Hikaru Utada involvement in Kingdom Hearts III “undecided”
posted on 10.18.13 at 09:28 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Teruzane apologizes, was "confused" when asked if daughter was involved.

A day after confirming his daughter’s involvement in the theme song for Kingdom Hearts III, Hikaru Utada’s father has taken back his confirmation on Twitter.

“I apologize for what I said,” Teruzane Utada said. “I was little confused when asked whether we would be involved in Kingdom Hearts III. As of now it’s undecided.”

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  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    I think she’s involved, that Square is saving the announcement for another time. Basically, Teruzane spoke before he was supposed to.

    • Anime10121

      Hopefully that’s what it is. I was kinda surprised how he just candidly announced it anyway with how “secretive Square is with the title until months before release.

    • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

      Yeah, it’s just like that FFXV on Roen website.

    • DarthBrian

      This is my theory as well now that you said it aloud. :)

    • EspadaKiller

      Yeap I hope she’s involved. But she’s on hiatus and just sung a song for Eva 3.0 movie recently, so there’s still hope that she will be involved in KH 3.

      They seriously need a new song from her already, instead of using the same songs again and again. Although those songs are really good! :P

    • MrRobbyM

      I thought the same exact thing.

    • DarkLegacy


  • Marcus Vinicius Tito

    of course she will be the singer of KH3. It has been her since the very first game and specially this one, one of the most expecting game from SE, and believe me, it will be a smash!

  • BizarreJelly

    I thought Utada was not returning for any future KH games due to Disney not paying her? Could see them reusing simple and clean once again before paying her for new material lol

    Here’s hoping she is back though, KH isn’t the same without her and a new song would be awesome.

    • EX+

      Maybe a badass electro song that shows Sora evolving from that 13 year-old boy to a 16-17 year-old badass, showing the hardest battles he’s had to overcome, Riku being his rival, Ventus being his example of true strength and well… I ran out of ideas. Lol.

  • bloodiOS

    Oh, come on! Don’t burst those bubbles, man!

    • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~


  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    It seems like it has to happen now. You know, now that its on the internet, fans are expecting this.

    I understand! This is all Hikaru-san’s dad. He is getting his daughter a big pay day while also giving her inspiration to write a new song. You can’t fool me! What a great dad.

    • bloodiOS

      Maybe it’s because I just woke up after dozing off (again) but somewhere along the way, I lost track of whether you’re talking about about Hikki or her father.

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        Her dad of course! but he wasn’t able to see which is their second name, ”Utada”

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I just messed up when I made the post. I changed it to make it clear I was referring to her dad.

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

            No Worries! It’s cool. People make mistakes with Japanese names.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    She’s gonna be back! I’m sure of it!

  • Budgiecat

    Square-Enix: “No you fool! We were saving the surprise for a later date! Like 2018!”

    Hikaru’s Dad: “Oh! Oops! S-sorry…”

    • DarkLegacy

      What if the surprise was 2016? It’ll be probably the release to KH3 since it’s been announced this year but who knows, in the end I could be wrong

      • TheScienceEnthusiast1130


        By the way, the moron known as “KosmoCrisis” has been detected at “IGN US Videos”


        • DarkLegacy

          Did you tell him that you’re interested in buying a PS4?

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            I am interested. But I did NOT tell him YET…

            Edit: I recently posted a comment about it…

            • DarkLegacy

              You should tell him. I am starting to think that he might let you back on PS4 Daily or it depends not

              • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                I doubt it. “KosmoCrisis” has a religious/politically conservative delusion, so it will be almost impossible to convince “KosmoCrisis” to allow me back at “PS4 Daily”.

                But something needs to be done so that I am allowed back into “PS4 Daily”, permanently, without getting banned even when I post a comment…

                • DarkLegacy

                  Well tell him how desperate you are to go back to PS4 Daily and then tell him you won’t make the same mistake again

                  • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                    I posted my apology on “Google+”.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Send me a reply if he lets you or not

  • surakian

    Sounds more like he dropped the ball too soon and Disney/SE said to retract his statement until the proper time. (Also reminds me of the whole FFXV thing with ROEN where they also said it was a misunderstanding lol)

  • EX+

    SE just can’t keep in their info. Lol. We all know she’s in! XD

  • Warboss Aohd

    you BEST do what it takes to get her involved.

  • Elvick

    They can’t not now. People will be furious. Even more so than before if they didn’t have her return.

    I mean, feel free to not have her come back after KH3, but you can’t not have her wrap up the Dark Seeker Saga. It wouldn’t feel right.

  • Matt Friedman

    all i know is that in the end she better be involved lol

  • PrinceHeir

    they’re just saving it for later!

    no need to worry about it ^^

    • DarkLegacy

      Exactly. There more than likely going to reveal it after they’ve finished developing it. What they’ll do is bring out a trailer on 2016 featuring one of her new songs

      • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

        By the way, because of trolls such as “Truthteller”, I am planning to form a group known as “NintenScience”.

        • DarkLegacy

          I hope that I’m on that list. Well who’s on the list?

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            Yes. All of my followers are included. And you are one of my followers, so, yes. The discussion can be both about “NintenScience” and about off-topic “things”.


            • DarkLegacy

              Cool. By the way I noticed you made your account private cause I wasn’t able to get to the comments you sent me. And about NintenScience, have you made a website of it?

              • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                “NintenScience” could either be a “blog” or “discussion board” on an existing website, or a new website.

                Oh, and it is still being in the “development phase”.


                1. “Tumblr” “blog”

                2. “Disqus” on “Tumblr”

                3. “Youtube”

                4. Planned website known as “NintenScience”

                5. “Facebook”

                All of my followers, send your reply to me to notify me which one would be the most “acceptable” option of the “creation” of “NintenScience”!

                “Bryan “bytehead” Price”
                “Michele Lorito-Chase”
                “Romy Beat”
                “A Skylit [S]unjay”
                “The *Official AndreasCY*”
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                “Young Nigga” (DANGER: MAY BE “OFFENSIVE”)
                “Lizzy *#PrettyGang

                • DarkLegacy

                  Just make it a discussion board. By the way if your the moderator on your new website then I’ll be your assistant in deleting comments or banning the users for trolling

                  • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                    When you say “discussion board”, what option number is are you referring to (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)?

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Just make your website with Disqus and that option I think is 2 or 4 right?

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      My original development for “NintenScience” was for “Disqus”, but it is currently facing issues. In the meantime, I am trying to build it on “Google+”, which was NOT initially included in that list I posted.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      So does this mean that Disqus won’t be used for NintenScience? You do know that Disqus is the only account that I use

                    • NintenScience

                      This is “TheScienceEnthusiast1130” using the official “Disqus” account for the community known as “Nintendo/Video Games and Science Force” (“NintenScience”).

                      It will first be on “Google+”. And if I am allowed, I am also planning to extend it to “Twitter”.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      Yeah I know. Now Truthteller and Knowledgeiswhatsup won’t know who you are

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      They could still assume that it is me with an alternate account. And yes, “NintenScience” is my alternate account.

                    • DarkLegacy

                      So this reminds me, since you’ve got an alternate account known as NintenScience, are you going to try and comment on PS4 Daily, Wii U Daily and Xbox One Daily?

                    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                      Not sure.

                      It looks like that they used an “IP ban”, so I may still be blocked.

                    • DarkLegacy


              • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

                Oh, and my profile is private because of “Truthteller” and “Knowledgeiswhatsup”.