J-pop fans get those glow sticks ready and jump on the couch. Japanese songstress Utada Hikaru will have her 2018 concert Laughter in the Dark available for streaming on Netflix. Her first domestic tour in 12 years, the video will document the concert’s final night on December 9, 2018 at Makuhari Messe to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Hikaru’s professional debut. The Blu-Ray/DVD combo will be available in limited quantities and include addition footage and a replica of the concert’s backstage pass. Some stores and outlets will also be offering a lanyard with each purchase. iTunes digital download will include documentary footage plus the concert. Netflix will stream the main concert only.
Utada Hikaru’s 2018 Laughter in the Dark tour will air June 26.
Utada Hikaru is a Japanese-America singer-songwriter who made her break out debut with the success of her first single “First Love” in March 1999, which went on the sell more than 8 million copies making it the best-selling album of all-time in Japan. She has numerous hit singles and full-length albums, and is one of Japan’s top female artists. Utada is best known by international audiences for writing and producing four theme-song contributions to Square Enix and Disney’s collaborative video game series Kingdom Hearts: “Simple and Clean”, “Sanctuary”, “Don’t Think Twice” and “Face My Fears”. Face my Fears and Don’t Think Twice appear in the recently released Kingdom Hearts III.
Utada Hikaru on Spotify