Moeblob fans have been shocked to find that K-ON! has been picked up by Japan’s Disney Channel.
As might be expected, Japan’s Disney Channel normally shows family-friendly US-made Disney cartoons, drama and films, with some mainstream “anime” content (in Japanese usage all of Disney’s cartoons qualify as “anime”).
For them to show late night anime is rare indeed, and K-ON! has been given three slots a week, two of which are at the (for K-ON!) unusually early hours of 9 and 10PM.
Whilst traditional K-ON! fans may not be the core audience of Disney programming, they have been all but unanimous in recognising this as a major feather in Mio’s cap.