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Re: K-ON!

Post by Kagami » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:01 pm

Ahh the memories...and yeah, the seiyuu's for Mio, Yui (and Konata) can look quite like the characters they are lending their voices to.
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Re: K-ON!

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Re: K-ON! and K-ON!!

Post by Shamisen » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:03 pm

So the second season launches in April.. well Ryoko will be watching and reviewing this for Japanator.
We'll await his review of how really awesome this second season might be.

(After Haruhi's Second Season Disaster. I'm not holding my breath.)

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Re: K-On!

Post by Taiga » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:07 am

Will probably watch this for the sake of something to watch. I should probably take a look and see what the current choices actually are other than Shugo Chara Party, FMA: Brotherhood and Soranowoo.

Though maybe I should focus on replacing my computer's PSU first?

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Re: K-ON!

Post by Kei » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:14 am

I'm looking forward to the second season of K-ON!! It should be a lighthearted and enjoyable watch.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Kagami » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:49 am

Heres hoping FMA keeps going. I am going to go into severe withdrawal once that finishes, and I do not think K-ON!! will fill the gap...
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Kei » Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:36 am

K-ON! can fill any gap. How can you resist this?!

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Re: K-ON!

Post by Yuuki » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:40 am

Same line as Pand3 here.
It might be decent enough.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Ryu » Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:18 am

Give it to me straight:

Is this worth watching?

edit: Maikeru, where's your avatar/sig from? It looks interesting.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Kei » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:08 am

Well, it's worth watching if you enjoy slow-paced shows like Azumanga Diaoh or Lucky Star. K-ON! is a lighthearted, cheerful series that you just have to sit back and enjoy... in other words, perfect for relaxation. Just don't expect any fast-paced action or gripping drama.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Ryu » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:38 am

Well a few episodes couldn't hurt, surely.

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Welp, it ain't bad, but it's really er... "sweet" I suppose, and it had so many damn shout-outs to Detroit Metal City that I started watching that instead.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Gothlette » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:50 am

This show is... agreeable.

It has some nice outfits as well.

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Re: K-ON!

Post by Yuuki » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:24 am

oh wow...
thats pretty cool.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Kei » Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:37 am

Hmm... those look like variations of their outfits from Don't Say Lazy.

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Re: K-ON!

Post by Ryu » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:34 pm

Well I've finished the first season.

Why is this show so popular again?

I mean, I can handle slower paced shows but K-ON is on a completely different level. There is no conflict (if you could even call it that) until the last four episodes, everyone almost immediately succeeds at everything they do and there is really no substance at all to the characters. You'd think that following the adventures of four (then five) high school girls as they started up a band and aimed for stardom would be ripe with intrigue, drama, character development, and the blood, sweat and tears (to use a hackneyed expression) that go into embarking on such an endeavour; but no, you watch these girls drink their tea, eat their sweets and live lives that are as two dimensional as the paper they are drawn on.

I was hoping for the journeys of some budding maidens of rock, but instead I got pure fluff.

Now, I'm not usually this vitriolic when I watch something I dislike, but I guess K-ON is an exception.

edit: however, that ending theme is pretty damn good.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Kei » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:45 pm

That's exactly why K-ON! so popular. It's a slice-of-life relaxation show; something to watch when you just want to kick back and escape into a happy happy funtime fantasy world. That's why it draws so many comparisons to Azumanga Diaoh and similar shows... it's essentially the anime equivalent of easy listening music.

Another, perhaps more appropriate, analogy about K-ON!: It's the anime version of chocolate. It is sweet, insubstantial and enjoyable if taken in small quantities.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Ryu » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:36 am

I tip my hat to you sir for enlightening me.

I've always thought slice of life meant stuff like Niea under 7 and Welcome to the NHK; more character than story driven as we get to know them through their day-to-day.

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Re: K-ON!

Post by Taiga » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:45 am

...not really, no. Slice of life is as it's name suggests... a slice of the life of a fairly normal character. Lucky Star was slice of life. Welcome to the NHK was too story driven for the SOL genre.

Though I still believe K-On! was about as good as watching paint dry. It just happens that this particular paint is pink and fluffy.

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Re: K-ON!

Post by Kei » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:11 am

Slice of life comes in many flavors. K-ON! is of the laid-back variety.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Ryu » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:18 am

Welp, this is ironic. I somehow watched the first episode for season 2 and it's looking like it might shape up to be better than the last. The atmosphere seems a little different this time around.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by GadgetTR » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:49 pm

It really would be ironic if this season turned out better, since the opening and ending themes definitely aren't (in my opinion at least).

Then again I guess it's just hard to beat Cagayake! Girls and Don't Say "Lazy", so maybe there's no avoiding it?

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Re: K-ON!

Post by Kei » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:11 pm

I have to disagree. I really like the new OP. It catchy... gets stuck in your head.

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Re: K-ON!

Post by Kei » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:18 am

Is it just me, or does that song have a bit of an Aerosmith sound to it?
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Gothlette » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:27 am

Most definitely not the case.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Ryu » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:39 pm

This might be one of the most bizarre things I have seen to spawn out of this series' fans.
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Post by Kei » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:34 pm

Admit it, Ryu! You've fallen for the charms of K-ON!

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Re: K-ON!

Post by Ryu » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:56 pm

Well episode 2 is out, and it was... alright. They actually get up to some mischief.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Yuuki » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:48 am

...............
should i bother....
Is Mio more mature? Has the art style improved....doas she wear anything worth noting? she is the offspring of my femninie stature after all.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Kei » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:43 am

Hmm... if you liked the first season, you should watch the second. As for Mio's outfits, I can't say... I haven't watched anything from the new season yet.
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Re: K-ON!

Post by Sinistromanual » Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:05 pm

Ryu wrote:Well I've finished the first season.

Why is this show so popular again?

I mean, I can handle slower paced shows but K-ON is on a completely different level. There is no conflict (if you could even call it that) until the last four episodes, everyone almost immediately succeeds at everything they do and there is really no substance at all to the characters. You'd think that following the adventures of four (then five) high school girls as they started up a band and aimed for stardom would be ripe with intrigue, drama, character development, and the blood, sweat and tears (to use a hackneyed expression) that go into embarking on such an endeavour; but no, you watch these girls drink their tea, eat their sweets and live lives that are as two dimensional as the paper they are drawn on.

I was hoping for the journeys of some budding maidens of rock, but instead I got pure fluff.

Now, I'm not usually this vitriolic when I watch something I dislike, but I guess K-ON is an exception.

edit: however, that ending theme is pretty damn good.



Quoted for truth. The only thing I can tolerate about K-On! is the music, Ritsu and possibly some of the outfits/instruments. The 4-string Fender Jazz Sunburst Mio has is a lovely style, as well as Ritsu's Yamaha Hipgig.

I'd put it somewhat less harshly, though it's not as if I can fault you. I personally think it's an awful show. orz;;

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