Watch Men Turn A Convenience Store Into A Schoolgirl Anime Mecca

Schoolgirl rocker anime K-On! isn't only getting a feature film, in which the girls travel to London. It's also getting a convenience store. This is it.

In Japan, convenience stores not only sell food and snacks, but an array of necessities (boxers, anyone?) and also double as a place you can send letters, order gifts, buy movie and concert tickets, and even pay your utility bill — as well as standard (and separate) ATM services.

Because Japanese convenience stores, or "konbini" in Japanese, are such hubs, this is why game makers, like Square Enix, don't hesitate to to launch themed goodies, such as Dragon Quest Slime.

That's why K-On! is once again getting a konbini send off. Previously, Japanese chain Lawson held a "K-On! Fair". To promote the film, one Lawson in Osaka near Universal Studios Japan is being decked out in K-On! gear.

Lawson, like Japan's biggest conbini 7-Eleven, isn't originally from Japan. In 1939, the first Lawson's dairy store opened in Ohio. The first Lawson opened in Osaka during the 1970s, and today the Lawson stores are Japanese owned and operated.

In case you missed it, here is another themed Lawson. This one is for Doraemon creator Fujiko F. Fujio.

In the above gallery, pictures, courtesy of website Gigazine, show how the convenience store is covered in K-On!. Ladders and dudes in hats are involved.

More photos on Gigazine, and K-On! The Movie opens on December 3 in Japan.

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Top photo: logc_nt/Gigazine


    *insert Bashcroft bashing and AU master race comment here*

    Ah K-On not that big a fan of this one. I'd much rather see a Lawson dressed up to promote the Berserk movie!

      *Thank you for saying exactly what I was thinking after reading this article*

      I swear Lawson must dress itself up like an anime store every week. I remember a few months ago hearing about Lawson dressed up to promote Evangelion.

    I'm a pretty big fan of K-On! and Id love to head to japan to watch the movie. heck even got all the episodes plus all the manga too. Gotta say lawsons does do a whole bunch of these things quite often and kinda reminds me of the simpsons movie where they decked out a whole store to make it a Kwik - E - Mart.

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