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K-On! Anime Sells 20th Consecutive Top-10 CD Single

posted on 2010-09-27 03:08 EDT
Mio Akiyama, Yui Hirasawa's image songs each sell 27,000 to rank #4, #5

The K-ON!! Image Songs CD singles for the characters Mio Akiyama and Yui Hirasawa each sold 27,000 copies to rank #4 and #5, respectively, on Oricon's singles chart for the September 20-26 week. (Mio Akiyama's CD edged out Yui Hirasawa's CD.) The two anime series inspired by kakifly's K-ON! four-panel comedy manga have now placed 20 consecutive CD singles in Oricon's weekly top 10.

Both the manga and the anime adaptations follow a group of high school girls who form a band. Voices actresses Aki Toyosaki (Yui Hirasawa), Yōko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama), Satomi Satou (Ritsu Tainaka), Minako Kotobuki (Tsumugi Kotobuki), and Ayana Taketatsu (Azusa Nakano) perform as their respective characters in the anime's soundtrack and the related CD releases. Both the original manga and the ongoing anime are ending this month, and the last television anime episode airs this Tuesday.

Bandai Entertainment announced at Anime Expo in July that it licensed the first K-On! television series, and Yen Press licensed the original manga.

Source: Listen Japan


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