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K-On! 

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K-ON is about 5 high school girls who become friends through the Light Music Club. Yui the lead guitarist, Tsumugi the keyboardist, Mio the bassist, Azusa the rhythm guitarist, and Ritsu the drummer. K-ON is the story of 5 aspiring musicians and their journey through high school together.
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2011   2010   2009  
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Series cast summary:
Aki Toyosaki Aki Toyosaki ...  Yui Hirasawa 41 episodes, 2009-2011
Yôko Hikasa Yôko Hikasa ...  Mio Akiyama 41 episodes, 2009-2011
Satomi Sato Satomi Sato ...  Ritsu Tainaka 41 episodes, 2009-2011
Minako Kotobuki ...  Tsumugi Kotobuki 41 episodes, 2009-2011
Catherine Fu Catherine Fu ...  Mio Akiyama 41 episodes, 2009-2011
Lili Troncale ...  Yui Hirasawa 41 episodes, 2009-2011
Shelby Lindley ...  Tsumugi Kotobuki 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Cassandra Lee Morris ...  Ritsu Tainaka 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Stephanie Sheh ...  Yui Hirasawa / ... 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Cristina Valenzuela ...  Mio Akiyama 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Asami Sanada Asami Sanada ...  Sawako Yamanaka 36 episodes, 2009-2011
Karen Strassman ...  Sawako Yamanka / ... 35 episodes, 2009-2011
Madoka Yonezawa Madoka Yonezawa ...  Ui Hirasawa 34 episodes, 2009-2011
Ayana Taketatsu Ayana Taketatsu ...  Azusa Nakano 33 episodes, 2009-2011
Xanthe Huynh ...  Ui Hirasawa 33 episodes, 2009-2011
Christine Marie Cabanos ...  Azusa Nakano 32 episodes, 2009-2011
Candice Moore ...  Azusa Nakano 32 episodes, 2009-2011
Chika Fujito Chika Fujito ...  Nodoka Manabe 31 episodes, 2009-2011
Laura Bailey ...  Nodoka Manabe 31 episodes, 2009-2011
Yoriko Nagata Yoriko Nagata ...  Jun Suzuki / ... 24 episodes, 2009-2010
Michelle Ann Dunphy Michelle Ann Dunphy ...  Jun Suzuki 19 episodes, 2009-2010
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K-ON is about 5 high school girls who become friends through the Light Music Club. Yui the lead guitarist, Tsumugi the keyboardist, Mio the bassist, Azusa the rhythm guitarist, and Ritsu the drummer. K-ON is the story of 5 aspiring musicians and their journey through high school together.

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School years come. School years go. But the band plays on!! (Season 2) See more »


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Naoko Yamada was approached about a third season but Yamada wanted to do a new original work instead, which eventually would become Tamako Market (2013). See more »

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Featured in The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Anime Tropes (2016) See more »

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Hokago Teatime
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by K-ON!
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A Bittersweet Tale of Lost Innocence
7 March 2018 | by manisimmatiSee all my reviews

»K-On!« is one of the most successful anime series ever made. To a distant observer this might seem strange, because the plot looks as empty as it gets. It's just about five girls hanging out together and playing in a school band called »After School Tea Time«. There is no drama to speak of and barely any tension. Still, »K-On!« is remarkable, exactly because it renounces any kind of dramatic structure. The depiction of everyday life is calm, sweet and surprisingly witty. (There are even some jokes about j-horror and slice of life anime.) »K-On!« is the perfect show to sit back and relax after a hard day of work.

But there's more to it than that. With Naoko Yamada (»A Silent Voice«), the anime has a director of great talent. Her portrayal of the young schoolgirls is insightful and lovely. It's more about character, less about plot. Sure, some people might call »K-on!« a mere excuse to show cute girls. But the series has a bigger point to make. It's actually a bittersweet tale of lost innocence. Yamada clearly knows that the friendship depicted in the story is not as firm as it seems. There's a longing nostalgia encasing »K-on!«, the thought of the adult that goes something like this: »Oh, these naive girls, their friendship won't last forever. But I sure whish it would. Hell, I wish my highschool years were like this!«

In the first season, Yamada totaly merges into the ideal world of the highschool student. In the second season, she unravels this illusion gently. The conclusion of this theme is very touching. If you want to watch a relaxing, entertaining and sensitive anime, you can't go wrong with »K-on!«. It's heartfelt and doesn't deserve the eye-rolls it sometimes gets.


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