There are six days until Pokemon Black and White comes out in America. I am stoked. The real bummer is I have to go to church before I can get the game, but oh well. Out of anticipation, there are going to be quite a few pokemon related posts this week on whatever the heck I feel like. Today, it’s going to be a look at the amount of Pokemon crossover with other animes fanart out there. (If anyone is for some reason trying to keep from being spoiled for 5th gen, this post is not for you.)
Category Archives: K-On
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or fortunate enough to have a life, you may have heard, the news has just gotten out that the K-On 4koma manga, which had finished, is resuming again this spring. Presumably, this means that a third anime series may be in the future as well. The question is, what exactly will the manga be about? Azusa and her friends? The girls at university? No matter what, it’s going to be a hit. It’s freaking K-On. But if it’s about the girls at University, I’m not sure how into it I’d be able to get–and not because I’m bitter and jaded about college, although that doesn’t help.
To enjoy K-On, a suspension of disbelief is required. A suspension of disbelief that is possible when the girls are in High School. (nsfw under the cut)
Merry Christmas to all my readers around the world. I hope you all enjoy the festivities!
K-On…is interesting. The first season, while I really enjoyed it, is truly what you call overrated, and if someone tried to marathon it all at once in the first sitting probably couldn’t understand why K-On was so great. All I can say is, “You had to be there.” The second season, while less musical, improved vastly on the slice-of-life and characters so much that it was worth the hype. It made any negatives of the first season worth it in my opinion.
One of the monumental parts of that first season was unlike most high school stories, the viewers got to go through the girls graduating, and the feelings that accompanied that. I was especially sensitive to this theme as I graduated as well. I will always look back on K-On and think that I was lucky enough to graduate with the girls and have them help me through it. Just…I wonder how they’re doing in college now.
I don’t understand why K-On goes before everything else of the K category rather then last on MAL, and it’s kinda drives me nuts, but that’s how life goes. I actually ended up doing the Kino’s Journey patch before the K-On patch as I didn’t have much idea what to do for K-On.
For February over at Borderline Hikkomori, for the 14 days up until Valentine’s Day, we’d talk about our favorite pairings, and why we loved them. I decided I’d continue the tradition over here, as it’s something I quite liked. Note that shipping wank with be dealt with the rolling of eyes, and laughing.
One of the charming parts of K-On is the lack of romance and drama caused by such. That just isn’t an element in the show, and beyond the occasional yuri joke, nothing of the such comes up. It is obvious all four girls absolutely love each other despite each other despite this, though not in a romantic sense. Still, sometimes a overzealous fangirl in the same vein of Mugi can’t help but imaging more beyond what we see in the show, and if their love for each other went a little further.
It was watching this that I realized just how much I’ve missed these girls. I love these girls, and the interactions between them, there’s just something about them that I have yet to see in an anime. They don’t get bogged down by drama for the most part, and just have a good time. Not to mention the cast almost entirely being made up with girls is lovely.
Ah, the topic that got me kicked off Borderline Hikkomori. I didn’t want to partcipate in the New Year awards, and now that I have my own blog, I still don’t want to do Best of the Year awards. I don’t feel like I’ve watched enough in the winter season to fairly judge. But now that I have my own blog, I can do my own thing, which I wanted to do in the first place. So, on New Year’s Eve, I’ll be doing an overlook of everything I watched this year.
And so this post isn’t, completely pointless, I’ll share this with you all. Like it or hate it, K-On’s going to be getting a second season. Question is, how many times with KyoAni troll us before finally releasing it? http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-12-30/k-on-anime-gets-2nd-season-green-lit
K-On was a phenomenon that was somewhat expected, being KyoAni, but still fun to watch explode. K-On was far from the best anime out there, but it managed to be fairly steady, and put a smile on my face every week. The show was also peppered with some very nice music, and an ending theme that featured some very cool outfits.
K-On even penetrated my life, stuck in a small Ohio town.