June 3rd, 2008
Thanks to Neo for posting this in the shoutbox!
Earlier, we announced that ARIA would be the theme to the fourth Kara no Kyoukai film, and released on a single with the fifth theme. It was announced today that the fifth theme is called sprinter, which will also be the title of the single. The new Kalafina members – Maya and Hikaru, will participate in the vocals in addition to Keiko and Wakana.
Kalafina – sprinter
Release Date: July 30, 2008
Catalog Number: SECL-669
MSRP: 1,575 JPY
- sprinter – Theme for Kara no Kyoukai 5
- ARIA – Theme for Kara no Kyoukai 4
- oblivious (Instrumental)
The Limited Edition of the single will come with an “illustrated wide cap (?)” of Kara no Kyoukai I think that is a sticker, which is what happened last time they used that term…, a poster, and two postcards. It will also come with a DVD with videos for sprinter and oblivious, although they are apparently “ufotable edits”, which might mean the videos will be clips from the films rather than of the singers (Thanks to grunty for pointing that out).
More Information: Sony Music Shop (Japanese)
[EDIT] The above information is for the DVD Limited Edition of the single only; the regular edition’s catalog number will be SECL-671, and cost 1,223 JPY (same release date).
[EDIT EDIT] Sony just announced that the single will actually have “two A-sides” and be called [sprinter / ARIA] (rather than just sprinter, as previously stated.