Kalafina special album: Winter Acoustic “Kalafina with Strings”

September 10th, 2016

In today’s Kalafina Arena concert at Kobe World Memorial Hall, Kalafina announced that they will release a studio album with accoustic version of songs, like the ones they sang in the “Strings” and “Christmass” lives since 2012! The album is released to celebrate the 4th year of acoustic lives, and it will include Kalafina songs with strings arrangement, as well as some well-known christmass songs performed by Kalafina! The album will come out on November 16, 2016.

Title: Winter Acoustic “Kalafina with Strings”
Release Date: November 16, 2016
Release Date: SECL-2000
Price: 3,240 Yen (Tax Included)

Remember that Kalafina has announced a set of 11 concert with strings/acoustic songs for 2016

Kalafina with Strings Christmas Premium LIVE 2016
Date________Doors open/shows starts_______Venue

December 02       18:15 / 19:00           Toyama Prefectural Civic Centre
December 03       17:00 / 17:30           Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall
December 09       18:15 / 19:00           Kyoto Concert Hall
December 11        17:00 / 17:30           Sendai Citizens’ Hall Large Hall
December 15        17:45 / 18:30           Okayama civic center
December 17        17:00 / 17:30           Fukuoka International Congress Center
December 18        16:30 / 17:00           laps Tainan City Cultural Center
December 20        18:15 / 19:00           Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Concert Hall
December 21        18:00 / 19:00           The Symphony Hall
December 23        16:45 / 17:30           Orchard Hall
December 24        15:15 / 16:00           Orchard Hall

All seats designated ¥ 6,800 (tax included)

In addition there is one more live at November 30, doors open/shows start on 18: 00/18: 30, at Wako Civic Cultural Center San Azalea large hall, reserved for FictionJunction Club members only.

In the lives there will be Hitoshi Konno Strings and Sakurada Hirotaka on Piano, according to the poster

Ζaregoto staff and cast – Kalafina to perform the Ending Theme

August 26th, 2016

The Zaregoto website has updated with pages for character and cast, staff, and OP/ED info.

According to it, Kalafina will be responsible for the Ending Theme, called “Μärchen”. OP “Cobalt World” will be performed by Sangatsu no Phantasia (Kiznaiver). Akiyuki Shinbo will be supervising the work, who had directed the Madoka Magica series, and years earlier the Le Portait de la Petite Cossette OVA.

More Credits include:

STAFF

Character draft: bamboo
Total Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Director: Yase Yuki
Series configuration: Τou Fuyashi, Akiyuki Shinbo
Scenario: Kisawa Kojin
Character design and chief animation director: Akio Watanabe
Chief animation director: Hirofumi Suzuki
Image board: okama
Artset: Ohara MoriHitoshi
Art Director: Ken Naito
Color design: Hitoshi Hibino / Yasuko Watanabe
Sound Director: Tsuruoka Yota
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Animation production: SHAFT
Production: Aniplex / Kodansha / SHAFT

CAST 

Character : Voice Actor/ess

Boku (me) (Tomo’s escort) : Kaji Yuki
Tomo Kunagisa (Genius Engineer): Aoi Yuuki
Aikawa Jun (Ultimate Private Contractor): Yuko Kaida
Akane Sonoyama (Genius 1/7 Fools): Yu Shimamura
Kanami Ibuki (Genius painter): Ayako Kawasumi
Sakaki Shinya (Ibuki attendant): Kenji Hamada
Himena Maki (Genius fortune teller): Aya Endo
Sashirono Yayoi (Genius chef): Haruna Ikezawa
Akagami Iria (mistess of Wet Crow Feather Island) : Mariya Ise
Handa Rei (Head maid): Houko Kuwashima
Chiga Akari (Oldest maid sister): Natsuko Kuwatani
Chiga Hikari (Second oldest maid sister): Ryoko Shintani
Chiga Teruko (Youngest maid sister): Yuko Goto

Yuki Kajiura to compose for Zaregoto OVA!!!

August 19th, 2016

The Zaregoto OVA website has opened, and it features music by Yuki Kajiura!!! (click to listen to menu music). According to ANN the Zaregoto novel series is made by NisiOisin mainly famous for the Monogatari series (Nisemonogatari, Kizumonogatari etc). The OVA will be animated by SHAFT . First volume with first episode (8 episodes in total) will be released on October 26, 2016 and the volumes will be releasing each month until May 2017. These OVA episodes will be adapting the first book of the novel, out of 9 books in total.

thanks to grunty and random for the news!!

Watch the full “Blaze” PV from Kalafina VeVo YT channel

August 12th, 2016

The official Kalafina Vevo channel on YouTube some months now updated with most of the PVs of Kalafina since their debut. Today they added the new “Blaze” PV. Careful that it might not be available to watch in some countries (its ok in Europe). Click to watch 🙂

In other news, the “Spice” website, has updated with article and a video titled Kalafina×SPICE『Kalafina~Road to Arena LIVE』vol.1,  promoting the upcoming “Arena” lives of Kalafina. There you can see the girls rehearsing with guidelines from the choeographer, a song’s dance moves, and then them commenting on it. For reminder the Arena lives will be:

September 10-11, 2016 @ Kobe World Memorial Hall
September 16-17, 2016 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan

thank to Angel Woods  and sprinterXkyrie for the news!

Kalafina with Strings Christmas Premium LIVE 2016: Tour Dates!

August 10th, 2016

The Kalafina lives website has updated with the tour dates for the Kalafina strings accoustic tour 🙂

Date________Doors open/shows starts_______Venue

December 02       18:15 / 19:00           Toyama Prefectural Civic Centre
December 03       17:00 / 17:30           Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall
December 09       18:15 / 19:00           Kyoto Concert Hall
December 11        17:00 / 17:30           Sendai Citizens’ Hall Large Hall
December 15        17:45 / 18:30           Okayama civic center
December 17        17:00 / 17:30           Fukuoka International Congress Center
December 18        16:30 / 17:00           laps Tainan City Cultural Center
December 20        18:15 / 19:00           Aichi Prefectural Art Theater Concert Hall
December 21        18:00 / 19:00           The Symphony Hall
December 23        16:45 / 17:30           Orchard Hall
December 24        15:15 / 16:00           Orchard Hall

All seats designated ¥ 6,800 (tax included)
※ preschool children admission not

In addition there is one more live at November 30, doors open/shows start on 18: 00/18: 30, at Wako Civic Cultural Center San Azalea large hall, reverved for FictionJunction Club members only.

In the lives there will be Hitoshi Konno Strings and Sakurada Hirotaka on Piano, according to the poster

Thanks to supermouse, Smiley, magicmagiamahou for the news!