Synonyms: Keion, K-ON! Season 1
Apr 3, 2009 to Jun 26, 2009
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisHirasawa 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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Characters & Voice Actors
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)
Mod Edit: Minor Spoilers mentioned.
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 real life issues other than school. This changes however when she decides to join the Light Music Club, where she now has to learn and play guitar. We also got 3 other characters that will be focused on: Ritsu (drummer), Mio (bass), Tsumugi (keyboard), followed by another one half-way through the first season, namely Azusa (guitar). Inbetween their "goal" to reach fame, they have a few concerts and a lot of fun. Quite lovely.
The story itself is memorable, but unoriginal and consisting mostly of filler to build character. However, I myself don't consider this to be a bad thing at all. With animes like this one, filler is what pretty much drives it, and I love every single minute of it. Each episode being just as silly, and if not even sillier than the other. Although it doesn't beat Lucky Star, but if you've seen that, you know that's a difficult thing to do.
The music itself is great and quite catchy, but I'm not a big fan of Yui's singing. I know this might piss some people off, but hey, it's my opinion, and I prefer Mio on the mic anytime. The first ED is in this case also my favorite song in the anime, "Don't Say Lazy". The instrumentals are great, although not that original, but still enjoyable.
The art is cute and silly, and like I said before, combined with cute voices I often find myself randomly squeeing simply because of how cute it is. If it didn't have that factor, I would be far less interested in this anime. There are animes for all kinds of people, be it sci-fi, action, romance, drama, adventure, etc. But for me, comedies are my thing because they distract me from how stupid life can be from time to time.
The characters in this anime are a lot of fun, and very different in personality. We got Yui who, as we know, is carefree and quite lazy, and tends to be awkward on the weirdest of times, but in a cute way. Then, we have Mio, who's pretty much the opposite of Yui, shy and easily scared. Ritsu is energetic and a bit of a devil when it comes to pranks, especially aimed at Mio as they are childhood friends. Tsumugi, who's not as energetic as Ritsu, but still enjoys the little things in life, and she's also the "rich kid" as you may call her, but thankfully you won't notice that in this anime. And later on we get Azusa, a very serious junior girl, but also easily distracted and really silly at times.
All the characters share one thing: They're happy high school students who like to play music. The bond they have is emphasized in the anime, as each episode tries not to leave anyone out. And once again, that's one of the things I love about it.
"K-ON!" is not for everyone, but if you like cute and silly characters with a cute and silly story, then I definitely recommend giving it a shot. Just don't expect any real seriousness, except for when they prepare for concerts. For me, it's a proper balance of a funny story, with funny characters and fun music. It's definitely not original, but as long as it's executed properly, it doesn't have to be, as long as it's fun. And yeah, like I said pretty much a million times... This anime sure is! read more
If K-ON! is the future of slice-of-life moe anime, then the genre is dying. Now, I myself am personally a great fan of the niche genre and have delighted in viewing many anime falling under it, no matter how silly or inane. That's because I don't mind having to turn off my brain to enjoy anime, but I expect to be compensated for doing so, be it by making me laugh, warming my heart, or leaving me with something to remember. K-ON! splendidly failed in all three ways multiple times throughout, and came off as a shoddy effort all around.
Because a slice-of-life moe series is often devoid of any ongoing plot of significant importance, it must rely on the day-to-day circumstances of the characters, presenting them in new and inventive, yet somewhat familiar ways in order to keep attention. Surprisingly enough, K-ON! follows a linear, though loosely connected story, but does nothing of interest with the day-to-day circumstances. It's as if the staff decided that it was okay for the girls to be lazy and uneventful because it's slice-of-life, to which I must say "NO NO NO"... had to get that out of the way. I'll be serious now.
Likewise, the characters need to be interesting enough to actively engage in following their exploits. Harsh as it may be to say, it was a waste of time to follow around a main character like Yui. I could rant for hours on end about Yui, but to sum her up, she's a mentally challenged nutcase. Now, I can excuse character stupidity as long as the main character has qualities that redeem said stupidity, be it fierce independence, reliability, or if it's made clear she's meant to be the butt of everyone's joke. Yui has none of these qualities. She is an idiot, and no one ever discourages her from being an idiot. Minor spoiler alert, but it must be said... I am absolutely furious at the gall the staff had to have Yui comment in Ep. 12 about how much she has changed. In the entire series, she does not grow even a little. What a crock.
Enough about Yui though, there are other characters to focus on; all of who range from average to above-average. They're all likeable too, but far too simplistic. With no real inventiveness to the situations they end up in as previously stated, I had expected their personalities to be clever enough to make up for that lack. In this, the staff succeeds to a degree, but nothing comes from it. Everyone is essentially the same at the beginning as they are at the end and there is very little proof that any of them have grown as friends, regardless of what the series wants us to believe.
In the matter of technical aspects, K-ON!'s fluidity is remarkable but the style is such that it comes off incredibly choppy, and at some points downright ugly. It felt as though Kyoto Animation spent a ton on making it fluid and in doing so, took from the budget that allowed for the actual artwork itself, excusing the instruments which often look better than the girls themselves. While this tradeoff doesn't work entirely, it could be far worse. In addition, because this tradeoff comes from animation maestro Kyoto Animation, it is doubly worse.
Though this is a show about a music club, the BGM is boring. Thankfully, a killer OP/ED combo and some fantastic inserts make up for that. On the acting front,the amateur seiyuu all sound like younger versions of already successful seiyuu, like how Mio's seiyuu Yoko Hirasa sounds not-too-surprisingly like a younger Aya Hirano. This isn't to criticize their talents, though. The fact that these newcomers are so lively and fits their character perfectly from the start is a compliment, one of the few I have given the series.
From all of the above, K-ON! to me came off as a cheap way for Kyoto Animation and Pony Canyon to make money. There is little effort, the characters are rather flat and unchanging, and everything in the news about it from merchandise tie-ins to Oricon charts leads me to believe it's one giant marketing ploy rather than an honest effort of a series. For this, I cannot say I enjoyed all of it, though it was good sporadically. However, as I said in the beginning, if these shoddy attempts at slice-of-life moe are what we as anime viewers choose to support and demand more of, we are killing the genre as we speak.
Overall, I give K-ON! a 6 out of 10. read more
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 attention to techniques or references to real life bands (there are a couple, but few and far between). There are two concerts in the thirteen episode series, but neither is as impressive as the one from the Live A Live episode of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (one of Kyoto Animation's earlier shows), but still very enjoyable. The most common scene in the series features the main girls sitting in the club room snacking on tea and cakes while discussing various mundane events, particularly with the more dedicated girls trying to get the rest to practice.
The girls all have their own distinct personality. Yui, the main character, is the some clumsy and adorable airhead. She joined the club hoping to play an easy instrument like the castanets but ends up playing guitar because the club needed a guitarist. Ritsu is the energetic idiot of the show, drummer, and club president because she was the one who dragged everyone else into the club. Mio is Ritsu's long time friend, and the sensible, serious one of the group. She writes the groups songs, and plays the bass. She is also the most moe character, being the prettiest, easily embarrassed, and terrified of ghosts and yucky things. Mugi is the pianist. She comes from a wealthy family, and thus is a source of amusement by displaying the difference in wealth between rich people and normal people. She is also the provider of the tea and sweets that are regularly consumed at the club meetings.
There are a few regular minor characters, too. Ui is Yui's younger, but more mature and reliable sister. Yui has a friend named Nodoka who joins the student council, which means her role is essentially to let everyone know that Ritsu has forgotten something regarding paperwork for the club. Sawako is a music teacher who is recruited as the club adviser in one of the more memorable scenes of the series. Also, a late addition to the cast is Azusa, an underclassman who is much like a miniature version of Mio.
Character designs are generally cute, with the kind of big round faces typical of most Kyoto Animation works. Background art is consistently good, as is the animation, which should come as no surprise. When characters are shown playing their instruments, there is generally more attention to detail than seen in anime to the point where the sound properly matches the characters actions. The singing at the concert features the same style animation as Live A Live, where you can just about lip read the lyrics (if you know Japanese, of course).
The music used in the series can generally be described as light and fluffy, both the background music and the couple of songs the girls play at their concerts, with the exception of the closer, which rocks a little bit harder than rest. The voice acting fits well all around, with Yui being notable for regularly coming off as someone who isn't all there, fitting her character well.
I don't want to close saying this show is like Azumanga Daioh with a music club, but that's about the easiest comparison I can make, and not too far off a description. read more
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 feet, you could close your eyes and still at least enjoy this show.
The story as I said, there's none, so these 4 girls have formed a group known as the 'Light Music Club' , their goal is to just have fun and play music I guess. And thats it, we get introduced to a childhood friend, a music teacher with marriage issues and no male character like any where. Only in like one scene, well thats sexist for men.
The whole point here is that K-on dosen't need a story, its cast should keep you going for 13 episodes, the story is just there to tell you whats going on. Its just a show where girls wanna have fun, nothing more than that. And if you don't like that, there's millions of other moe-anime waiting for you.
The animation is nice, it suits the show really well, its filled with vibrant and calm colours to let you explore, it shows k-on's world is like a world that has world-peace.....only in an anime world kids!
The OP is pretty damn catchy same with the ED, they really make you hope you get more music like that through the show, but nope, just some tea, well hey at least we have some music here and there....oh wait we get like 2 songs. One generic japanese moe-song and a good attempt at a girly song that does well. Thats all for the music, for a show mainly on the aspect of music, its dissapointing.
The chracters are pretty cliche here, you have a light headed girl who's rich (Mugi), the shy-ass girl (Mio), the strong-independent girl (Ritsu), the 'kawaii' girl thats there just to be cute (Azusa) and a retard (Yui).
Each have their own traits but not too much special, its the characters you'd expect in a moe-anime.
Now this is the reason I actually continued this show, the show is so damn cute, and there's downright moments that kill make you either go AWW! or just nosebleed, literally. This is really the point of this show, its fluffy and cute. There's some jokes here and there but they don't make you really laugh, they miight make you chuckle but thats really it.
K-on is a cute and relaxing show in case you need a break after watching something long as hell and terrible, if you're bored or depressed, this show should make you feel all better. Girls just wanna have fun, that is k-on in a nutshell. read more
Both made by Kyoto Animation, graphic styles are similiar
both tells a story about four girls, both are school comedies
This is very similar because both animes have four main charaters and slowly start to gain more charaters toward the end. They both express chibi scenes to make childish comedy which i could help but laugh at. The only differnce is that K-on is based around learning music and Lucky star tries to referance anything they can while at school.
Lucky Star and K-ON focused more on the drama/slice of life and comedy.
So, if you found Lucky star worth watching, then so is K-ON.
There are also character that act for the "moe", the serious one, etc.
Both of these Animes share a good amount of comedy as well as being slice-of-life shows.
Not only that but all four of the main girls from each series have a similar personality. Like...
-Konata=Ritsu, both of them seem to have a hyperactive attitude and act not as normal as others. -Kagami=Mio, both share a good study habits and are really smart. Plus they can act really strict .
-Tsukasa=Yui, both of them don't really like to study that much and they really like to eat sweets.
-Miyuki=Tsumugi, they both come form wealthy families and they also have a sweet personality.
Both animes follow four average girls on their "journey" through high school. both sets of girls look rather young for high schoolers, but face similar struggles as those that real high schoolers face. Also, while K-ON! has more to do with music, both have great songs! These comedies are both so great and if u like one of them you'll definitely like the other!!! hope this helps!!!
In a daily life of a girl, there are countless joys hidden just waiting to be uncovered. Sometimes, the most dull and boring of places can actually be the most fun once you found a reason to cherish it. In the midst of all this, music serves as the glue in the joyful adventure.
'K-ON!' and 'Lucky Star' established themselves as some of the top contenders of simple, carefree 'FUN' without having the need to cross the boundary. In each of the series, friendships are formed with a group of girls that do not have a clear sincere dream they wished to pursue. The comedy and music value are exceptional, combining it with the well thought-out lines and cuteness of the characters, there is nothing short of a breathtaking experience. Every genre has haters and a show like this should be embraced for what it is without the need of being too fussy. Not only does 'K-ON!' and 'Lucky Star' give out an easy going vibe, they also cast a sense of warmth into the hearts of those who appreciate it. Overall, this is the typical case of what you see is what you get.
They're both a slice of life anime with 4 cute girls and are made by Kyoto Animation.
It's humorous, sweet and beautiful look, as Lucky Star.
Randomness all over the place xD Lucky Star is better though.
Made by the same studio, both have very similar type of humor, both are about a group of girls in high school and both are moe
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the charcters from lucky star all of a sudden created a rock band? well here you go. you can even see the characteristics of each of the characters being almost he same. The seiyu are different and not as well know but they are all rising starts in the anime business.
K-ON and Lucky Star are very similar in many ways.
Firstly: the characters are similar. Examples: Mugi and Miyuki are similar because both are rich; Konata and Ritsu are similar because both are crazy; Kagami and Mio are somewhat similar because they try to control the crazy ones; Yui and Tsukasa are similar because they both forget things, sometimes important things.
Secondly: In both anime, The story is revolved around 4 girls. In Lucky Star: Konata, Miyuki, Tsukasa, and Kagami. In K-ON: Mio, Mugi, Yui, and Ritsu. There are also teachers involved and other girls.
Thirdly: In both anime, the theme is comedy and school, however K-ON is music and Lucky Star is slice of life.
That concludes my recommendation.
K-ON and Lucky Star are both slice of life moe comedies that mainly take place in school. The characters are extremely similar, for example:
Moe and funny what more do you need in any show. Both shows are lighthearted and fun to watch.
The story centers around four high-school girls who go about their daily lives, with various themes at the center. K-ON! is very similar to Lucky Star, but replace the 2ch references and otaku culture with music.
Lucky Star and K-ON! Has Similar characters, not by looks but by attitudes as well. It doesn't have the same storylines. But if you watch Lucky Star or the latter, you will feel the same atmosphere in both animes. They are produced by Kyoto Animation as well, giving you the same amount of humor, Lucky Star brought us.
They have a simple plot and they are really random. They focus on high school girls and their teachers; even the lead characters are similar.
(Kagami - Mio
Konata - Ritsu
Tsukasa - Yui
Miyuki - Tsumugi)
K-ON is pretty much Lucky Star with musical instruments. Both are made by the same company. If you liked Lucky star you will like K-ON also. (Judging by the 1st 3 episodes only)
K-ON! and Lucky Star are both easy-going, slice-of-life anime that have practically matching character personalities. K-ON has a hint of a story-line, but ends up with the pointless and random almost every episode, just like Lucky Star. If you loved one, there is no way you'll not love the other.
K-on is simply LS ripped off. Devoid of all its simple charm and pros. If you have to eat sweets at least choose these that won't make your stomach ache.
There are four main female characters (until Azu-nyan came on later in the series of K-On!) and very few male side characters for both anime. Some of them have similar traits too: Yuki-chan (Lucky Star) is prim and proper like Mugi-chan and Yui is somewhat an airhead like Tsukasa. The girls in both anime are energetic, happy, cute and random. Both anime are in the comedy genre.
They're both fairly random anime about a group of four high-school girls going about their everyday life and having fun together. :)
both are EXTREMELY hilarious!!! just girls hanging out, talkin about stuff and doing things that makes you laugh!! the characters are very similar...
the teachers who hangs around with them have the same personality as well, the 4 main characters treats them as if they're the same age....
Sawako- Nanako (they're also teachers who doesn't have any boyfriend so they have nothing else to do xD)
If you liked Lucky Star, you'll definitely love K-On!
The characters are all loveable, and its comedic aspects and slice of life genre will definitely appeal to all viewers :)
K-on! is just like Lucky Star in so many ways. Even though the plots are different, the main characters have a lot of the same personalities and traits and it centers around their school life. It is also just as funny as Lucky Star =P.
Lucky Star and K-ON! are just the same. They are comedy series about a group of girls having fun and enjoying their lives. Both are slice of lives, and very enjoyable. Also, the characters are kinda the same. So, if you liked one of these two, just watch the other one, and you'll know what I mean.
They are pretty similar in how they both function, I can't say "If you like Lucky Star you will definitely like K-ON" but I can say you should give K-ON a try.
Both have the school girls and the funny moments without any real drama and tons of humour about their everyday lives.
They are both moe slice of life anime about school girls.
-Group of school girls going through high school.
-Group of friends.
-Lot's of cuteness.
-Similiraty in the cute scenes.
Note: K-On! is also about a music band.
High school, friendship, randomness, you'll love this anime serie.
In the both shows there are 4 moe girls with similar personalities.
this is moe too. but k-on! is better but this is ok too
They both don't have a strong and solid plot, which means there's a lot of scenes that are fillers but are actually very funny. I thought I'd never find another anime like Lucky Star but then I found K-ON :) They're both wonderful
School girls enjoying life, however I feel that K-On had a little bit more structure as opposed to Lucky☆Star. Nonetheless, I think if you enjoyed one you'll probably enjoy the other.
Characters are incredibly similar:
Yui, Tsukasa, they have cute, and silly tendencies.
Mio, Kagami, they are both the ones that more or less keep things in order, but both have lapses in that attitude from time to time.
Tsumugi, Miyuki, they are rich girls, kinda ditsy and super cute in the same ways.
Ritsu, Konata, they are both hyper-active and often come up with crazy ideas.
Main characters are girls and the series revolves around them getting through highschool.
Daily lives of a group of girls and great art too.
Both series are relaxing slice of life shows which feature good friends going through high school and enjoying themselves (with loads of cuteness and fantastic humor).
Both have strong and funny female characters who you get attached to as the series progresses. When both animes end, you feel as if you've graduated with all of them. Boh animes keep you laughing until the credits, and many of the characters are extremely similar.
Both have cute group of friends who live a daily normal life at school. Genre is slice of life for both and there isn't a concrete story but just their talks of a daily japanese school student who wear cute uniforms and like to discuss about cakes and sweets! Both are really kawaii!
Both have a quirky sense of humor and don't have much of a plot or continuous conflict that builds through out the story. Both share the Slice of Life genre and usually take place in a school environment.
Both Animes present a more or less carefree High-School life, while focusing on the comedic aspects. Drama, Tragedy and Sadness are not present. Furthermore, the protagonists are quite similiar: Both have a textbook airhead, a Tsundere and a rich, well-mannered girl, who sometimes fails to keep in touch with reality.
Moe, moe and more moe!!
Both are slice of life/comedy shows which have a four girl main cast.
If you like watching girls doing cute things and having a laugh then either is worth a watch.
Both are simple, slice of life anime that have a group of girls with similar personalities. They are both easy to watch and perfect for anybody looking for something slow paced.
Watch them if you're into moeblob, or simply a KyoAni fan, definitely DON'T watch these if you've recently begun to watch anime because you'll end up hating it!
It has a similar basic premise of four young girl friends in school. Both feature a lot of slice-of-life comedy and cute characters.
If you like the Moe genre with shows like K-ON! then check out Lucky Star which basically started the Moe genre.
Same studio and a very similar slice of life feel to both shows. The big difference is that Lucky Star's comedy is very much geared towards otaku and geek culture whilst K-ON! uses more general humour that most people can understand. In that respect it appeals to a less niche audience whilst still complying to the great SOL structure Kyoto appear to have perfected,
Music-centric anime with extremely similar main characters.
Do you like "cute high school girls" performing on stage?
If your answer is yes, then it's time to rock your seats.
Both featured the starting of girls music group in all-girls school in SoL setting
These shows have a similar appeal, in the sense that they are both about a group of girls striving to become something big in a musical setting.
I found myself getting sucked into both of these shows because I wanted to see the characters develop their musical prowess from almost nothing, into something amazing, such as what is showcased in full glory in both shows' OP and ED sequences.
Both series also have an extensive discography outside the anime, allowing for even greater immersion into their respective universes.
Both series are set in an all girls school. The girls all work together to form a band or a group. Pretty much both anime are music related and have plenty of moe to go around.
Both These animes are about high school girls having fun with friends and music, though while in K-On! its more about friends being laid back and playing instruments, Love! Live! is about friends who decide to become school idols to attract students to their school so it doesn't get shut down and making friends along the way. Both cute and Moe.
Both are longer moe anime than the rest, and feature girls who sing and perform! Also, both have tons of excellent music, in addition to just the opening and ending themes! The characters are very lovable and you will definitely miss them after finishing each!
Mio and Umi both have stage fright but Mio get's frightened by everything
Both Mio and Umi have more mature singing voices while Yui and Honoka (Main characters) have cuter voices.
Something's getting disbanded (School in Love Live and Light Music Club in K-On)
Cute girls doing cute things (more obvious in K-On)
All girls school.
Both series have moe high school characters who want to accomplish something great and have fun while doing so. In K-On!, girls want to form a band and save their club from closing. It's very similar to Love Live! where girls want to save their whole school from closing by forming a Idol group.
Both anime have a lot of moe :D and this heartwarming feeling you get while watching both of them. There is also a lot of singing and dancing :). If you liked one of the anime mentioned above, and you were smiling while watching it, I bet you will love the other one :)
✰ same genre anime : music, friendship, slice of life, also comedy
✰ really touching stories
✰ there's something to learn about in this anime
Enjoy music, with some funny cute moments? The story takes place on a school which the main characters goal is preventing things to not shut down. In order to do this, they recruit members, practice, and give it all out at the final performance to attract audiences.
The difference is that K-On is a band and don't want their club to shut down, while Love Live is Idol singing preventing there school from closing.
They both have to do with music (clubs) and the characters are similar.
They're actually remarkably similar, both animes centered around music, school, and friendship among girls.
The difference is K-On! is about a school music club and Love Live! is about girls trying to become school idols to gain popularity and keep their school from closing. But, they're both up-beat, fun animes centering around school, friendship, and music, with nice soundtracks and cute characters.
Both are about high school girls starting a music group. In K-On! it's a band and in Love Live! it's an idol group. The characters have similar personalities especially Umi and Mio. ^_^
Both are about a group of school girls forming a music group and both of the series have similar objectives, prior to creating the music group. In K-On, this is to save a band from disbanding, while in Love Live, this is to attract new students in order to stop the school from closing down. Both of the series' setting are about school, the bond between the girls in the group and while having comedy and moe at the same time. Not to forget, K-On and Love Live both have great music and discography, which makes both of the series very memorable.
Are you looking for cute and pretty girls on stage? Singing and as well dancing? Or do you love music animes? Might as well try Love Live! School Project.
Both strive to aim their own reasoning. They sing their hearts content and some of the main characters have the love for eating.
K-On is band and Love Live! School Project is an apparent Idol show. Obviously hehe.
In k-on and love live, both have admirable characters with really good friendships with each other. Both animes are about singing and performing. The animes are also cute, making you want to watch more. Both are really good animes if you're looking for a school, music, or slice of life anime.
They are both music anime. One is about school idols, and one is about a light music club. Both include cute interactions amongst the characters. Both anime produce pretty catchy and upbeat music.
Both of these animes are based around a music school club, they are both comedies (sort of) and include Slice of Life features...also some of the characters are pretty similar Yui is quite similar to Honoka (being an slight airhead). Anyway moving on, both series are pretty close the only main difference is the type of club they are in (K-on is the light music club and Love live is a bit like a idol club.)
Both are music comedy anime with much cute characters. They're about school girls who want to be famous singer group. In both there's some drama thread.
Both are telling about music, and the characters have many similar personality.
When it comes to competition. I gotta say that K-On! only focuses on in-premise performance whereas Love Live Idol is a group of idols who really needs to compete in order to save their school from shutting down but what makes it similar is that whenever they practice they do boot camps in order to boost up their performance, but sometimes because of negligence they were able to just enjoy themselves by doing non-essential things BUT IN THE END they are able to perform on a top-notch level.
Very similar animes, with Love Live being a lot more serious in the achievements and K-On! being much more casual.
Both anime feature an all girl music group with great memorable characters, funny moments, and an overall slice of life theme.
Pretty much the same. Although the stories are different you have the same idol anime vibe in both animes. Cute characters, drama and amazing songs: you'll get this in these two! If you like idol or moe animes you sure gonna like not only Love Live, but K-On as well
It's hard NOT to see similarities between Love Live! and K-ON!. They are both about girls who are dedicated to playing music, and the characters are very similar. I can definitely see Umi as Mio, and Honoka as a mix of Yui and Ritsu.
Both K-On and Love Live are super cute, muscial Slice of Life's.
There is no major drama that the story gets bogged down in, and they just follow the very cute relationships of high school friends.
Yuru Yuri is like K-On with more characters and a giant love polygon. Very similar comedy and cuteness.
Both centre around a painfully cute group of girls and their often silly, always cute activities in their school club and outside of it. Yuru Yuri demonstrates an awareness of the girls love subtexts that tend to pervade all-girl slice of life school series, but it's fairly tame (at least for something with 'yuri' right in the title!) so the differences are fewer and subtler than you might expect.
So similar characters and plot but more ecchi things.
Cute schoolgirls enjoying their after school activities,characters are very similar,YY is just like K-On! but without music genre and with more girl on girl action
Story centers around a group of girls with their daily life
-both is all about friends and friendship
-both are of comedy & school life
-both has lovely light-hearted art and character designs
a story about pretty girls who formed a club where they usually drink tea :)
both are funny & entertaining but there are some shoujo-ai things in Yuru Yuri.
Yuru Yuri is like K-ON! just without the music genre. Both are about a group of girls and both have a "tea" theme going on. Even the characters have similarities with K-ON! characters.
Crazy school (and not only) adventures of the group of the girls. Similar protagonists appearance. Each of girls are unique in terms of behaviour.
Much like K-On, Yuru Yuri focuses on a group of girls and their club. Just like this anime, it is filled with cute and funny moments, along with a group of endearing characters. Don’t get scared by the title, most of the ’yuri’ only serves as a joke.
Comedy with girls on a after school club, and stuff...
Both Contain An All Female cast going threw school, and are lighthearted and funny.
Both of these animes have their female lead protagonists and no male characters at all. Cute girls hanging around in school, having fun together. Both of these shows are amazingly funny.
Both series feature a group of girls doing fun things at a school life setting with many humorous moments from the cast.
Both series has a general feeling of lighthearted comedy and some drama.
Both series consists of a club with the girls and are generally a fun watch for some great laughter.
School life,club activities,no romance (cause both of it taking place in an all girl school),a lot of funny chit chat,4 girl as a main character (well,actually it's 5 in k-on with azusa but it start with 4)
Main characters in both series are girls sharing lots of their every-day activities. A lot of comedy in both series as well
In both clubs they nearly actually do something, just wasting time on random topics and snacking all the time.
Each club consists of 4 female members (in K-On! it's 5 later on).
That randomness is what make both animes funny and enjoy able.
Sorry, I don't speak english.
Acho que quem gostou de K-on vai gostar muito de Yuru Yuri, pois os dois falam sobre um grupo de garotas, é um "slice-of-life" e tem bastante comédia. Simplismente amo os dois, se você gosta de K-on provavelmente gostará de Yuru Yuri!
K-On and Yuru Yuri are very similar, both go to all girls school and enjoy club meetings, having fun and still gives you that warm feeling inside. Very good slice of life anime, cool to relax and enjoy.
Cute girls doing cute stuff. If you like slice-of-life anime's, this is probably for you
-Both follow a group of schoolgirls and their experiences.
-Both are light-hearted and often have many cute moments.
-One is simply about girls having fun while the other is based on a light music club, though this does not detract from the moe and humor at all.
Theyre both cute as hell shows, the only reason you might not like both of these shows is if you dont like the light/silly yuri references. Yuru Yuri means 'light yuri' theres nothing too extreme and it is far from the focus of the show.
yuru yuri and keion are both set in highschool clubs, and are equally as funny.
although yuru yuri has some romance between the girls and the keion characters do not.
Similar art style and similar humour. The character types are similar also, Yui Funami like Mio Akiyama, Kyoko Toshinou like Ritsu Tainaka, Chitose Ikeada like Tsumugi Kotobuki etc. K-on! has less yuri content
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.
They are both made by kyoani. The characters are similiar and the atmosphere is the same. Both really cute and if you liked the light tones of the show you're surely gonna enjoy k-on, which is 100% warm feelings and friendship
Both are KyoAni creations, share the same cute character design, heart-warming atmosphere, absence of real plot - there are cute girls living ordinary cute lifes with friends and family (and with bizarre parrot in TM)
These achieved exactly what they set out to do: it was cuteness for the sake of cuteness, and it had just enough story to make it worth watching. Tamako Market is by the team and studio that brought us K-On!, and they manage to hit this same target. It's about a girl who lives in a shopping district who is visited by a talking bird, and though the music setting from K-On! is absent, much of what made K-On! so endearing remains.
A carefree world where a group of cute girls enjoy their lives to the fullest.
Same production company and the art looks the same. K-On! has only female characters while Tamako Market also has a bunch of male characters.
Same Production company, Kyoani. The main character looks like Mio and Mugi together with the personality kind of similar to Yui
First of all, the artwork in both of these series are quite similar especially in terms of character designs.
Both series also has a lot of comedy presented in a sort of episodic format involving the main characters. The main characters in fact are mostly cute girls doing cute things.
Both series are also produced by the same studio, Kyoto Animation.
Both series also adopts a sense in the slice of life theme that focuses on the daily events of the characters in a fun way.
•both are produced by the same company, character designs etc
•both are just INCREDIBLY LOVEABLE!!!!! imo.
•both are concentrated to the slice of life to the fine detail, which is so relatable and loveable.
•both animes contain the exact sense of humor/personality's to fall in love with/atmospheric scenes
•both do differ in how the plot progresses throughout the show, where Tamako is kinda just senseless and pointless, you overlook that with all the MOE from all the kawaiii K-On! brought with it.
•they are similar with the same animation/music/loveable characters/kawaiii, but they do differ in how engaging the plot is, some viewers from watching K-ON! would be dissappointed since it didnt live up to it, but others would overlook that and couldnt care less, since its just full of cuteness.
No it's not even that it's similar okay Tamako Market is literally K-On. It's. K-On.
Seriously the designs are completely and utterly K-On. The tan chick is Azu-nyan, blonde one is Ritsu but with extra bitchy and more lesbian, Tamako is Yui, Shiori is that glasses chick from this show, Kanna is actually the only character here. Everyone else is irrelevant because this is K-ON.
Did I mention it's without all the things that made K-On actually enjoyable hahahaha WONDERFUL
The characters look the same and the anime has a similar feeling except there are actually male characters in tamako market
They're both by Kyoto Ani and with some similar creators.
Very similar style of art and sense oh humour.
Tamako market is really cute and the characters remind me a lot about K-on! BTW, It's from the same anime company!
From the studio behind the drama series "Clannad" comes a comedy following the daily lives of the high school girls. The series is known for it's cute moments, funny dialogue, calm atmosphere, and some moe characteristics. Not much of story since it is a slice of life format, but if you are looking for a good comedy show with some moe moments, then these will definitely fit your time.
Tamako Market takes place on a market, where the main female character helps her family selling food products. K-on is a musical comedy where the main characters tried their best to prevent their club from shutting down.
These anime talk about high school life for girls and friendship. They both contains comedy. You could also see the similarities in the characters, such as Tamako and Yui. They both treasure their family and friends. Their personality is almost the same too. The only difference about them is that in K-On its about music and in Tamako Market its about mochi.
- characters are similar. They have same attitude, movements & face
- both school & slice of life genre'd animes
- story is very similar
- both anime always do weird stuff
- makes you want to watch more
To start off Tamako Market and K-On are from the same animation studio (Kyoto Animations)
Both anime are light and fluffy.
Tamako and Yui are very similar in their unwavering smile and that almost nothing can dampen their spirit.
Both anime are slice of life and revolve around a close group of friends where eventually more characters are added.
I truly loved both anime and i hope you will as well.
Okay so both are slice of life anime with the same art style, the whole cute and fluffy look to them. Even though the main point of both (the purpose lets say) are completely different, I still believe that these two anime have quite a few things similar to each other. So now, if you have watched Tamako Market then check out K-on if you want a really light series that you want to enjoy (and vise versa)
Instead of an "oblivious to school" Hirasawa Yui, you get an "oblivious to her love life" Kitashirakawa Tamako. Instead of music and after school tea time, you get a market place, a weird talking bird, and mochi. Lots and lots of mochi.
Both are slice of life by Kyoto animations.
Lighthearted and easy to watch with a focus on characters and how they interact
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.
the characters are quite similar
Stylistically, there is a great deal of similarity between the character designs and personalities somewhat. Even from early on in the series', you can tell that the two just match up. If the style of one appeals, chances are the other will be worth a look as well. The stories may be somewhat dissimilar, but both involve a group of girls, in one case a music club, and in the other an army regiment, and their music.
Veeeeery similar art and both have heroines playing instruments
Another show completely based on 'moe'. Also, music is a central theme in both and the art styles are identical.
Same art and deals with music a little. Basically its K-ON joins the military.
character designs very similar... and the art, too...
animation: also fluid.
K-On and Sora No Woto shares some major similarities in its content. K-On is an anime about group of girls who's playing guitar or w/e. Now, in Sora No Woto, they grabs trumpet in military setting. Art style and Character design is surprisingly similar, which makes us feel like 'isn't it a rip-off?'. Sora No Woto has possibility of becoming 'moe based' anime, like K-On did.
What more to say? Both have a really similar animations that at some angles the character between the two anime looks the same
It really reminded me of K-On! Character wise and the animation of the two really looks similar. The only difference is the military atmosphere. If you're a K-On! fan, I think this is a whole new twist to your imaginations.
Have you seen Yui in the war?
Sora no Woto is K-ON....If it was based on a music playing military platoon.
Seriously though, its a 5 member platoon. They all act and look almost exactly like one of the K-ON characters. (except Ritsu, and mio looks different)
Some characters look the same and act the same
-Rio looks like Mio and they act the same
-Katana is similair to Yui
There are others that are similair except this show is a little more serious about some things.
The artstyle is remarkably similar, as they are not made by the same studio.
Both series focus on a group of 5 girls and their day to day life. Basically its cute girls doing cute stuff. Also they center around music even though it doesn't take that much part in every episode.
The setting is very different, K-On! being a high school setting and, Sora no Woto have a Sci-Fi/Military setting.
The art was similiar
Focus on The music
the diffrent is K-on settin on school life, but sora no woto setting on military
K-On and So Ra No Wo To are both similar due to its light-hearted slice of life and music genre, and a colourful set of cute-looking female characters who you can't help but to hug, tightly. Both anime have characters with similar personalities as well as looks. Take for instance Mio Akiyama (K-On) and Rio Kazumiya (So Ra No Wo To); they are both kind and the most mature in their group. The animation styles of both anime are easy on the eyes along with its catchy opening and ending themes that won’t leave your head. Unlike K-On’s cute girls doing cute things, So Ra No Wo To has cute female soldiers doing cute things due to its military setting, unlike K-On’s high-school setting. Both of them are a must-watch especially those who enjoy and love light and fluffy slice of life anime in particular.
In a normal daily life, friendships are formed whether it is through similar hobbies or the string of fate. The most influential thing however are the memories that are established through this beautiful journey.
'Hibike! Euphonium' and 'K-ON!' showcases its environment in a slice of life and music blooming manner. The character designs and visual effects are top notch as expected leaving most of the characters looking beyond flawless. Character developments are a necessity in the series and it binds very well with the overall principle. Following the musical adventure, ambitious goals are set in order for the musical group to reach the pinnacle of their dreams. However, putting awards and recognitions aside, the most meaningful part of the ride is to bring different people together and to always have fun when doing it.
It's just another moe series like K-ON but with different instruments.
Both are about cute high school girls that join a club/band and play music together. K-On! is more rock/pop music and Hibike! Euphonium is about brass instruments and band in general.
Both are similar, except Euphonium is more focused on music, and is more serious and drama-focused. Also, both were made by Kyoani to begin with.
It's really similiar, and both are with cute girls making music.
Both are made by the same studio (Kyoto Animation) and focus on musical themes, plus have similar-looking characters (Kotobuki and Sapphire). While Hibike is more history-focused, K-On slighly focuses on comedy elements.
Hibike! Euphonium is like K-On but it takes itself seriously.
Everyday lives anime series with moe blobs which is much of the time very relaxing but can change tone at times. In either of this series a girl with/without previous experience decides to join a music club. These clubs try to aim high with their music but K-on!! aim lower than Hibike and K-on is more of a relaxing school life series.
Similar Setting but in a Different plot. Maybe a Another Moe Show but Opposite Instruments.
If you like cute girls doing cute things, these are the anime for you. Both made by KyoAni and have a group of (mainly) girls playing instruments, striving for success. Main difference is the amount of people in their bands, but regardless the same premise remains in the story.
High School girls in somewhat dysfunctional after-school music clubs.
- Brown-haired protagonist? Check.
- Beautiful and musically talented girl with straight black hair? Check.
- Boisterous boke - check.
- Blonde girl with short, round eyebrows - check.
- Quirky, glasses-lady authority figure - check.
- Gorgeous KyoAni visuals - check.
- Anime about music and how it can bring different people together - checkmate.
It have the same air, the same spirit.
Also the same studio make it.
It doesn't have the same focus in a band or how the band members grow with the music, but have the frindship and relations into a music club.
I think that if you are one of those fans who want a third season of K-ON you have to see this anime, so you can control your mind...
Just like K-on!, but it takes itself seriously.
-Both have music
-Both are about high school girls that join a club/band
-Hibike! is about brass instruments (pretty cool actually) and K-on! rock/pop music
-In both makes you cheer for them
-Both are made by the same studio (Kyoto Animation)
If you like one you will definitely like the other
This recommendation is probably made quite a lot, so much, in fact, that you might be surprised to hear that the two are actually pretty different.
They are made by the same studio and both have to do with High Schoolers in bands—of two different sorts,—and aside from a similar aesthetic, this is about it. These reasons, however, are enough to make them go quite well together.
Hibike! Euphonium focuses more on the music side of things, I find; you see a lot more into the technicals of music than you would in K-ON! (though it's never boring). The characters in Hibike! Euphonium are great and I love the interactions that happen between them, but they are not quite as deep the five (or four, depending on the season) of K-ON!(!).
K-ON!, however, circles almost entirely around the interactions between its main characters. As you watch it, you form your own relationship with this group, whereas with Hibike! Euphonium you are more like a wallflower, as is the case with most shows, I find.
Regardless, both of these anime are great and I think that if you enjoy one, you'll enjoy the other.
By the same studio, with the same high-quality animation, Hibike! Euphonium features classic upbeat music to that of K-on! and still having a fantastic storyline between friends. Filled with character development and cute antics of the band.
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