K-ON's Azusa's Birthday Celebrated with 2,222 Cards
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The TBS Store in Tokyo's Akasaka district and the related online ishop are celebrating the birthday of K-ON! manga/anime guitarist character Azusa Nakano on Friday with exclusive birthday cards. However, in honor of Azusa's November 11 birthday, each store will only offer 1,111 cards while supplies last.
On Friday, the first 611 people who spend at least 5,000 yen (about US$65) at the online ishop will receive an exclusive birthday card for Azusa Nakano. Another random 500 online shoppers will be selected to receive the same card. The physical TBS Store in Akasaka will offer 1,111 copies of a different, serial-numbered "premium birthday card" to people who spend at least 2,000 yen (US$26). The online shop is selling an Azusa birthday-themed Casio EXILIM digital camera, various t-shirts, a plush Azusa figure, a premium pocket watch, and other character goods.
K-ON! fans are also celebrating Azusa's special day. Japanese blog readers have uploaded numerous images of their collected Azusa character goods, birthday cakes, and other celebrations for the Ho-kago Tea Time high school band member.
The TBS Stores and online ishop held a similar shopping event and card giveaway for the birthday of K-ON! drummer Ritsu in August. Fans spent a record total of over 13 million yen (about US$160,000) during the event held by the TBS Stores and online ishop on the birthday of Tsumugi "Mugi-chan" Kotobuki in July.