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K-ON! – 13 (END)

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It’s cold as shit on a particular day in winter, and what a great time to jump back into the lives of these very moody and temperature-dependent K-ON girls. Well, I’m pretty temperature-dependent too – if it’s cold, I stay inside and put on a sweater while I have instant noodles while watching anime; if it’s warm, I stay inside and put on a sleeveless while I have a cold MGD while watching anime. I dread the day I have to figure out what to do when it’s not too cold nor too hot.

At any rate, none of them feel like doing anything, with the exception of Yui, who suggests they all get together and have hot pot. Which is actually a damn good idea, because hot pot tastes good, warms you up, is highly social, and follows the moe canon quite well cuz you can throw whatever cute shit into it, as demonstrated by that slow senpai in Da Capo, and allows for some interesting Kung Fu Panda chopstick battles as they never seem to buy enough meat. Protip: buy like 10 trays of meat. Preferably the thin-slice type with a ton of fat on it. Lamb, beef, pork, and get some chunks of chicken. It’ll cost like 80 bucks, but fkin A that shit tastes good. To save on the grocery price, host the event at your apartment and tell other people what to buy. *strikes captain morgan pose*

So anyways, this episode is about… well, nothing. Or rather, what they aren’t doing. In a sense this was probably the most realistic episode of the entire series, because it honed in on each of the girls’ personal time, and it was boring as shit. I’m not going to claim to speak for the rest of you, but compared to starting my own rock band in high school, making fire and lightning come out of my mahjong tiles, and transmuting my arm in a split second to slice an incoming projectile, my life is boring as shit too. But that’s just me.

Some more details regarding their boring as shit days: Ritsu gets a cryptic love letter in the mail, which gets her in that introverted Kagami mood where she’s thinking about her appearance, who it could be, etc. She later finds out that Mio wrote it as lyrics to a new song. Mio goes to the ocean to find inspiration for some new song, which is like some cool and otona-poi thing to do I suppose. Azu-nyan has to babysit her ugly friend’s cat, but she freaks out when the cat coughs up a hairball. Mugi goes and gets a job at Wacdonalds, which she messes up bigtime by… spilling a drink. OHNOES! And Yui goes grocery shopping with Ui.

And that’s a wrap.


Replacing K-ON!’s broadcast time: Taishou Yakyuu Musume.


I’ve been pretty damn sick the past few days so my cynicism level is at an all time high, so suffice to say I thought this episode was an epic waste of time, as evidenced by the lack of screenshots. It almost seems like one of those DVD-only “deleted scenes” episodes made up of parts that were cut out because they were an epic waste of time, but because they needed something to fulfill their contractual agreement of 13 eps, they released it anyways.

In other news, Michael Jackson died today. That sucks. I don’t even care about all that stuff with the kids, mainly because to some extent, the collective anime and manga world is guilty of what Jacko has been accused of. Anyways, the dude put out some of the best music ever, and to this day I have not seen a dancer who could move with the swagger and precision of the King himself.

And in other news, Farrah Fawcett died today too. That sucks, but we saw it coming – she had been fighting a losing battle with cancer, and did a lot to boost awareness in her final years.

And finally, K-ON ended today. That, however, doesn’t suck – I’m almost cheering at this point, cuz after the massive euphoria that was the first couple eps, it’s just been a downhill tumble into the depths of moe abuse, plot repetition, lack of variety, uninspired narrative… the list goes on. The one bright spot remained the music, which unfortunately wasn’t given as much attention as it should have gotten. I’ll leave it to the fans of the show to defend it in the comments, so do what you will.

Looking ahead: Some people asked (actually I think it was only one) what show I’ll be picking up for summer season – there’s a few 4-koma series but they all look like huge yawners, and while my initial thought was to pick up the moe baseball show that’s replacing K-ON, that little preview at the end of this episode totally turned me off to it. Luckily, it seems like Saki is getting 26 episodes as opposed to the 13 that was initially reported, so starting this Sunday, I’ll be blogging Saki. Do understand that I know nothing about mahjong, so it will probably sound something like “Saki lays down tile with seven dots with great vengeance and furious anger as her slack-jawed opponents look on helplessly. Riichi! Kong! Rinshian tsumo dora dora! 2000/4000 desu! Pan out, the crowd goes wild! KugiRie takes another bite of her taco!” If you would like to express your displeasure at my choosing to blog a show that I enjoy very much, I’d like to offer you some of my cockmeat tacos. If you would like to help me better understand what’s going on in the mahjong side of things in the comments section of each post, I welcome your help and would greatly appreciate it.

June 26, 2009 at 12:16 am
  • June 26, 2009 at 12:24 amTonameki

    Ow nice is also thought K-on was a huge disappointment………
    And really Saki Rules….

  • June 26, 2009 at 12:25 amAnimeniac

    wow jaalin i bet, later on you will be playing mahjong with your grandma… either way its sad that k-on! has ended… i hope there would be a second season depicting the group’s way to the TRUE BUDOKAN CONCERT… mio banging all the way!

  • June 26, 2009 at 12:27 amKaris

    Well, that’s news for me. RIP MJ.

    I’m gonna enjoy this series all over again, now i finally learned how to deal with MKV files.

  • June 26, 2009 at 12:42 amKevin

    There’s still the rest of the widescreen episodes to look forward to (2 or 3 episodes left I think?), so a rewatch this summer might indeed be worth it.

  • June 26, 2009 at 12:44 amPeanutbutter003

    Saki! Alright! Great choice. The taishou match will be the most epic and dramatic mahjong game in anime (maybe not). Hope to see some good blogging then.

    And r.i.p, mj.

  • June 26, 2009 at 12:44 ampuyomon

    I say the most important aspect out of this series is that this is also the first series KyoAni where I can make SO MANY yuri slash pairings; not even Lucky Star comes close with it.

    So I say the series is a success with that aspect.

  • June 26, 2009 at 12:46 amThose3Words

    Now that MJ and George Bush are out of the picture, who is the internet going to make fun of with all the flash games?

  • June 26, 2009 at 12:59 amshuffleair

    Saki has been the biggest surprise of the Spring Season. Gonzo has really done a nice job at directing and animating the show this time around.

  • June 26, 2009 at 1:06 amGeneral Tso

    Nice, Saki has definitely been surprisingly enjoyable even though I know nothing about Mahjong.

    Also, cockmeat tacos, lol.

  • June 26, 2009 at 1:12 amFender Azunyang

    Well, I’m sorry to say that your blog has become total waste of time as of late, for the readers and for yourself too.

  • June 26, 2009 at 1:22 amFender Azunyang

    Oh, and good luck blogging Saki. I personally don’t like cheap show like that, but being as bad as General Motors financially, Gonzo needs money so bad. It’s understandable to go cheap moe show ruite to make easy money. They do need you guys’ support, so gor for it and good luck.

  • June 26, 2009 at 1:24 amEd

    K-on is not boring but it definitely lack major turning point or climax.

    As to Saki. Just find some of your chinese friends (all chinese especially Hongers play MJ)
    and have a few games of MJ. Its really easy game to learn. If you can play BIG2 then MJ should be a piece of cake. However, their japanese rules and special stuff doesn’t exist in chinese MJ.

    Anyhow, go play MJ with friends, have fun, and forget about K-ON crap (nobody will remember what it is a few months later anyways)

  • June 26, 2009 at 1:24 amKizami

    damn,its over.And ritsu….lol.Though i wouldnt say it was a TOTAL waste of time,having moe-filled experiences every weekend was something i looked forward to.IMO a second season to repent for the mistakes made in this season is required ^^.

  • June 26, 2009 at 1:53 amChihiro


  • June 26, 2009 at 2:10 amMeery

    Feel good slice of school life show was feel good slice of school life show. But now that that’s over and done with, let’s get some Little Busters! please.

  • June 26, 2009 at 2:44 amAmatsu

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo we want more mio!

  • June 26, 2009 at 3:02 ambaka~

    the last bonus ep was a disappointment but when it comes to fishing values and others, you can get some lessons from this episode… not that you can’t get other lessons from other anime but i guess they pointed out that no matter what you’re worries are, a friend will always be there to help… unless you go to most asshole friends then it’s a different story… the last ep was emo with little moe and i kinda miss the comedy.

    k-on, like other animes, had its fair share of ups and downs and i think it’s normal… having every individual enjoy every friggin episode of a series is quite… boring and stupid (not everyone can share similar opinions all the time)… even saki has its episodes when they simply do nothing… not even show off some major fanservice, show some jugs, or even some yugi mutou or jaden yuki moves… they simply develop characters which eventually leads to yuri encounters but that’s a different story.

    anyways, im glad that jaalin’s finally gonna blog saki… everything about it is all good unless they start showing some egyptian god tiles, and duel disks for playing mahjong… please stop the mindfuck

  • June 26, 2009 at 3:11 amKaioshin Sama

    Hey I’ve been a grumpy ass sick bastard too. Finally we have something in common Jaalin-chan. =3

  • June 26, 2009 at 3:23 amAnime Junkie

    Quote: Some people asked (actually I think it was only one) what show I’ll be picking up for summer season

    Yeah, I think I was the one person who asked because we haven’t read what you may be picking up. Was surprised Trillian expressed interest in returning to write for one of the shows.

    I’ve been watching Saki. But I must say as someone who doesn’t know mahjong too, the gameplay scenes leaves me highly confused. At least Hikaru no Go had explanations on how Go is played included in the storyline in the first few episodes of the series.

  • June 26, 2009 at 3:40 amNyoway

    God, more bitching from mister “I THOUGHT THIS WAS SERIOUS”.

  • June 26, 2009 at 3:50 amZenzen

    Ok so now that it’s finished, can someone tell me what was it actually about? Seriously, I knew from the start that we won’t see BECK 2, but they could at least focus a bit more on the music aspect. Now, how I see it we got 13 episodes about completely nothing. It was even worse than Lucky Star (sorry if I offended the fans).

  • June 26, 2009 at 3:58 ambuh

    azu-nyan was way cute, good enough for me. All i wanted was cute girls being cute, seems like the show held up that end other than the last few emo episodes.

  • June 26, 2009 at 4:03 ambanzemanga

    lol. It certainly was disappointing at the very end. But i will still defend it cause it is way better than the manga. >.<

    And i don’t care about pop stars or music like Michael Jackson so i criticize him instead. ;P

  • June 26, 2009 at 4:08 amLQY

    I think this is the best episode of all 13 episodes! ^_^

  • June 26, 2009 at 4:18 amGod~Knows~

    Ohhh that pussy is so fine.

    Obviously these going to be second season in about 2 years.Nothing to worry about.

  • June 26, 2009 at 4:24 amjoe

    hmmm.. gotta pick up Saki again. …..that pic of headbandless Ritsu is kawaiiii……

  • June 26, 2009 at 4:30 amsean

    you are seriously exaggerating how bad this show is. I can definately say that im not a fan, but I’m also not a hater of it. the only reason you hate this show so much is because you started with strong expectations and thought it would be on the level of haruhi suzumiya and lucky star but its just an easygoing music show that didnt need a plot. K-ON! had humor and great music it also had great character progression and by the end of the show I could easily say that I understood each of them. plot repetition? uninspired narrative? its a show about a high school club band wtf where you expecting? Star Wars? I sincerely hope you don’t blog anymore shows that I’m looking forward to this year.

  • June 26, 2009 at 4:33 amjeffng9

    yup blog saki! i’m waiting for ppl to to blog saki for sometime d.
    somehow those who blog just dish out the whole episode in words with only 1 visual.\

    if u blog now its the right timing nodoka match is starting next week so u got in just in time at the most interesting part!

  • June 26, 2009 at 4:34 amstrawberris

    k-on wasnt bad but i wasnt great either..the first few episode were so fun to watch and then it all went down hill i just wished that they would have given mugi more screen time. what i enjoyed the most was mugi and mio

  • June 26, 2009 at 4:40 amjeffng9

    @ Tonameki
    i find K-on really good, its at least interesting in its own way if u ask me. Every season needs something like K-on or previous SOS type of anime to give us something different and fun to watch~! Best part about K-on is thier music ~! They rock~!

    @ Amatsu
    i wan more Azu-nyan~ I’m beginning to like her more than mio now ~ Her “NYAAAAAN~~~~~” wins my vote! XD

  • June 26, 2009 at 4:41 amFlameStrike

    Heh is seems like your Moe meter is totally broken… personally I thought K-on was better than Lucky Star because of the characters, animation style, and events that occurred. Oh well.

  • June 26, 2009 at 5:08 amMighty Mouse

    Oh snap, mad tacos for jaalin.

  • June 26, 2009 at 5:24 amRia

    For all that is holy, give Jaalin a break.

    So what he didnt like the last episode? So what he didn’t care for the series as a whole? Just cause he doesnt like something you guys do, you dont need to criticize his opinions after he takes the time to blog all this shit.

    Kyoani has given themselves a big name over the years, with all the successful shows they’ve made like haruhi, lucky star, clannad, etc. Why can’t ones expectations be high? I mean at first we thought lucky star was just going to be stupid girls doing stupid things, but kyoani managed to make something better out of it. With K-ON, hell they could’ve at least focused more on the most important factor in the series: Music. All we got was stupid girls doing stupid things with mediocre animation to boot. So heaven forbid some people are disappointed, heaven forbid Jaalin doesn’t think this series is flawless, heaven fucking forbid.

    Granted im certain the only reason they bothered to animate K-ON was cause the fucking economy sucks and they needed to make something they knew would sell big time. Of course, what sells more then stupid girls doing stupid things nowadays? Doing anything else is too big of a gamble for any studio to do. The amount of fan-pandering moe shows on the summer 09 list is enough proof for me.

    So just chillax people. Maybe K-ON fulfilled its role and all it intended to do was portray stupid girls doing stupid things, but don’t get your panties in a bunch because someone expected something more given what company took charge of the project.


  • June 26, 2009 at 5:37 amConfusedGirl29

    This didn’t feel like a final episode… anyway I WOULD LOVE TO SEE U BLOG SAKI!!! HAHAHAH I’ll read it even though I’m not watching the show (btw we have Max Burger here in Sweden hehe^^)

  • June 26, 2009 at 6:43 amsean


    the amount of times you said stupid proves how stupid you are -_- ( that would be 8 by the way)

    and your “comment” is 4 paragraphs long. chill out

  • June 26, 2009 at 7:20 amVeggies

    Repetition means nothing and trying to pigeonhole the word ‘comment’ into some set amount of words is silly to say the least. OMG! IT’S MORE THAN TWO SENTENCES, HOLY CRAP!

    You wrote the second most of anyone on the comments page, not to mention automatically labeled Jaalin as a hater (which was idiotic, but OK) so saying someone else is too serious about this subject is pretty hypocritical.

  • June 26, 2009 at 7:25 amDaety

    Michael Jackson RIP :(
    the best singer….forever
    ah! and K-on is shit

  • June 26, 2009 at 8:46 amrazgriz

    There goes a great anime…

    *50-howitzer salute*

  • June 26, 2009 at 8:54 amBK-110

    This episode was meh…
    I was a bit intrigued/confused at first, but the end was a big letdown.

  • June 26, 2009 at 9:20 amSplash

    This show did exactly what it was supposed to do… be a slice of life show about 4 (then 5) girls in a high school band. One thing I didn’t understand (might of missed the translation) was why did Mugi get a job at a burger joint? Wasn’t her family really rich?

    Also I know nothing about Majong either but was surprised to find I really like Saki. I will usually watch the 1st episode of a new anime and then decide from there to finish the season. With Saki I found I liked it right from the start. Its not so much about the Majong action as it is about the characters of Saki and how they interact with one another.

  • June 26, 2009 at 9:29 amShiroiRyu

    I’m the only one who have hated the first 12 épisodes and loving the 13th épisode ?XD
    And really good for Saki !

  • June 26, 2009 at 9:38 amakeionfan

    For me ep.12 will be the true k-on season 1 anime ending. I feel bad for k-on as there’s no more content, too bad if it was 26 eps and 4 for the manga maybe this episode will be better. Well i guess the manga will more out quicker now that k-on’s more popular.

  • June 26, 2009 at 10:14 amRIP MICHAEL JACKSON


  • June 26, 2009 at 10:25 amstarss

    I can’t believe how much of a downward spiral this show went through! It had so much promise in the first ones! But maybe they just chose the wrong manga to animate anyway. Azu-nyan’s story was the most entertaining (she had no idea cats cough up hairballs!?), Ritsu’s was boring as heck but at least got two cute boys into the mix and got to see how sexy she looks with her bangs down, and Mio’s had lots of fanart possibilities.

    It’s over…

    I agree that you probably got stuck with a dud of an anime, Jaalin, and while I find your sarcasm more entertaining than this episode, it would help to be straight a bit more.

    Hey, my mom likes Mahjong. She might be into it.

  • June 26, 2009 at 10:26 amAkikun

    Hm. Why didn’t Mio use her uber Headphones instead of earmuffs? They keep you really warm, too!

  • June 26, 2009 at 10:28 amAkikun

    And KyoAni’s losing their touch. They probably haven’t had a real 13″ Macbook or K701′s at hand, otherwise they’d know the headphones are nearly as large as the ruddy computer!

  • June 26, 2009 at 10:29 ammegalith

    Well there you go…. 13 ep IS a let down… But okay.. I’ll let that pass since ep 12 was the supposed to be the finale and I enjoyed it. 13 was a bonus chapter and majority of this was KyoAni’s stuff.

    As for Kyoani.. I wish they would stop doing two series at the same time…. I preferred them much as an elite studio who shows QUALITY stuff. Not saying that K-On! is total crap because I’d just be lying, there were times that it was interesting though not constant. Although Munto(the tv series) had one gigantic potential to be an epic win but did a 180 and did the other. Seriously.. Majority of that show was from the OVA and only 1/4 or even 1/5 of it was new material. Munto 1 and Munto 2 were interesting… The TV series.. Very atrocious…

    Although I do hope that there will be a season 2 and that they should do a better balancing act of moe and music. They’ve been dodging the music left and right. Though I can’t blame them cause that would be too costly.

    Right now I do think that KyoAni is slipping though that’s just natural since nothing can shine forever. e.g. the great MJ(R.I.P.) and Gainax. Hopefully they can find something else to pick up and make a great series from it.

    As for Saki.. I’d been hearing it lately… I watched only until ep 2 and dropped it. I don’t know if I can watch it again. Since Umineko isn’t here just yet maybe I will. For this season it’s Canaan and Umineko that’s on my watch list. Hopefully they don’t disappoint specially Umineko.

    So that’s it for this show(for now?). Thanks for blogging this jaalin and looking forward to your blog on Saki. Hopefully that will help me decide if I should watch it or really forget about it.

  • June 26, 2009 at 11:13 amfoamer

    this ep made me fall asleep -_- oh well anyway thanks for blogging this especially your caption comments were always the highlight of my week! :D i look forward to your future posts.

  • June 26, 2009 at 12:07 pmNarutodesu

    Oh wow look at Ritsu. I suddenly have a new urge to do things to her!

  • June 26, 2009 at 12:58 pmDuran

    K-on wasn’t bad, but it didn’t break any new ground at all…. and am I the only one who noticed how it seems very…. inspired by Lucky Star?

    You might want to check out the Manga, since while KyoAni’s tampering is nowhere as bad as with Lucky Star (Manga Fact: Konata and Kagami aren’t the only main characters), but they did do some filler and a bit of focus on Mio and Asuza. (They learned from Lucky Star that everyone seemingly LURVES tsundereish Tsukkomis)

    But I look forward to the Saki blogs since it’s a change from the high brow or popular stuff on here. Do remember it’s by Gonzo though so it’ll have some extra fanservice and such compared to the manga (Nodoka has about 2 cup sizes added in the anime….. lolgonzo)

  • June 26, 2009 at 1:22 pmPfft

    It’s about damn time.

  • June 26, 2009 at 1:41 pmStory

    …I’ll probably enjoy it, anyway, but, geez – this looks like a boring episode.

    And what’s up with the wonky art?


  • June 26, 2009 at 2:01 pmMaka

    MIO uses a MAC ^^ I can so see Mio as an apple person.

  • June 26, 2009 at 3:31 pmNajaflow


  • June 26, 2009 at 4:13 pmAnon

    @Ria =
    “all we got was stupid girls doing stupid things”
    which was the plot of both the shows you mentioned as well

    “…with mediocre animation to boot.”
    this alludes to what i mentioned last week. take a watch back at Lucky Star and Haruhi, and take off the “Haruhi is God!” or the “KyoAni is the greatest studio ever” goggles. you’ll find that neither series was spectacular in their animation either, 90% of the time. Neither was Clannad or anything else KyoAni does either. What they do is save up their money for the one or two scenes that everyone remembers, and then proceed to in their mind apply to every scene in the whole series and remember the whole series as being better animated than it really was.

    like i said, the disappointment i’ve read has usually been a product of expectations created more by people’s unreal recollection of Haruhi and Lucky Star, as opposed to KyoAni having actually done such a spectacular job or that K-on was a crap job.

    you’re right though, people had higher expectations given the studio producing the anime. KyoAni’s biggest problem now is going to be living up to two illusions that never really existed but have become a standard people are going to hold them to. Some of you might as well brace for continued disappointment cause KyoAni’s never going to match the standard you’ve created in regards to them.

  • June 26, 2009 at 4:18 pmMora

    Needs more pics of bandless-Ritsu~

  • June 26, 2009 at 4:47 pmLulu

    This ep was really sweet, I thought.


    Shoot! thought it was Yui Dx

  • June 26, 2009 at 4:57 pmtrebors

    “Saki lays down tile with seven dots with great vengeance and furious anger as her slack-jawed opponents look on helplessly. Riichi! Kong! Rinshian tsumo dora dora! 2000/4000 desu! Pan out, the crowd goes wild! KugiRie takes another bite of her taco!”
    lol :)
    its ok its ok, cuz im the same. i watched it this far w/o understanding mahjong

    i liked how you put comment on caption :)

    for my favorite part

  • June 26, 2009 at 5:32 pmCharlo

    I didn’t have high expectations to begin with, so I enjoyed it. It’s slice of life about a bunch of high school girls. High school girls aren’t that interesting. Maybe not as bitchy as middle school girls, but what we basically do is study, stress out, hang out with friends, and of course there are the girls who pretty much prostitute themselves (even though there’s nothing much to look at :I rib cages aren’t sexy).

    Maybe I should take a look at Saki…

  • June 26, 2009 at 5:59 pmkage

    Really glad to hear you’re blogging Saki!! I’m looking forward to the vice-captain match.

    Oh, and someone made an animated gif of Hisa’s tile flip, which looks really awesome. Don’t know if it’s bad to link or not because it’s at the bottom of another blog’s review of Saki ep. 11.

  • June 26, 2009 at 6:06 pmanotheranon

    People need to stop digging moeshit like this so the studios stop doing it. We need more introspective stuff like Kaiji or real comedies like DMC.

    @Anon: Munto had pretty damn good animation.

  • June 26, 2009 at 8:15 pmmasamune111

    Haha. Am I one of the few who actually enjoyed at least 12 of the 13 episodes? XD

  • June 26, 2009 at 8:48 pmCamarilla

    Yeah! I love saki. Thank You for choosing it. By the way, this will tell you more about riichi mahjong than you ever wanted to know: http://mahjong-europe.org/rules/
    Go to the 24 page riichi guide. It is very well done. More people need to learn how to play real mahjong. Whoever it was that decided mahjong tiles would be a good matching game needs to be shot.

  • June 26, 2009 at 9:01 pmJaney

    I really enjoyed this last episode, because I like watching these girls. They move funny and seyuus are great. And there was this thoughtful and realistic atmosphere without usual background music. The last episode…. I’ll miss the girls =(

  • June 26, 2009 at 10:17 pmDan-Dan

    I can’t tell you how tedius and dull it gets when you make lightening and fire come out of mahjong tiles EVERY TIME YOU PLAY THE GAME And those big breasted lesbiwin couples who always seem to appear and play with me? Well you can only watch it for so long before it gets boring.

  • June 26, 2009 at 10:26 pmffffff

    I’ll admit that K-On was mediocre, but I enjoyed it. People just set their expectations waaaay too high given that KyoAni was behind it.

  • June 26, 2009 at 10:42 pmjaalin

    great link camarilla, thanks!

  • June 26, 2009 at 11:19 pmShaRM*Taiga

    Hey! I’m currently watching Saki too. But I dun really noe much abt MJ. In SG, mostly adults play it lol with real MONEY! *SCREAMS* I played it but I dun really win much I suck at MJ xD

  • June 26, 2009 at 11:24 pmbrakes

    I didn’t think this show was that bad. I’ve always been watching shows that explore deep themes and meanings, sometime those concepts seem just forced in. (feels like alot of shows are like this) K-On is probably the first show where I realized a show about nothing, or well just a slice of life, could actually be entertaining. K-On was a good break from those shows, thought this ep did a good job at returning to its roots and a simple basic theme that the girls want to be and grow together. I’m gonna miss the simplicity. Watching K-On was a relief, where I didn’t have to think so critically about an anime, and that I could just enjoy a show without so much drama.

  • June 27, 2009 at 12:48 amahelo

    go kick mio’s ass ritsu… lol

  • June 27, 2009 at 2:48 amrai

    Azu-nyan is pretty cute in this episode, Yui seems to get dumber with each episode, I really thought Ritsu was Yui with her headband, No scared Mio and why is Mugi working…that is weird……

    I wasn’t that into this series, maybe because I don’t like music based animes I don’t know why, Its the same with me when its sports or racing. Lucky star is still on top as far as best Kyoani anime.

  • June 27, 2009 at 4:10 amPink sniper

    Should i ask you “why so serious?”. Does’nt this show suppose to be fun and only from the start? K-on definately 1 of the top anime series this years, and i bet some serious-plot-action-junkie-whatsoever anime can be close to it. KyonAni know what they doing, and shoul we remember, it’s a cartoon for god sake.

  • June 27, 2009 at 6:01 amShaRM*Taiga

    I will be looking forward to your Saki blogs! I like Rie Kugimiya voicing that super cute character that keep eating tacos xD I dun noe anything about mah jong -.-

  • June 27, 2009 at 11:17 amEclair

    “If you would like to express your displeasure at my choosing to blog a show that I enjoy very much, I’d like to offer you some of my cockmeat tacos.”

    And Omni keeps you around, why?

  • June 27, 2009 at 12:07 pmLinSke

    How bout Cross Game instead of Saki?

  • June 27, 2009 at 12:19 pmAbby

    Man! I think u are totally right, ‘cuz I just watch ep1 and a half of ep2 and I was like “… bored…” waiting for the real trama that never came, (I’m a CLAMPS’s fan, so I’m so used to plot-twist-thing that I put to much expectations to this series and just keep an eye on random but… waste of time. Well, at least it really ends, so now it can leave the space for a better anime.

  • June 27, 2009 at 12:31 pmShin

    I feel like when I read this, I was the only one who enjoyed the episode. I was actually smiling the entire time. Hmm…

  • June 27, 2009 at 1:05 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    later M.J. you were one of the BEST!

  • June 27, 2009 at 3:11 pmDLP

    I liked this episode of K-On. Good conclusion to the season.

    K-On was never going to be epic drama, nor romance (not any hint of it). It is warm and fuzzy comedy/slice of life. Then again, I’ve noticed that Random Curiosity has gradually drifted away from shows I enjoy (witness the lack of blogging for excellent stuff like Ga Rei Zero, Spice and Wolf, Macross Frontier, etc.) so I’m sort of not surprised…

  • June 27, 2009 at 3:12 pmDLP

    (By Spice and Wolf, I meant the “poor” chance of blogging the new season)

  • June 27, 2009 at 3:14 pmDPD

    Uh, they did blog Macross Frontier. Duh.

  • June 27, 2009 at 7:21 pmZetribe

    Have enjoyed this slice of life very much. Would have liked you to have blogged Kemono no Souja Erin which has been wonderful so far.

  • June 28, 2009 at 7:04 amnpal

    Ah the overbashing… As if the overhype wasn’t retarded enough… Oh well…

  • June 29, 2009 at 12:49 amzenkuken

    … I really liked K-On more so than Lucky Star at least. I cant really explain it well in <30 words though. pretty much i like how the band doesn’t try to be something it isnt;
    fe; yui saying that the school festival is like their bukodon (or w/e).

  • June 29, 2009 at 5:40 amKaioshin Sama

    “this alludes to what i mentioned last week. take a watch back at Lucky Star and Haruhi, and take off the “Haruhi is God!” or the “KyoAni is the greatest studio ever” goggles. you’ll find that neither series was spectacular in their animation either, 90% of the time. Neither was Clannad or anything else KyoAni does either. What they do is save up their money for the one or two scenes that everyone remembers, and then proceed to in their mind apply to every scene in the whole series and remember the whole series as being better animated than it really was.”

    So I’m not the only one that has noticed this trick of theirs…..

  • June 29, 2009 at 1:43 pmJason Isenberg

    “I have not seen a dancer who could move with the swagger and precision of the King himself.”

    Have you ever seen Rain dance? Seriously that guy is a big mentor to MJ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_(entertainer)). He’s a crazy dancer, I mean almost just like MJ’s style haha. Anyways like I said before and I’ll say it again you expected way too much from a musical anime. You think it would go ala haruhi but come on, not all anime’s enter an epic stage. Besides I think it was a nice touch and I wouldn’t mind to see another series of this =)

  • July 3, 2009 at 4:09 pmjho

    Man was I disappointed with this series. It started off great, and then finished with terrible weaksauce. The one saving grace was looking to your picture comments every week, that was great lol.

  • August 12, 2009 at 6:09 amcarmensakura07

    K-on is a major disappointment since it came from KyoAni.
    KyoAni brought us so much awesome stuff…but I guess, in life, you win some and you lose some. And K-on is one of their loses.

  • August 16, 2009 at 10:12 amAnonymous

    “K-on is a major disappointment since it came from KyoAni.”

    So, any slice-of-life ‘decent’ anime from KyoAni is a disappointment. Good logic man.

    “cuz after the massive euphoria that was the first couple eps”

    well that’s for you, I didn’t yell around saying K-ON! is the best anime ever THAT early. I don’t even do that to my favourite ones.

    “it’s just been a downhill tumble into the depths of”

    Here it comes:

    “moe abuse,”

    Uh, I thought everyone expected this..?

    “plot repetition,”

    From the first episode, I expected the above two.

    “lack of variety,”

    Look at above answer, only change two to three

    “uninspired narrative… the list goes on.”

    Good for you.

    I agree with npal, the overbashing is way more retarded than the overhyping. Well at least you can go look at the satisfaction table for that season and see K-ON! number 1 with Eden of the East at 2nd place.