On the official site for the two member music unit, OLDCODEXmade up of the singer Yes_2 (stage name of Tatsuhisa Suzuki) and the chorus girl EUROPEtheir activities were announced to end as of May 31, 2022. The site also noted that they will be removed, along with the official Twitter account, as of August 31.
A previous statement has already indicated that the music unit will disband after the release of their last song “This Blue Fading“, Presented as the main musical theme of the second part of the film Free! The Final Stroke, released in Japan on April 22, 2022. Its official fan club has already closed since last March. The message writes:
- We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our fans who have viewed and supported our activities over the past 12 years, and to all our stakeholders who have supported us. We hope you will continue to support our members as they move forward on their new path.
Tatsuhisa Suzuki wrote: “No matter what I write, I can only say thank you. Thank you so much for the wonderful moments that lasted. I hope that everyone who reads this finds happiness in any form for a long time, and that our work stays somewhere in their hearts, if only for a moment.“, even though EUROPE wrote: “To the staff who kindly and strongly accepted me, a selfish and childish person. Thank you very much. And for the fans, who never let go of my hand and watched me until the end. You, who are reading this, are the most proud fans in the world. Thanks for sharing it with me. I will never forget the moment when we could dream together».
During his twelve years of activity, OLDCODEX interpreted musical themes in animation projects such as Kuroko no basket (a theme ending in the second and musical themes in the second and third seasons), Free! (introductory themes in the first, second and third seasons, as well as in some sex films), Dia a Eater (open theme), servamp (open theme), Togainu or Chi (the theme of the seventh ending), cangatari arata (final theme).
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