It’s official. Look at the Ho-kago Tea Time members jump in joy!
It was confirmed during the just-concluded K-ON!! 「Come with Me! 」 live event that the K-ON!! movie will be airing in Japan on December 3rd, 2011.
It will feature the same cast and setting as the TV anime (during highschool) but will be a distinct story, separate from the TV anime.
Kyoto Animation, or KyoAni will be handling the animation, once again.
Word just got out in Japan that there was a BIG K-ON!! related announcement in the comic magazine Manga Time Kirara.
K-ON!! the animation just finished airing after 3 total cours on-air, spawning a wildly successful franchise. Any announcement involving K-ON!! is bound to be something big.
And Kakifly delivers.
The letters in the middle read:
The original K-ON!, restarting on Kirara this Spring!
The words below that read:
Thanks to the sensei (Kakifly) a new page in Yui & co.’s saga begins! […cut off]
Now there’s not enough information out there to determine just what exactly this means for the K-ON!! series. Will it be simply a re-run of the current comics, or will it be an entirely new series? 2ch seems to think that it’s the latter.
The crowd commenting on 2ch wasn’t entirely pleased by the idea of restarting K-ON!!. User ID 2Br9Vmtc0 commented:
I respected K-ON!! since it ended when it was popular. Now it’s just the same as other series that continue on endlessly until it rots. Lost respect.
Rest of the thread echoed similar thoughts.
What do you think about K-ON!! possibly continuing onto Yui, Mio, Ritsu and Mugi’s university life?
A new, clearer photo from Manga Time Kirara thanks to a 2ch user!
Nakano Azusa, Suzuki Jun, Hirasawa Ui/K-ON!!
The image is not made by me. All rights belong to the author.
Sanya V. Litvyak/Strike Witches 2
Sighted at Akibahara:
It’s a bus featuring Index from the To Aru series!
There’s also a Kirino version running amok as well, advertising her newest PSP game, to go on sale today.
This kind of open mind is why Japan is such an awesome place.