K-ON! – 09

June 2, 2009 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, K-ON

Om nom nom

What’s this now, a yuri harem anime?

Okay, which one of you lunkheads confessed to Yui?

This episode was an all-Azusa special. We got to find out about the pint-sized guitar player’s personality and skill, and had some drama thrown into this mostly light-hearted series.

Newbie looking too damn cute

Azusa may be a new member to the light music club but her skill with a guitar isn’t a beginner’s. Heck, with her parents being in a jazz band, you might say that music’s in her blood. Contrast that with Yui’s amateurism and we get an interesting senpai-kohai role reversal.


However Yui isn’t above asking (read: begging) Azusa for help. Yui also proves what some may have suspected: her guitar-playing has more of an instinctive nature rather than technical. Cast your mind back to episode 4, when she quickly picked up the tune from last year’s live performance.

Yui’s special technique: Vulcan Moé Embrace

I get the feeling that Yui’s older-sister instincts were bottled up until now, when she gets to unleash them upon Azusa with much enthusiasm (and joy for Tsumugi). Her techniques wouldn’t have been of any use to Ui who’s the more composed of the two siblings.

The creation of Azu-nyan results…

… in delight for (almost) all

Azusa needed some sort of gimmick to further make her stand out from the rest of the band, and of course Sawako was the one to enact this. She is the kitten of the group, and Yui at least is probably going to keep treating her as such.

Mugi Moment number… Too Many To Count

The problem with Azusa for most of this episode is that she’s almost too eager to be playing music with the rest of the music club. She’s acting on the assumption that she’s in the club to play music and nothing else, and it isn’t until she almost quits that Azusa figures out the real reason why she joined the club.

It’s a must to smile when you rock

In fact this is a life lesson that can apply to people in all walks of life: it’s not what you do, it’s who you do it with. Doubly so when you’re still in school, because when you’re released from this closed environment into the world, you might not see a lot of your classmates again (for better or for worse).

Incidentally it’s Ritsu who figures out to break the tension by putting on an impromptu performance for Azusa, which also lets her meditate upon her reason for being in the clubroom. More indisputable evidence that Ritsu freakin’ owns.

Azusa, I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship

Editorial: I took a ridiculous number of screen captures for this episode, and had one hell of a time narrowing the selection down to just these.

Oh captain my captain <3

11 Responses to K-ON! – 09



June 2nd, 2009 at 8:23 am

Azusa-nyan is almost too kawaii.^^



June 2nd, 2009 at 10:37 am

> What’s this now, a yuri harem anime?
Oh please, let it be, let it be!



June 2nd, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I’d pat Azusa if you know what I mean.

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June 2nd, 2009 at 4:30 pm

lawl… wat about our neko mio service =D

but yeh… azunyan is just way too moe and when she rage… her moe factor rise alot more as well…

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June 3rd, 2009 at 1:26 am

Heh, the last screenshot and caption got a good laugh out of me. :)

This series has really been improving in the moe comedy department over the last few episodes, I must say.

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June 3rd, 2009 at 2:01 am

Azusa has captivated my attention.. ^^

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June 3rd, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Good lord, over half you are chasing after Azusa. Shame shame shame, you lolipedophin creeps!

*hides Primula poster*



June 4th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

lol i understand… this yuri loli anime just make ppl go…. no comment… mio fever and then now azunyan flu

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June 5th, 2009 at 6:36 am

I haven’t watched any of the K-On yet, but it looks like that Azusa can very well be the new Mio o_o

I hear that quite a few don’t like how there’s drama in this episode – but for an outsider like me, it seems quite fitting though, and you’ve even managed to make somethiing out of it. Very interesting~

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June 9th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Y’know, if K-On had yuri sex, that would be exactly what it would need to make me like it.

By the way, I found out from Optic that you are a fellow aussie; good to know our numbers are strong in the anime blogosphere. Soon, our plans to take overrun the internet shall be complete!

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June 10th, 2009 at 12:23 am

i think the only time a male character appears and spoke any lines is the guitar shop clerk.

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