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For all of the fans out there who were waiting for an iTunes release of the brand new remixes of "Hikari" and "Simple & Clean" serving as the theme songs for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, your wish has been granted! "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP will release January 11th 2017 on iTunes.

The EP will contain four tracks remixed by Japanese producer and DJ PUNPEE:

  1. Hikari (Ray Of Hope MIX)
  2. Simple And Clean (Ray of Hope MIX)
  3. Hikari (P's CLUB MIX)
  4. Simple And Clean (P's CLUB MIX)

 

"Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX" EP can be pre-ordered from iTunes Japan

The cover for the EP will be the artwork Kingdom Hearts series director Tetsuya Nomura illustrated as a gift to Utada Hikaru to celebrate the release of her 15th Anniversary Cover Album back in 2014.

Don't forget to watch the final trailer for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue featuring "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" by Utada Hikaru!

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Source: Official Japanese Kingdom Hearts Twitter

 

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Re: Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP releasing January 2017

This is exciting! Kinda makes me feel like these were specifically mixed for KH.
 

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Re: Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP releasing January 2017

They were mixed specifically for Kingdom Hearts. We dropped the ball on an interview a few weeks ago but Nomura confirmed Utada worked with them on it.
 

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Re: Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP releasing January 2017

Nice! Can't wait, I love the remix~
 

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Re: Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP releasing January 2017

Yaaaaayyyyyy. :3

Updated with the actual album cover rather than just the artwork!

Also watch the 30 min livestream celebrating her original debut and return to music tonight/today at 4am PT

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I'm so ready for this. KOHH is gonna be there!
 

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Re: Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP releasing January 2017

Updated with the actual album cover rather than just the artwork!

Also watch the 30 min livestream celebrating her original debut and return to music tonight/today at 4am PT

宇多田ヒカル | サントリー天然水PRESENTS「30代はほどほど。」特設サイト

Is this the news at noon?
 

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Re: Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP releasing January 2017

Only digital release?, I can't find it on Amazon JP.
 

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Re: Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP releasing January 2017

It appears to be that way. Are EPs ever released physically these days?

Japanese artist release singles all the time, let's wait maybe it will be announced before the year ends.
 

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Re: Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP releasing January 2017

Japanese artist release singles all the time, let's wait maybe it will be announced before the year ends.

Mm, but singles and EPs are different.
 

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Re: Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP releasing January 2017

I just watched the 2.8 trailer today and I loved this MIX. I'll definitely be buying.
 

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Re: Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP releasing January 2017

You are right, EPs have more songs than singles, let's wait and see ;P

I meant the treatment of singles vs EPs but you are right about that. But EPs rarely get physical releases these days due to how cheap the are typically. You get more profit from digital sales of EPs than physical.
 

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Re: Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP releasing January 2017

The cover is so beautiful. I want this as a real disc :(
 

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Re: Utada Hikaru's "Hikari (Ray of Hope MIX)" EP releasing January 2017

i'm curoius about the p club mix is it new mix?
 
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