SAO Ordinal Scale OST samples!!

February 17th, 2017

Recochoku.jp has updated with samples for the Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale OST‘s ost tracks and character songs. Two of the character songs dont list Yuki Kajiura as composer (on itunes) but we will find soon if she has any other involvement. Remember that the character songs are sung by Yuna’s voice actress, Sayaka Kanda. (from the OST tracks “the place we should have reached”and “welcome to Oridinal Scale” have vocals!)

Enjoy the samples HERE

Sword Art Online Ordinale Scale Original Soundtrack
ANTC-70255 ~ 70256 (theaters), SVWC-70255 ~ 70256 (general)
February 18 (theaters), 22, 2017 (general)
Soundtrack (2 Discs)
50 ost tracks + 5 character songs

The soundtrack is also available on Japanese iTunes!

Thanks to Nightmare for the news!

SAO Ordinal Scale OST coverart + tracklist!

January 25th, 2017

The SAO Ordinal Scale website has updated with the coverart for the upcoming movie!

As you already know, there will be 2 discs inside, one with the soundtrack, composed by Yuki Kajiura, and one with 5 character songs sung by Sayaka Kanda, who plays the character Yuna, pictured on the cover. There are no credits for the character songs but samples from trailers hint they could be composed  by Yuki Kajiura too 😀

Title: Gekijōban (movie) Sword Art Online – Ordinal Scale – Original Soundtrack
Release Date: February 18, 2017 (theaters), Febraury 22, 2017 (general release)
Product Codes: ANTC-70255 ~ 70256 (theaters), SVWC-70255 ~ 70256 (general release)
Price: 3,500+tax (general release)
Discs: 2
First press Bonus content: Case with anime illustration
Preorder from CDJapan

thanks to elcazador!

Update: SonyMusicShop has updated with the tracklist! (thanks to grunty!)

Sword Art Online Ordinale Scale Original Soundtrack
ANTC-70255 ~ 70256 (theaters), SVWC-70255 ~ 70256 (general)
February 18 (theaters), 22, 2017 (general)
Soundtrack (2 Discs)
50 ost tracks + 5 character songs

Update 2 (February 1): Yuki Kajiura has confirmed with a twit that she wrote the character insert songs of the SAO movie, included in the 2nd Disc of this soundtrack 😀 (thanks to yuki.n)

Kalafina to release Märchen and Into the world in a new single!!!

January 22nd, 2017

According to our informants, in today’s FictionJunction CLUB Members-only「Kalafina 9th Anniversary LIVE 2017」concert, Kalafina announced that they will release their latest Rekishi Hiwa Historia song, into the world and the Zaregoto OVA Ending Theme Märchen in a new single on April 5, 2017!

Remember that starting this April Kalafina will be moving along with 13 more artists to a new sub-label of SME, Sacra.

[EDIT January 23, 2017]

The Kalafina blog has updated with announcement for the single!

Notice that the “Into the World” PV will be only included in the LE A and B while the “Marchen” PV only in the Anime Edition, which means that to get both you need to buy 2 copies.

Title: Kalafina「into the world / Märchen」
Release Date: April 5, 2017

Limited Edition A (CD + DVD)
Product Code: VVCL-1001 ~ 1002
DVD: “into the world” PV
Price: 1,500 yen (tax included) Preorder LE A from CDJapan

Limited Edition B (CD + BD)
Product Code: VVCL – 1003 – 1004
BD: “into the world” PV
Price: 1,700 yen (tax included) Preorder LE B from CDJapan

Regular Edition (CD only)
Product Code: VVCL – 1005
Price: 1,300 yen (tax included) Preorder RE from CDJapan

Limited Anime Edition (CD + DVD)
Product Code: VVCL-1006 ~ 1007
Price: 1,700 yen (tax included) Preorder Anime Edition from CDJapan
DVD: 1. “Märchen” PV 2. “Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai” OVA Non Credit Ending sequence
Anime edition will have anime inspired coverart.

Vinyl
Product Code: VVJL-1
Price: 1,500 yen (tax included) Preorder Vinyl from CDJapan

thanks to sprinterXkyrie for the news!

Yuki Kajiura’s SAO concert in Holywood is getting CANCELLED

January 6th, 2017

Aniplex USA has announced, that Yuki Kajiura’s SAO concert on Hollywood on January 14, 2017, is getting CANCELLED.Full text below:

We regret to announce that the “Yuki Kajiura LIVE featuring Sword Art Online” concert on January 14, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre is cancelled due to visa issues. Ms. Kajiura, the artists, and everyone involved in the show were looking forward to performing for the U.S. fans which makes it particularly difficult and disappointing for us to make this announcement. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by these unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances.
All tickets purchased online or over the phone will be refunded at point of purchase. Fees will be automatically refunded to the credit card used at the time of your purchase. Your refund should be in your account within 10 business days after this announcement.
All ticketholders will receive the collectible event pamphlet and exclusive Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale- pouch. Details on how to claim these items will be announced at a later date on our official homepage. (http://sao-movie.net/us/yukikajiura/)
For more information, please contact Ticketmaster at: http://help.ticketmaster.com/contact-us/?_ga=1.217881686.1156578668.1483375091
Or please call: 800-653-8000

Update Jan 7: Yuki Kajiura has made a blog entry concerning the cancellation, probably someone from aniplex US translated it and there’s english below as well.
http://fictionjunction.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2017/01/yk-live-featuri.html

Update Jan 11: The SAO website has updated with guidelines on how to retrieve your purchased merchandise (poster, pouch) and tickets

Kalafina will move to new sublabel of SME, “SACRA”

January 6th, 2017

An Oricon article today, states that Kalafina and 13 other anisong artists will move starting from April 2017 to new sublabel of Sony Music Japan, called “SACRA MUSIC”, the new label is intended to expand activities overseas, such as participating in events, live performance, and music releases. The other artists that will move there are : ClariS, LiSA, EGOIST, Saka Tomohisa, Hanazawa Kana, Haruna Haruna, ELISA, GARNiDELiA, Sawano Hiroyuki [nZk], Mashiro Ayano, TrySail, PENGUIN RESEARCH.

The website of Sacra Music is here

We are really curious as to what this move will mean for Kalafina 🙂

thanks to Zenigame for the news!

PS: Sacra is supposedly pronounced “Sakura”,but due to copyright reasons they put sacra there.