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Bandai Entertainment Adds K-On! TV Anime Series (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
1st series based on kakifly's comedy manga about budding high school band

The North American anime distributor Bandai Entertainment has announced at its Anime Expo panel on Thursday that it licensed the K-ON! television anime series. The anime adapts kakifly's four-panel comedy manga about a budding high school band. Bandai Entertainnent's license currently extends only to the first series, as opposed to the ongoing second series, K-On!

Image © kakifly, Houbunsha/Sakuragaoka High School Light Music Club

Update: After the company's panel, Bandai Entertainment Marketing Director Robert Napton clarified with ANN that the release format of K-ON! — whether it will be Blu-ray Disc, DVD, or both — has not been decided yet. The panel announced a cast for Bandai Entertainment's K-ON! marketing videos, but Napton emphasized that no announcement has been made about an English dubbing cast, or whether there will be a dubbing. The cast for the K-ON! marketing videos is Cristina Vee as Mio, Karri Shirou as Yui, "Kix" as Tsumugi, and "Briana" as Ritsu.

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