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Jun 2, 2009 12:47 AM

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Um *scratches head* it might just be me, but I really don't think Azu-nyan is the same character trope as Mio. If you were overwhelmed with going to a new school, and then joining a club where three of the four members pounced on you immediately, wouldn't you be a little shy too?

I think she's going to take the role of the 'neutral' character in time, by the end of next episode if not earlier. Yea, she's cute, but she's also new so they had to dote on her a little. Hopefully it'll have leveled out some.

I find it amusing that according to the opening, she's the second guitar while she's a better player than Yui. Also, Yui was doing a lot more with the fingering, Azu-nyan wasn't doing all that much from what I saw. Maybe Yui'll have learned some of the tricks to play as well sooner or later.

(take the last para with a grain of salt, the only musical instruments I've ever been interested in playing are the vocal chords and simple percussions, so I might just be watching for the wrong things.)


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Jun 2, 2009 1:36 AM

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Moe Moe Kyuuuuun! another good episode with Nekomimi and everything, hope it continues to deliver!

 
Jun 2, 2009 2:22 AM

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AZU-NYA~


She's really great character with awesome personality.
 
Jun 2, 2009 2:43 AM
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nyamo said:
cute, so does this mean that the club is going to get more serious from now on?


Clearly not.
 
Jun 2, 2009 8:19 AM
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I like Azusa, but the constant doting on her got really old really, really quickly. The half-ass way they put her into the opening was pretty stupid as well, considering all the animated scenes of her that don't feature her.

Frankly, I'm not sure WHAT this series wants to do anymore. Weren't these girls starting a band or something? When did eating cake and doting on underage girls with fake cat ears and then giving them stupid-ass nicknames become more important?

Also, Sawako sucks now. She was an okay character in the early episodes but now has turned into little more than fetish fuel that, if she were a man, would make her a ephebophile. But since she's a woman, it makes it "cute". Yeah...whatever.

In short, I think the series has jumped the shark, and it will take Kyoto Animation a LOT of effort to return the series to its enjoyable glory in its first few episodes.
 
Jun 2, 2009 11:52 AM

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I like Azusa, but the constant doting on her got really old really, really quickly. The half-ass way they put her into the opening was pretty stupid as well, considering all the animated scenes of her that don't feature her.

Frankly, I'm not sure WHAT this series wants to do anymore. Weren't these girls starting a band or something? When did eating cake and doting on underage girls with fake cat ears and then giving them stupid-ass nicknames become more important?

Also, Sawako sucks now. She was an okay character in the early episodes but now has turned into little more than fetish fuel that, if she were a man, would make her a ephebophile. But since she's a woman, it makes it "cute". Yeah...whatever.

In short, I think the series has jumped the shark, and it will take Kyoto Animation a LOT of effort to return the series to its enjoyable glory in its first few episodes.


If it indeed bombs, I don't really think you could credit that to KyoAni, but more to the manga's creator, as pretty much everything you see, have seen or will see (Mio cowering over every little 'scary' thing, Sawako's erratic behavior, Azusa being the target of the girls' affection, etc.) is taken straight from the manga.
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Jun 2, 2009 1:51 PM

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LolitaDecay said:
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AZU-NYA~
This. 100 times.


agree...

NEKOMIMI HAKKEN! Need NEKOMIMI BURUUMAA~
this series is so moe moe kyun~ -_-

saka said:
I think this says it all:


Amen...thank you so much
 
Jun 2, 2009 1:54 PM

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That's what I thought too when Mio tried on the cat ears.


Hahahah! Same! Didnt expect somebody else to think same thing xD
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Jun 2, 2009 2:02 PM

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I'm so glad that they have a new member! It was about time they brought in a new element.
So far i like the anime very much, though i'd like to see 'em make some progress as a band.
 
Jun 2, 2009 2:44 PM
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If it indeed bombs, I don't really think you could credit that to KyoAni, but more to the manga's creator,

No. The studio producing a series is responsible for making it good. This includes leaving out or changing parts of the original work that aren't up to par.

Otherwise they are just pandering to fans of the manga, without adding any value beyond colouring the images.

I don't think KyoAni fell to that level quite yet ;)
 
Jun 3, 2009 10:21 AM
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In my opinion, this anime has the potential to be dropped or at least given a rating of 6. I REALLY hate the direction this anime is going, focusing less on music and when they do focus on it, it's about 1 minute of the entire episode, if that. Also Sawako pisses me off, as does Yui.



...How...have you stayed with this series for 9 episodes? Do you NOT know what the source material is? -_-;

Oh well.


No. I don't.
 
Jun 3, 2009 10:43 AM

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I doubt even 50% of the watchers know the source material; it's pretty much been like that forever. Why would K-On! be different, especially for the low amount of hits the manga had until the anime started, meaning most watchers started watching it to give it a try (some being interested with the music department, others because it's by KyoAni), or because of the ridiculously high amount of publicity it had right when the first episode finished; not because of the manga.

That's the case with me, and everyone that I know that's watching the series (or dropped it after 6 episodes in 1 case).
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Jun 3, 2009 10:56 AM

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Wile said:
AO968 said:
If it indeed bombs, I don't really think you could credit that to KyoAni, but more to the manga's creator,

No. The studio producing a series is responsible for making it good. This includes leaving out or changing parts of the original work that aren't up to par.


They'd have to leave out quite a lot then, as this is basically what the manga has been showing as well.

Otherwise they are just pandering to fans of the manga, without adding any value beyond colouring the images.


Maybe, but deviating too much is also bad in many cases as then it will start to effect the storyline, especially when a story is as straight-forward as this one.

In this case, the parts you referred to are kinda essential for the story. Maybe they don't seem to add much at first, but you only see part of the story so far. Wait till the whole series has been shown, then come back and tell me whether or not you still think the show has "jumped the shark". Judging prematurely might make you want to rethink your initial criticism in the long run.
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Jun 3, 2009 2:40 PM

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New member



Still..

Yui is the best team member, moe moe kyun!
 
Jun 3, 2009 3:27 PM
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AO968 said:
the parts you referred to are kinda essential for the story.


Huh? I didn't refer to anything, just commented on "anime is determined by manga" in general ^^
 
Jun 4, 2009 7:46 AM

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...First Mio, now Azusa? Do we really need another one? fsdlgmfldgmfdgk

Azusa's annoying as Hell, but I'm not gonna drop this 9 episodes in. It's occasionally entertaining. And the few parts that have music are awesome.
 
Jun 4, 2009 12:04 PM

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I guess Azusa was cute.

But I definitely still prefer Mio 100x over her.
 
Jun 4, 2009 8:41 PM

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People always prefer the original after all, do they not? I do find the similarities with Mio quite unusual, but that's just my problem.
 
Jun 5, 2009 10:36 PM

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new club member means new changes, like cat ears!!!! moe, moe, and more moe! unfortunately it seems she can't understand how they do things and almost leaves, and noticed she only criticized 1/2 the band
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Jun 7, 2009 5:41 AM
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ridiculously cute
 
Jun 7, 2009 4:20 PM

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After rewatching a second time, I can safely say that the 'moe-ness' of this show has just increased tenfold. Azusa with cat ears is seriously cute. =3
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Jun 9, 2009 11:37 PM

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I don't like Azusa, she's boring and isn't moe with nekomimi.


 
Jun 11, 2009 2:43 PM

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azunyan~ moe moe kyun. lol
 
Jun 18, 2009 5:16 PM

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The interaction between Azusa and Yui is awesome, I love their chemistry!
 
Jun 21, 2009 2:38 AM

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They added Azusa nicely to the OP, why not to the ED?

and please stop that nekomimi ~~
 
Jun 24, 2009 1:12 AM

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HoaRy said:
They added Azusa nicely to the OP, why not to the ED?


Yeah thats not so good
 
Jul 4, 2009 5:44 AM

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Nekomimi is good, but Azusa is too focused on performing - I hope I'll like her more as the series goes on ^.^
Also... Mio is a bit lonely now, isn't she? :(
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Jul 12, 2009 4:02 PM

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The real answer to Azunyan's question is "They are good because of the moe!"
 
Jul 16, 2009 11:29 PM

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YES cat ears on Mio... was hoping for that since the neko mimi were shown.
 
Jul 27, 2009 4:45 AM

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I really liked this. I love Azusas reactions to things and the way Yui acts when she plays guitar better than her.

 
Aug 7, 2009 6:13 PM
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Moe, moe, kyun~
 
Sep 6, 2009 10:14 AM

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moe, moe, kyun...

Azu-nya is so kawaiiii.....
 
Oct 14, 2009 10:40 AM

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MOE MOE MOE :love:
 
Nov 16, 2009 11:42 AM

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Asuzu ish good but Mio-chan is the best!!
 
Nov 24, 2009 9:00 AM
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Yay! New character \o/

And poor Mio, she thought that she was substituted by Azunyan XD
 
Nov 24, 2009 9:04 AM

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Bakayaro said:
AZU-NYA~
This. 100 times.
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She was so moe nya~
agreed 100%
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Dec 3, 2009 8:14 AM

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This is the first K-On! episode I really enjoyed.

Pretty funny, and Mugi looks gorgeus in neko ears

 
Dec 13, 2009 1:26 AM

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Azu-nya is so win :3
 
Dec 14, 2009 10:04 AM

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I actually like Ritsu more..tough Asuzu is cute.
Can't wait for a new performance,because the song they played in this ep
was really good..
K-ON♥



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Dec 19, 2009 12:49 PM

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Azusa is like a second Mio, I like them both (:
 
Jan 10, 2010 2:19 PM

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Oh my gawd, best episode as of yet. Loved everything that they did in this episode. I was laughing the whole time. Azusa is such a good and cute character.

Plus, that was really touching in the end when Azusa came back to the club. Mio was right. Even though they slack off most of the times, they're having fun, and that's what's making their musics good when they play together.

AAAAAAHHH AZUSA! NYAAAA~
 
Jan 13, 2010 7:28 PM

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Poor Azu-Nyan, they're corrupting her.

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Feb 7, 2010 4:58 PM

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Aw, Azusa is so cute. The fact that she reminds me so much of Mio still bothers me though D:
 
Mar 18, 2010 1:33 PM

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Wow. Azusa is seriously a lot like Mio, as has been said already. XD Poor Yui, too - Azusa's way better and is Yui's kouhai... Well age doesn't have anything to do with it anyway - experience does - at least I think so...
 
Apr 2, 2010 10:48 PM

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De-JaY said:


Cake-on
Cake-off
Cake-on
Cake-off

this.

Azu-nyan gives small girls like me moe to strive for *rummages for neko mimi*
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Apr 7, 2010 7:52 PM

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It looks like Azu-nyan was kinda just "edited" in to the op other than her one frame lolz
 
May 18, 2010 10:10 PM

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If I were someone of the bunch I would just say... Moe moe Kyuun~! But since I'm not that kind of person lemme say... KYAAAA!? XD Nah.... Just Nya! XD Wow... Never expected this one... I mean the chapter was, plotwise, excellent since the new member had a hard time deciding to whether really joining or leaving the band since she saw they slack off a bit too much XD

Can't blame her since it's the K-ON! Club not the Eat the Sweets Club XD... but honestly I miss the big display of sweets! I miss the great looking cakes... and the sweets... But we still see nice teacups and dishes XD And never saw it before but they even have a sink and a mirror there! Maybe a bathroom XD But hey she has to understand that that's actually why the club is great... or well the band

In the end it's all about the Chemistry the girls have... and how you can easily promote a Good Chemistry? Well one way is having great times like they do! Supporting each other everyday and every time they need and that's what Mio actually meant... I hope Azu-nyan understands it and enjoys it as well :P

So the list remains the same... tho there were nice moments, like obviously the nekmimi moments for every girl less Yui... She looked plain... thou Ritsu looked funny... but definitely Azusa is pure win! XD The Cake-on/off part was awesome as well! And the costumes XD... but I still dislike Sawako a lot XD... and Azusa's and Mio's dramas... I do understand them... in the end they're not used to that... But they'll be okay!

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Jul 19, 2010 8:29 AM

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long live K-On! the first anime to ever combine music, cat ears, cake, and still entertain us to no end. :3
 
Aug 8, 2010 4:10 PM

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This show has a potential to be a 10 now, if Mio would go fucking die.


whoa whoa....you say what? O.o

ok the new girl's kinda cute but Mio's still the best by far :D
and i'm not sure i like her very much lol

5/5
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Aug 13, 2010 4:11 PM

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Lol at the teacher's spaz attack. That was f'ing hilarious.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Mio already teach Yui vibrato.. when she wanted to make the "kyon" sound?
 
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