K-ON! is a simple story about four girls that join the Light Music Club and start a ban. Each character has a different reason why they join.
- Yui joins because she needs to join a club for high school and had some experience using castanets.
- Tsumugi “Mugi” joins because she enjoyed Ritsu and Mio’s banter.
- Mio joined because Ritsu guilt trips her.
- Finally, Ritsu joins because she has a dream to go professional in a band. Plus, she wanted to be in charge of a club.
From this point on in the season, the girls start hanging out in the music room for each club session.
One of the main issues the girls have is constant distractions that prevent them from practicing.
I can relate to this as this was I problem that I had in both college and high school.
Friends are great but can serve as a major distraction.
This season focuses on the girls getting started with this club and becoming a band.
Yui has the most work to do because she needs to get her grades up while learning Guitar.
I forgot to mention that she does not even have a guitar so it’s another hurdle to get over.
K-ON for me is really great to show to watch when I am feeling down. It’s one of those shows that where even the depressed of people would smile after watching it.
I enjoyed the bonding moments that these characters go through the season.
It’s not always for the right reasons but as Mio points out it’s having these moments with the club is what makes it fun for her.
Do not let the simple MOE stuff fool you this series has depth to it. Not on the level of major Shounen or Seinen but really good messages about life.
If you want some great MOE anime and watch something fun and adorable K-On Season 1 is for you.