Most of you are familiar with Utada Hikaru (宇多田 ヒカル), born in 1983, New York. Fluent in both English and Japanese, she’s that cute face who caught us J-Pop fans by surprise on 1999 with her Debut album First Love, which is an all-time number one seller in Japan (I love this version). Well, guess what, besides being an incredibly kawaii girl, she’s also a Tetris otaku who wears geek glasses and will humilliate you in a Tetris match (yes video).
Utada Hikaru is, with no doubt, Japan’s most succesful pop star. 3 out of 10 top best-selling albums in Japan are from Hikki as her fans call her. Besides First Love, I’m also a big fan of Flavor of Life (live version), the 2007 best-seller in Japan.
When someone told me that Utada Hikaru probably owned me at Tetris (I’m really good at puzzle games, including on my own one!) I literally rolled on the floor laughing my ass off. Well, a video is worth a thousand words:
Anyway, at the beginning, she says that she’s not used to the controls and losses a few matches. Actually, Tetris rules have constantly evolved since the day Alexey Pajitnov created this masterpiece, so the button layout can get a little messy on the DS version.
超かたい！超かたい！(#%$@! this controls!!)
Well, after losing a couple of rounds Miss Utada finally gets a grip on the controls, and you’ll see that the geek behind the glasses is actually a die-hard Tetris otaku! She ends up with a respectable 26 win – 4 loss streak. よっしゃ～！is what she says after indiscriminately owning guys, gals, kids, and the Nintendo Staff themselves. Check out these two videos  and  if you’re into Utada Hikaru playing Tetris ^^
Seriously though, she is a monster Tetris maniac and fortunately I didn’t get the chance to get humilliated on TV (BTW, if you have Tetris DS let’s share Friend Codes, I love a good Tetris match!). Well, enough geekness, let’s get back to the J-pop star we love!
Did you see that coming? I certainly didn’t. Only in Japan I guess! Anyway, if you enjoyed today’s post, don’t forget to subscribe to our RSS feed, lots of tasty ramen guaranteed! Which Utada Hikaru do you prefer, J-Pop or Otaku?