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.
Original Story: Rekl Kawahara Director: Tomohiko Ito Original Illustration &
Character Design Concept: abec Character Design: Shingo Adachi Music: Yuki Kajiura Animation Production:
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:
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 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.
Alcira no hoshi
Alcira no hoshi (karaoke with Kalafina )
Alcira no hoshi (karaoke with Tanimura Shinji )
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!