Since K-On ended up becoming a phenomenon since the first season's release, there's already more merch for it than I can even remember, but this recent one caught my eye and ended up being one of the moments when I wish I knew how to speak Japanese even though there was already an introduction to it on this very site. There's this article for the themed Portable GPS that showed up on ANN not too long ago and judging from it as well as the original source (it's only in Japanese, but sadly, my chrome browser couldn't pick up any text from it, so I had it translated in order to actually read it).
It looks like a cassette tape when being started up, but it then goes to a themed menu, which also includes the settings for which band member to pick. The voices of Yui, Mugi, Mio, Ritsu and Azusa can guide the user to their destination when one of them is chosen as the avatar for your car.
It just got released in Japan, so it looks like the fun begins for the lucky bastards who come across this. I doubt this'll end up with an English version option, but a guy can dream, can't he?
This will be the last of my report on the series before my full review of the series. It was a fun time following every episode, even though the one-parters threw me off a bit. This last set (11 and 12) are two-parters once again.
We go back in time once again to Sweet Girl (Mediator)'s Grade School days as she is enrolled at a late age and plans to skip and advance a couple of grades. However, she happens to be an anti-social person who thinks that Curly, a roommate and potential friend of hers might take advantage of her age and bully her along with a suspicious group of kids her age. There's also an rumor of a group of fairies holding a tea party somewhere at the time and it might end up becoming a real event after Sweetheart finds a fairy near the bullies.
I hate spoiler-highlighting stuff because it freaks me out, but as it turns out the message at the very end likely hints at a second season, but the fans of this (such as myself) can only hope for it. This won't be the last time I'll be reviewing episodes from series like this, so keep under watch for anything, loyal readers! :)
This is what threw me off: The two episodes this time are one-parters instead of the usual two. The Mediator and the fairies got stuck on a deserted island after the latter agreed to do some soul searching with her while the next episode was on how "Watashi" became a Mediator and met the fairies for the first time (and even named some of them). Here's the lowdown of what I thought...
I'll still continue to report the series until it's end, so look out for me next time!
Another two weeks gave us a set of what the fairies can do all to score some candy, and I'm surprised that and Ringo Kid (Opposite Assistant, perhaps?) didn't drive the Mediatior completely mad like most people normally would. Then again, being in a time loop in the Fairies' World is not normal at all...
While the Mediator is entrusted to look for the Assistant after he ran off in the village, the fairies come up with a rather devious way to score more candy.
Both are spoilers, mind you. :(
That's it until next time, where we apparently learn how the fairies can survive harsh conditions!
Because I had a lot of work to do for school, I ended up skipping last week, so this one will cover both parts of "The Fairies' Homecoming".
This time, the Mediator and her assistant meet a girl whom turns out to be an android that can't remember what her mission was supposed to be. She also has an android comrade, but they're both pitted against each other due to their lack of memory, which could also get Watashi (Mediator) and her assistant killed.
Let's hope next episode also turns out wonderfully!