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Manga 'K-ON!' To End Next Month

by dtshyk
May 8, 2012 3:46 AM | 64 Comments
According to Manga Time Kirara magazine, manga "K-ON!" was announced to end next month. There have been two parallel serializations of K-ON!: the college arc on Kirara and the high school arc on Kirara Carat. It's unclear if the high school arc will be concluded as well.

Source: Scan of Manga Time Kirara

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They ever plan on animating the college arc?

I think fans know more of the anime than the manga, I could definitely use another arc since I've been waiting for the movie BD's to come out for subs

May 27, 2012 12:08 PM by Tzu

jmal said:
Veronin said:
Welp, so much for a potential third season. Excuse me while I go cry in a corner.

A third season could still be done so easily. KyoAni needs no more than the vaguest outlines of a story to then flesh out. It's not like they didn't already have to do so for the first two seasons. If a third season isn't made, it won't have anything to do with lack of source material.

I suppose that's true, but even the second season still generally followed the same events that happened in the manga, albeit being much more detailed and interesting. Considering that the new manga only covers a short six-month period (I would guess September since Azusa and co. are still in their summer uniforms), there isn't a ton of content for KyoAni to cover. I suppose they could take it slow but I don't think there will be much of an ending since this is all pretty abrupt and sudden.

It would also have been nice to see Azusa join the rest in university even for a little bit, but I guess that won't be happening anymore. Oh well...

May 26, 2012 7:21 PM by Veronin

antibiotictab said:
I welcome the new season, but hope no copyright trouble occurs between Kakifly and KyoAni. Such kind of problem sometimes ruins the masterpieces, like Space Battleship Yamato and Candy Candy.

Unless Kakifly is certifiably insane, I don't expect this to be an issue. As long as he continues to get a cut of any sales, the K-ON! anime has to be the best thing that's ever happened to him, financially.

May 26, 2012 6:10 PM by jmal

jmal said:
Veronin said:
Welp, so much for a potential third season. Excuse me while I go cry in a corner.

A third season could still be done so easily. KyoAni needs no more than the vaguest outlines of a story to then flesh out. It's not like they didn't already have to do so for the first two seasons. If a third season isn't made, it won't have anything to do with lack of source material.


I also think the third season can be made. After the second season, K-on! changed from Kakifly's into KyoAni's. In the movie, the story is the Anime-original one. And some Anme-original important characters appear.

Himeko, Ichigo, Fuuko, Haruko, Nobuyo and the other classmates never appear in the original Manga story. And so does Satoshi. K-on! is now KyoAni's.
I welcome the new season, but hope no copyright trouble occurs between Kakifly and KyoAni. Such kind of problem sometimes ruins the masterpieces, like Space Battleship Yamato and Candy Candy.

May 26, 2012 5:48 PM by antibiotictab

Veronin said:
Welp, so much for a potential third season. Excuse me while I go cry in a corner.

A third season could still be done so easily. KyoAni needs no more than the vaguest outlines of a story to then flesh out. It's not like they didn't already have to do so for the first two seasons. If a third season isn't made, it won't have anything to do with lack of source material.

May 26, 2012 2:19 PM by jmal

Season 3 - Anime Original Ending? Would that be better?

May 26, 2012 9:54 AM by Gatchum_Bye-Bye

Welp, so much for a potential third season. Excuse me while I go cry in a corner.

May 26, 2012 8:58 AM by Veronin

I'm a bit surprised that it is ending so abruptly, but hey, it should've ended before college already. Hope it gets a good ending though, otherwise this whole affair will just come off as messy.

May 26, 2012 7:29 AM by Marow

razisgosu said:
Hopefully he continues Azusa's arc into the college arc. I personally am hoping for closure of the series by HTT performing at Budokan as has been the goal the entire time.


Azusa's arc also ends. The source is the scan of Manga Time Kirara Carat.


Kakifly's K-on! is never made any longer.
So this is the end.

May 26, 2012 7:07 AM by antibiotictab

He should just quit the college manga and continue the high school manga with Azusa. And when they graduate, he should just add some new cast and repeat the high school part every time.

May 13, 2012 1:49 AM by ZetaZaku

Hope this is a sign for a third season anime... even though the new manga has been pretty weak, would be nice to have a last dose of K-On.

May 13, 2012 1:36 AM by Kefkiroth

oh well maybe i should start reading it

May 9, 2012 7:56 AM by Mr_Gutts

They actually go to college? Huh I thought they would just form some band and go off trying to become famous or some shit.

May 8, 2012 10:48 PM by MelbShaw

sbyrstall said:
Heck, even a chance of meeting guys


What blasphemy is this? There will be no guys in my cake and tea time manga.

May 8, 2012 9:11 PM by mitch3315

windy said:
lol... How is manga ending a bad thing? Everything has to end sometime. The only time it's bad is if it's good but got canceled. What's truly irritating is manga that continue publishing past their expiration date.

Well, I never said it was a bad thing.

It's just amazing to have so many big titles all end one after the other.

And YES, I agree that it's very irritating to see never ending manga.

tembikai said:
now, at least some plot progress

K-ON! is a slice of life, there NEVER was a plot and there never will be a plot.

And quite frankly I came to love K-ON! because of it's laid back and fun way of storytelling.

There was never the pressure of making some overly complicated plot that eventually goes nowhere....*coughNEGIMAcough*

May 8, 2012 8:32 PM by ichig0fan

now, at least some plot progress

May 8, 2012 7:28 PM by tembikai

It was going to be difficult to pull out new material at the rate the (High School arc) story was going since Azusa was in her final year of high-school and let's face it, once she graduated the story is dead in the water.

I don't even know how the college storyline managed to continue running.

It was only a matter of time.

That being said, I hope they'll eventually animate the rest of the manga material.

May 8, 2012 7:09 PM by cjkira99

sbyrstall said:
Heck, even a chance of meeting guys.

Let's not go there.

May 8, 2012 6:50 PM by jmal

AO968 said:
Heaven forbid people liking the K-ON! franchise.

Thank you. Those who are hating on K-ON! must be the same ones that think Code Geass was written by Shakespeare. *facepalm*
To those who don't like this very popular series, fine. Go about your tiny lifes hating on it.

Anyway, I assume Kakifly stops because it's too much to do two at a time. After all, he'd be working pretty much non-stop on the two mangas and I can easily see that getting very tedious eventually, not to mention stressful.

What I do hope is that this doesn't mean he'll repeat thew high school nits over and over again with newer characters. I think a lot of ans wouldn't forgive him for discarding the old characters they've grown used to and love. Let Azusa and co graduate, and either finish the story there, or continue with all of them in college. As much as Sumire and Nao have become interesting characters, I don't really care if we'll never hear from them again. I always saw them as replacements for the older cast, never really as full-fledged solo characters.

I don't think Kakifly did either series justice. Like you said, he was split between the two. If one was given his full attention (like the college series) I think it would have been better. Plus being in college he had a whole blank palette to work from. IMO he just scratched the surface of what the girls could have done. We barely knew about their classes, with being in the club we could have seen them do more performances and even some live shows. Heck, even a chance of meeting guys. I highly doubt all-female colleges are as sterile as they make it out to be.

May 8, 2012 6:33 PM by Dodecahedron-O24

Season 3 plz
Need more ear cancer to play on infinite loop

ichigo03 said:
R.I.P Manga in 2012
lol... How is manga ending a bad thing? Everything has to end sometime. The only time it's bad is if it's good but got canceled. What's truly irritating is manga that continue publishing past their expiration date.

May 8, 2012 6:22 PM by windy

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