On December 9th, Universal Music released the 15th anniversary album of Utada debut.
Utada has done several theme songs for the Rebuild of Evagelion series. Utada fan and Director of Rebuild of Evangelion, Kazuya Tsurumaki, directed the video for Utada’s Beautiful World, which included scenes from all three past movies. The videos also include new and unseen footage from the last movie in the series, which has not been released yet.
Her new anniversary cover album Utada no Uta (songs of Utada), features 13 artists from both Japan and the United States.
Some of the artists include Ayumi Hamasaki, Ringo Shiina, LOVE PSYCHEDELICO, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis feat. Peabo Bryson. Eight songs out of the album are already available for streaming on her YouTube channel.