Hikaru Utada's 1st MV in 6 Years Uses Stop-Motion Animation
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Singer Hikaru Utada released a 30-second preview of her music video for her single "Hanataba o Kimi ni" (Bouquet for You), the artist's first in six years. The video uses stop-motion animation with artwork by Keiko Tsuji.
A music video preview for the track "Manatsu no Tōriame" (Midsummer Shower) is also streaming. Longer version of both videos can be viewed at Utada's website.
Singles for both tracks were released in Japan on April 15. "Hanataba o Kimi ni" is the theme song for the NHK morning drama Toto Nee-chan and "Manatsu no Tōriame" is the theme song for the NTV news program "NEWS ZERO".