Update: Her birthday is today, not next month.
The popular airhead from Kakifly’s K-ON! 4-koma manga is having her birthday on November 27. To celebrate the occasion, TBS’ online store will be holding a special event to celebrate Yui Hirasawa’s birthday.
The TBS Store also celebrated the 5th anniversary of the anime, from Kyoto Animation (Free!, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya), earlier this year. For this event, they will be selling various products and items dedicated to cute guitarist. On November 27th at midnight JST, for one day a lineup of special Yui products will be for sale. Additionally, a grand prize of a special gold plated birthday card for Yui will be awarded in a lottery to the winner with a serial number of 555.
In similar news, some brand new 5th anniversary figures are being produced for the anime’s anniversary, starting with Azusa Nakano.
This will be a brand new line of figures created for the 5th anniversary of the anime. It will be a 1/8 PVC model crafted by figureneet.
Here are some close up images of the uncoloured figure:
Further details about the figure’s release and costs will be revealed later. Additional figures of the remaining Ho-kago Tea Time members will also be revealed soon.
K-ON! is a 4koma manga written and illustrated by Kakifly. The manga began in serialization in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara magazine in 2007, and ended in 2012. A total of 6 volumes have released for the series and over 2.5 million copies have been sold. The series received an anime adaptation in 2009 by Kyoto Animation (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Free!) as well as a sequel series in 2010, and a film in 2012. The series also received many OVAs and specials since the anime’s release and two video games have released based on the series, including an Arcade Card Game. The series was also well known for its music, where over 3 million CDs have been sold. In addition a series of Live Concerts featuring the main voice actresses were also held. The entire franchise has grossed over 15 billion yen (~ $150 Million USD) as of 2011.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Hirasawa Yui, a young, carefree girl entering high school, has her imagination instantly captured when she sees a poster advertising the “Light Music Club.” Being the carefree girl that she is, she quickly signs up. However, Yui has a problem, she is unable to play an instrument.
When Yui goes to the clubroom to explain, she’s greeted by the other members: Ritsu, Mio, and Tsumugi. Although disheartened at Yui’s lack of musical know-how, they still try to convince her to stay to prevent the club’s disbandment. After playing Yui a short piece which re-ignites her imagination, they succeed in keeping their new member and guitarist.
Along with the tasks of school and homework, Yui begins to learn the guitar with the help of the other band members, experiencing many mishaps along the way. However, with the school festival drawing near and Yui getting stuck with her practice, will the Light Music Club be ready in time for their debut?
The Yui Hirasawa Birthday Event will run on her birthday on November 27. You can still purchase various products for the 5th anniversary campaign for K-ON! here: http://animaru.jp/shop/e/e30001/
For more information about specific products on sale, visit our article on the campaign and don’t forget to read about the K-ON! credit cards.
And visit the anime’s official website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/k-on/
Source Article and Images – K-ON! 5th Anniversary Figures
Source Article – Otakomu
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