Seasonal Plants, a Gunma-based company specialized in rain apparel, has started accepting pre-orders for "Itagasa," umbrellas featuring the characters from popular anime series Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, K-ON!, and Nitro+'s mascot girl Super Sonico. Check the PV for the cute umbrellas after the jump!
It's been over a year and a half since the release of the K-on! movie. There's no actively running manga. There are no announced plans for new manga or anime. The K-On! Hōkago Rhythm Time arcade is pretty much the latest major bit of fuel for the K-on! faithful. This hasn't stopped otaku from continuing to celebrate the July 2nd birthday of keyboardist Tsumugi "Mugi" Kotobuki. See how they marked the occasion after the jump.
This month's Animedia magazine has run a K-On! spread that's raising fan eyebrows. What they noticed is that while Azusa is in her school uniform, the other girls are in casual clothes... along the lines of when the manga relaunched in 2011 with one series following the main cast in college and a second featuring high school light music club members Azusa, Ui, and Jun. Get a look after the jump.
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.