Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol. 17 – “PARADE”
CONCERT FILM SCREENING
Saturday, December 3rd
Panel Room 3: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
This live concert, which continues to be held on a global scale, is a one-of-a-kind event that mixes between vocal songs from the soundtracks of numerous works with songs from her own project, FictionJunction. This time, the final performance held on August 12 is presented in the best sound and video quality. Guest vocalist Kae Tomaru and a new singer selected in the Kajiura vocalist audition will appear for the first time with a new song. In addition, Hikaru, who made a surprise appearance on the day of the event, will also participate. The band will be releasing their first full-length album “Parade” in 9 years on April 19 next year, so don’t miss this rare live performance that can be considered a prelude to the release of the album!
Yuki Kajiura/FictionJunction (Piano/Chorus)
Guest Vocal：Hanae Tomaru, rito, LINO LEIA
Surprise Guest Vocal：Hikaru
MUSICIAN：FRONT BAND MEMBERS
Koichi Korenaga (Guitar), Kyoichi Sato (Drums), Tomoharu ”Jr.” Takahashi (Bass), Hitoshi Konno (Violin)
Obawo Nakajima (Percussion), Rie Akagi (Flute), Yoshio Ohira (Manipulator)
Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol.#17 – PARADE
Additional performance at Nakano Sun-plaza Hall, Tokyo, August 12, 2022 (Fri.)
A multi-talented music composer is versatile in Lyrics Writing, Songwriting and Music Arrangement
Made her debut in 1993 as a song-composer and Keyboard player for the pop music unit “See-Saw.”
In 2002, the theme song “Anna ni lssho Datta no ni” from “Mobile Suit Gundam SEED” became a big hit
Now she is working on background music in much topical anime, “Sword Art Online,” “Puella Magi Madoka Magica,” “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,” and many others to her credit
Also, the vocal unit “Kalafinia”, fully produced by Kajiura, has released 5 original albums and 2 best of albums so far, all of them reaching the top 10 in the music charts, making the group’s name famous throughout the world.
In 2020, “Homura”, the theme song of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train”, composed and written by her (co-written by LiSA), won the Grand Prix at the 62nd Japan Record Awards
At the 44th Japan Academy Prize held in the following year, she was awarded the prize for “Outstanding Score”, along with Go Shiina.
Besides her works for animation titles, she is also contributing her music to other media like Takeshi Kitano’s movie “Achilles and the Tortoise”, NH K’s historical program “Historia”, NH K’s ASADORA: Morning Series “Hanako and Anne” and more
Since 2004, she is also working on her personal project “FictionJunction”, where she is releasing her original music and is actively holding concerts called “Yuki Kajiura LIVE”, a concert series with a mixture of background music and vocal songs.
Her solo concerts held in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan in 2019 were a success, showing that the sound quality is receiving enthusiastic support not only in Japan but also from overseas
FictionJunction is a solo project by the multi-talented Music Composer Yuki Kajura
The concept of this project is the combination of “Fiction” (create) and “Junction” (crossing, join): All songs and arrangements are created by Kajiura (=Fiction), and each song is merged with vocalists (solists) (=Junction). This project was initiated in 2004 with “Akatasuki no Kuruma” with YUUKA as vocal, with the intention to create a new performance