K-ON! Anime, Volume 2 (English)

November 20th, 2011

Although I already reviewed Volume 3 of the K-ON! anime, I finally had time to sit down and enjoy the supersonic movement of the year with the girls in K-ON!, Volume 2. From their first school festival, (and getting Sawako-sensei as their faculty advisor,) to a whole new school year and a new member, all in a few short episodes.

I love the gags about Sawako-sensei’s years in the Light Music Club. Something about the idea that she was once a heavy metal rocker cracks me up.

For fans of the series, the important point of this volume is the appearance of Azusa, her experience seeing the Light Music Club the very first time and being totally blown away. And, really, who wouldn’t be? They are ridiculously cute and their music is fun and goofy.

As for Yuri, other than the relationships fans have made up in their head…there is none. And that’s okay by me, honestly. This series works best when it’s about a bunch of friends in a band.

Ratings:

Art- 7
Story – 8
Characters – 8
Yuri – 0
Service – 4

Overall – 8

The K-ON! Movie is debuting on December 3rd in Japan, so I expect we’ll be seeing more of the girls for some time to come. No complaints from me. I’m looking forward to some new songs, too. ^_^

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  1. After for some time holding off, out of curiosity I decided to watch the show for the first time, and well, surprisingly I found myself laughing. :)

    If one looks beyond the usual tropes this show carries, it brings the viewer into another world, one away from angst and reality… Perhaps one of the reasons why it’s massively popular (and hence KyoAni’s great breadwinner).

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