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Vinyl Records for Popular Anisong Unit ClariS Will Go on Sale in North America!

Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. (incorporated in Delaware, U.S.; representative: Tomohide Kamei; CEO: Naomitsu Kodaka; herein referred to as TOM) is opening pre-orders for the ClariS 〜Single Best 1st〜 Vinyl Edition, an album of popular unit ClariS’s best hits, starting at 10:00 A.M. (JST) on November 16, 2018. 

The ClariS -Single Best 1st- Vinyl Edition is an analog record of ClariS’s best hits album, which went on sale in 2015. In addition to the fourteen songs listed on the CD version, the records come with two bonus tracks and are sold as a 12-inch, 2-disc set.

The records are being distributed by the American entertainment company Sony Music Entertainment and will only be available for purchase in America and Canada. This project was created in response to the quickly growing anime marketplace in America, as evidenced by events such as Anime Expo 2018, America’s largest anime event which breaks its own record for highest number of participants each year.

The records are a highly collectible medium that will deliver ClariS’s songs, many of which are from anime that are popular even outside of Japan, to listeners in North America.

Also, a special ClariS booth will be exhibited at Anime NYC in November 2018, where convention participants can listen to the actual vinyl records. TOM will also be accepting pre-orders for the records there. In fact, everyone who pre-orders the records at Anime NYC will receive a special event-limited ClariS sticker as a present. We highly recommend pre-ordering at the event.

[Product Details]
Comes with 2 record discs.
Japanese lyrics with English translations are included.

[Song List]
Disc 1 Side A
1: irony
2: Connect
3: nexus
4: Naisho No Hanashi 

Disc 1 Side B
1: Wake Up
2: Luminous
3: reunion
4: Colorful

Disc 2 Side A
3: border

Disc 2 Side B
1: Kimi no Yume wo Miyou
2: Clear Sky
3: Anemone (Vinyl Edition Bonus Track)
4: Hirahira Hirara (Vinyl Edition Bonus Track) 

[Expected Shipping Period]
January 2019 

[Product Page]
The product will be sold through the Tokyo Otaku Mode Projects page. (Cannot be purchased from within Japan.) 

[Anime NYC Exhibition Outline]
Dates: November 16-18, 2018

 Javits Center
 655 W 34th St
 New York, NY 10001

Booth #: No.761 

Anime NYC Official Site 

[About ClariS]

ClariS is a girl duo made up of Clara and Karen who debuted in 2010 and have teamed up with popular anime since to generate a string of hit singles and albums. Original member Alice left the group in June 2014, but Karen joined the unit in November of the same year, a huge step towards a new ClariS. ‘ClariS’ is the Latin word for bright, clean, shining, etc.

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