Last weekend (May 17 and 18, 2013) Kalafina were invited as Guests of Honor at Chicago’s “Anime Central” (ACen) anime convention, where they performed at Rosemont Theatre on May 17 and held a Kalafina panel and signing (autograph) session on May 18. A number of CPM members gone at the convention and reported back Here’s the setlist:
Yesterday the big concert happened. Yuki Kajiura, Kalafina, FictionJunction, Yuuka, Asuka, and guests Hanae Tomaru, Eri Itou, Yuri Kasahara, Emily Bindiger, Remi Tanaka, the musicians and guest accordionist Sato Yoshiaki and flutist Rie Akagi, filled a 5 hours concert performing 53 songs, most of them previously seen again but performed with awesome vocal combinations! CPM members Kugayama, Hatouchan, yuki.n, meerkat, Kagaribi no Hanabira were there and reported details on which singers sung each song, and more. It was reported that cameras were recording the concert, so we can start praying it comes out on BD
In other news, in this week’s GUNDAM SEED DESTINY HD REMASTER episode (7) was featured a “Re-tracks” ver of “Fields of Hope” by Rie Tanaka (composed by Yuki Kajiura), called Fields of hope ~ReTracks. We’re awaiting to see what will be the coupling song, if it will be released as single, like it happened with Anna ni issho datta no ni and Akatsuki no Kuruma.
Thanks to joel_jman for the fields of hope news!
[EDIT] Here are some Reports made by the forum members that attended the Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol.#10:
Since news has been a little quiet, I thought I’d make a post about something I think many visitors here don’t know about yet – a project to fansub video clips of favorite artists! Currently led by tsubasa, Varete, aki, Equalizer, and arqnohikari, they’ve put out an impressive list of interviews, MC clips, and documentaries that can be seen here! (And at Varete’s youtube channel)
amazon.jp has updated with entry for the Madoka Magica movies Blu-ray Limited Edition set, releasing on July 24, 2013. The release will include 2 BDs, containing the 2 Madoka movies (Hajimari no Monogatari, Eien no Monogatari) which recap the TV anime’s plot & special features. The Original Soundtrack will be included as bonus CD. Kajiura-san has reportedly composed brand new tracks for the movies (such as trasformation scene BGMs) and vocal versions of older Madoka musics (like Decretum’s)!
The BD set will come with a special booklet, and a digipack. The special features include the trailers, commercials, creditless OP, and audio commentary.
Title: Madoka Magica, Hajimari no Monogatari [Part 1], Eien no Monogatari [Part 2] movie Blu-ray set [Limited Edition] Release Date: July 24, 2013 Product Code: ANZX-3131~3 Price: ￥ 11,550
There will be also released Regular Edition Blu-ray set and 2 DVD editions (one for the first, one for the second movie). Regular BD: ANSX-3131~2, DVD1: ANSB-3131, DVD2: ANSB-3132. However these will not include the soundtrack CD. You cna find more info about all at the madoka magica official site.
thanks to random for the news!
Here’s the BD/DVD CM, with a bit of new music in the beginning
thanks to Hatouchan.
Yuki Kajiura has announced that she will hold 2 twitter events for the release of Kalafina’s 4th album “Consolation”. You can find all the info in this dedicated page
The event will take place on March 30, 2013, the first round will start on 22:00 and the second round on 23:00 Japan time. You can participate on any round suits you best, or on both if you can. Note that there will be only Kajiura-san, Kalafina wont participate in the discussion
The rest of the page is practically the “rules” that were the same as the recent the previous event.
In other news, the Kara no Kyoukai official website has updated, and now hosts information on the rescreening of the 8 Kara no Kyoukai movies in 3D. The (new) 9th movie “Mirai Fukuin” is also planned to be screened on theaters sometime in 2013. You can preorder a case with tickets for a) Fukan Fukei movie in 3D + Ticket for the Mirai Fukuin movie. The tickets case will feature a “a special hologram case using “new key visual” on it.
In more other news, there have been spotted on amazon.co.jp and CDJapan a number of reprints of releases of See-Saw, FictionJunction YUUKA as well as a release of the Yuki Kajiura vol #4 “Everlasting Songs” in 1 BD released (remember that it was separately released in 2 DVDs 1 of FJY and 2nd of FJ). All of these will come out on May 8, 2013, 3 days before YK vo#10.
FictionJunction YUUKA – circus [Pre-order] from CD Japan
FictionJunction YUUKA – Akatsuki no Kuruma [Pre-order] from CD Japan
FictionJunction YUUKA – Honoh no Tobira [Pre-order] from CD Japan
FictionJunction YUUKA – Destination [Pre-order] from CD Japan
FictionJunction + FictionJunction YUUKA Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol.#4 PART1&2 Everlasting Songs Tour 2009 [Blu-ray] [Pre-order] from CD Japan