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FictionJunction

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FictionJunction promoting "Distance / eternal blue" (2012)

FictionJunction is a solo project of Kajiura Yuki (梶浦由記) with various female vocalists. Each vocalist forms a Japanese pop band with Kajiura as the composer. The first and most popular band is FictionJunction YUUKA with the hits "Akatsuki no Kuruma" and "Honoo no Tobira". Two member of the project, KEIKO and WAKANA were sent to Kalafina, a group formed Kajiura and signed with Sony Music Entertainment. In February 2009, Kajiura brings all vocalists of FictionJunction together to revive the project. The band is currently signed to Victor Entertainment's sub-label, flying DOG.

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FictionJunction project first formed by Kajiura Yuki with Nanri Yuuka as FictionJunction YUUKA. Their debut song, "Akatsuki no Kuruma" was first featured in the fourth suit CD of the anime Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. FictionJunction YUUKA officially debuted with the single "Hitomi no Kakera" in May 2004. Because of the popularity of the Gundam SEED series and fan favors for the song, "Akatsuki no Kuruma" was released separately as their third single in September 2004. One year later, their next single, "Honoo no Tobira" became the first voice actress single to hit #1 on Oricon daily charts. During that time, Kajiura also found other vocalists for the project. FictionJunction ASUKA debuted with the single, "everlasting song" on February 21, 2005. Other vocalists just released their songs through soundtrack albums written by Kajiura. She also brought KEIKO and WAKANA to Kalafina.

By the end of 2008, Kajiura announced that she will come back with FictionJunction project after a short hiatus from July 2007. FictionJunction released a compilation album in February 2009 featuring the previously soundtrack-exclusive songs from Anime Tsubasa Chronicle and El Cazador dela Bruja, cover of other Kajiura songs originally performed by her other utahimes, and two newly released songs from Anime Tsubasa Chronicle and Hokuto no Ken: Toki Den. Kajiura also announced that they will perform the opening theme song Parallel Hearts for Anime Pandora Hearts, an anime scored by Kajiura. Following the released of both albums was the announcement of the promotional live Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol.#4 "Everlasting Songs" Tour 2009.

In 2010, Kajiura announced that they will perform the opening theme song Toki no Mukou Maboroshi no Sora for Anime Ookami kakushi. This project also started YUUKA's solo career in which she performed the ending theme song of the same anime; though YUUKA had already released many other non-Kajiura songs before and during her FictionJunction YUUKA years, this marked her solo career as a major artist. However, YUUKA still performs together with Kajiura and the other FictionJunction vocalists in special live events. Later in May 2010, they released their first live album 2008-2010 The BEST of Yuki Kajiura LIVE in which the first CD of the compilation included selected songs from Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol.#2,3 ~1st DVD Release Special LIVE~, and 4 "Everlasting Songs" Tour 2009, while the second CD of the compilation included selected songs from Yuki Kajiura LIVE vol.#5 "Special Japanese Seal".

In 2011, Kajiura announced that they will perform the opening theme song stone cold for Anime SACRED SEVEN. During the airing of the seventh episode of the anime, the staff switched the opening theme song with Nanri Yuuka's ending theme song while using the second verse of the full version of both songs. Later that year, Kajiura also announced that they will perform the opening theme song Eternal Blue for the PSP game Senritsu no Stratus

From 2012 onwards, Kajiura and the FictionJunction vocalists performs her newer compositions from her newest works. Later in June 2012, it was announced that they will perform the new ED of anime Gundam SEED HD Remastered.

Discography

Albums

Best Albums

Live Albums

Singles

Video Releases

Other Video Releases

Compilations / Other

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