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.

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.

New Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel PV!!

December 31st, 2016

After a loong time with no futher news (1), the Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel website has updated with a new PV!  Remember that it will be a movie trilogy with Tomonori Sudou  directing the films, Takahiro Miura writing the storyboards, and Yuki Kajiura on Music . The vocalist on the PV is REMI ^_^

thanks to smiley for the news!

SAO Ordinal Scale movie OST announced!! + 3rd trailer

December 25th, 2016

The official Sword Art Online Ordinale Scale movie website has announced a standalone soundtrack and character songs release! The soundtrack, composed by Yuki Kajiura of course, will have 50 new tracks, contained in Disc 1, while on Disc 2 will be included 5 character songs, inserted in the movie, by the new character Yuna (CV:  Sayaka Kanda). The release will first start selling on February 18, 2017 at the cinemas where the movie is screening, while on February 22, 2017 it will be available in all other stores 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

The drama CD will have the following character insert songs: Ubiquitous dB, longing, delete, Break Beat Bark!, smile for you. The songs will most possibly not be by Yuki Kajiura.

thanks to random for the news!

Note: The announcement is only for Japan

EDIT 26/12: The sao movie site has updated with a 3rd trailer! The trailer features samples of Y.Kajiura’s bgm “shooting out” (from ost 3 of anime), of character song, and of LiSa’s new song Catch the Moment

EDIT 28/12: There is one more version of the trailer here which has a bit of new bgm with kajiurago!

Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2017「Kalafina “9+ONE”」announced!

December 24th, 2016

In today’s last concert of the Kalafina with Strings Christmas Premium LIVE 2016 tour, Kalafina announced their next tour!! Its titled “Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2017「Kalafina “9+ONE”」” which will run between April 15 and June 17, 2017 with 13 concerts in 10 japanese cities! According to the announcement, the tour is being made to thank the customers who support them for 9 continious years, on the way to plus +1 year that will lead to the 10 years anniversary on 2018.

[Tour Schedule]

[Chiba Performance]
Venue: Forest Hall 21
April 15, 2017 Doors open/show starts: 16:30/17:00
April 16, 2017 Doors open/show starts: 15:30/16:00

[Hokkaido Performance]

Venue: Wakuwaku Hall
Date: April 23, 2017
Doors open/show starts: 17:30/18:00

[Aichi Performance]
Venue: Nippon Koga Electric Civic Center Hall Forest Hall
Date:April 30, 2017
Doors open/show starts: 17:30/18:00

[Osaka Performance]
Venue: Festival Hall
Date: May 2, 2017 (Tue)
Doors open/show starts: 18:00/19:00
2017 Doors open/show starts 15:00/16:00

[Kanagawa Performance]
Venue: Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Great Hall
Date: May 7, 2017
Doors open/show starts: 16:45/17:30

[Saitama Performance]
Venue: Omiya Sonic City Great Hall
Date: May 13, 2017
Doors open/show starts:17:00/17:30

[Toyama Performance]
Venue: Overdoor Hall
Date: May 14, 2017
Doors open/show starts: 17:15/18:00

[Tokyo performance]
Venue: Tokyo International Forum Hall A
June 3, 2017 Doors open/show starts: 17:00/18:00
June 4, 2017 Doors open/show starts: 15:00 /16:00

[Miyagi Performance]
Venue: Sendai Sun Plaza Hall
Date:June 10, 2017
Doors open/show starts: 17: 00/18: 00

[Fukuoka Performance]
Venue: Armony Sunk Kitakyushu Soleil Hall
Date: June 17, 2017
Doors open/show starts: 17:30/18:00

Ticket price: All seats specified ¥ 7,300 (tax included) * Not pre-school children entrance
Ticket general release date: Saturday, March 18, 2017