Recently a japanese show aired the first 3 minutes of the new Madoka Magica movie “Rebellion”, where near the end there was a new song. Yuki Kajiura confirmed via an interview, that its ASUKA from FictionJunction singining it! This is sort of a historical moment since its the first song of ASUKA composed by Yuki since 2006, when “everlasting song” single was released
Asuka had previously appeared in Yuki Kajiura live vol#9 (the one that came out on BD/DVD), as well as vol#10, singing everlasting song on both and also See-Saw’s “Uta” in vol#10.
Today there were announced 2 Madoka related releases:
On December 25, 2013 there will be released a BD box contaning all the episodes of the anime series (previously released via 6 volumes of BDs or DVDs).
Title: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica BD Box Release Date: December 25, 2013 Price: ￥26,250 (tax included) Product Code: ANZX-6551 [Pre-order] from CD Japan
On the same date there will be also release a Music Collection containing all 3 anime soundtracks + some newly recorded BGM (by Yuki Kajiura), 2 previously released character songs, as well as Kalafina’s “Magia” and ClariS’s “Connect”.
Title: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Music Collection Release Date: December 25, 2013 Price: ￥3,675 Product Code: SVWC-7980 [Pre-order] from CD Japan
In other news the coverart for Kalafina’s Consolation Special Final BD/DVD is out!
「Live Tour 2013 “Consolation” Special Final」 BD Price: 6300yen [Pre-order] from CD Japan 「Live Tour 2013 “Consolation” Special Final」DVD (Region 2 [Japan, Europe, Middle East, and South Africa only]) Price: 5300yen [Pre-order] from CD Japan
Thanks to elcazador, random and D-chan2510 for the news !
[EDIT] Meanwhile the Front Band Members that Kajiura-san and Kalafina use are going to do their own live on January 25, 2014, at Blue Alleys Japan, WIth Koichi Korenaga on Guitar and Vocal, Takahashi “Jr” Tomoharu on Bass and Harp and Sakurada Hirotaka, Rie Akagi, Konno Hitoshi and Kyoichi Sato on their usual role (keyboard/flute/violin/drums).We are curious as to how this will turn out and what songs they will cover
The official NA Madoka Magica website updated with a list of the theaters and showtimes for the Madoka Magica Rebellion movie in North America (USA, Canada)! You can check them out here. There are a few showtimes for the 2 previous movies as well
Thanks to Kowz
In France, the Rebellion movie will be screened at the Grand REX theater on November 22, 2012. You can check details out here (To find the info select “Les films en salle et à venir” and then “Avant-premiere” and slide till you find the movie’s picture)
Thanks to FxMacCobra
In Australia / New Zealand the movie will be screened on theatres in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth on the 1st and 2nd of February 2014. New Zealand will have at least one screening on the 1st of February 2014 in Auckland. (source: ANN.au). Thanks to Kuguyama.
Today the Kalafina blog updated with the coverarts for the upcoming Kalafina single “Kimi no gin no niwa”! You can see them after clicking below (and clicking “click to enlarge”):
Kalafina – Kimi no Gin no Niwa
SECL-1421 (Reg), SECL-1417 ~ 1418 (LE+DVD), SECL-1419 ~ 1420 (LE+BD), SECL-1422 (AnE) | November 6, 2013
Single (Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Hangyaku no Monogatari ED & Insert)
Limited A: Includes DVD with Kimi no Gin no Niwa PV Price: 1500 Yen [Pre-order] from CD Japan Limited B: Includes BD with Kimi no Gin no Niwa PV Price: 1700 Yen [Pre-order] from CD Japan Regular: CD Only Price: 1300 Yen [Pre-order] from CD Japan Limited Anime: Comes with CD, an anime coverart and a “Precious Memories Magical Girl Madoka ☆ Magika (Kalafina) PR card”. Price: 1500 Yen [Pre-order] from CD Japan
In other news, a Madoka magica nico nico event was announced for October 26, 2013, the night of the movie’s screening.
So far the cast of the new movie and Kalafina are confirmed to appear.
Event title: Public celebration special “Movie “Magical Girl Madoka ☆ Magika Hangyaku no Monogatari”" Date: October 26, 2013, 10pm JST url: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv154596179
Speaking of events, Kajuira -san has announced that she will do a Alleluia single themed Twitter event on October 12, 2013. There will be 2 events in a row with the same content, at 22:00 and 23:00 (you can choose one). Hashtag used will be #KalaAD. You can take a look here for more guidelines (“details”)
Meanwhile, Kajiura-san recently revealed via her blog that alleluia single’s c/w song “dolce” is the ED for the sidestory movie Kara no Kyoukai – extra chorus that’s screened simultaneously with Mirai Fukuin.
thanks to elcazador, yuki.n, Hatouchan for the news!
[EDIT 8/10/2013] misterioso from today’s Kalafina Club (thanks to D-chan2510)
Today aired in Japanese TV after a rebroadcast of the Madoka anime, a new CM for the Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Hangyaku no Monogatari (Rebellion) movie! The CM features at the beginning and the end new musics (by Yuki Kajiura)!.
There’s also an other CM that features sample of Kalafina’s new song mysterioso which is included in the Kimi no Gin no Niwa single and will be insert song of the movie (we will post about it too once its available)