Yuki Kajiura has announced that she composed the music for the TV anime Boku dake ga inai machi (僕だけがいない街 = The Town Where Only I Am Missing) (official site)!! The source manga is written by Taku Kishimoto, The anime is made by noitamina, and A-1 Pictures, and is directed by Tomohiko Itō (Silver spoon, SAO). The anime will start airing on January 7, 2016 on Fuji TV.
According to Yuki, she was already following the manga before she was offered the job (and is totally a fan) and did not hesitate to accept it when Mori-san told her about the offer. She stumbled upon the series while looking for something interesting to read on her Kindle.
Directed by: Tomohiko Itō Written by: Taku Kishimoto Studio: A-1 Pictures Genres: Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural, Tragedy Airing: January 7, 2016 (Fuji TV) Anime official site
Plot intro: Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.
2nd CM with music by YK:
In other news, a short concept movie, said to be linked to the sequel for the Madoka series, was shown at the Madogatari exhibition (SHAFT’s 40th Anniversary exhibit) and Yuki Kajiura scored new music for this concept movie, but it is still unknown if it will be screened elsewhere.
Kalafina announced that they will visit Mexico City for a live concert! The concert will be titled Kalafina LIVE 2016 “far on the water” in Mexico and will take place on February 20, 2016 at El Plaza Condesa (Mexico City)!
Title: Kalafina LIVE 2016 “far on the water” in Mexico Date: February 20, 2016 Venue: El Plaza Condesa, Mexico City
More details will be announced later on.
In other news the coverart for the Kalafina Live album is out!
Kalafina announced via their blog that they are going to release a limited edition Live Album containing audio recording of their last year’s 「Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2014」 concert on November 1, 2014 at Tokyo International Forum Hall A. Here’s the setlist:
The Live Album will be titled 「Kalafina 8th Anniversary Special products The Live Album「Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2014」 at 東京国際フォーラム ホールA 」 and will have 2 CDs. It will be a Limited Edition with High-Resolution audio, and will be available until supplies last.
Note that there was strings quartet in this live and were performed acoustic versions of seventh heaven and snow falling
Title: 「Kalafina 8th Anniversary Special products The Live Album「Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2014」 at Tokyo International Forum Hall A 」[Limited Edition] Release Date: January 20, 2016 Product Code: SECL1833～1834 Price: ￥3,400 (tax included) (Preorder, from CD Japan)
Yuki Kajiura announced that she is featured in a magazine called Eureka and the subtitle will be Yuki Kajiura: Poetics of Fiction making (click for contents). In that magazine there is a long Kajiura interview, a Kalafina one as well as opinions of numerous music specialists about Yuki Kajiura’s music. The book covers all of Yuki Kajiura’s career and her See-Saw times.
1) long interview with kajiura (interviewer Ida Kazushi)
2) hanging gardens of voice and poem
3) mail interview with Kalafina (interviewer Ida Kazushi)
4) music as scripture
5) Kajiura linguistic problems
6) anaphora called “soundtrack”
7) the story starts sounding
Title: Eureka – Yuki Kajiura: Poetics of Fiction making Release Date: October 26, 2015 ISBN: ISBN978-4-7917-0297-8 Price: 1,300Yen＋tax (amazon.jp, CDJapan) Publisher: Seidosha
In other news, Kalafina are invited to perform at the New Year show 「rockin’on presents COUNTDOWN JAPAN 15/16 Supported by Windows 10」 which will screen between December 28 and 31, 2015.
Kalafina will perform on December 28, and that day will also perform: Aoi Eir, Akai Koen, Aqua Timez, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Arukara, androp, indogo la End, Aimer, Oldcodex, Capsule, kyarypamyupamyu, a crowd of rebellion Crystal Lake, Quruli, Crossfaith, Kuroneko chelsea, coldrain, golden bomber, Silent Siren, Sanfujins, jin, Swanky Dank, Chihara Minori, Tempura Kids, tofubreats, Hysteric Panic, Photo Tones, O4 Limited Sazabys, Fujifabric, Hey-Smith, Babymetal, Makita sports presents Fly or Die, Mito Natsume, miwa, Monobright, LiSA, Rhythmic Toy World, Rekishi
Visit the official site to see the whole lineup for all the days!
Following yesterday‘s announcement of Sword Art Online Music Collection and of the new movie, Yuki Kajiura today twitted (1, 2) (1, 2) news about her next lives
The new tour will be titled 「Yuki Kajiura Live Vol.#13〜featuring SWORD ART ONLINE」 and will take place on March 21, 2016 in Tokyo International Forum Hall A and on March 26 and 27, 2016 at NHK Hall in Osaka!
Title: 「Yuki Kajiura Live Vol.#13〜featuring SWORD ART ONLINE」 Date – Venue: Osaka: March 21, 2016 – Tokyo International Forum Hall A Tokyo: March 26 and 27, 2016 – NHK Hall in Osaka
In it will be performed 20 songs voted by the FJC fanclub members, who will will get to know the voting process in the next fanclub mail. Unlike the first time, there will be less talking, more singing and they will try to sing all 20 songs voted into the top 20.