Ayumi Hamasaki, Shiina Ringo And More To Pay Tribute To Utada Hikaru On 'Utada Hikaru no Uta'

Deep breaths... And...okay. Utada Hikaru, my personal spirit animal, has been away for a minute on hiatus — or rather, about two years since the release of "Sakura Nagashi" for Evangelion —  and the world's been a little less beautiful without her around. Luckily, the music industry seems intent…


Utada Hikaru Releases 'In The Flesh 2010', Reveals 15th Anniversary Edition of 'First Love'

Christmas just came early for Hikki fans. To commemorate the album's 15th anniversary, Bilingual Queen of J-Pop Utada Hikaru will re-release her debut album, First Love — otherwise known as the best-selling album in Japanese music history. According to the press release, the Anniversary Edition —…


Utada Hikaru's "Simple & Clean" Featured in 'Kingdom Hearts III' Teaser Trailer, All Is Right In The World

Excuse me for a moment as I stan the fuck out. Kingdom Hearts — the Playstation franchise responsible for propelling Utada Hikaru into mainstream America's consciousness with her masterpiece of a theme song "Simple & Clean" (Japanese: "光"), as well as her Kingdom Hearts II theme song "Sanctuary"…


Utada Hikaru to Start Radio Show in Japan

Late last year, Utada Hikaru made a surprise return from her now 3-year hiatus from the industry (GUH) with a brand new release: "Sakura Nagashi," the theme song to Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Re-Do. But she made it clear from the get-go: She's not returning to music—yet. That being said, she…


Utada Hikaru Returns (Briefly) with Evangelion Theme Song, "Sakura Nagashi"

Although it's only been two years since Utada Hikaru announced a hiatus from music, her absence from the industry has already been made achingly apparent. Mercifully, out of nowhere, she's returned to us--if only for a brief moment.


Utada Hikaru Exodus

This Is Our Exodus

Note to my readers: This is an essay, not a regular update. A little bit personal (raw), as Lindsay Lohan would say. “Maybe a reason a lot of people like or connect with my stuff is because, on a basic level, as human beings, everyone feels that loneliness as an outsider. May it be at school, at…


Korean Girl Group Girls' Generation Prepares for Global Domination with 'The Boys'

It's been a long time coming (and something that'll make my K-pop Krazy friend Prophet Blog wet himself with delight), but it's time I finally acknowledged the wonder and splendor of the force known as Girls' Generation. Now, I myself am more of a J-Pop connoisseur than K-Pop girl group guru (I go…


Kimberly Caldwell: Desperate Girls and Stupid Boys (Video Premiere and Single Review)

It's been a minute since I last wrote about Kimberly Caldwell. In case you're less than familiar and/or new 'round these parts, Caldwell was the throaty seventh place runner-up of American Idol: Season 2. More importantly, she was (and remains) my favorite American Idol contestant, second only to…


Utada Hikaru to Stream 'WILD LIFE' Concert Worldwide Tomorrow

International superstar Utada Hikaru will be live streaming her first of two highly anticipated WILD LIFE concerts at Yokohama Arena tomorrow, December 8th beginning at 7 P.M. in Japan (5 A.M. EST). This U-Stream will be available for fans to view across the world. (STREAM) Since basically no…


Release of The Week: Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 2

If you happen to be a fan of music that is both (A) amazing and (B) of the highest quality, I strongly suggest purchasing Utada Hikaru's second greatest hits compilation: Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 2. Though the cover art isn't all that interesting (see above), the contents are utterly…


Utada Hikaru Unveils Most Awesomely Hilarious Video of the Year With "Goodbye Happiness"

SIT DOWN, TAKE YOUR HANDS OUT OF YOUR PANTS, AND PAY ATTENTION FOR ONCE IN YOUR DAMN LIFE. I am dying right now. Lit-rally--in tears. Shaking, crying and laughing. I die. Coffin. (WATCH) Today, Utada Hikaru released the video for "Goodbye Happiness," the second single to promote the legendary…


Utada Hikaru Says: 'Don't Buy My English Greatest Hits Album!'

Utada Hikaru has just posted a new message on her Twitter urging her fans not to buy the recently announced English greatest hits album, Utada The Best, stating: The release of "Utada the best" is entirely against my will. I wish that my fans won't have to buy it. There's no new material in it.…