Ranked #661


Alternative Titles

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2009 to Jun 26, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.901 (scored by 185,256 users)
Ranked: #6612
Popularity: #45
Members: 306,863
Favorites: 9,226
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Akiyama, Mio
Akiyama, Mio
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko
Hirasawa, Yui
Hirasawa, Yui
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki
Nakano, Azusa
Nakano, Azusa
Taketatsu, Ayana
Taketatsu, Ayana
Kotobuki, Tsumugi
Kotobuki, Tsumugi
Kotobuki, Minako
Kotobuki, Minako


Hatta, Yoko
Hatta, Yoko
Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Yamada, Naoko
Yamada, Naoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Disband the Club!
Haibu! (廃部!)
Apr 3, 2009
2 Instruments!
Gakki! (楽器!)
Apr 10, 2009
3 Cram Session!
Tokkun! (特訓!)
Apr 17, 2009
4 Training Camp!
Gasshuku! (合宿!)
Apr 24, 2009
5 Advisor!
Komon! (顧問!)
May 1, 2009

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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Nov 18, 2015
The following review is entitled "Dr. Moeblob or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Slice of Life"

This is a plea to every anime fan out there. I do not care what genres you watch. I do not care if you are male or female. I do not care if you hate moe with a passion. GIVE THIS SHOW A CHANCE! Hopefully throughout the course of this you will feel compelled to watch at least one episode of K-ON! if you have not already. With that out of the way, onto the actual review. This will be a review for both seasons of K-ON! read more
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Nov 12, 2015
Lets start off with the things that are either a hit or a miss, in other words the f***ing whole story. First of all because the show tries to be realistic, there isn't really a plot or story in it.It's just about a band doing random things in life.It's not exactly a problem if your into moe, but if you aren't then it's most likely a problem.Since that means you have pretty much nothing to keep you interested.And if you like the idea then I guess the writers execute the idea okay...For one the continuity in K-On! is done amazingly well and read more
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Aug 22, 2013
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 read more
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Feb 19, 2015
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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