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W-wait, first live already? Oh man, these huge time gaps between episodes getting me more confused than time warps and alternate realities in Star Trek. Speaking of Star Trek, I saw it on Friday and it was pretty sweet. Those that would be quick to point out that my two hours spent in the theater would have been better spent writing up this post would do well to realize that since cell phones aren’t allowed in theaters, laptops with ultra bright LED panels probably wouldn’t be as well.
So the school festival is
finally already here – and all the girls are busy with their duties to their class, except for Mio, who is either a pro at sneaking out, or her class isn’t doing anything. The former seems less likely considering her good-girl image, but one would have to wonder what Mio’s class is actually doing that would not require her presence or attention. Perhaps they’re putting on a pro-wrestling show and she was the one on call to treat any actual injuries that may result. At any rate, Mio tries to round up the other three to get some last minute practice in before their big event later in the day.
No such luck. Yui is serving some poorly made yakisoba with all the water you can drink, Ritsu is undercutting Zange-chan, and Mugi is… well, playing dead. Eventually Mio’s dedication gets everyone to show up at the clubroom, but then sensei shows up with some homemade cosplay outfits, much to my delight. Well, they don’t really get much practice in, instead opting to spend that time allowing Ritsu to prance around talking stupid. There’s some moments in this show that make me cringe.
Skip ahead and they’re on stage – after a little shiver session from Mio they start playing, as the video cuts to some pseudo-music video of the girls in the wild west wearing go-go spacegirl type outfits and being chased by big men with helicopters. Yui almost flips them off, much to my eager anticipation and eventual aww disappointment.
A rousing applause concludes their performance, followed by Mio tripping over the amp cable and exposing her white and periwinkle colored pantsu to the world. Just when her childhood trauma was about to be put behind her, her behind brought forth her new adolescent trauma, as I eagerly await the widescreen version.
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That was quick. Maybe they really will make it to Budokan by the end of the show.
Couple things stood out in this episode:
– Yui’s voice, or lack thereof – pretty hilarious, and big props to her voice actress for not only being able to talk in that half hoarse still moe voice the whole episode, but being able to sing it as well. Makes me wonder why can’t Mugi or Ritsu take the job of backup vocals.
– I should point out that one of my favorite songs now is the B-track on K-ON!’s ED single, called ‘Sweet Bitter Beauty Song’. The lead singer is Mio’s seiyuu, and I think it’s much better than the ED itself, which is also sung by Mio. She’s got quite an appealing voice and hits her notes very well, and shes got that extra bit of attitude in her voice that doesn’t come through in the actual show yet – maybe it’s something she picks up by the end of the show when they do another one of these performances.
– Which brings me back to an earlier question: what’s left in the show? They’ve done their big live performance, now all that’s left is for them to transcend into a closed space and start kissing each other to get rid of the big monsters?
– There was something extremely appealing about Yui in that school swimsuit. I can’t quite put my finger on it, which is a damn shame, because I bet she feels real puni puni all over.
– The music video was pretty cool in that it had that western grungy saturated filter feel to it, and at the same time the girls were outfitted in some space-age garb with cosmic hair that looked like it came out of Code Geass. It was odd, however, that not much of the actual performance was shown. Perhaps they are saving it for some super-animated scene at the end?
– What’s up with bands with two lead singers? In BECK that Chiba guy was the lead until the pussy guy showed up (his name Yuki?), but even then Chiba still had his songs. Seems like that’s what will happen with the K-ON! band. Which brings up another point – what is their band name? K-ON can’t be it, that’s just an abbreviation of the club name. Any guesses?
– The “rice bowl” was probably the classiest thing they could have done, and fit very well with the spirit of the show. Very impressive, though I must say, that is quite an odd pattern for a rice bowl. Business opportunity: slap a Mio logo to the bottom of a bowl like that and sell them for 2000 yen each.
– Where can I sign up to join Mio’s fan club?
edit: uhh dunno how i forgot enoz had a bass player. late night lol