Kalafina to sing the Ending Theme of “Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu”

March 27th, 2016

The Kalafina and Arslan Senki websites have announced that Kalafina is responsible for the Ending Theme of the Arslan Senki 2nd season “Fuujin Ranbu” !! Last Kalafina involvement with the project was last year when they did the ED 2 “One Light”.

Aoi Eir, who performed the first ED of the first season, will return as well for the Opening Theme this time.

The new season of Arslan Senki will begin airing on July 2016

thanks to Kowz, sprinterxkyrie and random for the news!

Sword Art Online – Ordinal Scale: websites, staff, trailer

March 13th, 2016

The sword art online website has updated with a new website for the upcoming movie. The new movie will be titled Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale and has entirely new plot (not in the novels). It takes place after the Mother’s Rosario arc. “Ordinal Scale” is a new game they enter to. The movie will screen on cinemas in 2017. The staff is so far exactly the same as in the anime, and thus Yuki Kajiura is confirmed for the soundtrack.

STAFF

Original Story: Rekl Kawahara
Director: Tomohiko Ito
Original Illustration &
Character Design Concept:
abec
Character Design: Shingo Adachi
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Animation Production:
A-1 Pictures

CAST

Kirito: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Asuna: Haruka Tomatsu

There is a Japanese, a US, and German version of the website, while there is a new trailer out that doesnt add much.

thanks to Nightmare for the news!

Kalafina Lives update :)

March 7th, 2016

Kalafina has announced a number of new live appearances 🙂

First, Kalafina will make a guest appearance with a live performance on NHK-BS’s 「Anison Nodo Jiman G ~ Tenkaichi Anison Budōkai」(Anisong Singing Contest G ~ World Champion of Anisong Martial Arts) on March 16, 2016 at NHK Hall, which will be aired on March 27, 2016. 22:50~24:00

Title: 「Anison Nodo Jiman G ~ Tenkaichi Anison Budōkai」
Venue: NHK Hall
Recording Date: March 16, 2016
Airing date: March 27, 2016. 22:50~24:00,
website

Second, it has been announced that Kalafina will have their first appearance on「15th Anniversary Jounetsu Tairiku SPECIAL LIVE SUMMER TIME BONANZA’16」

Tokyo
Date: August 27, 2016
Venue: Dream Island Park Athletics Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
doors open/show starts: 11:00 / 12:30
Ticket: ¥ 8,800

Osaka
Date: July 30, 2016
Venue: Banpaku Memorial Park, Osaka, Japan
doors open/show starts: 11:00 / 12:30
Ticket: ¥ 8,800

thanks to Kirito and nodame89 for the news!

If you want to look at the FJC “Best 20” Part 2 setlist from 2 days ago, here it is:

FJC “Best 20” Part 2
March 5, 2016
FictionJunction + Kalafina
???, Tokyo, Japan
20 Songs

And here is the material about the recent Kalafina visit in Mexico:

Kalafina LIVE 2016 “far on the water” in Mexico
February 20, 2016
Kalafina
El Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico
21 Songs

News articles and interviews in spanish: here 
Photos here
Press Conference Interview with Kalafina in Mexico English Translation (thanks to sprinterxkyrie): here
Report by juchanx3

Kalafina fotw in Shanghai, Arena concerts & guests at Shinji Tanimura’s lives

January 31st, 2016

Today, at the last “Far on the water Special Final” concert, (where reportedly were 9 cameras filming, so it makes the release of BD really possible), Kalafina announced a number of different concerts:

First, they will be guests at 3 of Shinji Tanimura’s concerts to promoted the Alcira no Hoshi collaboration single.

Title: SHINJI TANIMURA RECITAL 2016 THE SINGER」
Date/Time: April 8, 9, 10, 2016
Venue: Tokyo National Theatre [Grand Theatre Hall] (website)
Price: ¥ 10,800 (tax in)

Second they will do a Shanghai concert as part of the Shanghai Noriyuki Spring International Music Festival
Title: 「Kalafina LIVE 2016 “far on the water” in Shanghai」
Date: May 9 – 10, 2016
Venue: Shanghai Culture Square (Shnghai, China) (website)

and their activity in Japan will contunue in September with one more Budokan live and one in Kobe both under the title tentative title Kalafina Arena LIVE 2016

Title: Kalafina Arena LIVE 2016
Dates/Venue:
September 10-11, 2016 @ Kobe World Memorial Hall (website)
September 16-17, 2016 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan (website)

thanks to sprinterXkyrie for the news!

Update 8/3/16: An additional concert has been added for May 9, at same place.

Kalafina to be featured at Shinji Tanimura’s single “Alcira no Hoshi”

January 20th, 2016

Kalafina have announced via their blog that they will be featured on Shinji Tanimura upcoming single Alcira no Hoshi, released by Universal Music Japan. Kalafina had previous sang along with Shinji Tanimura on FujiTV’s show ‘MUSIC FAIR’in May 2015 (here).

The new single will be titled 「アルシラの星」 (Alcira no Hoshi), and will be the main theme song of TV series “Chikyu Gekijo”. The LE DVD will contain a PV featuring Kalafina. Note that Yuki Kajiura is likely not involved into this as Kalafina are providing vocals for Tanimura’s own song.

Tracklist

  1. Alcira no hoshi
  2. Alcira no hoshi (karaoke with Kalafina )
  3. Alcira no hoshi (karaoke with Tanimura Shinji )
  4. Alcira no hoshi (karaoke)

Title: Alcira no hoshi
Artists: Shinji Tanimura (website), Kalafina
Release: March 2, 2016 (digital on iTunes), March 16, 2016 (physical)
Product Codes: RE: UICZ-5067 LE+DVD: UICZ-9058
Prices: RE: ¥ 1,000 (excluding tax) LE+DVD: ¥1,500 (excluding tax)
(Preorder: [RE], [LE+DVD] from CD Japan)

A promo of the single is already out

A part of the sales will be donated to the foundation “Kodomo no Mirai Oen Kikin”

Thanks to sprinterXkyrie and Hatouchan for the news!