Hanako to Anne Original Soundtrack 3!!

November 24th, 2014

Following some rumours, Yodobashi has updated with information about a 3rd original soundtrack for the Hanako to Anne drama! We know there’s a good number of unreleased tracks so this is a really good thing considering it happens after the drama finished :))

Title: Hanako to Anne Original Soundtrack 3 ~Last Episode~
Release Date: January 28, 2015
Product Code: SECL-1631
Publisher: Sony Music
Price: 3146 JPY
Disc: 1

thanks to random for the rumour, elcazador for the news!

[EDIT: December 2]

The coverart is out too!

[Pre-order] from CD Japan

Sword Art Online II OST vol 2 to release April 22, 2015!

November 22nd, 2014

The Sword Art Online II website has updated with the details of the 7th BD/DVD of the series, the Limited Edition of which will include as bonus CD the Original Soundtrack vol.1, composed by Yuki Kajiura! This release will include episodes 18 to 20.

Title: Sword Art Online Ⅱ” Volume 7 (BD/DVD)
Release Date: April 22, 2015
Product Codes
Blu-ray Limited Edition: ANZX-11133~11134
DVD Limited Edition: ANZB-11133~11134
Prices: ¥7,800+tax (BD LE), ¥6,800+tax (DVD LE)
Bonuses for LE:

  • Jacket illustration drawn by Adachi Shingo
  • bonus CD (“Original Soundtrack vol.2“) by Yuki Kajiura
  • special booklet (16P)

In-disc bonuses:

  • Sword Art Offline II ep 7 (short comical animation)
  • Character commentary video
  • Non-credit opening “Mother’s Rosario” ver.
  • audio commentary

DVD Regular Edition also comes out but without the bonuses.
Price: ¥5,800+tax
Product Code: ANSB-11133

SAO II OST 1 tracklist & Y.Kajiura to be at “Sing all overtures” event!

November 16th, 2014

We’ve found the tracklist of Sword Art Online II Original Sountrack 1 at video game music database. The soundtrack by Yuki Kajiura will have 37 tracks, will be 69:30 minutes long, and will come as bonus CD of the Sword Art Online II LE BD & DVD vol #3 (coverart is expected next saturday). Click below to view the tracklist!

Sword Art Online II Original Soundtrack I
ANZX-11125~6 (BD), ANZB-11125~6 (DVD) | December 24, 2014
37 Tracks

In other news, Yuki Kajiura has been invited as Artist at the Sword Art Online event “Sing All Overtures”, that will take place on February 1, 2015! To preorder tickets for the event you need to have purchased “Sword Art Online Ⅱ” Volume 1 LE BD/DVD”. We suppose they are going to perform songs from the Songs Collection CD (character songs/OP&ED) and others. Since YK is invited as artist we expect her to perform, possibly with FictionJunction.

Event Title: Sword Art Online “Sing All Overtures”
Date: February 1, 2015 (Sun)
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall
Doors open/curtains close/planned end: 17:00/18:00/20:30 (planned)
Ticket price/arrangement: Seating, ¥ 7,000 (tax included) common price for all seats
Invited Stars:
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka / Tomatsu Haruka / Sawashiro Miyuki / Ayana Taketatsu/
Kanae Itō/ Takagaki Ayahi / Rina Hidaka / Saori Hayami / Aoi Yūki

[Artists] LiSA / Eir Aoi / Luna Haruna, Kajiura Yuki

※ performers subject to change without notice.

Thanks to Kugayama for the event’s news!

Kalafina “believe” single final tracklists

November 13th, 2014

Today, the SonyMusic shop, updated with the tracklist for the Anime Edition of the single, which is the same as the other 3 editions but instead of the instrumental of believe, has the TV size. Also in the DVD of it, instead of a FSN themed PV like was announced at first, there will be the creditless ED video (yes the one that’s at the end of the episodes). In other news, japanese IPs can watch the short ver of the “believe” PV at GyaO!

Kalafina – believe
SECL1616 (Reg) SECL1612~3 (LE+DVD) SECL1614~5 (LE+BD) SECL1617~8 (AnE) | November 19, 2014
Single (Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works anime ED)
4 Tracks

Tracklist (RE, LE A, LE B)

[Pre-order RE] [Pre-order LE A] [Pre-order LE B] from CD Japan

  1. believe (04:49)
  2. in every nothing (04:36)
  3. lapis (03:47)
  4. believe ~instrumental~ (04:49)

Tracklist (Anime Edition)

[Pre-order AnE] from CD Japan

  1. believe (04:49)
  2. in every nothing (04:36)
  3. lapis (03:47)
  4. believe~TV size~ (01:30)

Limited Edition BD/DVD

  1. Believe PV

Anime Edition DVD

  1. Fate/Stay Night UBW creditless ED video (01:30)

thanks to elcazador for the news!

Kalafina “heavenly blue” PV – now on iTunes!

November 5th, 2014

On Octomber 17, was announced that the short ver of a heavenly blue PV, would be available on GyaO! for a week’s time for japanese IPs to watch. This was quite surprising considering that usually PVs are used to promote the releases they are for, and arent made after these have come out, especially since the song was released not only on “The Best Blue” but also as Anime ver single. According to this blog, they decided to make this PV because of the good response of people to the song (after the anime began broadcast in July of this year, the internet was abuzz with comments about how much people liked this song), and because “heavenly blue” has already been released three months ago, they had to hurry to make the PV.

The full PV is now available on japanese iTunes to download for just 400Yen (difference of LE and RE price). You need Japanese iTunes account to download.

Below is the short ver to see if you like it :)

In other news, it was announced, that Kalafina will make an appearance in the public live broadcast of FM-FUJI’s programme “STADIUM ROCK!!”.

Date: November 11 (11/08)
Time: 17:00~19:30 (JST)
Place: Yoyogi Studio ViViD

Also, on Kalafina’s 2 「Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2014」 concerts on (Oct 18, Nov 1), during the intermission, a new song was played by the Band members and were heard vocals from karaoke, which according to reports is a ballad, and has Keiko and Wakana on chorus and Keiko as main vocal :) Also during both concerts performed Hitoshi Konno’s strings quartet, and a Piano during the acoustic songs. Yuki Kajiura watched both concerts as audience, and Yuriko Kaida accompanied her on the second.

Thanks to a-chan, Smiley, aki, Hatouchan, and Smoshes for the news!

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