History Headscratchers / KOn

27th Apr '18 8:47:33 AM kasperow
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* In the first episode, why does Mio take a pick from her bag at the end? We never see her play with a pick at all, only with her fingers, so why does she even carry a pick to begin with?
27th Apr '18 6:56:40 AM kasperow
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* Has nobody at Sakuragaoka ever heard of something called a metronome? It is frequently brought up that Ritsu is bad at keeping a steady tempo, so why does nobody think of either asking Sawako if there's a metronome somewhere in the school they can borrow, or look for one either in the storage room or the guitar store?



** In the manga, Okuda Nao joins Azusa's Light Music Club as songwriter, proving that playing an instrument is not a requirement for being in the club. Yui could just have joined as vocalist, which she seems to be

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*** "Hello Little Girl", one of the tracks on Mio's Character Song EP, is actually fairly bluesy/jazzy, with Ritsu going easy on the drums by Ritsu's standards. And besides, nobody ever said the Light Music Club band has to play Rock...
** In the manga, Okuda Nao joins Azusa's Light Music Club as songwriter, songwriter only, because she has absolutely no talent for playing an instrument, but knows a lot about music theory (at least after taking a literal crash course in it), proving that playing an instrument is not a requirement for being in the club. Yui could just have joined as vocalist, which she seems to be come naturally for her.


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* Small one, but in Episode 8, Azusa says that at first she wanted to join the Jazz Club, but decided not to after she found out they didn't play "real Jazz". Which raises the question: What exactly is "real Jazz"?
26th Apr '18 7:30:00 PM WarriorsGate
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* When Azusa joins the club, Yui is terrified of revealing she joined because she thought they played light-hearted music. Um, why? She boldly announced it to an entire auditorium of people, like, three episodes previously. I know the answer will probably be "Because she's Yui," but even so, that's rather a huge about-face.
26th Apr '18 3:22:16 PM kasperow
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* In s2e3, Mio says she wants to be the kind of bassist who plays bass lines that accompany everything else, but aren't too showy. So why are literally all of her bass lines on the HTT albums some of the most complex parts of the songs and always mixed way up front so they are louder than the Rhythm Guitar? Is it just Ritsu messing with Mio, or are the albums really just [[PanderingToTheBase pandering to Mio's fanbase]]?
* If everyone knows that Ritsu keeps rushing the drums, why doesn't anyone consider either looking for a metronome in the storage room or buy one in the guitar store? Or even ask Sawako if she has one they could borrow?
26th Apr '18 2:59:00 PM kasperow
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** Even if she doesn't play guitar, being the bass player, she is the one most likely to be able to read guitar tab, since bass uses the same system. And, it was agreed that Yui would be the guitarist, while the others would teach her what they could, so Mio probably just figured it would be a good idea to study some guitar-theory in order to better be able to teach Yui (after all, when it comes to studying anything, Mio is a model student).


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*** The SG is (according to Sawako) covered in mold and the strings are rusty. Nobody in their right mind would play a guitar in that condition. And, of course, unlike Gitah, the SG isn't "cute".
** If Yui used a guitar found in the storage room, she might not automatically be allowed to bring it home to practice outside of school. By buying her own guitar, no such legal issues will arise.


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** In the manga, Okuda Nao joins Azusa's Light Music Club as songwriter, proving that playing an instrument is not a requirement for being in the club. Yui could just have joined as vocalist, which she seems to be


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** It could be that the previous Light Music Club bands simply decided to go to the same college and continue playing together as a band, so they never felt the need to record a mix tape in high school. Or maybe their tapes are just hidden somewhere the girls never got around to searching.
* About the way Houkago Tea Time handled the second School Festival concert, there were some things I found bothersome. Everyone in HTT, Sawako included, already knew about Ui's insane guitar-playing skills (which somehow are superior to Yui's, even with a lot less practice). So when Yui had to return home to get Gitah, why didn't HTT just ask Ui to borrow Yui's hairpins and fill in for her on Sawako's Flying V? I'm sure Sawako could easily make an additional yukata for Ui identical to Yui's. We also learn later that there's a back-entrance, so Yui could easily have slipped out, run home, retrieved Gitah, returned, changed into the yukata, and waited for Ui to step off the stage and return the hairpins, then wait a few seconds and walk on-stage with Gitah, after which Ui could change to her uniform and tie up her hair, run around the gym, enter through the main entrance, and watch the rest of the concert, and Yui could just get away with saying that there were some problems with her main guitar, which needed to be fixed (technically, the guitar being absent is a problem, thus making such a statement technically true). How come nobody in the band thought of such that solution, including Sawako, who has played more concerts than HTT ever has?
26th Apr '18 12:47:54 PM kasperow
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*** Except Mugi has played piano since she was 4, Ritsu started playing drums with only the sticks at first around the age of 10, Mio started around the same time. Azusa started playing in fourth grade. Only Yui is actually new to playing an instrument.
26th Apr '18 12:32:59 PM kasperow
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** Mugi is from an insanely wealthy family, and can easily afford to buy a pro-quality keyboard at any time (as seen during the trip to London, where she went without it and just buys a new one for their festival-gig, as if it was no big deal). Mio probably worked hard to get the money for her Fender Jazz Bass, or possibly got it from her parents (an instrument isn't an usual birthday/christmas present). Ritsu outright states in s2e3 that she saved her allowance until she could buy a used drum kit, and even that was only after haggling. Azusa's parents are Jazz musicians, and probably gave her the Candy Apple Red Fender Mustang we see her playing, because it's short scale-length fits her small hands perfectly. Yui is the only one we actually see buying an instrument.


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*** This explanation makes a lot of sense. At school, there's nobody to look after it. At home, there is Ui, who is the only person Yui trusts to take care of Gitah.


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** Actually, during the School Festivals, it's pretty clear that the band as a whole does have some fans, as the gym is filled every time they play, and some of them actually cheer on Yui after she showed up late.


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*** She never gives them earplugs for practicing or school concerts either. A powerful drummer, like Ritsu, can easily play loud enough to damage your hearing, even during rehearsals. Then add that the others need to be able to hear their instruments ''over'' the drummer, and they really need earplugs...
* Related to the sound-level issue above: Why isn't the music-room soundproofed? It's quite clear that the band's rehearsals can be heard loud and clear outside the room, which is undoubtedly going to bother someone. Besides, the Student Council could probably arrange to have it soundproofed if someone just asked. Furthermore, in the episode where the music-room is occupied to do some repairs to the plumbing, why didn't they put soundproofing panels in the floor and on the walls? The floor was already ripped up, so it would only be an extra day's work at most...
14th Jan '18 11:12:57 AM nombretomado
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** It's CoconutSuperpowers again: {{KyoAni}} doesn't want to animate any more guitar solos after the Haruhi concert. You can ''hear'' the band's guitar solos on the album versions of the songs, and particularly Yui and Azusa's character ImageSong albums.

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** It's CoconutSuperpowers again: {{KyoAni}} Creator/KyoAni doesn't want to animate any more guitar solos after the Haruhi concert. You can ''hear'' the band's guitar solos on the album versions of the songs, and particularly Yui and Azusa's character ImageSong albums.
16th Dec '17 10:37:16 AM ChemicalElephantine
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*** The obvious answer is that the school uniform is needed to make the parallel with the beginning of the first episode complete. That said, Yui would see nothing wrong in running around in any kind of outfit, because when it comes to her embarrassment is something that happens to other people. One must assume that Sawako and the others forced her to change back before letting her go.
16th Dec '17 9:43:42 AM ChemicalElephantine
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** You need to consider the psychology of the individual. Mugi is totally self-effacing, and goes along with anything the rest of the band want to do, or just with the flow of events, just for the fun of it. For example, she could have provided the band with not only a guitar for Yui but with all sort of equipment; instead, she follows them to the part time job, which she enjoys more than anyone else. The trip to England is the best illustration: at the bar, she lets Ritsu do her "I love sushi" act even though she could have cleared the misunderstanding with her own English skills (which allow her to ask for a keyboard). When they have to pick a singer, she could probably have taken the lead easily, but when she sees how eager Yui is to sing she steps back. Mugi is awesome.
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