K-ON! (Season 1)
Genres: comedy, slice of life
Themes: iyashikei, moe, music, school, school life
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 14
Vintage: 2009-04-02 to 2009-06-25
Plot Summary: It’s Yui Hirasawa’s first year in high school, and she’s eagerly searching for a club to join. At the same time, Ritsu Tainaka, a drummer, and her friend Mio Akiyama, a bassist, are desperately trying to save the school’s light music club, which is about to be disbanded due to lack of members. They manage to recruit Tsumugi Kotobuki to play the keyboard, meaning they only need one more member to get the club running again. Yui joins, thinking it will be an easy experience for her to play the castanets, the only instrument she knows. However, the other members think their new addition is actually a guitar prodigy…
K-ON! Season 2
Genres: comedy, slice of life
Themes: iyashikei, Moe, music, school, school life
Objectionable content: None
Number of episodes: 26
Plot Summary: It’s the final year of high school for Yui Hirasawa (guitar), Ritsu Tainaka (drums), Mio Akiyama (bass), and Tsumugi Kotobuki (keyboard); the founding members of the Light Music Club. Together with their junior member Azusa Nakano (guitar), they spend their days after school in the music room enjoying tea and sweets, and practicing music. Amidst band practice, preparations for the new student orientation performance, scouting for new members, and student responsibilities they still have time for “After School Tea Time”.
Sentai Press Release for Season 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES K-ON! SEASON 2
HOUSTON, February 20, 2012— Sentai Filmworks is delighted to announce the licensing of K-ON! Season 2, the continuing exploits of the Light Music Club of Sakuragaoka Girl’s High. The creative staff from K-ON! returns for another 26 episodes plus an OVA of a rocking good time, featuring character designs by Yukiko Horiguchi (Lucky Star) and music by Hajime Hyakkoku (Ichigo 100%). On top of their proven performance, Sentai Filmworks’ release will feature an electric dub by Bang Zoom! Entertainment.
For two full years, Yui, Mio, Ritsu and Tsumugi have worked together to keep Sakuragaoka Girl’s High School’s struggling Light Music Club alive, and along the way they’ve begun to build a reputation as real rock musicians, especially since the previous year’s addition of underclassman rhythm guitarist Azusa!! But as a new school year begins, there are new and scary challenges ahead. With four fifths of the club graduating at the end of the year, replacement members have to be recruited. There are college exams to prepare for. There are colleges to choose. And there are friends to prepare to say goodbye to. But no matter what happens, they’ll have their faculty adviser and secret former Death Metal guitar/vocalist Sawako Yamada there to help them in her own unusual way, especially since she’s now their homeroom teacher as well!! And most of all, they’ll have each other. Because the group of amateur musicians who barely knew each other has become much more than just a band, and by the time this school year is over, they’re going to achieve something so amazing it requires multiple exclamation marks!! Get ready to be blown away as the girls from K-ON! rock on!!
K-ON! Season 2 will be available on DVD & BD later this year.
K-ON! (movie) Vintage: 2010-12-18
Anyone else following this series at all? I’m enjoying it a lot so far. It’s sort of like Lucky Star with music and being less pure moe.
Mugi is awesome.
Ritsu… Is silly.
Oh, and keep in mind, THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO TALK ABOUT, ASK FOR OR SUGGEST/LINK TO SUB GROUPS. Let’s keep it to just the discussion of the anime, kthx.