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UPDATE 12/22/2016: Utada Teruzane has amended his statement about Utada Hikaru's involvement in KINGDOM HEARTS 3, stating that they are eager to do it but the decision is not official as of yet.

Utada Teruzane, father and manager of Utada Hikaru, has confirmed that Utada is working on the theme song for KINGDOM HEARTS III on Twitter.

 

Back in 2013, Utada's father made a similar statement about her working on the theme for KINGDOM HEARTS III, but quickly went back on the statement.

For years fans have wondered if Utada would be making a return to the franchise since in an interview with JETANNY in 2009, Teruzane Utada said they rejected Disney's offer due to them paying little for the work that was being put into each song made for the KINGDOM HEARTS series.

In 2014, KINGDOM HEARTS series director Tetsuya Nomura illustrated a piece of artwork for Utada in commemoration of her cover album, including a message conveying his internal conflict about wanting to see Utada return to music and create a song for a specific "game". 

Utada Hikaru and Japanese producer and DJ PUNPEE worked on the Ray of Hope MIX versions of "Hikari" and "Simple & Clean" for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, releasing January 2017.

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Re: Utada Teruzane confirms Utada Hikaru's involvement in Kingdom Hearts 3's theme song

Wow. Huge news, even if it was getting more obvious as time went on. This is going to make a lot of people Very happy.
 

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Re: Utada Teruzane confirms Utada Hikaru's involvement in Kingdom Hearts 3's theme song

Utada's dad going back on it in 5 4 3 2
 

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Re: Utada Teruzane confirms Utada Hikaru's involvement in Kingdom Hearts 3's theme song

yes yes yes where that danial bryan meme come on guys get hype
 

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Re: Utada Teruzane confirms Utada Hikaru's involvement in Kingdom Hearts 3's theme song

Wait wait really? Really really? That's amazing news if it really happens!
 

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Re: Utada Teruzane confirms Utada Hikaru's involvement in Kingdom Hearts 3's theme song

Whohooo! Very awesome and nice!
 

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Re: Utada Teruzane confirms Utada Hikaru's involvement in Kingdom Hearts 3's theme song

i wonder what kind of inserpation she will use for kh3?
 

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Re: Utada Teruzane confirms Utada Hikaru's involvement in Kingdom Hearts 3's theme song

Ah great.

I hope it can top the past two opening themes songs.
 

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Re: Utada Teruzane confirms Utada Hikaru's involvement in Kingdom Hearts 3's theme song

I think the inspiration for the new song will be hope. Sora will be saving a bunch of people in KH3. Therefore I'm expecting a positive and upbeat theme
 

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Re: Utada Teruzane confirms Utada Hikaru's involvement in KINGDOM HEARTS 3's theme song

btw y'all I approve of many reaction gifs

But f you want to get a good idea of Utada's current style, go listen to Fantome!
 

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Re: Utada Teruzane confirms Utada Hikaru's involvement in KINGDOM HEARTS 3's theme song

Do you think we will get a new theme that isn't "Hikari" and "Passion"? Inasmuch as I like those themes, I really want a new theme.
 
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