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K-On!

K-On!

Alternative Titles

English: K-On!
Synonyms: Keion, K-ON! Season 1
Japanese: けいおん!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2009 to Jun 26, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.911 (scored by 164716 users)
Ranked: #6492
Popularity: #39
Members: 268,742
Favorites: 8,293
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Synopsis

Hirasawa Yui, a young, carefree girl entering high school, has her imagination instantly captured when she sees a poster advertising the "Light Music Club." Being the carefree girl that she is, she quickly signs up; however, Yui has a problem, she is unable to play an instrument.

When Yui goes to the clubroom to explain, she's greeted by the other members: Ritsu, Mio, and Tsumugi. Although disheartened at Yui's lack of musical know-how, they still try to convince her to stay to prevent the club's disbandment. After playing Yui a short piece which re-ignites her imagination, they succeed in keeping their new member and guitarist.

Along with the tasks of school and homework, Yui begins to learn the guitar with the help of the other band members, experiencing many mishaps along the way. However, with the school festival drawing near and Yui getting stuck with her practice, will the Light Music Club be ready in time for their debut?

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Episodes

Episodes  13
Aired  Apr 3, 2009 to Jun 26, 2009
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: K-On!
Side story: K-On!: Live House!, K-On!: Ura-On!
Sequel: K-On!!

Characters & Voice Actors

Akiyama, Mio
Akiyama, Mio
Main
Valenzuela, Cristina
English
Valenzuela, Cristina
Hikasa, Yoko
Japanese
Hikasa, Yoko
...
Hirasawa, Yui
Hirasawa, Yui
Main
Sheh, Stephanie
English
Sheh, Stephanie
Toyosaki, Aki
Japanese
Toyosaki, Aki
...
Kotobuki, Tsumugi
Kotobuki, Tsumugi
Main
Kotobuki, Minako
Japanese
Kotobuki, Minako
Diot, Marie
French
Diot, Marie
...
Nakano, Azusa
Nakano, Azusa
Main
Taketatsu, Ayana
Japanese
Taketatsu, Ayana
Marlot, Frédérique
French
Marlot, Frédérique
...

Staff

Hatta, Yoko
Producer
Yamada, Naoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation



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Apr 18, 2015
Mariaknexx
K-On! is an anime that doesn't require much thinking. If you're want something cute, relaxing and funny, then this anime is for you.

Without going into much detail, this anime tells the story of Hirasawa Yui, a carefree, clumsy girl who's just begun high school. Yui doesn't have many talents, in fact, she pratically can't do anything. But all that changes when she joins the Light Music Club. Not that she can play any instrument - the other members, Akiyama Mio(bass), Tainaka Ritsu(drums),Kotomugi Tsubuki(keyboard) were simply desperate and persuaded her to join to prevent the club from shutting down.That's where their adventure begins, and believe read more
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Aug 22, 2013
Evostorm
I'm just going to say this straight away: These kind of animes bring out the silly little girl in me. And as I'm a 19-year old guy, it's kind of an unexpected thing, even for me. And I mean this in the most positive way possible.

"K-On!" follows the story of Hirasawa Yui, a girl who lives a life similar to your average person on the net, except for the internet part. It's difficult to explain without using the words "carefree" and "lazy". In a way, she probably reflects a majority of people I know, including myself, except for the fact she doesn't really have any read more
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Feb 19, 2015
LinkZelda69
Some shows have stories that are complex or linear. Some have stories that are downright hilarious. And K-on.......uh......umm.......whats the story again? Does anyone even know the story of this show, anyone?! No, well thats awkward. K-on, the show that has cute ass girl who drink tea, eat and have fun.....and play music. Not really but you could put that in a sense. What is this show about and the point of it? Absolutely nothing, but not in a bad way. This is that type of moe-show thats there in case you wanna sit down and relax, it isn't a show that keeps you on your read more
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Jun 28, 2009
Dorcas_Aurelia
K-ON! is inconsequential fluff. One might compare it to popcorn or cotton candy: a tasty treat, but if you're looking for a meal, it will leave you looking for something more substantial after it's done.

K-ON! follows the tried and true formula of cute girls doing cute things. Based on a 4-koma comic, the series is about several high school girls who form (technically join, but all the previous members graduated) a light music club and follows their activities. The music itself often takes a back seat to the antics of the girls, and audiophiles may find themselves somewhat disappointed if they go in expecting detailed read more
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Recommendations

Both made by KyoAni, both deal w/ 4 girls, both are moe shows
Yuru Yuri is like K-On with more characters and a giant love polygon. Very similar comedy and cuteness.
Music-centric anime with extremely similar main characters.
Tamako Market, K-On!, and Yearly Traffic Accident Report share one similarity. They tell story of something happening somewhere, whether it's a club room, a shopping district, or interstate highway.

You watch Tamako Market, you know what the district committee comes up with. You watch K-On!, you know five girls in music club spent 12 out of 13 episodes NOT playing music. You watch Yearly Traffic Accident Report, you know how many dumb rich kids run their Ferrari off the cliff each year. It's pretty much the same thing, a concentrated Slice of Life.
Let's start with what they have in common. The two shows share a similar premise in that it's about five girls in an organized group who play music. The art style is remarkably similar, and the characters tend to have cute moe characteristics both in their aesthetic design and personality. Both shows spend much of their time using music as a central catalyst to develop the characters' personalities and interpersonal relationships, and this serves to demonstrate how powerful an impact music can have on peoples' lives.

But that's where most of the similarities end, as while both shows have a similar basic premise, they end up taking that premise in two completely different directions.

K-On! is a cheerful and lighthearted slice-of-life story about a girl who joins a club of girls aspiring to become talented rock musicians, and what music can do to touch the lives of others and truly bring people together into an inseparable family. Sora no Woto is also an occasionally lighthearted (but overall much more serious) military drama in a war-torn setting about a girl who joins an army regiment as a war bugler in hopes that she can learn the trumpet, and how the power of music can echo throughout time and transcend inexorable cultural divisions to heal a broken world devastated by endless war.

While both shows have slice-of-life scenes that go beyond the musical setting, K-On! spends much more of that time developing connections between the characters through liberal use of comedy, whereas Sora no Woto tends to delve into the intricate and sometimes dark past of many of the characters and the history of the war-ravaged world. Due to this, K-On! maintains its cheerful, lighthearted atmosphere throughout the course of the entire series as appropriate, whereas Sora no Woto can often switch--sometimes even without warning--between cheerfulness and powerful drama.

Both go highly recommended. Fans of one should definitely try the other, and non-fans can decide which ones to watch depending on whether they enjoy a relaxing high school slice-of-life (K-On!), a deep military drama (Sora no Woto), or both.
A Channel and K-ON! are both slice of life comedy anime about four girls. The characters of A Channel also might remind one of the K-ON! girls. Both series also have a lot of music in them - in K-ON! it is from the girls in their music club, and in A Channel it is in the insert songs each episode.

Opening Theme

"Cagayake! GIRLS" by Sakurakou Keion-bu (Aki Toyosaki, Yoko Hisaka, Satomi Satou, Minako Kotobuki)

Ending Theme

"Don't say 'lazy'" by Sakurakou Keion-bu (Aki Toyosaki, Yoko Hisaka, Satomi Satou, Minako Kotobuki)

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