Good News for Utada Fans

It’s becoming much easier for Otaku and Japan Freaks (like myself) to get their fix (and it’s all thanks to digital distribution).

In addition to the ability to buy Anime episodes from the iTunes Store (including the recently added Naruto, Bleach, and Death Note), Apple has recently started adding select Japanese artists to their store (at least in the US), and among them is the much beloved Utada Hikaru. So far, the selection of jPop and jRock artists isn’t very large – in fact, the catalogs for the few Japanese artists on iTunes are incomplete. However, this is a much cheaper alternative than importing, which can run approximately $30 per album compared to $10-$15 on iTunes.

If Utada isn’t your thing, Apple also has songs by Hamasaki Ayumi and The Pillows for sale (all iTunes links). But really, what else is there to want when you have Utada?