K-ON! – 08

May 26, 2009 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, K-ON

I… I forgot what I was going to write for this blog entry!

With the advent of the new year comes… the hunt for fresh blood. *dun dun dun*

Silly onee-chan, that’s not a Vulcan Neck Pinch works

Also with the new year comes some new faces. Ui isn’t exactly new to the scene but now that she’s going to the same school as her big sister, Yui won’t be looking so scruffy in the mornings. Not that I can tell, but at least I can be grateful for sweet tidbits like sisterly hair-brushing. There’s also the matter of a twin-tailed girl by the name of Azusa lurking around.

“This pamphlet needs more impact. How about an picture of Mio’s stage accident?” “Noooo!”

Since the light music club didn’t have much of a plan for attracting new members right at the start, they’re forced to rely on Sawako’s ideas, with varying degrees of success. The animal costumes were somewhat terrifying, but the maid uniform were a stroke of genius.

Mugi moment

Yui and company’s efforts to entice Ui’s friend to sign up also meet with varying degrees of success. Turns out that it’s pretty hard to play rock band instruments (except the keyboard) while dressed in maid uniforms, which is a horrible loss to fandom. I’ll take what I can get anyway. I also got a kick out of how Ui did that cute tilting-head-slightly action when she saw Azusa avoiding her gaze.

Yui: mushi-queen

Some things change, some things stay the same. Yui has more motivation now that she’s an active part of something, but she still has a hankering for ice-cream. Also it appears that Yui can do a good impression of the God Emperor Leto Atreides II.


Mio still gets stage-fright before live performances; Yui still has her head in the clouds. Another highlight of this episode was Tsumugi and Yui tag-team-teasing Mio, with moériffic results.

Front girls singing up a storm

The live performance brought in a respectable crowd, and not only did Yui get to do a bunch of vocals but she also had a chance to show off her MC-ing skills. As for Yui “accidentally” forgetting her lyrics and forcing Mio to step in, I do have to wonder.

Cute newbee, sending ISK

As a recruiting tool, the live performance wasn’t a smashing success but it was good enough to entice Azusa to step through the door. And one more makes five. Not having read past this point in the manga, I have no idea what her personality will be like. I just hope she isn’t an arrogant tsundere.

Ritsu pounces, much to Tsumugi’s delight

Editorial: So what did you guys think of the Star Trek movie? I’ve watched it twice, and could do with a few more times.

A maid Ritsu, for me? Thanks Ui, you’re a star.

9 Responses to K-ON! – 08


super rats

May 27th, 2009 at 12:14 am

Star Trek and ending with two shots of Ritsu…does a post need anything else to be good?

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May 27th, 2009 at 12:52 am

I like the cut of your jib, sir.



May 27th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

>As for Yui “accidentally” forgetting her lyrics and forcing Mio to step in, I do have to wonder.

I don’t think Yui is (1) cunning enough or (2) smart enough to set Mio up. Given her past track record, it’s almost certain, to me, that she genuinely forgot. Even some professional singers are famous for forgetting song lyrics.

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May 27th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

That’s the most logical explanation but I do like to come up with crackpot theories from time to time. Yui could be a better actor than I give her credit for, after all.



May 27th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

I really wanted to see Ritsu capture Ui like an insect to join the club. lol
At first, I thought Azusa was Mio imouto.

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May 27th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Ui would make for a good manager if the club needed one. Maybe she can substitute in for Sawako if the teacher goes on a drinking rampage and cops a heavy hangover.



May 27th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Awesome blog! Anyway, haven’t seen the new Star Trek movie… yet.


Setsuna Saigami

May 27th, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Nice post…. Mio was outrageously cute as always <3

However, seems like a new challenger has appeared! The initial impression I got from Azusa is a Primula-like charm, so it will be interesting to see how she grows on me in the coming eps~



May 28th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

@Ripazah: What are you waiting for? Go watch it now! Mini commands… er… politely requests you to do so.

@Setsuna Saigami: If Azusa was really Primula-like, I suspect she would just grin and bear it when Ritsu crash-tackled her. In any case, more girls equals more fun (and more Mugi-moments).

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