K-ON! Pig Plush Animals & Other Character Goods Sold
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The creators of the K-ON! anime series are collaborating with the TBS television channel to release a variety of crossover goods featuring the network's mascot pig, BooBo. The partnership is offering BooBo plush holding the instruments of K-ON!'s Ho-kago Tea Time girl band, notepads decorated with the K-ON! pigs, and various other items.
The Nikkei Entertainment magazine revealed earlier this month that goods tied to the K-ON! slice-of-life manga and anime franchise have surpassed 15 billion yen (about US$192 million) in sales. The magazine reported that there are over 1,050 K-ON! tie-in items.
Other companies collaborating with the December 3 opening of the K-ON film include the LAWSON chain of 9,000 convenience stores, the Lotteria fast-food restaurant chain, the Denny's family restaurant chain, the Universal Studios Japan amusement park, and the Lumine department stores.