Japanese megastar Utada Hikaru is back with a new album and she has teamed up with several notable artistes and other personalities, including Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts designer Tetsuya Nomura, and the team behind Neon Genesis Evangelion. The official Evangelion website has recently streamed the J-pop legend’s latest music video which features some footage from the Rebuild of Evangelion.
Utada Hikaru sang the ED theme for Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, and the video was directed by Evangelion director Kazuya Tsurumaki himself. The video also promotes Utada Hikaru’s 15th anniversary celebrations, which includes the upcoming “Utada Hikaru no Uta” album which is slated for release this December 9.
For her latest album, Utada Hikaru has also worked with various artists such as Kumamon designer Manabu Mizuno, and the team which was responsible for the Evangelion movies. The album will also feature a collaboration with 13 other musicians, which are Sheena Ringo, Inoue Yosui, Okamura Yasuyuki, Hamasaki Ayumi, Hanaregumi, KIRINJI, tofubeats with BONNIE PINK, Yoshii Kazuya, Kato Miliyah, Ohashi Trio, AI, LOVE PSYCHEDELICO, and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Peabo Bryson.