Friday, March 30, 2012

CD review: “Band Yarou Yo!! PART 2” Band Score CD/DVD

Of course, just one band score release is not enough for a franchise like K-On! – even though that first volume contained every song from the first anime season, and more – so a second book focusing primarily on songs from the character singles saw a release before not too long.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Watching K-On! Episode 11 – “Crisis!?”

As the band's second school festival draws closer, tension within the club runs high when Ritsu grows jealous over Mio's newfound friendship with Nodoka. Meanwhile, a decision needs to be made regarding the name of the band.

Friday, March 16, 2012

CD review: “K-On! Character Image Song Series” part 3: Ui & Nodoka

Five character singles each featuring one of the five main characters clearly wasn’t enough. The third and final wave of the character image song series (for the first season, anyway) came about in October of 2009, and featured the “major” supporting cast members; Ui and Nodoka (Sawako didn’t get a character single, but then, the “Maddy Candy” single pretty much served that purpose).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Season 2 US release date announced

US anime distributor Section23 Films have announced their June schedule, revealing that the second season of the K-On! TV anime (originally titled “K-On!!” with two exclamation marks, but simply titled “K-On! Season 2” for the American market) will see a release as early as a mere three months from now.

The first volume arrives on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 19th, with an SRP of $59.98 for the DVD edition and $69.98 for the Blu-Ray (with certain stores sure to offer them at far lower prices). Note that the release will contain the first 13 episodes, roughly half the season, unlike last year’s Bandai release of season 1 which contained three to four episodes per volume.

Is this great news? I think so. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Out with the old, in with the relatively recent

Yep, it’s time for a couple of changes around here. Most importantly, the name of the blog – hence forth, this blog shall be named KEION!GEEK. It’s high time I gave it a proper name rather than the generic “a K-On! fan blog”, and I think the new name fairly accurately describes the nature of the blog and its writer (ahem).

Goodbye, old header. You have served
us well, but it is time to move on.
Secondly, a new name means I have to update the header, which is something I’ve been meaning to do anyway. The old one featured a sweet picture of the Light Music Club members relaxing in the club room – except, there was no Azusa in it. I deliberately chose a picture without her when I first started this blog, because at the time I wrote primarily about early K-On! material in which she did not feature. Now that I’m done with that and write more about later episodes/CD’s/etc that Azusa is actually in, it doesn’t seem fair to not have her represented alongside the other girls, now does it?

So – that’s about it. The nature of the blog will not change, but as of now, the name has.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Watching K-On! Episode 10 – “Training Camp Again!”

Azusa gets to know her seniors better as the Light Music club once again arranges a band training camp at Mugi's beach house.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Upcoming releases

Time for the monthly update, I guess. The only thing currently on the schedule is Manga UK’s complete season 1 DVD set.

April 30th“K-On! The Complete Series” anime DVD (UK)