Go Behind-the-Scenes of Hikaru Utada's 'Hanataba Wo Kimini' Track
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Singer Hikaru Utada's new Fantôme album has done very well internationally since its release on September 28. The album is the singer's first release in nearly a decade and includes tracks like "Sakura Nagashi" (the Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo theme song) and "Hanataba Wo Kimini" (the theme song for the Toto Nee-Chan: Fatherly Sister drama). In a new video uploaded to YouTube, Utada will give listeners a behind-the-scenes look of the set of the "Hanataba Wo Kimini" music video. The 360-degree video lets viewers manipulate the camera angle to see Utada singing or the crew filming her.
Utada announced in July 2015 that she was working on a new album overseas while pregnant with her son, who was born in summer 2015. She had married Francesco Calliano, an Italian bartender, in 2014 and dealt with the death of her mother the year before.
Utada has performed theme songs for all three films so far in the new four-part Evangelion film project, as well as the live-action Casshern film, the Hana Yori Dango 2 [Returns] live-action television series, the Freedom video anime series, and the Kingdom Hearts video game series. In addition to her singing career, she played the heroine Pinoko in the 2001-2002 Black Jack net anime series.