K-on Season 2: Episodes 1-5: Never Ending Girls Song
Dari: Sorry about this being late and not out until after the 5th episode, (well, the 6th episode is already out, but I haven’t managed to watch it yet) Real life has been busy with a history paper, plus exams, and I wanted to get this out after the 3rd episode, but I came down with a cold…*sigh* why does the spring season have to start right around exam time? Any-ways, onto the new season of K-on. This post will be rather short on images, as It takes time to take those screen shots, and then think up things to say about them. Future posts should have more images, for those that like images with random comments.
The new opening: Go! Go! Maniac.
OK, plainly put, I preferred the old one, as this one sounds like someone has eaten too much sugar… however, we can see a pattern forming, this both openings being hyperactive songs about school life.
The new ending: Listen!!
OK, this one I liked. While it hasn’t grown of me completely, I feel it will. As it was with the openings, there is a pattern here with the endings, both are more surreal/trippy, and the video is made out to be a music video, and has a more professional fell to it, as if it was made after they graduated. One thing I want to say is that I love those costumes, and Yui, you should have your hair in that style more often, it looks a lot better.
On to the the actual show:
Episode 1: The start of a new year
Well, it’s the start of the final year for the 4 senior members of the light music club, but Yui is no wiser then when she walked into the music room back in episode one of season one… and Ricchan is no more responsible either. However, if there are no new members, Azu-nyan will be all alone when the 4 seniors graduate. So the girls come up with some crazy idea’s of how to recruit more members… and I think someone needs to tell them that dressing up as animals isn’t going to work.
Episode 2: Cleaning out the Closet.
So the closet is messy and overflowing… why? Because Yui dumps all her junk there. Also found is Sawa-chan’s old guitar, which she gives to the club to sell for club funds… A … yen guitar. So what happens… what always happens, the girls get caught up in their greed (or in Yui’s case, her weird fantasy) and lie to Sawa-chan. Lies are exposed, and punishment is they only get what they said the guitar sold for… the moral of the story, greed is bad, and don’t lie… the only one that got her wish for-filled was Yui, so I guess the other moral is wanting to be slapped with money is good!? Guess I’ll never truly understand this show…
Episode 3: To drum, or not to drum
A rather uneventful episode, with Ricchan trying out different instruments, chuck in a flashback as to why she chose drums in the first place, and she goes back to drums. The only thing that happens that effects future episodes is that the girls bought a turtle with the money they got in the previous episode, and that only takes up the 1st minute or so of the episode, and that is only a continuation of the end of last episode…
Episode 4: Trip to the Old Capital
The school trip episode, what more can I say. Yui is as crazy as ever, Ricchan joins in on Yui’s craziness, Mugi gets excited over the strangest things, Mio gets caught up in the rush, and Sawa-chan starts telling the girls off, before joining in on the fun.
Episode 5: Of those left behind
I have no recollection of the contents of this episode appearing in the manga, so correct me if I’m wrong, but this is new material (the reason why I watch the anime). It covers what happens to Ui, Azu-nyan and Jun (the girl who went with Ui to the light music club’s concert to recruit new members in season 1) while all the seniors are off on camp. I must say that thanks to this episode, I now see Jun as a mini Ricchan.
Dari’s rating of Episode 1: 7/10
Dari’s rating of Episode 2: 8/10
Dari’s rating of Episode 3: 7/10
Dari’s rating of Episode 4: 9/10
Dari’s rating of Episode 5: 8/10
Dari’s anticipation for Episode 6: 7/10