Yuki Kajiura has announced today 2 exciting releases via FictionJunction.com, first is 30th Anniversary Early BEST Collection for Soundtrack containing best tracks from various projects she wrote music for, in her 30 years of career (1993-2023), and the second is “Works for Soundtrack 2” which includes unrealised musics from shows she wrote for, which is follow-up to the first Works for Soundtrack.
Both will release on December 6, 2023
The Early Best Collection will be released by Flying Dog, while Works for Soundtrack 2 by Sony/Aniplex.
“30th Anniversary Early BEST Collection for Soundtrack” includes musics from the series:
– aquarian age
– hack SIGN and Luminality
– Xenosaga II and III
– Tsubasa Chronicles
– El Cazador de la Bruja
– Pandora Hearts
Furthermore the LE BD will include the YK Vol#1 reprise that was streamed during the Covid pandemic.
30th Anniversary Early BEST Collection for Soundtrack
Artist: Yuki Kajiura
Release: December 6, 2012
Limited First Edition (3CD+Blu-ray)
Product Code: VTZL-237
Price: ¥8,250 (including tax)
Product Code: VTCL-60584
Price: ¥4,950 (including tax)
The Limited First Press Edition will include a BD of the studio live performance “Yuki Kajiura LIVE extra edition – STUDIO delivery LIVE vol.#1 reprise!
The limited first edition only comes in a three-sided box.
Meanwhile The works for Soundtrack II will include unreleased musics from:
– CG film ‘L.O.R.D.: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties -Kokuzeki Mudou Dynasty Legend -Kokuzeki’ Drama
– NHK TV drama ‘Eien no Nisipa – Hokkaido to namaite Otoko Matsuura Takeshiro’ (The Man Who Named Hokkaido – Takeshiro Matsuura)
– NHK TV drama ‘Kaze yo Arashi yo‘ (
– TV Asahi TV drama ‘Kitchen Revolution’ theme/theatrical
– NHK TV drama ‘Rekishi Hiwa Historia 4’
Title: The Works for Soundtrack II
Artist: Yuki Kajiura
Release date: December 6, 2023 (Wednesday)
Item number/price: initial specification disc (3CD + booklet + three-sided sleeve) ¥4,950 (¥4,500 + tax)
Product Code: VVCL-2380~2
The first edition will include a booklet containing a dialogue interview between Yuki Kajiura and Tsuyoshi Yanagawa, director of the NHK TV dramas “Eien no Nishipa: Hokkaido to namaeteru Otoko: Takeshiro Matsuura” and “Kaze yo Arashi yo” (The Man Who Named Hokkaido: Takeshiro Matsuura).
Thanks to Kugayama for the news!
Update 27/10/2023: Yuki Kajiura has updated the list with the included songs for Works for soundtracks and it will include a new song performed by KOKIA called “Kaze yo Fuke” that will be used as Ending Theme on a theatrical version of the NHK TV drama “Kaze yo Arashi yo” Yuki Kajiura composed for previously. It will also include the “Great Nature” documentary theme music (with Eri Itou in vocal).