Kalafina has certainly touched the hearts of many anime fans, as they performed countless anisongs from Fate/Zero to Black Butler to Madoka Magica. Now, according to Japanese newspaper, Hochi Shimbun, they will be disbanding by spring of this year. This report comes about as songwriter Yuki Kujiura, who the trio has deep ties to, leaves their music label to go independent.
According to the report, Kalafina has no future projects planned after their 11th March concert. The reports also state that that concert is their final one as well. Apparently, their radio program will also be ending at the end of this month.
However, the Hochi report still remains unverified as neither the group, nor their management, have confirmed the break-up. Nothing is official yet, and many other news sites are treating the report as a mere rumor.
UPDATE: Well, it seems that Kalafina ain’t disbanding after all. However, one member is leaving, but they didn’t say who. They released an official statement via their fanclub’s official website, which states:
As many of you may already know, there are rumors about Kalafina’s disbandment due to Yuki Kajiura parting ways with her and Kalafina’s shared agency.
No official statement has been made by Kalafina’s staff. However, the Harmony Fanclub members have received a message concerning Kalafina’s future. It states that although Kalafina will not disband, one member will leave the group and the remaining members will continue as a duo.
Currently, Kalafina are still scheduled to appear in events through to the end of March. We hope this post will help to clear things up.
The Harmony Fanclub e-mail contained the following message:
“To Harmony Fanclub members,
Today, news concerning Kalafina has surfaced from one media outlet, so we would like to inform the fan club members of the following.
One member of Kalafina has expressed intent of leaving the group, and upon receipt of said request, we have decided to accept it. The two remaining members will continue activities with our agency.
While giving utmost respect and importance to Yuki Kajiura’s works through activities intended to express passion for said music, we would like to continue with our plans that all of the fans will enjoy and will be happy about.
We shall announce them soon.
We would like to ask for your continued support.
March 13, 2018
– SpaceCraft Produce
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