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K-ON! Album CD Wins the Top in the Weekly CD Ranking

by dtshyk
Jul 27, 2009 4:59 PM | 46 Comments
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

Sources:
Oricon
Scan of Asahi Newspaper
Mainichi
Natsu Style

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Record Large Sales of K-ON! OP and ED CDs

20 of 46 Comments Recent Comments

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.

Aug 6, 2009 7:06 AM by AirStyles

Congrats, K-ON. More power to the anime otaku industry!

Jul 30, 2009 4:19 PM by guyklc

Glad to hear the news :D
Id love to get a guitar like that! Im actually learning

Jul 30, 2009 10:55 AM by rawrandom

adamantine said:
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



AO968 said:
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

Jul 30, 2009 8:24 AM by tanjx

Charliehsv said:
cyruz said:
Banzai. :D

Jul 29, 2009 8:39 PM by WhaleCostume

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.

Jul 29, 2009 5:42 AM by AO968

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.

Jul 28, 2009 10:40 PM by adamantine

i don't like the op song of haruhi series... -.-

but i like every song of k-on! :D

Jul 28, 2009 5:15 PM by Kurini

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.

Jul 28, 2009 3:51 PM by Xzaxs

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?

Jul 28, 2009 3:48 PM by J-970

supermario23 said:
What the fuck is this shit? K-ON! isn't about music; it's about eating cake and drinking tea!

QFT

Jul 28, 2009 1:31 PM by Alexstratz

I hate the K-ON music and show >_<'

Jul 28, 2009 12:38 PM by Chef_Gohda

I'll just say lol.

Jul 28, 2009 12:12 PM by Snowflakes

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

Jul 28, 2009 11:46 AM by supermario23

Lvhina said:
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

Jul 28, 2009 11:07 AM by shinigamidono

cyruz said:
Banzai. :D

Jul 28, 2009 5:47 AM by yakisobapan

seishi-sama said:
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.

Jul 28, 2009 2:33 AM by velcom

Banzai. :D

Jul 28, 2009 2:26 AM by cyruz

Duh...fanboys power. Music in K-On! was awful.

Jul 28, 2009 1:42 AM by seishi-sama

wow, yay for k-on.

the song - my love is a stapler really nice!

Jul 28, 2009 12:22 AM by VEE

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