K-On!: 01 – We know it’s good.

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Kanz: Kanzie here at Tsui’s house making this tag team K-On! post! We were actually really fighting over on which of us will blog this one because we both really like it so much. But it ended up calling for a tag-team commentary instead. So bear with our behavior again!!!

Tsui: Yeah, it ended up being a tag-team post in the end, but ugh, I’m kinda feeling sick today, which sucks… but lucky me for having a meido for a day XD. but anyway, K-On! is set the bar really high now for Spring Anime 2009. I enjoyed it very much.

Kanz: Oh yeah, Tsui’s sick ^^. Isn’t that great?! He’ll die soon! Just kidding XP

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OP: Cagayake! GIRLS by Toyosaki Aki, Hikasa Youko, Satou Satomi, Kotobuki Minako

Tsui: The OP was really nice. But still, the ED is better. Got nothing more to say about it because it got totally outshined by the ED.

Kanz: Yeah, but I still take note of the cute scenes in the OP. So adorable~ and MOE! It’s really a cute, adorable little way to start off a slice-of-life show.

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Kanz: I really love this shot with them leaping out with the sky as the background. All so cute~~

Tsui: Mio looks like Kagamin in there.

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Tsui: The moment they had started the show, they have promoted a DVD release already! This is why DVD releases are a MUST. Extra footages ftw.

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Kanz: She’s incredibly stupid, ditzy, clumsy and… yeah, ditzy. But it’s so moe~ I think it’s quite cute to have a clumsy lead now instead of the regular tsunderes. So yeah, Yui’s so moe! I think KyoAni’s really that desperate for aiming a win at SaiMoe XD.

Tsui: She’s frikken MOE! Dojikko moe. Her facial expressions are just really funny and cute. It’s really a WTF way to get her into the music club since she looks like she has no passion for music at all for now, so I think there would be some development for her.

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Kanz: Light music for Yui in her chibi days…

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Kanz: Now this is light music in high school for her.

Tsui: My fever can’t stop increasing with her MOEness.

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Tsui: You’re gonna get raped, hun! RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE!!!

Kanz: DETROIT METAL CITY!!!

Tsui: Believe it or not, that’s Kanzeon’s favorite show, everyone.

Kanz: Sooo not! I just recognized that the guy looked like Krauser lol.

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Kanz: Yui almost wants to quit the light music club already and say that she really can’t play the guitar at all but Yui’s the type that gets easily bribed by sweets, so it always gets on her way. Btw, it’s another cute, moe face!~

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Kanz: Ritsuo’s like, the genki girl of the group. She’s forced Mio along to re-make the light music club. Besides from that, she also has a short patience and she takes advantage so much of her long-time friendship with Mio.

Tsui: So, she’s somewhat having a little of Konata? But not much, though. I lol’d at how she kicked Mio. The moment she did that, I’m all sold by Mio. Lmao at that scene.

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Kanz: This is Tsumugi. She got interested in the light music club after having fun watching the bond between Ritsuo and Mio. She’s pretty much like a rich girl. She onle had her first time eating in a fast food. And she’s also having a fancy on tea and pastries.

Tsui: She’s like the Miyuki of the group. Well maybe except without the meganekko and stuff. But damn, eyebrows… O_o.

Kanz: The eyebrows really minded me of UK from Hetalia tbh, as well as her interest for tea too.

Tsui: Maybe eyebrows is becoming an element for moe now?

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Tsui: So far as the characters go, Mio’s the coolest~ Just an instant favorite already, and I don’t know why, maybe because she’s the most normal of them all? Oh yeah, I guess I said that already to another Lucky Star character back then, Kagami. She just reminded me so much of her, while Ritsuo’s `Konata-much. So yeah, Mio’s so cool! Especially in the ED, I just thought that she might be getting a spot now in my favorite characters list in this year already.

Kanz: Wow, I can’t believe I’m saying this but I agree with you! I also love Mio! Love as in I’m having a girl-crush on her now. I just noticed also in Beck (and some other rock bands in real life), the coolest person has to play the bass guitar. I really don’t know why XD. But yeah again, back to Mio, she’s really cool and normal and her personality balances the craziness of everyone. She just stands out among everyone in my opinion with her looks ^^. *loves her*

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Kanz: So they already showed a tiny peek of what would be more in store for this anime: the music. Since all three of them can really play quite well, I wonder how the clumsy Yui gets to learn. That’s how we’ll know as the series goes I guess. But overall, airport music it is… it’s just like a teaser though, so not so “God Knows” amazing yet.

Tsui: It’s fun to spot some familiar names like Yamaha, Korg Triton and etc. The music is second to the main reason why I’m checking out this show. (well, first is MOE fix). I play the guitar too so I guess this is what had gotten me into this show more.

Kanz: Yeah right Tsui, just brag along with your guitar experience… It’s just unfair because you have an electric guitar at home. Give me one and I’ll pwn you!

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Kanz: I have absolutely nothing to say bad about the animation quality. As expected from KyoAni, this show has the best one that I’ve watched so far.

Tsui: Well you might have not yet watched Basquash, because THAT has the best quality imo this Spring yet. The quality is like, on the levels of Lucky Star and Munto (but I’ll pretend that Munto doesn’t exists at all because it’s lame, so scratch Munto). To be really honest, sometimes I thought it’s more of A-1’s Kannagi with the animation. Not Haruhi/Kanon/Clannad best, but still good visuals though.

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ED: “Don’t say ”lazy”” by Yoko Hikasa w/ Aki Toyosaki, Satomi Satou and Minako Kotobuki

Kanz: To be really honest, the ED was a mile better than the OP. This had become an instant favorite of mine already. It’s really catchy and the visuals are also good. I love the goth-punk fashion their wearing, which is very in these day and they really do dress the part of being rockstars. I have a little itch on Yui’s outfit design though, it makes her look a bit stout, but whatever (Tsumugi too, because of the fabric choice… oh well ugh lol maybe I’ll stop being a fashion critic right away XD). The video was like an actual music video of a goth-punk band. The concept was stylish and just enjoyable to watch and listen to overall. I really can’t wait for the single to get released! Mio~

Tsui: This had got to be a memorable ED so far in this year already. As expected from KyoAni adapting slice-of-life series, they have to make the OP or the ED real good. The style reminded me of Red Garden and Paradise Kiss, yeah. And going to the characters, the all look hot but Mio steals the ED obviously. So overall, remarkable ED with great visuals, and it really took effort for the animation company to make this one because the characters’ movements while playing the instruments are realistic, rather than “just strumming strings”.

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Kanz: So overall, it was a really good first episode. As expected from KyoAni. I set my expectations really low, to be quite honest before watching this one, but I was really amused at how moe it is~ The characters might be recycled, but let’s give them a chance to show more of them. I also have no idea who the seiyuus are, since they look all quite fresh, so more power to them too. I’m looking forward for more of this show.

Tsui: Thanks to K-On!, my sickness had just gotten worse. I won’t blame it, it made me laughed so much, and it’s so moe I have no choice but to melt. Pretty nice as expected from KyoAni. Plus it has a good concept where it catches my interest.

Next page for more K-On! screencaps… (since it’s so many, we have to put it on a separate page, sorry XD)

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24 Responses to “K-On!: 01 – We know it’s good.”

  1. foomafoo says:

    True True, Mio’s the coolest!!! She gives off the cynical aura Kagamin has which is so cool :<3: And so far, I hate Yui for being Fuko-like on her dojikko-ness.

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  3. Hotaru says:

    I’m going to keep watching this series a bit longer…I feel like Yui is a bit so Moe-Ditzy to the point where she’s stupid. Maybe she’ll grow out of that as the series continues.
    Thanks for reviewing this, it helps me decide whether I should continue watching it or not.

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    • kanzeon says:

      I also hope that she’ll grow more other than the moe-dojikko, like passion for music and guitar-playing skills.

  4. warriorhope says:

    Tsugami is England from Hetalia. It’s his trap form. :megane:

    I really like Mio too. Heh. that fact that Mio is the most popular reminds me of how in the Little Women fandom everyone worships Jo.

    The ED is very awesome. ^___^

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    • kanzeon says:

      Yes! Either that or Arthur had found his long-lost sister! XD

      And yeah, Mio’s just awesome. OMG oh Little Women~ I remember watching that not so long ago~ And I also like Jo ^^.

      Yup ^^. Awesome ED is awesome.

  5. Amayalee says:

    Hohoho! I loved it! KyoAni outdid itself this time! XD

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  6. Ashelea says:

    Just watched this one and it’s my favorite already!!!

    I LOVE MIO!!! ~just like everyone lol. And Tsugami’s eyebrows are really… uh, umm, yeah. Girl needs to wax.

  7. So you two decided that you two will write a post about this? That settles it then.

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  8. fye says:

    I also see some Kagamin in Mio! That’s why I like her. We all know that she’ll be the most popular out of the 4 girls. Yui can get annoying sometimes, and Ritsuo and Tsumugi.. I’m afraid that they wont be getting some love unlike the other two.

  9. Looks like a solid start to me. I’m not quite as fond of the ED from the animation standpoint since a lot of it just felt really off somehow, but the song is fairly enjoyable.

    Anyways, it was a strong, energy-filled introductory episode. Can’t wait to see what comes up next.

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  10. foomafoo says:

    I also like Tsumugi since I think she’s not that boring like Miyuki who solely has the brains and moe-innocentness. Tsumugi is more like a foreign princess rip off with inclination to musicality. :oha:

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    • kanzeon says:

      Yeah, I agree with you ^^. Tsumugi seems far more interesting than Miyuki in my opinion too. And with the “princess” character, reminds me of Nogizaka Haruka and some other one just forgotten her name lol.

  11. FuyuMaiden says:

    And so everyone remains on the same page for K-On! Super moe~ Mio is the coolest and just about everyone’s favorite. The opening is meh (but super cute and moe~) and the ending is great.

    It’s so nice to know I’ll have at least one show I’m sure to enjoy in Spring. Moe is my absolute weakness.

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    • kanzeon says:

      Yea!~ Just moe guilty pleasure for everyone. It’s really funny that many has the same opinion on everything K-On! XD.

  12. Shin says:

    Kyo Ani and their devious plan of trapping me in their generic anime with cute girls hnnnnnnghhhh :cute:

  13. KyokaNata says:

    Kyaaaaa K-ON! TASKIIII………….. ^^

  14. enceinte facilement says:

    Merci, félicitation et respect.

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