K-On! – Review

Synopsis

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?

(Source: MyAnimeList Rewrite)


Story

K-ON! is a moe-comedy, slice of life anime. Well the plot is pretty simple, it’s all about music. It’s very similar to Hibike! Euphonium, but as I have said on my blog about Hibike! Euphonium. K-ON! tries to keep on to the comedy factor rather than the feels factor. Well, both anime have a moe animation but I guess that K-ON! Is more moe in my opinion.

Well the instruments here are the modern instruments which are commonly used by other people. Like guitars, bass, keyboard, electric guitars, drums, etc. Hibike! Euphonium focused more on the orchestra instruments, so K-ON! has a difference when it comes to musical instruments. The story is mostly set in school, no actually most of the time they’re in school.

Art & Sound

The art is a moe-style of animation, well it’s KyoAni’s work anyway so expect that it really does have some moe, those sparkly eyes. The animation was good and it’s actually pleasant to the eyes, it’s pretty simple and has a good atmosphere if you would ask me.

For the sound, well it’s a music anime so the sound were awesome. The music that they have made is actually really catchy. But they spend more time like eating cakes and drinking tea, so…………….. the music kinda has the lyrics of the theme of the club.

Characters

Hirasawa Yui decided to join the Light Music Club, but there’s one problem, she doesn’t know how to play any instrument. I think Yui is the character in K-ON! that I liked the most.

Other members of the Light Music Club is Ritsu, Mio, and Tsumugi. Ritsu is in charge of playing the drums; Mio is in charge of playing the bass; and Tsumugi is in charge of playing the keyboard. In the later episodes, a new character joined the Light Music Club. Her name is Asuza and she is in charge of playing the electric guitar, along with Yui.

The characters have each of their own different personalities. Ritsu being the boy-ish type; Mio being the really shy type; and Tsumugi, hmmmmm I can’t think of something to describe Tsugumi but I guess I’ll go with Tsumugi being the Hime (Princess) type; for Asuza, all I can say is Meow~.

Overall

If you’re looking for something that has a music genre. Try watching K-On!, it’s a nice change of pace if you’re looking something to watch. Like maybe if you have some spare time and have nothing to do. But I’m not really into music genres, but I actually enjoyed this one. So for the rating, I rate 8/10.

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