Utada Hikaru has announced the release of her 6th original full album, due September 28. As yet untitled, the album will feature 3 previously-released digital singles “Hanataba Wo Kimini” (from NHK drama serial “Toto Nee-Chan: Fatherly Sister”, which hit No. 1 on 107 different charts in and outside of Japan), “Manatsu No Tooriame” (theme song of Nippon Television “NEWS ZERO”) and “Sakura Nagashi” (theme song of Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo). These three songs will be made available on CD for the first time, and all other songs on the album will be newly written works.
Utada’s upcoming release will be her first Japanese album of original work since 2008’s Heart Station.