K-ON! – 04
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Yui is finally practicing! It’s not going too well though… her fingering is a bit carpal. Actually, it’s so bad, my arthritis started to act up. Mio busts in with unstoppable conviction and declares that since summer vacation is coming up, they need to go on a training camp to prepare for the all-important school festival.
Ooooh school festival…. where the sell a lot of food…
Ritsu wants to do a maid cafe. Wait, really? Ritsu’s stock just shot up in my book, now putting her somewhere between Ayano Minegishi and AIG. Yui yaps about something, but I’m too busy thinking about Mio in a maid costume to care. Mugi shows up on cue to quell the tension and eventually offer her summer villa (of course her family owns one). Did you know they’ve been together for three months now? Three months?! How long did it take Haruhi, like thirty minutes?
But whatever, cuz it’s bikini time. They hop on the train, and spy on Mugi talking in her sleep. Aghhh cuteness overload.
Turns out the villa is huge. Mugi, being the stuck up ojousama that she is, makes a passing mention that it was supposed to be a larger one, but they only let her have the smallest one. Clearly the manga was done before the economic crisis, because feats of lavishness like this one were the first to go. Makes me wonder what her real house looks like – we’ll most likely find out after the onsen ep and the temple visit ep.
The house is pretty stacked, it comes with fresh fruit and crazy marble beef in the fridge. And a practice room! Turns out the reason Mio is so amped to practice was cuz she heard the tape of the previous K-ON club, and they’re much better… Mio hates to lose! It’s just kinda hard when there’s a private beach right outside…
Naturally, Mio’s boobs are amazing, or at the very least, she has boobs, which is more than one can say about Yui or Ritsu… plus she’s wearing that awesome two piece. Chidori’s suit in Fumoffu was probably better, but this is pretty hot too.
Oh, right, they’re supposed to practice. Well, after dinner. And after you have a whole day at the beach and eat a fatty dinner, one is definitely in the mood to practice. After sleeping…
Mio and Mugi do their best to convince the two slackers to practice, but it’s not happening. I should point out that Mio is just wearing some normal t-shirt, but it’s just hanging loosely off her shoulders and it looks really hot. Along the say we also get some preview of Mio in a maid outfit. Does our resident gif maker want a stab at this one?
Cue a montage of Yui going buckwild on her guitar with fireworks going on behind her. Apparently these girls are more concerned with the appearance of a cool band rather than actually playing music. Which isn’t far from the truth given the stuff that Avex is constantly cramming down the hungry mob’s throats.
And then Yui busts out with some actual guitar techniques… Sugeeeeeee
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We all knew the beach ep was coming, but to see it done well was quite nice. The mood of eps 3 and 4 seems to have changed slightly from what we saw in the first two, opting to be more pleasant and low-key rather than the craziness of before. I reckon it’s due to the character that the particular ep focuses on – while the first two seemed to be more on Yui, this week seemed to be more about Mugi and Mio.
It’s a little weird to me how much Mio pimping is going on – I mean, I appreciate it – but it’s like, what if Tsuruya-san got way more screen time? Would she still be so popular, or does by showing her so much take away from what we can imagine her to be? Maybe it’s more like what To aru Majutsu no Index, where Index couldn’t even get screen time in a show named after her. Sorry Yui, you’re great, but Mio is just in a different league.
Yui’s sudden ascention into music genius was slightly odd too, as I expected more of a gradual transition – but then again, superpowers gained in anime are rarely a result of hard work, but rather a effort-inspired passion-filled blaze of luck. Which is probably why this one was weird – Yui just kinda started owning, after sucking for the whole time. Oh well, I’ll probably forget about it by the next ep when she is playing Malmstein.
Some more details about my current circumstances: I dropped Haruhi-chan and Nyoron, and will probably be at least a day late on this show from now on because I literally have no free time any more – my new job has me at work six days a week from about 8 in the morning to 9 at night. I’m still blogging K-ON! because it’s a full-length show that’s too awesome to not talk about, and I’m typing right now between water breaks, “I’m prepping for my next session”, and whenever I have time for lunch. So to everybody – I’m sorry, but paying the bills always takes prescedent. I enjoy my job very much, but it’s forced me to cut back on many things, such as blogging. I’ll still try to post K-ON! as soon as possible, but apologies if it’s late!