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K-ON!! – 27 (Extra)

K ON!!   27   01 K ON!!   27   02 K ON!!   27   03
K ON!!   27   04 K ON!!   27   05 K ON!!   27   06
K ON!!   27   07 K ON!!   27   08 K ON!!   27   09
K ON!!   27   10 K ON!!   27   11 K ON!!   27   12
K ON!!   27   13 K ON!!   27   14 K ON!!   27   15
K ON!!   27   16 K ON!!   27   17 K ON!!   27   18
K ON!!   27   19 K ON!!   27   20 K ON!!   27   21
K ON!!   27   22 K ON!!   27   23 K ON!!   27   24
K ON!!   27   25 K ON!!   27   26 K ON!!   27   27
K ON!!   27   28 K ON!!   27   29 K ON!!   27   30
K ON!!   27   31 K ON!!   27   32 K ON!!   27   33
K ON!!   27   34 K ON!!   27   35 K ON!!   27   36

「番外編 計画!」 (Bangai-hen Keikaku!)
“Extra Chapter – Plans!”

Included with the ninth and final volume of the K-ON Blu-ray/DVD releases was a third bonus episode. Much like the two that aired during the televised broadcast, this latest one takes place prior to the girls’ graduate when they’re planning for an overseas trip. What that actually translates to is our lovable light music band being unable to agree on a destination and realizing they need to get passports first. The best part of it all? Yui busting out some hella bad English as practice in case they get lost. “Okay! No Nihon-go!”

It’s almost been a year since the second season of K-ON started airing, so hearing Toyosaki Aki, Hikasa Youko, Kotobuki Minako, Satou Satomi, and Taketatsu Ayana voice their respective roles had a distinctly different feel to it. All five of them have been cast in numerous other series since then, using a variety of voices for a wide range of roles, so it was kind of odd having those character associations coming back to K-ON. Youko in particular had me wondering if this is what Mio always sounded like, whereas Aki made me realize how much of a voice she was using to portray Yui. Then there’s Ayana, who may forever be perceived as the bratty Kirino. Where’s my Azu-nyan? With all those other roles coming to mind, the Sakura High girls felt a bit foreign to me on some level. *gasp*

Of course, I wasn’t opposed to the girls dressing “down” a bit with Mio tying her hair up in ponytail in a way that only she can pull off. The sight of it paired up with a loose off-the-shoulder lavender shirt on top of a white tank top had me imagining a swarm of Yui’s saying “Yes, please” in broken English all around. Ritsu had a similar look going for her, whereas Azusa’s red top with an exposed back showed just enough of her yellow one underneath. A little revealing for the young one if I do say so myself. Naturally, we can’t forget Yui and Mugi’s summer dresses, which combined with the rest made me realize how even Japanese high school girls can dress really feminine. Asian culture is a stark contrast to its western counterpart, where you rarely see girls in skirts. Sadly, it’s mainly jeans on this side of the world.

I got to hand it to slice-of-life series for making something as mundane as applying for a passport interesting to watch. Mio’s attempt to look more adult-like with her ponytail backfired, and retaking a photo somehow became an eventful thing on its own. Throwing Sawa-chan into the mix provided some comic relief as the unmarried teacher who’s never been overseas, whereas talk about how foreigners tend to perceive Asians to be a good ten or so years younger led to some amusing jesting between Yui and Azusa. I’m not sure what was funnier though, the squabbles about how they’d get mistaken as elementary school kids or the fact that it’s so true. Last but not least was Azusa saying that they’re “After School Tea Time” in English, which I thought sounded pretty cool coming from her, but Yui insisted that they’re “Houkago Tea Time” wherever they go. “HTT 4 Life” is what I’d like to conclude, but it’s “No Rice, No Life” according to her.

In a lot of ways, this bonus episode felt like the perfect setup towards the movie that will be released at the end of this year. The thought of “the adventures of HTT overseas” had crossed my mind, but in reality the movie will focus on a period of time back in Sakura High that hasn’t been shown yet. I guess we’ll have to leave the overseas stuff to the university years, which the recently announced continuation of the manga will be covering.

 

March 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm
73 comments »
  • March 16, 2011 at 3:13 pm0927123

    WAAAAAA! Can’t wait for the movie!!!

  • March 16, 2011 at 3:26 pmflc

    bing bong!

  • March 16, 2011 at 3:27 pmjingoi

    OH NO!!! If Mio or any of the girls get a boyfriend I’ll…….not care and wait for funi’s dub and read K-ON! h-doujins.

    • March 16, 2011 at 4:17 pmstarss

      BANDAI is doing the dub.

    • March 16, 2011 at 11:58 pmkeiOnDaisuki

      NO BOYFRIENDS PLEASE!!

      • March 20, 2011 at 5:01 amFirelord

        In a girls-only university? Unless they have Wholesome Cross-dressers there, good luck with that.

  • March 16, 2011 at 3:29 pmLexi

    Oh my god, another ova, Sweet!!!

  • March 16, 2011 at 3:43 pmWorldWizard

    Is the IRC Mibbit not working for anyone else here?

  • March 16, 2011 at 3:53 pmRei

    THE MOVIE SHOULD BE WHEN THEY GO OVERSEAS ;_;
    Enjoyed all the Mio-ness and Mugi is damn pretty :D missed Yui and Ritsu antics so much. After watching this, you realise how much you miss K-ON!
    Miotail 8Db

    • March 16, 2011 at 11:42 pmkeiOnDaisuki

      i want an overseas trip for them as well. it’s not like an impossibility that they’d take one while they’re still in HS eh??

      i’d stop thinking that the world’s coming to an end and just focus on waiting for the movie. LOL

  • March 16, 2011 at 4:02 pmstarss

    YES! MY LIFE IS COM-PL-EEEEETE!!!!!!

  • March 16, 2011 at 4:05 pm0927123

    Hope all your K-ON! sickness got cured by this dosage!

  • March 16, 2011 at 4:06 pmKarmafan

    I was so hoping the movie would have them playing at Budokan.

    • March 16, 2011 at 4:48 pmmegalith

      Seems like it won’t happen any time soon.

  • March 16, 2011 at 4:06 pmSecsuey

    I don’t understand what people see on K-ON…

    • March 16, 2011 at 8:29 pmkira-kun

      For me it’s mainly Mio in a maid uniform + her shyness + her scared reactions, Azuza with neko-mimi, Ritus’s antics, Mugi’s eyebrows, and Yui’s cute comedy. Oh, HTT songs too. And Sawa-chan’s wild side, Ui’s love-love caring for Yui, Nodoka’s maturity, and it doesn’t hurt that the VAs are hot/cute.

    • March 19, 2011 at 9:49 pmGhostalker

      If you ignore the moe factor overload of KyoAni (which they tend to overdo in this series, err make that most of their series), this series is a very good slice-of-life and comedy show and at times fairly heart warming too. That’s what I like about K-ON, it’s a series that guarantees you hours of fun viewing, of course I would best remember K-ON for their antics and ability to fit in drama in the right time Show Spoiler ▼

    • March 21, 2011 at 9:23 pmStranger

      Because not everybody has to go save the world and have epic battles that last three weeks.

  • March 16, 2011 at 4:23 pmmegalith

    This episode was very entertaining because of three reasons.

    1.) Mugi’s face
    2.) Macchu Picchu
    3.) Engrish

    But seriously though the macchu picchu part got me smiling just by hearing Azusa mess it up. The funny highlight for me again is Yui’s antics to break down some kick *ss engrish.
    Where… very.. delicious… cake shop?
    I immediately lost it there. The part really never gets old.

    “…I got to hand it to slice-of-life series for making something as mundane as applying for a passport interesting to watch.”

    It’s been working its wonders pretty well.

    On a side note, this ep was very nice and very promising as well. Somehow I get the feeling that the movie might involve something like this. I’ve been hoping for this idea ever since the season ended and everyone threw predictions and assumption for S3. For me I think this is a good addition to the series itself if it gets used. Though america huh..

    Now I’ve been thinking, someone told me that Yuu Asakawa(Norimi’s VA) is fluent in English. If that’s true then I can only assume and predict that she can be a guide for the girls. This could probably give her a bigger role than back then. I think it’s also gonna be a good chance for interaction between the new LMC and the old LMC in a more grande scale.

    Though something tells me this won’t happen anytime soon. But it’s hint for what’s to come. Can’t wait for the Movie!

    • March 18, 2011 at 1:50 pmhaitechan

      Lol, they went to Machu Picchu? I didn’t follow K-On! (yes, season 1) farther than episode 3 but I need to see this. As a peruvian, I find it amusing/fascinating the misconceptions about my country and the engrish part would make it more funny. Gonna find those subs!

      • March 21, 2011 at 9:26 pmStranger

        Haha. No, no- they didn’t actually go to Peru- Nodoka (girl with the glasses) was simply suggesting it, and Azusa (small girl with pigtails) kept mispronouncing it.

  • March 16, 2011 at 5:15 pminnerchihiro

    I want to watch this so badddddd. Must wait for subs T_T

    • March 22, 2011 at 4:32 pminnerchihiro

      Finally watched it. K-ON! always makes me smile. I loved seeing the girls in so many colorful outfits. And Mio in that picture box reminded me of Yui before she took her picture for school, the little preening is so cute. I hope we do see some stuff of them in America or something, it’s always interesting to see things like that. Can’t wait for the movie!

      • March 22, 2011 at 4:45 pminnerchihiro

        And April 9th/28th~! Can’t wait for the new mangas.

      • March 22, 2011 at 9:46 pmkeiOnDaisuki

        i agree with the outfit changes. XDD i think mugi’s dresses are my favorites. XDD

        and yeah, can’t wait for the mangas as well!!!

  • March 16, 2011 at 7:01 pmIthekro

    And the international nightmare gets a brief respite as Mio returns to use for 20 minutes.

  • March 16, 2011 at 7:55 pmIgotknowidea

    I so what to watch this now

  • March 16, 2011 at 8:15 pmkira-kun

    K-ON! RULZE! No Rice, No Life rolf!

  • March 16, 2011 at 8:51 pmcerby

    azusa = lolibait D:

  • March 16, 2011 at 9:16 pmLuis

    Unless we all attend to the premiere in japan, we all have to wait until the dvd/blu ray release.
    If we are lucky, it may be only 3 or 6 months more.
    Sometime around 2012. T_T

    Sorry to let you know.

    pd. But there is also the camrip possibility. o_O

  • March 16, 2011 at 10:27 pmkeiOnDaisuki

    YEEHAAAh!! it’s so nice to see the girls again!! XDD especially when i’m wearing my goggles. XDD

    haven’t seen the subs though. XD

  • March 16, 2011 at 11:07 pmShirt

    I’ve been watching K-ON!! for months now. It’s such a light-hearted series, you can just take your time with it and not feel like you’ve missed anything. Glad to see there’s another episode of the bunch’s antics. I’m still on liek, episode 14 or something. Haha

  • March 16, 2011 at 11:33 pmTofu

    DUDE!!! WHERE DID YOU GET THE EPISODE FROM!?!?! I CAN’T FIND IT ANYWHERE TO DOWNLOAD!!!! D: I want to watch it BAD!!!! T___T

    • March 17, 2011 at 1:40 amTofu

      Actually dw about it, I only just read the message regarding not asking for raws, subs, and PV’s :P Sorry~~ But wow! This is an awesome site and also an awesome post! You’ve made my K-ON refreshed in my mind Divine~ ^^

  • March 17, 2011 at 12:16 amIthekro

    One thing I’d like to know. What is Mugi doing with Azusa in picture 14?

    • March 17, 2011 at 12:36 amkeiOnDaisuki

      I dunno as well but i squee’d at it. LOL.

      but i heard it has something to do with demo-ing SELF-DEFENSE. LOL

      • March 17, 2011 at 12:54 amwot

        Show Spoiler ▼

      • March 17, 2011 at 2:53 amkeiOnDaisuki

        LOL. Show Spoiler ▼

    • March 17, 2011 at 3:17 amDivine

      Ui was worried about Yui going overseas so she bought her a self-defense book. They were practicing scenarios in the park and Mugi decided to play the part of the thief while she was at it. “Hand over your money~” Gotta love Mugi.

      • March 17, 2011 at 12:23 pmIthekro

        Thank you.
        I approve of this action Mugi. Carry on.

  • March 17, 2011 at 2:24 ammikumiku

    A trip abroad after graduation…
    What a rich high school students they are!

  • March 17, 2011 at 2:49 amkeiOnDaisuki

    uggh. i want mah subs.. DX

  • March 17, 2011 at 5:11 amznail

    The joke and reality that they risk getting mistaken for elementary school kids is rather funny and we got a reverse of that in Gosick with a tiny European girl.

  • March 17, 2011 at 8:23 am0tawin

    I am really looking forward to watch this hehe

  • March 17, 2011 at 8:28 amLQY

    Maybe they are going to Canada?

    • March 17, 2011 at 6:02 pminnerchihiro

      FINLAND!!

  • March 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm0927123

    http://randomc.net/image/K-ON/K-ON!!%20-%2027%20-%2022.jpg

    HNNNNGGGG………

  • March 17, 2011 at 10:05 pmMoondogg

    If ever they get a boyfriend…. I don’t CARE ANYMORE!!!
    Well, except Yui….

    • March 17, 2011 at 11:57 pmShirt

      I think Mio would be the first(?) to get one if they ever went there. I wonder if she gets love letters in secret~

      • March 18, 2011 at 2:05 amznail

        Mio got her own fan club and probably got some love letters, even if they are most likely innocent ones due to them going to an all girls school. I wonder if they plan to go to an all girls university as well?

      • March 18, 2011 at 9:40 amKinny Riddle

        It’s been mentioned that are all going to an all-girls university together, so at least another 3-4 years being single.

      • March 19, 2011 at 3:31 amkeiOnDaisuki

        w-what??!! mio’s not getting a boyfriend!! JUST NO!!! Show Spoiler ▼

        DX

        anyway, the one likely to get a boyfriend is either yui or ritsu (OMG! NO!! ricchan, please don’t break mio’s heart!! DX)

  • March 18, 2011 at 12:49 amfeliX

    http://randomc.net/image/K-ON/K-ON!!%20-%2027%20-%20Large%2007.jpg
    http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/461176

    Abbey Road? o.o

  • March 18, 2011 at 9:29 amKinny Riddle

    Ah! One more episode of K-ON! My life is complete! :D

    On the more down-to-earth side of life, I’m pleased to inform everyone that 4 out of the 5 HTT seiyuus have been confirmed as safe from last week’s quake. We’ve yet to hear from Sato Satomi (Ritsu), but hopefully she should be safe as well.

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-03-11/anime/manga/game-industry-members-check-in-after-quake

    Mio looks absolutely mesmerizing while she combs her hair with her hand while sitting down in the photo booth and trying to take a picture (and gets interrupted many times by Yui and Ritsu).

    This episode is “so K-ON”, in that the girls plan on doing something, but instead wasted the entire episode doing other things in preparation for that something instead. lol

    Not that I’m complaining. :)

    • March 18, 2011 at 9:50 ammegalith

      IIRC there was a site that listed people related to the anime industry which confirmed Sato Satomi was safe. Though I have no idea about the site’s reliability.

    • March 19, 2011 at 7:56 amHidari

      Yes, she is confirmed to be safe. Satou Satomi has updated her blog twice since 12th march ^^

  • March 18, 2011 at 8:13 pmMr…..

    Is this subbed yet???

  • March 19, 2011 at 10:13 amZaku Fan

    Finally caught the bonus episode. It brings back what made K-On so wonderful, that infectious light heartedness

  • March 19, 2011 at 6:48 pmFidelDesu

    the subbed one hasn’t come out yet huhu =”( coalguys had been missing ~

  • March 20, 2011 at 8:38 pmstarss

    anime44 has it subbed streaming, so someone did it. :)

  • March 21, 2011 at 5:27 amduh

    Great episode, it was funny throughout but the “no rice, no life” line actually had me laughing out loud.

    I’m actually looking forward to the movie now, this episode has whetted my appetite.

  • March 22, 2011 at 3:15 amkeiOnDaisuki

    woot!! i finally got to watch the subbed one!! XDD

    man, i LOL’d many times in here because of…

    –YUI!! doing a charade, pantomiming some random but funny things. LOL
    –OMG. the ingurish. XDD yui did so many!! LMAO.
    –for some reason i found it hilarious when ritsu said this line: “Those who believe can see it.” i dunno, maybe because with how satomi played it. XDD but then again, ricchan’s known to do/say random things as well. XDD

    Show Spoiler ▼

    i rate this as an EXCELLENT Episode!!! XDD
    K-ON!!!!!!! FTW!!

    p.S.
    sawa-chan’s hot in this episode. LOL.

    • March 22, 2011 at 4:42 pminnerchihiro

      Mio and Ritsu holding hands? :/ No memory of that.

      • March 22, 2011 at 9:35 pmkeiOnDaisuki

        there is. XDDD but it’s not like how i want to see it. XDD it’s just a self-defense demo. XDD

  • March 22, 2011 at 3:21 ammegalith

    COALGUYS SUBS OUT!

  • March 23, 2011 at 4:36 amFidelDesu

    yup! Coalguys subs out & thx to Divine for this eps review

  • April 1, 2011 at 8:11 amMickey

    For me. Ayana will ALWAYS be Azusa :D

  • April 2, 2011 at 2:50 pmReianz

    HTT can come to Canada! Lmao there was a pamphlet shot of Canada from 7:30-7:40.

  • April 5, 2011 at 2:18 amkeiOnDaisuki

    i miss k-on. DX well, atleast the manga’s coming out sooner. XDD

  • April 9, 2011 at 6:38 amMickey

    I’ve been watching “My Little Sister can’t be This Cute” lately, and though Ayana voiced Kirino, there’s just no trace of Azusa in her character.
    Seriously, I can’t hear Azusa in Kirino’s voice.
    And I’m glad I couldn’t,
    because I can still believe in the illusion of the character that is Azu-nyan :D

  • May 12, 2011 at 10:31 amLeo

    K-ON college year manga is out already, did you read?