Yui Hirasawa is starting high school and she is looking for a club to join. One of Yui’s childhood friends asks her “politely” to join a club because it is important.

At that same time, Ritsu Tainaka tells Mio Akiyama that she is going to join the light music but all of the members have graduate and the club is going to be abolished by the end of the month if it does not have at least four members. Mio prefers to join the literary club but Ritsu rips up Mio’s club form and forces her to join.

Ritsu and Mio end up in the club room waiting for people to join. Tsumugi Kotobuki walks in asking for directions to were the chorus club but gets suckered into joining the light music club by a sad story that Ritsu made up. A week goes by and they still don’t have a forth member, the girls make up a flier to get people to join.

Yui notices the flier and decided to join the light music club but the thing is that she can only play the castanets. She starts regretting joining the light music club because she thinks that she is not good enough.

However she starts thinking what would the reaction of the club members be if she said if that she doesn’t want to be part of the club.

Main Characters

Yui Hirasawa is one of the members of the light music club, and plays a Heritage Cherry Sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar. She does not get good grades in school, though properly coached, she can achieve astounding results, and is easily distracted by trivialities. Yui has a very easy-going nature but when hyped, has incredible concentration, though this is only limited to one subject at a time. She will totally neglect any other things in the process, to the point of forgetting anything she has learned beforehand. Her surname is taken from P-Model guitarist Susumu Hirasawa.

Mio Akiyama is a shy girl in the light music club who plays a left-handed, 3-Color Sunburst Fender Jazz Bass with a tortoiseshell pickguard. She originally intended to join the literary club, but was forced into the light music club by her childhood friend Ritsu. She gets excellent grades in school, but is bad with listening to stories involving painful experiences, and will assume a fetal position whenever something gross is brought up. While she can be strict sometimes, she gets embarrassed easily, and cites that she chose bass since it is not in the center of attention like with guitar.

Ritsu Tainaka is president of the light music club and plays a Yamaha Hipgig Drumset. She has an ambiguous personality, and often has trouble with forgetting about important club activities and announcements. She says she chose to play the drums because they are “cool”, but she has trouble playing instruments which involve intricate finger movements. She is a childhood friend of Mio and will often tease her whenever she’s cowering from something. Her surname is taken from former P-Model drummer Sadatoshi Tainaka.

Tsumugi Kotobuki is a wealthy girl with a gentle personality who plays a Korg Triton Extreme 88 Key keyboard in the light music club. She has played piano since she was four-years-old, and has experience in winning piano contests. She is the daughter of a company president, and her family has several villas in various places around Japan. When Yui goes to buy her guitar, Tsumugi is successfully able to drive down the price. The reason she gives for her success is that her family just happens to own the store. She often brings confectionery to the club room, along with a tea set which is kept in the room. She originally intends to join the choir club, but joins the light music club after receiving an invitation and encouragement from Mio and Ritsu. Her surname is taken from former P-Model keyboardist Hikaru Kotobuki.

Sawako Yamanaka is the adviser for the wind instrument club at Yui’s school. An alumni of the school and a former member in the light music club, she does not want people to know she wanted to be in a heavy metal band. She is forced to be the adviser of the light music club, as Ritsu blackmails her after the girls learn of her past, though it is unknown whether she stopped being the adviser for the wind instrument club as well. More at: Wiki

K-On! (けいおん!) is a Japanese four-panel comic strip manga written and illustrated by Kakifly. The manga started serialization in Houbunsha’s seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara since the May 2007 issue, and also started a bimonthly serialization in Houbunsha’s magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat since the October 2008 issue.

An anime adaptation directed by Shoko Yamada and produced by Kyoto Animation began airing on April 3, 2009.

Title: K-On! (2009)
Kanji: けいおん! (2009)
Web: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/k-on/
Opening Theme: “Cagayake! GIRLS” by Aki Toyosaki with Yoko Hikasa, Satomi Satou and Minako Kotobuki
Ending Theme: “Don’t say ”lazy”” by Yoko Hikasa with Aki Toyosaki, Satomi Satou and Minako Kotobuki

K-On! OP ~ “Cagayake! GIRLS”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgUcZLnfcPw

K-On! ED ~ “Don’t say ”lazy””

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGmeLr3CzoY

Join the discussion 7 Comments

  • Kamika says:

    WOW!Finally like you said XDD..You will write a review?! aHa .. K-ON totally rocks XDD..One of the coolest Anime that I’ve seen^_^ I really dunno if this one will beat BECK but this one will truly rocks our w0rld of Anime XDD..

    Yui Hirasawa a CUTIE = Moe <3

    Mio Akiyama a HOTTIE = Moe <3

    Ritsu Tainaka the LOVELY = Moe <3

    Tsumugi Kotobuki the SWEETIE = Moe <3

    plus, the new character who is really not known for now >_> waaa >_< Azusa Nakano the BEAUTIFUL = Moe <3 and so much Moe <3 :3 Pretty good Anime for meh~ Really^^The first episode is pretty exciting 😉

    The Characters are so kawaii ~ especially Yui the cutest XDD..No one can beat her from being a cutie <3 The Characters have great voices each :)) . Yui is the one who had the kawaii voices of all~ :3

    Love the GENRES..Especially MUSIC :3

    I hope KyoAni will give a season 2 for this…I am so looking forward <3

    The “Don’t say Lazy” ED is so good^_^They really performed good :3

    So does the “Cagayake GIRLS” the OP..So Cheerful^_^… Love the song so much :3

  • ware4me says:

    Yeah, i gathered everything and made the review, I have a lot on queue, but not much time lately x.x

    This might be a great anime if it goes well… it doesn’t have a planned end at this moment, so I guess it will depend on the popularity of the show.

    But it seems music animes are a trend lately, now add moe + kawaii and you might have a product. :kawaii:

  • Kamika says:

    Yeah..Well its good that K-ON is really pretty popular:bow: aHa !! And yeah moe + kawaii = a new product :boing:

  • brendasoto says:

    Yay! This anime is really great! I’m watching it already! 😀

  • Zer0 says:

    very funny show very enjoyable.

  • Zer0 says:

    i thought i should give a more realistic review this time around.

    this show seems very popular but in actuality its not all that good to say the least. yes it has its funny moments here and there but… thats it. there is almost no drama no action no suspense… its kinda boring actually.

    And i think one of the main problems is that there are no guys in the show, you know like supporting character and such. i’m not trying to say that having guys in the show will make it better necessarily but shows that only have one gender are bleh… whether its guys or girls. since you lose at lot of drama and what not. this show only has is a little bit of comedy here and there with the slice of life theme. i wish it was more interesting, this moe thing japanese people come up with is not interesting in the slightest. i even herd better music is some other animes, even though its supposed to be about a school girl band but i guess thats natural? maybe…

    well if you like light comedy this is a good show for you, yes i do like it (BUT)…

  • ware4me says:

    😆 but you can’t expect much suspense nor action in a musical anime… after all, it is a simple comedy.

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