Ranked #180

K-On! Movie

Alternative Titles

English: K-ON! The Movie
Synonyms: Eiga K-On!, Keion Movie
Japanese: 映画 けいおん!

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 3, 2011
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.351 (scored by 56,878 users)
Ranked: #1802
Popularity: #429
Members: 95,746
Favorites: 697
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Synopsis

Graduation draws near for Yui, Ritsu, Mio and Tsumugi, the four 3rd-year students of the Light Music Club. They, together with Azusa, decide to go on a post-graduation trip. Their destination, decided by lot, is London!

(Source: translated and adapted from official site by Cranston)

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Yamada, Naoko
Yamada, Naoko
Director
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Utsumi, Hiroko
Utsumi, Hiroko
Episode Director, Key Animation
Houkago Tea Time
Houkago Tea Time
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance

Opening Theme

"Ichiban Ippai (いちばんいっぱい)" by HTT (Houkago Tea Time)

Ending Theme

"Singing!" by HTT (Houkago Tea Time)



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Veronin
Jul 20, 2012
Many people have found themselves wondering what truly qualifies as something exemplary. For some, this kind of quality is attributed to titles with deep themes and complex storytelling, and for others it may be something as subjective as what's "fun". What can be agreed by everybody though, is that no matter what the nature of a title is, when the inherent quality is up there it’s going to shine through in the story. It’s going to make the audience feel something of significance and it’s going to leave them awed and speechless when the credits roll.

And when the credits roll in the K-ON movie, you read more
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mister_deaf
Jul 20, 2012
Foreword:

“But, O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes!”
– Shakespeare, As You Like It

Dear Reader,

By the end of this humble review, the case may be that I will find myself skewered by countless pitchforks and torched at the stake by those who bear disdain towards K-ON! for forging what is igniting the burning passion in my heart for all to see. In spite of this inevitable dreary destiny, I shall boldly write on and write on I shall ‘till kingdom come for friend or foe to witness. So without further ado, before I enrage the angry mob read more
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freudchicken
Apr 6, 2012
I watched it while a tourist vacation in Japan last December. I've been a great fan of the series since it came out (thanks to the fansubbers), and my friends convinced me to go and watch it despite we didn't understand almost any japanese.

It was a great experience and a nice way to say goodbye to Kyoto. It's funny, heartwarming and matches perfectly with the final episodes of the series. Can't wait to watch it again. ^^
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ktulu007
Sep 17, 2014
It's been a while since I looked at the first series of Kyoto animation's K-on. The final verdict for the series was that it was really good. Having a great sense of humour and being fun to watch. Someday, I'll undoubtedly get around to reviewing the second series but, for the time being, let's look at the film that came out in December of 2011.

Story:

The film is set near the end of the second series. Graduation is rapidly approaching for Yui, Mio, Ritsu and Mugi. The four of them decide to take a graduation trip to London, taking Azusa with them even though read more
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