 5.16 @ 3:00 PM
Sam Goody
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Ste. 1049
Honolulu, HI  96814-4607
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: jaysonnj on May 01, 2009, 09:39:28 AM
Damn! I have plans for the 12th. Hopefully I'll find a way to see her this time.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: jaysonnj on May 12, 2009, 05:23:55 AM
For those planning on going to the in-store appearances,
they've all been postponed due to illness.

from utada.com:
Quote
UTADA POSTPONES U.S. PROMOTION FOR ALBUM RELEASE
Renowned international singer  and songwriter, Utada, who is set to release her new album This Is The  One on May 12th (the Island Def Jam Music Group), has been forced to postpone her promotions to launch the album along with a series of in-store appearances.  The 26 year-old artist, who had planned to arrive today May 11th to promote and drive the album release, has been diagnosed with an acute case of left relapsing peritonsillitis.
 
Utada, who is Japan's best selling artist ever, was set to make highly anticipated in-store appearances in New York City, Los  Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, and Honolulu to promote the May 12th album.  Upon consultation with doctors and a brief hospitalization, she's been advised not to travel or use her voice for at least two weeks.  A full recovery is expected.

According to the artist’s representative, “Utada was very much looking forward to sharing her new album with her U.S fans and is very disappointed that her illness has forced her to postpone these promotional activities.  She looks forward to rescheduling them as soon as she can."

Fans are encouraged to check www.utada.com (http://www.utada.com) for more information.

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on November 14, 2009, 12:14:39 PM
AND SHE'S BACK!! Do it up whoever!!! (Saiks, Ping, Jay, Fen, Din, Dan, ten, ) :jphip:

Utada "In The Flesh 2010"

Quote
January 15 - Honolulu, Hawaii - The Pipeline Cafe @8pm - On sale Nov. 14

January 19 - Hollywood, CA - House of Blues Sunset Strip - CONFIRMED.

January 21 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market @8pm - Presale Nov. 12, Public sale Nov. 14

January 24 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore @8pm - Presale Nov. 14, Public sale Nov. 15

January 30 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues @8pm - Presale Nov. 10, Public sale Nov. 14

February 2 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues @8pm - Presale Nov. 11, Public sale Nov. 13

February 5 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club @7pm - On sale Nov. 14

February 8 - New York, NY - The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza @8pm - On sale Nov. 13

February 12 - London, UK - O2 Academy Islington @7pm - O2 Priority Nov. 11, Public sale Nov. 13

Full list/links to buy tickets here: http://utada.com/events/ (http://utada.com/events/)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: xerony on November 14, 2009, 12:38:23 PM
The tickets for her concert in the UK sold out in hours  :banghead:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on November 14, 2009, 12:57:18 PM
Oh damn, I would have liked to have gone seen it. Though I'm glad to hear it sold out even if the capacity is around 800.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saburo on November 14, 2009, 08:32:50 PM
Done.  A gal pal of mine was having issues buying tix online so I bit the bullet.

This had better be good...
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saikami on November 17, 2009, 03:29:12 PM
Officially going to the Boston show! :w00t: Mad excited, tickets are wicked cheap, too. I ain't complaining. XD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: reina's eyes on November 17, 2009, 05:42:15 PM
Thanks for letting us know about the tour daigong!

Though I could see her locally here in LA, I'm going to SF to see her at the fillmore with a japanese friend of mine who lives up there. Good excuse to visit the person I saw mm with this summer.

(Hate how the fees add 40% to the ticket cost!)

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on November 19, 2009, 10:16:49 AM
Fuck...I think San Francisco is sold out already. :banghead: And I was just in Japantown across the street from the Fillmore last Sunday too. Seems like I've been learning of important things way too late lately.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saikami on November 19, 2009, 09:27:26 PM
I guess she's sold out in Boston, too. Glad I got the tickets when I did. :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: boykun on November 19, 2009, 11:21:16 PM
Tickets for the Hollywood show go on sale this Saturday, the 21st.

Get it now! Come hang out with me and tenkei :lol:

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on November 20, 2009, 01:35:53 AM
werd. can't pass that up
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on November 24, 2009, 03:53:16 AM
I couldn't get a ticket for the SF show, but since I've been looking for an excuse to drive down to LA I decided to buy one for the Hollywood concert, so barring any unforseen circumstances you guys will have to put up with my presence! :P

I loved Exodus and I just bought her latest album the other day. Now I gotta do my homework on her Japanese stuff...
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on January 09, 2010, 08:49:04 AM
ooh coming soon. Like next week?! Wonder what songs she'll be singing. Hopefully not this one :lol:

[HD] Utada Hikaru - Be My Last (Bokura no Ongaku 2005.10.28) LIVE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIVopGqIRww#ws)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Masa on January 10, 2010, 09:35:04 AM
ものまね: Utada Hikaru 宇多田ヒカル と Miracle Hikaru ミラクルひかる (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq0hf7cjkMI#)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Rickker708 on January 10, 2010, 11:08:32 PM
Crunchroll is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to the LA house of Blues show:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-598131/utada-hikaru-free-concert-tickets-in-la/ (http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-598131/utada-hikaru-free-concert-tickets-in-la/)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on January 15, 2010, 07:32:29 AM
I just realized that the LA show will be happening on her birthday! I wonder if something special's gonna happen there...I guess it's a good thing that I couldn't get a ticket for SF. :P

It feels like someone else's birthday is that day as well, but I can't seem to remember who exactly... :halo:

In preparation for my trip I've spent this past week catching up on her Japanese songs, and I'm starting to see why those are preferred (especially "Final Distance")...but as far as I'm concerned she's made great music in both languages, so whatever she sings I'm looking forward to a good show.

Get it now! Come hang out with me and tenkei :lol:

You guys going for sure? Mini-JPHiP meet!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on January 15, 2010, 08:19:00 AM
^ Say happy birthday to hikki over there. Don't forget about Rika too.  :P I gotta wait a couple more weeks until her NY concert.
Have you tried listening to her very first english album called Precious when she went under the name Cubic U? I was surprised at how different she was then compared to now or even when Automatic first came out.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saburo on January 16, 2010, 11:53:35 PM
Concert last night at Pipeline Cafe (Honolulu) was quite entertaining.  Good mix of English tunes and the J-pop classics.  She saved "Automatic" for the end of the regular set and the crowd was rockin'.

Distracted by grumpy security fingering people with cellphone cameras; otherwise twas a fun evening, even though I'm not really a Certified Utada Fan.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on January 17, 2010, 12:51:24 AM
Just looked at the setlist that was posted on utadanet.com. It looks pretty good. And I was worried she was only gonna sing her english songs.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saburo on January 17, 2010, 01:29:39 AM
BTW that DJ dude went on for too friggin' long.  We all had sore feet on the floor and the crowd was already "warmed up."  I always expect acts to begin the show after the announced time but really...

Anyone else here went to the Pipeline Cafe show?
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on January 18, 2010, 04:21:15 PM
WOW!!! I thought she wouldn't lay out the classics.  A fun time had by Brother Sab :D

HAPPY BDAY HIKKI!!!

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip01633.jpeg)

ALWAYS REMEMBER CUZ ITS RIKA'S BIRTHDAY :lol:

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on January 18, 2010, 04:22:55 PM
Happy Birthday Hikki!!
Have fun with Kuma Chang today. :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saikami on January 18, 2010, 04:27:38 PM
Happy Birthday, Hikki! :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Masa on January 18, 2010, 04:30:18 PM
Happy Birthday, Hikki! :twothumbs
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on January 19, 2010, 01:23:41 AM

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Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on January 19, 2010, 01:57:17 AM
Happy Birthday Hikki!!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 19, 2010, 02:04:08 AM
[size=8]Happy Birthday Hikki!![/size]

Far and away my favourite J-Pop idol, and not just because of her relationship with Kuma Chang or her obsession with Tetris. I pick up on something each time I listen to Hikki's music, which is why I love listening to them, English tracks and all.

Hope Kuma Chang got you some nice gifts! XD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on January 19, 2010, 09:19:57 AM
The thing I love with Utada and Rika is  that I swear, Utada wants to be / fuck Rika :fap

Hikki_Rika (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiSV8uyi8uI#)

me and tama were looking for that other Music Station special forever!!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: boykun on January 19, 2010, 09:20:54 AM
Happy Birthday Hikki!

Fuck yeah! I'm so glad to hear she's also doing her Jpop songs.

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 19, 2010, 10:51:06 AM
The thing I love with Utada and Rika is  that I swear, Utada wants to be / fuck Rika :fap

Ah definately! Can't find it anywhere but there's another short video of Utada practically fawning over one of Rika's photoshoots where she's dressed in black holding a pistol. Utada was imitating the pose and then talking very excitedly about it XD

*EDIT*

Thanks to HiME on the first page for the upload! (http://nobuta.free.fr/VIDS/Hikki_Rika.avi) :w00t:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saikami on January 19, 2010, 11:40:01 PM
I did not know Hikki liked Rika so much. That just makes her even cooler! :heart: I'm so excited for the concert. Very impatient about it. :panic:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on January 20, 2010, 10:41:29 AM
Hikki has officially rocked the House of Blues!

Right before the show started I was talking with some old Japanese lady who only knew one Utada song (and didn't even know the title :lol:). The performamces were top notch, but the crowd seemed to only show excitement at the beginning and end of each song...I swear I was one of maybe 3 people in my section getting into things. Still, everyone erupted when "First Love" and "Automatic" came on, and when some stage hands brought out a birthday cake for Hikki. I think I'm the only one who wished her happy birthday in Japanese, screaming it out when everyone else was quiet. :P

It was great meeting some of you guys afterwards...mad props to tenkei for getting an autograph right before she left! Hopefully I'll be able to run into other forumgoers again someday. Now I gotta look for those post-show group pics random people were taking... XD

Can't find it anywhere but there's another short video of Utada practically fawning over one of Rika's photoshoots where she's dressed in black holding a pistol. Utada was imitating the pose and then talking very excitedly about it XD

*EDIT*

Thanks to HiME on the first page for the upload! (http://nobuta.free.fr/VIDS/Hikki_Rika.avi) :w00t:
I found that same post right before I left for LA. :lol: What's also funny is that not too long ago I was reading the Wiki article for "Final Distance" (which I hoped she would sing but didn't) and saw that it only reached #2 despite huge sales numbers. I wondered how tough the competition could've been that time, then I saw the release date...

July 25, 2001. The same day as "The Peace"... Rika outsold Utada!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: boykun on January 20, 2010, 12:38:35 PM
Great show at the House of Blues in Hollywood. She looked really good. The crowd was into it, except for some few in my section. Couldn't really get any pictures. House of Blues is strict on that. A lot of other people managed to sneak in shots, but I didn't want to risk it. And when I finally got ballsy enough to take some, my phone died.

(http://i.imagehost.org/0861/wdp5fddm.jpg)

Set list was pretty much the same as the Honolulu show, but no Boku wa Kuma.

Opening (track from Exodus)
On and On
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (FYI)
Poppin'
This One (Crying like a child)
Passion / Sanctuary
Sakura Drops
Stay Gold
Devil Inside
Kremlin Dusk
You Make Me Want To Be A Man
Placebo cover, not sure the name of the song.
Apple and Cinnamon
Come Back to Me
First Love
Can you keep a secret?
Automatic
Dirty Desire
   Encore:
Simple & Clean
Me muero


Pretty much did the whole of This Is The One, save for one or two songs. She should have replaced Poppin' with another track. I still hate that song :lol: I'm happy that she did a lot of her Japanese songs. I didn't expect Sakura Drops at all. She mixed Passion and Sanctuary for a bilingual version. First Love was a hit. Everyone sang along from the beginning to the chorus, but of course no one knows the second verse lol.
We sang Happy Birthday to her twice. The first time the crowd sang impromptu, which was kind of a disaster because everyone was all over the place, and I think she wanted to say something during the MC but everyone sang over her lol. The second time her band played for her and we sang along. They also gave her cake.
There was some sort of meet and greet afterwards that we didn't know about, and there was no merch anywhere to be found, which was lame. But outside the venue the lucky bastage tenkei and some other dudes caught her on her way out and got his copy of Ultra Blue signed.
Great show, good night, fun times. Met up with J-Triumf after and we chilled around the place after the show. Took a group picture with some random people, and got kicked out by some random security person.

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Rickker708 on January 21, 2010, 05:20:50 AM
I just got an email from the vendor thats hosting Uatda's show tomorrow. Their saying that its the artists wish to have a no camera policy. The doors open @ 7 for the show. My plan wa to get there @4-5 and goto the bar, see if it would be possible to speak to a manager or such to try and arrange an imprompto interview(although I have no idea what to ask). Saying it would be for Jph!p.com and Jph!p radio. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on January 23, 2010, 10:52:45 AM
^ D'oh missed this post. Hope u had a good show/interview/time Ricky!!

Glad y'all had fun boy/Ping/ten/J-Triumf!!! Mannnn that was worth it with a set list like dat. Placebo cover! haha I saw some of ten's facebook pix! Fucking awesome pic of Utada he took and got shit signed! I'll let him report/post pix.

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Rickker708 on January 23, 2010, 09:09:38 PM
The show was amazing, work schedule changed so I didn't get there as early as I hoped to.  The only negative part of the show was a screamer right behind me.
Even after a friend of hers asked/told her to settle down, the hot chick beside me asked nicely and then not so nicely the girl refused to take other people into concideration. In the pit thats fine, thats where you expect the immature kids to be.
We were in the 21+ bar area. I could have stopped her, but chances are I would have been kicked out of the hall, and I wanted to see Utada more than I cherished my hearing.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on January 23, 2010, 11:54:32 PM
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Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: reina's eyes on January 25, 2010, 09:49:50 AM
Just saw her in sf. It was really nice.

The line wrapped half way around the block, literally. Inside, it was like standing in a tokyo subway for several hours and my feet are still throbbing. But it was worth it.

As with jpop groups like puffy, the musicians are like any top notch rock band and her music has more life to it in person than the studio stuff. I'm not very familiar with her recent stuff, but it worked a lot better live than in the recordings I've heard.

She looked and sounded good. She even played keyboard for a couple numbers and grabbed some drumsticks briefly. The sound level was tolerable without ear protection; the cheering crowd was actually louder.

The atmosphere around me was fine and my friend got away with three photos. A fourth and security would have zeroed in on her.

First Love is the song that got me into jpop when it was the theme for the doroma Majo no Jouken, so I guess that makes hikki my first jpop love and seeing her perform that song (and others) live in person was pretty special. And now I can even (mostly) understand the lyrics!

Thanks again to daigong for the heads up on the tour.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Swtme03 on January 27, 2010, 03:12:22 AM
Oh my goodness!! From the reviews from the other concerts it sounds like it's gonna be a blast!!
Can't wait for the Feb. 2nd concert in Chicago!! Gonna turn my fangirl mode up to MAX and party!!  :rockon:
haha... maybe not all the way up to MAX, I'll save that for MM concerts   :roll:
But still gonna have some fun  :grin:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on January 27, 2010, 04:48:38 AM
^ You'd better have some fun. :P

Just 2 more weeks until I get to see her in NYC. So far I've been listening to my Hikki collection for weeks. From Precious all the way to This is the One. Currently listening to her Deep River album.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Masa on January 29, 2010, 10:44:40 AM
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Utada ends relationship

Wed, January 27, 2010 (1:49am EST)

Pop star Hikaru Utada (27) has reportedly broken up with her boyfriend. She was dating an artist eight years older than her, but sources say they drifted apart due to a lack of time together. The media in Japan first reported on Utada's relationship last September, though the singer said that she had already revealed the romance in earlier interviews in the U.S. However, Utada started preparing for her current overseas tour, resulting in less time for the couple. They ultimately broke up, and now Utada is focused on her music career. Her tour started on January 15 in Honolulu and visits a total of eight cities in the U.S. After that, she will perform in London on February 12. Utada has been one of the top artists in Japan since her 1999 debut album "First Love," which currently holds the record as the best-selling Japanese album of all time. She unexpectedly married director Kazuaki Kiriya (41) in 2002, but they divorced in 2007.
http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-5738 (http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-5738)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saikami on February 06, 2010, 06:04:28 PM
^ Sorry to hear about that. >_< I hope she's doing okay with it.

She did her concert in Boston yesterday, and here is my huge ass review on it that I posted on my livejournal, but might as well post it here, too:

I know I was supposed to do this when I got home at like... midnight, but I was fucking tired. XD; So here is my report of Utada Hikaru in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club February 5, 2010! :D

First, we got to Boston around 2:30, and got some food after finding a parking meter that didn't have a max time limit that it could be used on. The food was good, flat bread pizza, but enough about that, because obviously this isn't about food.

Got in line around 4, doors opened at 6. It was really cold! By the time we got into there, my legs felt like they were going to fall off, but it was so worth it. Brandie had to bring our cameras back to the car because they had a big "no camera" policy. Boo. (Yet, it doesn't surprise me to see that footage still got leaked on youtube.)

The opening act, DJ Mike something was...no offense, he just didn't know what music to play for the crowd. Honestly, think about it, we were all there to see UTADA fucking HIKARU, and he was playing Brittney Spears. I mean, come on! I was hoping/expecting some jpop. The crowd was basically dead minus a couple groups and the boy in front of us. Now, I have a bone to pick with this boy, thank goodness I will never see him again, because he made me VERY uncomfortable. He was obviously gay, and his boyfriend was in front of him/beside him, both of them were probably the tallest people in the entire club, and they were in the front row, which was RIGHT in front of me. I was struggling to see around them, but it wasn't a bad view in general, but my issue was that the guy directly in front of me was basically humping his boyfriend while dancing and stuff. I have no issues with gay people (obviously, considering I'm a lesbian) but really!? Was that necessary? He was doing it basically throughout the entire concert and it was just really awkward for me. ^^; I was tempted to ask him to stop (nicely) but, yeah... I didn't.


The tech crew there was having issues after the DJ went off and we were all waiting for Utada to come on. Apparently they didn't learn to check everything before the concert (that's like, the first thing we learn in tech...)

ANYWAY! I feel bad because I'm making this seem like a negative experience, but it was probably one of the best days of my life!

So she ended up getting on a little late, but from that, it was AWESOME.

Opening (track from Exodus)
When she first walked on stage, the crowd went wild, even though there weren't very many of us there (the club was really small, but packed full!) I was expecting her to use this as her opening, because a friend I made in line was talking about it. I honestly don't remember much about this song because I was so excited to actually just see her. Seriously, I was waiting for this moment to happen for almost half my life, and I was just shocked about it all. ^^;

On & On
I really enjoyed this song! I love it on the album, but nothing compares to seeing her live! This is around the time I realized that this was all real. LOL. She got everyone to arm wave and whatnot. XD It was pretty awesome. She had the mic on the stand for this and she was doing that cool thing where she touched the mic stand during the...sexy parts. ^^; And I'm not gonna lie, she was hot.

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - FYI
Now, this song was just fun! She really interacted with the crowd for this song, we were all her backup singers, haha. Instead of saying "NYC, NYC, NYC" she said "Boston, Boston, Boston!" (I imagine that she did this for every city she was in) and we echoed (along with all the other parts like, for like Tokyo and stuff.) And this is probably one of my favorite performances for this concert because of how much we were all just kinda going nuts, but also...!!! I locked eyes with her! :D I know, I sound like a crazy fan girl, but it really happened! She was scanning the crowd and, for some reason she just kinda paused on me, and our eyes locked for about three seconds before she looked away! I felt kinda dumb after I thought about it more, because I realized my jaw was left hanging open with a really dumb grin on my face.

Poppin'
This is one of my favorite songs on her new album, I'd have to say. I don't know why, I just really like the way it sounds. All the girls kinda went crazy for this song, because of the line "Girls, you know we have it better than the boys" we would all just go "YEAHHH!!!!" and get more pumped about it all! :D I was also pleasantly surprised to find that she added a swear. ^^; I dunno, it just made it more fun. For the line "We're fine~ Sooo fine~" Utada changed it to "We're fine, so damn fine!!" Haha.

After Poppin' she did a bit of talking, which was pretty wicked. She was excited that we finally made it to the East coast, to which we all cheered, probably because she totally should come back to Boston more often! She talked about how everyone seemed so young because most of us were students, and how she saw a lot of students when she was walking around and shopping in Boston. She also mentioned how this was the smallest concert on the tour, which just meant everything felt more intimate, and it was true, the smaller crowd just made us feel close to her. OH! And she talked about how there was a very inconvenient huge ass pillar right in front of center stage. XD She gave the guy who got the spot right in front of it kudos, and then was like "Oh...and kudos for you guys behind the pillar too! Someone has to do it!" XD She's cute. She also spoke Japanese to all the Japanese-speaking fans that were there (Boston has a Japanese college, so there was a group of Japanese girls who were just awesome and really cute!!)

This One (Crying Like A Child)
Obviously this is one of her sadder songs, and this is where I just really felt her emotion. I was shocked, because a lot of artists, it seems, don't put out the emotion for sadder songs. Hikki really looked like she was going to cry, which really just put this song up on a higher level. I don't know if this has anything to do with her recent break-up (which I'm sorry to hear about :/ I wish her all the happiness in the world!) or if she just remembers the feelings that she had when she wrote the song. Hell, she could've been acting for all I know, but I was impressed and moved.

Passion/Sanctuary
For this song, she started out in Japanese and did a really smooth transition into English about half way through. The crowd was crazy for it because it's from Kingdom Hearts, and that's probably how most of the fans found out about her. She did an awesome job, as expected. <3

Sakura Drops (on keyboard)
Before she started playing this song, she brought up how she was actually kind of embarrassed because the crowd was so small and close! It was really cute, because she seemed excited about it but actually kind of scared, like we would judge her differently because we were a smaller group. XD These songs she had a keyboard set up for her and she actually thanked the techie who was setting it up for her (I think he was the stage manager or maybe TD). So this is my little thank you for giving the techies credit! THANK YOU, NOBODY ELSE DOES IT!! ^_^ This is one of my favorite songs by her, so I was really happy to hear her play and sing it. I liked that she did the two songs on the keyboard, it was nice to watch her play! She did an amazing job at it, too!

Stay Gold (keyboard)
For some reason, I don't remember too much about this song. o__O; I think I was really trying to pay attention to her facial expressions and her playing keyboard. I wish I remembered more, but I do remember thinking it was good.

While they were putting away the keyboard and stuff, she started talking to us again~ She brought up how most of us were students again and how it was good that we were all going to school, because of all the creative tension and sexual tension it brings. (Yes, she really said sexual tension.) She explained how she dropped out of Uni, and how that was a bad example of her, but she had already had a career, but she wanted to know if it was what she really wanted, so she went to Uni. Clearly, she liked being a music artist instead, haha. Which I'm happy to hear (but lesson of the day: don't drop out of Uni, it's bad!) She said that she did miss Uni though, because she really likes learning, and how she's a bit of a geek. We all cheered for that one. XD Then she had us all chant "Books! Books! Books!" ext. XD Then Utada went on to tell us her future life plans LOL. She said how when she can't make it as a music artist anymore, she'll just be old and go back to Uni so she can study and graduate. XD

Devil Inside
I knew it was going to be this song as soon as the lighting changed red. She did a shortened version of it, but it was still pretty badass. This is the song that got us all bouncing and fist pumping/arm waving again because it was more upbeat that the last few songs she did. I think this song was prefect to bring the audience back into a hyper mood. :) I think she did some headbanging, which was wicked. <3

Kremlin Dusk
I knew that she had to be playing this song sometime, because it's really popular for her English songs, and I'm glad it did get played because it's my favorite English song of hers. <3 As soon as the band started the song, everyone went wild. Seriously, who doesn't like this song? Haha. We were all basically going nuts and stuff. For some reason, she looked extra-beautiful while singing this, especially some of the slower parts. I think it had to do with the part of the fact that this is a really meaningful song, and she really put her emotions into it, and I felt like I understood almost? I dunno, haha.

You Make Me Want To Be A Man
I think everyone was more amused than anything about this song. Of course, we all know it, but that doesn't stop it from being a bit funny. She seemed to have a lot of fun with this, pointing at people in the crowd during the "you make me want to be a man!" lines, haha. Also, she paid a lot more attention the the people in the way back on the side, which I was glad for, because although I was in the front, it was only fair.

The Bitter End - Placebo Cover
I had actually never heard this song before, and had to look up a set list to figure out what it was called, haha. But, Utada did an awesome job at it, it actually got me to download the song! Although, I personally like Hikki's cover better, but I think I'm a wee bit biased.

Apple & Cinnamon
This song was another one of those sad songs where she put a LOT of emotion into, it looked like she was going to cry again, and just...I can't explain her facial expressions or anything well, but the look in her eyes just showed the pain...It was almost hard to watch, but I couldn't tear my eyes away. It was just...I don't know...intense? Not to mention beautiful.

Come Back To Me
Having Come Back To Me after Apple and Cinnamon was just...wow. Way to rip my heart out LOL. At least, that's what I thought at the time, she really ripped my heart out in First Love. Nonetheless, once again, she just was flooding with emotion. I think I figured out a way to describe it, but it doesn't really do it much justice. It seemed like she was admitting everything/singing it for the first time, like she never admitted it before, and it seemed so real.

First Love
Now as soon as this song started playing, I was in a bit of a shock. I actually didn't expect it, because I didn't read any past set lists because I wanted to be surprised. And my god, I really was surprised to hear this song. This song has so much history with me, I was just overwhelmed. I actually got teary eyed (I can't believe I'm admitting this, heh) and started to cry, just a little bit. Now, I have a little boring story for you all so I can at least explain why I cried. When I was 9/10ish, my parents were getting a divorce, and I had a hard time with it, as would any other kid, but I also found out that I was moving back to Maine with my mom, which was 3,000 miles from my home in Hillsboro, Oregon. I really was having issues with the idea of leaving basically my entire life behind to move to Maine. But then a friend of mine gave me a CD of music on my last day of school in Oregon for me to listen to to try and make me feel better. I didn't know most the songs, but one of them was Utada's First Love. I didn't understand the lyrics or anything, but her voice really just made me feel better. I listened to it everyday, and I honestly think it helped me get through my parent's divorce. I didn't know it was Utada until I was probably 14. By then, I had misplaced the CD, or it got damaged, I can't remember, but I just stumbled upon her music by chance. So when I found it again, I was thrilled. So when I heard it in concert live, watching her sing it, it just kind of brought back all the memories (both good and bad), and I was just touched. Yeah, so that's my story explaining why I cried. This was my favorite performance of the night, because I can honestly say I have been wanting to hear this song live for half my life.

Can You Keep A Secret?
Everyone was excited that she was playing older Japanese music, and when Can You Keep a Secret? came on, everyone cheered. This had me bounce back from my little trip down memory lane, and back into my cheering, bouncy mood. A lot of people (including me) were worried that she wouldn't play any Japanese stuff, so everyone was excited for this. Even though this song is old, I still love it, and she did an amazing job at it! <3

Automatic
Automatic is probably one of the best old school Hikki songs ever. XD During the "It's automatic" line, we always yelled out the lines with her, and she seemed actually really happy that we were doing that, because for most the songs we didn't sing along or anything because we wanted to hear her sing (duh, that's why we all went.)

Boku Wa Kuma (Out of audience request)
I think she was a bit shocked that we wanted her to do this song LOL. But she did say "Well, you know I'm having a good time if I sing this!" Haha. Everyone sang along with it because well... it's Boku Wa Kuma. XD We all had our hands in the air like a bunch of hippies and it was just a good time. Utada was actually worried that the band didn't know the song well enough to play it, but they did fine and she messed up on the lyrics in a part! XD She apologized for that, but we all forgave her anyway.

Dirty Desire
When she announced that she was about to sing her last song, we all kind of "boo"ed XD; None of us wanted it to end. Hell, my feet were killing me and was hot and sweaty, but I would've been there all night. She asked us all to request the song on the radio if we liked it and "if you don't like it, then just don't bother." XD But this is the one song that is actually doing somewhat well in America. I think I read somewhere it made it on the top 100 list. YAY! Although, I'm always a bit shocked whenever I hear this song because I just...it's dirty and I still picture Utada as that cute little geek. ^^; But, hey, we all have that perverted side, including her. She did an awesome job with it, I think I like the live better than the original, actually. She did a really good job at making it look hot, not gonna lie there, haha. She also started headbanging!! THAT was awesome, haha. She also did a lot of headbanging in another song, but I can't remember which song it was for the life of me. T_T But Hikki, please, keep up the headbanging, it was wicked! :D Oh, and did I mention, I was a little bit jealous of the microphone stand in this song?

Encore:
We were all shouting for an encore like crazy, it was to the point where I actually was having trouble breathing while keeping up with it. We started stomping and clapping and everything, and when she came back on she said she was afraid that her dressing room ceiling was going to come down on her because we were so loud and stomping so hard XD

Simple & Clean
Of course she had to play this song, I mean, it's the original Kingdom Hearts theme. I still like the song a lot, even after all these years from when it first came out. <3 I think it was a good choice for it to be an encore song. ^_^ Awesome beat, not to crazy to get us all hyper and dying for more, but also not too slow.

After this, she introduced all the band members and techies by name and stuff. <3 Once again, thanks for giving the techies credit! She almost tripped over a wire during the intro of the drummer, and, she turned to the guitarist (because she tripped over his wires XD) and said "If I fell, it would've been your fault and my fans would've killed you!!" in a joking sort of way. Of course, we all cheered like crazy for that line. XD

Me Muero
I was curious if she was going to play this song or not, because it was on her new album. She said before she started it that it was probably her favorite song on the new album. Kinda cool that she saved her favorite of the new album for last, what a good way to go, amiright? Like Simple and Clean, it had the perfect beat for it to be not too hyper but not too slow, awesome choice for the last song, I'd have to say. Once again, the live is much better than the original song for this. <3 (actually, I think all the lives were better!)

She then threw out some balls that had a little bear drawing on them and her signature into the audience, I ALMOST caught one! The tall guy in front of me totally snatched it just as my fingertips touched it, he also accidently elbowed me in the chest really hard, but I don't think he did it on purpose. I was tempted to offer him all the money in my wallet for that ball, but I doubted he would've given it to me anyway, so I'll just have to deal with the memory of the concert. ^_^ That's more important than a signature anyway (even if I wanted one really bad XD)

Overall, the concert was awesome! If she's ever in Boston again, I am totally going again, and making sure I get front row this time in case any more tall people feel like waiting in line before I get there. ^^; I'm excited to say that Utada Hikaru was my first real concert, and I'll definitely keep the memories with me forever. <3
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on February 06, 2010, 06:18:56 PM
Sounds like an amazing time Sai! I'd have loved to have been there, she pretty much played all of my favourite tracks from her English albums. If I was there I would have wanted her to perform COLORS/DEEP RIVER. Those are the literally the first 2 Utada songs I heard and was my introduction to Utada rather than Simple and Clean. They're still my favourites.

Good to hear you had a great night! And you even got to hear First Love live! I'm happy that you finally got to hear it, I know just what the feeling is like to have one of your favourite artists play a song that's so close to your heart. :D
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on February 06, 2010, 11:12:58 PM
WHOA that is THE MOST EPIC FUCKING RECAP SAI!!! Hikki is awesome :rockon:

She played way more Japanese songs than I'd expect. Come back to me gives me chills too, like I was there with you. Loved that intimate talk she had, about the uni and shit.

That loser who elbowed u, we'll fucking Fight Him if we were there :/

I'm so glad u and Kitami had a kickass time, the fact that Utada got to be a Geek in front of y'all (LMAO nearly tripping and then acknolwedging scores BIG for me!)

lol, heard ALL about DJ Mike from OpsMonkey's show last nite. at least H&A had an anime cover band

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: jaysonnj on February 06, 2010, 11:25:16 PM
Great recap Sai!

All these great reviews are really getting me hyped up for her show. Only two more days until Hikki comes home!

Anybody else hitting up the Irving Plaza show on Monday?
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saikami on February 06, 2010, 11:51:51 PM
^ You're up for a treat. :)

WHOA that is THE MOST EPIC FUCKING RECAP SAI!!! Hikki is awesome :rockon:

lol, heard ALL about DJ Mike from OpsMonkey's show last nite. at least H&A had an anime cover band

Geek Hikki is awesome, no arguing on that :cow: (nongeek Hikki is still awesome, too) And wish I listened to Ops show! I didn't realize he was doing a Hikki review show!

Good to hear you had a great night! And you even got to hear First Love live! I'm happy that you finally got to hear it, I know just what the feeling is like to have one of your favourite artists play a song that's so close to your heart. :D
Aww, thanks. :heart: It was really amazing hearing it, I'm still giddy thinking about it. ^^;

Glad you all like the review. ^___^

And here's the ONE picture I got while I was there before I had to put my camera in the car. Some people risked getting their cameras taken away, but I didn't wanna take the chance.

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/saikami/th_SANY0932.jpg) (http://s174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/saikami/?action=view&current=SANY0932.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on February 07, 2010, 01:03:23 AM
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Anybody else hitting up the Irving Plaza show on Monday?

*raises hand* Oh hell yeah!  :rockon:
She's finally coming home!! (Well one of them anyway :D)

Can't wait to hear her sing First Love live. It's the very first Hikki song that I had listened to about a decade ago and also the very first japanese song that had listened to.

Speaking of Boku wa Kuma, I didn't know that Kuma Chang was gay. :shocked:
Oh Hikki.....
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: boykun on February 07, 2010, 01:31:03 AM
Awesome report! Almost like reliving the show in Hollywood.
Interesting, the set list pretty much didn't change. I would think she change up a song or two.. like Poppin'.

Oh, and DJ Mike wasn't a bad DJ. It was fucked up how everyone was booing him at Hollywood. He started off really good and mixed good songs, but towards the end the crowd got restless and his mixing started to get shitty. I think he was just trying to fill up the time.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: OpsMonkey on February 08, 2010, 08:41:27 PM
I pretty much covered my thoughts on my show last week (& shared few other things from the concert  :D) but I'm glad to see that other people didn't dig the opening act too. The Vegas crowd was pretty much dead during the DJ set & were getting impatient to see Hikki. They weren't booing like the Hollywood folks but it was getting close to that. We were more similar to the Boston crowd from reading the recap.

Once she got on stage it was sooooo much better & made my inability to walk afterwards (my feet hurt like a mofo at the end too) worth it.  If only she would come to Canada.

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Geek Hikki is awesome, no arguing on that  (nongeek Hikki is still awesome, too) And wish I listened to Ops show! I didn't realize he was doing a Hikki review show!

The review show should up soon... Just waiting for the podcast to be approved. But you can read (http://selective-hearing.com/hikaru-utada-in-the-flesh-2010-las-vegas-january-30-2010/) my written review while you wait I guess.  :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: jaysonnj on February 09, 2010, 09:33:04 AM
I just got home from the Utada's NYC show. Here's a short little write up.

One of the best shows I've ever been to. New York City crowds are notorious for not being very lively at concerts. This was definitely not the case for Utada. I've never seen an NYC crowd react so enthusiastically then they did tonight. I arrived inside the sold out venue right after DJ Mike Rizzo left the stage and the crowd was already hot, chanting "Utada." Then the lights dimmed, the Opening from Exodus played, and Utada walks onto stage making the crowd erupt. It was a good mix of Asians, non-Asians, and Kingdom Hearts fans. The set list, with the exception of the audience request (there was none), was exactly the same as the Boston show. Passion and Simple and Clean obviously got the biggest reaction. However, First Love was right up there too, most everybody in the venue were singing along. I think this was the one song older fans like myself wanted to hear. Like others my age, First Love probably introduced many to Japanese music. Plus, in my opinion, one of the best ballads ever written. It was the highlight of the set. The only song that people didn't have much of a reaction to was understandably The Bitter End. Though, she performed it great. Fuck, The whole show was great!

Of course, every mention of NYC was met with huge applause. And she talked about New York a lot. She mentioned growing up here, knowing everything about the city, and that tonight's crowd was the loudest of the tour. Louder than Las Vegas. I think she also gave a shout out to Canada for a Canadian fan that was there.

As with the other shows, no photography was allowed, and for good reason this time. And here's a good thing for people that weren't able to attend a show, it was being videotaped. So hopefully this concert might be broadcast or released on DVD in the future.

Here's a photo of the stage after the show:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/deathletter/jphip/th_64112343.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v95/deathletter/jphip/?action=view&current=64112343.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on February 09, 2010, 10:35:31 AM
Pretty fucking epic Jay! very knowledgable crowd it seems. The Homecoming DVD, can't wait for the release!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saikami on February 09, 2010, 01:28:49 PM
It was being video taped?! Awesome! :D I wish they video taped the one in Boston too, but I guess I could settle for a NY dvd. :lol:

@Ops: Thanks :thumbsup

Speaking of Boku wa Kuma, I didn't know that Kuma Chang was gay. :shocked:
Oh Hikki.....

Yeah, I read that on her blog when she posted it and just couldn't stop thinking "GO HIKKI!!" :lol: She even made "Support Gay Marriage" balls with Kuma in drag in them for SF.

Quote from: Utada Hikaru's Blog
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/saikami/th_2010012715593e.jpg) (http://s174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/saikami/?action=view&current=2010012715593e.jpg)

Gay Kuma series :)

Macho-gay Kuma, girly-gay Kuma, and drag queen Kuma!

Actually, I don't think I've ever really explained it here, but Kuma really is gay (he's a boy but likes men only, no interest in girls...) so these illustrations flowed pretty naturally.

Oh, did I just out Kuma?

Seriously, this makes me love her even more. XD :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on February 09, 2010, 03:12:46 PM
I wanted to do this report after I went to sleep. But since I'm still up and finally feeling better after a hot shower and a decent meal, I guess I'll try to recollect what happened when I went.

I got to Irving Plaza at around 1:18 pm and the line just barely went around the corner of Irving Place and 16th St. For the next 6 painful hours I stood in line in the freezing cold as various people passed by, staring at us and being totally confused. While my hands and feet were feeling numb I passed the time listening to my Utada playlist on my Ipod nano. It contains all the albums she released, including Precious which I was lucky enough to find at BookOff many months ago. About 3 hours before the doors opened a cameraman came out and started recording everyone on the line outside. If there is a DVD coming out for this concert I'm the short filipino with glasses wearing a black fedora hat and unethusiatically waving to the camera. :P At about 5 pm I spotted 3 scalpers trying to sell "extra tickets" to people in the line. :lol: If they only knew that everyone on line already had tickets to the sold out concert. :smhid Once the doors opened at 7 I immediately when straight to the bathroom because I was too dumb enough to actually hold it in for 6 hours. :doh:

After I checked in my jacket and messenger bag I went up the stairs leading to where I concert is taking place. Had I not gone to the bathroom and checked in my stuff I probably would have been able to get a spot in front of the stage. Instead I ended up near the speakers by the right side of the room. If that wasn't bad enough, there were plenty of tall people in front of me. (Damn you genetics!)

As the room was filling up DJ Mike Rizzo was up on stage, already playing some tracks. I gotta admit that DJ Mike was decent at the Fillmore. Unlike the other shows from what I've heard the NYC crowd was actually enjoying what he played. Nice mixing, including Lady Gaga's Paparazzi, and at the end of his set, Dirty Desire. After he left the techies were still doing some final adjustments (for about 5 to 10 minutes) before the band finally came on stage. The crowd was getting really wild.

Opening (from Exodus) was played, and then Hikki finally appeared, first singing On and On. She looked absolutely amazing in a glittery black top and frilly leopard print skirt. Her messy brown hair looked good as well. I don't know how it was with the other shows because the crowd went crazy! And extremely loud too.  XD In her later MCs she admitted that compared to the Las Vegas crowd, the NYC crowd was the loudest. The crowd responded by cheering louder than ever that night, so loud that Hikki was squatting down and covering her ears. :lol: Of course they cheered really loud whenever New York was mentioned, like in Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence - FYI. BTW I cheered with them. Gotta show my pride as a New Yorker.  :lol: Hikki was happy to know that her New York fans loved her very much. She felt good "performing in her hometown." She also mention that some of her high school friends showed up. Even one of her cousins came. (Don't ask me. I don't know who they are.)

Like the rest of her tour the setlist was pretty much the same, except without an audience request. In Poppin' she got all the girls screaming. You know which parts of the song I'm talking about. :D The Passion/Sanctuary got everyone riled up when she suddenly switched from japanese to english midway. Her japanese songs got a lot of fans screaming. Probably since a good number of the crowd were japanese. They were also singing along with her, myself included. :lol: I did have a hard time seeing her play the keyboard when she was singing Sakura Drops and Stay Gold. I only managed to see her head. Good thing there were cameramen around the stage and I had a good glimpse at their screens while she played.

When First Love started playing I teared up. Like many others like me it was the very first song that got me hooked on Hikki, and also introduced me to japanese music. Similar to Sai's Boston report, First Love played a big role in my life. About 12 years my family & I were invited to one of my cousin's Debut in Canada. I was already depressed for 2 years and being at this party made it much worse. I was surrounded by complete strangers and I didn't get along with the rest of my relatives. In short, I was alone, miserable, and I wanted to get the fuck out of there. XD And then First Love is played. At that time I didn't know the name of the song or even who sang it. I didn't even know what the lyrics were about. Once I heard it, I felt calm, relaxed, filled with hope. For a brief moment in time I was happy. When I came back home my sister had already found out the name of the song and who sang it since she also liked that song. We listened to that song for weeks. I listened to it for years, whenever I felt miserable. I guess in some way going to this concert was my way of saying thanks to Utada Hikaru for brightening up my life. BTW I was one of those fans who were singing along to the very end.

Getting back to the setlist, I liked hearing Devil Inside and Kremin Dusk, 2 of my favorite tracks on Exodus other than Exodus '04. Oooh...I just remembered at the end of You Make Me Want to Be a Man, the part with the percussion, Hikki decides to walk back towards the drums, picks up a pair of drumsticks, and just beats on to those drumheads like there's no tomorrow. :rockon: Like the rest of the crowd I wasn't feeling it when she sang The Bitter End. She rocked it anyway since she's Hikki. :yep: When Automatic played the crowd would yell out whenever "It's Automatic!" came up. I was singing whenever the chorus came up. :lol: The crowd pretty sad when she said that she was gonna sing the final song of the concert. *coughliarcough* I knew there was gonna be an encore. When Dirty Desire finally started the crowd went out of control. She looked hot when she was headbanging. :drool: I think she did some headbanging during Poppin' and maybe in one of her Exodus songs. I'm not quite sure. She threw the devil sign somewhere during one of these songs as well but I can't quite remember which song.

During her MCs, Hikki was pretty much her shy and dorky self. She blushed when we all told her we loved her. Even her canadian fans decided to show their love. When she asked if there were any of her japanese fans out there a good amount of us said yes. She knew right away that some of us were lying. After that she spoke in japanese. She had trouble talking about NYC since she basically knew everything about the city and lived there while growing up. However she did say that the crowd that night was the typical NYC crowd she's used to because of it's diversity. She stated that in the other cities she went to on her tour that the crowds out there felt like she was looking at the UN. She felt sorry that all of us waited outside in the freezing cold weather. She even called the fans that decided to wait since 2 am crazy. :lol: But the next thing she said sounded very kinky. Hikki said that once we were inside we would slowly warm up and by the end of the night we would be all hot and sweaty. :twisted: She was right about what would happen in the end, especially after singing Dirty Desire. :D There was this one funny moment during the concert. Hikki was trying to talk, but then some idiot was talking at the same time, disrupting her MC. Hikki straight up told him to be quiet. That is the awesomeness that is Utada Hikaru. :rockon: I actually wanted her to jump down from the stage and deck the guy. XD

There was a long time gap betwen the last song and the encore. The crowd seemed pretty tired from all the screaming, and arm waving, and the head rocking, and all that jumping. These didn't stop them from calling out for an encore. They tried saying "En-core!", "U-ta-da!", clapping, even stomping on the floor until the band and her reappeared one final time. Needless to say the crowd went wild shen she sang Simple and Clean, the Kingdom Hearts fans were probably happy. I actually wanted to hear Hikari, but who cares. Hikki sings whatever she wants to sing.
After singing Me Muero she threw out those autographed Kuma balls (eww...that sounded totally wrong :smhid). I wanted to catch one of them with my hat, but she threw one about 2-3 feet ahead of me. :( That didn't bother me one bit. Why? Because....

I
HAD
THE
BEST
MOST
FUCKING
AWESOME
NIGHT
OF
MY
LIFE!!!
(So far) :D

Those 6 painful hours were worth it. The tiny inconveniences during the concert, I can deal with. Being deaf from the speakers, if Hikki was the reason I can't hear anymore, I would be happy knowing that I the last thing I heard before losing my hearing is Hikki's wonderful singing voice.

I hope all of you enjoyed this report as much as I enjoyed writing it. :lol: I know Hikki will. She told us she would be happy if we posted good things about her and the concert at the Fillmore.

*Sigh* I just realized that I amount of time I used in writing this could've been spent sleeping. :banghead:

Good night...er....Good morning. :P
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on February 11, 2010, 01:09:38 AM
:dizzy: awesome HART!!! love it when artists are so down to earth.

and lol, good thing hikki didn't throw those baseballs into the audience OUCH!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saikami on February 12, 2010, 03:13:52 AM
(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/saikami/th_2010021208585e.jpg) (http://s174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/saikami/?action=view&current=2010021208585e.jpg)

She made kuma flip people off for her London balls. :rockon:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on February 12, 2010, 04:11:08 AM
^  :rofl:

Hikki - The very first dorky asian music artist that I fell in love with.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saikami on February 13, 2010, 07:58:17 PM
I was going to post this with the London Kuma balls, but I waited for a translation.

Translation thanks to http://hikki.blogspot.com/ (http://hikki.blogspot.com/)

Quote from: Utada

(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/saikami/th_2010021109404j.jpg) (http://s174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/saikami/?action=view&current=2010021109404j.jpg)

I went to a department store in NY with my stylist-san to buy clothes for my extra show in London.

We went up to the floor by escalator where dresses were displayed and this mannequin-san welcomed us . . .


Ta - daaah


OH MY
GOD!

Her breast is

Out off ! ! !


(´ロ`)Oh my god, super sexy!

She's striking a sexy pose like that. Excellent.

(Okay . . . correction)

I wonder if it was an accident or someone did it on purpose (lol) The most feared accident that could happen when women wear this type of off-the-shoulder clothes . . .

It's not the one I bought, by the way. (lol)

Just the fact that she talked about a mannequin's chest falling out of her dress amuses me. :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Ayako-Luna on February 14, 2010, 12:28:26 AM
I got interets in Hikki's music after I played Kingdom Hearts~
She is soo awesome, I love her music more than ever! :love: and her music fits the Kingdom Herats series totally!
Hikki must write a new song, when the new Kingdom Hearts game is announced :w00t: (whenever this will be....)
Wish, I could see a concert of her too.... D:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on February 15, 2010, 05:12:06 AM
The New York show from Feb 8th (http://anonym.to/?http://www.mediafire.com/?dmt5iyztydj) sounds pretty nice! 8)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on February 15, 2010, 05:27:43 AM
Very Krystal Clear! I heard. 8D

Hikki's such a perv LMAO, hope she gets all sultry lounge singer type dress up in London!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on April 25, 2010, 08:29:11 AM
hikki website update :heart:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip03276.jpg)
http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2010042322365j.xml (http://www.u3music.com/message/index.php?m=1&d=2010042322365j.xml)

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: amaistar on July 16, 2010, 08:57:40 AM
i love her song.the flavor of life....from hana yori dango
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Vinimin on July 16, 2010, 10:27:27 PM
Utada!! yaaay I saw her live 11th Feb in London, o2 Academy Islington :DD
(Where Gackt is playing todai haha)

Anyway, she was seriously awesome ^_^ her voice is amazing
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: nelnel on July 17, 2010, 10:13:48 AM
i wish, she sing a lot more ballad...
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ignition20 on July 20, 2010, 09:19:41 AM
Utada!! yaaay I saw her live 11th Feb in London, o2 Academy Islington :DD
(Where Gackt is playing todai haha)

Anyway, she was seriously awesome ^_^ her voice is amazing

I saw her live their too! (as well as Gackt :3 )
They were recording it in London too, but for what I don't think anyone knows. No information on a DVD has cropped up around the net yet.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Vinimin on July 22, 2010, 04:35:32 PM
ohh yu went? she was really amazing live, recording? at Utada? mmhhh I musta missed it >.<

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on July 22, 2010, 04:41:57 PM
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/6771/2010072115173j.jpg) (http://img836.imageshack.us/i/2010072115173j.jpg/)

:wub: :wub:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: alohellofan on July 30, 2010, 07:21:24 AM
Ah, Hikki...one of my favs.  :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on August 07, 2010, 10:05:59 PM
To me....BEST JAPANESE VOICE EVER!!!
 :twothumbs :twothumbs
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Y70 on August 14, 2010, 03:09:28 PM
 
「Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2」

http://natalie.mu/music/news/35915 (http://natalie.mu/music/news/35915)
http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000063300 (http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000063300)

Looks like she can't be bothered anymore.

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: spec8 on August 14, 2010, 04:19:04 PM
Looks like she can't be bothered anymore.
Well, she did announce her hiatus after the singles collections vol. 2 is out.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: alohellofan on August 21, 2010, 09:08:22 AM
Well, I hope that gets a good rest and comes back bigger than ever...whenever that is. At least I have my Cubic U cd. :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: adventwriter on August 21, 2010, 04:12:25 PM
I'm sad she's going on hiatus - but she deserves a break - can't wait for her to come out with new stuff.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on August 21, 2010, 11:25:12 PM
Indeed, she deserves it!!!!
Yet, I know she'll be back soon since she can't live without releasing new material regularly  :twothumbs
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on August 22, 2010, 10:48:35 AM
It sucks that she's disappearing for a while, but hopefully it's for the better, and that it's not for too long.

I know this sounds crazy and I might be the only one in favor of it, but I'd like to see her make an album of English versions of her classic hits like "First Love" and "Final Distance". :twothumbs Of course, I'd prefer she do this after she recharges rather than attempt to do it while burnt out.

More realistically, I'd love to see her record label give her Japanese works official American releases so I can buy them at American prices! I see her stuff all the time at Kinokuniya but simply don't have the stomach to pull the trigger on them. Make it happen, EMI! :cow:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 06, 2010, 08:51:31 AM
Well here's Hikki actually announcing her hiatus on her blog:

Quote
First important announcement in a while

I can't believe how quickly time goes - it's already been 12 years since my debut with "Automatic," which was called "that sensational video of dancing in a low ceiling room."(lol) I was 15 at that time.

Lately when I first meet someone they say, "Oh so you're still 27~! I thought you would be around 30, since I have this image that you have a very long career~. And you looked quite grown-up when you debuted."

27 years old, it's young in a sense . . . but not that young in another sense.

When I think back I find I've always worked on music ever since I was 15. Spent my life overprotected by people around, so that "Utada Hikaru" can stick to music. People say I have plenty of life experience for my age, but as a matter of fact what I've experienced is quite lopsided.

I have had chances to do something uncommon thanks to this job. I thank you all my fans, all my staff from the bottom of my heart.

That said, there is this part of me which has stunted since around 15, when I started living my life focused on artist activities. That is the part, important as a human being.

Over the past 12 years I've challenged various things as an artist, and I think I've grown up a bit through those experiences. And I need to grow up as a person, aside from music, to evolve further.

Based on those thoughts I have made a big decision!

I am going to stop flashy "artist activities" for a while and focus on "human activities, " starting from next year.

This is not a "retirement announcement"! Nor is this "rest" or "recreation."

This period is going to be the period form me to face the real me as a person, by studying something new eagerly and humbly, seeing and learning things in this while world I don't know yet. I think that's something that should be called "human activities," different from "artist activities."

And that should lead to my growth as an artist too, as a result.

Of course I may be making music or singing as I like, during that time.

When the time comes that I realize I have grown up a little as a person, and I feel the need to let you all hear my music, that is about time I should do so.

I didn't like it just to hide without showing up in front of my fans, and to jump into "human activities" with no regrets, I'm gonna go on full-throttle to do music activities till the end of this year!

First of all, I'm gonna release Single Collection vol 2 in upcoming autumn. I've made a lot of singles after the relase of vol 1.

This time I'll put some new songs in it!

Maybe 4 songs or so, 5 hopefully . . . ! I'm right in the middle of recording, trying to make them something that can tell you my recent feelings, change of my heart. Pleae wait for a while, I'll let you know as soon as the release date is fixed.

Other than that there are more things already fixed and I'll tell you about them soon! Like, a CM I appear in and such . . . expect a lot!

I thank all the staff of EMI being receptive to my offer to take off from artist activities from next year.

I've always made them nervous or worried, still they've always believed in me, supported me. Thank you very much.

I can focus on "human activities" with an easy mind thinking they will wait for my return, believing me.

I guess each one of you has a different impression on my decision, but please believe me and wait for my return. I have no idea how long it gonna be - 2 years or 5 years, but I shall return, more matured. Give me some time.

Well before that I'm gonna release new songs in autumn, then winter and there should be some opportunities to show you recent me, as well as interact each other. So that's all for today. (Also I'm thinking of starting twitter for a limited time! That way I can reply to you directly)

Last of all, thank you for reading this long message. I hope this can help to tell you my current feeling, as much as possible.

August 9th 2010
Utada Hikaru

And responding to some rumour or misquote from her management about the reason behind why she's doing it:

Quote
I can't keep quiet about this.

In an article by Sponichi about me there's this comment of Miyake-san, the producer of EMI, which says he "represents my feeling,"

And I was like "What the?!" - totally surprised, when I saw it.

It doesn't represent my feeling very well (lol)

Put simply, his comment is like "Being famous at the age of 15 made her unable to go to McDonalds and Shibuya 109. It seems she feels she's got a lot, lost a lot." Something like that.

I was so surprises as it totally missed the point, so I called Miyake-san to ask for the details. To ask him what was wrong with his comments. To ask him to explain about it.

Miyake-san said Sponichi made a call and he responded to it. Then Sponichi tweaked what he said, plus they mixed what he had said in an interview done like 10 years ago, and voila - that his comment was created. He told me this time he didn't say something like that.

Well I can understand it, since I had the same experience, like they developed something that wasn't in line with what I intended, by tweaking the content of interview with me. but


But, this is just

Too much~!

It's too different from what I'm feeling!
(´;ω;`) *cries*

McDonalds, 109 and such . . . it's ridiculous_| ̄|○

Maybe they wrote it that way thinking gossip-lovers would snap at it if they used some well-known proper names.

Matter of fact, I go to fast-food shops, use the restroom at convenience stores, take trains just normally_| ̄|○

I really can't take it if people think I would go on a hiatus from next year due to such low-level reason! (lol)

Well apart from that, the important thing is

I don't think "I've lost a lot!"

What's "to lost"?!

You keep getting things as long as you live!

Don't you?(*´ー`*)

At least I live everyday with such a thought.

That's all for now!
“(`(エ)´)ノ彡☆ !!

Sounds like she could be gone a while :( But I understand why she's doing it. I hope she continues to update her blog throughout! I would miss those posts without Kuma chang! I have no doubt I'll still be a fan by the time she comes into the music industry. :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: shadowstar on September 06, 2010, 04:18:24 PM
This is what makes me jealous the most of artists/celebrities. Once they've hit success, they can just take a break from things when they want to XD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on September 28, 2010, 11:30:27 AM
SHE BACK! with a new band:

Utada Hikaru Pepsi Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S6b4ROZoEI#)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip06764.jpg)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip06763.jpg)

check the interview: http://www.pepsi.co.jp/gallery/ (http://www.pepsi.co.jp/gallery/)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on September 28, 2010, 11:35:02 PM
How utterly random. Kinda like Hikki! XD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on September 29, 2010, 12:45:58 AM
Awww Utada!!!  :heart: :cow:
She's got the same haircut I have now!!! XD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Amplifier on September 30, 2010, 02:06:18 AM
YEAH BOY

Just started listening to her stuff again, too.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on September 30, 2010, 02:17:18 AM
SHIT! Follow her on twitter:

http://twitter.com/utadahikaru (http://twitter.com/utadahikaru)
http://twitter.com/hikki_staff (http://twitter.com/hikki_staff)

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: spec8 on September 30, 2010, 12:03:49 PM
Missed one: http://twitter.com/# (http://twitter.com/#)!/u3music   ;)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: spec8 on October 10, 2010, 12:35:29 AM
Sorry for double posting but here's the full length cover of Hymne à l'amour, subtitled Ai no Anthem (or should I say translated? :P):
Hikaru Utada - Hymne à l'amour (Ai no Anthem) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKMIgxfy2O4#ws)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on October 15, 2010, 01:28:02 AM
Mmm...my favorite cola with my favorite Japanese singer. :drool: Looking quite tasty in those Pepsi promos. I wonder how this affects her hiatus, though.

The full song got taken down, unfortunately.

In other news: LOLWUT :lol:
http://www.kawaii-joyuu.com/2010/10/15/fukada-kyoko-and-utada-hikaru-in-love/ (http://www.kawaii-joyuu.com/2010/10/15/fukada-kyoko-and-utada-hikaru-in-love/)
Quote
A rather unique dating rumor has been published by a couple of tabloids yesterday. They claim that actress Fukada Kyoko (27) and songstress Utada Hikaru (27), who is currently on a hiatus, are in a love relationship.

Apparently both of them have often been seen at a certain bar in the Shinjuku Ni-chome district of Tokyo. That district is known for having the world's highest concentration of gay bars and thus there are a lot of places made for lesbian women as well. However, recently there have also been an increase of heterosexual women that just want to be more comfortable without any men around who visit such places.

One witness who saw the two celebrities at such a bar back in July described their appearances. First she saw Fukakyon sitting at the counter, having a few glass by herself. She was a wearing quite a revealing dress and showed a lot of cleavage that day. A little later Utada appeared at the bar as well and unlike the feminine appearance of Fukakyon, she had more of a rockish vibe wearing a shirt with a skull design and trousers. It wasn't the only time they have been spotted in this district. In fact, several people working in Ni-chome revealed that they have been seeing those two quite a few times already.

Only a month later Utada suddenly announced her hiatus, but the tabloid isn't trying to indicate any connection to those sightings.

An official of a TV station commented, "Since last year I've often heard stories about both of them being spotted in Ni-chome. There even have been a couple of interesting reports going a bit more into detail about their encounters… Anyway, it's been known for a while already that Fukakyon really loves lesbian bars. She always goes there to have a drink and raise her spirit just before filming a drama and so on. There even is one favorite place she likes to go when she finishes a project."

Throughout her career, Fukakyon has been in quite a couple of official and unofficial relationships with men. She's already being referred to as a "nikushoku joshi", a so-called "carnivorous woman" that is very active in the field of love. Her most recent relationship with Shimizu Akira's son that started last year already came to an end earlier this year. Now people start to believe that the end of her relationship with him could be related to her new relationship with Utada.

"Utada and her are very close friends and almost meet each other on a weekly base. Moreover it's an inviolable rule that even as a celebrity you never get any kind special treatment in such bars and after all there aren't really that many places where they would be able to share a few drinks without having to worry about attracting the public attention….," the TV station official continued.

They sure would make an interesting couple, but it's highly doubtful that this rumor will turn out to be more than just a wild idea of a weekly tabloid.

UPDATE--Hikki's official response: "You wish! lol" (http://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/27395546193)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on October 15, 2010, 05:34:35 AM
UPDATE--Hikki's official response: "You wish! lol" (http://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/27395546193)
Someone please say that I wasn't the only one here that read this and thought "Well...actually..."  (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip02387.gif)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: kuro_808 on October 15, 2010, 06:22:13 AM
My first thought was, man she lucky and then the twitter response, I am not quite there yet, let the lesbian fantasies grow :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saikami on October 15, 2010, 11:13:42 PM
UPDATE--Hikki's official response: "You wish! lol" (http://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/27395546193)
Someone please say that I wasn't the only one here that read this and thought "Well...actually..."  (http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip02387.gif)

:hand: I did!

...and I do wish. :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on October 16, 2010, 07:51:30 PM
^ hahahah..I think almost all the fangirls wish that was REAL!!!!  :cow: :oops:
...though..my gaydar doesn't show any signal with Utada  :cry:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on October 16, 2010, 08:03:20 PM
Fuck yeh I wish! :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on November 03, 2010, 11:08:34 AM
new release?!

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1029/utadahead04.jpg)
From Hikki's Website:
新曲「Goodbye Happiness」のVIDEO CLIPを収録したDVDをプレゼント!
11/14(日)までにご予約いただいた方全員にプレゼントいたします。(ネット通販を含みます)
もちろんすでにご予約済みの方にもプレゼントいたします。

預約左購買初回版既人會附送一隻DVD....不過好似只係得Goodbye Happiness既PV


想要特典DVD的話,請在11月14日前到hmv.co.jp(暫時未見amazon寫明有特典)下訂單。

新曲「Goodbye Happiness」のVIDEO CLIPを収録したDVDをプレゼント!
11/14(日)までにご予約いただいた方全員にプレゼントいたします。(ネット通販を含みます)
もちろんすでにご予約済みの方にもプレゼントいたします。
詳しくは予約された、もしくはこれからご予約されるCD SHOPへお問い合わせ下さい。
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on November 06, 2010, 12:57:48 AM
PV drops 11/09 :D

from twitter?!
(http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7425/2010110444c88bb0df63e41.jpg)
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/207/20101104ff388c868f23e3d.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on November 08, 2010, 10:58:35 PM
Continuation of the "Hikari" PV? XD

宇多田ヒカル - Goodbye Happiness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfpX8lkaSdk#ws)

Gotta love the puppets and dance moves...even nods to some of her older videos! The song is her usual goodness, though I would've preferred a more varied drum beat. :twothumbs

Also, an interesting development:
http://community.livejournal.com/aramatheydidnt/1448293.html (http://community.livejournal.com/aramatheydidnt/1448293.html)
Quote
EMI Music is proud to announce that it has reached a new agreement with Hikaru Utada and her management office, u3music, for a new global recording contract.

Since EMI released Hikaru Utada’s debut single, ‘Automatic/Time Will Tell’, in 1998, sold 2 million copies, the singer-songwriter has become one of the most successful Japanese recording artists in the country’s history.

More than 9.9 million copies of her debut album ‘First Love’ were shipped domestically and abroad, still the most successful Japanese language album ever.

She has recorded five original albums and 21 singles. In particular, her single ‘Flavor of Life’ was downloaded more than 9 million times upon release, a world record at the time. Hikaru Utada has now sold in total over 50 million singles, albums and DVDs worldwide.

Outside of Japan, Hikaru Utada’s music has been released under the name ‘UTADA’. Going forward, her music activities in all countries and languages will now be united under one name, Hikaru Utada.

Roger Faxon, CEO, EMI Group: “We are very happy that EMI’s global network, expertise and passion will continue to contribute to and support the musical and creative vision of the superbly talented Hikaru Utada. “
http://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/1649838772985856 (http://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/1649838772985856)

Ola! I signed a worldwide deal with EMI. Not a big change; just gives me more freedom between languages, and more support overseas

I guess it's a result of Universal trying to push their own compilation of her work...maybe we'll see some official US releases of her Japanese albums now? Or just more international releases in general? :D
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on November 09, 2010, 10:46:14 AM
Love the song, classic Hikki style ...hilarious suddenly starts teaching. And the pizza man coulda been perfect for a porno. Cutest part of the video:
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/7201/hikkkicute.jpg)

LMFAO @ fake end and suggested videos at the end, just go to her channel for more: http://www.youtube.com/hikki (http://www.youtube.com/hikki)

Cop the new release: http://news.music.biglobe.ne.jp/201011/article_23.html (http://news.music.biglobe.ne.jp/201011/article_23.html)

Quote
■リリース情報
「Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.2」
11月24日(水)発売
品番:TOCT-27027・28 (CD2枚組)  価格:3,300円(税込)
<収録内容>
【Disc 1】
1. Prisoner Of Love フジテレビ系ドラマ「ラスト・フレンズ」主題歌
2. Stay Gold 花王「アジエンス」新CMソング
3. HEART STATION レコード会社直営♪CMソング
4. Kiss & Cry 日清カップヌードルTVCM FREEDOMシリーズ新テーマソング
5. Beautiful World 「ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:序」テーマソング
6. Flavor Of Life -Ballad Version- TBS系 金曜ドラマ「花より男子2」イメージソング
7. ぼくはくま NHK みんなのうた 2006年 10月~11月のうた
8. This Is Love 日清カップヌードルFREEDOM キャンペーンテーマソング
9. Keep Tryin' LISMO! au LISTEN MOBILE SERVICE TVCM タイアップソング
10. Passion 「KINGDOM HEARTS II」テーマソング
11. Be My Last 映画「春の雪」主題歌
12. 誰かの願いが叶うころ  映画「CASSHERN」テーマソング
13. Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica Mix- 「ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:破」テーマソング
【Disc 2】
1. 嵐の女神
2. Show Me Love (Not A Dream)
3. Goodbye Happiness
4. Hymne à l'amour ~愛のアンセム~  ペプシネックスCMソング
5. Can't Wait 'Til Christmas

<初回限定盤特典>
★三つ折りペーパースリーヴ+ケース仕様
★くまお守り封入
★横浜アリーナ 2daysコンサート招待応募抽選案内封入
(1000組2000名をご招待 ■応募締切:2010年11月28日23:59まで)

<予約購入者特典>
★新曲「Goodbye Happiness」のVIDEO CLIPを収録したDVD
(詳細はオフィシャルサイトをご確認下さい)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on November 13, 2010, 04:59:00 AM
^ Dammit!  :banghead:...Utada is so cool!!! What a wonderful song! shit!...she's so good DAMMIT!!! I LOVED THE VIDEO!!!!...specially the puppets :wub:..and her dancing!  :panic:
GOD...I really LOVE Utada's songs!!!!...she's so special!  :cow:
 :shakeit:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on November 13, 2010, 05:38:46 AM
^ I know so innocent yet sexy! :twisted:

Utada Concert! WILDLIFE 12/08 & 09/2010  :w00t:

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6526/utadahead01.jpg)
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8791/utadahead02.jpg)
(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/5575/utadahead03.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on November 13, 2010, 05:40:58 AM
^ Woww..Great graphics!  :twothumbs
BEAUTIFUL!!!...like HER!  :cow:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on November 14, 2010, 12:43:59 PM
^ :D I like this comparison to her previous PVs, not sure if all of them are actual references :lol:


(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4936/20101114880a7560949a600.jpg)
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/2274/20101114aa187ccfd9bca83.jpg)
(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/3561/20101114909e0e7e38372d0.jpg)
(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/815/20101114577ce1b421352a9.jpg)
(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/5923/20101114f28569e9921059d.jpg)
(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2258/20101114d60af93dad14b50.jpg)
(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2374/201011149b097f13a756a19.jpg)
(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9474/20101114c94c98331807d34.jpg)
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3097/20101114b172647f5207c6a.jpg)
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1529/20101114ac61fb6076ed207.jpg)

credit: discuss.com.hk
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on November 14, 2010, 01:00:55 PM
Awesome!!

I didn't know about this until now! :w00t: I really like the song and the PV's so good! I'm so happy right now. :w00t:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on November 18, 2010, 11:11:53 AM
^ WERD. love it :heart: just a real "recap" of her classic hits rolled into one song. gives me chills man.

u can get GOODBYE HAPPiNESS as digital single
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/693/hikkigbye.jpg)
http://musico.jp/contents/contents_index.aspx?id=t10MTH (http://musico.jp/contents/contents_index.aspx?id=t10MTH)

The new single [2010/11/17] 「Show Me Love (Not A Dream)」が映画「あしたのジョー」主題歌に決定!
着うた(R)/ 着うたフル(R) RBT 11/17 AM5:00より レコチョクにて先行配信

is featured in the movie, peep the clip
http://lums.emimusic.jp/hikki/duBDW1zXNMS0qreFn0ZUhgY2 (http://lums.emimusic.jp/hikki/duBDW1zXNMS0qreFn0ZUhgY2)
jo tokuho2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm_mTMF5eYo#ws)
jo yokoku (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU1BwMCiSTE#ws)

look who visits EMI offices:
宇多田ヒカル - くまちゃん会社訪問映像 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxmNqLFSWps#)

:rofl:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on November 23, 2010, 01:23:45 AM
Really diggin the PV. Suckas better move out of the way for Utada.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: mode107 on November 23, 2010, 01:48:42 AM
I finally got around to hearing it. I like it! The beginning reminds me of the music that would play when you would meet a great fairy in the Legend of Zelda. :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on November 23, 2010, 12:23:11 PM
here's some concert info ... on TV only! so expect a rip to be posted :P

Quote
[2010/11/22]                                                                        宇多田ヒカル コンサート「WILD LIFE」 SPACE SHOWER TV×スカパー!で1月O.Aが決定!                               
                                                    コンサート「WILD LIFE」のTV O.Aが早くも決定! 1月22日にはスカパー!で、そして2月には音楽専門チャンネルSPACE SHOWER TVでO.A予定。当日コンサートに来られない方も、また当日の感動を再燃させたい方も是非1月と2月の放送をチェックください!

●番組タイトル(1)
SPACE SHOWER TV × スカパー!
宇多田ヒカルコンサート
“WILD LIFE”
放送日程:2011年1月22日(土)19:00~
※視聴方法
スカパー!をご覧の方 スカチャンHD191ch / スカチャン181ch
スカパー!e2 をご覧の方 スカチャンHD801ch

●番組タイトル(2)
SPACE SHOWER TV ORIGINAL EDITION
宇多田ヒカルコンサート
“WILD LIFE”
放送日程:2011年2月放送決定
※視聴方法 スペースシャワーTVで放送

また、12月30日には番宣番組の放送も決定。今回のコンサートにかける意気込みを過去のライヴ映像とともに語ります。

●番組タイトル(3)
SPACE SHOWER TV × スカパー!
宇多田ヒカルコンサート
“WILD LIFE” 事前放送特集
放送日程:2010年12月30日(木)12:00~  ※リピート放送あり(最大10回放送予定)
※視聴方法
スカパー!をご覧の方 スカチャンHD191ch / スカチャン181ch
スカパー!e2 をご覧の方 スカチャンHD801ch

更に更に!SPACE SHOWER TV × スカパー!より12月8,9日に行われるこのコンサートに500組1000名様をご招待!
SPACE SHOWER TV および スカパー!の
チケット応募サイト:
■スカパー!
http://www.skyperfectv.co.jp/special/utada/ (http://www.skyperfectv.co.jp/special/utada/)
■SPACE SHOWER TV
http://www.spaceshowertv.com/utada/ (http://www.spaceshowertv.com/utada/)

(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/1199/mainphotos.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on November 25, 2010, 07:53:02 PM
UTADA ON THE RADIO!  :heart:
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/5611/55115719.jpg)(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8874/021at.jpg)
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5114/031ao.jpg)

source: http://mantan-web.jp/2010/11/21/20101121dog00m200028000c.html (http://mantan-web.jp/2010/11/21/20101121dog00m200028000c.html)

宇多田ヒカル 六本木けやき坂スタジオにて (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENFkY7edPF0#ws)

ETA:

she #1
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/5982/55750606201011240332410.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on December 01, 2010, 01:37:49 AM
new Pepsi MAX CM feat "Can't Wait 'Til Christmas" off her Best Vol. 2. peep wallpaper, pix and CM:
http://www.pepsi.co.jp/gallery/index.html (http://www.pepsi.co.jp/gallery/index.html)
http://www.pepsi.co.jp/premium/ (http://www.pepsi.co.jp/premium/)

(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7052/utadaa1024xmas.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07678.jpg)
(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7429/utadab1024xmas.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07679.jpg)

the CM
Utada Hikaru - PEPSI NEX TV CM Xmas Ver. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgYcApV03tY#ws)

and making of
Utada Hikaru - PEPSI NEX TVCM Making (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvtwHEsyqMc#ws)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on December 06, 2010, 04:15:41 AM
CHECK IT! Anyone can watch for free, Utada Hikaru Concert "WILD LIFE" determine the state of the world live

Quote from: Google Translate
Record label "EMI Music Japan" by Utada Hikaru, according to the official, December 8, 2010 (Wednesday) at the Yokohama Arena concert by Utada Hikaru from the "WILD LIFE" video on a 08-minute performance of "Ustream" I have decided to live it all over the world. Viewing is free.

19:00, 8 December delivery is planned for the curtain to the already Ustream is for PCs, "the main channel (700kbps degree)" for the iPhone and other "sub-channel (300kbps)" have been established Masu.

*click for URL*
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1060/utadahikaruwildlife02.png) (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wl1#)
[noembed]http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wl1[/noembed]

(http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/9638/utadahikaruwildlife03.png) (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wl2#)
[noembed]http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wl2[/noembed]

source: http://gigazine.net/index.php?/news/comments/20101206_utada_hikaru_wild_life/ (http://gigazine.net/index.php?/news/comments/20101206_utada_hikaru_wild_life/)

宇多田ヒカル "WILD LIFE"
3:00 AM - 5:00 AM MST
286 people are attending
宇多田ヒカル 横浜アリーナ2DAYS コンサート"WILD LIFE" 8日公演をUstreamで生中継!

in less than 2 days
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: jafeijai on December 06, 2010, 04:48:24 AM
^ Shit that's AWESOME. But holy crap..7pm JST? That's 5AM here! FFFFFFFFF- :banghead:

In other news..
Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL2 GETS (http://freakshare.com/files/ovdx8bw3/Hikaru.Single.Collection2.zip.html)

And the album cover, if you need it.
(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip02723.jpg) (click to enlarge)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on December 06, 2010, 06:25:54 AM
CHECK IT! Anyone can watch for free, Utada Hikaru Concert "WILD LIFE" determine the state of the world live

Quote from: Google Translate
Record label "EMI Music Japan" by Utada Hikaru, according to the official, December 8, 2010 (Wednesday) at the Yokohama Arena concert by Utada Hikaru from the "WILD LIFE" video on a 08-minute performance of "Ustream" I have decided to live it all over the world. Viewing is free.

19:00, 8 December delivery is planned for the curtain to the already Ustream is for PCs, "the main channel (700kbps degree)" for the iPhone and other "sub-channel (300kbps)" have been established Masu.


I'd love to watch it!!! :)...I hope I don't fall asleep XD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: coachie on December 06, 2010, 10:50:29 AM
^ HA! I knew it was a good idea to take this week off from work XD
I hope I get the time right.

Also megalove for Show me love (Not a dream) right now  :heart:
I wish there was a PV to encompany the dramatic epicness of this song
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: xerony on December 07, 2010, 08:06:39 AM
awww yeah A hikki concert. too bad I'm at uni working then  :banghead:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: jaysonnj on December 08, 2010, 10:46:03 AM
Goes live in 15 minutes!
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wl1# (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wl1#)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on December 08, 2010, 11:31:38 AM
 :cry: I can´t believe I'm watching this!!!!  :panic: :panic: :panic: :panic: :panic: :panic:
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07737.jpg)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07740.jpg)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07739.jpg)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07741.jpg)

I LOVED Sakura Drops piano version!!! :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Amplifier on December 08, 2010, 11:33:55 AM
Bumping for the love of Utada :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: coachie on December 08, 2010, 11:54:23 AM
Viewer numbers down to around 6600 and still dropping  :(
Highest I saw was 52000 during the first song.
Japanese audience is so reserved.

Passsion  :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Amplifier on December 08, 2010, 12:04:58 PM
I see it as 9K right now, and it keeps changing. Though, my Stream keeps pausing at times, so I imagine that's related, and doubt the numbers are entirely accurate anyway.

Utada looks a lot better since taking the big poofy dress of :cokecat:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: coachie on December 08, 2010, 12:24:07 PM
I see it as 9K right now, and it keeps changing. Though, my Stream keeps pausing at times, so I imagine that's related, and doubt the numbers are entirely accurate anyway.

Utada looks a lot better since taking the big poofy dress of :cokecat:

Mine froze during Prisoner of Love and I thought that they stopped the stream and didn't try to refresh and missed out on Colors  :banghead:

Yeah, showing her sexy back now   :drool:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on December 08, 2010, 12:34:26 PM
^..mhhh...so I'm lucky then coz  haven´t missed anything!!! Besides, the concert here started at 7 AM!!!  :cow:
...now...The Flavour of Life!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: coachie on December 08, 2010, 12:40:02 PM
LOL the tweets on the USTREAM site showing up to the rhythm of Beautiful World XD

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on December 08, 2010, 01:01:12 PM
I want more!!!  :cow:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: coachie on December 08, 2010, 01:30:22 PM
Hikki in casual jeans and T-shirt is just the best!

I tried to put together a playlist, but I'm missing some songs that I didn't know or the names just escaped my mind at that time. maybe someone can fill in the blanks.

Edit: Found the missing songs, hope they're correct ^^

Goodbye Happiness
Traveling
-mc-
Take5
Prisoner of Love
Colors
Letters
Hymne a L'amour
Sakura Drops

-costume change/interlude-
Passion
Blue
Show me love (Not a dream)
-mc-
Stay Gold
Boku wa Kuma
Automatic
First Love
Flavour of Life
Beautiful world
Hikari
-mc-
Nijiiro Bus

-encore-
The Beatles - Across the universe
Can't wait til Christmas
-mc band introduction-
Time will tell

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on December 08, 2010, 01:41:38 PM
OMG I never thought I'd have the chance to watch her LIVE!!!
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07742.jpg)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07743.jpg)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07744.jpg)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07745.jpg)
Utada playing the guitar!!! :wub:
...and for the ones who couldn't watch the live show...
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lusn8X794VA&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL#ws)
...the other parts are being uploaded!  :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiG32KxEjOo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL (ftp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiG32KxEjOo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiG32KxEjOo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL (ftp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiG32KxEjOo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-er7hEif9s&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL (ftp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-er7hEif9s&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on December 09, 2010, 01:02:40 AM
Fuck I missed it :banghead: Hopefully these uploaded videos will remain for a while, hope to sit down at the weekend and watch it all :D
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Guchi_Jnr on December 09, 2010, 02:32:33 AM
^
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/6969/webutadahikaruwildlifel.jpg)
http://jpopsuki.eu/torrents.php?id=55792&torrentid=69856 (http://jpopsuki.eu/torrents.php?id=55792&torrentid=69856)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: coachie on December 09, 2010, 01:08:24 PM
Youtube is taking everything down  :(
Anyone know where I can find sngle performances from the concert, I don't want to dl the whole thing.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on December 09, 2010, 09:44:23 PM
Youtube is taking everything down  :(
Anyone know where I can find sngle performances from the concert, I don't want to dl the whole thing.

There---> http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xg1t31_utada-hikaru-yyyyyy-wild-life-live-concert-part-2_music (ftp://www.dailymotion.com/video/xg1t31_utada-hikaru-yyyyyy-wild-life-live-concert-part-2_music) :thumbsup
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: aphelionx on December 11, 2010, 06:06:04 AM
Why is she quitting the music world T_T
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on December 11, 2010, 08:30:26 AM
^ It's just a temp. hiatus as mentioned in previous pages. I'm sure she knows he passion of the fans that she'll be back. Even covered on ABC NEWS!!
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=12329399 (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=12329399)

"I want to study new things, and see and experience things in this big world that I don't know about," she wrote on her blog.

For those who missed or can't access JPS (like me lol) I found some DDL and reupped in The Asshole (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=27477.0)

FUCK! I only saw a bit of it so far (slept in and missed it, never knew it was SO EARLY lol) Jeshu u'll dig this:

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/1574/201012104ec76f7716a2434.jpg)
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5428/20101210a3330d7758392d0.jpg)
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/2457/2010121094e3d56fabf9eaa.jpg)

^ THIS LOOK!!! crinkly nose. makes me :wriggly: her lives are always so natural.

the program booklet...and some fan pix of the arena:
(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/8311/201012101d384964fdf248c.th.jpg) (http://img580.imageshack.us/i/201012101d384964fdf248c.jpg/)(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7462/201012109271cf6993f2119.th.jpg) (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/201012109271cf6993f2119.jpg/)(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/8651/201012102219c42db6dc7f2.th.jpg) (http://img411.imageshack.us/i/201012102219c42db6dc7f2.jpg/)(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/8356/20101210dd29b2c3c0358f6.th.jpg) (http://img824.imageshack.us/i/20101210dd29b2c3c0358f6.jpg/)(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/4017/2010121074f9b45e9e67b94.th.jpg) (http://img836.imageshack.us/i/2010121074f9b45e9e67b94.jpg/)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: jaysonnj on December 11, 2010, 12:26:28 PM
The whole time I was watching I thought how much crazier her New York concert would have been if she sang all her Japanese hits.

Which reminds me, back in Feb, I mentioned this about her NY concert:
And here's a good thing for people that weren't able to attend a show, it was being videotaped. So hopefully this concert might be broadcast or released on DVD in the future.


Well, the footage from both the NY and London shows will finally be released very soon through iTunes! Not sure of a date though.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on December 12, 2010, 01:05:17 AM
^ It's just a temp. hiatus as mentioned in previous pages. I'm sure she knows he passion of the fans that she'll be back. Even covered on ABC NEWS!!
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=12329399 (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=12329399)

"I want to study new things, and see and experience things in this big world that I don't know about," she wrote on her blog.

For those who missed or can't access JPS (like me lol) I found some DDL and reupped in The Asshole (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=27477.0)

FUCK! I only saw a bit of it so far (slept in and missed it, never knew it was SO EARLY lol) Jeshu u'll dig this:

Dai!!! Those pics are amazing :wriggly: I Loved Hikki's face, especially the last one! XD
While I was watching the concert, I wanted to capture lots of moments of it but I couldn't  T___T
Now, I will be able to have more screencaptures thanks to YOU!!!  :cow: ...coz I'm not registered in that page xDxD
Thank you!!!  :D
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on December 12, 2010, 04:18:54 AM
POST #900 DEDICATED TO MY FIRST (J-POP) LOVE
宇多田ヒカル - First Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q5-4yMi-xg#)

I made sure to stay up for as long as the concert kept running, and I swear I almost nodded off during the second intermission. :lol: But it was worth it.

The encore was such a fitting end to the concert, seeing her in regular clothes and creating a relaxed atmosphere, like she's already made that transition into normal life. I consider myself very fortunate to see her live back in January (and on her birthday no less), especially after the news broke out of her hiatus, and it's only now that it's starting to hit me that she won't have any new music for a while. :cry:

I will definitely be getting all of her Japanese albums once it's financially viable to do so (boo Japanese prices :thumbdown: )...in the meantime, I can still enjoy the albums and random MP3s I already have. Exodus was the first CD of hers I bought, and it remains one of my favorite albums of all time.

Thank you Hikki for many years worth of awesome music. You will be missed...good luck with your personal goals, and please [noembed]come back (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKPA8L5ZpqU)[/noembed] again stronger than ever!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saburo on December 12, 2010, 09:41:28 AM
Is there another rip available other than the one on jpopsuki?  Just wondering...
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on December 13, 2010, 05:10:40 AM
EPIC POST JTRI! Keep on Trying! We'll wait and see if you are as AUTOMATIC as exodus in the Final Distance :P

Not sure Sab, i've only seen mkv versions all over the blogosphere

Her lives are some of the best in jpop bidness, such as Bohemian Summer :heart: I can't wait to see some HiPstaz cameo in the 2010 US/Europe Tour.

Dai!!! Those pics are amazing :wriggly: I Loved Hikki's face, especially the last one! XD
While I was watching the concert, I wanted to capture lots of moments of it but I couldn't  T___T
Now, I will be able to have more screencaptures thanks to YOU!!!  :cow: ...coz I'm not registered in that page xDxD
Thank you!!!  :D


it don't stop Jeshu :P Here's like behind the scenes scans of the program booklet?
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/t/jphip07880.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07880.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/t/jphip07881.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07881.jpg)

uncompressed PDF: http://www.mediafire.com/?928xb7z3l4ifhzu (http://www.mediafire.com/?928xb7z3l4ifhzu)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on December 13, 2010, 05:16:23 AM
^  :shocked  :panic:
Wonderful... AWESOME.....AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! OMG! dai...you are EPIC!!!! XD
THANK you sooooo MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!  :bow:
LOOOOTS of LUV for you!!!!  :heart: :heart: :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: convoy/M on December 14, 2010, 06:47:43 PM
the pic really contains WICKED emotions of Hikki!!  :theking
thank you for sharing :thumbsup daigong.
arrggg!! I really wanted to go to the concert!! and really want kuma chan towel (if i'm not mistaken :panic:)
I'm newbie here, nice to see you all  XD XD :wub:

when I knew her announcement, I was quite shocked, it was kinda breaking my heart, yet, not so surprised.
I've grown up listening her songs, of course she was the one who invite me to J-POP, I admired her as my hero (sometimes idolized ;P)
honestly, I support her if she wanted to continue in Columbia U or whatever activities she wanted to do, such as social development
in which she mentioned. I'm sure she will come back!! :)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on December 15, 2010, 10:21:47 AM
Jeshu :wriggly: I just find this shit and post it, thank UTADA

a fan's personal photos from the concert!   
(http://img185.imagevenue.com/loc257/th_03864_CIMG3432_122_257lo.jpg) (http://img185.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=03864_CIMG3432_122_257lo.jpg) (http://img272.imagevenue.com/loc204/th_03869_CIMG3528_122_204lo.jpg) (http://img272.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=03869_CIMG3528_122_204lo.jpg) (http://img289.imagevenue.com/loc217/th_03875_CIMG3530_122_217lo.jpg) (http://img289.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=03875_CIMG3530_122_217lo.jpg)(http://img212.imagevenue.com/loc909/th_03882_CIMG3531_122_909lo.jpg) (http://img212.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=03882_CIMG3531_122_909lo.jpg) (http://img243.imagevenue.com/loc259/th_03887_CIMG3532_122_259lo.jpg) (http://img243.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=03887_CIMG3532_122_259lo.jpg) (http://img165.imagevenue.com/loc217/th_03894_CIMG3533_122_217lo.jpg) (http://img165.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=03894_CIMG3533_122_217lo.jpg)
   
cr: etstanleypan @ discuss.com.jk

nice to see you too convoy/M!! Welcome Welcome to :hipheart: I like that positive attitude man! since she is taking a break, this thread won't see much action :/ so what is your Top 5 Hikki Songs??

ME:

1. Wait and See - my first :heart: got me into jpop instantly when I see Hikki riding around in a hover-motorbike
2. Final Distance - haunting chilling
3. Goodbye Happiness - just pure bliss
4. ??????????
5. Can you keep a secret? - loved it in that dorama with Kimura and Matsu Takako

SO MANY GOOD TUNES MAN
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on December 15, 2010, 10:21:56 PM
^  Oh Dai! .... :cry: Fan's photos :heart:
I wish I'd been there...well...someday I'll see her in person! ...I'll never lose hope :)

@convoy/M! BE very welcome  :jphip: It's always good to meet new Hikki fans!!!  :cow:

...So my (double :lol:) top 5 would go like this:

1. Colors/Traveling
2. Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro/ Sakura Drops/ *Final Distance (Bonus track XD )
3. Goodbye Happiness/ Devil Inside
4. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence/ One Night Magic
5. You Make Me Want to Be a Man/ Apple and Cinnamon

Sorry... :nervous I can't choose only one song for each number.
It was hard to decide 'coz I love almost all her songs!  :P
HIKKI!!! COME BACK SOON!!!  I'm gonna miss you!!!  :cry:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: convoy/M on December 16, 2010, 12:32:39 AM
nice to see you too convoy/M!! Welcome Welcome to :hipheart: I like that positive attitude man! since she is taking a break, this thread won't see much action :/ so what is your Top 5 Hikki Songs??

ME:

1. Wait and See - my first :heart: got me into jpop instantly when I see Hikki riding around in a hover-motorbike
2. Final Distance - haunting chilling
3. Goodbye Happiness - just pure bliss
4. ??????????
5. Can you keep a secret? - loved it in that dorama with Kimura and Matsu Takako

SO MANY GOOD TUNES MAN


Thanks for your warm welcome, daigong!!  XD :wub: Thank you for the pics also!! Hikki's concert is one thing I would really wanted to attend when I was young and it will be one of my goal from now on :-D
well, this thread might be quiet for sometimes but I think we can
talk lots of thing about this wonderful-talented woman!
Like you've just created one with TOP5 :) Thank you!


Like you've just created one with Top5 :) Thank you!


I always thought UH was going to take some rest and then come back someday. 'coz in her position, which she debuted so young back then.
Received much applauses and of course, also pressure on another one coming up. everybody recognized, might not be able to live flat smoothly life as others'.

So I hope it will be great for her to take a chilled break and back with heaps of incredible things she usually makes.
 
that's why I'm sure she'll come back. I think we can say she's not leaving music career, cos this is her space and a work she can do something with her own individual charater :D  guess so..
 


^  Oh Dai! .... :cry: Fan's photos :heart:
I wish I'd been there...well...someday I'll see her in person! ...I'll never lose hope :)

@convoy/M! BE very welcome  :jphip: It's always good to meet new Hikki fans!!!  :cow:

...So my (double :lol:) top 5 would go like this:

1. Colors/Traveling
2. Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro/ Sakura Drops/ *Final Distance (Bonus track XD )
3. Goodbye Happiness/ Devil Inside
4. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence/ One Night Magic
5. You Make Me Want to Be a Man/ Apple and Cinnamon

Sorry... :nervous I can't choose only one song for each number.
It was hard to decide 'coz I love almost all her songs!  :P
HIKKI!!! COME BACK SOON!!!  I'm gonna miss you!!!  :cry:




thank you for welcoming me Jeshu_1444 XD :wub:
It's always pleasure to meet Hikki fans, cos I always feel free to discuss about her works with someone who's a fan like me :) well, mind if I share?     I have a penpal from other country whom I've been writing for more eight years because we both love Hikki, and once we met because she decided to
visit me and the very first thing we do is Hikki's Songs Guessing Game  :cow: hahaha  :grin: so I always think meeting new people who is also Utada's fans are awesome!! and I feel appreciated to be here, you all seem so nice~!!

Anyhow, Jeshu_1444, you're right, i want to meet her in person someday, i just want to be friend with her.
She must be a very interesting person to discover!




Anyway, it's so hard for me with Top5!!
haha, there're too many!! I even number them from lastest!
okey, .. i guess ...

1.Hikari / wait&see -
I love how mature they were, and everything about them!
I think if someone ask me what Utada was like in her J-Music, I will recommend these! 
 
2.Letters / Shiawase ni narou - two words, for Letters 'mystic' & Shiawase is 'exciting' ~ you will feel like lying down and release yourself from all hard works, just by listening to them, don't you think so!? XD :peace:

3.Give me a reason - I sometimes surprised my friend saying that this song is one of my Top3 whatever new mastered pieces will out.
the reason..? well, I always wanted to ask the song itself either! hahaha, it just stuck in my head from the first second it came to me.
The telephone sound interlude before Hikki's voice started, the quitar, and the first word "only sixteen". she made me fall in love with
this song again when she just stepped out and sit at the apron and sang it emotionally!

4.Drama / Addicted to you / For You  } for some reason, I just love to hear how deep her voice can get low pitched.

5.Me Muero / Poppin'
Me Muero is just awesome work in my opinion!! it sounds like lazy-telling story at first, which quite charming.
then she just combine all words together linked and everything all gathered right next for her!! XD


fewwwww ~~ i'm going hit bed now , THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOU WELCOME  :thumbsup :thumbsup
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on December 16, 2010, 04:42:38 AM
Epic reply convoy!  :thumbsup
well, this thread might be quiet for sometimes but I think we can
talk lots of thing about this wonderful-talented woman!

Yeah!!! To me Utada is the best voice of Japanese Pop, seriuosly! Well, I have to admit though that I haven't heard all the Japanese music, but from artists I've listened to, she is THE BEST! (I also like Maaya Sakamoto, yet, to be honest, she doesn't sing as well as Hikki)
There are other topics related to Utada I'd love to talk about (let's say...gossips XD ) such as "her supposedly rivalry with Hamasaki" Personally, I don't believe very much in that rumour.

Quote
  I have a penpal from other country whom I've been writing for more eight years because we both love Hikki, and once we met because she decided to visit me and the very first thing we do is Hikki's Songs Guessing Game   hahaha   so I always think meeting new people who is also Utada's fans are awesome!! and I feel appreciated to be here, you all seem so nice~!!

That's great! I also have a friend who likes Hikki but she's not as into her as me :/ . However, every time we see each other, we find out that we like the same songs XD It's fun. I also want to tell you sth I consider irrelevant. When I was in High school, We were asked to create a choreography. So as me and my friends were totally obsessed with Japanese stuff, we decided to dance "The Workout"! It was AWESOME! heheh We got a 7 (equivalent to 10 or A I guess...well, the highest mark xD) ...and the choreography fitted so perfectly that even us were impressed! :)

Quote
Anyhow, Jeshu_1444, you're right, i want to meet her in person someday, i just want to be friend with her.
She must be a very interesting person to discover!
Yeah! She looks like a simple person. I think she must be really nice and cute :)
...if you are from USA, maybe you'll have chance to meet her since it's been said she is going to take up her studies at Columbia Uni
Well, that's just a rumour though :/
Quote
Anyway, it's so hard for me with Top5!!
haha, there're too many!! I even number them from lastest!
okey, .. i guess ...

1.Hikari / wait&see -
I love how mature they were, and everything about them!
I think if someone ask me what Utada was like in her J-Music, I will recommend these! 
 
2.Letters / Shiawase ni narou - two words, for Letters 'mystic' & Shiawase is 'exciting' ~ you will feel like lying down and release yourself from all hard works, just by listening to them, don't you think so!? 

3.Give me a reason - I sometimes surprised my friend saying that this song is one of my Top3 whatever new mastered pieces will out.
the reason..? well, I always wanted to ask the song itself either! hahaha, it just stuck in my head from the first second it came to me.
The telephone sound interlude before Hikki's voice started, the quitar, and the first word "only sixteen". she made me fall in love with
this song again when she just stepped out and sit at the apron and sang it emotionally!

4.Drama / Addicted to you / For You  } for some reason, I just love to hear how deep her voice can get low pitched.

5.Me Muero / Poppin'
Me Muero is just awesome work in my opinion!! it sounds like lazy-telling story at first, which quite charming.
then she just combine all words together linked and everything all gathered right next for her!!


fewwwww ~~ i'm going hit bed now , THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOU WELCOME   
Difficult! Isnt' it???  :sweatdrop:
Letters!!! What a great song... really INTENSE...I love the guitar melody at the beginning. Actually, I tried to play it with my guitar...and I kinda did it  :nervous
Shiawase and Give me a reason are not of my fav, but I like them too (as I said before, I like practically every single song by Hikki jejejej xD )

..and about "Me Muero" I forgot to post it as another BONUS TRACK jejejej....That song is really speacial to me. First of all, the lyrics...I felt totally identified with it xDxD...Like when you're down and you feel you have to do sth to overcome that feeling xD. Secondly, "Me Muero" I almost cried when I heard her saying, actually singing xD, sth in Spanish!!! I felt like....OH! Utada's got us (South American people) in mind!  :heart:  :wub:

Woow...What a long post! XD...
You're welcome convoy! It's been really nice to meet you!!!!  :jphip:
It's wondeful to share our favourite things about this amazing singer!!!







Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Guchi_Jnr on December 17, 2010, 04:39:29 AM
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8228/utadahikaruwildlifelive.jpg)

Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 1.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=I2A6NNWU (http://twitter.com/?d=I2A6NNWU)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 2.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=2ZXLGJSN (http://twitter.com/?d=2ZXLGJSN)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 3.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=OKJ8R28S (http://twitter.com/?d=OKJ8R28S)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 4.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=N41K8BU9 (http://twitter.com/?d=N41K8BU9)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 5.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=GVJSDM4J (http://twitter.com/?d=GVJSDM4J)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 6.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=QEIVH5A7 (http://twitter.com/?d=QEIVH5A7)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 7.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=6WBI2Q0H (http://twitter.com/?d=6WBI2Q0H)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 8.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=ZA69Z3KW (http://twitter.com/?d=ZA69Z3KW)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 9.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=5PS282T4 (http://twitter.com/?d=5PS282T4)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 10.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=954KFVR9 (http://twitter.com/?d=954KFVR9)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 11.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=GQFFHE8B (http://twitter.com/?d=GQFFHE8B)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 12.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=BYRO0QIZ (http://twitter.com/?d=BYRO0QIZ)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 13.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=DC0EMIHM (http://twitter.com/?d=DC0EMIHM)
Utada Hikaru (宇多田ヒカル) WILD LIFE Live Concert - Part 14.mp4 - http://twitter.com/?d=6RFD3NBO (http://twitter.com/?d=6RFD3NBO)

Total Size 3.14GB

Don't think the quality is that much better than the 800MB mkv version..

It's gonna be on tv soon, so probably best to wait til then for a HD version..
http://www.skyperfectv.co.jp/special/utada/ (http://www.skyperfectv.co.jp/special/utada/)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on December 25, 2010, 02:26:10 AM
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07902.jpg)

Download here.

http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=27701.0 (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=27701.0)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: spec8 on January 16, 2011, 03:06:55 AM
NHK interviewed Utada Hikaru before her hiatus and TokyoHive posted the video plus a translation:

http://www.tokyohive.com/2011/01/nhk-airs-utada-hikarus-final-interview-before-her-hiatus/ (http://www.tokyohive.com/2011/01/nhk-airs-utada-hikarus-final-interview-before-her-hiatus/)

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on January 18, 2011, 05:03:01 PM
Happy 28th Birthday, Hikki!!!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 18, 2011, 09:31:00 PM
Happy Birthday Hikki!!

Hope my favourite ever J-Artist has an awesome day! :wub:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: muppet on January 18, 2011, 10:52:53 PM
Hikaru san, お誕生日おめでつございます!
Thank you for your wonderful passion and commitment! Hope you have a joyous day!
A birthday song performed by another icon:

Happy Birthday サザンオールスターズ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7KkQ6rZ02c#)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on January 18, 2011, 11:27:38 PM
Holy Crap Crap its Utada's birthday!
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip07902.jpg)

Download here.

http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=27701.0 (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=27701.0)

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Jeshu_1444 on January 19, 2011, 03:17:57 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Utada san!!!  :on slopkiss:
Thank you for being so amazing!!!   :cow:
Love you!!!!  :heart: :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on January 19, 2011, 04:22:49 AM
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Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: diav on January 19, 2011, 05:52:33 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HIKKI!!!

I HOPE YOU'LL MAKE MORE MUSIC AFTER YOUR HIATUS.
I'LL WAIT AS LONG AS IT TAKES. ;3
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on January 19, 2011, 09:21:28 AM
Happy Birthday Hikki!!!

werd diav, meanwhile we sing
Utada - Come Back To Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKPA8L5ZpqU#ws)

RAINBOWZ
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: kuro_808 on January 19, 2011, 09:26:50 AM
Happy Birthday Hikki!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: coachie on January 19, 2011, 10:54:54 PM
My my, time flies... HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIKKI  :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on January 21, 2011, 04:11:32 AM
Wow, time does fly.  I remember watching "Live Streaming" live on dialup (I think it was before 6pm UK time [after 6pm is cheap rate] so I had to pay extra for the call, lol!), 8 years ago, wow, doesn't seem that long.  Thanks for uploading the subbed version thatonezombie!
EDIT: Didn't need to download it after all. I was checking my cd's before downloading and it turns out I have it already. XD

Happy (belated) Birthday Hikki! :nervous :)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on January 21, 2011, 04:58:17 AM
Here's some re-uploads that were requested...

New links added 2013.01.16 (Items marked ** are new to this upload and weren't in the previous upload.)

Collection of rare tracks and radio clips
1998-10-xx Sukiyaki (Music Talk'98)
1999.04.02 Tokyo - 04 - Never Let Go
1999.04.02 Tokyo - 08 - Konya Wa Boggie Back with Schadarapa
1999.04.02 Tokyo - 10 - Movin On Without You
1999-07-25 Loving You (FM North Wave, Char Donburi Mood)
1999-10-07 I Won't Last A Day Without You (Music Talk'99) (with Shiina Ringo)
1999-11-12 No Woman No Cry (Tres Bien Bohemian 7)
2000.02.05 Interview with Brian May **
2000.06.29 For You (National Yoyogi Stadium)
2000-05-26 Hikki Interview (Tres Bien Bohemian 35)
2000-05-26 Itoshi No Erii (Tres Bien Bohemian 35) w-Something Else
2000-06-09 Michelle (Tres Bien Bohemian 37) w-Takaki Buu
2000-08-24 Biston Nishizawa Mega Mix (J-Wave Groove Line) **
2000-xx-xx I Love You (Yutaka Ozaki cover-live) [bootleg]
2000-xx-xx Playback part 2 (live July-Aug 2000) [bootleg]
2000-xx-xx Take On Me (live July-Aug 2000) [bootleg]
2001-02-xx Interview on HK channel radio
2001-xx-xx Final Distance (M-Flo Remix)
2001-xx-xx Hello from Hikki **
2002.03.xx Hikari message **
2004.08.16 Interview at Energy 92-7 & 1011
2004.08.18 Interview at 107.9 Sacramento **
2004.09.xx Mercury News Interview **
2005.12.xx Love FM - Interview **
2006.xx.xx InterFM - Curing a disease... **
2006-02-23 InterFM - Keep Tryin' Comment **


http://www.mediafire.com/?h20bnnkdr2coama (http://www.mediafire.com/?h20bnnkdr2coama)


And 4 complete radio shows.  First 3 are 52 min each, the special is 2 hours...

2000-09-09 Tres Bien! Bohemian #50
2000-09-16 Tres Bien! Bohemian #51
2000-09-22 Tres Bien! Bohemian #52
Tres Bien! Bohemian Special In Tokyo 2003-01-13

http://www.mediafire.com/?6f0gyfkqrs6u2k1 (http://www.mediafire.com/?6f0gyfkqrs6u2k1)


Tres Bien Bohemian (compilation of various clips) **
TBB - 01 - Opening
TBB - 02 - Boku wa Koko ni Iru (Yamazaki Masayoshi live)
TBB - 03 - Automatic -C.m. Version
TBB - 04 - A Message From You (Scene 1)
TBB - 05 - Movin' On Without You -C.m. Version
TBB - 06 - A Message From You (Scene 2)
TBB - 07 - First Love -C.m. Version
TBB - 08 - A Song For You
TBB - 09 - In My Room -C.m. Version
TBB - 10 - Present & Interview
TBB - 11 - First Love - Featuring David Sanborn
TBB - 12 - Ending


http://www.mediafire.com/?bkcz0dltoadtzsr (http://www.mediafire.com/?bkcz0dltoadtzsr)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on January 21, 2011, 05:29:26 AM
WHOA EPIC DAN!! shit I never seen before. GJ  :thumbsup

Young Hikki in Hong Kong
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/2237/hikki0244sv.jpg)(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9477/hikki0254rz.jpg)

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: alwaysblue on January 21, 2011, 05:44:58 AM
Here's some re-uploads that were requested...

Collection of rare tracks and radio clips
1998-10-xx Sukiyaki (Music Talk'98).mp3
1999.04.02 Tokyo - 04 - Never Let Go.mp3
1999.04.02 Tokyo - 08 - Konya Wa Boggie Back with Schadarapa.mp3
1999.04.02 Tokyo - 10 - Movin On Without You.mp3
1999-07-25 Loving You (FM North Wave, Char Donburi Mood).mp3
1999-10-07 I Won't Last A Day Without You (Music Talk'99).mp3
1999-11-12 No Woman No Cry (Tres Bien Bohemian 7).mp3
2000.06.29 For You (National Yoyogi Stadium).mp3
2000-05-26 Hikki Interview (Tres Bien Bohemian 35).mp3
2000-05-26 Itoshi No Erii (Tres Bien Bohemian 35) w-Something Else.mp3
2000-06-09 Michelle (Tres Bien Bohemian 37) w-Takaki Buu.mp3
2000-xx-xx I Love You (Yutaka Ozaki cover-live) [bootleg].mp3
2000-xx-xx Playback part 2 (live July-Aug 2000) [bootleg].mp3
2000-xx-xx Take On Me (live July-Aug 2000) [bootleg].mp3
2001-02-xx Interview on HK channel radio, Feb 2001.mp3
Utada Hikaru - Final Distance (M-Flo Remix).mp3
Utada interview at Energy 92-7 & 1011 (2004.08.16).mp3


http://www.twitter.com/?d=2R175V2Q (http://www.twitter.com/?d=2R175V2Q)


And 4 complete radio shows.  First 3 are 52 min each, the special is 2 hours...


2000-09-09 Tres Bien! Bohemian #50
http://www.twitter.com/?d=4P9LO2VZ (http://www.twitter.com/?d=4P9LO2VZ)

2000-09-16 Tres Bien! Bohemian #51
http://www.twitter.com/?d=V9LYCGK2 (http://www.twitter.com/?d=V9LYCGK2)

2000-09-22 Tres Bien! Bohemian #52
http://www.twitter.com/?d=O76MWP5M (http://www.twitter.com/?d=O76MWP5M)

Tres Bien! Bohemian Special In Tokyo 2003-01-13
http://www.twitter.com/?d=1HRVSVLJ (http://www.twitter.com/?d=1HRVSVLJ)

Thank you so much for the reuploading!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: alwaysblue on January 21, 2011, 05:59:06 AM
Here are songs covered by hikki with a few collaborations:

track listing:

(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/alwaysbluesky/NONE/list.jpg)

http://www.mediafire.com/?71k8k81236ohr9l (http://www.mediafire.com/?71k8k81236ohr9l)

PW:UHWBM2010

two more tracks:

Utada Hikaru - Across the universe (The beatles cover)

http://www.mediafire.com/?23x5gr3fvhhxhbg (http://www.mediafire.com/?23x5gr3fvhhxhbg)

宇多田ヒカル - 罪与罚 (椎名林檎 Cover).mp3

http://www.mediafire.com/?g4dp379ec8ksagw (http://www.mediafire.com/?g4dp379ec8ksagw)

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on January 26, 2011, 11:11:58 AM
found this at a Hong Kong Discuss forum (thx ~taddy~) the whole concert in separate tracks...CANT STOP LISTENING!!!! :wriggly:

「WILD LIFE」 Live @ Yokohama Arena 2010.12.08 (mp3 format)
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/784/20110123mog00m200005000.jpg)
  DOWNLOAD (http://anonym.to/?http://www.multiupload.com/VW3JO2KH94)

lol check this: A producer under the pseudonym "Kuroūroncha" created a synthesized version of Utada's voice and uploaded a cover of "Kokoro" (a song made famous by the Vocaloid virtual idol singer Kagamine Rin) on Monday. (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-01-24/hikaru-utada-praises-synthesized-version-of-herself): http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm13390409 (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm13390409)

【人力VOCALOID×宇多田ヒカル】「ココロ」 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N-ALWOcPyg#)

Hikki even tweeted about it: http://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/29350771824787457 (http://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/29350771824787457)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Guchi_Jnr on February 01, 2011, 03:31:26 AM
It's gonna be on tv soon, so probably best to wait til then for a HD version..
http://www.skyperfectv.co.jp/special/utada/ (http://www.skyperfectv.co.jp/special/utada/)
http://jpopsuki.eu/torrents.php?id=55792 (http://jpopsuki.eu/torrents.php?id=55792)
12.9GB
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on February 08, 2011, 05:06:52 AM

DOPE COVER of Goodbye Happiness by soupnote? jrock band as feat. on ONGAKUMEI (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=14087.0) radio
宇多田ヒカル - Goodbye Happiness を歌ってみた(バンドカバー) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh1uhe3USPE#ws)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on February 15, 2011, 12:15:55 AM
Quote from: Twitter
I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day :) I spent the whole day playing Furai No Shiren 5 on my Nintendo DSi

Oh Hikki you wonderful dork :wub:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on February 22, 2011, 01:30:01 AM
^ And following on from that:

Quote
"I've been playing Shiren the Wanderer 5 too much," Utada added, "and I was even going through dungeons in a dream. All my items, like the Herb of Revival, that were in a very important jar transformed into rice balls, and I woke up just as I said, 'Gah, my weapons!'"

We've all had that dream right guys? XD
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on February 28, 2011, 02:23:57 AM
MY TOP 5 HIKKI SONGS (no particular order, subject to change as I continue to explore her work more):

"Exodus" - One of the first songs of hers I got into, anchored by a strong Timbaland beat and an other-worldly atmosphere befitting the song's theme. I've forever associated it with travelling due to both the actual lyrics and sound and having discovered it right before the summer of '05 when I went to SoCal and Disneyland twice within two months.

"Keep Tryin' - Again with the other-worldly atmosphere (actually one of the main things I love about her music), with a great sense of groove going through the whole song. Trippy/funny video.

"Distance"/"Final Distance" - I'm considering them one song, dammit! :P The ballad version is so emotional and powerful, I once tried making myself cry by listening to it while watching the post-sunset twilight over the ocean near the LA airport. XD Also my cousins have associated it with me for karaoke nights. Original version is so happy, upbeat and calming; crazy contrast for what is essentially the same song.

"This One (Crying Like a Child)" - Another emotionally powerful track, mainly due to her vocals and beat...the lyrics are actually kinda corny ("and the crowd is going wi-i-ild!"). :P

"Uso Mitai na I love You" - Funky hard rock sound! An aggressive Hikki is an awesome Hikki. The original basis for the "Simple and Clean" chorus.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: oldhagnumba on March 03, 2011, 08:40:40 AM
cant wait for the dvd of wild life to come out
still remember getting up at 5 am waiting for the live streaming to start
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on March 06, 2011, 01:35:13 AM
^ word up! here's a preview from utada official YT
宇多田ヒカル - Goodbye Happiness(Live Ver.) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFkvLN9pt-k#ws)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: mode107 on March 06, 2011, 05:17:57 AM
^ My first time hearing that live; she's great. Goodbye Happiness is one of those songs I like listening to when I'm relaxing, sippin on some ice tea. Well, I haven't done the ice tea bit yet, but I'll remember to.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on March 11, 2011, 09:14:11 AM
STAY SAFE HiKKKI, she tweets:

Wow I just experienced the biggest earthquake of my life. Gas/electricity has stopped in many areas of Japan and some people have died.
http://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/46113426023530496 (http://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/46113426023530496)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on March 11, 2011, 08:49:30 PM
Like a few other idols I follow on Twitter, she's been retweeting public service information constantly through the day, presumably in the hope that word will get out there to the people that follow her. I'm glad to hear she's ok.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tohno on March 24, 2011, 12:48:52 AM
Utada Hikaru - WILD LIFE @Yokohama Arena

This one is a little different from what daigong has posted. This one includes all the MCs, the introduction and the band introduction.
(I photoshopped the cover from the Blu-ray cover)

WILD LIFE Yokohama Arena mp3 (V0 VBR) (2010.12.08)

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/6522/wildlifeyokohamaarena.jpg)

Track listing:

01. Goodbye Happiness
02. traveling
MC 1
03. テイク 5 (Take 5)
04. Prisoner Of Love
05. COLORS
06. Letters
MC 2
07. Hymne à l'amour ~愛のアンセム~ (Hymne à l'amour ~Ai no Anthem~)
08. SAKURAドロップス (SAKURA Drops)
09. Eclipse (Interlude)
10. Passion
11. BLUE
12. Show Me Love (Not A Dream)
MC 3
13. Stay Gold
14. ぼくはくま (Boku wa Kuma)
15. Automatic
16. First Love
17. Flavor Of Life -Ballad Version-
18. Beautiful World
19. "光" (Hikari)
MC 4
20. 虹色バス (Niji-Iro Basu)
ENCORE1. Across The Universe
ENCORE2. Can't Wait 'Til Christmas
ENCORE3. time will tell

http://www.multiupload.com/ATN1QOHIHS (http://www.multiupload.com/ATN1QOHIHS)

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tohno on March 24, 2011, 02:02:16 PM
Utada Hikaru WILD LIFE at Yokohama Arena DVD and Blu-ray release date has been postponed to 4/20 (DVD) and 5/18 (Blu-ray).
You can pre-order them here
http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_ja_JP=%83J%83%5E%83J%83i&url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=utada+hikaru+wild+life&x=0&y=0 (http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_ja_JP=%83J%83%5E%83J%83i&url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=utada+hikaru+wild+life&x=0&y=0)
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/search3.html?q=utada+hikaru+wild+life&media=&r=any&step=20&order=score (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/search3.html?q=utada+hikaru+wild+life&media=&r=any&step=20&order=score)

Here's the TV broadcast of the WILD LIFE at Yokohama Arena on Sukachan 801 on January 22, 2011.
(16 parts, 4.04 GB, 1280 x 720 HDTV)

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/3499/wildlife1.png)
(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/4941/wildlife2.png)
(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/3287/wildlife3.png)
(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/383/wildlife4.png)
(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8306/wildlife5.png)
(http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/5797/wildlife6.png)

Great show. Enjoy!

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Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on March 27, 2011, 12:58:52 AM
Hikki's message from her official site: http://www.emimusic.jp/hikki/from_hikki/ (http://www.emimusic.jp/hikki/from_hikki/)

Quote
03.26(SAT) 11:17 A Message
On March 11th, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit North Japan, taking the lives of countless people, leaving many survivors homeless, in the cold, with no gas, no electricity, no running water, and in fear of radiation leaking from a nuclear power plant.
This is the biggest natural disaster recorded in Japanese history in a thousand years.
After the earthquake I gave 400 ml of my blood to a blood bank, and made a donation to Japan's Red Cross. At times like these, we need to help one another, do what we can the each of us. Please help Japan, it doesn't matter how much you give. One way to make a donation is through your country's Red Cross, by specifying its use for Japan's earthquake and tsunami victims.

There is something we can all learn from what is happening in Japan. For decades we have depended on nuclear power. It has made possible quick economic growth and a "convenient" society, but also a lifestyle that is very wasteful.
This catastrophe has made many of us in Japan realize that we have been taking many things for granted---food, energy, daily supplies, running water, resources, life.
You don't have to wait until you lose everything, to learn that what you have is precious. If we all save energy, use only what we need, and live responsibly for what we consume, we can make the world a safer, more peaceful place, for us all.

All of us in Japan are very grateful, we are all touched deeply, by the support we have received from overseas. Thank you. I wish you all love, and peace.


Hikaru Utada

03.26(SAT) 11:15 メッセージ
今回の大地震と大津波でお亡くなりになられた大勢の方々に、お悔やみ申し上げます。

そして大切な人を失った方、帰る場所を失い、不安な日々を送っている方々を思うと、心が痛みます。

私にとっても、母の生まれ故郷である岩手、祖母が眠る宮城も大きな被害を受けたということもあり、今何が出来るか考え、献血、そして日本赤十字社を通して被災地への寄付をさせていただきました。

日本全国で、そして国外からも、同じ気持ちで寄付や支援活動を行っている人たちが沢山、いると思います。今後、テレビで災害の報道がされなくなっても、助け合う気持ち、愛し合う気持ちを忘れずに、みんなで一緒にこの困難を乗り越えていきましょう。

この事態から、私たちひとりひとりが学ぶべきこと、気付くべきことがあると思います。

当たり前のように思っていた今の便利な暮らしが、実はとても脆いシステムの上で成り立っているということ。電力、特に原子力発電に大変依存していて、その負担やリスクの多くを一部地方に担ってもらっていること。

食べ物、生活用品、エネルギー、資源、そして命があることは「当たり前」ではなく、「ありがたい」のだと気付き、「あるから使う」のではなく、「必要なだけ使う」という意識に切り替え、何が無駄かを考えていけたら、みんなで無駄を減らすことが出来る思います。無駄の少ない世界は悲しみも少ない世界かもしれません。

被災者の皆さまの心と身体の傷が癒え、心から笑顔になれる日が一日でも早く来ますように、祈っています。


宇多田ヒカルより

WERD Hikki :heart: WE SUPPORT!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: onizuka75019 on April 04, 2011, 11:54:33 AM
I Love her !!!! :roll:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: zeroyui on April 05, 2011, 08:45:37 AM
Her music is so heavenly. I especially love her song Beautiful world that played during the Evangelion movies.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on May 27, 2011, 08:11:54 AM
So when Hikki and her people are left to their own devices, they upload stuff like this from last November on youtube

宇多田ヒカル - くまちゃん会社訪問映像 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxmNqLFSWps#)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: solase on August 02, 2011, 10:37:36 AM
hikki! D: <3

she has so many good songs.... hope she comes back soon :D
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JeremyJay22 on September 26, 2011, 07:58:13 AM
Hi all! I have really loved Hikki for nearly a decade now, and she was my gateway into Asian music. I really hope she enjoys the time she is taking off and I hope whenever she comes back, she surprises us all ^^
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Kurisu on September 26, 2011, 11:24:40 AM
I was thinking about how to get an autograph from her and found this site with 2 addresses.
http://www.fanmail.biz/72950.html (http://www.fanmail.biz/72950.html)
Has anyone ever tried to send a request to one of these addresses and actually got an autograph back?  :?
Would be a great present for a friend of mine.  :twothumbs
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on January 19, 2012, 01:31:54 AM
Happy Birthday Utada!

I personally want you to return to make more music. But if you don't, I will still continue to listen to your music regularly.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on January 20, 2012, 05:39:36 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIKKI! :deco:

I can't believe it's already been two years since I got to see her in person...that was such an awesome night. I really hope I'll still be able to see her again someday, or at the very least hope that she isn't completely done with music.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: muppet on January 21, 2012, 07:17:48 AM
Happy belated birthday wishes to Hikaru Utada.......my wish and my guess is that she has been writing some awesome songs during her hiatus, ones that we will be able to hear her perform one day! :cow:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 21, 2012, 03:02:17 PM
Happy Birthday Hikki!!

Still my favourite J-Artist. Time to re-listen to the Singles Collection I think! Hope she comes back soon! :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Maws on January 22, 2012, 11:52:26 AM
oohhh i missed her!! ^.^ i know most of her songs <3 hikari and flavor of life still be are my favorite :D
her west songs also good!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on January 31, 2012, 07:16:51 AM
Quote
Utada Hikaru has a hidden life. She appears to be an ordinary American college student. Last fall she attended classes by day, hung out with friends by night, and like most of her fellow Columbia University freshmen, she hasn't settled on a major yet. But there were rumors about her among the students during orientation week--stories that were hard to believe. "Most of my friends know the truth," says Hikaru. "Even before the first day of school, I was talking to this friend who was going to Columbia also, and he told me, 'People all know you're coming.' And I go, 'What do you mean?' And he said, 'Well, all the Asian kids know, but even the non-Asian students have heard something about the Japanese Britney Spears coming to their school.'"

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1000787-1,00.html (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1000787-1,00.html)

2001 was so long ago.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on February 25, 2012, 09:56:43 AM
What's your favorite factoid about Utada?

From the JPH!P picroda: Utada likes blood being drawn and the sound of gunfire.

Might double as my most obscure as well.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on March 12, 2012, 02:43:56 AM
I like how the covers for two of her albums showed the exact opposite of what their names imply... :lol:
(http://i.imgur.com/JkSv2.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/6v6Gm.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on March 18, 2012, 09:06:20 AM
^ Cannot unsee  :lol:

Arbitary Utada picture!

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip10619.png)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tennisanime1234 on June 05, 2012, 06:42:42 AM
Favorite song of her's is Hikari/Simple and Clean hands down. My 1st Jpop song. Still brings back fond memories of playing kingdom hearts.
(^∇^)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Atreyuxex on June 07, 2012, 08:50:55 PM
Omg, an Utada thread! Awsome! 

I love her music. I'm so glad I came here  :grin:.

Hmm... fav Utada song... Final Distance! But theres so many other fav songs I love. I just can't think of them right off hand.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on June 14, 2012, 05:10:39 AM
BREAKING NEWS

UTADA YAWNED AND SUFFERED A MUSCLE CRAMP UNDER HER CHIN AS A RESULT!
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20120611-00000021-flix-movi (http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20120611-00000021-flix-movi)

Yeah, apparently she posted a simple Twitter update about how she yawned too hard and Yahoo! Japan decided to make a big deal out of it. :lol:

Here's the offending tweet:
https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/211597236327546881 (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/211597236327546881)

Her response: "I can't decide whether the press has an AMAZING sense of humor or no sense of humor at all" (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/212137249066844162)

I guess everyone is desperate for something new from Hikki. I know I am. :P
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Atreyuxex on June 22, 2012, 07:25:45 AM
BREAKING NEWS

UTADA YAWNED AND SUFFERED A MUSCLE CRAMP UNDER HER CHIN AS A RESULT!
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20120611-00000021-flix-movi (http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20120611-00000021-flix-movi)

Yeah, apparently she posted a simple Twitter update about how she yawned too hard and Yahoo! Japan decided to make a big deal out of it. :lol:

Here's the offending tweet:
https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/211597236327546881 (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/211597236327546881)

Her response: "I can't decide whether the press has an AMAZING sense of humor or no sense of humor at all" (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/212137249066844162)

I guess everyone is desperate for something new from Hikki. I know I am. :P

LOL I didn't know you could get a cramp there  :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on July 18, 2012, 10:46:47 AM
Utada Hikaru - Jackie and Bender (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DluZuSHC3zk#)

She's super adorable. I wish I was that dude to called and rushed down there!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: kuro_808 on July 18, 2012, 10:52:53 AM
BREAKING NEWS

UTADA YAWNED AND SUFFERED A MUSCLE CRAMP UNDER HER CHIN AS A RESULT!
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20120611-00000021-flix-movi (http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20120611-00000021-flix-movi)

Yeah, apparently she posted a simple Twitter update about how she yawned too hard and Yahoo! Japan decided to make a big deal out of it. :lol:

Here's the offending tweet:
https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/211597236327546881 (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/211597236327546881)

Her response: "I can't decide whether the press has an AMAZING sense of humor or no sense of humor at all" (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/212137249066844162)

I guess everyone is desperate for something new from Hikki. I know I am. :P

LOL I didn't know you could get a cramp there  :lol:

I guess I can say I suffered many like that, it no fun at all, the feeling is like a hook is pulling your chin up.  I would believe the overuse of the jaw for certain things causes it.  But yeah it is desperate for anyone to talk about it in general
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: muppet on July 19, 2012, 06:15:23 PM
Hikaru, as famous as she is, is still underrated in my book. Girl is an incredible talent.

So when she is on hiatus, I just turn to Miracle Hikaru for my Utada fix....however this time Miracle brings out four more divas as well:

ミラクルひかる - 5人のディーバ {With thanks to BabylonTimewarp} (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpQdDtCvY9c)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Atreyuxex on July 20, 2012, 02:52:44 AM
BREAKING NEWS

UTADA YAWNED AND SUFFERED A MUSCLE CRAMP UNDER HER CHIN AS A RESULT!
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20120611-00000021-flix-movi (http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20120611-00000021-flix-movi)

Yeah, apparently she posted a simple Twitter update about how she yawned too hard and Yahoo! Japan decided to make a big deal out of it. :lol:

Here's the offending tweet:
https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/211597236327546881 (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/211597236327546881)

Her response: "I can't decide whether the press has an AMAZING sense of humor or no sense of humor at all" (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/212137249066844162)

I guess everyone is desperate for something new from Hikki. I know I am. :P

LOL I didn't know you could get a cramp there  :lol:

I guess I can say I suffered many like that, it no fun at all, the feeling is like a hook is pulling your chin up.  I would believe the overuse of the jaw for certain things causes it.  But yeah it is desperate for anyone to talk about it in general

@kurosawa87 That sucks  :( . I haven't experianced that feeling, I've only been hit on the chin and that doesn't feel very good either , so I can't imagine the pain of having a cramp there  :nervous
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on August 25, 2012, 02:28:29 AM
I was gonna save this for when it was time for me to start PWO but I couldn't help myself. Here does an update from her twitter:

Quote
Are people going to hate me if I say that I've never played any of the Kingdom Hearts series?

https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/238996769743187968

Then responds with:

Quote
I don't! It just... magically fit (or so I'm told). RT @tsunvun86: But you would know the storyline? to have your song relate to it right?

https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/238998647524712448

I played the first two, but I didn't even finish the 2nd one.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on August 25, 2012, 02:49:26 AM
played the first 2 main titles, played the one for GBA but didnt finish it...
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on August 25, 2012, 09:07:02 AM
We can't have a PWO without Utada and Kuma, right?

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip12743.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Atreyuxex on August 25, 2012, 09:10:06 AM
Aw, look at Utada.Still a cutie  :grin:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on August 25, 2012, 10:05:01 AM
Sometimes when I want to concentrate to get some kind of work, I throw on one of her albums. Works so well for me  :twothumbs
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on August 25, 2012, 10:17:51 AM
I need to listen to my Hikki playlist again. Or watch some of her concerts. I think I need her songs to get me motivated again to work on my japanese.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 25, 2012, 10:32:16 AM
I saw that Twitter update earlier. Oh Hikki :lol:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on August 25, 2012, 10:34:44 AM
^ Isn't it great? I bet she meant it as honest, but I read it as super cute.  :wub:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 25, 2012, 10:41:28 AM
Knowing Hikki, I've no doubt she was being genuine too. :lol: Turns out playing Hikki's music while I'm driving is awesome. Sakura Drops, Passion or (appropriately) Travelling, is great.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on August 25, 2012, 10:44:43 AM
I know it's probably cliched, but when I think about giving up, as soon as I hear Keep Tryin' I'm all motivated once again.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on August 25, 2012, 10:45:36 AM
^ Also, Keep Tryin' has a great video.

宇多田ヒカル - Keep Tryin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0p4V5DLxKU#ws)

You know, I was trying to get some random Asian Pop in the playlist when me and a couple of friends go to PAX next weekend. Then a friend pointed out that Utada did those KH songs. Two birds with one stone. It was awesome.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on August 25, 2012, 10:47:46 AM
Hikari still her best PV. for the simplicity and the gall lol
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on August 25, 2012, 10:57:06 AM
^ I remember Kuno_Thunder saying he liked the video but felt a bit bad because it was her washing dishing and shit, and that it felt sexist  :lol:

宇多田ヒカル - 光 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOSNIIx5u_U#)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on August 25, 2012, 10:59:39 AM
^that's what makes it awesome man. the gall to just put out a video of you doing chores? fuckin' a hikki so boss.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on August 25, 2012, 11:05:47 AM
You know what? You're right. This is awesome and she does look hot.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on August 25, 2012, 11:16:52 AM
I think Travelling will always be one of my fav PVs of hers. shit is so colorful and trippy. yeah man.

宇多田ヒカル - traveling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfc8w6A-f9U#ws)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 25, 2012, 11:22:15 AM
Back when I was just new into J-Pop an online friend of mine had a site where he would post download links to PV's. Colors was one of the first J-Pop PV's I'd seen and fell in love with Hikki since

宇多田ヒカル - COLORS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8EdOtFrc5w#ws)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on August 25, 2012, 10:17:41 PM
No matter what song or PV she releases, First Love will always be my favorite.  :wub:

宇多田ヒカル - First Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q5-4yMi-xg#)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Atreyuxex on August 25, 2012, 11:47:05 PM
^ That's one of my favs too  :grin:.

But this one is my all time fav,because I like feeling sad once in a while.

宇多田ヒカル - FINAL DISTANCE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6Y6CsnFw44#ws)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on August 26, 2012, 12:04:17 AM
I too like some sad Hikki songs from time to time, but I need my dorky Hikki to cheer me up.

宇多田ヒカル - Goodbye Happiness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfpX8lkaSdk#ws)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: tenkei on August 26, 2012, 12:07:08 AM
宇多田ヒカル - SAKURAドロップス (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlwCZm2MQbQ#ws)

another really colorful, pretty PV
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 26, 2012, 12:30:00 AM
What about her Western material? Hard to imagine that This Is The One is 3 years old now at this point. Feels like yesterday.

Utada - Come Back To Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKPA8L5ZpqU#ws)

Exodus was pretty decent too. Some decent tunes on there too like Kremlin Dusk.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on August 26, 2012, 12:32:05 AM
^ Exodus is one of my favorite albums of all time. :twothumbs Solid work from start to finish.

Nice to see Hikki tweeting a lot more lately...even nicer when she does so in English. Is it weird that I'm not too shocked that she never played Kingdom Hearts? :lol:

Right after TOZ wrapped up another Guerrilla Radio session last night the stream went right into this old song:
Utada Hikaru (宇多田 ヒカル)Ft. Foxy Brown Blow My Whistle(explict) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85K99dbStig#)
A hidden gem from the Rush Hour 2 soundtrack; I'd love to see her collaborate with the Neptunes again.

She also mentioned recently that she's been listening to Aaliyah's music lately (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/239317617700114432). I gotta say, it would've been all kinds of awesome to see them working together, but sadly it'll never happen beyond reviving old recordings.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 26, 2012, 12:35:41 AM
And right as I said Kremlin Dusk I looked it up and found this. It didn't even occur to me that she would have done live performances of it. :o

Utada Hikaru - Kremlin Dusk & You Make Me Want To Be A Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFb6WfID3s8#ws)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: akaiseigo on August 26, 2012, 10:48:48 AM
Help!
I want to know what Hikki's album/single which she sang U2's With or Without You and Greenday's Boulevard of Broken Dreams? :?
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on August 26, 2012, 11:00:11 AM
Not sure if it was from a single, rather just a performance for Youtube or something.

Didn't find this anywhere so I decided to upload it myself. One of my fav Hikki moments, where she fangirls over Rika Ishikawa. One of the best selling music artist of all time but at the end of it all....she's just like us.

Utada Hikaru fangirls over Rika Ishikawa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4eW8UMvEsU#)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: muppet on August 26, 2012, 01:41:46 PM
That was a nice clip, would love to see Hiki post in Rika's threads in JPH!P sometimes!!

But really, reviewing the last two pages..........Utada Hikaru is such an extremely talented artist. I have many of her CD's, but haven't spent much time lately listening to her music. Those songs bring back the initial absolute respect I had for her as I first found out about her, and started following her music. So much depth in her repetoire of titles.

 :bow:   Respect!!!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Guchi_Jnr on August 26, 2012, 02:01:05 PM
宇多田ヒカル - Wait & See ~リスク~ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpcHPVpjBCM#)

Just love her look in this PV.  :inlove:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on October 14, 2012, 02:43:28 PM
Utada decides to show off her geeky side by getting Evangelion painted nails

On her left hand... (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/257458995701362688)

...and her right. (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/257460616300748801)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: spec8 on November 16, 2012, 04:19:17 PM
宇多田ヒカル - 桜流し (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWLGEU5cfd8#ws)

Is this a new Utada song? I don't think I've heard it before but maybe it skipped my radar.

Edit:
It seems it is, in fact, a new song: http://www.mtvjapan.com/onair/program/3252 (http://www.mtvjapan.com/onair/program/3252)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: xerony on November 16, 2012, 08:02:45 PM
many thanks for that link spec!  :jphip:

The video doesn't seem like any of her previous PV's
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on November 16, 2012, 09:57:29 PM
Quickly watch/listen to it, we only have three days to enjoy it!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on November 17, 2012, 12:02:49 AM
Yay, Hikki's back!! (I hope.)  :twothumbs

Somehow listening to this song and watching the PV it reminds me of Deep River, yet still completely different from what she has released before.

Too bad I can't download the song on the US iTunes store right now.  :(
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on November 17, 2012, 05:21:10 AM
I can't believe it's already been two years since she went on her break!

Her voice is still as beautiful as ever. The song is definitely typical Hikki, which is a very good thing. :wub:

The video is very eerie and trippy, especially with such simple usage of such simple footage.

I'm gonna hold off on celebrating until we know for sure she's back full time, but for now it's great to see that she hasn't given up on music or lost her touch!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on November 17, 2012, 11:36:55 AM
English translation of the lyrics here (http://www.sakuranagashi.jp/top_e.php). Turns out the song is also the theme for the new Evangelion movie.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on November 18, 2012, 04:13:03 AM
Sadly, it seems like this was a one-time thing.

Quote
The last time Hikki announced a new song was “Goodbye Happiness” back in November of 2010. She’s currently on hiatus, but the film staff’s ardent offer and her love for ‘Evangelion’ moved her to write the new song. According to the record company, Hikki will not be resuming her activities, but this is just a one-time release.

http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/11/utada-hikaru-provides-the-theme-song-for-new-evangelion-movie/ (http://www.tokyohive.com/2012/11/utada-hikaru-provides-the-theme-song-for-new-evangelion-movie/)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: spec8 on November 22, 2012, 08:49:06 PM
Paul Carter plays "Sakura Nagashi" (桜流し) | Utada Hikaru | Piano version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQPdzHVakyM#ws)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on December 09, 2012, 11:10:40 PM
From Hikki's twitter account:

Quote
Dec 9th marked the 14th year anniversary of my debut! I am so grateful to everyone, to everything. Right now, I am very happy to be alive.

Here's to another 14 years.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on December 09, 2012, 11:17:28 PM
Celebrating the 14th Anniversary of her debut, here's her 1st single:

宇多田ヒカル - Automatic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_QVB4Qdh6o#)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on December 09, 2012, 11:25:10 PM
Also:

Quote
Sakura Nagashi is now available on iTunes in the UK, France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and probably more countries, but I will have to check...

Purchasing my copy now.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Hart on December 09, 2012, 11:45:16 PM
Quote
Update: Sakura Nagashi is available on US iTunes also!

Buying my copy right now. Will buy the physical copy once its on sale later this month.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on January 16, 2013, 07:17:51 PM
New links added for the collection of radio shows on p.32.
http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=2196.msg844466#msg844466 (http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=2196.msg844466#msg844466)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: muppet on January 19, 2013, 04:25:49 AM
Utada san, お誕生日おめでとうございます!!!!

A lot of us are addicted to you!!!!
(chiki chiki uhh)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip14453.jpg)

Hoping that Hikaru Utada,
one of the great voices of the pop music world, enjoys 
celebrating her birthday today, and may the upcoming year
bring her much joy and happiness!!!


宇多田ヒカル - Addicted To You (UP-IN-HEAVEN MIX) {Uploaded on 7 Nov 2010 by hikki} (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_In-3UlkEk)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Atreyuxex on January 19, 2013, 06:11:45 AM
^Oh my gosh  :O no way. What is with today? Utada,Rika,and my tiny Reina Tanka all have the same bday.

Happy bday ,Utada ! Hope you have a wonderful bday and keep on making awsome music for all  :heart:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on January 19, 2013, 11:49:29 AM
Happy Birthday Hikki!! Hope she has an awesome day!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: partidogg on February 01, 2013, 04:27:00 PM
Utada will always be a classic in J-pop for me. She was amazing back then and still amazing now.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: nazokage on February 06, 2013, 07:38:00 AM
She is and will always be my Favorite Artist, I have all of her Music including all of there Rare stuff Like the Boulevard of Broken Dreams 3 track (if i remember correctly??) CD, i noticed that someone posted on the Previous page that they wanted the Boulevard of broken dreams song do you still want it?
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: nazokage on February 06, 2013, 07:39:54 AM
In terms of first song i ever listened to by her i really cant remember most likely Sakura drops or Automatic whichever came first.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ShiroiChanUK on March 18, 2013, 10:09:37 AM
Some lucky fan met her on London Underground recently, so jealous :lol:
(http://media.tumblr.com/bde6f6e2b058388dd0bebb47c3520d5e/tumblr_inline_mjkko7CQyk1qz4rgp.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on March 23, 2013, 12:45:11 AM
DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK...because it is and it isn't. :P

Hikaru Utada will return to the entertainment business after three years away — not as a singer, but as a radio personality. She announced on Friday that she will begin hosting a monthly radio program called Kuma Power Hour with Utada Hikaru on the InterFM station on April 16. The program will run on the third Tuesday of every month in Tokyo and Yokohama's Kanto region.
https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/314875340071788545 (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/314875340071788545)
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com.au/interest/2013-03-21/hikaru-utada-returns-as-radio-personality (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com.au/interest/2013-03-21/hikaru-utada-returns-as-radio-personality)

Not quite the musical return I've hoped for, but it's better than nothing. :twothumbs
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on August 22, 2013, 07:03:33 AM
HOLY SHIT. :shocked Hikki's mom found dead in a possible suicide...

http://www.nikkansports.com/entertainment/news/f-et-tp0-20130822-1177052.html (http://www.nikkansports.com/entertainment/news/f-et-tp0-20130822-1177052.html)
http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2013/08/22/hikaru-utadas-mother-found-dead-in-shinjuku-suicide-suspected/ (http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2013/08/22/hikaru-utadas-mother-found-dead-in-shinjuku-suicide-suspected/)

The mother of singer Hikaru Utada died early Thursday morning in Shinjuku Ward in what police are ruling a suicide, reports Nikkan Sports (Aug. 22).

At around 7:00 a.m., the body of Keiko Fuji, whose real name is Junko Utada, was found on the street below the 28-story Atlas Tower apartment building in Nishi Shinjuku. Fuji, who is believed to have leaped from the building, was confirmed dead at a nearby hospital. She was 62.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: muppet on August 22, 2013, 12:33:39 PM
^ Extremely sad news- our thoughts are with Keiko Fuji san's family and friends at this tragic time.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on August 22, 2013, 10:07:58 PM
Another article - http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2013/08/enka-singer-fuji-keiko-passes-away (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2013/08/enka-singer-fuji-keiko-passes-away)


R.I.P. Mrs. Utada.
:prayers:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on August 26, 2013, 05:48:42 AM
Nothing but well wishes for Utada and her family.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on August 28, 2013, 04:38:02 AM
Hikaru Utada makes first public statement after news of mother’s suicide (http://japandailypress.com/hikaru-utada-makes-first-public-statement-after-news-of-mothers-suicide-2634641/?fb_action_ids=10151806432998291&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210151806432998291%22%3A426089687508123%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210151806432998291%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tanuki on September 20, 2013, 08:11:25 AM
I'm very sad of the news about Hikki's mother. When I read the news about Hikru's mother's death I did send a tweet to her immediately after I got the news telling her to "try to be strong through this very difficult time."  I saw a video that I cannot find anymore of Hikki leaving the memorial service in the same vehicle as her mother's coffin was in and it just broke my heart that she has to go through this. 
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: kuro_808 on January 18, 2014, 05:37:03 PM
Happy Birthday!!!!!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: ~Dan~ on January 18, 2014, 09:07:28 PM
Happy Birthday Hikki!

And I hope this year is a happier year for her than the previous one.

And make some more music plz.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Atreyuxex on January 20, 2014, 06:52:04 AM
Happy belated b-day!

Seriously hope and wish you the best for this year.

may all your wishes and dreams come true  :love:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Scatterbrain on January 21, 2014, 04:59:52 AM
Maybe she will never see this, but I hope Hikki has the greatest year of all :)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on February 02, 2014, 12:36:59 AM
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Utada Hikaru updates Twitter after a month of absence
January 30, 2014 @ 11:38 pm

Singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru, who was absent from her schedule radio program "KUMA POWER HOUR with Utada Hikaru" (Inter FM) due to health reasons, updated her fans through Twitter on January 30.

After a month of silence on her social media account, she updated fans with a tweet that read, "The street said Hi so I said Hi back", with a picture of her hand.

Since this didn't give any  indication of her current state of health, her worried followers showered her with questions like "How is your health? Please take care" and "It's been a while since you posted something on instagram. Are you doing well?"
LINKS
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/01/utada-hikaru-updates-twitter-after-a-month-of-absence (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/01/utada-hikaru-updates-twitter-after-a-month-of-absence)
- http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/video/2033519/ (http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/video/2033519/)
- https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/428682676825227264 (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/428682676825227264)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Y70 on February 03, 2014, 11:53:29 AM
Round 2:

http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20140203/mar14020317210001-n1.html (http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20140203/mar14020317210001-n1.html)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on February 03, 2014, 08:05:39 PM
^ Yup, she's getting married to some Italian guy.

http://www.jpopasia.com/news/utada-hikaru-engaged-to-be-married::15603.html (http://www.jpopasia.com/news/utada-hikaru-engaged-to-be-married::15603.html)
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Through a message on her official website this morning, Utada Hikaru announced that she is engaged to be married.

Hikaru revealed that she is in a relationship with a non-celebrity, Italian man. The singer implored people to respect the pair's privacy, especially considering his non-celebrity status.

Hikaru was originally going to quietly get married without alerting the public. However, because rumors had begun surfacing, she decided to go public with her engagement.

"Thank you for your warm support. I'm sorry to make you worry about me so much. He is a well-loved man with many friends and a large, cheerful family. I'm at a good age, so it would bring me happiness if you watched over me quietly," the singer wrote.

With the death of her mother still fresh in her mind, Hikaru was going to put off getting married as she continued to grieve. However, thinking about how happy her mother was when they last spoke made her reconsider her own happiness.

"I believe my mother is supporting me, so I decided to get married as planned," she said.
Congrats, Hikki! I hope this goes better than your first marriage!



And now something for her fans: First Love is getting a 15th anniversary re-release next month!
http://www.jpopasia.com/news/new-utada-hikaru-music-to-be-released-through-first-love-re-release-album::15295.html (http://www.jpopasia.com/news/new-utada-hikaru-music-to-be-released-through-first-love-re-release-album::15295.html)

I hope it gets an official international/American release, because fuck Japanese prices. I wanna get my hands on those instrumentals!

Also here's a leaked unreleased track from her Cubic U days:
♪ Cubic U / Here And There And Back Again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYNiKf500-I#)
I'm digging the song's mellow groovy vibe, though it's kind of both a gift and a curse, sounding good but doesn't stand out from the glut of R&B tracks from that era (probably because it sounds like it uses [noembed]a popular Isley Brothers sample/interpolation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd2sOqbIcaM)[/noembed]). Still, interesting to hear a young, raw Hikki before she blew up.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on February 20, 2014, 07:08:16 AM
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Utada Hikaru talks about her husband-to-be on her radio program
February 19, 2014

On February 18, singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru (31), who revealed earlier this month that she would marry an Italian man (23), announced on her Inter FM program in her natural voice that "I will be getting married."

She thanked everyone with, "I was happy to hear the well wishes from everyone," and explained disinterestedly that, "I did not deliberately choose an international marriage.  Rather, it happened unexpectedly not to be a Japanese person who I became acquainted with, and who matches me amazingly... His family even talks dirty jokes with me. They are very lively, but also delicate which is same as Japanese people."

Her husband-to-be is a bartender at a high-end hotel in London, England and she met him last year through a friend.  The couple plans to hold their ceremony in the southern Italian city of Fasano on May 23.


Source: Sanspo (http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20140219/mar14021905020002-n1.html)
LINKS
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/02/utada-hikaru-talks-about-her-husband-to-be-on-her-radio-program (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/02/utada-hikaru-talks-about-her-husband-to-be-on-her-radio-program)
- http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20140219/mar14021905020002-n1.html (http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20140219/mar14021905020002-n1.html)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: r31ya on February 24, 2014, 09:49:14 AM

Congrats, Hikki! I hope this goes better than your first marriage!


but marrying a much younger italian guy? gaijin factor? well all we can do is hope for the best.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on March 15, 2014, 05:45:51 AM
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Utada Hikaru to end her radio program
March 12, 2014 @ 5:29 am

Utada Hikaru will be putting an end to her radio program 'KUMA POWER HOUR with Utada Hikaru' after the upcoming March 18th broadcast.

This was announced via InterFM and Utada Hikaru's official websites. The message, "Thank you for listening during this past year," has been posted on both sites.

'KUMA POWER HOUR with Utada Hikaru' is Utada's regular radio program that started in April of 2013. This was her first regular radio program since 'Utada Hikaru no Tres Bien Bohemian' ended in 2000. After the program started broadcasting, Utada previously tweeted, "It will be my first radio program in 13 years. I wonder if I will be okay..."


Source: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/111825)
LINKS
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/03/utada-hikaru-to-end-her-radio-program (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/03/utada-hikaru-to-end-her-radio-program)
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/111825 (http://natalie.mu/music/news/111825)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on May 26, 2014, 10:35:19 AM
As of May 24th Hikaru is officially married again!
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip23959.jpg)

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[2014/05/24] Hey, I got married!
Hey, I got married!

Thank you, to everyone.
http://www.utadahikaru.jp/from-hikki/ex/ (http://www.utadahikaru.jp/from-hikki/ex/)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on May 26, 2014, 04:32:06 PM
^
Following up:

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Utada Hikaru holds her wedding ceremony in Italy
May 23, 2014

Singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru (31) and Italian bartender Francesco Calliano (23) held their wedding ceremony in Polignano a Mare, Southern Italy on May 23.

Utada wore a simple, full-length white dress with laced sleeves. It was a tightly-guarded wedding with about 7-8 bodyguards to prevent pictures from being taken. Among the chaos, the couple stepped out of the church in smiles.

About 300 spectators flocked to the church to get a glimpse of the "Japanese pop star & young Italian man". Utada arrived 15 minutes after the groom in a black Mercedes with tinted windows. One after another, cheers of celebration came from the locals.

Utada was surrounded by 7-8 bodyguards dressed in black, completely blocking her appearance from the people who came to see her. In order to protect the bride, the bodyguards each held up paper umbrellas. Those who were invited to the ceremony were even notified in advance that photography was forbidden.

A reception followed the ceremony in the groom's hometown, Fasano.

Congratulations!


Sources: Daily Sports, Sponichi
LINKS
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/05/utada-hikaru-holds-her-wedding-ceremony-in-italy (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/05/utada-hikaru-holds-her-wedding-ceremony-in-italy)
- http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/gossip/2014/05/23/0006986366.shtml (http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/gossip/2014/05/23/0006986366.shtml)
- http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/gossip/2014/05/23/0006986784.shtml (http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/gossip/2014/05/23/0006986784.shtml)
- http://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment/news/2014/05/23/kiji/K20140523008218710.html (http://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment/news/2014/05/23/kiji/K20140523008218710.html)

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on October 21, 2014, 07:56:00 PM
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Cover album of Utada Hikaru to be released in December
October 21, 2014

(http://picroda.jphip.com/misc/jphip07634.jpg)

To commemorate her 15th anniversary, a cover album of Utada Hikaru, titled "Utada Hikaru no Uta", will be released on December 9.

The covered songs album is part 2 of Utada's releases for her 15th anniversary. Back in March, she released "First Love -15th Anniversary Edition-" which included a remastered edition of her 1st album "First Love". For the upcoming album, a handful of big names as well as young artists will be covering her numbers. The line up will be revealed at a later date.

Those who pre-order the album will be able to enter a lottery to participate in an album listening party which will be held from mid-November to early-December nationwide.

To coincide the announcement, a special website has been launched for the album. The portrait of Utada that is featured on the website was illustrated by graphic designer Carolin Loebbert. It's said that works by artists from various fields will be revealed on the website.


Source & Image: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/129177)
LINKS
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/10/cover-album-of-utada-hikaru-to-be-released-in-december (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/10/cover-album-of-utada-hikaru-to-be-released-in-december)
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/129177 (http://natalie.mu/music/news/129177)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on November 12, 2014, 02:44:50 AM
^
Related to the above.

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Artists Announced For Utada Hikaru Tribute Album

As previously reported, a Utada Hikaru tribute album titled “Utada Hikaru no Uta” is set to be released on December 9, the 16th anniversary of her debut. The list of artists on the album has now been revealed. She chose a group of artists who are singer-songwriters who make very personal music.


Artists on the album:

AI
Inoue Yosui
Ohashi Trio
Okamura Yasuyuki
Kato Miliyah
KIRINJI
Shiina Ringo
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Peabo Bryson
tofubeats with BONNIE PINK
Hanaregumi
Ayumi Hamasaki
Yoshii Kazuya
LOVE PSYCHEDELICO

 
The songs they will perform will be released at a later date. It is said though that Ayumi Hamasaki was initially approached to do one song (it was thought at first that she wouldn’t want to participate at all) but said that she had another in mind. The song Ayu is doing has been described as a “really well known Hikki song that had a separate single cut.” On this Utada song, Ayu will be using her voice in a way that she doesn’t normally do on her own songs.

On the same day, high resolution sound 24bit / 96kHz versions of Utada’s best albums “Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL. 1 & 2″ will be released in the USB format.
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/newrelease/artists-announced-for-utada-hikaru-tribute-album/12979/ (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/newrelease/artists-announced-for-utada-hikaru-tribute-album/12979/)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Tuffty on November 22, 2014, 12:34:09 AM
Hikki is famous for her association with the Kingdom Hearts series and recently Tetsuya Nomura (the game director and character artist), drew this of her for the tribute album

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/Tuffty/qxcOQ64_zps14aca50d.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Tuffty/media/qxcOQ64_zps14aca50d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on December 03, 2014, 02:28:21 PM
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Track list for 'Utada Hikaru no Uta' announced
December 3, 2014

The track list for "Utada Hikaru no Uta - 13-kumi no Ongakuka ni Yoru 13 no Kaishaku ni Tsuite-", which will be released on December 9, has been announced.

"Utada Hikaru no Uta" will feature 13 artists covering Utada Hikaru's songs. Inoue Yosui covered "SAKURA Drops", Sheena Ringo "Letters", Okamura Yasuyuki "Automatic", Hamasaki Ayumi "Movin' on without you", Hanaregumi "Flavor Of Life", AI "FINAL DISTANCE", Yoshii Kazuya "Be My Last", LOVE PSYCHEDELICO "Hikari", Kato Miliyah "For You", tofubeats with BONNIE PINK "time will tell", KIRINJI "Keep Tryin'", and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Peabo Bryson "Sanctuary". Out of the 13 songs, the covers of "SAKURA Drops", "Letters", "FINAL DISTANCE", and "Keep Tryin'" are already available for download via iTunes Store. In addition, the album's special website has released official comments by the artists.

Also on the special website is a gallery of various works that different artists created using Utada's songs as the theme. Recently uploaded was a video for Utada's "Beautiful World" done by the 'Evangelion Shin Gekijouban' ('Rebuild of Evangelion') team. Directed by Tsurumaki Kazuya, the video features edited scenes from the 'Evangelion Shin Gekijouban' series.


You can check out the track list and video for "Beautiful World" below.


[Utada Hikaru no Uta - 13-kumi no Ongakuka ni Yoru 13 no Kaishaku ni Tsuite-]

01. SAKURA Drops / Inoue Yosui
02. Letters / Sheena Ringo
03. Automatic / Okamura Yasuyuki
04. Movin' on without you / Hamasaki Ayumi
05. Flavor Of Life / Hanaregumi
06. FINAL DISTANCE / AI
07. Be My Last / Yoshii Kazuya
08. Hikari / LOVE PSYCHEDELICO
09. For You / Kato Miliyah
10. Stay Gold / Ohashi Trio
11. time will tell / tofubeats with BONNIE PINK
12. Keep Tryin' / KIRINJI
13. Sanctuary / Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Peabo Bryson


Source: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/132777)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/12/track-list-for-utada-hikaru-no-uta-announced (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2014/12/track-list-for-utada-hikaru-no-uta-announced)
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/132777 (http://natalie.mu/music/news/132777)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: kuro_808 on January 19, 2015, 02:37:18 AM
Happy Birthday!!!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Atreyuxex on January 19, 2015, 06:36:30 AM
Happy b-day!  :love:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: Saburo on January 19, 2015, 07:40:14 AM
Five years ago this past week I saw Utada perform in a small club (Pipeline Cafe, RIP) here in Honolulu. At the time I joked about scalping the tickets for hundreds of buck$. But damn I'm no hardcore fan but that show was an experience I'll never forget. A thousand-plus crammed in a small place, headlined by a person who could sell dozens of times the number of admissions.

(http://i.imgur.com/sDNk6Yyl.jpg)

Anyway I was reminded of the event in my Timehop feed and sometimes I forget to tingle...
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: alohano on January 19, 2015, 09:43:46 PM
Saburo...I went to the concert as well.  I was completely shocked as to how such a big act could have a concert in such a small venue.  It was awesome...even got a little vid with my cam.

Aloha all!
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on July 03, 2015, 05:30:49 PM
Turns out, she had a bun in the oven!

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Utada Hikaru announces the birth of her baby!
July 2, 2015

Utada Hikaru made an announcement on her official site that she gave birth to a baby boy!

On a post entitled, "Announcement to you fans," she wrote, "Ah, we just had a new addition to our family! It's a very calm baby boy that suckles well and sleeps well."

Utada also revealed that she was working on a new album during her pregnancy. According to her, it will take a little more time until it's finished, but she can't wait to deliver it to her fans.

Congratulations to the couple!

Source: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/152684)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/07/utada-hikaru-announces-the-birth-of-her-baby
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/152684



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Utada Hikaru gives birth, also working on new album!

Utada Hikaru has announced on her official website that she has given birth to a healthy baby boy! Back in 2014 Utada married Francesco Calliano, an Italian bartender. The name of the baby and date of birth was not mentioned in the announcement.

Rumors of new music have been circulating for years with no confirmation of a new single or album, and thankfully those rumors can finally be put to rest. While pregnant Hikki confirmed that she began work on a brand new album! In the announcement Hikki says the album will still take a bit more time to complete, but she’s looking forward to adding the finishing touches and getting it out for everyone. Hikki’s last studio album “This Is The One” was released six years ago, and her last Japanese studio album “HEART STATION” just turned seven years old in March.

Congratulations to the couple!
- http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikaru-gives-birth-also-working-on-new-album/19884/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: muppet on July 05, 2015, 08:56:51 AM
Congratulations
Hikaru & Francesco!

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip38338.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on September 20, 2015, 11:49:24 PM
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Hikaru Utada is working on new music and returning to Japan next summer

Hikaru Utada is working on new music and returning to Japan next summer

“Although Hikaru is suffering from chronic sleep deprivation due to breastfeeding her child, it seems that she has started creating new songs at the end of August.”, reports a music official who is an acquaintance of Hikaru Utada (33).

Hikaru got married to Italian barman F (24) last February and gave birth to a baby boy in June of this year. Currently, the three of them reside in London but it seems that they are moving to Japan in Summer 2016. At the time of his first ever visit to Japan, her son will be one year old.

“Until now, Hikaru hasn’t voted even once. For some time, she has been saying things like ‘I want to try voting just once, too’ and she has changed her certificate of residence from New York to Tokyo for this. However, she did not make it in time for last year’s House of Representatives election. She says that she will ‘absolutely vote’ during next summer’s House of Councillors election.”

Since becoming a mother, Utada’s feelings for her homeland have become stronger. It seems that she is singing Japanese children’s songs to her son and that she bought special material for teaching him Japanese from an early stage on: The DVD of “Manga Nihon Mukashibanashi” (Manga Japanese Folk Tales).

Hikaru has been born and raised in New York. Her father, Teruzane Utada (67) had made her watch the same series so that she would not forget her Japanese at that time.

“‘Manga Nihon Mukashibanashi’ is an unforgettable work for Hikaru because it reminds her of her deceased mother, Keiko Fuji (62 at the time of her death) who lived together with her and her father in New York. I have heard that Teruzane, who went to visit Hikaru and her husband in England this August, gave her the DVD there.”

Maybe Hikaru gets to relive some childhood memories of her beloved mother while watching “Manga Nihon Mukashibanashi” together with her son.


(via Yahoo News (http://zasshi.news.yahoo.co.jp/article?a=20150918-00010004-jisin-ent))
- http://aramajapan.com/news/hikaru-utada-is-working-on-new-music-and-returning-to-japan-next-summer/50400/
- http://zasshi.news.yahoo.co.jp/article?a=20150918-00010004-jisin-ent
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on December 01, 2015, 02:47:27 AM
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Hikaru Utada shares her feelings about being a parent

Singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada (32) updated her Twitter in the morning of December 1, 2015 for the first time in approximately 5 months. In her last tweet which was published in July, she announced the birth of her first son.

Now, she expressed her feelings about having become a mother:

    “I haven’t had to get up at 6:30 am in the morning since dropping out of university 15 years ago.
    There is no weekend, no holiday and no absence due to poor health when it comes to “parent work”.
    I only realized this now that I’m a parent myself… The first “ohayou gozaiKUMA BONJOUR!” since I’ve become a mom (=(エ)=)ノ彡☆”


(via Hikaru Utada’s official Twitter account (https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/671459174316965890))
- http://aramajapan.com/news/hikaru-utada-shares-her-feelings-about-being-a-parent/52681/
- https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/671459174316965890

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: J-Triumf on December 08, 2015, 10:36:38 AM
Looks like Hikki's gonna be back in business in 2016! :w00t:
http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/10924916/

New album possibly releasing in the spring as well?
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on December 08, 2015, 07:14:22 PM
^
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru Rumored to Resume Activities in the Spring (http://aramajapan.com/news/gossip/utada-hikaru-rumored-to-resume-activities-in-the-spring/52930/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/gossip/utada-hikaru-rumored-to-resume-activities-in-the-spring/52930/
- http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20151207-00000253-sph-ent
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: thatonezombie on December 09, 2015, 04:00:34 AM
Color me excited.  :cow: :panic: :thumbup
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on December 11, 2015, 12:56:58 AM
Looks like the wait is going to be longer than originally thought.

AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru’s Father and Website Deny Rumors of Her Comeback (http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikarus-father-and-website-deny-rumors-of-her-comeback/53006/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikarus-father-and-website-deny-rumors-of-her-comeback/53006/
- https://twitter.com/u3music/status/674691774326026241
- http://www.utadahikaru.jp/staff-d/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on January 20, 2016, 02:02:36 PM
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru Officially Confirmed for New Drama Theme (http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikaru-officially-confirmed-for-new-drama-theme/54084/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikaru-officially-confirmed-for-new-drama-theme/54084/
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/173129
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on March 10, 2016, 07:35:29 PM
AramaJapan.com - UTADA HIKARU ANNOUNCES HER OFFICIAL RETURN TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY (http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikaru-announces-her-official-return-to-the-music-industry/55788/)[on 2016.04.04]
- http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikaru-announces-her-official-return-to-the-music-industry/55788/
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/179249



Quote
Utada Hikaru reveals title for 'Toto Neechan' theme song
March 10, 2016

Previously, it was reported that Utada Hikaru will be singing the theme song for the next NHK morning drama 'Toto Neechan'. The title of the theme song has been revealed to be "Hanataba wo Kimi ni".

Hikki will be making her official comeback on April 4 when "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" airs on the first episode of 'Toto Neechan'. That same night, her other new song will be used in NTV's news program 'NEWS ZERO'. The title for this song will be announced soon.

To commemorate Hikki's return, a project called "NEW-TURN Project" has been launched. For this project, her staff and fans will come together to welcome Hikki back. When you tweet with the hashtag "#おかえりHIKKI" ("Welcome Back HIKKI"), purchase related goods, or download her music, sakura will bloom on the project's special website (http://www.utadahikaru.jp/sakura/).

In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a non-profit organization who will donate sakura trees to areas affected by the Tohoku Earthquake. "NEW-TURN Project" is also endorsed by GYAO!, USEN and Daiichi Kosho Company.

Are you looking forward to Hikki's return?


Source & Image: natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/179249)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/03/utada-hikaru-reveals-title-for-toto-neechan-theme-song
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/179249
- http://www.utadahikaru.jp/sakura/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on April 03, 2016, 11:59:10 PM
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru To Release New Singles “Hanataba wo Kimi ni” and “Manatsu no Tooriame” April 15th (http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikaru-to-release-new-singles-hanataba-wo-kimi-ni-and-manatsu-no-tooriame-april-15th/56906/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikaru-to-release-new-singles-hanataba-wo-kimi-ni-and-manatsu-no-tooriame-april-15th/56906/
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/182172
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on April 05, 2016, 03:27:55 AM
Quote
Utada Hikaru's new songs to be digitally released this month
April 4, 2016

Utada Hikaru's new songs "Hanataba wo Kimi ni" and "Manatsu no Tooriame" will be released digitally on April 15.

"Hanataba wo Kimi ni" has been picked up as the opening theme for NHK's morning drama 'Toto Neechan' premiering April 4.  Meanwhile, "Manatsu no Tooriame" will be used as the theme song for NTV's news program 'NEWS ZERO', also starting on April 4.

Stephen Fitzmaurice served as mix engineer for both songs.  The PVs will also be revealed via her official website and GYAO! on April 15.

In addition, Utada Hikaru's new artist photos, taken by Okinawan photographer Ishikawa Ryuichi, have been released. More photos are featured in "Pia MUSIC COMPLEX Vol.4" (April 4 released), including an interview with Ishikawa.


Sources: Utada Hikaru's official website (http://www.utadahikaru.jp/release/index_j.htm), natalie (http://natalie.mu/music/news/182172)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/04/utada-hikarus-new-songs-to-be-digitally-released-this-month
- http://www.utadahikaru.jp/release/index_j.htm
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/182172





AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru Reveals New Song “Manatsu no Tooriame” (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/newrelease/utada-hikaru-reveals-new-song-manatsu-no-tooriame/56938/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/newrelease/utada-hikaru-reveals-new-song-manatsu-no-tooriame/56938/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fidQjwNppLw
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on July 08, 2016, 06:30:53 PM
tokyohive.com - Utada Hikaru's 6th original album to drop in September (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/07/utada-hikarus-6th-original-album-to-drop-in-september)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/07/utada-hikarus-6th-original-album-to-drop-in-september
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/193809



AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru Announces Sixth Album (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/utada-hikaru-announces-sixth-album/60656/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/utada-hikaru-announces-sixth-album/60656/
- http://www.utadahikaru.jp/news/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on August 09, 2016, 01:59:23 AM
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru reveals title, cover and tracklist of her new album, “Fantôme” (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/newrelease/utada-hikaru-reveals-title-cover-and-tracklist-of-her-new-album-fantome/62068/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/newrelease/utada-hikaru-reveals-title-cover-and-tracklist-of-her-new-album-fantome/62068/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on August 30, 2016, 05:43:41 AM
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru on divorce rumors: Money is of least importance in a partner (http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-on-divorce-rumors-money-is-least-important-in-a-partner/63018/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-on-divorce-rumors-money-is-least-important-in-a-partner/63018/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on September 03, 2016, 06:43:09 AM
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru discusses her creative process for new album Fantôme (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/utada-hikaru-discusses-her-creative-process-for-fantome/63307/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/utada-hikaru-discusses-her-creative-process-for-fantome/63307/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on September 04, 2016, 04:41:07 AM
WOW!!! Here's the track list for Fantôme off Wiki: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fant%C3%B4me_(Utada_Hikaru_album)) WITH 8 NEW TRAXXX

1.   "Michi ("Road")"     
2.   "Ore No Kanojo ("My Girlfriend")"     
3.   "Hanataba Wo Kimini ("A Bouquet of Flowers for You")"     
4.   "Nijikan Dake No Vacance ("A Two Hour Vacation")"     
5.   "Ningyo ("Mermaid")"     
6.   "Tomodachi ("Friend")"     
7.   "Manatsu no Tooriame ("Midsummer Showers")"     
8.   "Kouya No Ookami ("Wolf in the Wilderness")"     
9.   "Boukyaku ("Forgotten")"     
10.   "Jinsei Saikou No Hi ("The Best Day of My Life")"     
11.   "Sakura Nagashi ("Flowing Cherry Blossoms")" 
 
A September 28, 2016 RELEASE! and cover! via http://www.utadahikaru.jp/release/index_e.htm
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip47430.jpg)

Lovely! :hip smile:
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: daigong on September 26, 2016, 03:49:39 AM
OH SHIT NEW HIKKKI PV!  :hip smile:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAR-5Ag1xaI

with :tama: fave! Shina Ringo!

I'm really diggin Tomodachi too...a funky folksy kinda song!! NEW ALBUM DROPS THIS WEEK! WHO IS HYPE I appreciate da Cleave MANG!
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip47844.jpg)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip47845.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on October 25, 2016, 04:07:54 PM
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru Is the Least Interesting Thing about “Fantôme” (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/utada-hikaru-is-the-least-interesting-thing-about-fantome/66023/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/utada-hikaru-is-the-least-interesting-thing-about-fantome/66023/
- http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2016/10/23/music/cd-reviews/guests-shine-utadas-return-album/#.WA9ljvorKUm



Sure, this is only one person's opinion/interpretation of it, but still....ouch.
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on November 10, 2016, 02:37:40 AM
TokyoHive.com - Utada Hikaru to host live stream event '30-dai wa Hodo Hodo.' (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/11/utada-hikaru-to-host-live-stream-event-30-dai-wa-hodo-hodo) [December 9 from 9:00 to 9:30 pm JST]
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2016/11/utada-hikaru-to-host-live-stream-event-30-dai-wa-hodo-hodo


EDIT:

AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru to Host Internet Live on December 9th (http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikaru-to-host-internet-live-on-december-9th/66735/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikaru-to-host-internet-live-on-december-9th/66735/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on December 13, 2016, 03:49:50 AM
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru Releases Digest Video of Internet Live “Sanjudai wa Hodohodo” (http://aramajapan.com/news/tvmovie/musicaward-show/utada-hikaru-releases-digest-video-of-internet-live-sanjudai-wa-hodohodo/68101/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/tvmovie/musicaward-show/utada-hikaru-releases-digest-video-of-internet-live-sanjudai-wa-hodohodo/68101/



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_44kEUkJ5u8
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on December 17, 2016, 09:22:54 PM
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru Releases Full Video of Internet Live “Sanjudai wa Hodohodo” (http://aramajapan.com/news/tvmovie/musicaward-show/utada-hikaru-releases-full-video-of-internet-live-sanjudai-wa-hodohodo/68253/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/tvmovie/musicaward-show/utada-hikaru-releases-full-video-of-internet-live-sanjudai-wa-hodohodo/68253/


Watch here - http://www.utadahikaru.jp/hodohodo/

Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on January 20, 2017, 05:58:30 AM
TokyoHive.com - THE BACK HORN to release new single co-produced by Utada Hikaru (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2017/01/the-back-horn-to-release-new-single-co-produced-by-utada-hikaru)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2017/01/the-back-horn-to-release-new-single-co-produced-by-utada-hikaru
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/217100

AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru to be featured in THE BACK HORN’s new single and to release new MV in a matter of hours! (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/newrelease/utada-hikaru-to-be-featured-in-the-back-horns-new-single-and-to-release-new-mv-in-a-matter-of-hours/69766/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/newrelease/utada-hikaru-to-be-featured-in-the-back-horns-new-single-and-to-release-new-mv-in-a-matter-of-hours/69766/
- http://www.thebackhorn.com/news/p/detail/s_id/2/d_c_id/1/id/21477/?platform=hootsuite
- https://twitter.com/hikki_staff/status/821634870636056577




TokyoHive.com - Utada Hikaru drops PV for 'Boukyaku featuring KOHH' (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2017/01/utada-hikaru-drops-pv-for-boukyaku-featuring-kohh)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2017/01/utada-hikaru-drops-pv-for-boukyaku-featuring-kohh
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/217373

AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru and KOHH journey inbetween light and darkness in “Boukyaku” MV (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/musicvideo/utada-hikaru-and-kohh-journey-inbetween-light-and-darkness-in-boukyaku-mv/69790/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/musicvideo/utada-hikaru-and-kohh-journey-inbetween-light-and-darkness-in-boukyaku-mv/69790/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmaeIlqqNCM
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on February 05, 2017, 08:15:42 PM
AramaJapan.com - Hikaru Utada Speaks Out Against Copyright Policy (http://aramajapan.com/news/hikaru-utada-speaks-out-against-copyright-policy/70640/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/hikaru-utada-speaks-out-against-copyright-policy/70640/
- http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170202-00000014-asahi-musi
- https://twitter.com/utadahikaru/status/827795199040450560
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on February 12, 2017, 07:31:58 PM
TokyoHive.com - Utada Hikaru to transfer to Sony label + anticipates new release this year (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2017/02/utada-hikaru-to-transfer-to-sony-label-anticipates-new-release-this-year)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2017/02/utada-hikaru-to-transfer-to-sony-label-anticipates-new-release-this-year
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/220062




AramaJapan.com - Hikaru Utada announces label transfer (http://aramajapan.com/news/hikaru-utada-announces-label-transfer/70840/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/hikaru-utada-announces-label-transfer/70840/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: muppet on June 10, 2017, 07:17:30 AM
Hikaru san and Ringo Shiina

二時間だけのバカンス /
Nijikan Dake no Vacance (Two Hour Vacation)

Album: Fantôme

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip53877.jpg)


宇多田ヒカル - 二時間だけのバカンス featuring 椎名林檎 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPdlfIhzPEo)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: muppet on July 15, 2017, 03:01:43 AM
Vogue

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip54399.jpg)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip54393.jpg)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip54394.png)

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/t/jphip54391.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip54391.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/t/jphip54395.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip54395.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/t/jphip54396.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip54396.jpg)
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/t/jphip54397.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip54397.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/t/jphip54398.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip54398.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/t/jphip54400.jpg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip54400.jpg)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on July 28, 2017, 06:06:34 AM
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru Serves Contemporary Dance in Short “Forevermore” MV (http://aramajapan.com/news/musicvideo/utada-hikaru-forevermore-short-mv/79046/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/musicvideo/utada-hikaru-forevermore-short-mv/79046/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on August 02, 2017, 05:41:23 AM
TokyoHive.com - Utada Hikaru portrays her new song with contemporary dance (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2017/08/utada-hikaru-portrays-her-new-song-with-contemporary-dance)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2017/08/utada-hikaru-portrays-her-new-song-with-contemporary-dance
- http://natalie.mu/music/news/242605



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqVmHx4Y5LY
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: muppet on October 08, 2017, 07:07:45 AM
Hikaru Utada san for Sony
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/t/jphip56104.jpeg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip56104.jpeg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/t/jphip56105.jpeg) (http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip56105.jpeg)

【日本CM】宇多田光在巴士上戴上降噪無線耳機投入純音樂世界 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWKkvJEbWbM)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on December 08, 2017, 07:18:37 AM
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru To Finally Go On Tour Again, New Album in 2018 (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/utada-hikaru-finally-go-tour-new-album-2018/83223/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/utada-hikaru-finally-go-tour-new-album-2018/83223/
- http://www.utadahikaru.jp/news/detail.html?id=489243
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: muppet on December 17, 2017, 01:32:25 AM
From the archives:

(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip57815.jpeg)



宇多田ヒカル - Can You Keep A Secret? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQbQ_nd4fc)
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on January 09, 2018, 07:10:55 AM
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru’s Japanese catalog is finally available on Spotify (http://aramajapan.com/news/music/utada-hikarus-japanese-catalog-finally-available-spotify/84024/) [however it is currently unavailable for Spotify customers living in North America (Canada, United States, and Mexico)]
- http://aramajapan.com/news/music/utada-hikarus-japanese-catalog-finally-available-spotify/84024/
- https://atrl.net/forums/topic/105510-utada-hikarus-entire-discography-now-on-spotify/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on April 07, 2018, 05:51:56 AM
AramaJapan.com - Utada Hikaru Divorces Husband of Nearly 4 Years (http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikaru-divorces-husband-of-nearly-4-years/86989/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/utada-hikaru-divorces-husband-of-nearly-4-years/86989/
- https://www.nikkansports.com/entertainment/news/201804060001013.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMWcbTaItfU
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on April 26, 2018, 03:27:30 AM
TokyoHive.com - Utada Hikaru announce release of 7th original album + tour (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2018/04/utada-hikaru-announce-release-of-7th-original-album-tour)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2018/04/utada-hikaru-announce-release-of-7th-original-album-tour
- https://natalie.mu/music/news/279587


AramaJapan.com - 20th Anniversary Celebrations for Utada Hikaru begins, new studio album “HATSUKOI” & Nationwide Japanese Tour (http://aramajapan.com/news/20th-anniversary-celebrations-of-utada-hikaru-begins-new-studio-album-hatsukoi-nationwide-japanese-tour/87601/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/20th-anniversary-celebrations-of-utada-hikaru-begins-new-studio-album-hatsukoi-nationwide-japanese-tour/87601/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on April 27, 2018, 07:48:38 PM
NextShark.com  Legendary Japanese Popstar Utada Hikaru is Going Back on Tour After 12 Years (https://nextshark.com/utada-hikaru-one-of-japans-most-legendary-pop-stars-announces-first-tour-in-12-years/)
- https://nextshark.com/utada-hikaru-one-of-japans-most-legendary-pop-stars-announces-first-tour-in-12-years/
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on May 15, 2018, 02:18:00 PM
TokyoHive.com - Utada Hikaru's radio program to make a comeback (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2018/05/utada-hikarus-radio-program-to-make-a-comeback)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2018/05/utada-hikarus-radio-program-to-make-a-comeback
- https://natalie.mu/music/news/281978
- https://www.j-wave.co.jp/topics/1805_utada.htm
Title: Re: (Artist) Utada Hikaru
Post by: JFC on May 18, 2018, 04:05:08 PM
TokyoHive.com - Jacket cover and track list for Utada Hikaru's new album revealed (http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2018/05/jacket-cover-and-track-list-for-utada-hikarus-new-album-revealed)
- http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2018/05/jacket-cover-and-track-list-for-utada-hikarus-new-album-revealed
- https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2111452/full/


AramaJapan.com - Cover released for Utada Hikaru’s 7th Japanese album “Hatsukoi” (http://aramajapan.com/news/cover-released-for-utada-hikarus-7th-japanese-album-hatsukoi/88274/)
- http://aramajapan.com/news/cover-released-for-utada-hikarus-7th-japanese-album-hatsukoi/88274/




CD COVER
(http://picroda.jphip.com/japanese/jphip61316.jpg)