EGOIST Music Unit to Cease Activities After October 2023

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Vocalist chelly has confirmed that the Japanese music unit EGOIST will disband and cease all future performances after October 9, 2023. The unit is still scheduled to perform its last shows at Osaka on September 23, 2023 and Kanagawa on October 9, 2023.

An official statement in Japanese was posted on EGOIST’s official website, with chelly also confirming on her Twitter that she will continue activities as a solo artist under the stage name reche

EGOIST was first formed as a fictional in-universe band for the original 2011 anime series Guilty Crown. The original lineup was made up of chelly and supercell songwriter/composer Ryo, before the latter entered a supervisory role in 2020. 

In addition to Guilty Crown, the unit produced theme songs for many anime series such as Psycho-Pass, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Fate/Apocrypha, BUILD-DIVIDE -#000000- CODE BLACK, and the three Project Itoh films (The Empire of Corpses, Harmony, Genocidal Organ), among other titles. 

Source: EGOIST press release

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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