Going head-to-head with Utada

Prize in Nintendo's latest promotional contest is the chance to play Tetris against Japanese pop legend Utada Hikaru.

Pop icon, Utada Hikaru--also known as Utada--has long been associated with video games. In addition to contributing tunes to the Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II sound tracks, her single "Easy Breezy" was used on Japanese television ads for the Nintendo DS. Now, Nintendo is offering fans a chance to challenge the US-born singer to a game of Tetris at a special event to be held on August 12 in Tokyo. The Club Nintendo Web site announced the contest this week; it can be entered by buying a select number of DS games and entering an enclosed serial number on the Club Nintendo Web site. Alternatively, contestants may enter a drawing to win tickets to Utada's UNITED 2006 tour instead. Up to 30 people will be selected for the Tetris event, while 504 pairs of tickets will be given away. It has been known for some time that Utada is an avid Tetris player and has been long featured on Japanese variety shows trouncing other celebrities at the game.

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EmiHinata
EmiHinata

LMAO, I love Hikki, she's so funny. If you read teh translations of her blogs, she plays for hours on end. So funny.

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narutoramen
narutoramen

america sure gets crap compared to japan. their nintendo club, you get to play tetris w/ hikki. let's see what i'm eligible for from nintendo USA... 3 issues of nintendo power. sure beats concert itx or meeting a celebrity!!

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Bizonchik
Bizonchik

I'm not a big fan, but I think she's a good sport for doing this. Kudos to her.

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

On a side note... Pokemon Puzzle *Challenge* was actually pretty decent since it mimiced the original Tetris Attack.

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

Okay... so what about Tetris *Attack*? I know it's younger than the Original Tetris, but it needs it's props, too! Plus, Intelligent Systems needs to make another Panel de Pon (What it's called across the pond) without either making it butt naked (Puzzle League) or putting pokecrap in it (Pokemon Puzzle League).

ffmusicdj
ffmusicdj

Ah! Your kidding Utada Hikaru is a DS player?! WTF? YOU GO Hikey!!

G_W_X
G_W_X

mmmmmmmmm wait did I actually type that?... damn!

Miracle_Air
Miracle_Air

Her music is good... But Tetris is getting old. I compliment Alexi Pajitnov for making the game in the first place but all these reincarnations of the game are getting annoying. Lumines and Meteos are the current greatest puzzle games out there.

CaitSiths4c
CaitSiths4c

Wow... looks, talent and tetris skills. Wrapped up in a cute package! I'm In!

DarkKazul400
DarkKazul400

Ugh, she'll cream anyone of us at Tetris DS. Vids on Youtube.com are proof enough.

poi101
poi101

utada is pretty shweet

Koushin
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Supersonic2000
Supersonic2000

A chance to play Tetris with a beautiful Japanese pop icon? Sign me up.

aoi23
aoi23

I'd love to enter this! But I'd lose in about 4 seconds, I'm awful at Tetris.

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

Koushin I hate Utada...(aka Hikki) BOOOOO! I don't want to play her in any game... Now if it was Koda Kumi...hey hey hey! PS: Utada isn't American and Japanese. She's just confused...She was born in NYC by Japanese (Japanese citizen) parents as her father was working in the music industry in NYC. She is Japanese by citizenship so she is just Japanese. Don't listen to all this other crazy stuff she says or what others say about her... (select an action below) ______________ Report Abuse To Moderator Posted Jun 24, 2006 12:21 am PT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Silence n00b.

Vulpis
Vulpis

I wonder if the players will be cautioned to keep their Tetris match 'Simple and Clean'.. ;-)

glitchgeeman
glitchgeeman

Cool. I'd like to play against her, but I'd probably get my ass kicked. I love her songs though. Jpop FTW!

SnowFarmer
SnowFarmer

Heh, I'd buy a DS and Tetris DS to play a game or two with Hikki... 'Bout the only reason I would buy a DS.

BYS2
BYS2

utada rocks my socks.. lol.. loved her theme songs for both kingdom hearts games

samuelroberts
samuelroberts

I love her songs from Kingdom Hearts, especially "Sanctuary"....man that drives me to tears. And I'm 18! And male! And(though perhaps not relevant) straight! But seriously, she's cool. And hot, I believe. :)

Blu_Moon_Angel
Blu_Moon_Angel

lol i love utada!!! i wish i could enter!!. In her blog she beat the unending tetris mode with 999999, i thin k thats what she said. http://www.hikki.blogspot.com She should not be taken lightly AT ALL. I love her sexy glasses but its bad shes so blind!!! ^_^

thedarkoracle
thedarkoracle

Ha! I've seen her Youtube videos. Bring it, woman, it is so on! :lol: I must say though, those glasses she wears in said videos... *throaty growl*

Double_Zeta
Double_Zeta

I'd love to go to Tokyo and challenge her, but I'd lose anyway.

JBcrazy
JBcrazy

Element... A very sexy New Yorker of Japanese decent. J-Pop and Kingdom Hearts fans worship the ground she walks on.

elementfx
elementfx

I still have no idea who this person is. I guess I'm not very "in touch".

mrgokugf
mrgokugf

dude thats like saying someone born in Australia is british or irish and not australian lol

Koushin
Koushin

I hate Utada...(aka Hikki) BOOOOO! I don't want to play her in any game... Now if it was Koda Kumi...hey hey hey! PS: Utada isn't American and Japanese. She's just confused...She was born in NYC by Japanese (Japanese citizen) parents as her father was working in the music industry in NYC. She is Japanese by citizenship so she is just Japanese. Don't listen to all this other crazy stuff she says or what others say about her...

sinceps1
sinceps1

I wish we had more girls playing games U.S. side, although she is American and Japanese.

sinceps1
sinceps1

lol, so she does play games...

Reetesh
Reetesh

Utada's Songs are soooo cool:D

JBcrazy
JBcrazy

I love Utada... I F(BLEEPIN) LOVE UTADA!!! Sorry... just had to get that out.

Maigoyume
Maigoyume

i want to enter, but i don't live in japan =(

TheGrandMiG
TheGrandMiG

hmmm sounds interesting. i need tetris DS

ZeldaMaster32
ZeldaMaster32

I want to enter, but I don't have Tetris DS. *Goes to corner and cries*

MaChaorules
MaChaorules

japan gets evrything these days cant we get something sigh

BenderUnit22
BenderUnit22

Who would've thought she makes good music AND is a gamer

krr0814
krr0814

ooooooohh i wanna enter this