Utada Hikaru's music label confirms involvement on Kingdom Hearts III intro song


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Utada Hikaru's manager and father, Utada Teruzane, has announced through his Twitter account, @u3music, that work on the Kingdom Hearts III intro song has begun! In 2013, Teruzane stated that Utada's involvement was undecided at the time. On December 22nd 2016, a curious fan followed up on this message, receiving a reply from Teruzane later that day.

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Utada made her return to the Kingdom Hearts series earlier this year, collaborating with PUNPEE to create "Hikari/Simple and Clean -Ray of Hope MIX-", included in the opening for Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage-.

 

UPDATE: Utada Teruzane has retracted the confirmation for Kingdom Hearts III, saying that they would like to be involved but aren't sure quite yet. You can find a screenshot of the tweet below. The original tweet confirming their involvement is still available on the U3 Twitter account.

 

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So I was linked to this tweet by a friend. Looks like Utada is doing the KHIII theme!!

 

https://twitter.com/u3music/status/812023467671334912

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I didn't see any recent topics about this, so apologies if this is already well known.

 

OMG xD

 

Between the time of me starting a post about it. And then submitting the post this is already done. That's hilarious.

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I kind of want the song to start on kind of like a dark tone and seem sad but then it turns up and it's about overcoeming difficulties and how they rise above to beat the bad guy

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This just recovered some of my hope in SE about where they are going with the KH series. The recent installments all seemed as if they didnt take them serious. That they are recording a brand new song for KH3 shows how much they care to make this game amazing, unlike 0.2 for example.

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I hope it's brand new! Although I'd take a killer remix of Sanctuary.

 

Honestly, yeah, I'd love a remix of Sanctuary similar to the Ray of Hope MIX. Sanctuary is such a good song, it fits the tone of KH so much better than Simple and Clean and has way better English lyrics imo. The fact that Sanctuary has only been in two games always frustrated me.

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OMG!!!!! KH3 IS GOING TO BE AWESOME! THIS WAS THE ONLY THING MISSING SO I COULD CALL IT THE PROPER SEQUEL!!! It wouldn't be the same without Utada's music

SO DAMN HAPPYYYYYY!!!!

 

:3

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Well, there it is. Can't wait for "Passion. Darkness of Light MIX." in KH3. jk

 

They better be granting whatever Utada wants. If she doesn't want to make an English version of the song then that's it. No Eng version.

 

 

 

Honestly, yeah, I'd love a remix of Sanctuary similar to the Ray of Hope MIX. Sanctuary is such a good song, it fits the tone of KH so much better than Simple and Clean and has way better English lyrics imo. The fact that Sanctuary has only been in two games always frustrated me.

 

Let Rob guess. You are forgetting that Dream Drop Distance exists, right?

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Let Rob guess. You are forgetting that Dream Drop Distance exists, right?

 

Um, no? I don't remember ever hearing Sanctuary in DDD and I can't find anything online that says it was. Where in the game are you referring to?

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I kind of want the song to start on kind of like a dark tone and seem sad but then it turns up and it's about overcoeming difficulties and how they rise above to beat the bad guy

What you said sounds like Davy's new opening.

 

  

I JUST BROKE MY TOILET WITH THE GIANT SHIT I JUST SHAT

  

 

Somebody better give you 10 ply for that then. (Low key rofl because was on toilet reading this)

 

This just recovered some of my hope in SE about where they are going with the KH series. The recent installments all seemed as if they didnt take them serious. That they are recording a brand new song for KH3 shows how much they care to make this game amazing, unlike 0.2 for example.

The remix shows that they were starting to care again because I would have beat money that it was going to be the normal version.

Well, there it is. Can't wait for "Passion. Darkness of Light MIX." in KH3. jk

 

They better be granting whatever Utada wants. If she doesn't want to make an English version of the song then that's it. No Eng version.

 

 

 

 

 

Let Rob guess. You are forgetting that Dream Drop Distance exists, right?

Um, no? I don't remember ever hearing Sanctuary in DDD and I can't find anything online that says it was. Where in the game are you referring to?

He is talking about the credits, but that doesn't count.

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He is talking about the credits, but that doesn't count.

 

Oh, wow, I don't remember that at all. If I did though I would agree with you, totally doesn't count. I thought it was obvious we were all talking about openings.

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AT LAST!! Now this truly IS the next big numbered title of the series. I can't think of any more fitting way to finish of the first saga than with a great new opening single! Can't wait until we get to hear it! I hope it gets a closing/credits version as well like with Simple And Clean and Sanctuary. <3

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Oh my God, this is wonderful news! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Raxaimus!

 

Dang, so Utada's working on a new intro song for Kingdom Hearts III!? Gahh, I'm so excited! I wonder what this means for Kingdom Hearts III's development? Cuz Simple And Clean Ray Of Hope Remix was unveiled to the public in the two most recent 2.8 trailers, and that's because work on the game is almost finished! Could this mean that Kingdom Hearts III could be in a similar spot? Gahhh, I hope so! <3

 

But hey, just the fact that we know Utada will be working on a song for KHIII at all is enough for me, so I'll be eagerly awaiting to hear what's next! :D

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I expect it to be taken back a day later and tell everyone that it's still undecided.

 

For the record, I am excited. Just cautious.

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EXCITE

Oh my God, this is wonderful news! Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Raxaimus!

 

Dang, so Utada's working on a new intro song for Kingdom Hearts III!? Gahh, I'm so excited! I wonder what this means for Kingdom Hearts III's development? Cuz Simple And Clean Ray Of Hope Remix was unveiled to the public in the two most recent 2.8 trailers, and that's because work on the game is almost finished! Could this mean that Kingdom Hearts III could be in a similar spot? Gahhh, I hope so! <3

 

But hey, just the fact that we know Utada will be working on a song for KHIII at all is enough for me, so I'll be eagerly awaiting to hear what's next! :D

 

She's started work on it, i.e composing it. It doesn't mean KH3 is close to completion at all

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I am excited, but I am actually not surprised. I knew something new would be made for KH3 and seeing confirmation only makes me excited that it will become reality.

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I expect it to be taken back a day later and tell everyone that it's still undecided.

For the record, I am excited. Just cautious.

 

Well, you were right. Lol

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