Singing Unit Kalafina to Continue After Producer Yuki Kajiura's Departure
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Media news source Oricon News reported on Wednesday that the three-member female singing unit Kalafina will continue working under the Space Craft Produce talent agency, even after the departure of their founder and producer Yuki Kajiura from the same agency.
Space Craft Produce commented to Oricon News that the group's "performances at our sponsored concerts and the opening of the group's 10th anniversary film are continuing as planned." Oricon News added that discussions are underway for who will produce Kalafina's future songs.
Kajiura noted in a Twitter post earlier on Wednesday that Kalafina's status will end up changing, so she cannot truly say that it will be the same as before. However, she said that she respects the group members and still wants to cheer them on.
Kajiura started the Kalafina music group in 2007 to perform the theme songs for The Garden of Sinners anime films. Kajiura produced, composed, and wrote the lyrics for most of the group's songs. The group started out with four members, with two of the four members — Keiko Kubota and Wakana Ootaki — having previously worked with Kajiura under her FictionJunction project. Maya Toyoshima left the group in 2009.
The group has performed theme songs for such anime as Sound of the Sky, Aldnoah.Zero, Black Butler, Time of Eve, Fate/Zero, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, and most recently, Katsugeki! Tōken Ranbu. The group has released 21 singles and six studio albums.
The group recently performed their 10th anniversary concert at the Budokan on January 23, and has a 10th anniversary film that will screen in select theaters in Japan from March 30 to April 12.
Source: Oricon News