K-ON!! Airs On An Incredible 28 TV Stations


The eagerly anticipated second season of K-ON! has been announced to be broadcast on a staggering 28 Japanese television stations, more than triple the average number for an anime series.

Normally the number of stations a new series will be aired on isn’t especially noteworthy, but in this case the sheer size of the new K-ON!!’s broadcast stations makes for an exception:


For comparison,  reasonably popular series airing this season are Sora no Woto with 4 stations, Dance in the Vampire Bund with 6, Omamori Himari with 7,  and Hidamari Sketch Hoshimittsu with only 3.

The first series of K-ON! only aired on 9 stations, so this huge jump in the number of networks airing the show should prove testament to just how hotly awaited the continuation of the Keion-bu’s story is.

Indeed, stores in Akiba right now are still bedecked with all sorts of banners and posters commemorating the 2nd season announcement (the other current big otaku celebratory events being for To Aru Kagaku no Railgun and Haruhi no Shoushitsu), so this new reveal only stirs the red-hot embers of otaku excitement even more.

Via TBS.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, I didn't know there were so many idiots that think that something must be funny or else it is shit. The show is more interesting rather than funny. You know what's funny? Your tiny brain, and not only that...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope it doesnt turn into Endless Moe...

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:26 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why punch me in the gut... That's a joke right there.... Right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:25 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still haven't watched K-On1, I should go see what the hell is all this hype about

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ain't missing much, its mostly for miihaa people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    nerd anime,

    fuck it in the ass

    bring back real anime ya mother fuckers

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    Comment by Firelord
    07:58 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No one is forcing you to watch it. Don't like it? Go watch something else then. Plenty of other anime to go around.

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    Comment by Fapping Time
    07:52 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ha ha, take that haters...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:44 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bet half of the posters here are Mio-tards.... -_-'

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:05 22/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    so you mean...

    50% Mio-tards
    49.5% trolls
    .5% ???

    I don't know what's a good category to add in.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 22/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon 4:57

    "There is no conclusion in life"

    Um...yes there is?

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    Comment by ytdh
    12:55 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    28 stations later eh?

    Im quite the fan of mindless moe but i still don't know if i enjoyed this show or not because i know i watched it but i don't remember any of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:04 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then go get your brain checked... Even if it's 0 in the story department I remember the shows I watch.

    Of course speaking metaphorically can sometimes be a way to troll right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:20 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But no internacional edition!

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    Comment by rikarika
    06:40 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not a fan of moe anime, but K-ON! was able to beat me.
    The girls aim for all the weak points, and their formation is perfect. It's impossible to avoid their attack, and even if you're some weirdo and the main cast didn't do anything for you, the supporting cast is also solid and fills all the spots.
    And even though they're all standard archetypes at first glance, a lot of originality in their personalities can be found, so they're not just clones of previous moe characters.
    It's a guilty pleasure to watch this, but a pleasure after all. In terms of moe anime, this is king. Its beauty it's in it's characters and soft lighthearted humor(I truly laughed at some spots, and it's hard for a show to make me do that, I usually never laugh alone). It doesn't have any story, but well, you can't have it all, and it's just 12 eps.
    tl;dr: the show is fun and well done, go watch it.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    11:42 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In my case i was a fan of moe anime, but then K-On! made me turn :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 22/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I normally avoid that smacks of moe like the plague, but really enjoy K-ON!, largely because it is very, very funny. And, honestly, it's not *that* moe, when all is said and done - certainly no more so than Bamboo Blade, another slice-of-life high-school "harem show" with no "plot" to speak of. And, hell, it's got as much - if not more - plot than Sayonara, Zestubou Sensei... or a lot of older, classic anime franchises like You're Under Arrest or Oh My Goddess, to name just two.

    Taishou Baseball Girls, now... that's probably a moeblob, if ever there was one. But even that's got a plot, and some brutally funny moments, like the nighttime fight in one of the later episodes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:37 22/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bamboo Blade is a "harem show"? O_o

    I thought people around here had definition issues with slice of life only.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck moe and fuck you

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:36 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    enjoy yourself in fuck festing everyone.. I'll be enjoying my moeblob ^^

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    Comment by MechaTama31
    03:49 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd rather be eagerly anticipating a fourth season of Full Metal Panic. Get on it, KyoAni, I'm sick of your fucking stalling.

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    Comment by relentlessflame
    07:00 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can pretty much blame the complete collapse of the American anime market for that one. Full Metal Panic was never a particularly top-selling franchise in Japan, but was much more popular in the English-speaking world. When the market collapsed, publishers like Kadokawa and Pony Canyon had Kyoto Animation produce more shows that would sell well in Japan -- hence things like Lucky Star, and K-On, and so on. So it's not "stalling" on anyone's part -- it's a business decision.

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    Comment by Kortaku
    09:15 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, the dropping of Tokyopop's novels is the biggest hit imo; novels > animation.

    But I was sure that the FMP franchise was pretty popular, if not heavy in merchandise and product movement. (Japan)

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    Comment by Artefact

    Possibly a questionable one? Just look what they did to Haruhi.

    Comment by H-Ero
    03:40 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And here I get pissed when I see the same show on more than one channel. Then again, not every place in japan gets the same channels IIRC.

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    Comment by Quen
    08:31 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didn't mention it in the article, but yes, of course these channels are not all accessible from any one broadcast area in Japan.

    The list merely referred to the stations premiering the show right away or soon after the show's debut, as opposed to picking up the rights to broadcast the series months after it has aired as often happens.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:58 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, these channels are even exclusive to different regions of Japan.
    The 28 channels you listed form ONE network: JNN/TBS.


    Basically this makes K-ON!! one of the few anime series that can be received via terrestrial in every corner of the country.

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    Comment by Kortaku
    09:13 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmmm, some of those stations are Korean (SBS, MBC..) right? So does that mean K-On airs in Korea simultaneously too?

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    Comment by Quen
    09:48 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not that I was aware of, I didn't research it this post to that extent, I'm afraid.

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    Comment by Lejambre
    04:03 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-ON doesn't need a storyline. It has moe. [2]

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    04:00 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't hate K-ON..but this news saddens me. Seems too much for a moeblob show with no real story....

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    Comment by RakkaKaze
    03:59 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This show... is one I've yet to touch with... well anything more than a random glance because it was forced into my vision.

    The reason I found Haruhi entertaining was the narrator being the main character in truth, completely random wtf twists, and the fact that the story doesn't even revolve around Haruhi that much...

    Seeing Haruhi with that weird quasibucktooth look that KyoAni switched to for kon made me not even watch was after or what ended the endless 8.

    Needs more Slice of Life slams into supernatural imo.
    (Like TokiKake for instance)

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:19 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is probably the initial popularity that haruhi2 would have had had they not dragged their asses on that.

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    Comment by CaptainFawful
    03:13 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't wait for the second season, and not just for moe issues. I've actually gotten some pretty good laughs out of the series.

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    Comment by i like pandas
    03:01 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I never understood the appeal of K-ON storywise, but it can't be denied that everything KyoAni touches turns into gold.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:10 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    isn't that banned, along with human transmutation and opposing government?

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    Comment by Niwa
    08:00 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Na I mean c'mon it's KyoAni

    (Just kidding Fellas XD)

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    Comment by Niwa
    06:45 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I knew I would've smelled a King Midas joke!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because they only touch moe blob shows which sell to indiscriminate otaku.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    03:16 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-ON doesn't need a storyline. It has moe.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    01:41 22/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    1 night slot for TBS
    27 reruns... nice....

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:43 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-ON doesn't have a storyline. It's just moe. Unfortunately/fortunately it sells.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because it's best to just watch and not think?

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    Comment by Kortaku
    09:19 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Right, so SBS-MBC : Korean broadcast as well?

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    Comment by Mikorio
    06:52 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    中国地方 = Places in China

    It just says 中国放送 which means broadcast in China.

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    Comment by Artefact
    07:47 21/02/2010 # ! Transparent

    No. It is written in Japanese not Chinese.

    Chuugoku is a region of Japan. The 国 ("koku") refers to the old states/regions of Japan, like 四国. Similarly, there is 九州, etc.

    It will be obvious from context which is meant, or the distinction will be written out explicitly as 中国地方 ("chihou" - "region"), etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:06 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chuugoku is a province in Japan, the middle 'kingdom'. It uses the exact characters and pronunciation as China.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:10 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    国 (noun)

    1. [historical and fossilized definition] Region(s) under a granted authority by a higher ruler, king or general.

    (国 from 中国, denoting a region within Honshu, is the fossilized usage)

    2. [modern definition] state under the foundation of "citizen" ideas of European Romanticism and beyond: unified education system, established ethnic identity(ies), complete governmental intervention.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    11:35 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    CBC, Canadian broadcasting corporation :D

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    12:03 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the first to air K-ON!! practically monopolizes the viewers

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:26 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    For the confused OP:

    http://www.jisho.org/words?jap=chuugoku&eng=&dict=edict [http://www.jisho.org/words?jap=chuugoku&eng=&dict=edict]

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    Comment by Mikorio
    05:08 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell.

    RCC (中国放送) 未定

    K-ON's being broadcast in China?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:57 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's always some complaint. I remember when there were people saying that please twins sucked because it took the whole series to reach the conclusion (the definition of a plot). K-on doesn't revolve around a continuous plot like that. It's actually a better example of the slice of life genre. There is no conclusion in life so the plots are just day to day events.

    I can't see why there are so few that can take K-on as it is. It's about highschool girls hanging out and playing music. For better or worse, that's it-oh my god who is Busu-Kawaii and what is wrong with her face?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:06 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It refers to 中国地方 not China

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:11 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Every anime series needs an intruiging and complex story to be good. Yep. Geez, bunch of idiots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    China is gonna go on a copy-fest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:05 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chinese K-On = ULTIMA-FAIL!

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    Comment by Actar
    03:22 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't understand why people have so much trouble accepting 'Slice of Life' series. These series have NO storyline and their appeal is usually their charming characters and humor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slice of life=no story, my goodness. You have no idea what you are talking about child.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 23/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not really, I play a variety of Instruments (Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Violin) and the fact that Yui just suddenly LOL AMAZING AT GUITAR and small things like that annoyed me more than anything.

    Still, it was a rather good anime.

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    Comment by erochichi
    11:34 22/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You probably have to be involved in playing and singing music yourself to really enjoy K-On! fully. I enjoy it very much, i play musical instruments. I feel i`m home watching it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:07 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly what I wanted to say! Every slice-of-life show has a story to tell, just using different plot devices. I'm a big slice-of-life fan (Azumanga, Aria, Genshiken, Hidamari, Niea_7, etc.) but even with its funny moments K-On kinda failed to pull me into the show as much as the above five.

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    Comment by kindless
    03:36 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's slice of life... and then there's moeblob slice of life.

    The former is relateable, the latter is practically porn.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    k-on? music?

    you're watching the wrong show, mang

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:46 22/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    LOL. You may not be a regular sheep but with that name, avatar and attitude its obvious you're Just a regular old EMO. I'm sure you didn't like Bakemonogatari because all you emo friends liked it. and liked k-on because your emo friends didn't. All because you're so unique lol. GTFO or better yet go cut you self some more then GTFO.

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    Comment by marids
    03:47 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    and porn sells, yes it does...

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    Comment by Actar
    03:53 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't see what's your problem with moeblobs. How do YOU even define MOE? Do you even know what you have a beef with?

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    Comment by DeathCrunch
    04:06 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's hard to enjoy with so god damn much nerd rage aimed in it's direction and the fact it's constantly rammed in your face no matter where you go.

    I'll be honest, I liked it far more than Bakemonogatari. This probably makes be a moefag that has no taste and doesn't like the best anime evar to most people.
    But at least I'm not a fucking sheep.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Want to elaborate on what you mean by that? I enjoyed K-ON for the same reason I enjoy any other slice of life: It made me laugh and I could turn my brain off. What makes moeblob slice of life "porn", exactly? Having cute girls as characters? Get over yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:01 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked Bakemonogatari for it's style of humor and storyline. I liked K-on for it's everyday simplicity and music. Then I went on the net...I hate everything now.

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    Comment by pluki7
    03:27 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because those people don't have a life?

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    Comment by erochichi
    11:27 22/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because some ppl need to be entertained with bang bang and blood and hard driving and fist knock-outs and death rays and explosions and.... you get the idea.
    Infantile minds. Why are they trying to watch anime in first place? Most anime is everything else but not that.
    Not having own life can be a good explanation too. Hard to get interested of K-On!, Lucky Star and similar anime without ever having experienced slices of life themselves.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    12:09 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then shouldn't people be complaining the lack of
    storyline in Lucky Star as well? What's so hard in NOT having a storyline in the first place? >_>

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    Comment by Actar
    03:32 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah, now everything becomes clear. Well, that's the internet for you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:55 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because K-On just ain't funny?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-On! like other school life genre, it doesn't need some grand picture in the background that drives the series forward. Actually it would be awkward to have one in this type of series.

    However K-On! has charming characters as well as character developments to go with their high school life story revolving band music.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 21/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you forgot the "moe" factor in the anime. if it didn't have any moe shit in it, K-on! wouldn't sell at all.

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