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Beautiful World (Utada Hikaru)

Utada Hikaru
Beautiful World
Utada Hikaru
Utada Hikaru
Other Information
Arrangement: Utada Hikaru
Keyboards and Programming: Utada Hikaru
Additional Programming: Tomita Yuzuru and Alexis Smith
All Vocals: Utada Hikaru
Recording: Matsui Atsushi
Mixing: Goetz B. for 365 Artists
Produced by Utada Hikaru, Miyake Akira and Utada Skingg Teruzane

Single Cover
Utada Hikaru
Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica Mix-
  1. Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica Mix-

"Beautiful World" is a song recorded by Utada Hikaru, first released as an A-side on her "Beautiful World / Kiss & Cry" single. The song was used as the theme song for the movie Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, and has been described as an uptempo song with sad lyrics. It debuted on radio stations in Japan on July 23rd, 2007. "Beautiful World" recieved both a double platinum Chaku-Uta and a platinum Chaku-Uta Full certification from RIAJ, and ranked #32 on Recochoku top 100 most downloaded songs of 2007 list.

An arranged version titled "Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica Mix-" was used as Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance and was released digitally on June 27th, 2009.

Music Video

The music video for "Beautiful World" was directed by Anno Hideaki (the director of the Evangelion movie). It solely features clips from the movie, and has no scene featuring Utada or an anime depiction of Utada at all.


There are three known versions of "Beautiful World" to be found in Utada's discography. These include:

Beautiful World
Found on the "Beautiful World / Kiss & Cry" single as track #1 and HEART STATION as track #3.
Beautiful World (Original Karaoke)
Found on the "Beautiful World / Kiss & Cry" single as track #4. This is the standard version except without the main vocals.
Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica Mix-
Found on the "Beautiful World -PLANiTb Acoustica Mix-" digital single. This is an acoustic re-arranged version of the original mix.