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Single by Utada Hikaru
from the album Hatsukoi
Language Japanese
Released June 27, 2018 (2018-06-27)
Recorded 2017
Length 4:33
  • Epic
  • Sony Music Japan
Songwriter(s) Utada Hikaru
Producer(s) Utada Hikaru
Utada Hikaru singles chronology
"Face My Fears"

"Chikai" (誓い, lit. "Vow") is a song by Japanese singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru. Along with its English-language counterpart "Don't Think Twice", it serves as the ending theme song to the Square Enix video game, Kingdom Hearts III. "Chikai" first appeared on Utada's seventh Japanese-language studio album, Hatsukoi, and was also included on the setlist of her Laughter In The Dark Tour.

The song and the English version "Don't Think Twice" were released as a B-side of the single "Face My Fears" as a CD single on January 18, 2019, making it her first release on the format in eleven years since her 2008 single "Prisoner of Love". It is also her first release with original English songs since "This Is the One" in 2009.


On September 17, Utada performed "Chikai" live for the first time at Music Station Super FES 2018.

Commercial performance

The song reached No. 8 in the Oricon download chart in the release week, despite the song not being released as a single officially to the date. In Billboard Japan, it peaked at No. 51 in Japan Hot 100 and No. 10 in the Download Songs chart. Internationally, it's the best-selling Utada single to the date. In the iTunes store, it peaked No. 39 in the North American, No. 3 in Chile, No. 7 in Colombia and charted in up to 10 countries.


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