A new CM for Sword Art Online II is out! It features a 15-sec long sample of a new Swordland arrrangement
Furthermore, the Sword Art Online official website has updated (1, 2) with news about what’s to follow.
Firstly, a compilation episode of the GGO arc No. 14.5 called “Debriefing” will air next week. It will also have preview of “Calibur”.
Secondly, the remaining episodes 15 – 24 with cover the Calibur and Mother Rosario parts of the novel. One of the side-stories of Volume 8 is called “Calibur” and its about Kirito’s company searching for the “Excalibur” sword. It is a side story of the ALO arc. Volume 7, “Mother Rosario”, is about Asuna meeting and dueling against a secretive avatar named Zekken for an Original Sword Skill.
Haruka Tomatsu is responsible for the OP theme and LiSA for the ED theme.
The Fate/Stay Night anime will start airing on October 4th, 2014 (at midnight), and its first 2 episodes (Episode 0 and Episode 1) will durate 1 hour each. Episode 0 will air on October 4, while Episode 1 on October 11. See here for simulcast and streaming information.
thanks to elcazador for the news!
Tower Record.jp has updated (1, 2, 3, 4) with the tracklists for the single!! The regular and the 2 Limited Editions have common CD tracklist, while the Anime Edition tracklist is not yet revealed fully.
The events is scheduled for October 5, 2014, 20:00 Japan time.
Event title: Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol. # 11 elemental Tour 2014.4.20@NHK Hall
+ Making of elemental Tour 2014 (Blu-ray video) ~ Lets view it together on twitter! Date/Time:October 5, 2014, 20:00 Japan time, on 22:30 starts the Making-off. * Hashtag: #YKET14 . Send twits to: @FJukatsu [Yuki Kajiura’s accounts: @Fion0806, @FJukatsu ]
Directions: You should press “Play” on 20:00 for the main live discussion, and on 22:00 for the Making of. Yuki Kajiura is also replying to messages written in english, but in japanese. Disclaimer: The event is carried out only by Yuki Kajiura and no vocalist, musician or other staff is involved, and is also unrelated with the recording labels.
Note:* This BD contains a Making of video. However a much longer one (100 hours long) is inside a separate DVD sent to those who send to Flying Dog by mail some application form found inside Yuuka’s and FJ’s Vol#11 Blu-rays. The offer is not available to fans outside Japan so if you want it you need to ask some friend in Japan to help you. Also, they accept flyers till Octomber 31.
Kajiura will probably cover only the “short” version of it.
In other news, 2 new FictionJunction Club Members-only Lives have been announced ! This time there will be 1 live for Kalafina and one for FictionJunction. It is stated that the Kalafina live will be the 7th anniversary of them.
Title: FictionJunction CLUB members only Kalafina 7th Anniversary LIVE 2015 Artist: Kalafina Date: January 23, 2015 (Friday) Doors open/show starts: 18:15 / 19:00 Venue: TSUTAYA O-EAST Arrangement: Standing Tickets: ¥ 5,700 (tax included), separate price for drinks
Title: FictionJunction CLUB Members Only New Year Special LIVE 2015 Date: January 31, 2015 (Saturday) Doors open/show starts: 16:15 / 17:00 Venue: TOYOSU PIT Arrangement: Standing Tickets: ¥ 5,500 (tax included), separate price for drinks Artists: Yuki Kajiura · KAORI · KEIKO · WAKANA · YURIKO KAIDA · HIKARU Musicians: Guitar: Korenaga Koichi, Drums: Sato Kyoichi, Bass: Takahashi “Jr.” Tomoharu, Violin: Hitoshi Konno, Manipulator: Ohira Yoshio
HMV has updated (1, 2) with product pages for 2 new Kalafina sheet music books. Based on the titles of them, we can suspect that each will contain piano solo sheet music for “The Best” Red and Blue albums respectively! Note that the publisher this time is Yamaha and not Shinko. Both will come out on October 25, 2014 (EDIT 10/10/2014: changed release date [source] )
Title: Kalafina – Piano Solo The Best Red Release Date: October 25, 2014 ISBN: 9784636910551 Publisher: Yamaha Music Media Price: ¥2,500 (tax included)
Title: Kalafina – Piano Solo The Best Blue Release Date: October 25, 2014 ISBN: 9784636910568 Publisher: Yamaha Music Media Price: ¥2,500 (tax included)
In other news, it has been announced that Kalafina is invited at next year’s Lisani! Live 5, on Day 2 . Lisani! Live 5 will be held on January 24 and 25, 2015 (weekend) at Nippon Budokan!
Event: Lisani! Live 5 | Day 2 Venue: Nippon Budokan Date: January 24 and 25, 2015 Doors open/show starts: 14:00 / 15:00 (tentative) Artists: Kalafina / KOTOKO / ZAQ / fripSide / Mimori Suzuko / LiSA official website:HERE