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K-On! School Enters Japan Heritage List

by symbv
May 31, 2013 8:20 AM | 44 Comments
According to IT Media, Toyosato Elementary School, the school that was used as the model for Sakuragaoka High School in the anime "K-On!", has entered into the "Registered Tangible Cultural Properties" heritage list compiled by the Cultural Ministry of Japan. The school building was built in 1937 according to the design of William Merrell Vories, an American architect. The school's future was uncertain when K-On was aired as it was marked for dismantlement by the town of Toyosato after the elementary school moved to a new campus in 2004 and the supporters of the town's decision and the opposition had engaged in dispute ever since. After the success of the anime and the arrival of large number of fans at the school, the preservationists succeeded in halting the dismantlement plan. The school was listed in the report submitted last September for consideration to enter the heritage list.

Official website of Toyosato Elementary School: http://www.toyosato-elschool.net/

Source: IT Media

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as K-ON fans... this is really make me happy

Jun 14, 2013 9:22 PM by ryshin

Shocked said:
At first I wanted to laugh, but actually...This is really cool.
Haven't even seen K-on, but this is my reaction.

Jun 5, 2013 12:19 AM by Red_Keys

Wow. I'm pretty glad on this news.

Jun 5, 2013 12:16 AM by Santaaa

WOW amazing cool news.

Jun 5, 2013 12:07 AM by windtalk

That actually sounds pretty awesome! This should change other people's views about anime.

Jun 4, 2013 2:07 AM by denno-

"Fans" and an elementary school. Lawl. All the mistaken assumptions that are possible in that sentence.

Still, this is pretty cool. Reminds me of the Girls Und Panzer news a while back.

Haven't watched either of these shows though.

Jun 2, 2013 7:46 PM by ChronosXIII

Kaioshin_Sama said:
The anime inadvertantly Love Lived the school out of dismantlement eh. I never thought I'd see the day Kyoani actually did something with the potential for a positive lasting cultural impact even if it was a totally unintentional side effect, but here we are.

Thanks for giving me a chuckle :D

Jun 2, 2013 8:32 AM by ThangLong

Didn't watch K-On! yet. But this makes me want to watch it ASAP =)

Jun 2, 2013 5:08 AM by Always-Hungry

Holy crap that's crazy!

Jun 1, 2013 9:24 AM by OriginANIME

The anime inadvertantly Love Lived the school out of dismantlement eh. I never thought I'd see the day Kyoani actually did something with the potential for a positive lasting cultural impact even if it was a totally unintentional side effect, but here we are.

Jun 1, 2013 6:59 AM by PeacingOut

Anime can save your school.

Jun 1, 2013 3:58 AM by Kaengel

If ever I'll be able to visit Japan, I'll make sure it's on my Itinerary...Really love K-On...

Jun 1, 2013 3:45 AM by krisalice85

RyanATZsuntears said:
they might as well making the 3rd season while at it


Am I the only fan of this series who thinks that third season is completely unnecessary?

Anyway, kudos to KyoAni for doing such a fine adaptation. This wouldn't even be possible without them.

Jun 1, 2013 1:35 AM by zetsuboSensei

Sweet!!~ Gotta go there one day..

May 31, 2013 3:51 PM by MoeYandere

Wow, seriously!? Guess anime with major impact can make differences.

May 31, 2013 3:08 PM by SilentTruth

Awesome news. K-On is da best after all.

May 31, 2013 1:48 PM by Mercusu

Two thumbs up for anime

May 31, 2013 1:44 PM by Mr_Gutts

Anime, a force that can change some things in this world, glad to hear that K-on! did it!

May 31, 2013 12:54 PM by Blandar

Look at that. Something good came out of this series. It's still sad you need a cartoon show to save a historic building from being demolished...

May 31, 2013 11:55 AM by Antanaru

K-On will save the world one day I just know it.


Oh and i'm not being sarcastic.

May 31, 2013 11:44 AM by stand

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