Hikaru Utada involved in Kingdom Hearts III theme song
posted on 10.17.13 at 07:40 PM EDT by (@salromano)
"Simple and Clean" and "Sanctuary" singer returns for sequel.

Update: Teruzane Utada has taken back his confirmation that his daughter is involved in Kingdom Hearts III.

Original: Hikaru Utada, who did the theme songs “Simple and Clean” / “Hikari” for Kingdom Hearts and “Sanctuary” / “Passion” for Kingdom Hearts II, is involved in the theme song for Kingdom Hearts III.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Hikaru’s father Teruzane confirmed the New York City-born Japanese singer’s role in the anticipated sequel’s theme.

What music of magic will she cook up this time?

Thanks, Aibo.

  • DarthBrian

    OMG YES!!! <3 <3 <3

  • Shady Shita

    That’s just EPIC ♥♥♥

  • Wolf Star

    YES!!! Can’t wait to listen to her new KH3 theme song ^^

  • Revorse

    Utada is gorgeous. And her voice…. Awwwww man it’s like listening to heaven. I can’t wait to here what she cooks up for KH3. Sakura Nagishi was an amazing song and I’m hope KH3 will have something just as beautiful.

    • DarthBrian

      “Like listening to heaven”

      That is an apt description. <3

  • Jesse

    And KH3 gets even better.

  • Martian Wong

    So happy~

  • Awnye

    That’s awesome! I thought there wasn’t even a possibility since so much has been going on in her world lately; especially with the passing of her mother not even 2 months ago.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Heard she was on hiatus. But then again I’m glad! no, I really mean it! Im FUCKING GLAD THAT SHE WILL SING THE KH3 THEME SONG! LOVE HER! <3 <3

  • MrFinalgamer

    this game just keeps getting better and better!
    i do wonder how long this song is going to be since they need to cover like 7 games in the intro

  • Elvick

    YES

  • unknowncast

    “Don’t call it a comeback.”

  • 罪罰

    It wouldn’t be KH if there wasn’t Utada Hikaru song.

  • Invisbin

    My wife is back :)

    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥
      • Invisbin

        FIGHT ME

        • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

          You mean beat you like I’ve done some 8+ times already? (and that’s not including remakes and replays)

          • Invisbin

            Omg I hate you…back to the past I go.

          • KingNigma

            The picture. I like.

            • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

              My creation.

              • KingNigma

                Wow that’s awesome. You’re good.

                • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥
                  • Lolita

                    Wow you’re a really good artist. My biggest problem is trying to draw wrinkles correctly on clothing. It’s especially difficult when I’m thinking of a character in different positions and perspectives. I’m still practicing from time to time though, usually when I’m in the mood to draw lol.

                    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

                      my creation, not my art. I conceptualized it, but others drew it.

                    • Lolita

                      Ah I see. You have a creative mind, that’s for sure.

                    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

                      Arigato. I give extremely detailed descriptions. I think Teala (black girl with teal highlights) was something like 600+ words with about a dozen reference pictures and exact body measurements :P

                  • Budgiecat

                    You’re breaking the laws of simplified Anime by giving them well defined noses

    • 罪罰

      oh no, u ain’t stealin waifus here son

    • EX+

      Lucky. She’s hot.

      • DarkLegacy

        And a great singer with a wonderful voice

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!

  • DarkLegacy

    YES! :D Utada’s a great singer and I’m happy she’s making a song for KH3 and she has a wonderful voice :D

  • DesmaX

    Well, that’s surprising.

    But, I’m happy, though. KH III need a new theme song

  • MrKappa

    Eh? She was born in New York?

    • 罪罰

      Dat english.

    • popo123

      She’s Japanese-American. She started as a singer in the US before debuting in Japan.

      • Budgiecat

        Cool. That means she doesn’t suffer from horrible “Engrisu” disease….

        • popo123

          have you not heard her songs from kingdom hearts?(she also has 2 english albums as utada and a couple other english albums in another name)

  • Solomon_Kano

    HALLELUJAH!

    • bloodiOS

      HELL YEAH!

  • Xaltmas

    YES

    YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!

  • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Panda

    Nice.

  • bloodiOS

    At this point, I’d say that it would not be Kingdom Hearts without Utada Hikaru (-EDIT- and Shimomura Yoko, too. How could I forget?)

    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

      Disagree. They can switch for KH4, but they needed her to finish out the Dark Seeker Trilogy. If they want to go with BoA or Angela Aki for the next one, I’d be okay with that.

      • bloodiOS

        I guess, but I just sorted grew too attached to her being the singer for KH’s theme songs that changing to another would feel very strange.

        • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

          No stranger than not fighting a Xehanort in the game at some point.

          • bloodiOS

            Nah, I’m not sure that I’ll miss someone as disgusting as Xehanort as much as Utada-san.

            By the way, for the record, I didn’t down-vote you or anything.

            • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

              Not worried about it. Ironic though, since I’ve likely spent more money on Hikki than anyone else in this comment section. I’m mean, I’ve imported albums and everything. She is literally my favorite singer.

          • Nice Boat

            We didn’t fight a Xehanort in 358/2 Days. Xemnas was busy being Wakamoto

      • 罪罰

        I dunno man, KH without Utada would be weird.

        • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

          No weirder than not fighting Xehanort.

    • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

      Shimomura* :)

      • bloodiOS

        n sat closely on the left side of m >__>

        • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

          I understand. lol. I think I should stop my grammar nazi skills. :)

          • bloodiOS

            Hey, better you than some jerks, right ;)

            • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

              Sure! ;)

  • Leon_Tekashi

    Oh hell yeah. It’s been a while since we last heard her. She can really sing well. =)

  • $30632660

    All I need is Yoko Shimomura, the repeated remixes of Sanctuary/Passion for the Handheld games got on my nerves so unless KH3 has an actual new song IDGAF.

    • bloodiOS

      I guess original theme song is a privilege preserved for numbered titles.

    • Nice Boat

      Don’t forget Destati! I need an ultimate version that surpasses Dismissed from Birth by Sleep.

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    Utada, I hope you “Stay Gold” in this “Beautiful World” ’cause the fact you’re willing to come back for KH3, (and not Rebuild of Eva surprisingly)

    Truly “This is love” for a such a beloved franchise.

    • bloodiOS

      We got a devotee here!

    • SaveTheDay

      Hopefully it will help us to “Fight The Blues”

  • Warboss Aohd

    dis iz da same one who made da theme songz as 1 an’ 2?

    dis iz good newz.

    • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

      Yes, That’s true. This is the best singer in the world for me.

      • bloodiOS

        Hey, that’s copyright infringement!

        • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

          Okay… :(

          • bloodiOS

            Just yanking your chains a bit, don’t mind it ;)

            • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

              Thank You. Appreciate It.

  • Zackasaur

    OMFG YESSSSS.

  • jujubee88

    Simple and Clean creator!!!

  • kurosan9712

    Hmm, I heard she quit working with Disney and Square Enix after KHII(at least they had to reuse the songs they licensed for BBS and other games that came after it). Quite interesting to see her at it again.
    Her songs are pretty, but I must say they are suited for game only. It’s not something I would get into my Vita to listen on the go.

  • new_tradition

    Simple and Clean is still something I can listen to without it feeling dated, and Passion really was filled with it’s namesake. I enjoyed most of Utada Hikaru’s songs in general, so whatever new material she has for KH3 is welcome by me (plus I’m looking forward to the likely arranged orchestra version ^^)

  • Aldridge517

    Everything is good.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    But of course

  • Blackikun

    i LOOOOOOVE her voice even befor Kingdom Hearts and still my favo artist! I´m really happy that she work on a new song for KH3

  • Anime10121

    Guess who’s back? Back again! Hikki’s back! Tell a friend :D

    • DarkLegacy

      I think everyone already knows the exciting news :D

      • Anime10121

        Oh I know :P It was an Eminem reference!

        • DarkLegacy

          Oh. I pretty much like to hear what song she’ll bring in to KH3 but I’ll wait until day one

    • EX+

      You reminded me of this crusty Kick Butowski commericial. Lol. But yeah, it’s nice to see she’s coming back. She’s also hot.

  • Invisbin

    I swear to Kingdom Hearts if you don’t back off my wife…

  • zakou

    This shows how powerfull gaming is, it brings back vocalists. Hikaru is on Hiatus, she just recently announced that she will return, but has not yet been involved with any music (as far as the media knows).

    But the first thing we hear is a “song for kingdom hearts”

    • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

      She’s done commercials here and there and just recently did Evangelion 3.33’s theme.

  • Lolita

    It’s great to see her back again. So it’s going to be a new song this time for KH3. I’m excited to listen to it when it releases.

  • SaveTheDay

    Finally some great news ! :) Awesome !

  • Zancrow

    YES! She’s awesome. It wouldn’t be the same without her. ;)

  • mackenzy kimberley

    So simple and clean version 3.0 ? :P

  • Charlie

    I drew that picture for my Year 11 art class assignment.

  • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

    *slurps*
    Mmmm…sexy!!!!

  • popo123

    Unfortunately Utada’s father has since updated his twitter stating that he got confused with the question and has now stated that it is still undecided whether Utada will be involved or not with KH3’s theme song.