Aimer to Release Two Best of Collection Albums and First Nippon Budokan Concert Announced!

After celebrating five years in the music industry, anisong songstress Aimer is set to release her Best of Collection albums in May this year!

The Best of collection will be released as two different CDs, titled BEST SELECTION ‘blanc’ and BEST SELECTION ‘noir’ – a reflection of the name of her official fanclub, Blanc et Noir. Each CD will be released in three different editions as well: Limited Edition A will come with the music CD and Blu-ray disc, while Limited Edition B will come with the music CD and DVD. The regular edition will come with just the music CD. The coverarts for her best collection albums has been unveiled as shown below:

From left to right: The covers for BEST COLLECTION ‘blanc’ Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B and Regular Edition. 

The tracklists of two CDs has also been revealed on her official site.  The songs are organised and arranged in such a way that there will be a theme to both blanc and noir. ‘blanc’ will mostly contain heartfelt ballads and hits such as Akane Sasu and bouncier songs like Kataomoi while ‘noir’ will have upbeat and powerful songs such as LAST STARDUST and insane dream.

From left to right: noir’s Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Regular Edition

Video content for the DVD and Bluray would be composed of music clips and selected performances from Aimer’s performances of Aimer Hall Tour 2016 at Tokyo International Forum Hall A last November 6, 2016.

In addition with this release, each part of the collection will come with a newly recorded songs which will be announced at a later date.

Aimer’s first best collection albums are scheduled to release on May 3, 2017.

And finally! What excites me most is the announcement of her very first concert at prestigious Nippon Budokan!! AAAAAH! Well, I noticed that most Sony artists who releases their BEST albums usually decided to hold notable concerts like this, Kalafina or ClariS for example. But I’m hoping for a BD/DVD release since I can’t attend in August due to school huhu T_T. It sucks right? Can’t wait for this! Here’s some details, btw:

Aimer Live in Budokan ( 武道館)”blanc et noir”

Date:2017.08.09
Venue: Nippon Budokan
Open: Start:18:00/19:00
Ticket: ¥6,500 (tax-in)

Official site: http://www.aimer-web.jp/

My Jpop/Anisong Guitar Chords

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Hi everyone! This topic will solely focuses on my own guitar arrangements for my favorite Jpop and Anisong artists. And as you see, I mostly transcribe Yuki Kajiura’s works, particularly Kalafina. 😊

I tried posting the chords here, but unfortunately, WordPress keeps on formatting the text even if you edit the code, resulting to wrong timing in each post.

I’m just an amateur musician so please take these transcripts with a little grain of salt. And again, I only transcribe guitar CHORDS, so please don’t ask for finger tabs, musical scores, midi files and such, cause I don’t have enough time to work for it it lol. I also add chords from fellow musicians and I always credit them accordingly, so don’t worry. Lastly, there were unnoticeable mistakes sometimes so please bear with me and always feel free to correct me! 😉

Btw, some links were submitted to Ultimate-guitar site for better variations and transpose functions, and to my tumblr as well, so here ya go:

Kalafina guitar/piano chords:

Anime/TV/Movie OST (mostly by Yuki Kajiura):

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I will update the links on this post whenever I submitted a new song, so don’t worry 🙂
Please enjoy these for awhile and stay tuned!

Sony Music Entertainment Japan to Launch a New Label『SACRA MUSIC』

SMEJ (Sony Music Entertainment Japan) is launching a new music label starting in April 2017, and it’s called “SACRA MUSIC”. It will focus on ‘anisong’ artists who are widely expanding their activities not only in Japan but also overseas.

This direct quote from one of the many news articles surfaced online stated:
“They are gathering artists with a wide range of activities overseas aiming for worldwide deployment.”

And also, this new label picked up the anisong industry’s best artists, with 14 groups/solo performers listed below (order arranged according to the announcement):

1. Kalafina
2. ClariS
3. LiSA
4. EGOIST
5. Sako Tomohisa
6. Kana Hanazawa
7. Haruna Luna
8. ELISA
9. GARNiDELiA
10. SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]
11. Ayano Mashiro
12. TrySail
13. PENGUIN RESEARCH
14. TSUKICRO

The official site of “SACRA MUSIC” also stated the following:
“Please look forward to overseas events, live holdings, song releases on a global scale.”

Oh man, I’m definitely looking forward to this! Good thing they included some seiyuus such as Sako Tomohisa and Kana Hanazawa. And Kalafina and ClariS on the top of this list makes me happy lol XD. I just wonder why Aimer, fripSide and others didn’t involved with this. I just hope they’ll perform together here in PH, or else release something new together. Ahhhh! I can’t wait to see how this will turn out! 🙂

SACRA Music Official site: http://sacramusic.jp/

Artist Lineup for Anisong Fantasy Vol.1 in Singapore and Hong Kong Announced!

Last Friday night on AFA Singapore, big names in Anison industry have been revealed to participate on an all-new event, gathering artists under SME Records “Anisong Fantasy Live” which will be held in 2 cities, Hong Kong and Singapore in March 2017! The details are as follows:

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「Anisong Fantasy Live 2017」

[Hong Kong]

Date: March 10, 2017 (Fri.)

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Stadium Arena

Doors Open / Show Start: To be announced

[Singapore]

Date: March 18, 2017 (Sat.)

Venue: Big Box

Doors Open / Show Start: 18:00/19:00 (local time)

[Artist Lineup] (both shows)

Aimer, Alisa Takigawa, ELISA, GARNiDELiA, Kalafina, Luna Haruna (in alphabetical order)

[Ticketing Details]

-Hong Kong-

* To be announced soon

-Singapore-

●VIP Early Bird

From 26 November 2016, tickets will be available at the Anisong Fantasy Live booth within the grounds of Anime Festival Asia (AFA) Singapore 2016. (Early Bird privileges included)

●Normal sales VIP&GA Tickets

From 28 November 2016, via APACTix (APACTix website:http://www.apactix.com/)

VIP(Numbered Seating):SGD188*

GA(Free Standing):SGD118*

* APACTix ticket handling fee not included.

AAAHHH!..How come all of my fave artists will perform on the same event! I wish they included Philippines in this special event. If I have enough money and time, I would like fly to Singapore and Hong Kong to watch all of them haha! Specially if there’s Aimer and Kalafina together~Lucky fans indeed! 😀

You may check the official website for further details!
Event Official Website–> http://anisongfantasy.com

Eir Aoi Announces Indefinite Hiatus

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It has been announced yesterday that Eir Aoi goes indefinite hiatus due to poor health condition. We know she cancelled her activities since last year due to Aspiration Pneumonia but I didn’t expect her to announce an hiatus so soon. In addition, Eir’s 5th anniversary concert in Nippon Budokan this November is confirmed to be her last performance this year. This saddens me a lot. I’ve been following her for almost 5 years and I hope she’ll have a comeback in few years just like Utada Hikaru. I’m willing to wait Ruru, so please get well soon! 😀

The staff as well as Eir Aoi herself leave a thank you message for all the fans who supported her for five years in anime and music industry.

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Which Artist/Group Will Most Likely to Perform in Opening/Closing Ceremony of 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Olympics?

The hype is real for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Japan will surely make it great and most memorable as well. And recently, people gets more excited as usual and they seemed to promote their favorite personalities to be part of that prestigious event. So several unofficial polls started to float around the internet like this and this and the fans will just go with the flow lol.

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But does that poll results will affect the official lineup for the Olympics? The answer is probably no. The official poll (if there is) should be featured on the Tokyo Olympic’s official site or at least the organizers will nominate the most deserving artists that should represent Japan and then publish a poll on its official site, not on any other blog sites.

All I can say is that the Olympics organizers, Japanese government, specially Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will most likely to choose which artist/group shall perform for the pride of Japan.

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Haruna Luna and INKT to perform in the Philippines for the first time

Yay! BOA2016 official facebook page just announced their set of guests performers this September. Who did you guess will take the stage this year at The Best of Anime 2016?

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They are no other than INKT led by Koki Tanaka, former member of KAT-TUN managed by Johnny’s Entertainment and one of my personal favorite AniSong singer Haruna Luna! I dunno what to do haha! Maybe I’ll go for Haruna Luna this time haha.  Continue reading

Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2015-2016 “far on the water” Special FINAL at Tokyo International Forum Hall A DVD/BD Announced!

The DVD and Blu-ray of Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2015〜2016 “far on the water” Special FINAL at Tokyo International Forum Hall A will be released on June 22,2016.

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Jacket cover for Kalafina LIVE TOUR 2015〜2016 “far on the water” Special FINAL DVD/BD

 

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Kalafina LIVE TOUR by 2015-2016 “far on the water” Special FINAL at Tokyo International Forum Hall A

Release Date: 2016.06.22
・DVD:SEBL-210 ¥5,800 (Tax-in)
・BD:SEXL-77 ¥6,800(Tax-in)

Note that this item is now available on Sony Music Shop:
DVD:https://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php?cd=SEBL-210
BD:https://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php?cd=SEXL-77

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