Pop Duo ClariS Unmask at Pacifico Yokohama Concert For First Time!

ClariS, one of the popular anison acts under Sacra Music label, were known for performing anime songs under their avatar as shown below (also former member Alice):

 

At the encore  of their “ClariS 2nd HALL CONCERT in Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall ~ Sayonara no Saki e …Hajimaru no Melody” concert, ClariS (Clara and Karen) – who are known for performing live while wearing masks – unexpectedly removed their masks and greeted their audience for the first time with their faces revealed. The concert was held on at the Pacifico Yokohama venue in Nishi Ward, Yokohama last September 16, 2017.

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After singing the 19th song of the set, “Sayonara wa Iwanai” (“Don’t Say Good-bye”), Clara and Karen fired up the stage. They returned later to perform the song “Prism” without their masks on. The audience screamed in excitement after witnessing the reveal. Shortly after, the group became a trending topic worldwide on Twitter.

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During the encore, Clara stated that she was happy to finally truly meet her fans after performing masked for more than seven years. Karen observed that she was a little nervous and embarrassed about removing the mask, but also very happy to have done it. It was also revealed that the entirety of the concert program, including the unmasking, was planned by Clara and Karen. Sweet indeed!

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Official photographs of the two from the concert showing their faces were not available, unfortunately.

To be honest, I don’t mind them revealing their faces since I became a fan of them for more than five years because of their music, not looks. But as I watched their first Nippon Budokan concert BD/DVD with their masks on, I find them very cute and pretty hardworking young artists. At the same time, I also wanted to see them with revealed faces for I would like to see them singing with emotions, for an artists’s face expression while performing live is kind of important to engage with the audience imo. For now, let’s wait for another live photobook to release soon, (PLS RELEASE THE UNMASKED PICS LOL) and it would be better if they also included Alice cause I really miss her. T_T

Source: Ota-suke 

 

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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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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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Press Conference Interview with Kalafina in Mexico (2016.02.19) English Translation

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Kalafina is a famous Japanese vocal trio created by composer Yuki Kajiura and comprised singers by Wakana, Keiko and Hikaru. They conquered Mexico with their stunning voices accompanied by its symphonic band on February 20, 2016 at El Plaza Condesa at 6:00 pm.

A day of its first performance in the city of Mexico, the vocal trio Kalafina met with various media to talk of their career and their expectations about the Mexican public. Wakana, Keiko and Hikaru came amidst with a round of applause and with a radiant smile on their faces, as they began to answer our questions. Continue reading

Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol. # 13 ~ featuring SWORD ART ONLINE ~ full list of Performers announced!

The full list of performers for Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol. # 13 ~ featuring SWORD ART ONLINE ~ has been decided!

And yet, it has also been announced that Keiko will not participate this time due to health reasons (mild bronchitis),and her attending physician decided that she should rest and concentrate on taking her treatment over that period of time. Remember last January that the FJC flier doesn’t include KEIKO in the list of performers. So I really hope she was fine for her upcoming Kalafina lives. 🙂

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Event: 「Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol.#13 ~featuring SWORD ART ONLINE~」
Date and Venue:
March 21, 2016 – Open:16:00/Start: 17:00 at Tokyo International Forum Hall A
March 26, 2016 – Open:17:15/Start: 18:00 at NHK Hall in Osaka
March 27, 2016 – Open:15:15/Start: 17:00 at NHK Hall in Osaka

Piano・Keyboard: Yuki Kajiura
Musicians:
Guitar:Korenaga Koichi
Drums:Kyoichi Sato
Bass:Takahashi “Jr Tomoharu
Strings/Violin:Hitoshi Konno Strings
Flute:Akagi Rie
Percussion:Nakajima Obawo
Manipulator:Oohira Yoshio
Horn:Okamoto Akira・Niwa Hiroki

Vocal:Remi・KAORI・WAKANA・YURIKO KAIDA

For ticket inquiries: http://bit.ly/1V00e58
source: http://spacecraft.co.jp/fjc/info.html

Kalafina ARENA LIVE 2016, fotw live in Shanghai, and guests at Shinji Tanimura’s lives in April 2016

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Looks like 2016 is one of Kalafina’s busiest year in terms of lives since last year. During their FOTW Special FINAL at Tokyo International Forum Hall A, Kalafina announced their first arena live !! Furthermore, a 3-day guest appearances in Shinji Tanimura’s lives and another live in Shanghai had also been announced!

・「Kalafina Arena LIVE 2016 (tentative title)」
Date and Venue:
2016.09.10~11 @ World Memorial Hall in Port Island, Kobe 
2016.09.16 ~17 @ Nippon Budokan in Tokyo (wow, its exactly one year since their 5th album release lol XD)

・Shanghai Spring International Music Festival
「Kalafina LIVE 2016 “far on the water” in Shanghai」
Date: 2016.05.10 (Tue)
Venue: Shanghai Culture Square, Shanghai, China
・「SHINJI TANIMURA RECITAL 2016 THE SINGER」
2016.04.08 (Fri) Doors Open:18:30 / Start:19:00
2016.04.09 (Sat) Doors Open:14:30 / Start:15:00
2016.04.10 (Sun) Doors Open:14:30 / Start:15:00
Venue: National Theatre of Japan in Chiyoda, Tokyo
Ticket:¥10,800 (Tax-in・Preschoolers disabled)
Contact: Kyodo Tokyo 0570-550-799 (Opens on weekdays 11:00 to 18:00 / Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays at 10:00 ~ 18:00 )

LISANI LIVE 2016

I’ve been interested to this Lisani lives for years (it started on 2010) because Im a huge fan of Anisongs and its performers. The artist line up for 2016 were as follows:

2016.01.23 (SATURDAY STAGE)

– THE IDOLM@STER THREE STARS!!!
– 藍井エイル
– スフィア
– 茅原実里
– fhána
– 分島花音
【Extra Artist】早見沙織

2016.01.24 (SUNDAY STAGE)

– 内田真礼
– Aimer
– 川田まみ
– TrySail
– fripSide
– LiSA
【Extra Artist】綾野ましろ

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Great set of artists though it still not the best. This time, some of my faves isn’t available for this event I guess. Kalafina has 8th anniv lives on 01/22-23, Nana Mizuki has been busy lately promoting her new album ‘SMASHING ANTHEMS’. While ClariS, JAM PROJECT, T.M.Revolution will not attend this year. Aside from LiSA, Eir, Minorin and Mami Kawada, what interests me most is that Aimer was there! And also, I also started listening to this year’s EXTRA ARTIST Ayano Mashiro and she’s pretty good. So I guess Day 2 is more interesting. haha!

 

DATE:
1.23(土):開場 15:00/開演 16:00(予定)
1.24(日):開場 14:00/開演 15:00(予定)

VENUE: Nippon Budokan (日本武道館)

for more info: http://www.lisani.jp/news/id129291

Official HP: http://www.lisani.jp/live/

 

 

Kalafina – ring your bell Guitar Chords

 

Kalafina – ring your bell
Description: Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works] S2 ED
Key: E/G#
Verse I:
 E                                                          Eb–C#m      B            A   
itsuka kokoro ga kiete iku nara semete koe no kagiri

             G#   F#                   B            E
koufuku to zetsubou no utaitai

              Eb–C#m     F#        B         E–Eb   C#m    
bokura o matsu unmei wa itsudemo   tada

    F#                G            D      E          Bm     C#m      F#
Inochi ga yume o mite kake nukeru ima  no tsuzuki

Chorus:
G#                            G            C                   Fm       Eb
kimi ga naita yoru wa sono nakani tooi mirai no

       C#m          F#             B  
kagayaki o kakushiteta
                               Bb            Eb        G#m      F#    E        B    
Shizukesa ga kimi o  matsu mabushii oka kitto ikeru

C#m                F#   
kimi no chihei e

B                      G               A                 B      E- – –
ring your bell, and raise your song

 

Verse II:
 E                                                            Eb–C#m        B       A   
kimi ga sonna ni hoshi gatteita  hikari ga kiete iku

                G#      F#               B          E
nando demo sono toki o shitteiru

         Eb–C#m       F#      B         E–Eb   C#m     
aojiroi    michi no ueni tachi   fusagari

F#              G       D      E            Bm      C#m              F#
mirai e iku ashi o tomeru no wa kimi no kokoro dake

Chorus 2:
  G#                               G      C           Fm               Eb       C#m              F#        B  
Yoake wa mada tooi akarui hoshi mo mienai dakara mado o hiraite

                               Bb             Eb  G#m       F#     E                   B      C#m        F#   
Kaze ni nori hibiku darou ashita o yobu kimi no shirabe yami no naka e

G#
ring your bell

 

Kajiurago:
G#                              G#-G-Fm           Bb          Eb                   C#-C  
sontia dis adole  imi  altimata disti solmistio atol/solti o atoll camito

(continuing as harmony:)

  C                                                    Fm  Eb             D        Bb  C – C#m   
kimi e to tsuzuiteta michi no kimi kara tsuzuite  iku michi no

                                 F#           G#
Mabushisa wa kitto kienai kara
Last Chorus:
  G#                               G          C                    Fm          Eb          C#m          F#         
kimi ga naita yoru no mukou niwa mada nanimo nai hajimari ga

                 B  
hirogaru

                              Bb       Eb     G#m     F#      E                 B       C#m    F# 
kaze ni nori kieru darou ashita o yobu kimi no shirabe tooi chihei e

         B               G  
kodama o nokoshite

  B                                                                 A – G   A   B
ring your bell, and raise your song
  B                          G   A    B
ring your bell

 

 

 

Note: Feel free to ask me for questions and correct me if there’s something wrong with my arrangement. I can’t manage to transcribe musical scores or add tabs due to some school stuffs, so I’ll just leave the chords like that XD. And please do not repost this anywhere unless you credit my blog. XD

Find other Kalafina chords here — >
https://sprinterxkyrie.wordpress.com/2017/01/12/my-jpopanisong-guitar-chords/

Far on the Water Vocals scores is now out! For those who are interested, you may get your copy now here. 😀

[Lyrics] credits to: https://forum.canta-per-me.net/

Kalafina 5th album「far on the water」Review

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Well, its been a long time since by last post on this blog due to busy school schedule hehe. But now that I managed to listen to Kalafina’s 5th album ‘far on the water’, here’s my review:

01. into the water

So this is the ‘overture’ of this album just like what their albums usually have. It has a feeling that best describes “Welcome to the world of Kalafina.” Great vocals from them as usual but not as enchanting as ‘al fine’ from Consolation album. Well, it’s a great intro, imo.

  1. monochrome

When I first heard this song, It was a little bit weird and I was amazed on how the electric guitar and accordion played together. I love accordion so much that’s why I immediately loved this track! That Hikaru verses, plus a solo Keiko line before Wakana’s chorus was pretty amazing just like a colorful song which describes best for the song. That instrumental was sooo great! Overall, this is one of my fave track from this album.

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