Being an otaku pilgrimage destination is something of a mixed blessing. On one hand, sites like the Washinomiya Shrine, popularized by Lucky Star, have welcomed the extra tourism. On the other, spots like Hyōgo Kenritsu Nishinomiya Kita High School, alma mater of Haruhi writer Nagaru Tanigawa have had trouble with unwelcome trespassers. Find how the home of K-On!'s high school is embracing it after the jump.
New to TBS' K-On! shop this month is a K-on! Ho-kago Tea Time Navi, a portable car navigation system that shows your location as one of the moe rockers and features Mio, Ritsu, Mugi and Azusa talking you through the route. Get a look after the jump.
Do you have a dog who loves light music? Is your pooch a Ho-kago Tea Time fanatic? Well, TBS is now selling the perfect item to share with the otaku pet in your life. The dog K-On! cosplay shirt comes in five sizes from 20cm neck x 30cm height x 20cm waist to 34cm x 52cm x 35 cm. Get a look after the jump.
Happy President's Days! Well, light music club president Ritsu Tainaka's birthday anyways. I wonder if anyone did anything remarkable/weird/slightly creepy to mark the K-On! drummer's big day... Find out after the jump.
COSPA's Nijigen COSPA line has announced that they will be releasing swimsuits of Yui Hirasawa, Mio Akiyama, and Azusa Nakano from the super popular anime series K-On! this summer. The swimsuits are officially supervised by the right holder as the characters' real outfits. Check the cute product photos after the jump!
TBSishop, official online store of Japanese TV station TBS, has started accepting pre-orders for carry cases featuring the five characters from the popular anime series K-on!. Just like Ita-sha (痛車) that is a car decorated with female anime/game character's stickers, some people call it "Ita-carry case." Check the product photos after the jump!
On July 2nd, remember to wish a happy birthday to K-on! kawaii keyboardist Tsumugi "Mugi" Kotobuki. For the occasion, the TBS shop is offering an assortment of birthday related merchandise with special bonus birthday cards. Get a look at that, plus the cakes and other celebrations after the jump.
Timed for the July 18th Blu-ray/DVD release of the K-on! movie, on July 20th, Zoff will be offering a line of six schoogirl rockband inspired eyeglasses. Sets will be offered in the motif of Ritsu, Mio, Tsumugi, Yui, Azusa and Nodoka. Get a look after the jump.
With its Japanese release scheduled for June 21st, Sega has posted a trio of preview movies for K-On! Houkago Live!! HD Ver, a PlayStation 3 port of the PSP rhythm action game. Get a look after the jump.