over a year ago:
Wow...*didn't understand many of the Japanese terms kinakomochi used in her post so she looked them up* Need to expand my experience with talking about anime to learn these new terms.
There's going to be a movie? WOOT! When's it coming out, and Yui, Mio, Ritsu, Mugi are going to be in it a lot too right? Not just Ui, Azusa, Jun ya?
Also, zansabar that comment was not cool at all and actually kind of offensive. A woman could draw Mio just as cute as a man could. Women can also draw any other character for any other anime extremely good as well. Men aren't the only ones that are talented at drawing.
As a woman I too agree their experiences are quite authentic together, maybe that's why I identified so much with them. I'm pretty much Ritsu and Yui's personality put together heheh.
You've got a point with the Romeo and Juliet familiarity, but seriously Midsummer Night's Dream is also quite popularly known and performed in high schools. And I've read it quite recently and even if you haven't read it, anyone could easily pick up on its basic plot.
The whole time with that episode too I was like uh why isn't Ritsu Romeo and Mio Juliet? The other way around I can see how it would create humor, but it just took so long for them to figure it out it had the opposite effect. Plus Juliet doesn't always need interpreted as a lovely feminine maiden, I saw a production of that play last summer that had the Juliet be more assertive/modern jeans/shirt and it was a very good interpretation on the character too.
As far as their songs go, some are good, but some I'm like eh they're ok. I liked pretty much all of season 1's except for ballpoint pen, and I liked the 2nd season's opening songs, other than that the lyrics are just too weird for me to like.
The episode Azusa was dreaming most of the way through kind of threw me for a loop a bit. Sometimes her dreams seemed like that was actually happening. I remember one of her dreams she had white skin not tanned so I knew she was dreaming then.
And that part where Ritsu finally ended up smacking Mugi was awesome I'm glad she totally pulled it off in the end, except wow just like Ritsu I was sort of floored and wasn't sure what to think by what Mugi said to deserve the smack.
And actually, season 2 disappointed me a bit. It wasn't as funny as season 1, and some episodes felt sort of bland and pointless. Like of course it's just messing around, but I think it lacked a purpose. I was wondering why they weren't aiming to play at Budokan anymore. I was thinking about what I thought was lacking today and I figured out it was trials. It would have been nice if not all the girls got along just fine, maybe some were jealous of K-ON and caused trouble for it. Or maybe some family crisis, or just some sort of development like that. Like what I mean is in season 1 there's an episode where Ritsu gets totally possessive and jealous over Mio spending lots of time with Nokoda. That really developed their relationship and character for me. Or how Azusa struggled to get integrated with the group in season 1, the kinds of things we learned about her in those events too.
That said there was always something to enjoy in every episode and I love them all over-all. But no anime has perfect parts all the time you know?