Friday, June 29, 2012

K-On! vinyl singles

So, you’re a K-On! fan and a vinyl collector? You might be happy to learn that Pony Canyon will release an exclusive box set of 7 vinyl singles (7 inch) from the first season. The catch? Aside from the 10,000 yen price tag, the set will be a limited pressing and won’t see a general release – if you want it, you’ll have to attend the Canime Summer Festival 2012 in Akihabara, which takes place on August 11th and 12th.
The seven lucky singles to chosen for inclusion in this “7inch Vinyl “Donuts” Box” are Cagayake!GIRLS, Don’t Say “Lazy”, and the character singles of Yui, Mio, Ritsu, Tsumugi and Azusa. Contents will be the same as their respective CD equivalents, minus instrumental tracks and the song “Let’s Go” from the character series.

And, just to keep track of these things; season 1 singles that do not get the vinyl treatment are Fuwa Fuwa Time, Maddy Candy and the Ui and Nodoka character singles.


  1. Interesting. I'm not particularly fond of K-On though I must admit I have fun listening the OST. I wonder if this "limited" edition will suffer the same fate as Suzumiya Haruhi 45rpm single sold at the concert in 2007. They didn't sell very well and they were later dumped for clearance sale in the US were they sold like hot cakes as novelty items.

    At 10000 yens, it's not cheap, but I don't think it's overpriced. In 2007, Haruhi's single was 1200 yens. K-On singles will cost 1428 yens each and to boot, most of them are colored records (with the most unusual colors to boot).

    If such a thing happens, count me in! I'm just curious how much this boxset will be priced on the second hand market.

  2. Indeed. I don't know if I'll want to buy this for auction price though. I don't imagine it'll be cheap.

  3. Viva La Vinyl!