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Utada Hikaru is Working on the Kingdom Hearts III Theme Song

We’ve learned (via KHInsider) a bit of news that is sure to make any veteran Kingdom Hearts fan squeal with glee – Utada Hikaru is working on the main theme song for Kingdom Hearts III.

The news was confirmed by Utada Teruzane, the father and manager of Hikaru, who confirmed the news over on Twitter:

“We’ll do it. Actually we have already started. Sorry for keeping you waiting. teruzane @ritch_diaz @utadahikaru Still Waiting for a confirma[tion].”

The reason why the wording is a bit hazy in this response is because there was a big mixup a few years ago regarding her involvement.

Hikaru is known for her songs “Simple and Clean” for the original Kingdom Hearts, as well as “Sanctuary” for its sequel, Kingdom Hearts II.

Kingdom Hearts III is set for a release on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Do you want Utada Hikaru to perform the game’s theme song? Sound off in the comments below, and make sure to let Hikaru and Teruzane know you want her singing for the series again!

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31 comments
  1. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    December 22, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    So no more repeats of Simple & Clean and My Sanctuary. :D
    Oh and it better be good.

  2. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    December 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    ‘Bout damn time! I’m sick of hearing Simple & Clean and My Sanctuary and the countless remixes of them.

  3. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    December 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    utada is still a thing?

  4. Ruggarell
    Ruggarell
    December 22, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    That’s all I needed to know. Day one buy.

  5. Nick Greeley
    Nick Greeley
    December 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Yeah, she only went number 1 in multiple countries in September

  6. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    December 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Not really a fan of the new stuff she released this year, but totally looking forward to it nonetheless. Hopefully it’ll be closer to the styles of”Hikari” and “Passion”.

  7. RPG
    RPG
    December 22, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    We all knew it was coming, but it is nice to see it be finally confirmed.
    I look forward to the new intro and theme song accompaniment. It will take me back to being a kid and being excited seeing the brand new introductory scene and song, sanctuary when I got Kingdom Hearts II on release day.

  8. RincewindtheMad
    RincewindtheMad
    December 22, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    QUEEN!

  9. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    December 22, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Can you just imagine if they delayed KH3 because they were waiting for Utada to come back?

  10. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 22, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Uh yeah, she better. Can’t wait to hear it, Simple & Clean and My Sanctuary were great.

  11. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 22, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I’m okay with that.

  12. TerrenceEncore Jones
    TerrenceEncore Jones
    December 22, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    That is a worthy reason to delay.

  13. TerrenceEncore Jones
    TerrenceEncore Jones
    December 22, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Happiness all around!

  14. tccboss
    tccboss
    December 22, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    I just hope it’s good.

  15. tccboss
    tccboss
    December 22, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    I love those songs but I think we’re all ready for some new stuff.

  16. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 23, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Yup, She was on hiatus for like 5 years though. She came back in 2016 I believe.

  17. Grayares Fakcot
    Grayares Fakcot
    December 23, 2016 at 12:41 am

    care to elaborate? i don’t follow the music industry trends

  18. Guin
    Guin
    December 23, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Used goods. I bet she just came back since she got tired of the married life.

  19. Tenabrus
    Tenabrus
    December 23, 2016 at 3:10 am

    wait you mean we won’t be getting a remix of simple and clean or my sanctuary?

    what blasphemy is this :o

  20. Sevuz
    Sevuz
    December 23, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Sounds good to me :D

  21. Dami Fatale
    Dami Fatale
    December 23, 2016 at 8:19 am

    What kind of statement is that? Yuck.

  22. DarkChaplain
    DarkChaplain
    December 23, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I’m so happy about this. Finally a new song rather than silly remixes of Hikari/Simple and Clean.

  23. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 23, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Uh, no. She’s still married and wasn’t married when she went on hiatus. She also had a kid last year.

  24. DarkChaplain
    DarkChaplain
    December 23, 2016 at 11:03 am

    She came back because Disney finally agreed to have her back on Kingdom Hearts. They ditched her over royalties and licensing more than anything, and instead of commissioning something new they just recycled the songs they’d already gotten from her.

  25. DarkChaplain
    DarkChaplain
    December 23, 2016 at 11:04 am

    They could’ve had her before if Disney hadn’t been idiots about it.

  26. John Fartface
    John Fartface
    December 23, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    does she do porn?

  27. Nick Greeley
    Nick Greeley
    December 25, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Sorry didn’t mean to come off as snippy. She took a six-year break and her comeback album sold like hotcakes. Even charted better in the states (top 10) than her English albums ever did

  28. Raydnt
    Raydnt
    January 16, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    wtf

  29. Raydnt
    Raydnt
    January 16, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    ur mom is used goods

  30. Koolkat Henderson
    Koolkat Henderson
    June 15, 2017 at 9:03 am

    She went on hiatus because her mother committed suicide, which took a toll on her. So what if she’s used goods? She makes good music and that’s all that matters. Let her work show her worth, not her age.