K-ON! – 12

June 22, 2009 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, K-ON

Tsumugi: delicious

A new era. The beginning of the end. The redefinition of moé itself.

Tsumugi: still delicious

The band’s been hit by another crisis: Yui falls ill with the flu during the run-up to the school carnival. It’s virulent enough that she has a fever dream about Tsumugi’s (literally) delicious eyebrows; incidentally, this gag was in the original manga as well. Ui again behaves like a doting mother and just can’t leave her big sister alone. She figures that Yui caught the flu because of the costume try-outs; Tsumugi’s modelling is so effective that Mio is seduced to the dark side of cosplay, to Sawako’s approval.

Would the real Ditz Yui please stand up? (Please stand up?)

Practice time and Yui makes a surprise appearance, but something’s not quite right. In fact, Yui is playing better than ever. However, suspicions are aroused when the rest of the band are referred to in a formal way, and Sawako’s accusatory stare (and finger) out the imposter: Ui filling in for her sister.

I was shocked but much amused to discover that both of the Hirasawa sisters are geniuses, accidentally or otherwise; it would have been no mean feat for Ui to impersonate her sister and learn how to play the guitar by osmosis.

That’s not strawberries in the bucket

Under orders to rest until the day of the performance, Yui does just that. The rest of the band have their doubts until Nodoka tells them about Yui’s obsession with completing her goals. Cue Mio cringing at the description of the “shellfish bath”. I do wonder why Yui was using Nodoka’s bathtub instead of her own – maybe she wanted to show off to Nodoka in a weird way.

Blood sugar level: rapidly rising

Yui comes through the club-room door dressed in the pseudo-kimono, which leads to Azusa turning away in true tsundere fashion. Once Yui turns on her senpai charm all is well, although she earns a slap for wanting to take things too far. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to the inevitable load of “Yui x Azusa making up” doujinshi that should ensue from the upcoming Comic Market.

Run Girl Run

Unfortunately Yui forgot to fetch Gitah from home, and she’s much too faithful to contemplate playing Sawako’s guitar, so it’s a dash to home and back while Sawako subs in for the first song. The band aren’t exactly happy about this turn of events but the show must go on. When Yui was stumbling on the kitchen floor I thought it looked familiar, then a second later the voice-over confirmed my suspicion that it was the Yui-running-late-for-school trope from episode 1 all over again.

While the song’s playing and Yui’s running, she has an inner monologue about having found something she could do “at the most important place”. No, I didn’t tear up during this. I… I was cutting some onions. Shush you.

Yui… welcome home.

Just in time! Sawako hands over the reins and exits stage right with a bit of Roy Fokker-esque aura. After a bit of tears, it’s Yui’s turn to do the main vocals for Fuwa Fuwa Time. At one point her joy is almost powerful enough to levitate her off the stage.

Voice of moé

This is it. The Sakuragaoka Light Music Club has finally arrived at their Budokan. Take a bow, girls; you’ve earned it.

Encore! Enncoooooooore!!

And with the end of this series, I have no more reason to go on. I, being of sound mind and body do hereby declare that this document to my last will and testament. To Rid H. goes my comic-book collection…

Wh-wh-what?

Oh, guess I’ll stick around for a bit longer then. Yes, if you must ask, I am still cutting onions! *sob* Nothing to see here, move along.



6 Responses to K-ON! – 12

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Optic

June 23rd, 2009 at 10:50 am

Seeing some many shrimps in a bathtub is kinda scary. lol
Enjoyed the ending. It was good but not great IMO. I guess I’m done with K-ON. >_>
Don’t know if I show rewatch it in WS. lol
Next up Spice and Wolf II. WOOT!!!!

Optic’s last blog post..Music Monday ~ Nana Mizuki – ShinAi

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Snark

June 23rd, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Meh, wasn’t too into the final song. I still think Haruhi’s God Knows was Kyoani’s crowning music of awesome.

Snark’s last blog post..K-On Ends! BWAHAHA!

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animelover

June 24th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

love the last episode… need season 2…!!!!

animelover’s last blog post..Anime Lover want to write something

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thekman

June 24th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

this is not the last episode still 1 left

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Pudding

June 25th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

lawl… how many onions were u cutting up all the way thru the ep XD

i still prefer the mio fuwa fuwa time tho but.. moeness is never a bad thing

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chu

June 28th, 2009 at 2:22 am

great last episode!!!
im sure many of us were “cutting onions” when yui got onto the stage XD

SEASON TWO! SEASON TWO!

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