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Talk about the end of an era.

Earlier today, King Records announced that they’re retiring their StarChild label. As of February 1, the brand will be replaced by a new organization named “King Creative Amusement Headquarters.”

Neon Genesis Evangelion Soundtrack 001 - 20160129Starchild was first founded in November 1951. The label, which was managed by anime producer Toshimichi Ōtsuki, handled King Records’s anime offerings. The brand oversaw numerous major projects, which included both soundtracks and full anime projects.

Notable soundtracks from the label include:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie
  • Saber Marionette J
  • Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs
  • The Slayers
  • Turn A Gundam: Earth Light
  • Turn A Gundam: Moon Butterfly

The Slayers OST Boxart - 20160129Notable anime productions include:

  • Cromartie High School
  • K
  • Knights of Sidonia
  • Penguindrum
  • Princess Tutu
  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
  • Yatterman Night

Starchild’s English and Japanese websites will be taken down in the near future. King Records published a short message thanking fans for their years of support, while instructing them to use the official King Records home page going forward.

Source: Crunchyroll