After some speculation that the group is breaking up after Yuki Kujiura went independent, another key member to the musical group, Kalafina, has also left. In the group’s official website, member Keiko Kubota has revealed that she has left the group since April 1, 2018.
In the website, the now-former Kalafina member stated in a translated statement:
I, Keiko would like to inform you that April 1st 2018 marked the end of my contract with Spacecraft Production Co., Ltd – the agency that has supported me for many years.
I would like to apologise from the bottom of my heart that we are providing this information so late and thus made everyone worry.
There are so many people that have supported Kalafina for 10 years, it’s because of your very existence that step by step we were able to carefully work our way ahead and it was you who made it possible that our dream of celebrating our 10th Anniversary at Nippon Budokan became true.
Thanks to all of you who supported us, the three of us were able to completely devote ourselves to music with our heart and soul.
For my entire life I shall never forget this journey of music, a journey of believing in the power of music, of crossing the sea, of walking ahead and forever linking all of your smiling faces together.
Now that I have completed this journey, I feel like I can go forward even further while still treasuring the progress I have made together with you within my heart.
I am sincerely grateful to everyone who supported me throughout my ten years as part of Kalafina.
Thank you very much!
Last month, SpaceCraft Produce had to clear rumors regarding Kalafina’s break-up. The agency said in an official statement that Kalafina is not breaking up at all, but instead, only Keiko Kubota is leaving. The two other members of the musical group, Wakana Ootaki and Hikaru Masai, will be staying as the group will continue on.
Together with song writer Yuki Kujiura, fans might know the group for a few Anisongs they’ve performed. These include anime like Fate/Zero, Black Butler, and Madoka Magica.
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