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EGOIST has their first album titled “Extra terrestrial Biological Entities” includes the previously released singles all with tie-ins to TV anime Guilty Crown. The band EGOIST is the fictional band from anime Guilty Crown and truly the work of the talented ryo (supercell) with vocals provided by chelly who was chosen last year along with Koeda among 2000 hopeful applicants. The album is due out September 19th – read on for more details.

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supercell’s upcoming 5th single, “Kokuhaku / Bokura no Ashiato” features the current ending theme songs for anime Guilty Crown and Black★Rock Shooter respectively and is definitely a double-a side release. The new single is set for release on March 7th. The release was previously posted here at Comtrya Sugoi and now the full track list and cover jackets by redjuice have been released – details follow,

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supercell’s 5th single will be a double-A titled, “Kokuhaku / Bokura no Ashiato”, and will be released on March 7th. Both songs will be featured in anime shows this Winter. “Kokuhaku” will be the new ending theme song for anime “Guilty Crown“ starting February 2nd. “Bokura no Ashiato” will be used as the ending theme song for the anime “Black★Rock Shooter”, also starting February 2nd.

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The new single from supercell, "My Dearest" will be released tomorrow, November 23rd. This is the first single with vocalist Koeda (15) who was chosen from among 2,000 applicants. “My Dearest” is featured as the opening theme for current anime “Guilty Crown.” Single release details and some translated excerpts from interview with ryo via Natalie Power Push follow,

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[Updated 11/01] The Anime Network (TAN) has added “Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle!” (Phi Brain) and 2 shows already being streamed by Crunchyroll – “Majikoi – Samurai Girls” and “Mashiro-iro Symphony.”

NicoNico x Funimation (niconico.com/anime) has started the previously postponed shows, “Maken-Ki”, “C3”, and “Future Diary.” Funimation.com also started streaming episodes 1-2 of “Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai)” though this also isn’t on NicoNico site (oddly). Probably growing pains of this relationship and licensing (perhaps a regional issue for Haganai’s availability).

Shana III previously announced for NicoNico has no word on if it will be streamed. Price for licensing might be high and a problem for Funimation. But considering they have allowed Shana I to go out of DVD print and didn’t license Shana II. All of which is inexplicable given the popularity of this franchise.

So are there any of the Fall 2011 shows not being streamed legally (besides Shana III)?

Previous updates and list of similcast Fall new shows with links after jump,

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supercell_2011The musical group supercell headed by ryo (composer) and redjuice (graphics), announced on Friday that Koeda, a 15-year-old vocalist from Fukuoka City, will be the new guest vocalist on the group’s still untitled third album. Auditions were held from May 25 to June 19 for a new singer – supercell has used singer nagi after making their initial splash using the synthesized voice of virtual idol Hatsune Miku on such hits as “Black Rock Shooter”, “Melt”, and “The World is Mine”.

supercell will be heavily involved in the music production for anime Guilty Crown that will air on Fuji TV’s Fall Noitamina block starting October 13th. The opening theme, “My Dearest,” by supercell will use Koeda on vocals. A promotional video with the song is streaming on the official Guilty Crown website.

Another female vocalist, 17-year old chelly, will perform supercell’s insert songs for character Inori Yuzurina in Guilty Crown. Completing their work on Guilty Crown, supercell will also provide the ending song "Departures ~Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta~" which will also use chelly on vocals.

Source: ANN, supercell’s official blog
Official website: supercell, Guilt Crown