August 30th, 2014
The Sword Art Online II website has updated with the details of the 3rd BD/DVD of the series, the Limited Edition of which will include as bonus CD the Original Soundtrack vol.1, composed by Yuki Kajiura! This release will include episode 7 to 9.
The soundtrack so far is mostly disco-like/electronic with some epic tracks and some piano pieces, there is also 1 new REMI track, and 2 swordland arrangements. 2 tracks that appeared in the Extra Edition episode were used again so we expect them to be included.
It has also been confirmed that the anime will have 24 episodes, possibly covering the next arc as well.
Title: Sword Art Online Ⅱ” Volume 3 (BD/DVD)
Release Date: December 12, 2014
Blu-ray Limited Edition: ANZX-11125～11126
DVD Limited Edition: ANZB-11125～11126
Prices: ￥7,800+tax (BD LE), ￥6,800+tax (DVD LE)
Bonuses for LE:
- Jacket illustration drawn by Adachi Shingo
- bonus CD (“Original Soundtrack vol.1“) by Yuki Kajiura
- special booklet (16P)
- Sword Art Offline II ep 3 (short comical animation)
- Character commentary video
- audio commentary
DVD Regular Edition also comes out but without the bonuses.
Product Code: ANSB-11125
August 24th, 2014
amazon.jp has recently updated (1, 2) with the tracklistings for the Hanako to Anne Original Soundtrack 2 and the Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol.#11 elemental Tour 2014 BD !
Furthermore, Kajiura Yuki is now releasing 2 new piano solo sheet music books. One of them released a few days ago, on August 20, and the other will release on September 2014
You get information about the other book on HMV
Title: 梶浦由記作品集 ピアノ・ソロ
Price: ¥2,160 (tax included)
August 6th, 2014
Fans rarely need reminding but just in case, don’t forget that August 6th is Yuki Kajiura’s birthday! Make sure to send her your birthday greetings at her website or to her Twitter!
The forum community at canta-per-me.net has also been working on a little project which has become an annual tradition. It will be uploaded soon so watch this space
[EDIT] Here is the present for you to browse
Download link: Mediafire
Yuki Kajiura has replied to our tweet informing her about the present!
August 1st, 2014
Today CDJapan updated with the 2nd soundtranck for the TV drama Hanako to Anne, Yuki kajiura composes for! (NHK announcement)
Title: Hanako to Anne Original Soundtrack 2
Release Date: September 17, 2014
Product Code: SECL-1576
Price: 3146 Yen [Pre-order] from CD Japan
In other news, Kalafina is invited at TBS channel‘s annual music show Ongaku no Hi! The show will be aired on August 2 from 14:00 to 05:00 of the next day
Invited artists: Aoi Eir, [Alexandros], androp, OKAMOTO’S, Katahira Rina, Kalafina, creep hype, gesu no kiwami otome, Sid, cinema staff, SPICY CHOCOLATE, Sumioka Rina, chay, NIIYAMA Shiori, Rihwa
Moreover, Yuki Kajiura organises a twitter event for the release of Kalafina’s “Red” and “Blue” album on August 3, 2014 21:00 japan time
- Press play button at 21:00 for the Red, at 22:30 for the Blue
- hashtag: # KalRB
- She might use her @FJukatsu account if @Fion0806 reaches the limit.
thanks to wat11 and waihong for the news!
July 27th, 2014
Today there was a Fate/Stay Night event in Japan where more info was revealed about the project’s future
It was announced that the anime that’s set to start airing October 4th, 2014 ( at midnight) will adapt the Unlimited Blade Works arc, and the composer will be Fukasawa Hideyuki (mainly a game composer, previous anime works: Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto (2006), Vividred Operation (2013), The Flowers of Evil (2013))
The OP for the anime will be sang by a new artist named Ayano Mashiro, released under the “Ariola Japan” label, while the ED will be sang by Kalafina (SME)
There was also announced a Fate/Stay Night movie adapting the Heaven’s Feel arc, and a iOS/Android game.
Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works anime PV 3
Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel movie PV
thanks to Hatouchan and Fetucine for the news!