[Update] Utada Hikaru releases “Hanataba wo Kimi ni” MV

September is already here, and that means this is the month in which Utada Hikaru‘s new album, “Fantôme”, is finally being released!

To make the wait a little bit easier, she has released the MV for one of its singles, “Hanataba wo Kimi ni”, theme song of the Asadora “Toto Nee-chan”. The black and white MV shows a serene Hikki pondering and singing on her house.

Watch the MV on her official site or stream it below!

The full version of the MV will be officially released via iTunes Japan on September 16th.

  • Comments

    • elsupertai

      The video may be simple but it goes along well with the lyrics, which are heartbreaking.

    • Sérgio Moço

      Surprise!! She’s actually doing something, woohoo.
      I don’t remember any MV in recent years putting me on the verge of tears, and this is just the first half of it. So happy to see her again, it really fills me with nostalgia. Hikki represents my first fanboyism and it was put on hold for far too long. This is like a window to the past, both hers and mine. Really hope she decides to stay for a while longer, I missed this part of myself. (sorry for all the cringe guys lol)

      Also, video got some Fiona Apple’s “Across the Universe” feel to it. Sorta.

    • Anny

      It’s so Hikaru-ish: Simple and warm. I wasn’t expecting to see her in a MV anytime soon, so I was very happy to see her in action hahaha. (and I was surprised at how she didn’t age at all, perfect skin as always).
      I’m here hoping to see more MVs like Passion and Goodbye happiness in the future, I love those creative concepts.

    • I’m far from okay. This is simple yet so powerful.. I missed her so much

    • Guest

      I love the clip. The song is boring.

    • Rebecca

      I like the song but it’s not “SINGLE” enough to me, just a nice album track

      • kalia

        it is an album track, it was a digital single before.

        • Rebecca

          yes…usually singles album tracks that are used marketing tools to make you want to buy an album. this just doesn’t seem single worthy to me.

    • L

      People were saying her face has changed but she literally looks the same. Lovely lady.

      • Shou

        Yup, she looks the same! but even if she did look different, it’s been awhile since we’ve seen her like this. She’s older and she’s a mother now, so it would be understandable if she did change! She doesn’t seem the type to resort to fillers

        • hasawa

          But isn’t she only 33? honestly it’s not THAT old to the point of changing your whole face, and everyone knows Asians do age very slowly anyway (lol).

    • I liked it. It goes well with the song. The director for this video also did Prisoner of Love, so I didn’t have very high expectations. lol

      • lovely

        they also did addicted to you which was a location shoot and wait & see though, which made people shit themselves when it came out. pretty diverse lol.

      • Sérgio Moço

        And a load of Ayumi MVs too.

    • Rob Whetzel

      Black and white is so so boring. Especially when the video consists of you just rolling around on the floor. Yawn. Maybe the rest of it will be different

      • synapticflow

        Oh yes, beautiful Utada rolling around on the floor. That’s just a terrible thing to have to watch.