K-ON!

Wait, there are people who watch anime other than mine? I guess you can talk about them here then...

Moderator: Datastream Command Interface

Post Reply
User avatar
Kagami
Datastream Command Interface
Posts: 1376
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:03 am
Location: Kasukabe
Contact:

K-ON!

Post by Kagami » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:09 pm

Kyo-ani are at it again for spring 2009 (or autumn as it is here)

Brought to you by some of the same staff who worked on Lucky Star is a story about a bunch of girls who join their high school music club and form a band.
http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/k-on/

looks interesting :D

also looking forward to Senjou no Valkyria and Full Metal Alchemist.
Image

User avatar
Shamisen
Quantum Dominion Singularity
Posts: 831
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:18 pm
Location: Asleep in my cat cube. Observing Haruhi.
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Shamisen » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:54 am

xsirhc wrote:Kyo-ani are at it again for spring 2009 (or autumn as it is here)

Brought to you by some of the same staff who worked on Lucky Star is a story about a bunch of girls who join their high school music club and form a band.
http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/k-on/

looks interesting :D

also looking forward to Senjou no Valkyria and Full Metal Alchemist.


One would think that this would hearken to the last episode of Haruhi where Kyon gets dragged by the ear to the music room.. Tambourines anyone??

Enjoy the magic of every sunrise.
Wonder at the sight of snow.
Appreciate the joy of living in the now.
Upon tomorrow live a new life for a new day.


User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:38 am

*sigh*

more time stretching for us though =<

User avatar
Kagami
Datastream Command Interface
Posts: 1376
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:03 am
Location: Kasukabe
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kagami » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:26 am

well, what about the new series of FMA?
I havent read the manga, but have heard its very good (i think that was from you, jasper...). This series, since its a remake, should follow very closely to the original stuff.
Image

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:14 am

Noticeably different cast though... it'll seem odd.

User avatar
Kagami
Datastream Command Interface
Posts: 1376
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:03 am
Location: Kasukabe
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kagami » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:17 pm

havent seen the first series for a long time. wasn't that impressed. so im looking forward to it.
Image

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:43 pm

I loved the first series. Got onto the manga, which is far better. I can't wait :3

User avatar
Kei
Quantum Dominion Singularity
Posts: 1494
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:46 am
Twitter: mikoto_desu
Location: Just on the border of your waking mind...
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kei » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:47 am

I will watch K-ON either tonight or tomorrow. Hope it's good!
Image
Anime-Planet.com - anime | manga | reviews

User avatar
Kei
Quantum Dominion Singularity
Posts: 1494
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:46 am
Twitter: mikoto_desu
Location: Just on the border of your waking mind...
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kei » Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:33 am

Well, I just watched the first episode. Although the story was interesting, I was underwhelmed by the art style. The hands and feet were way to small, and the legs were poorly drawn. Honestly, this is disappointing considering how exemplary Kyoani's work has been in the past.
Image
Anime-Planet.com - anime | manga | reviews

User avatar
Kagami
Datastream Command Interface
Posts: 1376
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:03 am
Location: Kasukabe
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kagami » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:33 pm

i completely agree. character development and story were fine, meaning I'll continue to watch :wink: but as the ep went on, the feet and hands thing started to really bug me. Lucky star pulled it off, but this...doesn't. Gets on your nerves since yui is always dancing all over the place, clumsy girl she is. So there are lots of views of tiiiiiiiiiiny tiny feet or hands clasped to chest etc.
When it comes to animation style i guess it all comes down to budget, but like when tasting cheese, dont taste the strongest first before the others. Same with anime, dont watch FMA (with its big budget) with its SUGOI animation and then expect the same from K-ON. My mistake though... :P

but yeah, the story has lots of potential. I think this is gonna be good.
Image

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:58 pm

Either of you left-handed?

>>Mio's BASS<< courtesy of Sankaku Complex

User avatar
Kei
Quantum Dominion Singularity
Posts: 1494
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:46 am
Twitter: mikoto_desu
Location: Just on the border of your waking mind...
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kei » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:19 pm

I still don't understand how a show that's only had two (three?) episodes can be so damned popular. Perhaps it's Kyoani name recognition...
Image
Anime-Planet.com - anime | manga | reviews

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:39 pm

And an extremely cute bassist. That'll be part of it! :3

I've not even seen it.

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:27 pm

Ok, so i just watched the first two episodes of K-On.

Overall a rather... underwhelming experience.

Though I am now attempting to remove the dust from my guitar.

User avatar
Kei
Quantum Dominion Singularity
Posts: 1494
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:46 am
Twitter: mikoto_desu
Location: Just on the border of your waking mind...
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kei » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:29 pm

That is a common description of the show... underwhelming.

I find it underwhelming because of the art style and lousy animation. Most others find it underwhelming because of the mediocre story.

And yet, many rabid fans are willing to unconditionally defend the show, merely because it was made by KyoAni and involves music. :roll:

Hmm, I don't play guitar, but...
*dusts off his clarinet*
Image
Anime-Planet.com - anime | manga | reviews

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:03 am

My mother has lost the amp lead. I shall go buy one now.

*wanders off up town*

User avatar
Kei
Quantum Dominion Singularity
Posts: 1494
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:46 am
Twitter: mikoto_desu
Location: Just on the border of your waking mind...
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kei » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:04 am

Hmm, I seem to have run out of earplugs.

*wanders off to Wal-Mart*
Image
Anime-Planet.com - anime | manga | reviews

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:43 am

I can't get one in this crappy little town D8

I'm really not happy about how sucky the place I live is.

User avatar
Kagami
Datastream Command Interface
Posts: 1376
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:03 am
Location: Kasukabe
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kagami » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:28 pm

i feel you pain...sort of.
well, i did...for 3 months, 3 months ago.

now, i dont :D
Image

User avatar
Kagami
Datastream Command Interface
Posts: 1376
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:03 am
Location: Kasukabe
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kagami » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:59 pm

im really getting into this series.
its a saturday.
cup of coffee.
raisin toast.
K-ON! ep 4.
Big grin on the face, and suddenly the world is bright and shiny. plus its Anzac day, with parades on the tv. yup, saturdays rule, and with K-ON! 4, the girls have their first training camp. Somewhat predictably, there is lots of moe, but while mio certainly hogs some of the attention, I reckon the other 3 are awesome too. Certainly the yui/ritsu combo of slacking off i found hilarious. and mugi is the quiet achiever with the somewhat convenient villa at the seaside.

sokawaii.jpg
mio steals the spotlight alot in this episode...
sokawaii.jpg (22.44 KiB) Viewed 3839 times



mio is adamant the group plays live at the up and coming school festival, and having found a tape of the previous music club, she feels that they are no where up to par. Cue the villa, seaside, and with yui/ritsu combo, little practicing gets done in this episode.

i cant get enough of the OP either
and just for kicks, heres the ED too. Animation in this is a bit jerky, mio seems to be having muscle spasms...but meh. still good.
Last edited by Kagami on Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:05 pm

Imma have me myself some Mio figure eventually. Definitely.

She's more win than the series overall, so far.

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:26 pm

Well... bar that one riff she did this episode... I've learned more guitar in 2 days that Yui has in 3 months.

Hmm.

User avatar
Kei
Quantum Dominion Singularity
Posts: 1494
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:46 am
Twitter: mikoto_desu
Location: Just on the border of your waking mind...
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kei » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:04 pm

She must have spent too much time drinking tea, eating sweets and frolicking on the beach. :wink:
Image
Anime-Planet.com - anime | manga | reviews

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:30 pm

I don't know.

I was too busy staring gormlessly at Mio.

User avatar
Joel
Sentient Organic Lifeform
Posts: 340
Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:03 pm

Re: K-ON

Post by Joel » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:49 am

I watched the first 2 episodes yesterday. I quite like it. Its the first anime in ages I've actually been bothered to watch the 2nd episode of. The stories good and, probably because I don't give a crap about the animation, liked the animation. About the only things I hate about it are the genericness of Yui (she's just Tsukasa with brown hair... Mio's fairly generic as well) and Ritsu's Yamaha Hipgig (its a horrible kit. I don't care if its like it for portable purposes). Its good though, other than them problems... If you call the last one a problem.

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Fri May 01, 2009 10:18 am

Ep. 5 come and gone.

Sawako was rather amusing, but I'm starting to get the idea that the time is extremely distorted.

We've seen very little of their actual learning and just small snapshots of the more dramatic bits of their time. There seems to be almost no continuity between episodes at all.

User avatar
Kagami
Datastream Command Interface
Posts: 1376
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:03 am
Location: Kasukabe
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kagami » Fri May 01, 2009 5:40 pm

while I am thoroughly enjoying my saturday mornings with K-on!, I can appreciate that all the characters are pretty shallow. In hindsight, after watching an episode, its pretty clear that this series has very very little plot, has characters with personalities made up from every cute character in every respective anime, and next to no time sense, as jasper pointed out.

but while watching the episode....I couldn't care less. Its funny, light hearted, and certainly is not taking itself too seriously. Fun. All the characters, including yui, seem to have a brief funny moment in the spotlight, although mio and sanako (see below) hog most of it.

k-on.jpg
k-on.jpg (23.52 KiB) Viewed 3797 times




in this weeks ep5...nothing much happens really (:P) except the girls find their supervisor in the form of sanako sensei and begin lyric writing.
Image

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Fri May 01, 2009 5:44 pm

And sanako goes all free runner

User avatar
Kagami
Datastream Command Interface
Posts: 1376
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:03 am
Location: Kasukabe
Contact:

Re: K-ON

Post by Kagami » Fri May 01, 2009 5:55 pm

yeah. funniest bit, really.
just like how that silhouette of yuki in the shower was the only interesting bit from haruhi-chan ep 24 ...
Image

User avatar
Taiga
Post Organic Data Entity
Posts: 3304
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:34 am
Twitter: Haruhi_SAMA
Location: Here in body, if not in spirit.

Re: K-ON

Post by Taiga » Fri May 01, 2009 6:45 pm

or indeed any haruhi-chan/churuya since the awesomeness of tsuruya's martial arts

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest