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ClariS, Kalafina to Sing Madoka Magica Films' Theme Songs

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
TV anime's series director Yukihiro Miyamoto to direct 2 films opening in October

A flyer for the first two upcoming Puella Magi Madoka Magica films has revealed that the teenaged female duo ClariS and the Japanese pop trio Kalafina will be singing the theme songs for the two films respectively.

ClariS has performed theme songs for Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Oreimo, Nisemonogatari, and Moyashimon Returns. The pair's first album debuted at #2 on Oricon's weekly CD album sales chart this April. The duo will release "Wake Up" on their fifth single CD, which will ship in Japan on August 15.

Kalafina's Wakana, Keiko, and Hikaru debuted in 2008 with "oblivious," the first of seven ending theme songs for the Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners anime films. Yuki Kajiura, a veteran composer of such anime as Noir, .hack//SIGN, and Tsubasa Chronicle, put together the Kalafina group and writes the music. Since 2008, Kalafina have performed theme songs for several other anime, including Black Butler, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Fate/Zero.

Akiyuki Shinbo, who directed the television series, is acting as chief director for this project. Yukihiro Miyamoto (Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Arakawa Under the Bridge series director) will direct the films.

The first film of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica trilogy, Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Zenpen: Hajimari no Monogatari (Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part I: The Beginning Story), will open on October 6. The second film, Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Kōhen: Eien no Monogatari (Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part II: The Eternal Story), will then open on October 13.

[Via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō]

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