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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Series cast summary:
Aki Toyosaki ...  Yui Hirasawa / ... 41 episodes, 2009-2011
Yôko Hikasa ...  Mio Akiyama 41 episodes, 2009-2011
Satomi Sato ...  Ritsu Tainaka 41 episodes, 2009-2011
Minako Kotobuki ...  Tsumugi Kotobuki 41 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Tsumugi Kotobuki 40 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Ritsu Tainaka 40 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Yui Hirasawa / ... 40 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Mio Akiyama 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Asami Sanada ...  Sawako Yamanaka 36 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Sawako Yamanka / ... 35 episodes, 2009-2011
Madoka Yonezawa ...  Ui Hirasawa 34 episodes, 2009-2011
Ayana Taketatsu ...  Azusa Nakano 33 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Ui Hirasawa / ... 33 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Azusa Nakano 32 episodes, 2009-2011
Chika Fujito ...  Nodoka Manabe 31 episodes, 2009-2011
...  Nodoka Manabe 31 episodes, 2009-2011
Yoriko Nagata ...  Jun Suzuki / ... 24 episodes, 2009-2010
Michelle Ann Dunphy ...  Jun Suzuki 19 episodes, 2009-2010


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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2 April 2009 (Japan)  »

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The family names of the four main girls are named after former members of the disbanded band "P-Model". In addition, the instrument used by each of the four girls also matches with the instrument used by the corresponding P-Model member. Yui Hirasawa from Susumu Hirasawa (Guitar), Mio Akiyama from Katsuhiko Akiyama (Bass), Ritsu Tainaka from Sadatoshi Tainaka (Drum), and Tsumugi Kotobuki from Hikaru Kotobuki (Keyboard). In addition, there are other characters that have family names matching those from the band "the pillows". They include: Sawako Yamanaka from Sawao Yamanaka (lead vocal & rhythm guitar) & Nodoka Manabe from Yoshiaki Manabe (lead guitar). See more »


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Cute characters does cute stuff...

So, this kind of typical anime which I like more instead of other anime that I've ever watched. Every time, I always look for anime with a typical story like this, doesn't really need the main plot, just a bunch of cute girls doing some cute things. This is the first slice of life anime I've ever watched and was an anime that made me love the genre. I mean, not everyone wants to watch anime with stories like this, no male characters at all, and need a process to get someone to get into this anime. K-On! is an anime that discusses a group of girls who love music with their daily activities at their music clubs.

If you want to find something that has a confidence from beginning to the end, you're wrong. I don't really understand why people who didn't understand about slice of life thing that has no plot or plotless. Just like Lucky Star, everyone assumes the same as these two anime. The story is nothing special, just a bunch of girls who are enjoying their school days by being in the "light music club" and doing all sorts of ordinary things. It's a typical slice of life which mixed with comedy as well as something related to moe or kinda like that. This is a big step considering that many people didn't like the manga, KyoAni adapted the manga and made the anime version better. It's about music if you just want to read the manga which I think manga with music genre is so weird because you can't hear "the music." For me, this is the show that always makes me laugh every second, every minute of the episode.

The art is cute and has its own characteristic of KyoAni. This studio always presents a heroine character that contains their actuating. The moe's part it's memorable from every depiction of the character and the background. Supported with all aspects from all of the famous seiyuu as well, I think the art is more like to be some sweetheart that you want to hug all of them and forget anything about life.

All soundtracks are so catchy to hear. I think almost all the songs that I downloaded over the internet, especially with the opening and ending song. Sakurakou Keion-bu, whose members are Aki Toyosaki, Yoko Hisaka, Satomi Satou, and Minako Kotobuki all participate in their cute voice. However, I like the opening but not so memorable than the ending. I don't have anything about Aki Toyosaki and Yui Hirasawa for being detached which I also like her personality and her character. For the ending song, this is the best which I love Yoko Hikasa who's more seen as the lead singer than Aki. Both have their own uniqueness of their voices and there must be one that some make us annoying. It's enjoyable because it's more instruments to light rock and make it all different from the others. Ayana Taketatsu, Minako Kotobuki, and Satomi Sato are also great at filling their characters.

Apart from the 5 main characters and heroines, the characters have different characteristics and have their own uniqueness. For the whole story, we will focus more on Yui Hirasawa, a lazy and always carefree. Her behavior is always doing weird things that make herself have her own cute side. Mio Akiyama, the opposite character of Yui, who is shy and easily scared but she is just like any other character that makes her have an attractive side. Ritsu Tainaka, energetic and always prank her childhood friend, Mio. Tsugumi Kotobuki, her seemingly ordinary but innocent in every way because of her luxurious life but her character doesn't really reflect a rich people in general. Although like that, she also has the other side of uniqueness. Azusa Nakano, her serious nature but easily distracted by everything including from Yui who always approached her.

It's really hard to get into this anime because this is suggested by one of my friends who has been watching anime like this for a long time. However, the comedy itself never made me dropped so I always feel it at every episode. It's pretty good for some people because people are definitely still hard to accept anime like this considering all the characters in here are just women without any men. At last, men only become a cameo for every tiny role. There is a separate process and a willingness to be able to watch anime cute girls doing cute things besides K-On! but this is the right step if you want to know anything about typical anime like this.

K-On! is an anime with their cute characters does cute stuff. This anime doesn't really need the core of the story, there is no seriousness to be able to enjoy it because you can turn off your brain and stop enjoying some anime with a complex story that you always into it. With waifuable characters, I think I'm also not surprised at the community and the internet love this. It's a lot of fun since you just wanna enjoy some plotless thing like this but it's worth it.

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