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Pony Canyon to host an audition for a female singer to sing Yuki Kajiura's theme song for "DEEMO THE MOVIE"

Think you've got a set of pipes?

Pony Canyon K.K. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Takashi Yoshimura) announced the details of the second round of auditions to find an artist to perform the theme song (music and lyrics by Yuki Kajiura) for the animated film "DEEMO THE MOVIE" which is currently in production.

The panel of judges will include Yuki Kajiura, Yasunori Mori (the film's music producer), Pony Canyon producers and voice actress Ayana Taketatsu.

The audition is open to contestants from Japan as well as abroad. The entry deadline is 11:59 pm on Saturday, February 29.

Second Round of Auditions
Date: March 20, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm ~
Place: Tokyo, specific location to be announced
Details:
(1) The audition piece: Each contestant will sing a song of their choice. The song should last no longer than two minutes from intro to fade out. Also, it will be limited to "Japanese songs".
(2) Each contestant will make a self-introduction/promotion speech lasting no longer than one minute.
Judges: Yuki Kajiura
Yasunori Mori (The film's music producer)
Ayana Taketatsu (Voice actress)
Canyon Producers and others

Names of contestants who passed the first round of auditions will be posted on the "DEEMO THE MOVIE" official website https://deemomovie.jp/ on Friday, March 6.

An explanatory meeting will be held before the second audition
Date: March 13 or 14
Place: PONY CANYON K.K.
Izumi Garden ANNEX1-5-17 Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8487

Agenda: General guidelines and schedule following the second round of auditions

Submission of documents
Documents will be mailed separately to contestants who passed the first round of auditions. Please sign or place your official seal on the document and bring it with you.
Written consent of a parent or guardian will be required if the contestant is a minor.

Other important considerations
The explanatory meeting for the second round is not considered part of the audition.
If you cannot attend the meeting, please mail all required documents to the provided address.
All contestants will be responsible for their own transportation fees, lodging, etc. for both the explanatory meeting and the audition itself.
Please note that unforeseen events including weather or accidents may impact the schedule and general guidelines of the audition.

Announcement of final results
The grand winner of the audition will be announced on July 2020 at ANIME EXPO in L.A.
Details/updates will be posted on the official website: deemomovie.jp

Applications to the audition can be submitted using the KARASTA app (mixi) in Japan, while over-seas applications can be made through YouTube and bilibili.
Additionally, fan (viewer) votes will be counted in addition to professional judge votes in deciding the qualifiers beyond the 2nd round of auditions.

Objective of the audition:
To discover a new talent with outstanding singing skills who would be suitable to sing the theme song for "DEEMO THE MOVIE", an Anime Film that pursues high music qualities in accordance with the original story (world-renowned music game "DEEMO").

Visit the "DEEMO THE MOVIE" official website for more details about the audition: https://deemomovie.jp/utahime

Application Platform

Domestic (Japan) applications: KARASTA (YouTube & bilibili accepted as well)
International applications: YouTube, bilibili
How to Apply

KARASTA
-Download the KARASTA app and upload your performance of the assignment song.
*KARASTA can be downloaded at: https://karasta.net/
YouTube & bilibili
Upload your performance of the assignment song with the following 2 hashtags:
#deemo #deemomovie_utahime
Song to apply with
Assignment song: "inside a dream" (song featured in DEEMO THE MOVIE). Music/Lyrics by Yuki Kajiura. Song by Joelle.
*the original song is performed in words coined by Yuki Kajiura, but applicants are free to change the lyrics. Humming is accepted as well.

Conditions of application
1. Must be female aged 13 or older.
2. Must not be signed with and/or represented by any record label, management or agency/agent.
3. Applicants under the age of 20 must be authorized by their parent/guardian before applying.
4. Must be able to participate in screenings beyond the second round that will be held in Japan.
5. Must understand and approve that photographs/videos will be taken beyond the 2nd round of auditions.
6. The winner of the audition must base her activities in Japan and participate in the domestic entertainment industry.

Schedule
January 1st – February 29th, 2020:
-Application period.

Early March 2020:
-1st round qualifiers (approx. 30 contestants) will be announced
-Assignment song for the 2nd round will be announced

March – June 2020
2nd round > 3rd round > Final round
On top of votes by professional judges Yuki Kajiura, Yasuhiro Mori (the film's music producer), and Pony Canyon's producers, public fan votes will be added, and the total score will determine the qualifiers for these rounds.

Results
The grand winner of the audition will be announced on July 2020 at ANIME EXPO in L.A.

Details/updates will be posted on the official website: deemomovie.jp

DEEMO being updated to Version 3.6

New songs on the horizon

Rayark has announced that DEEMO is going to be updated to Version 3.6 in the near future. This update will add the songs “A Little Servant” and “ripples” to “Shattered Memories 2”, “Continuum (DEEMO Ver.)” to “N.M.S.T. Collection #2”, and “-Mirage-” to “Sdorica Collection”.

Rayark hosting theme song auditions for Deemo the Movie

Deemo demo tapes

Deemo the Movie was announced a few weeks back, and developer Rayark is now on the search for the perfect voice to perform the movie's theme song. The company is now accepting audition tapes from singers to see who might best be able to handle the tune. Those who audition must sing the theme song, but are also allowed to hum, or make slight lyric changes.

Deemo the Movie's theme song, “inside a dream,” was composed and written by Yuki Kajiura, who's worked on numerous anime soundtracks, as well as Xenosaga III‘s soundtrack. Audition applicants are required to sing the theme song, and are allowed to make humming versions or slightly change the lyrics.

Pony Canyon announces Deemo the Movie

A rhythm game turned movie

Pony Canyon has announced that Deemo is getting an anime adaptation called Deemo the Movie. The film will be produced by Signal.MD, a subsidiary of Production I.G. parent company IG Port, and is set to launch in 2020. Check out details on the film below.

Introduction

Alone in a castle, a figure plays a piano… Deemo. One day, a girl falls from the sky. A castle littered with mysterious inhabitants. A sacred tree growing by the melody of a piano. A girl with no memory, and Deemo. A gentle story that will touch your heart. Deemo: the rhythm game cherished around the world. Adapted for an animated film.

Staff

Based on: The original story Deemo by Rayark Inc.
Screenplay: Junichi Fujisaku, Bun-o Fujisawa
Character Design: Mebachi
Image Board: Yoshitsugi Yoshida
Art: Hiromasa Ogura
Art Settings: Taiyo Yoshida
Color Design: Yumiko Katayama
CG Animation Director: Hiroshi Suzuki
Modeling Supervisor: Shunsuke Imaizumi
Technical Director: Kouichirou Tamura
3DCG Production: Bros
Composting: Hisashi Ezura, Akira Saitoh
Editing: Yoshinori Murakami
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Sound Work: Magic Capsule
Theme Song: Yuki Kajiura
Assistant Director: Yoshihiro Hiramine
Director: Shuhei Matsushita
General Director: Junichi Fujisaku
Production: Signal.MD (a subsidiary of Production I.G. parent company IG Port)
Produced by: Pony Canyon

Cast

Ayana Taketatsu and others

DEEMO updated to Version 1.6.0

Three packs of new songs

DEEMO has been updated to Version 1.6.0, which includes a bunch of new songs in 3 different packs. Check out the song breakdown below.

AD:PIANO 2 Collection

- Longinus (xi)
- Discovered Attack (BlackY)
- Monochrome Anomaly (Feryquitous)
- Mirage of Mind (Hamu Vo.F9)
- Kyuten Sekai no Shonen (Yumi Minami)

Vocal Selection

- Aurarobe (onoken feat. Rin)
- Vandarhythm (Apollo program feat. Ritsuka)
- Pharmacy of Heart (white tail box ft. riri)
- Red Storm Sentiment (Tsukasa feat. Kalon)
- Ukakus Kins (t+pazolite feat. Nanahira)

Collaboration Collection

- Hesitant Blade (Sdorica)
- The Story Unfolds (Sdorica)
- Rayark 7th Main Theme (Rayark Sound Team ‘Ice & SIHanatsuka’)

Deemo Piano Solo/Four Hands Collection OST announced for Japan

Second verse, same as the first

Rayark and Yamaha Music Media are teaming up for a second Deemo album release. This time around we get the Deemo Piano Solo/Four Hands Collection OST, which includes 18 tracks. The full track list can be found below.

[1] Nine Point Eight
[2] Utopiosphere
[3] Saika
[4] YUBIKIRI-GENMAN
[5] Entrance
[6] Magnolia
[7] Leviathan
[8] ANiMA
[9] Fluquor
[10] Deemo Goodbye
[11] Alice Good Night
[12] Myosotis(Piano Four Hands)
[13] Altale
[14] Run Lads Run(Piano Four Hands)
[15] Nightfall
[16] Aragami
[17] Marigold
[18] Lune

The Deemo Piano Solo/Four Hands Collection OST launches in Japan on June 15th, 2019.

Deemo Piano Collection OST - cover art, track listing, and more

We recently learned about the Deemo Piano Collection OST, which will see release in Japan on March 27th, 2019. We now know the soundtrack will cost ¥ 2,916, and also what tracks will be included. Check out a track rundown below.

01.Nine point eight
  Music: momocashew・Yamato Kasai
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

02.Utopiosphere
  Music: momocashew・Yamato Kasai
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

03.Saika
  Music: Rabpit
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

04.YUBIKIRI-GENMAN
  Music: Yamato Kasai
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

05.Entrance
  Music: Ice
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

06.Magnolia
  Music: M2U
  Arrange & Piano: Jacob Koller

07.Leviathan
  Music: NeLiME
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

08.ANiMA
  Music: xi
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

09.Fluquor
  Music: onoken
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

10.Deemo Goodbye
  Music & Arrange: 巨彥博 Chamber Chu
  Piano: 朝香智子

11.Alice Good Night
  Music: 秦旭章 Yuk-Cheung Chun
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

12.Myosotis
  Music: M2U Arrange: 朝香智子
  Piano: Jacob Koller&朝香智子

13.Altale
  Music & Arrange: Sakuzyo
  Piano: 朝香智子

14.Run Lads Run
  Music: KillerBlood
  Arrange: 朝香智子
  Piano: Jacob Koller&朝香智子

15.nightfall
  Music: ginkiha
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

16.Aragami
  Music: xi
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

17.Marigold
  Music: M2U
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

18.Lune
  Music: M2U
  Arrange & Piano: 朝香智子

Deemo getting an official soundtrack release in Japan

Deemo is a game all about piano music, so it makes sense to put out a soundtrack! That's exactly what Raynark and V.A. are doing with their just-announced Deemo Piano Collection OST. The album releases on March 27th, 2019 in Japan, and includes various songs from Deemo. We don't have details on the full track listing, or the pricing at this time.

Deemo - Version 1.5 update now available for physical copies

Here's something that happened and I didn't even realize it. While the Switch eShop version of Deemo got the Version 1.5 update a couple weeks back, the retail version was still waiting. That update just hit for the retail version today, and PM Studios has apologized for the delay.

Just incase you don't remember, here's what's included in Version 1.5.

- adds the Team Grimoire Collection (5 new songs)
- adds 10 more tracks for the Toy-Con Piano

Deemo - Version 1.5 trailer and screens

Check out more screens here

The Version 1.5 update for Deemo is now available, and includes the Team Grimoire Collection (5 new songs)
and 10 more tracks for the Toy-Con Piano.

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