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chrisc31
01-29-11, 05:22 AM
From the creaters of Clannad, Kanon, Air TV, Lucky Star, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

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wildcatlh
01-29-11, 06:37 AM
K-On! is probably my favorite series that's aired within the last couple of years. Happy to see an official US release (and in Blu Ray!) finally scheduled.

Ash Ketchum
01-29-11, 07:48 AM
From the creaters of Clannad, Clannad After Story, Kanon, Air TV, Lucky Star, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

K-ON!, Vol.1 (DVD) - 100 minutes - $29.98 - 4/26/11 (http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/VB9bZEZcJ7tJbqG2AM/browse/item/91102/4/0/0)

K-ON!, Vol.1 (Blu-ray) - 100 minutes - $34.98 - 4/26/11 (http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/VB9bZEZcJ7tJbqG2AM/browse/item/91103/4/0/0)

Special Features - Interview with Stephanie Sheh (Voice of Yui Hirasawa)


I've been waiting to see this since I first heard about it, but since I don't download or watch stuff on-line and my local Japanese video store refused to carry it (what, they're afraid of making money?), I've had to wait until this news of an impending release. You say 100 min., but if you look at the info on the links you provide, it says 66 min., which would indicate only three eps. on the initial DVD, not four. Which sucks, esp. at those prices.

WTK
01-29-11, 08:53 AM
It's slated to be a 4 volume release. The 66 minute run time is what's given via the official solicitation. The LE (as of now) has not materialize.

EDIT: The 4-episode count is correct.

Kevin M. Dean
01-29-11, 09:35 AM
Wow, 4 volumes for a 12 ep + 2 bonus ep season in this day and age is just stupid.

I guess we should expect 6-8 volumes for season 2 if Bandai isn't out of business by then.

WTK
01-31-11, 04:35 PM
Official website: http://www.k-on.bandai-ent.com/

wildcatlh
02-22-11, 10:00 AM
Wow, 4 volumes for a 12 ep + 2 bonus ep season in this day and age is just stupid.

I guess we should expect 6-8 volumes for season 2 if Bandai isn't out of business by then.

I didn't think K-On!! (aka Season 2) was licensed yet.

chrisc31
02-22-11, 04:08 PM
I didn't think K-On!! (aka Season 2) was licensed yet.

The second season is not licensed.

chrisc31
10-31-11, 04:37 PM
SYNOPSIS: It's Yui Hirasawa's first year in high school, and she's eagerly searching for a club to join. At the same time, Ritsu Tainaka, a drummer, and her friend Mio Akiyama, a bassist, are desperately trying to save the school's light music club, which is about to be disbanded due to lack of members. They manage to recruit Tsumugi Kotobuki to play the keyboard, meaning they only need one more member to get the club running again. Yui joins, thinking it will be an easy experience for her to play the castanets, the only instrument she knows. However, the other members think their new addition is actually a guitar prodigy...

Order from RightStuf:

K-ON! Blu-Ray 1 (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/5fOTr6P8HGJX8sKwZs/browse/item/91103/4/0/0)

K-ON! DVD 1 (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/5fOTr6P8HGJX8sKwZs/browse/item/91102/4/0/0)

Special Features: Interview with Stephanie Sheh (Yui Hirasawa).


K-ON! Blu-Ray 2 (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/5fOTr6P8HGJX8sKwZs/browse/item/91566/4/0/0)

K-ON! DVD 2 (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/5fOTr6P8HGJX8sKwZs/browse/item/91565/4/0/0)

Special Features: Interview with Cristina Vee (Mio), Fuwa Fuwa Time, Music Video (English Version), Trailers.


K-ON! Blu-ray 3 (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/5fOTr6P8HGJX8sKwZs/browse/item/92628/4/0/0)

K-ON! DVD 3 (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/5fOTr6P8HGJX8sKwZs/browse/item/92627/4/0/0)

Special Features: Interview with Cassandra Lee (Ritsu Tainaka), My Love is a Stapler Music Video (English Version), Trailers.


K-ON! Blu-ray 4 (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/5fOTr6P8HGJX8sKwZs/browse/item/93211/4/0/0)

K-ON! DVD 4 (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/5fOTr6P8HGJX8sKwZs/browse/item/93210/4/0/0)

Special Features: Interview with Shelby Lindley (Tsumugi Kotobuki), "Brush Pen, Ballpoint Pen" Music Video (English Version), Trailers.


K-ON! DVD Complete Collection (Hyb) - Anime Legends (http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/9ZafKb5PdVXbhMTPMQ/browse/item/94100/4/0/0)

Special Features: English Cast Interviews, English Language Version Music Videos, Trailers

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

chrisc31
02-20-12, 03:30 PM
Via Ann (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-02-20/sentai-filmworks-licenses-k-on-anime-season-2)

Sentai Filmworks Licenses K-ON!! Anime Season 2

The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it licensed the second season of the K-ON!! television anime series. The 26-episode anime sequel and the accompanying OVA will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc later this year. Sentai Filmworks is collaborating with Bang Zoom! Entertainment on the dub.

Letitgokaboom
02-21-12, 07:21 AM
I was so happy when they announced this yesterday. I wonder had Bandai secured the license for season two or did Sentai just jump on it as soon as they said they weren't licensing anymore titles?

chrisc31
04-22-12, 06:40 PM
K-ON Season 2: Collection 1

Synopsis: For two full years, Yui, Mio, Ritsu and Tsumugi have worked together to keep Sakuragaoka Girl's High School's struggling Light Music Club alive, and along the way they've begun to build a reputation as real rock musicians... especially since the previous year's addition of underclassman rhythm guitarist Azusa. But as a new school year begins, there are new and scary challenges ahead.

With four fifths of the club graduating at the end of the year, replacement members have to be recruited. There are college exams to prepare for, colleges to choose, and friends to prepare to say goodbye to. But no matter what happens, they'll have their faculty adviser and secret former death metal guitar/vocalist Sawako Yamada there to help them in her own unusual way, especially since she's now their homeroom teacher as well!

Most of all, they'll have each other. The group of amateur musicians who barely knew each other has become much more than just a band, and by the time this school year is over, they're going to achieve something so amazing it requires multiple exclamation marks!!


via TRSI:

K-ON!! Season 2 Blu-ray Collection 1 (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/vO7891wXbX-dbYcquB/browse/item/94722/4/0/0)

K-ON!! Season 2 DVD Collection 1 (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/vO7891wXbX-dbYcquB/browse/item/94726/4/0/0)


Contains episodes: 1-13.

Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

TheBigDave
07-25-12, 03:51 AM
I ran across these real world pics from the K-On school and their Kyoto trip. I love how they have a table set-up in the music room with the tea and cakes.

http://punynari.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/k-on-school-anime-pilgrimage-part-1/
http://punynari.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/k-on-school-anime-pilgrimage-part-2/
http://punynari.wordpress.com/2010/06/06/kyoto-k-on-anime-pilgrimage/

Has there been any US DVD/BD announcement for the K-On! Movie yet?

chrisc31
07-28-12, 06:21 PM
K-ON Season 2: Collection 2

Synopsis: Sometimes music and words come together so perfectly that the combination is far more powerful than either would be alone. In much the same way, the five members of the Sakuragaoka Girl's High School's Light Music Club have become far more than just a group of girls with similar interests; more, even, than just a group of friends. Through the medium of music they've found a common course in life, and whatever the future may bring, they know they can get through it if they stand together... which makes the coming end of the school year and the graduation of the four older members something that's dreaded as much as it's looked forward to.

In the meantime, however, there's so much going on it's as life has decided to throw everything it can at them. Going to music festivals won't be hard to swing, but running a marathon? That will be a stretch! Yearbook photos? The horror! And a school play with Mio and Ritsu cast as Romeo and Juliet? Ooo, awkward. Then, of course, there's one big final performance for the band!


via Rightstuf:


K-ON!! Season 2 Blu-ray Collection 2 (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/s9cr7hz2x8FQnPDgSe/browse/item/95062/4/0/0)

K-ON!! Season 2 DVD Collection 2 (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/s9cr7hz2x8FQnPDgSe/browse/item/95066/4/0/0)


Contains episodes: 14-27.

Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

TheBigDave
08-11-12, 07:20 AM
K-On!: Season Two (dubbed) is now available for streaming at The Anime Network. Episode 1 is free, but the rest requires a premium subscription.

http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/K-On-Season-2/Watch

chrisc31
05-05-13, 09:34 PM
K-ON The Movie

Synopsis: Graduation time is finally here, but the girls of the Sakuragaoka Girl's High Light Music Club aren't going to let the end of high school be the end of all they've built together. First though, they have to keep a promise to take a trip together, and like everything else they do, they're not doing it halfway. So it's time to hop on the bus - the double-decker bus that is - and go around the world as the band heads for the birthplace of the British Invasion: the United Kingdom!

On the way they're going to have to solve that one last big puzzle that's been vexing them: what to get for their underclassman rhythm guitarist Azusa, who will be taking over the club once they don their caps and gowns and leave Sakuragaoka for the last time. Get ready for a Magical Musical Tour as the whole gang takes in the sights and sounds of London and prepares for one last amazing encore!



via TRSI:

K-ON!: The Movie Blu-ray (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/dEPnrw83-cAnkXdFUF/browse/item/97484/4/0/0)

K-ON!: The Movie DVD (Hyb) (http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/dEPnrw83-cAnkXdFUF/browse/item/97489/4/0/0)

Special Features: Interviews, K-ON's Anniversary, 1-2-3 K-ON!, Live Event, K-On in London, Trailer, Teaser.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

TheBigDave
06-08-13, 06:38 PM
Another season of K-On? Yes please!

New "K-On!" Visual Invites Fan Speculation (http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/06/08-1/new-k-on-visual-invites-fan-speculation)

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.

http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire2/813dd04d409530269b1d1ad4f99c2f2f1370725558_full.jpg

TheBigDave
08-07-13, 05:14 AM
K-On!: The Movie (http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/440834/K-On-The-Movie) is available at Vudu for $12.99 (HDX). It only has the English Dub audio track, but the HDX video looks excellent. Not a bad price considering the DVD & BD go for around $25-$30.

http://images2.vudu.com/poster2/440834-m (http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/440834/K-On-The-Movie)

chrisc31
08-07-13, 03:18 PM
^ I got K-ON the movie on Blu-ray during a 46% off sale at Rightstuf for only $21.59 the extra $ was well worth it.

Armymanis
09-07-13, 11:11 PM
Good show :D

WTK
09-08-13, 09:01 AM
For those who missed the K-ON! Movie post on the free streaming thread, it's now streaming on Hulu (US residents).

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