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When trains and otaku come together

Wait.. what?
Nov 28
Do you love trains as much as you love anime? Well, someone on YouTube certainly does. Yes friends, this is in fact a cross over between the two. This channel is dedicated to filming trains, and basically playing anime openin... read

Sentai brings us the K-On! and Colorful movies

Jan 24
That's right. Mugi and company are back for their London adventure. Prepare yourselves for another year of K-On! themed posts here on Japanator. Sentai has promised that the show will be released "soon" on Blu-ray and DVD, in... read

A Daily Dose of Music: Minako Kotobuki

Apr 24
Ever wanted to have your hair brushed by the Easter Bunny? Well, Minoko Kotobuki's new video for Kokoto Sukai can make all your dreams come true. It's a fun pop track with excellent rock sensibility and a crazy rabbit to boot. You may know of miss Kotobuki best for her role as Tsumugi Kotobuki on K-On! read

A Daily Dose of Music: Our Favorite Anime Endings

Apr 03
Well guys and gals, it's that time again! We peek into that dark and disturbing place known as the souls of your all star Japanator editors. We had a great time sharing our favorite openings with you on The Daily Dose, but th... read

K-ON! gets after school upgrade to the PS3

Mar 07
Looks like Sega will be porting its PSP music game K-ON! After School Live!! to the PS3. The port will feature updated graphics to the HD realm and the capability to share your PSP data with the new version, so you don't have... read

Aki Toyosaki's Hey Jude cover is fun, even to hate on

Feb 29
I was figuratively crawling in my skin when I listened through Aki Toyosaki's cover of "Hey Jude," now on Youtube. It's not so much a murdering of a classic Beatles piece as much as hearing your average anime seiyuu pinching ... read

Jealous that Hokago Tea Time are spending all of their time in London as of late? Well, it looks like we have news of the next best thing, as the second season of the moe-music show will be localised by Sentai Filmworks on bo... read feature


K-On fans visit London movie locations

Feb 13
The latest fad in anime location pilgrimages appears to involve K-On! fans visiting London real-life locations featured in the Come with Me film. Recently, a handful of threads plastered with fan travel photos have begun to s... read

Look surprised: K-ON! movie is making a lot of money

Dec 05
Like it or not, K-ON! is an incredibly succesful franchise. Testament to that is the news of how much money has been generated following the release of the film just two days ago. Just to reiterate, it's been out two days. Wi... read

Do you know how much all the K-ON movie merch costs?

Nov 27
I'll tell you. A lot of money. More specifically, over 70,000+ Japanese Yen, according to an anonymous otaku who may or may not be the person who spent roughly $920 to buy all that stuff. Yup. Face masks, eye shades, clear fi... read

Here we are again: Japanator Theater is here for another week, and this time I've got a special dose of strange videos, courtesy of your friend Bleeep. Tonight, we go through his collection of videos he created and ... read feature


Happy Birthday Azu-nyan!

Nov 11
If you're reading this site you're probably doing one of two things. You've either ditched work, and are still partaking in your 24 HR marathon of Skyrim, or you are celebrating K-ON!'s adorable guitarists's birthda... read

Mad Bank-ON: K-ON!! merchandise makes 15 billion yen

Nov 06
In case you were thinking that Ho-kago Tea Time had finally gone away for good (clearly you were ignoring the continuing manga and the upcoming movie), new sales figures have confirmed Yui and crew's profitable popularity. Ac... read

Ho-kago Tea Time promote their film at Universal Studios

Oct 22
In celebration of the K-On! film showing on December 3rd, Universal Studios Japan will be holding a special event that will display life-size models of all five members. For coming to visit, you will also receive a commemorat... read

Want to date a fellow K-On! fan?

Oct 06
A big part of finding a great partner in life is having similar interests. How about dating fellow otaku? What if they were a K-On! fan? Well Yattaruimode is having an "i'm Single" event, just for fans of K-On!... read

GO!GO! MANIAC on your iPhone

Sep 20
There's a new app for iOS called Strum Stage that allows you to bang out some pretty sweet guitar riffs, but that's not what I'm here to report. What is important is that they have featured a sweet demo of someone belting out K-On's GO!GO! MANIAC on their YouTube channel! Now that is some smart otaku marketing! Who wants to start an iOS band with me? [Via Crunchyroll] read

Full trailer for the K-On! movie is a riot!

Sep 05
The full trailer for the K-On! movie has finally been released on the official website, ready to tempt you out of your money for the December 3rd release. Fans will be pleased that there have also been three new songs confirm... read

All hail the queens: K-ON! movie to take place in the UK

Aug 13
[Editor's Note: We've changed the post title. Apologies to anyone offended by the previous one. - Josh] Ho-kago Tea Time arrives on December 3rd. Prepare your body. read

Here's the best Downfall and K-On parody

Jul 25
And here you thought we were done with these Downfall parodies. Enjoy. read

K-ON! movie trailer streamed

Apr 30
Had enough K-ON! yet? I thought not. The official Website for K-ON!!'s first feature film began streaming the first teaser trailer on Friday, with the film opening on December 3 in Japan, in over 130 theaters. Additional... read

For those of you who have yet to taste the Kool-Aid of K-On!, now's your chance to finally take a sip. Bandai has just released the first 4-episode disc of this series, and it's your chance to finally join the rest of us in t... read feature


Do I really need to explain what K-ON! is to you? It's that anime where nothing really happens, and a high school band makes me laugh and cry by slowing worming into my heart. Maybe that sounds closer to a description of the ... read feature


Japanese learn about the anime industry via documentary

Mar 21
So you thought the only people who did documentary series on Japanese culture and the fanciful world of anime were foreigners trying to find their country's greatest otaku? Nay, I say! Even regular Japanese must learn of thei... read

YES, YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES. The new comic launches in Manga Time Kirara May 11th, and stars Yui, Ritsu, Mio and Mugi as they go through life at university. The next Genshiken? I think so. Also launching in Manga Time Kira... read feature


The K-ON! movie will debut on December 3rd in Japan

Feb 21
One, two, Yui's coming for you. Three, four, better lock your door. Five, six, grab your crucifix. Seven, eight, gotta stay up late. Nine, ten, never sleep again. read

Rejoice: The K-ON! manga is set to return

Feb 07
You didn't think it would stay gone forever, did you? Cute girls doing cute things in a band is too cute to go away!A brief page in the latest issue of Manga Time Kirara (K-ON!'s home publication) promised a "spring rest... read

K-ON!! and The Girl Who Lept Through Time Blu-ray covers!

Jan 31
Get ready, moe fans! Bandai Entertainment has just announced that their official English language website and trailer for K-ON!! is currently available! Bandai has also revealed that the Blu-ray and DVD for Vol... read

Monday MADness: K-ON! x Kanye - POWER

Nov 22
[Monday MADness is a weekly column that highlights some of the best work in the world of anime music videos. Check out our archives for videos that will move your heart and make you want to pirate Final Cut Pro.]I reall... read

Get your kicks with these K-ON!!, uh...kicks

Nov 09
Even as we had to solemnly bid farewell to the anime that simultaneously ignited and broke many a moe-fuled heart, there are still plenty of K-ON!! products to fill that void in your soul that can only be replaced by the girl... read

K-ON!! fans can waste money on a branded cassette player

Nov 04
Oh man, the marketing guys in charge of K-ON!! must think they can take a dump in a box and have people buy it as long as it has a picture of Mio on the outside. Check out their latest scheme as found by Alafista: fans w... read

You probably won't eat your K-ON!!-brand rice

Oct 24
Because it'll cause a heart attack once you do!While I really like K-ON!! I'm under no illusion that it isn't also carefully designed to manipulate its fans into buying all manner of ridiculous merchandise. Like this 7-p... read

Politician's tweet takes a turn for the moe - and strange

Oct 21
I love it when Twitter messes something up like this. You've got your average politician, Meg Whitman, running for governor of California. Your spokesperson, Sarah Pompei, was retweeting a video that would help promote her ca... read

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