Thanks to yu for the heads-up !
アニマ (Anima) has just announced that they would soon be losing a member. After their sponsored event on March 23rd at Meguro Rock Maykan, kirch (vocalist) will withdraw from the band.
They say this is the result of numerous meeting they’ve been having but also that they will continue on without him.
Also, kirch has written a nice comment about him leaving アニマ (Anima) :
This time, it’s been decided that I will withdraw from the band after our live on March 23rd.
As for the reason, I would just say [in one word] that it is due to personal circumstances.
Lately, it’s become harder to keep on [this lifestyle] being a musician, but anyway I was part of アニマ.
We’ve only formed about 8 months ago now, and although this was a rather short period, to all those who have been linked to アニマ in a way or another, to our fans, and also to the lovely members of the band with whom I’ve shared joys and sorrows for those 8 months, I want to put all my gratitude and respect into those words :
It seems they haven’t decided yet what they will do after this departure, but we’ll keep you updated.
Source : OHP