Kalafina disbanding at the end of Spring

Vocal group Kalafina is said to be disbanding at the end of Spring.

The catalyst for the group falling apart is due to Yuki Kajiura making her departure from SACRA MUSIC, which is a subsidiary of Sony Music. 

Kajiura was a “support” member for the group, while she didn’t appear in promotional pictures and videos she was responsible for many duties behind the scenes. This includes composing, arranging, producing, and providing backing vocals.

While it was reported that the group would continue on without Kajiura, things eventually fell apart behind the scenes.

On March 11th the girls held a live event, and after that their schedule is virtually blank. Their radio show Kalafina Club is still happening, but an announcement has already been made that the final episode will air at the end of March.

It’s rumored that the sudden stop, and eventual departure of Kajiura and the group will put a huge burden on their office resulting in an alleged blow of 2 billion yen. Kalifina isn’t the only one suffering from issues with their office, last year both Rola and Mariya Nishiuch went head to head with their management.

Kalafina made their debut in 2008 with the release of their single Oblivious, theme song for the anime series Kara no Kyoukai Fukan Fuukei. They have went on to gain notatriy among anime fans by providing themes for Sora no Oto, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, and Rekishi Hiwa Historia.

They released 5 studio albums, and 21 singles.

(livedoor & sponichi annex)

Update: Kalafina reportedly only losing 1 member, will continue activities as a duo