Hmm， K-On！！has two more episodes to go, but episode 24 is the actual ‘end’ ,so to speak. You know, K-On!! ending actually matters to me , quite a lot. Seeing as how K-On!! represents something to me, something like a progression in anime watching. If you hit up that search bar for K-On!!, you’d find that I had written plenty of troll posts flaming it, detesting it, simply because that was the general opinion – that K-On!! , a moeblob show, is inherently bad. However, after watching K-On!!, I think it deserves some praise.
K-On!!’s entertainment value was a far cry from its mediocre predecessor, which mostly brought us to trips on the beach and scenes of them sipping tea over and over again. Aside from being twice the length of its predecessor, K-On!! brings development to the characters. Instead of giant walking towers of moe passion, we get giant walking towers of moe passion with emotion and character. K-On!! managed to flesh out its characters better than K-On! did, especially for Azusa, whose fanbase seems to have virtually doubled.
However, many people still say that K-On!! sucks. I figured out why – too much filler. But honestly, was all that really filler? After all, it is a slice-of-life show, and I don’t see the need for a strong, gripping plot. I can perfectly enjoy a bunch of girls playing music ,sipping tea and fuckloads of moe without having the need to be emotionally drawn in by the thrill, drama and action. K-On!! was also moderately hilarious, providing me with some well-needed laughs compared to the likes of, say, SYD.
Furthermore, K-On!! provided much more screen time to everyone other than Yui and Mio. I’m sure I’m not the only one to notice this. We get Azusa-centric episodes, episodes on Ritsu, episodes on Mugi, and even episodes of Azusa’s gang of friends. Far better than the Yui-milking and Mio-fucking likes of K-On!.
However, ‘far better’ doesn’t automatically make K-On!! a success. Although I liked the series in general, all that obsessive fandom is beyond me. I mean, I vaguely recall a photo of a man licking Azusa’s picture on his computer. Now that’s just fucking creepy.
Animation quality has improved in general, although still not spectacular.
Sound – Sound is the major attraction for K-On!!. Of course, there is still music in K-On(gasp!) and I find that they were okay, but some lacked the edge songs from the previous season carried. Go!Go!Maniac! pierces my ears too much,although its beat is light and spunky. No! Thank You! was better than Don’t Say Lazy in my opinion, but the song about rice…. I don’t think it’ll last long.
So overall, I’d give it a 8/10. Don’t know about you though, but if I could give marks for ‘fandomism’ I’d give a +1 for Azusa-centric episodes.>Touched.