Kingdom Hearts III’s Japanese & International OP & ED Themes by Hikaru Utada to be Released on CD

27.October.2018 | MUSIC

Hikaru Utada is set to begin her first nationwide tour of Japan in twelve years on November 6. The singer recently released Face My Fears, the opening theme to the upcoming video game Kingdom Hearts III, which blew up on social media. But details have just been released that the song will be included on a forthcoming CD.


The CD will be released on January 18, 2019 and will contain all the theme songs for the game: the Japanese opening theme Face My Fears and its English version, the Japanese ending theme Chikai and the international ending theme Don’t Think Twice for a total of 4 tracks. Apart from Chikai, this is the first time these songs have been compiled onto a CD which will drop a week before the game’s release on January 25.

Don’t Think Twice is also being made in collaboration with Skrillex. Skrillex has spoken before about being a fan of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. Because of that, he was requested to create a remix of Utada’s song Chikai with whom he already had friendly relations with. However, Skrillex expressed his desire to create a brand new song with Utada rather than a remix, which is what led to this collaboration.

The song is also being produced by music producer Poo Bear who has worked closely with artists like Justin Bieber such as on his song What Do You Mean?

Up until now, the opening songs in Kingdom Hearts have been remixes of the games’ ending themes, making this the first time for a game in the franchise to have different opening and ending theme songs.


This is the first time in almost 11 years since Hikaru Utada has released a CD single, the last being Prisoner Of Love in May 2008. It’s time to relive our childhoods with Hikaru Utada and Kingdom Hearts.