K-ON! S2 P1 Review
of the more interesting anime series to arrive on Japan's airwaves in
few years. It's a simplistic story in some ways, because it is
basically just a
slice-of-life comedic drama with rock music thrown into the mix. This
is much better than that description is going to make it sound, though.
It's about the way the story is told that
makes it so compelling.
quickly summarize K-ON! is relatively
easy: the show is about of high school girls enrolled in a Light Music
their goofy adventures in class, out of class, and within their rock
girls each learn or already knew how
to play an instrument and they form a popular rock group amongst their
students. The series focuses upon their friendship, music, and it's
blast of good-natured comedic entertainment from start to finish with
beautifully rendered animation and solid scriptwriting and direction.
K-ON! is a series that is unabashedly aimed more at a
female audience than a male one. This is a show in which none of the
are explored in terms of focusing upon school crushes on male
upon stereotypical activities that series tend to emphasize in "girls"
series. K-ON! isn't like those types of shows and it doesn't want to be
them either. This glorious creation is an original voice expressing the
importance of friendship in high school years. Simultaneously, this
an excellent show not only for its primarily girl audience but for a
audience as well.
characters are undeniably the main reason people enjoy this series
of the characters has a unique personality and style that makes it easy
people to appreciate the characters as a group. It also allows, to an
for audience members to pick favorites on series such as this one and
them all while connecting more directly to one of them. I consider this
main reason for the success of the show - the likeability of the
the connections the series creates between the audience and the
the message, entirely universal, of friendship's importance is
2 begins in such a way that newcomers to the show can become familiar
with the cast
of characters without prior knowledge (or less understanding). It isn't
necessary to have seen all of season one prior to starting this second
It's a new year of school for the characters and it does offer up a few
changes. First of all, they all share the same main teacher now and are
same classroom. Secondly, three of them are now seniors and the final
member is now the "junior" - as she begins her junior year. Thirdly,
characters choose to adopt a pet animal: an interesting turtle that
becomes an "unofficial"
(or is it official?) member of the
club. What isn't so different though is
the wacky good-spirited fun the characters have together while
drinking tea, studying for tests, and all the rest.
looking for a slightly different anime experience than usual would do
check this series out. The animation is incredible; the music is fun,
writing and characterizations on K-ON! bring it to an amazing height
and an all
new level in recent anime creations. While it may not ultimately appeal
anime fans, the series is absolutely one of the gems of the past couple
and it's clear why it became such a massive hit: because it just simply
looks pretty rockin' on Blu-ray
with a 1080p High Definition presentation that perfectly represents the
highly-detailed and sleek design given to the show. The backgrounds,
designs, and additional animation all shine triumphantly. This is a
presentation to behold. The series is presented in its broadcast aspect
presentation has two main options: English DTS-HD Master Audio and
DTS-HD Master Audio. Both options present the series with 2.0 channels
audio. I was surprised an English 5.1 mix wasn't included, but I also
underwhelmed by the lack of an option. The series is actually one that
the original Japanese language version for anyway, though the dub for K-ON! does have its fans. While either
audio track lacks in truly immersive sound it was interesting to
this series with the sharp clarity provided with lossless audio tracks.
a nice improvement on the show, and is well worth appreciating with
audio presentation includes English subtitles.
supplements included on this release are Clean Opening and Ending
and some trailers promoting other Sentai Filmworks releases.
awesome, rock-tastic series. If you enjoy rock
music, friendship, and good humor it will be a series that appeals to
your brand of enjoyable coolness. While
K-ON! is aimed more at girls than
boys it is a series that should appeal to both genders and a wide
ages too. Tales of friendship are timeless, and K-ON! is one of the
exciting ones to come out the past few years.
set contains the first thirteen episodes of season
two (which is half of the season) and it also offers a better value
Bandai released single-volume releases made available on Blu-ray for
first season. Given the significantly lower cost and the high quality
series, viewers should enjoy adding this excellent anime release to
collections. It is well worth
Neil Lumbard is a lifelong fan of cinema, and a student who aspires to make movies. He loves writing, and currently does in Texas.