Sawako-sensei Metal Goddess

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Fans of metal and hard rock couldn’t help but note with interest the musical proclivities of K-ON!’s newly introduced Sawako Yamanaka, making something of a change from the extreme dominance of J-Pop tunes in anime, often musically mediocre ones at that.

Below you see her musical development and a complementary mini-gallery:

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  • Anonymous commented on May 17, 2009 02:35

    you should get that cough looked at (DMC) comment was correct... More

  • kairuu commented on May 5, 2009 13:41

    yappa na... More


Music Shops Leap onto K-ON! Bandwagon

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As we saw, K-ON! fans are currently buying up the guitars featured in the show in a perverse display of consumeristic onanism, and naturally the sales opportunity this present is not lost on instrument sellers either.

Music shops nationwide are rubbing their hands with glee at the K-ON! boom (as well as Fender by the sounds of it), and as you can see here, some are being exceedingly direct in their marketing, positively brazen in fact…

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  • Firaku commented on June 22, 2009 01:35

    Anyone willing to guy a guitar sported in K-on! won't be fooled by the music stores fail attempts to sell any old shit off the shelf.... More

  • ranivusu commented on June 15, 2009 12:58

    Mugi-sama's keyboard is actually a Korg TR76 which goes for about 130000Yen... More


K-ON! Number One: ED & OP Top Charts at Number 1 & 2

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The opening and ending tunes for spoilt princess anime K-ON! has seized the top positions in Japan’s national singles chart, according to chart creator Oricon.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 28, 2009 03:26

    same here three~~... More

  • Icy-nee-san commented on April 29, 2009 03:02

    The OP and ED theme are uber good :3... More


K-ON! Dominates Charts, Otaku to Blame?

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The OP and ED for Mio oppai anime K-ON! were recently released as singles, and to no one’s surprise both have proved hits, coming in at third and fourth in the national Oricon charts. Both also seized the top two positions on Amazon’s rankings.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 14, 2010 01:23

    i prefer to download it X3... i got all anime cds by that way :x... More

  • Icy-nee-san commented on April 30, 2009 12:22

    One of these days ill be 9000+ of something and force Artefact to write a article about me, and have you all comment on how stupid i am for wasting so much money! GENIUS!!... More


Haruhi-chan Madness

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Haruhi-chan gets an unusual, and very high-quality, MAD adaptation in this rather meticulously edited video. Its Nico performance is correspondingly high…

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  • Echo The Black Mage commented on August 9, 2009 12:51

    Episode one for a dudes XD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08tphdVmJBI... More

  • Icy-nee-san commented on April 30, 2009 12:06

    The wacky bullshits over NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND... More


Even Fender Thinks Mio is Moe

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K-On! has proved a big hit for Kyoto Animation, but it also seems to be turning into a hit for Fender, who make the prominently featured bass guitar Mio Akiyama wields.

In fact, even the Fender staff are watching with approval…

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  • Anonymous commented on December 23, 2009 12:27

    If they make a signature Mio Jbass, it will be the first ever fender signature model for a fictional character! Crazy.... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 16, 2009 02:22

    62 Jazz Bass... Man I would kill for that fine Lady!... More


NicoNico Douga Memetic Storm

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Surely one of the most comprehensive chaos MADs ever to emerge from the seething creative mass which is NicoNico Douga, it seems the author of this video spared no character, meme or MAD of any note whatsoever inclusion and modification.

The results serve as something of a crash course in NicoNico induced madness…

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  • Anonymous commented on June 24, 2009 00:15

    Gosh, 13:59 minutes of pure awesome and win! Does anyone have the slightest idea of how long this video took to be created? O_O... More

  • kagaminetim commented on June 14, 2009 11:08

    00:00 Jihou / Nico Nico Douga 00:24 STAR RISE / Bamboo Blade 00:48 Ne-ni-ge de Reset / Lucky Star 01:09 Hanamaru Sensation / kodomo no Jikan 01:09 Caramelldansen / Caramell 01:31 Kirby Gourmet Race / Kirby Super Star[SNES] 01:54 nowhere /... More


K-On! Fuels Guitar Boom

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Otaku are displaying their usual suggestibility in response to schoolgirls with guitars anime K-On!, and have launched into a guitar buying frenzy.

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  • Anonymous commented on April 8, 2010 02:29

    The closest thing I could find, in the U.S., to this is this \/. Fender '60s Jazz Bass (Right handed, unfortunately, couldn't find a left handed model.) http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0131800306 http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender--60s-Jazz-Bass-502778-i1473335.gc... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 17, 2009 08:53

    Heritage Cherry Sunburst Les Paul is about $2300 USD so it's more expensive than the Fender version. Prefer an acoustic guitar any day!... More


Kagamin Nekomimi Syndrom

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With 150,000 views in a few days, this video of appealingly illustrated nekomimi Kagami engaged in a brief and curious dance has attained unsurprising popularity:

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  • GreasyWeeabooVirgin commented on June 5, 2010 02:48

    ...... More

  • zer0nix commented on July 22, 2009 09:49

    ah, the simple pleasures in life...... More


Girls’ Generation Imitator Fail

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K-pop girl band Girls’ Generation, whose chart-topping single song “Gee” has spread like wildfire both in Asia and in the West, has inspired a host of imitators who have paid homage to the group’s sexy dance moves and have posted videos of their exploits for all to see.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 22, 2010 18:01

    Really? Well I think brazilian girls looks like chickens! They are not beautiful one bit! Kinda look like demons if you ask me, brazilian girls are all bitches! How do you like that huh buru?... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 22, 2010 17:57

    People you are just wasting your time justifying your opinions. Love them if you like them and shut up if you don't. That way you won't be hurting others, specially their fans.Because of this post... More


K-On! Ita-Guitars

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Some of the first in what will probably prove to be a never-ending stream of musical instruments emblazoned with the cast of K-On! emerge.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 28, 2010 22:16

    The second one is the real vintage Jolana, I saw a couple. Really horrible thing, I'll say, it's made of beech.... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 28, 2010 21:51

    Agree, flat top Les Pauls are ugly by definition.... More


First Mio Akiyama Cosplay

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The first cosplay rendition of Mio Akiyama to attain any exposure surfaces, and it has received mixed reactions from fans, although certainly has promise.

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  • MOETANCORNER commented on May 20, 2009 19:54

    i like the last pic.. but the first 2 are just plain fail. =(... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 15, 2009 13:31

    there's another one here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/odiofotolog/3532124259... More


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