Korg Unleashes K-ON! Keytar

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Esteemed instrument maker Korg has lent a hand in celebrating K-ON!’s seemingly endless 5th anniversary by revealing a new Keytar inspired by the anime’s fuzzy-browed keyboardist Tsumugi Kotobuki.

The Keytar also comes with a strap and a stylized Houkago Tea Time bag, sure to give obsessed otaku an even larger incentive to empty their wallets – the instrument however is limited edition with only a mere 300 available for purchase, so those interested may wish to act fast lest they be reduced to buying the inevitable online auction supply at vast markups.

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Inexperienced musicians can steadily hone their skills thanks to the inclusion of over 20 K-ON! songs including Happy!? Sorry!!, Cagayake!GIRLS and Don’t Say Lazy!

The Keytar will arrive in late December; those strapped for cash may wish to invest in a similarly themed credit card to fund the purchase…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:24 25/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "K-ON!’s seemingly endless 5th anniversary", well of course anniversaries are endless, they pile up year after year... and five is not much. Sankaku should really work on their choices of words... they are always exaggerating and making everything sound as being either horrible or amazing -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:14 26/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    everything is horrible or amazing, you should get high more.

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    Comment by EndlessGr8
    14:50 25/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Muscial instrument manufacturers have been sitting on a goldmine all these years with potential K-On licensed merchandise like this. Gibson and Fender already saw sales increases on the Les Paul and Mustang (if you can still get that red-headstock Japan model) as a result of K-On's popularity.
    Smart move from KORG. I guarantee if I was for some reason a keytar player, I would be going nuts over this...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:08 26/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm surprised it took them this long, really. And it's not like they had no way of knowing: the AKG K701 headphones that Mio wore quickly sold many more copies than the manufacturer expected -- and that was back during the original run of the show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:33 01/12/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wonder how many right-handed otaku bought that $700 leftie Fender bass?

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    Comment by Sasazuka
    14:21 25/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Now I want to see Tsumugi Kotobuki in a crossover keytar jam with Gene Belcher from BOB'S BURGERS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:29 26/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This isn't even actually K-on! inspired at all. The RK model has been around since the 1980s. This is just a revival of that. Just another marketing technique I suppose to rope in new customers into the market. (Besides this looks exactly the same as the regular RK-100s models anyway.

    They could have at least made a model with a special K-On! paintjob........

    Korg what are you doing???

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:22 28/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-0N? what is this k-on thing,again?

    It surprises me that someone could still remember the name of a specific chinese cartoon one month after its emission ended.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:50 27/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rarity did it better. :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:24 25/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    people are gonna Korgasm /not

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 25/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    They were only late by like 5 yrs...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:27 25/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    To be fair, developing stuff like that does take time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 26/11/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    developing is wrong word, convincing board members if it's profitability is what took 5 years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:59 25/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Developing a pink bag with K-ON print on it takes time? Korg has been making Keytars since the 80's.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 26/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, Korg seems to be a few years too late to be doing something like this. Sometime during the second season would've been a great time to bring this out when popularity was still at an all time high. And the incentives they include to actually buy this are not all that impressive.

    These limited editions are still going to sell fairly easy but the timing is a bit weird.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:05 25/11/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's not a good thing KORG. K-on is for vaginas.



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