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K-ON! Boosts the Sales of Mobile Phone and Headphones

by dtshyk
May 10, 2009 8:50 PM | 162 Comments
According to the blog of a headphones shop, AKG K701 was sold out for the first time since the opening of the shop. AKG K701 is a high class headphones and priced 74,900 yen (approx. $750). Mio wore the headphone in the episode 5 of "K-ON!".

Screenshot of the scene

Source: E-Earphone blog

Mio used a mobile phone NTT Docomo FOMA D902i in the same episode. It's an old model released in 2005 but was also sold out in the used mobile phone store.

Screenshot of the scene

Sources:
Senaka Blog
GIGAZINE

Update========================
Mio's lefty base guitar "Fender JB62/LH/3TS" was also sold out in 2-3 weeks and Fender Japan sent an order to the factory to produce the guitar in the amount of two-year sales.

Source: Ascii

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Half the peeps who get the AKG's wont even realize they need amps to get the full quality they paid for...

Jul 6, 2009 9:04 PM by Pandaman0529

AzukiPAN said:
700+ $ thats just to much money.....


To the average consumer, perhaps, but to audiophiles, it's worth it =)

Jun 28, 2009 5:54 PM by Chillyman

If Mio buys, say.. Disaster Movie or Meet the Spartans and laughs at them, although they are almost the worst comedy/parody movies I've ever seen in my life, sales in Japan would blast off the roof and it will inspire yet another crap parody movie. The Otakus probably buy it to show off to their friends that they bought what Mio had although they just know the movie is crap and facepalms

Jun 26, 2009 11:14 PM by reb3llist

700+ $ thats just to much money.....

Jun 26, 2009 11:06 PM by AzukiPAN

Kibidango said:
Go K-on!
^^
btw, I need a new headphone too XD

Jun 26, 2009 3:09 AM by MRLX69

kisami said:
i would hate to see what would happen if mio beat up a retarded kid.


I lol'd.

This is just a teensy bit ridiculous, even for otakus...

Jun 24, 2009 8:34 PM by D_S_Bach

I want Yui's Honey Burst Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar!~

Jun 24, 2009 8:18 PM by tskitz

Cripes. I need to watch K-ON sometime. I Just got a pair of K601s for studio recording recently. I've wasted so long without making a horribly terrifying and bastardized male Mio costume.

Jun 15, 2009 8:08 PM by Ryderj

kisami said:
wow those people are so impressionable. we are heading to very dangerous ground here. people who have that much money should be smarter....

then again its probably chump change or they worked their ass off for....well never mind.

i would hate to see what would happen if mio beat up a retarded kid.


I'd love to see what would happen. Retarded kids aren't people.

Jun 15, 2009 4:59 PM by King_Kenshiro

nice. :] better continue.. they rock!

Jun 12, 2009 8:11 AM by mspurplepants

Interesting...

I wonder if one day, anime will be an advertise strategy. How do I put this... Mio is like an advertising model now.

USA got Hannah Montana, Japan got K-ON!

LOL

Jun 11, 2009 6:26 PM by AirStyles

if i had the money, i would love to have one too):

Jun 9, 2009 10:33 AM by Xiella

wow those people are so impressionable. we are heading to very dangerous ground here. people who have that much money should be smarter....

then again its probably chump change or they worked their ass off for....well never mind.

i would hate to see what would happen if mio beat up a retarded kid.

Jun 9, 2009 7:16 AM by Fabrice

Hay guiz let's go to pizza hut!~~~

Jun 8, 2009 9:40 PM by Rafira

Mio controls the Japanese economy.

Jun 8, 2009 9:13 PM by Splitter

wow.. obsession..

Jun 8, 2009 8:52 PM by hotaruhime

What I don't get is why you guys think it was done on purpose.

Maybe the products were just well researched for a more authentic feel. We already know that almost every place in the opening credits except for the school is based on a real place, as is that music lounge asuka went to. They may very well have decided to base the designs on one of the mobile phones an assisstant was using, or maybe when they were doing voice-recording (cos in Japan, when they do the dubbing, the animations not done yet) the booth they used had those headphones, so they went with that design.

It's the same with other shows. e.g. Black Lagoon, every gun is a real one.

If it is on purpose, then shame on them for selling out like Bionic Commando did to Pepsi.

Jun 5, 2009 5:33 PM by chinlamp

Like i said before...

Otakus have money.... Theres no fighting it, only going along with it.

Jun 5, 2009 5:20 PM by Ranivus

Hikari-tan said:
I wonder if all the people who bought those are actually left handers..? Lol.
They ain't. Thats for sure.

Jun 5, 2009 12:16 PM by Ryushi

very cool

Jun 5, 2009 3:21 AM by virgo_sama

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