Yuki Kajiura composing for “Boku dake ga inai machi” TV Anime!!

November 26th, 2015

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.

Thanks to Hatouchan for the news!

Kalafina live concert in Mexico & Live album coverart!

November 21st, 2015

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 8th Anniv.Sp.products – Live Album 「Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2014」
SECL1833~1834 | January 20, 2016
Live Album (2 discs)
21 Tracks
Preorder, from CD Japan

thanks to shiro and elcazador for the news!

Update: Kalafina video message

Kalafina to release Live Album!

November 17th, 2015

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:

「Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2014」
November 1, 2014
Tokyo International Forum Hall A, Tokyo, Japan
22 Songs

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)

Kalafina 8th Anniv.Sp.products – Live Album 「Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2014」
SECL1833~1834 | January 20, 2016
Live Album
21 Tracks

Y.Kajiura featured in “Eureka” magazine & Kalafina at COUNTDOWN JAPAN 2015/16

November 10th, 2015

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!

Thanks to Smiley and Kugayama!

Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol.#13 & FJC “BEST 20” Part 2 announced!!

October 5th, 2015

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

Few days earlier, on March 5, 2016, Yuki Kajiura will do a new FJC Best 20 kind of live. She did one more in the past titled “FJC Annivesary Live “Best 20″~3rd Aniversary,Live & Special~” (click to see).

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.

Venue seems to be still not decided.

Title: FJC “Best 20” Part 2
Date: March 5, 2016

Thank to Kugayama and Hatouchan for the news!

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