Continuing their celebration of the April 2009 debut of the K-on! anime, Animaru! and Stronger get to Azusa Nakano in July, followed by Tsumugi Kotobuki at a later date. The 1/8th scale Azusa by Figureneet sells 9800yen, and while a full preview of the figure has been available, the protype of Mugi is now online. Get a look after the jump.
Ho-kago Tea Time, and especially Azusa, better get their sunscreen ready, because K-on! is going Down Under! The light music club anime, distributed in the region by Madman, will begin a broadcast run on on the public Australian Broadcasting Corporation digital children's network ABC3 starting on June 19th. More after the jump.
Japanese retailers including Amazon JP have started accepting pre-orders for Broccoli's latest three items from its deformed figure line "Chocolte": Yui Hirasawa, Mio Akiyama, and Ritsu Tainaka in swimsuit from the K-ON! franchise based on Kakifly's four-panel comedy manga. Check the details after the jump.
An upcoming figure of K-On! character Azusa Nakano, dressed in an outfit similar to the one she wears in the anime’s ending credits, will celebrate the series’ 5th anniversary. YATTAR NEWS brings us pics and info after the jump!
To celebrate the birthday of Yui Hirasawa from K-ON!, TBS and MBS's official anime character goods store Animaru! listed 11 new commemorative items all at once yesterday on November 27. The most expensive one is a 250,000 yen (about US$2110) limited replica guitar. Check the 11 items after the jump.
Japanese electronic musical instrument company Korg has announced its collaboration project with popular band-themed anime series K-ON!. The company will release "RK-100S K-ON! Special," a 300-limted electronic keyboard inspired by the keyboardist of Houkago Tea Time, Tsumugi Kotobuki. Check the details after the jump.
Shoujo manga artist Arina Tanemura (The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Full Moon wo Sagashite) is back on Twitter with more tribute art. After drawing Angela Balzac, the heroine of Seiji Mizushima and Gen Urobuchi's Expelled from Paradise for the anime movie's premiere, she drew a belated tribute to November 11th birthday girl Azusa Nakano. Get a look after the jump.
Just in time for Apple Pay to kill off the credit card, Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS has launched a pair of K-on! credit cards in honor the of the anime adaptation of the fifth anniversary of the light music club series. Fans have a choices between character art or an instrument motif. Get a look after the jump.
In 2012, comedy manga artist Katsuki Tanaka designed the Cup no Fuchiko capsule toy, a series of mini figures of a girl in a blue and white uniform that sits on the edge of drinking glasses in six different poses. After becoming a phenomenon, selling millions of units, the collaborations began. Now, after Madoka Magica, Sailor Moon and the likes, K-on! and KanColle are getting their turns for collaborations.
Character goods maker Cospa's bishoujo label NijigenCospa has previewed a couple of items for hardcore otaku who don't quite want to go out in public looking like hardcore otaku. Inspired by Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion Story, a Homura parka is designed for everyday wear. Meanwhile, the fifth anniversary of the K-on! anime is being celebrated with a set of Cospa's hidden power-level ties. Get a look after the jump.