K-ON! ~ Review
“A high-energy, uplifting, feel-good musical slice-of-life anime for all ages”
Now, if you consider a true anime fan, I don’t even need to go into the details about this anime. Because you should be well, well aware about this anime. K-ON! is considered one of the few anime series that has shaped modern anime in the western world, receiving huge attention in both Japan and other countries all over the world from its characters, plot and especially the music.
K-ON! revolves around 4 schoolgirls (from left to right: Mio, Tsumugi, Ritsu and Yui) who start a club called the “Light Music Club”. The anime focuses on character development and daily routines around the Light Music Club, as the girls share their strong passion for music and begin to realize that their lives are changing from the music that they play.
Originally a yonkoma (4 panel) manga, it quickly gained fame and recognition in Japan and later in America through its comedic characters and its peaceful slice-of-life feel. The soundtrack to the anime is considered to be one the very best; many character albums and songs being released since the airing of the first series. Now famous voice-actors such as Aki Toyosaki (Yui in K-ON, Medaka in Medaka Box, Momo in To-LOVE–ru) and Yoko Hikasa (Mio in K-ON, Sakura in Code:Breaker, Rias in Highschool DxD) gained their fame in this anime through their voice acting and singing.
Cute comedy elements melded with uplifting musical elements presented in K-ON! are what make this anime a one-of-a-kind
In recent years, the cast of the series have traveled around Japan on concert, performing character songs and pieces performed during the anime to a crowd of thousands. With the success of the second series, K-ON!!, and a feature-length movie, K-ON! The Movie, this series has become one of the leading series of the21st century according to many fans. And I must say that I have to agree with them.
K-ON, in my books is up there with an anime that is more heartwarming than funny; although the comedic elements are hilarious in itself, the series delivers a strangely heart-warming feel that will leave you smiling after every episode. As an anime fan, this is one that you should most definitely watch. Evn if you’re not into music, or you’re not really into your slice-of-life anime’s, K-ON! will surely leave you feeling fuwa fuwa inside.
The Final Judgement:
Recommendation Level: 5/5 – Highly Recommended
Final Score: 9.5/10