K-ON!! The Movie Partial Details

K-ON!!

The PR account for K-ON!! The Movie made a tweet made just an hour ago (2011-08-12 22:46PDT/2011-08-13 14:46JST) that looked like this:

a0f6527d

In the upcoming K-ON!! movie, the Ho-kago Tea Time will be visiting Great Britain on a grad trip! Please look forward to the movie!

That’s one more mystery (?) unraveled from what’s sure to be one of the year’s biggest hit movies.

Let’s just hope they’ll be safe from the riots sweeping the nation…

[K-ON!!] Lawson Campaign Guitar was Signed, on Yahoo! Auctions

K-ON!!

f5b83f10

Remember about a month or two back, I reported that the drink maker Kirin Beverages saw record amount of shipment of their popular drink Afternoon Tea. The extraordinary sales number was fuelled by a K-ON!! × Afternoon Tea campaign at Lawson.

The top prize, awarded to 5 lucky winners, was a model of guitar that Yui uses in the anime.

Guitar


When the winners received their guitars though, they were in for a pleasant surprise:

216357714670e8477

It was signed by the cast of HTT. That instantly turned this into a highly coveted collector’s item.

Auction


One winner was quick to take advantage of this however.

The item made it on Yahoo! Auctions Japan and quickly rose to ¥266,000, or roughly $3200CAD, and still rising (presumably).

030c4c32-s

Whoever that’s buying this is either one rich otaku or is stealing money from somewhere to pay for this.

But who knows. Otakus may hold the key to turning around a 20-year stagnation of the Japanese economy.

Update


This auction has officially hit ridiculous levels as someone probably entered a ridiculous bid.

snip

If true that would put this at more than $119,000,000CAD.

Yui & Ui’s Scarfs to be Released

K-ON!!

e73dbe32-s

Remember those scarfs that Yui and Ui wore on the way to school on a cold morning? There was an episode where Ui shared her scarf with Yui, too.

Well, those scarves are now being commercialized. Take a look.

Yui’s Scarf


cc15660a61cef444-s

Yui’s scarf looks to recreate the soft coloring seen in the anime. It is soft and at 230cm long, you too will be able to share your scarf with your sister!

Yui’s version is set to go on sale at the end of February, 2011.

Ui’s Scarf


2ce69e81-sf312b0a7-s

Meanwhile Ui’s scarf features a fish motif with jagged edges and two pom-poms at the end.

Ui’s version will go on sale at the end of January, 2011.

They look nice, but I get this feeling that only the most fanatic anime girls will be wearing this.

“Afternoon Tea” Drink a Hit with K-ON!! Fans

K-ON!!

f5b83f10

This afternoon, Kirin Beverages reported that for the first time in 13 years, they shipped more than 40,000,000 cartons of their famous “Go-go no Koucha” (lit. Afternoon Tea) beverages – most likely thanks to K-ON!! fans driving sales up high.

For those who don’t know, Go-go no Koucha/Afternoon Tea is this:

3069_thumbnail

For about a month, Kirin and Lawson (a convenience store chain) held a tie-up promotion where people buying a qualifying Afternoon Tea product can win K-ON!! merchandise.

a20f87a1

Hirasawa Yui’s guitar, Giita for 5 super-lucky people.

29d04090

There was also a rare one-off figure of Hirasawa Yui made just for this campaign.

 

Predictably, some people went totally nuts.1dbc40a752b787e342a0596e

Horrifying amount of receipts…

5533a715523234d4f10180

At this point it simply becomes hopeless.

28cfd400

The one-off Hirasawa Yui figure mentioned above, going for ¥52,000.