K-ON! Concert Date Set for February 2011

With all the popularity and success that the K-ON! anime series seems to have garnered through its two seasons of airing, it only makes sense to fire off a concert, this time, to extend coverage to the second season of K-ON!. So with that in mind, the official website has announced a second K-ON! live concert to be held in February of 2011.

Once again, it’s expected that the voice actresses who portray the characters in the anime will be practicing on their instruments so that they can deliver with what they did for their first concert. More details are bound to come towards the end of November, so stay tuned for all that!

Tenmon and Makoto Shinkai Collaboration Continues in Hoshi o Ou Kodomo

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard of anything out of Makoto Shinkai, but with his announcement of the new Hoshi o Ou Kodomo movie, we can finally look forwards to a visual feast that has been Shinkai’s hallmark among anime directors.

The story looks to follow a girl’s coming of age as she ventures forth to meet a boy. Whether the movie’s themes will reprise the obstacles of love and distance that characterize Shinkai’s previous works is up in the air, but it should make for some poignant storytelling.

The soundtrack will, once again, be composed by Tenmon. We’ve recently reviewed Eminence Symphony Orchestra’s Makoto Shinkai album titled Promise which features a selection of Tenmon’s music from Shinkai’s movies, so give that album a shot if you’re looking to see how heartfelt his music is.

All told, this project does sound promising and here’s hoping for another success!

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