Boku dake ga inai machi 1st PV out & Kalafina Strings Spring Premium LIVE 2016

December 25th, 2015

The website of the Boku dake ga inai machi anime has updated with a new promotional video (PV – CMs are for TV) where we can listen more of Yuki Kajiura‘s BGM and sayuri‘s song.

Sayuri – sore wa chisana hikari no yo na
BVCL-700 (Reg), BVCL-696~7 (LE Α) , BVCL-698~9 (LE B), BVCL-701~2 (AnE) | February 24, 2016
Single (Boku dake ga inai machi ED)
3 Tracks (LEs- AnE), 2 (RE) (1 by Yuki Kajiura)
(Preorder: [RE], [LE A], [LE B], [LE C (Anime)] from CD Japan)

[EDIT] Today, at the last Christmas Premium LIVE 2015 “Kalafina with Strings”, Kalafina announced that they will do more acoustic lives in spring! The little tour of 3 performances will be titled “Kalafina with Strings” Spring Premium LIVE 2016 and will take place between April 17 and 29, 2016

Artist: Kalafina
Musicians: Hitoshi Konno Strings (Strings), Sakurada Hirotaka (Piano)

[Hokkaido performance]
Date: April 17, 2016 (Sun)
Venue: Sapporo Education and Culture Center Grand Hall
Doors open/show starts: 17:30/ 18:00

[Miyagi performance]
Date: April 24, 2016 (Sun)
Venue: Sendai power Hall
Doors open/show starts: 17:00 / 17:30

[Tokyo performance]
Date: April 29, 2016
Venue: NHK Hall
Doors open/show starts: 16:00 / 17:00

Tickets: All seats ¥ 6,800 (tax included)
※ preschool children no admission
Tickets General Release Date: March 12, 2016 (Saturday)

thanks to Kowz (vid) and Kugayama (lives)!

Υuki Kajiura writes the ED song for “Boku dake ga inai machi” !

December 17th, 2015

The Boku dake ga inai machi website has updated with details for the OP and ED songs, and Yuki Kajiura is arranging the Ending Theme!

Τhe Opening Theme is performed by KUNG FU GENERATION, while the Ending Theme is performed by sayuri (さユり). Yuki Kajiura is composing it and writing its lyrics,  while the arrangement is done by Ryo Eguchi. Τhe song is titled それは小さな光のような (sore wa chisana hikari no yo na = it is like a small light). The single will come out in 4 editions (LE A, LE B, Anime, all three with DVD, Regular) on February 24, 2016.

Sayuri – sore wa chisana hikari no yo na
BVCL-700 (Reg), BVCL-696~7 (LE Α) , BVCL-698~9 (LE B), BVCL-701~2 (AnE) | February 24, 2016
Single (Boku dake ga inai machi ED)
3 Tracks (LEs- AnE), 2 (RE) (1 by Yuki Kajiura)

Price (include tax): All LEs: ¥1,481, RE: ¥926

CM of Boku dake ga inai machi, where there’s sample of the ED song:

thanks to grunty and Nightmare for the news!

Sword Art Online Music Collection tracklist out & “Boku dake ga inai machi” Voice actors announced

December 5th, 2015

A bit less than 2 months until release, and the tracklist for the Sword Art Online Music Collection is out!! Compared to the bundled soundtracks, this one has 16 more tracks in total, destributed between the discs! The issues of ost 2 (dublicate track, wrong pitch in most tracks) seem to be fixed. Despite the additional tracks (+1 Remi song) there seem to still be some missing. Remember that the BD of the Limited Edition will contain video of the 27 minutes performance of Yuki Kajiura from the「Sword Art Online “Sing all Overtures”」 event.

Sword Art Online Music Collection
SVWC-70116-9 (RE), SVWC-70111-5 (LE) | January 27, 2016
Soundtrack (4 Discs)
131 Tracks
Preorder: [LE], [RE] from CD Japan

In other news, the official site of Boku dake ga inai machi anime, for which Yuki Kajiura is composing, has announced the actor names! (Links link to anime news network)

Character : Actor

藤沼 悟 Satoru Fujinuma:満島真之介 Shinnosuke Mitsushima 
____________________& 土屋太鳳  Tao TSUCHIYA
片桐愛梨: Airi Katagari: 赤﨑千夏 Chinatsu Akasaki 
雛月加代 Kayo Hinadzuki: 悠木 碧 Aoi Yuuki 
ケンヤ Kenya Kotobayashi :大地 葉 You Taichi 
ヒロミ Hiromi Sugita:鬼頭明里 Akari Kito
オサム Osamu :七瀬彩夏 Ayaka Nanase
カズ Kazu :菊池幸利 Yukitoshi Kikuchi
白鳥 潤 Jun Shiratori:水島大宙 Takahiro Mizushima
藤沼佐知子 Sachiko Fujinuma :高山みなみ Minami Takayama
八代 学 Gaku Yashiro:宮本 充 Mitsuru Miyamoto

thanks to grunty for the tracklist!

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: Sanbe Kei
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