K-ON! – 04

April 25, 2009 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, K-ON

Sakurakou Light Music Club reforms as Beach Girls

Wherein the Light Music Club goes to the beach, shapes up, and rocks out.

Respect. My. AUTHORITAH!

Once again, the anime has done a spectacular job of filling out the original manga’s story-line. In this episode we got to see Mio get serious about the music club, which is quite a change from the early days where she was a reluctant recruit. Mio didn’t strike me as an interesting character in the first three episodes, so it was great to see her being pushed to the forefront and being shown her thoughts about the band.

“More jello… wrestling with Mio… heehee…”

Tsumugi also got some well-needed emphasis. To my mind, she was portrayed as a stereotypical “moe-blob”, but her performance in episode 4 acted as a confirmation of her role in the music club – that is, the band’s “quiet strength” and chief morale officer. She manages to ease Mio’s worries about whether the band was just treading water and not achieving anything.

Whenever I feel down, I’m just going to look at this picture.

I loved how Yui and Ritsu were in-sync for pretty much the whole “training camp”. I liked to view it in the sense that Ritsu’s enthusiasm was the catalyst for the band to get into the spirit of the thing, though Yui was already hitting it off with her before the camp with the maid cafe/haunted house tussle.

R-Ranka Lee!?

Yui’s “Budokan rehearsal” was another shining moment in this episode. It was a chance for Yui to show off her passion for the music club, and her rockin’ stage moves. She even picked out the tune from the tape recording – looks like those impromptu practice session during test time actually paid off.

The rest of the band discovers Yui wearing her bikini top “Aya-style”

Editorial: I made a ridiculous number of screen captures for this episode – 155 to be exact. It was really hard picking out just a few to use.

Also, no-one mentioned my Wayne’s World reference in the episode 2 review. I feel so old now.

Missing: one Yui head, stolen by passing sand-hawk.



11 Responses to K-ON! – 04

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Shin

April 25th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Bawwwww, why my Mio has big teetees????!

Shin’s last blog post..K-ON! 04: Help, Mai Waifu Has Boobies!

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Sleet

April 25th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

I think you should rename your blog to Moe Moe Kyun!

Sleet’s last blog post..New Design (again)

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Optic

April 25th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Training is all about fun. They showed how to have fun and train at the same time.

Well, in reality it will not work but it was fun to watch how it works. lol

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Mini

April 25th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

@ Shin

Ah, I see you are a DFC connoisseur. My condolences for your dilemma.

@ Sleet

You hear that, Adun? YOUR PEOPLE (one person) HAVE SPOKEN!

@ Optic

I like to think of it as a beach trip which coincidentally had a bit of training thrown in.

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Adun

April 25th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Sleet & Mini: I was actually thinking the same thing when I watched this ep.

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suguru

April 26th, 2009 at 2:24 am

> “More jello… wrestling with Mio… heehee…”

Somehow, my mind went in the gutter when Mugi mentioned jello also…

Awesome episode, after a not-great week at work this was definitely what I needed to see Friday night. I second Moe Moe Kyun too ^_^

suguru’s last blog post..(Late) Spring Impressions: K-on!

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Naku

April 26th, 2009 at 10:37 am

Wasn’t Moe Moe Kyun that thing they asked you to imitate in @home? Mio as a maid ftw!

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Adun

April 26th, 2009 at 11:02 am

Naku: Close but not quite. @home got us to do “moe moe beamu” or “moe moe shower”.

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Mini

April 26th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

@ Naku / Adun

I’m getting all “moe moe” just thinking about this.

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acq128

April 26th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

at the @home on 5th floor of Don Quixote i remember friend next to me doing moe moe kyun and i did, nyan nyan beamu

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AS

April 28th, 2009 at 10:46 am

I’m a big Mio fanboy lol. K-On is some of the best I’ve seen in a while. Moe Moe Kyun <3. <—You can’t beat that lol.

AS’s last blog post..Moe Moe Kyun

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