Original artist: risa@tsuitta

第01話 「高3!」

*Opening Sequence:

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*Closing Sequence:

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One of the most highly anticipated shows of the Spring season is here! 「K-ON!!」 season 2, as its known by its extra exclamation point, premiered earlier today. I saw the stream live as it aired and was eager to share some screencaps — much like I did with the first season. Right from the start however, there were quite a number of fans who didn’t like the new OP song, 「GO! GO! MANIAC」, as it came on– “sounds like chipmunks singing” seems to be the popular comparison. To these people I say, give it a chance. The more you listen to it, the more it’ll slowly start to grow on you. I was not the biggest fan of 「Cagayake! GIRLS」 the first time I heard it. But through time I found it to be really catchy and now its always on my playlist. The ED song 「Listen!!」 and its 80’s style visuals clearly received more love the minute it was shown. For me its the OP all the way, when last season it was the other way around. As for the episode itself, it pretty much keeps the same formula that made the first season such a huge success. Fans of the first season will love it. Haters will continue to do what they do best…

*The Rundown:

  • Yui is seen running to the band’s club room and playing one of their older songs solo — swinging her arms and everything. Perfect way to start the new season off.
  • A new school term begins and it’s their final year of high school. Yui swims her way through a crowd of students to discover they are all in the same class — including Nodoka. She later falls backwards getting out — too cute
  • But how is it that all these friends managed to be in the same homeroom. Concidence? Nah, it was Sawako’s doing.
  • The girls ask Sawako why and find out it’s so there are fewer student names for her to memorize.
  • Yui tells the others how it’s their last year of high school and how they’ll be spending lots of time together — that includes copying homework off each other.
  • Yui putting cherry blossoms in her pocket — “awww” was all I could say during this scene
  • Yui singing in the opening ceremony with a sakura petal stuck to her hair.
  • Later at the clubroom, the band discusses what they’ll do in celebration of the new term. Azusa mentions putting on a concert for the new freshmen, but is abruptly interrupted by Ritsu’s plan to eat more of Mugi’s cakes.
  • Kidding aside, the girls know that if they don’t receive any new members this year, Azusa will be the only one left.
  • Ritsu notices that if things continue as they are, Azusa would then be guaranteed the position of club president. Azu-nyan thinks about it for a second, and tells the others she doesn’t care for such a thing — right
  • Tactics for recruiting new members begin. Some include handing out leaflets in animal costumes — Azu-nyan dressed as a pig — and Ritsu pretending to faint and having freshmen carry her over to the club room, only to be trapped into joining the band. Plan failed horribly.
  • It’s time for the concert — no maid outfits with frilly mini-skirts like Sawako wanted. Azu-nyan is determined to recruit new members with this live show.
  • Yui is swinging her arms again and again at the end of “Fuwa Fuwa Time” performance.
  • After the show, the girls congratulate each other on a job well done. Yui however is lying lifeless on a table having used up all her energy.
  • Azu-nyan does not approve of Yui’s froggy welcoming people to the club — I thought it was cute
  • Azusa discusses with her friends about why it’s so hard for them to catch the interest of new members. Jun probably thinks it’s because people see they already have five members and that it’ll be hard for them to be accepted in. Or perhaps they feel something smells funny about their club.
  • Azu-nyan walks into the club room saying she doesn’t care anymore and just wants to spend this final year with them. And tells Yui that she’s going to be a lot stricter from now on :3c

*Screencaps (200+):

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