Music download store, e-onkyo music, is making hundreds of titles from King Records available in MQA. Highlights of latest recordings, now in MQA quality from the respected Japanese independent label, include the following soundtracks from some iconic anime franchises:
Shin Godzilla - Shiro Sagisu & Akira Ifukube
Shin Godzilla, also referred to as “Godzilla’s Resurgence”, sees award-winning composer Shiro Sagisu blend new compositions with those of original Godzilla composer Akira Ifukube, as well as featuring music Shiro created for the Neon Genesis Evangelion series.
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone - Shiro Sagisu
Shiro Sagisu’s relationship with the legendary Neon Genesis Evangelion series spans decades, and this album is the 2014 remaster of Shiro Sagisu’s original score for the first movie spin-off.
Symphonic Poem Gundam (2014) - New Japan Philharmonic
Remastered in 2014 from the original master tapes, this album comprises orchestral music from hit TV series, Mobile Suit Gundam, composed by Takeo Watanabe and Yuji Matsuyama and performed by the New Japan Philharmonic orchestra.
A representative from e-onkyo music commented, “We are delighted to offer our customers the prestigious catalogue of King Records in master quality sound. Over the coming weeks we will be adding hundreds of titles in MQA from King Records’ classical, j-pop and anime genres, and all will be available to download on e-onkyo music.”
Last year album downloads increased by 7% in Japan, in contrast with a worldwide overall drop of 20.5% (IFPI).