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New K-ON!! character Miura Akane?

March 12, 2010
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Saw an entry at Japanator advertising a new character to appear in “K-ON!!”, the second season of the music comedy based on the manga by Kakifly that is due to start airing this April. Called Miura Akane, the girl sports a long ponytail and apparently plays the tuba.

Considering the official “K-ON!!” anime series website has not published anything about a new character so far, nor has its character page been updated and other news sites like ANN have not mentioned a new “K-ON!!” character yet it might very well be a hoax.

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Due to the size and quality of the images, can’t make out much of the text very well, so am unable to say for sure if they are legitimate or not. Though looking at the second image from the original tweet seen at Japanator, it does look fabricated, such as where Miura is picking up her tuba, seems like an edit of Yui where she has the exact same pose.

So will we see Miura appear in “K-ON!!” or is it a mere hoax or joke?
Well, alas for the hopeful she seems just to be a fan creation, but there’s already plenty of gorgeous art of Miura to be found online.

A question to fans, would you like to see new anime original characters in the second season?

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36 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2010 9:05 pm

    The Japanese wikipedia doesn’t mention her either. I think there are two possibilities:

    a) original anime character, thus it would make sense if she doesn’t appear anywhere if she hasn’t’ appeared in the manga, and kyoani wants to play a little with us

    b) hoax by someone who’s too bored. I think this is the case, but who knows

    Great, double comment. I spotted a grammar mistake (doesn’t mentioned !) and hit the stop button, but too late

  2. March 12, 2010 9:10 pm

    @Sergio
    Fixed your double comment. ^^
    Yeah, the first image looks fairly legitimate, but the second one not really, kind of suspect it’s a hoax. Though would be nice to see a new generation of けいおん girls join Azusa when the four original members graduate.

  3. March 12, 2010 9:12 pm

    Lol, then Azusa would be the one making her kouhais cosplay!

  4. mefloraine permalink
    March 12, 2010 10:23 pm

    Hmm. Yeah, Azusa definitely needs some others to join her.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing some new moe, myself. o/

  5. GabrielVH permalink
    March 12, 2010 10:52 pm

    Even if she won’t be in the new series, she’s still cute though!

  6. March 12, 2010 10:59 pm

    Well New school years = new freshmen. I wouldn’t say it’s impossible for a new character to appear, but a tuba seems like a weird instrument to be throwing into the club.

  7. March 12, 2010 11:51 pm

    It’d be cool if they added a new character. If they did that for every season, they’d have an 8 girl band by season 4.

  8. March 13, 2010 2:40 am

    Obviously the biggest sign this is a hoax is the supposed seiyuu – Yaguchi Mari. I mean lol yeah sure, a former member of Morning Musume in K-ON!

    Of course it’s 2ch having their usual fun:
    http://yunakiti.blog79.fc2.com/blog-entry-4825.html
    http://yunakiti.blog79.fc2.com/blog-entry-4844.html

  9. March 13, 2010 4:56 am

    I don’t remember seeing a new character in the manga… But I did drop the manga a while ago though.
    Well, we’ll see if she’s really on K-On!
    I wouldn’t mind.

  10. Hypernova permalink
    March 13, 2010 5:14 am

    If it’s real, she would be the same year as Azusa though, judging from the color of her bow.

  11. March 13, 2010 8:53 am

    @mefloraine
    Indeed, or by the time the four girls graduate the light music club will be disbanded if it only has Azusa as a member.
    @soulfringe
    Exactly, a tuba is too unrealistic for her to be anything but a comic relief character. A saxophone maybe, other drummer or piano/synthesizer I’d say is possible for sure, but a tuba?
    @Nopy
    Lol, yeah, K-ON! could become an ever growing band. XD
    @j1m0ne
    Some of that stuff there is pretty well done.
    Yaguchi Mari would not be impossible, I mean “K-ON!” is immensely popular, second season will air on 28 channels, so financially and popularity-wise in Japan it’s a very viable series to feature. Plus didn’t Yaguchi Mari voice in a “One Piece” movie already?
    @Yi
    As far as I reckon there’s nothing in the manga about a new character joining the band.
    @Hypernova
    If she’s the same year as Azusa an original story could be someone from the brass band or other music club leaving there and joining the light music club?

  12. March 13, 2010 4:15 pm

    Just where do I know this picture? ^^”

    Well, she looks cute (as all K-On cast). But her instrument… will something like that actually fit?

  13. March 14, 2010 12:44 pm

    Hoax for sure.

  14. Silvia permalink
    March 14, 2010 10:15 pm

    look this:

    http://yfrog.com/0vconfrontoop

  15. March 15, 2010 12:19 am

    No problem with moar moe, I just wonder what is her instrument (if joins the band)?

  16. March 15, 2010 7:42 am

    @GREW & Silvia
    Indeed, clever observations, most images are altered/Photoshopped from exisiting ones.
    @Taikutsujoker
    According to the hoax it would be the tuba. But if they were to really add a new character I reckon it’d be a more fitting instrument.

  17. aksk permalink
    March 16, 2010 12:20 am

    her instrument is an euphonium not tuba lol
    and yep she’s a hoax from 2ch alright

    the usual pattern of boredom>let’s do something fun>things get out of control

    akane even has her own character songs, recorded by a male and voice-pitched lol

  18. March 16, 2010 9:01 am

    Haha, had me fooled. for a second when i saw that everywhere on the net :3 But I like the current group members so I wanna keep it like that. ^^

  19. March 16, 2010 6:48 pm

    Damn i have to finish the first season asap :/
    Anyway what i immediately love about her is the hairs and moreover their color !!!!
    Soooo wisely choose, a pink. Like like, can’t wait to see her in action 😀

  20. March 16, 2010 9:00 pm

    @aksk
    Ah sorry about that, I have as good as no brass instrument knowledge whatsoever. ^^;;
    @Fabrice
    True, the current setup is fine as it is.
    @Katsura-chan
    Well it is a great series. Surely Akan would have been a nice addition, but as far as a fan creation character goes, it’s nicely done.

  21. homina-homina permalink
    March 21, 2010 4:14 am

    if kyoani turns the band into something like pistol valve, i will become so trolled by their shit that i will actually start (dare i say it) IMPORTING!

  22. sea slug permalink
    April 7, 2010 9:33 am

    Omg 2ch vippers..

  23. meh permalink
    April 8, 2010 2:26 am

    i know this is fake cause she wasnt in the opening video

  24. PhoboPhobia permalink
    April 8, 2010 3:27 pm

    @meh not really. If you remember in season 1. Azusa didnt enter the opening songs until After she was introduced

  25. April 8, 2010 5:58 pm

    @meh
    Like PhoboPhobia says, Azusa wasn’t in the original season opening at first either.
    Nonetheless, it’s been pretty much establishes Akane is a fan created character and as such a hoax.
    But who knows, if they decide to include original material or an original ending, they might introduce new characters…

  26. REi permalink
    April 12, 2010 8:58 am

    i agree with meh.. but then, i’ve seen some albums of this akane same as the one with the k-on! but so far, i was confused, the k-on! didn’t released their new album yet but this akane has her own? and also, why does she have solo album, the others has their album at the k-on! album altogether….

  27. REi permalink
    April 12, 2010 9:06 am

    why tuba, they’re playing as a rock band, the tuba won’t be heard if that so.. and also, if she’s someone like the year of azu-nyan… why is she at the height of 5’8.. she’s too tall and also, she’s taller than mio-chan, coz mio-chan is just 5’2…http://www.japanator.com/prepare-for-a-new-character-in-k-on-miura-akane-chan-14027.phtml

  28. April 12, 2010 12:33 pm

    @REi
    Because those are all fan created. Akane is a character created by the fans as a hoax, a joke, she’s not made by Kakifly so she hasn’t really appeared in the manga or anime (chances are, she won’t). ^^;;

  29. Koko permalink
    August 13, 2010 5:28 am

    Um, her hair is pink. Everyone else has natural hair colors. Anyone consider that?!
    she is cute, though.

  30. Chiia permalink
    October 22, 2010 8:51 am

    the full body picture looks like azu-nyan’s pose.

  31. YoruNeko permalink
    October 28, 2010 6:47 am

    Isn’t this just a fan-made Ui? Just change the hair color.

  32. Reika Kazumi permalink
    October 30, 2010 12:51 pm

    I have been fooled by Akane :O
    I was SOOOO looking forward to seeing her in K-ON!!
    😦

  33. Naiko Megan permalink
    May 26, 2011 12:18 pm

    It will be there at the movie I guess so.. I heard it froma friend

  34. azusa nakano permalink
    June 11, 2011 12:57 pm

    Akane-chan , she is super KAWAII!!

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