Jpopilicious: Utada Hikaru x Evangelion = Music Video

utadahikarucoverIt’s been awhile since I watched an AMV (anime music video) and it’s been a really long time since I’d listened to Jpop.  Before the Kpop domination, I grew up listening to Jpop of every genre and bought crazy expensive import CDs by Jpop acts like Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro, Crystal Kay, SPEED, D&D, DaPump, Smap, Exile, Mai Kuraki, M-Flo, Do As Infinity, ZARD, MAX, Heartsdales, Orange Range, Every Little Thing, Bonnie Pink, MOVE … okay you readers get my drift, but I digress.  I remember like it was yesterday vacationing in Hong Kong 1999 and I was at a HMV record store, and I picked-up the very first album “First Love” by then 16-year old Utada Hikaru.  I was blown away by that album and played that CD the whole summer on my AIWA CD player.

Recently released is this new music video by Studio Khara and directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki featuring Utada Hikaru’s song “Beautiful World.”  Neon Genesis Evangelion fans will jump for joy at this new video featuring new clips and footage from the “Rebuild of Evangelion” films.  And Trivia Pursuit tidbit, Utada’s song “Beautiful World” was used in the 2007 Evangelion:  1.0 You Are [Not] Alone.

The album “Utada Hikaru No Uta” is kind of a tribute album to her by various artists like Shiina Ringo, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis featuring Peabo Bryson and Ayumi Hamasaki.  I look forward to picking up this CD and yeah, it’s been awhile since I’d listened to Jpop.

Album:  Utada Hikaru No Uta

MSRP:  $26.00USD

Release Date:  December 9th, 2014

Buy the album @ iTunes – Utada Hikaru No Uta.

For news information about this, go to:  Anime News Network – Utada Hikaru.

Here’s a sample music clips from Utada Hikaru No Uta:

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