Hulu Japan to Air One-Time Commercial Celebrating Retiring Star Namie Amuro

Courtesy of Billboard Japan
Namie Amuro

With only days left until Japanese superstar Namie Amuro's retirement from music, fans are lamenting the impending loss of one of the most beloved music and fashion icons in J-pop history.

But the "Don't Wanna Cry" singer wants her last day as a celebrity to be filled with smiles, and Hulu Japan is helping her send that message to her fans.

On Sunday (Sept. 16), a 60-second television commercial celebrating the songstress career will be aired just once between 8-9 p.m. on Nippon Television Network channels in five major cities, and on the Ryukyu Broadcasting Corporation channel in Amuro's native Okinawa.

Hulu has been streaming Amuro's documentary, Finally, since Oct. 1, 2017, documenting the year up to her retirement and her record-breaking final concert tour.

The one-time-only commercial will consist of clips of the 40-year-old star smiling and laughing in various scenes of the documentary, set to her song "Do It For Love."


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