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Synonyms: Keion
Japanese: けいおん!
English: K-On!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 57
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 9, 2007 to Sep 9, 2010
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: CGDCT CGDCT, Music Music, School School
Serialization: Manga Time Kirara
Authors: Kakifly (Story & Art)


Score: 7.761 (scored by 1693816,938 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14292
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #500
Members: 35,290
Favorites: 1,828


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Volume 1


The Light Music Club indulges in easy and simple activities, or that is what the carefree Yui Hirasawa first believes. When Yui goes to formally quit the club, she finds out that if she leaves, the club will not have enough members to continue its activities. This puts Yui in a sudden dilemma. However, its members—the mature Mio Akiyama, the playful Ritsu Tainaka, and the ladylike Tsumugi Kotobuki—decide to perform an instrumental piece to try and keep Yui. The song not only fills her up with excitement, it also leads her to decide to remain in the Light Music Club.

While the sounds of cheerful girls fill the clubroom of the Light Music Club, the members juggle both schoolwork and their love for music. They may play around once in a while, but that makes the high school life in K-On! even more exciting!

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K-On! was published in English by Yen Press from November 30, 2010, to December 13, 2011. The publisher later released the manga as a 4-in-1 omnibus volume. It was also published in Polish by Studio JG from April 24, 2015, to February 26, 2016; and in Brazilian Portuguese by NewPOP Editora from July 2011 to October 2012.



May 3, 2019
I enjoy K-On! a lot and it's been hard to find something to replace it with now that I've finished most of it.

Honestly between the manga and the anime, if I had to choose, I would pick the anime. You aren't going to miss out on anything if you decide to skip the manga in favor of the show, because the anime adds more depth to the characters and a ton of anime original content that can't be seen in the manga.

Who I do recommend this to is someone that has been through the K-On! series and wants to see more of their favorite characters ...
Nov 9, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Frankly K-On (and slice of life in general) is simply not a genre I'm interested in.

Yes the girls are cute, yeah their adventures are light hearted and adorable. But I can look up pictures of cute anime girls online for free. Why do I need to spend money on a four issue manga series to do that?

Frankly, there is absolutely nothing special about K-On. No interesting characters, no unique setting, nothing at all.

If I must say something nice I kinda enjoyed some of the musical knowledge that was displayed throughout, and some of the interactions did get a chuckle out of me and for what ...
Aug 23, 2020
Preliminary (21/57 eps)
I'm really disappointed .
As a huge fan of the anime , I came looking for More in the manga only to be let down .
I've watched the anime series at least 4 or 5 times and cannot help comparing .

Characters 3*
Shallowness is key , maybe it gets better . Yui and Ritsu are nearly indistinguishable . My fave Mio has nearly no expression . That fact alone is pretty much death for this manga to me .

Art 2*
(cover art doesn't count)
K-On has been described as "cut girls doing cute things" . Sadly , this is a big failure here . Marginally better than stick ...

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