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Yuki Kajiura to compose for “Princess Principal” TV anime!!


Today was announced at the official site of Princess Principal TV anime that Yuki Kajiura will compose its music!!!  The anime will start airing in Summer 2017 (still no set date). Masaki Tachibana is directing the series. Sound Director is Yoshikazu Iwanami. The animation is by 2 studios: Studio 3Hz and Actas.

Plot intro from ANN:

The “spy action” series follows five girls in 19th century London, a city within the Albion Kingdom divided into east and west by a large wall. The girls serve as undercover spies enrolled as students at the prestigious Queen’s Mayfair school. The girls make use of their individual abilities to remain active in the underground world of disguise, espionage, infiltration, and car chases.

There’s also a trailer out with some new BGM 😀

The anime is made to promote a game of the same title (Princess Principle Game of the Missions) that will come out in July

thanks to elcazador and Yurika-chan for the news!

Kalafina made their own, sepate from FJC, fanclub “Harmony”


Today Kalafina got their own new official fanclub called  Harmony
which will be separate and independent from FictionJunction Club (FJC) that Yuki Kajiura made in 2009 and included Kalafina as well. Admission and membership will work very similar to FJC
Members of FictionJunction Club can choose to enroll for both FJC and Harmony (in which case they’ll receive a special present) or they can switch over to Harmony (and their membership in FJC will run out).

You can visit the new fanclub’s page from here

We still dont know if from now on Kalafina will keep their activity on FJC as well.

Remember that from April 4, Kalafina will be in a new sub-label of SME, Sacra Music, so this is probably part of the new promotion policy.

Kalafina「into the world / Märchen」single covarts and tracklist!


The Kalafina LINE blog  has updated with the coverarts and tracklists for their 20th single 「into the world / Märchen」!

This time, there 3 different tracklists for the CD, one for the LEs and RE, one for Anime Ed and one for vinyl. The first has into the world instrumental while the second has Märchen instrumental, and the vinyl has everything. The LEs DVD has only into the world PV while the Anime Edition DVD has Märchen PV and 2 creditless Ending sequences from the OVA (one for ep 1, one for rest of episodes). This all means that to get all the tracks and all the videos you need to buy at least 2 of the single’s editions. Furthermore there’s suprisingly one b-side included! Haru wo Matsu (春を待つ), “= waiting for spring”.

Remember that starting from April 4, Kalafina will be in new sublabel of Sony, SacraMusic, we still dont know if there was any involvement in this single though.

Kalafina – 「into the world / Märchen」
VVCL–1005 (Reg), VVCL-1001~2 (LE+DVD), VVCL–1003~4 (LE+BD), VVCL-1006~7 (AnE), VVJL-1 (Vinyl) | April 5, 2017
Single (RHH ED 5 & Zaregoto OVA ED)
4 (reg-LEs), 5 (ani), 6 Tracks (vinyl)
Preorder LE A | LE B | RE | Ani | Vinyl | from CD Japan

thanks to Sofia and sprinterXkyrie for the news!

SAO Ordinal Scale OST samples!!

Posted 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!

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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)