The Hiroshima Tōyō Carp has been promoting their pro baseball team with works from K-on! manga artist Kakifly as well as Tanaka Hiroshi, Toda Katsuyuki, Kawahara Masatoshi, Yasuhiko Yoshikazu, Inui Yoshihiko, Kawaguchi Kaiji, Nomura Munehiro, Sadayasu Kei, and Kochi Takahiro. After an earlier ad, in this week's game against the Chunichi Dragons, they broke out a bit of Kakifly crafted moe to cheer on the team. Get a look after the jump.
Given that the characters are kind of short, you wouldn't think a life-sized K-On! sticker would be fabulously expensive. However, the wallets of Ho-kago Tea Time fans are about to be tested as the TBS store begins offering movie style wall stickers at 55,000 yen ($542) for a set for 12,800yen ($125) each, which is a bit more than what an American sports fan will end up paying for their life-sized LeBron James Fathead. More after the jump.
Ever listen to an anime song and just feel sad or wistful? A Japanese poll ranked the most moving songs in anime. Check out the top fifteen songs to hit you in the feels after the jump.
Attention K-On! fans! There’s comprehensive CD box set due out this March compiling all of the music from the show. Want a peek at the box art and the set itself? Check out the pictures after the jump.
Section23 has announced an interesting anime release slate for May, 2013. The hit K-on! anime movie will hit the stores along side acclaimed works such Colorful and Kids on the Slope. Get the details after the jump.
It’s time for road trip with Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: K-ON! The Movie. This theatrical follow-up to the ultra-popular TV series features work from K-ON! veterans Naoko Yamada (Director), Reiko Yoshida (Screenplay), Yukiko Horiguchi (Character Designs) and Hajime Hyakkoku (Music).
Sentai Filmworks topped off a day of announcements with the acquisition of K-ON! The Movie. Plans for this release include availability through select digital outlets soon, and a bilingual DVD and Blu-ray release featuring a dub from Bangzoom! Entertainment and "extensive extras." More after the jump!
Last year, the Japanese arm of convenience store chain Lawson ran a K-on! movie receipt promo-campaign, offering autographed luggage, jump suits and puppets. The puppets are now shipping, and it's probably fair to say that they're a bit more horrifying than moe. Get a look after the jump.
COSPA announced the latest line-up of its popular papercraft line GRAPHIG; Yui, Mio, Tsumugi, Ritsu, and Azusa, the five K-ON! The Movie girls in their winter uniforms. Its online store has started accepting pre-orders for the K-ON! paper figures. Check the cute product photos after the jump!
TSUTAYA, the largest DVD/BD and CD rental shop chain in Japan, announced its online anime store's sales ranking of 2012. The best selling anime disc was one of the most successful anime films of the year, K-ON! The Movie which was directed by Naoko Yamada as her directorial debut. Check the top 30 ranking after the jump.
The Hakone Ekiden is an annual male only relay marathon, run between Tokyo and Hakone on 2 and 3 January and televised on Nippon Television. This year, both days yielded on nice otaku Easter eggs, with K-on! drummer Ritsu encouraging the runners the first day and Dragon Ball Z's Frieza turning up on the second. Get a look after the jump.