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K-ON! Manga To Be Resumed This Spring

by dtshyk
Feb 7, 2011 5:51 AM | 112 Comments
According to Manga Time Kirara, manga K-ON! will be resumed this Spring. More information will be announced in the next issue of the magazine.

Source: Scan of Kirara

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May 7, 2012 9:50 PM by Soru

Why not say,Kakifly make it continue to entertain the reader,cause he want to see people read it.
All of basic to manga is to entertai right?

Apr 8, 2012 5:01 AM by Decimo2705

They all get boyfriends and kakifly receives enough hatemail to cover a small city. xD

Feb 11, 2011 7:27 PM by Vinter

h8ers guna h8!!!!!!!!


but awwyeaaaah FUWA FUWA TIME-ING IN COLLEGE... B] i need to know how yui copes with college LMFAO.

Feb 11, 2011 7:16 PM by zoldicks

Oh great the way I see it is as I though, Yui/Mio/Tsumugi/Ritsu go to college while Azusa is struggling to keep the club and that can create another band that has interaction. We can have more MOE girls and more variations of instruments as well as music types.

I also would think this would set it up to another 26 episodes with perhaps a good mix of both groups lives being further explored such as Azusa's parents and the maturing of her. Anything can go.

Feb 10, 2011 1:46 AM by Yumekichi11

Yay!!! More manga + hugely successful franchise = one step closer to our ultimate goal.










Season 3...

Feb 8, 2011 6:09 PM by Vinter

Onibokusu said:
Someone doesn't know about product marketing, I see. Since K-ON was over, the demand for a continuation must have gone up. It's similar to how taking away the ball from a baby makes the baby want the ball, even if it didn't before.

Currently there is no manga, and no anime. A series revival whilst K-ON is still hot guarantees even more sales than when the K-ON manga was originally serialised.

Well, yeah, you have a point there, but there won't be much more people buying the manga than before. I guess the people who picked up k-on because they noticed it was so popular, already did before the end of the serialization. Sure, there will be some people who just recently stumbled upon k-on, but I don't really see why the manga would be selling a lot more than before. fans will stay fans, and haters gonna hate. I don't think there will be a lot of changes in both camps, since most people already decided which side they're on.

There may be a hugh request for continuation, but the amount of fans won't drasticly increase all of a sudden. You may take away the ball from 10 babies, but this won't result in you giving balls to 20 babies, since there are only 10 babies who want theirs back. But they do already have a big fanbase to make a lot of money out of k-on.

Feb 8, 2011 4:42 PM by Merushi

Merushi said:
Onibokusu said:
It'll sell well now. Get it?

You should know the last volumes were made while the anime was already popular, so in your theory, the last manga volume should have sold that much too, but it didn't.


Someone doesn't know about product marketing, I see. Since K-ON was over, the demand for a continuation must have gone up. It's similar to how taking away the ball from a baby makes the baby want the ball, even if it didn't before.

Currently there is no manga, and no anime. A series revival whilst K-ON is still hot guarantees even more sales than when the K-ON manga was originally serialised.

Feb 8, 2011 3:56 PM by no-thanks

Milking, huh? Who cares if it is well done? Shakespeare wrote Rome and Juliet 2 and it was a maserpiece...no wait, he didn’t…but I’d freaking read it, if he did!

Anyway, if the third season keeps the charm of the first two, I am all in. And I don’t give a flying fuck, if the story was meant to be continued or not…heck, there was no story to begin with, so I have no idea what people are complaining about…

Feb 8, 2011 12:36 PM by mljato

Onibokusu said:
It'll sell well now. Get it?

You should know the last volumes were made while the anime was already popular, so in your theory, the last manga volume should have sold that much too, but it didn't.

I'm not gonna try to convince either of you, 'cause how the hell could any of you two know the real reason. Unless you know the mangaka personal, but I doubt that.

It had a nice end, which I found a very good ending to the series. So that could mean it was meant to be the actual ending. But maybe the mangaka just felt like taking a moment to think over how to continu the serie the best way possible (like people are debating now too,follow Azusa or Yui?), because he/she really loves this story and wants to tell more about it. You have to admit the mangaka set up some 'save-points' so the series could continu (keionbu has new members, and the four girls are going to the same college). So it could have been planned at forehand that the story wouldn't be over at this point. Don't know if the mangaka is planning to make it an actual sequal, or just a continuation, but if it's the first, than now is the ideal moment to devide the story into a 'highschool' and 'college' arc or something.
But of course, I don't know either, and k-on! definitely has the popularity to make a living out of it, so it could also be a 'save choice' for the mangaka.

We'll see what the reason was when we get our eyes on the new material. If it turns out to be as good or better than the first 4 volumes the mangaka either planned this story or is a pure genius to create something on demand. If it turns out to be worse, you can already guess what the reason was...

Feb 8, 2011 11:59 AM by Merushi

Wow, some people sure are protective of their favourite show...

Feb 8, 2011 8:11 AM by grandy_UiD

bad hunch

bad hunch

bad hunch

Feb 8, 2011 4:45 AM by zimno

Monad said:
Some of them do(I'm 99% sure Bleach does) but just being long is not necessary milking.


Kubo is Kubo. His ending is probably just "Ichigo gets the girl (whichever I, Kubo, end up liking the most), oh, and he's the best warrior (whatever kind of warrior I, Kubo, feel like writing) ever".

alexcampos said:
Do you know that K-ON manga didn't even sell that well, I believe the highest grossing volume only sold about 100,000 copies....by comparison One Piece recently sold 2.2 MILLION copies of its latest volume.


It'll sell well now. Get it?

Feb 8, 2011 3:12 AM by no-thanks

Onibokusu said:

>Re-start manga series simply because it was popular and is thus a source of income

Circumstantially, it's milking. In any other case it wouldn't be. She could potentially ruin her pre-planned plot by doing this, simply because either she or her publicisit wants to make more money.


Do you know that K-ON manga didn't even sell that well, I believe the highest grossing volume only sold about 100,000 copies....by comparison One Piece recently sold 2.2 MILLION copies of its latest volume.

Besides that, Mangakas don't get that much money from royalties...

Also, this isn't even a big surprise there were many rumors before the original work ended, that there would be a sequel.

One more note....K-ON doesn't have a strong plot, it's a slice of life manga, how exactly would the mangaka ruin the plot???

If the mangaka really wanted to milk K-ON, he would have never ended the original story, he would have just continued despite the fact that it would have been illogical.

Milking a story is when the plot becomes illogical and nonsensical, K-ON hasn't done that....yet.

Feb 8, 2011 3:07 AM by JustALEX

alexcampos said:
Lvhina said:
well this is one mangaka who knows how to milk the profits/idiots


Yes...

Pay no attention that the phrase "milking" means to overly exacerbate a certain product.

HOW THE FUCK is 4 measly volumes of work milking K-ON???

If you really want to see someone milking anything just ask One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Negima, or any other Shounen.

Just because people HATE K-ON that doesn't give them the right to say idiotic insensible comments that make them look like complete jackasses .

Apparently people in MAL can't understand the difference between a Mangaka wanting to pursue a continuation of a successful but SHORT work...

and an ANIMATION studio that wants to make as much money as possible from lonely otaku who adore anything that becomes instantly popular.


Milking is exactly what the last two phrases you said is. The one who doesn't know what milking is you.
Milking isn't about the series being a long seres or short. Is about continuing a story when it was not meant to have more story, simply because you want to make more money.
That's why it's called "Milking" for money.
So whether it had 4 volumes or just 1 is irrelevant. A story teller knows the ending of it's story when he/she starts one (only an incompetent amateur starts a story without knowing the ending). If he continues beyond that or puts content he never indented do just to make it longer and make more money then his milking it.

Big shounen series that go for years don't necessary mean they are milking. Some of them do(I'm 99% sure Bleach does) but just being long is not necessary milking. If the mangaka had thought of all the elements from before as a part of the structure of his story, then it's irrelevant if that story goes for 100 years or 2 weeks. It's not milking because that's the story he wanted to tell. How long it is, is irrelevant.
One Piece is so popular because despite it's length the story isn't wasting its self on milking with unnecessary content, even Naruto that is accused by so many, seems to have a structure of a continuing story and it seems to have a specific course that is keeping faithful to. Naruto anime fillers may be milking the viewers but the manga is a whole different story because it doesn't have all those unnecessary filler stories.

Feb 8, 2011 3:05 AM by Monad

alexcampos said:

HOW THE FUCK is 4 measly volumes of work milking K-ON???


>Plan short manga series
>Has an anime adaptation spanning two seasons
>Series gets overly popular
>End manga
>Movie annoucement
>Re-start manga series simply because it was popular and is thus a source of income

Circumstantially, it's milking. In any other case it wouldn't be. She could potentially ruin her pre-planned plot by doing this, simply because either she or her publicisit wants to make more money.

Feb 8, 2011 2:38 AM by no-thanks

Lvhina said:
well this is one mangaka who knows how to milk the profits/idiots


Yes...

Pay no attention that the phrase "milking" means to overly exacerbate a certain product.

HOW THE FUCK is 4 measly volumes of work milking K-ON???

If you really want to see someone milking anything just ask One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Negima, or any other Shounen.

Just because people HATE K-ON that doesn't give them the right to say idiotic insensible comments that make them look like complete jackasses .

Apparently people in MAL can't understand the difference between a Mangaka wanting to pursue a continuation of a successful but SHORT work...

and an ANIMATION studio that wants to make as much money as possible from lonely otaku who adore anything that becomes instantly popular.

Feb 8, 2011 1:11 AM by JustALEX

Hehe, Awesome ^^ I Want More Of Yui x3

Feb 7, 2011 11:57 PM by NotFuuko

Ooy can they let finished manga rest in peace? I fear if they continue this series for too long Ritsu is going to die, Mio and Mugi are going to become druggies and Yui is going to leave the band for a solo career.

But enough stereotyping. I foresee that after a while they're going to continue the anime again. That means more songs, as usual

Feb 7, 2011 11:48 PM by mikhailn

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