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K-On! Movie

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
Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.391 (scored by 44219 users)
Ranked: #1562
Popularity: #387
Members: 75,388
Favorites: 514
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: K-On!
Parent story: 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
Lindley, Shelby
English
Lindley, Shelby
...
Nakano, Azusa
Nakano, Azusa
Main
Taketatsu, Ayana
Japanese
Taketatsu, Ayana
Cabanos, Christine Marie
English
Cabanos, Christine Marie
...

Staff

Yamada, Naoko
Director
Ishihara, Tatsuya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Utsumi, Hiroko
Episode Director, Key Animation
Tom-H@ck
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement



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Jul 20, 2012
mister_deaf
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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Jul 20, 2012
Veronin
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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Nov 24, 2013
AnnoKano
K-ON! was never a series with much direction but for many this wasn’t much of a problem. Thirty minutes of pleasant humour with a simple storyline to tie it together- a formula for success. However, when one attempts to stretch those thirty minutes of heaven into a two hour long movie, its weaknesses become apparent rather quickly. So the question is, will the K-ON! movie be able to overcome it?

On the face of it, it does seem like a possibility. The group are going to take a trip to London, creating ample opportunity for an adventurous storyline that will keep the audience interested throughout the read more
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Feb 17, 2013
NonOtaku
K-ON may be a controversial series, and some may think anything to do with K-ON is nothing but overrated. Subjectively, I love the series. The daily school lives of the light music club and the live gigs, are never tiring to watch. Throughout season one and two, the series had shown us a simple, fun, relaxing and heart-warming ambiance through and through. As soon as the movie’s subs was out, it doesn’t take long for me to pop up my video player, and enjoy another near two hours of cuteness and fluffiness.

The school year is drawing to a close at Sakuragaoka Girls' High School, and read more
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Recommendations

Both movies show off Kyoto Animation's full potential. Both movies also benefit from a generous run time, wonderful visuals and animation and of course that little bit of Kyoani magic that fans have come to love.
K-On! is made by the same director (Naoko Yamada), chief character designer (Yukiko Horiguchi), scenario (Reiko Yoshida), the same studio (Kyoto Animation), and depicts a similar story of high-school teenagers in a slice-of-life setting, exploring the same theme of friendship and maturing.

There are major differences, though. K-On! Movie was a great fan movie, whereas Tamako Love Story is a great individual film (and not just a spin-off from the TV series Tamako Market). Tamako Love Story involves a story of love, lost love, family, death, neighborhood community, and overcoming of hardship, besides friendship and maturing. While K-On! focuses on the bright sides of life, Tamako Love Story looks at life "from both sides now."

As of date (April 2014), I dare call Tamako Love Story the best film produced by Kyoto Animation; it's probably the best animated film ever of a teenage love story in a slice-of-life setting. Anyone who has liked K-On! Movie would like Tamako Love Story, vice versa. The two are masterpieces.
Both of these wonderfully animated series share a desire in wanting to create a school activity club. They have their own uniqueness and potential, in which is related to their passion for music. In some certain aspects, the main characters of Tari Tari sometimes reminds me of the main characters from K-ON! If you're not into stories that can cause your emotions to flip in angst and suspense; this meaningful, enjoyable, comedic story is definitely for you!
Very similar kind of aura and atmosphere to K-On, obviously Azumanga came first and is an absolute classic. Same type of characters and engaging episodes.

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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