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  • Rewrite's New Opening and Endings Coming Up for Grabs in CD Form

    For those of you who've been enjoying Rewrite 2nd season thus far, you may have noticed them kicking off the Terra route adaptation with some cool new opening and ending songs! The new opening, Last Desire, is composed by Shinji Orito and sung by Maon Kurosaki, making this her first officially released Key song. The new ending is sung by Rewrite mainstay, Mizutani Runa, and composed by Donmaru, entitled Instincts.…


    21 days ago

  • 27th January marks the general release of Tomohiro Takeshita's best works album, World Hitchhiker!2. Known for his music at VisualArt's, this album includes several Key songs such as Word of Dawn (Rewrite TV ending theme), Worlds Pain (planetarian image song), and Okiraku☆Kyuusai (Side B track from the Word of Dawn single). You can purchase it from Amazon JP and other major Japanese stores through a proxy. We also…


    a month ago

  • KSL Live World 2016 ~the Animation Charlotte&Rewrite is coming to video!

    More news from Baba's start of 2017 blog! A new KSL Live World event is being planned for 2017, but in the meantime, a Blu-Ray release of the 2016 concert has been announced! It's been six years since KSL Live World was last released on video, and I'm super excited to see it return! This should be welcome news to all of us living outside of Japan who haven't had…


    2 months ago

  • Recording of Maeda's New Original Album Has Commenced!

    You may or may not be surprised to hear many a Jun Maeda fan express their opinion that his greatest works are found in his musical writing: Production, compositions and lyrics. Having worked on two very deep concept albums, Love Song (2005) and Owari no Hoshi no Love Song (2012), Maeda has been teasing his newest album venture on Key Sounds Label via Twitter. This new album, yet to be…


    2 months ago

  • Despite the numerous issues recently on Jun Maeda's health and condition in general, VisualArt's surprises us with a sudden release of a new song on their YouTube channel, produced by the man himself. Entitled "Autumn Song," this song gives us a familiar feel of his previous "Hikkikomori no Uta" but this time, tells us the story of life and one's journeys in it. You may have noticed the artist being…


    2 months ago

  • Chihaya and Lucia Become Idols in Key's New Mini-VN

    You heard that right! If you all remember the news we had some time ago, Key has been planning a small little addition to volume 4 of the Rewrite anime Blu-ray/DVD, releasing in December 21: a mini-game written by Ryukishi07 himself. Well information has finally been revealed and Lucia and Chihaya are about to get idolized! In a guest article on AkibaBlog (link NSFW) written by Kai himself, he…


    4 months ago

  • Key Music Update: New CLANNAD and planetarian soundtracks!

    Backers of the CLANNAD OST (digital and physical) should have received their Steam keys for a brand new Kickstarter exclusive OST by now! This OST features the new arrangements included in the Steam release. There was also an update to include a missing track for the arrange album Mabinogi which was originally released with the first printing of the limited edition of CLANNAD. If you’ve missed out on Mabinogi,…


    4 months ago

  • New planetarian and Rewrite CDs Coming on 9/21

    What a doozy! With the first batch of music CDs out earlier today, we now suddenly have news of the next batch of CDs coming out, all of them with a release date of September 21! For Rewrite, we'll be having two CDs released on that day. The first being a solo single by Anri Kumaki, containing two tracks: the second Anime OP End of the World and Hetakuso na…


    7 months ago

  • First Batch of Rewrite and planetarian CDs Released Today

    For those of you folks who have been keeping up with the Rewrite and planetarian anime, I'm sure you've all been enjoying the opening and ending themes of both series. You must all be thinking, however, "isn't there more to these songs?" Well think no more as today, the single CDs containing these songs have now been released, including extended and instrumental versions! The first of the two releases is…


    7 months ago

  • Just now, VisualArt's have published a preview of the opening song of the upcoming Rewrite anime, Philosophyz! Sung by Runa Mizutani of NanosizeMir with lyrics by Yuuto Tonokawa and composition by Shinji Orito, Philosophyz was originally used as the opening song for the Visual Novel, but here it has been remixed for use as the Anime opening. What do you think of this new version? Do you like it more…


    8 months ago

  • Interview with Lia: Working With Jun Maeda, Voicing IA and That Life-Changing Call by XDantheManX

    With Lia's first performance in Singapore last year at Anime Festival Asia, one local blogger, XDantheManX was able to score an interview with her. The interview details how she started her career with Key, her experience with Jun Maeda, and about her thoughts on her Vocaloid representation, IA. If you're interested in learning more about Lia's life as more than just a singer, check out the interview at http://xdanthemanx.…


    a year ago

  • Rewrite arrange album "crann mór" released!

    Here's a treat for you guys! An all new arrange album for Rewrite was recently sold at Comiket 89 as part of the Key Set, titled "crann mór". It features impressive orchestral arrangements of Rewrite's soundtrack by Hideki Higuchi, who you may remember for his work on the "MABINOGI" and "memento" arrange albums of CLANNAD. Personally, I'm a huge fan of his previous work with Key and have been longing…


    a year ago
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