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According to Oricon, the first album CD of K-ON! titled "Houkago Teatime" was sold 67,000 copies and ranked the top in the weekly album CD sales ranking. It's for the first time in Oricon's history that an anime character's CD wins the top in the weekly music CD ranking. The total sales of the previously released six single CDs have reached 600,000 copies.

TBS released special guitar models for beginners reproducing Yui and Mio's guitars.

Yui's guitar on TBS ishop
Mio's bass on TBS ishop

For girls and teenagers, the guitars are made of light material (NATO). Both of them are priced 29,800 yen ($320).

The OP song of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 2 "Super Driver" was sold 21,000 copies and ranked the third in the weekly single CD ranking.

Ref. The first week sales of Haruhi 1 OP and ED
Bouken Desho Desho 10th 13,996
Hare Hare Yukai 5th 34,881

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Scan of Asahi Newspaper
Mainichi
Natsu Style

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Moe Moe Kyun
 
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I don't remember K-ON having enough music to fill an album. Seems that the otakus and the Moe Lovers power the industry nowadays... Beck didnt reach the tops i bet... And had an awesome soundtrack. Way better for a musical anime then moe-K-On...

\sigh... If this is what is selling, we will have even more Moe shows in the next seasons.
 
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I don't remember K-ON having enough music to fill an album. Seems that the otakus and the Moe Lovers power the industry nowadays... Beck didnt reach the tops i bet... And had an awesome soundtrack. Way better for a musical anime then moe-K-On...

sigh... If this is what is selling, we will have even more Moe shows in the next seasons.


There wasn't enough music in the show itself, true, but they added 'character singles' as well to all of the other cds, so it's more than likely they've done the same with this.

Well done K-On.

 
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Holy crap. I might starting learning to play the bass or guitar just so I can get those. <3
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dtshyk said:
TBS released special guitar models for beginners reproducing Yui and Mio's guitars.

Yui's guitar on TBS ishop
Mio's bass on TBS ishop

For girls and teenagers, the guitars are made of light material. Both of them are priced 29,800 yen ($320).


LOL I don't believe this, they actually did it! And $320? xD At that price range you can get an "official" LP imitation (Epiphone) with a cherry sun burst just like Yui's. (Although everything costs more in Japan) And it won't have "light material" which is probably just a way to advertise cheaper material (less sound quality) as something good.
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K-ON! is winning all over the places!!!
 
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yui > mio still
 
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Feel like eating some "Curry Nochi Rice"
 
Jul 27, 2009 6:03 PM

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Those guitar's sound shit. Lighter materials = cheaper materials = crap tone/sound, milking the cash cow I see.

But never mind that, good to hear it's top, I enjoyed most of the songs that I've heard from the anime and the character singles and stuff.
 
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fudgys_bitch said:
this news disgusts me greatly


LoL why?
 
Jul 27, 2009 6:34 PM

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Where's Mugi's keyboard!?
 
Jul 27, 2009 6:36 PM

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Hmmm just as expected. I've listened to the K-ON! soundtrack myself and it's very good. Also the opening and ending are just superb.

The new Suzumiya Haruhi's opening it's nice to listen to. Well this anime has always had a good sountrack, "second" season couldn't be the exception; so no surprises here...
 
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Moe Moe Kyun


 
Jul 27, 2009 7:27 PM

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they not make yellow Ritsu drums?
 
Jul 27, 2009 8:16 PM
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sukari said:
fudgys_bitch said:
this news disgusts me greatly


LoL why?

C'mon, it's way better than looking at those cheesy Johnny's music topping off the charts.
 
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Well it was to be expected and the music is not that bad imo.

But LOL.
 
Jul 27, 2009 8:51 PM

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K-ON! > Haruhi
 
Jul 27, 2009 9:01 PM

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The music is good, the anime just sucks.... sad we had to waste 12 episodes to finally see a decent concert. FAIL
 
Jul 27, 2009 9:13 PM

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Cool, aren't those guitars a little too cheap?

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Jul 27, 2009 9:25 PM

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Cool :)
 
Jul 27, 2009 10:10 PM

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Sweet, the anime industry is getting on a Oricon streak (last year Macross Frontier this year K-ON! and Haruhi)!
 
Jul 27, 2009 10:39 PM

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awesome.
 
Jul 27, 2009 10:55 PM

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Holy Shit.What is going to be the next thing that they are going to make to sell this thing.Probably there won't be a second season and they are attacking the otakus to buy more and more useless stuff.
 
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K-ON! > Haruhi


Troll...

anyways am i the only one that thinks selling 67,000 copies in one week = #1 slot in japan pretty weak?

The number sounds really dwarfed when compared to big name music artists first week releases which are usually 10 times as much.

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Well you don't really expect much of music from a show to actually sale as much as full time musicians.
 
Jul 28, 2009 12:22 AM
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wow, yay for k-on.

the song - my love is a stapler really nice!
 
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Duh...fanboys power. Music in K-On! was awful.
 
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Duh...fanboys power. Music in K-On! was awful.


I wouldn't say the music was awful but it wasn't good either. (My preference) but to my actual point, it is obviously fanboy power. It is like how some girls in Japan buy tons of copies of their favourite boy bands to support them. It's creepy, and thanks to that they go to no.1 on the oricon charts all the time. It is sad to see a fake band getting such high sales though.
 
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The music is good, the anime just sucks.... sad we had to waste 12 episodes to finally see a decent concert. FAIL


i was going to say the exact opposite of this
 
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What the fuck is this shit? K-ON! isn't about music; it's about eating cake and drinking tea!
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I'll just say lol.
 
Jul 28, 2009 12:38 PM

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I hate the K-ON music and show >_<'
 
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What the fuck is this shit? K-ON! isn't about music; it's about eating cake and drinking tea!

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You know, they say that they use lighter materials for girls, but do you really think that if this anime had actually happened, that all of they got custom-made lighter guitars? Besides, how many girls are actually gonna buy these?
 
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GenkiGenki said:
Cool, aren't those guitars a little too cheap?
I bet they are not quality guitars. Meaning they are for show & not for hardcore playing.
 
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i don't like the op song of haruhi series... -.-

but i like every song of k-on! :D
 
Jul 28, 2009 10:40 PM
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GenkiGenki said:
Cool, aren't those guitars a little too cheap?
I bet they are not quality guitars. Meaning they are for show & not for hardcore playing.
Yeah, they're being advertised as "light" guitars... which probably means they're going to be bought by people who have no intention of playing them.

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The anime was great, same goes for the music. Maybe not the best of the best, but most songs are quite a pleasure listening to.

Pretty sure the remaining CDs and full album will also score very high on the charts.


And truth be said, Haruhi's second OP rocks too.
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Xzaxs said:
GenkiGenki said:
Cool, aren't those guitars a little too cheap?
I bet they are not quality guitars. Meaning they are for show & not for hardcore playing.
Yeah, they're being advertised as "light" guitars... which probably means they're going to be bought by people who have no intention of playing them.

Hang them on the wall and accumulate dust. I don't know guitars, but for a display piece, $320 doesn't seem cheap at all



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The anime was great, same goes for the music. Maybe not the best of the best, but most songs are quite a pleasure listening to.

Pretty sure the remaining CDs and full album will also score very high on the charts.


And truth be said, Haruhi's second OP rocks too.

I enjoyed most of k-on's music, but thought haruhi's op2 to be kinda meh

 
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Glad to hear the news :D
Id love to get a guitar like that! Im actually learning
 
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Congrats, K-ON. More power to the anime otaku industry!

Thanks, person who gave me this on another site a long time ago, lol.
 
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Not surprising.

My favorite song in the series are actually Ball point Pen with My love's a stapler as close second.

If they got the CD in my country, I'd buy it.

It also include the curry rice song.
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