K-On!'s story revolves around four Japanese high school girls who join their school's light music club to try to save it from being abolished. However, they are the only members of the club, and at first Yui Hirasawa has no experience playing musical instruments or reading sheet music.
what I enjoy the most from this anime is the comedy and music. It's hilarious, as any four-panel manga-based anime... The jokes are well put, and they're not too fast, so you can't miss them. the school theme on this anime didn't show up very much.. the music club room is where mostly the scene will take place, so I think it's kind of boring... The drama part didn't show up until the final episodes, but I personally think it's kind of typical, though.. This anime has only a few characters (and there is no male character), to make the story more compact.. The anime plot is short and simple, but it's nice to watch because the theme is good and there's no wasted scenes.. It's a shame though, that I think this anime was too short.. If it has a second season, I will definitely watch it...
I don't know if there's a manga for this anime, but the story was somehow cliché. Maybe that's how a normal "slice of life" - "school life" anime is supposed to be, but it kind of bored me. It's cute to see the characters develop their friendship and the plus is the music, but it can get dull after a while.Miss-chan rated 10.00:
I am totally, completely, 100% in LOVE with K-ON!! Best anime I've seen so far. It's cute, funny, it relaxes with the great plots and intoxicates with it's fantastic vicious music!! Anyone who likes slice of life, comedy and great Japanes music, K-on is a complete buffet. He fulfilled my need to see young girls having fun with the excuse of a band(because they almost don't practice, even though they play perfectly) with new circumstances each episode. I loved every song, specially the ones sung by Mio (Hikasa Yoko), and each beat and rhythm. The animation was perfect, mainly for making the best out of the comedy and cute moments. Even with the stereotyped Yui as the main character, I found myself loving Ritsu and Sawa-chan almost criminally because of the funny moments. Movie was as perfect as it could be. Best describe word: EPIC!!!espada357 rated 9.75:
This is one of those shows that if you watch the japanese version then you like it better than the english because of the voices. The only anime I've laughed hard at ever other than when Shiro blew up the tower on Deadman Wonderland and Yo's face was priceless. But every episode of this was funny or goofy in some way. LIke the part where they got lost and Yui called Azusa thinking it would help, hilarious.MisaSasekage rated 8.75:
Very cute and funny^^ Yui can be such an airhead and childish xD Ui is very responsible; especially considering she's the younger sister. Mio is just so cute, but is also a big scaredy cat, but tries to keep the group in line. Azusa's cute too^^ Some of the songs I really like as well.^^ I would definitely recommend watching this series if you're looking for something lighthearted and funny. The movie's also good^^orange-lisa rated 8.75:
K-On! belongs to the slice-of-life genre, so there isn’t a plot, the episodes are fairly episodic. There are only
female characters and their main characteristic is an incredible amount of cuteness!! The episodes show the school life
of the five main characters while doing their cute, funny things revolving around the light music club. It’s a comedy,
so nothing dramatic or upsetting happens, only humorous and fun situations galore, that give a warm and light feeling.
The characters, even if they fall a bit into stereotypes of the moe genre, have nice personalities and realistic
emotions, they’re likable despite not being particularly well developed. The animation is very good and the music too,
but, in truth, I was hoping that the music would be given a greater role. Moreover, the first two years of school have
been condensed into just 13 episodes, I would have liked to see something more.
YUI HIRASAWA: "When I first heard "Light Music Club" I thought it was all about easy music, so I joined thinking maybe I'll be playing castanets."