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Audition by Y.Kajiura and Highway Star for new vocalist + SAO: P sequel, Lord El Melloi OVA


Y.Kajiura (1) and Highway Star (1) announced that they will hold an audition for a new vocalist that will participate in a new FictionJunction Album that will be released on 2022!

Below are the details of the audition:

  • Female, up to 28 years old
  • No experience necessary.
  • Applicants must be able to participate in both the live and studio judging.
  • Applicants perform at least one assigned song and one free song during the audition
  • Applicants must not be under contract with any specific production, management, record company, or music publishing company.
  • Winner will sign contract with Highway Star
  • A letter of permission from a parent or guardian is required for applications from minors.

Screening Schedule

  • Application period: December 10, 2021 (Fri.) – January 10, 2022 (Mon., holiday)
  • Only successful applicants will be contacted by January 15 (Sat).
  • The second screening (at a live house in Tokyo) will be held on January 23 (Sun.) in Tokyo (tentative).
  • If you are unable to attend due to some reason on the day of the screening, you will be able to participate remotely via ZOOM.
  • The third round of judging (at a recording studio in Tokyo) will be held on February 5 and 6 in Tokyo (tentative)
  • Ms. Kajiura will be one of the judges.
  • Announcement of the winners will be made on the official website in late February.
  • The above schedule is subject to change depending on the number of applicants and the number of people selected.
  • Please note that there may be no winners.

In other news, Sword Art Online Progressive movie sequel was announced on Oct 29 2021, for 2022, that will apparently skip a few novel volumers (1)

Few days later, on  Nov 17 , the official website for the Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files TV anime announced that a OVA special edition episode will air on Tokyo MX, BS11, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV on December 31, 2021. Apparently a younger Touko Aozaki from Kara no Kyoukai is seen in the new key visual.

thanks to Nightmare, Decretum, grunty for the news!

New Junna song “Taiyou no Kouro” by YK on Fena ep 12 & finally some DEEMO movie news!

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On the 12th and final episode of Fena: Pirate Princess / Kaijoku Oujo a new Ending Theme song by JUNNA composed by Yuki Kajiura appears, titled 太陽の航路 (Taiyou no Kouro = Route of the Sun). Its still unknown how the song will be released (single/album/ part of the soundtrack?)

In other news, according to ANN and the Deemo film website:

– The film’s theme song by Yuki Kajiura (the japanese version) will be titled Yubikiri-Genman nocturne and will be performed by the audition winner Hinano Takashima. (Do remember that the kajiurago version, that was used during promos and as sample during the audition, was titled inside a dream  and performed by Joelle)

– The movie is scheduled for theatrical release on February 25, 2022 and will be screened in Shinjuku Wald 9 and other locations throughout Japan.

thank to grunty for the news!

Update 15/12/21: The DEEMO song by Kajiura isnt titled Yubikiri Genman but nocturne. ANN’s page was apparently missleading.

Fena Pirate Princess / Kaizoku Oujo OST officially announced!

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FlyingDog has announced the release of the Fena Pirate Princess / Kaizoku Oujo Original Soundtrack by Yuki Kajiura! It will be released on December 8, 2021, containing 40 BGMs along with the theme (?). This is the first Soundtrack of Yuki Kajiura released by Flying Dog  since Pandora Hearts OSTs back in 2009!

Music: Yuki Kajiura
Release date: December 8, 2021
Product Code: VTCL-60555
Price: ¥ 3,630 (tax in)
Number of discs: 2-disc set
* The coverart illustration is drawn by Kazuto Nakazawa.


Fena: Pirate Princess / Kaizoku Oujo「海賊王女」Original Soundtrack
December 8, 2021
22 + 20 = 42 Tracks (2 Discs)
[Preorder from CDJapan]
Spotify Link

In other news, JUNNA (Fena OP Theme “Umi to Shinju” / “the sea and a pearl” singer)  has covered Yuki Kajiura’s “everytime you kissed me” (from Pandora Hearts)  on her Youtube channel!

thank to ciwi07 and grunty and Lorde-Kowz for the news!

[Update Oct 7] JUNNA uploaded on her YT channel, a performance of the Umi to Shinju TV size, from her tour JUNNA ROCK YOU TOUR 2021~20

[Update Oct 19] Today Junna uploaded cover of FictionJunction’s Distance, also in her YT channel.

Yuki Kajiura to compose Kimetsu no Yaiba 2nd Season OP/ED songs for LiSA / Aimer!!

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The Kimetsu no Yaiba website (1, 2) has updated with the OP /ED Theme songs information for the 2nd season of the anime and it turns out Yuki Kajiura composes 3 of them! She wrote 2 songs for LiSA (Akeboshi / Shirogane) for the Mugen Train TV Edition (which will have new footage compared to the movie), and 1 Song for Aimer (Asa ga Kuru) used as ED theme for the Yukaku arc of the anime, all with the respective Instrumentals and TV sizes.

3rd trailer for the anime, featuring samples of LiSA and Aimer songs at the end (2:18) 😁

Thanks to justisamueal, nightmare, grunty, Azokad for the news!

Click below for the singles details:

LiSA – Akeboshi / Shirogane
VVCL-1943 (First Press LE), VVCL-1944 ~ 1945 (LE+DVD)
November 17, 2021
Single (Kimetsu no Yaiba 2nd season Mugen Train Edition OP / ED Theme)
6 Tracks
[Preorder RE, LE, from CDJapan]
Aimer – Zankyou Sanka / Asa ga Kuru
VVCL-1955 (Reg), VVCL-1953-1954 (LE+DVD), VVCL-1956-1957 (LE Anime Edition)
January 12, 2022
Single (Kimetsu no Yaiba 2nd season Yukaku OP / ED Theme)
6 Tracks (3 by Yuki Kajiura)
[Preorder RE, LE, Ani LE from CDJapan]

Νews catchup… SAO Movie OST, Junna single details, FJ collab song for PriPri movie 2

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SAO the Movie -Progressive- Hoshinaki Yoru no Aria Original Soundtrack will be released on October 29, 2021! (same day as Sword Art Online Film Orchestra Concert 2021)

Title: Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Hoshinaki Yoru no Aria Original Soundtrack
Product Code: SVWC-70569
Release Date: Oct 29, 2021
Price: 3300 JPY

Sword Art Online -Progressive- Hoshinaki Yoru no Aria Original Soundtrack
SVWC-70569 | October 29, 2021
47 Tracks
[Preorder from CDJapan]

The Princess Principal website has announced that there will be a Fictionjunction collab Insert song in Pripri 2nd movie
Title: fairy game
Artist: FictionJunction feat. shuri

Details for Junna’s single “Umi to Shinju” have been announced by Flying Dog

The single’s CD comes with Umi to Shinju and the english version “the sea and a pearl” and 2 other Junna songs as well as karaoke versions of them, and the Limited Edition comes with a BD with MV of the song footage from JUNNA ROCK YOU STREAMING LIVE 2021「20×20」

Fate/Zero, El-melloi and Kara no Kyoukai soundtracks will be available on Spotify/Apple Music on July 30

In light of this there is a new YK interview in english at anitrendz(dot)net and the people who did it emailed it to us. You can read it HERE

Lastly, few days ago Highway Star published on YouTube  footage of the 『prelude to ACT1〜Numquam vincar』 from Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol.#16 〜Soundtrack Special〜. You can watch below: