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Synonyms: Keion, K-ON! Season 1
Japanese: けいおん!
English: K-ON!
German: K-ON!
French: K-ON!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2009 to Jun 26, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:59 (JST)
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: 4-koma manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, MusicMusic, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.861 (scored by 575535575,535 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #144
Members: 1,053,940
Favorites: 24,169

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A fresh high school year always means much to come, and one of those things is joining a club. Being in a dilemma about which club to join, Yui Hirasawa stumbles upon and applies for the Light Music Club, which she misinterprets to be about playing simple instruments, such as castanets. Unable to play an instrument, she decides to visit to apologize and quit.

Meanwhile, the Light Music Club faces disbandment due to a lack of members. This causes the club members to offer anything, from food to slacking off during club time, in order to convince Yui to join. Despite their efforts, Yui insists on leaving due to her lack of musical experience. As a last resort, they play a piece for Yui, which sparks her fiery passion and finally convinces her to join the club.

From then onward, it is just plain messing around with bits and pieces of practice. The members of the Light Music Club are ready to make their time together a delightful one!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The series received a Best TV Animation Award at the 2010 Tokyo International Anime Fair.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sgroi, Victor
Assistant Producer
Yamada, Naoko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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)


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 ...
Oct 6, 2010
Mixed Feelings
I picked up "K-On!" envisioning it as some kind of healing, mundane slice of life in the same vein as "Aria the Animation", something nice and gentle that would help soothe my severe withdraw symptoms brought on by finishing "Hikaru no Go". Even though on the surface I mostly got what I was looking for (it is mundane, and it is a slice of life), the end product was a huge disappointment. It's a bit like one of those twisted fairy tales in which some greedy guy makes wishes to the devil or a genie or something. Even though his wishes are all granted, ...
Jan 4, 2010
This review is going to be broken down into the 5 parts that MAL focuses on with each section getting critiqued.

As you know by the description on the anime's page, K-on is suppose to be about Yui Hirasawa and joining of saving of her high school's light music club, with the problem being that Yui has never read music or knows how to play a guitar. Slowly a few of these problems get cleared up but the main bulk of the plot goes no where whatsoever. You can come in at any episode and still get what's going. The anime is heavy on the theme ...

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