History Headscratchers / KOn

22nd Mar '15 9:20:03 PM Discar
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** The Japanese like doing that - writing kanji but reading it as English. See the titles of ''SaintSeiya'' or ''ToAruMajutsuNoIndex'' for examples. Mostly for RuleOfCool.

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** The Japanese like doing that - writing kanji but reading it as English. See the titles of ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' or ''ToAruMajutsuNoIndex'' ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' for examples. Mostly for RuleOfCool.
22nd Jan '15 12:28:36 PM MagBas
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* By the end of the girl's senior performance in front of the school, both the manga ''and'' the anime decide that it's the perfect time to completely yank the audience's tears out into the rug in waterfalls! Why, KyoAni?
** The girls realize they will soon have to say goodbye to likely the most wonderful time they will ever have in their lifetime. The Japanese tend to be extremely nostalgic about the high school days anyway, as evidenced by other series like ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', ''Anime/LuckyStar'' and ''ManabiStraight'', so you have yourself a recipe for some major bittersweet moments.
*** Their usual high school term lasts a year shorter than ours in the States, but it's no different -- we are also very nostalgic about our high school years or college years, negative or otherwise, and wonder how things will be different. The fact that Mio, of all the girls, walks on her knees to them and declares it the best experience of her life say so much.

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* By the end of the girl's senior performance in front of the school, both the manga ''and'' the anime decide that it's the perfect time to completely yank the audience's tears out into the rug in waterfalls! Why, KyoAni?
** The girls realize they will soon have to say goodbye to likely the most wonderful time they will ever have in their lifetime. The Japanese tend to be extremely nostalgic about the high school days anyway, as evidenced by other series like ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', ''Anime/LuckyStar'' and ''ManabiStraight'', so you have yourself a recipe for some major bittersweet moments.
*** Their usual high school term lasts a year shorter than ours in the States, but it's no different -- we are also very nostalgic about our high school years or college years, negative or otherwise, and wonder how things will be different. The fact that Mio, of all the girls, walks on her knees to them and declares it the best experience of her life say so much.



* I don't like pairing the characters in this show with each other. Truth be told, it's mainly because I'm female and I dislike yaoi and yuri, but still, it's only evident that Mugi might be lesbian/bisexual. {{K-On}}! is a show about perverted girls joking with each other, I don't see it being anything more. My friends joke around like that a lot. We're straight. And mainly, the fanservice in {{K-On}}! is added for effect, in order to attract more of the male demographic. Period. Others may disagree, as you are entitled to your opinion; but please don't flame me for this!
** It all depends on how you look at it. If you ask me, girls in Slice of Life animes are especially close to each other. But, I'd say you can't deny it, merely because you don't like lesbian relationships.
** Very [[{{TruthInTelevision}} true]]. It's not that I don't like lesbian relationships, by the way, I'm not a homophobe, but I'm not exactly a yaoi or yuri fan either. I love K-On! though, as a show, and yes, there is a lot of subtexts to support the pairings. You're correct, I can't exactly deny that. But I'm a girl who's very close to my friends, and I don't like the fact that the fans of the show are turning good friends into lesbians! Of course, we all have our own opinions, some may be fans of the pairings, some may not.
** I am lesbian and most of my earlier relationships started out pretty much as depicted in the show, namely as very intense close friendships. So yes, even if a lot of the subtext is likely fanservice, it's not that unrealistic (although I can't remember ever being so extremely cutesy with my love interests all the time). I also don't think that girls immediately have to label themselves as "lesbian" or "bi" when they have feelings for a another girl, seeing how love is an extremely sliding scale. You also have to realize that {{romantic two girl friendship}}s are considered fairly normal in Japan, so this might be a cultural issue.\\
By the way: why do you think they're perverted? The stuff they pull with each other is rather tame, really
** I was actually talking about the fanart that is on multiple websites that is very very risque / sexual. Not all yuri or yaoi is sexual though - most hardcore is. Most of the events in K-On! are borderline shoujo ai. The stuff they pull is very, no- immensely- clean in the show, but I find that artists are taking the borderline to an extreme. Although I have no problem with it, I'm afraid if someone, say, my younger sister who's a prude (to say the least), a youngster, would run across it. Luckily, most is blocked by Google Safe Search and filters.
*** There is pornographic fanart of ''every'' show out there. [[{{Rule34}} No exceptions]]. So it's a bit silly to blame this show for its existence. Also, would your little sister faint if she saw two girls hold hands or kiss? Or are you afraid she might even ... ''like'' it?
** My particular pet peeve is that it's almost impossible to find any OriginalFlavor fanfiction because so much of it is centered on romance. The best you can get are one shots or stories where the romance is less central to the plot. It's like the lack of romance in the source material caused some sort of backlash in the fanfic community.
*** Er, nope. Look at any collection of fanfiction for any fandom. Most of it will either be a romantic story, or involve romance heavily in some way, whether there's romance in the canon storyline or not. This definitely isn't exclusive to this anime.



* Why did they not make the animation of the first ending (Don't Say Lazy) fit the song? It's not video lagging, it's some kind of stylistic choice. It just sort of sets off my OCD a bit because she's clearly singing the song, but her face doesn't quite match, and I'm also slightly wierded out by the weird eye things she does at the beginning of the song.
22nd Jan '15 12:22:28 PM MagBas
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* In the movie, why does Azusa get so upset about the idea the idea that Yui might have feelings for her? Sure, she finds Yui's clinginess bothersome at times, but in the end of the manga she seemed quite close to confessing to Yui ''herself''. Of course, it's in line with the toning down of the manga's {{les yay}} elements in the anime, but it still feels like {{character derailment}}.

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* In the movie, why does Azusa get so upset about the idea the idea that Yui might have feelings for her? Sure, she finds Yui's clinginess bothersome at times, but in the end of the manga she seemed quite close to confessing to Yui ''herself''. Of course, it's in line with the toning down of the manga's {{les yay}} elements in the anime, but it still feels like {{character derailment}}.
11th Oct '14 5:25:54 PM rosseloh
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**** Indeed. As a musician raised by a family of musicians, it's pretty amazing what you can find lying around the house. I probably wouldn't have my own drums today except that my dad decided to buy me a kit back in high school. True, none of my instruments are top-of-the-line like what we see in the show, but I put that one down as [[RuleOfCool Rule of Cool]].

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**** Indeed. As a musician raised by a family of musicians, it's pretty amazing what you can find lying around the house. I probably wouldn't have my own drums today except that my dad decided to buy me a kit back in high school. True, none of my instruments are top-of-the-line like what we see in the show, girls', but I put that one down as [[RuleOfCool Rule of Cool]].
11th Oct '14 5:25:31 PM rosseloh
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**** Indeed. As a musician raised by a family of musicians, it's pretty amazing what you can find lying around the house. I probably wouldn't have my own drums today except that my dad decided to buy me a kit back in high school. I mean, none of my instruments are top-of-the-line like what we see in the show, but I put that one down as [[RuleOfCool Rule of Cool]].

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**** Indeed. As a musician raised by a family of musicians, it's pretty amazing what you can find lying around the house. I probably wouldn't have my own drums today except that my dad decided to buy me a kit back in high school. I mean, True, none of my instruments are top-of-the-line like what we see in the show, but I put that one down as [[RuleOfCool Rule of Cool]].
11th Oct '14 5:24:41 PM rosseloh
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**** Indeed. As a musician raised by a family of musicians, it's pretty amazing what you can find lying around the house. I probably wouldn't have my own drums today except that my dad decided to buy me a kit back in high school. I mean, none of my instruments are top-of-the-line like what we see in the show, but I put that one down as [[RuleOfCool Rule of Cool]].
21st Jul '14 9:22:07 AM DannWoolf
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*** Which makes you wonder why they would then make a show ''about a band''.
3rd Jun '14 2:17:56 AM Miumia
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** Maybe ValuesDissonance? Iím definitely not an expert so I canít say it for sure, but as far as I know, in Japan thereís more of an expectation that the oldest will be the dependable sibling, in order to give an example for the younger one ó especially when the parents are absent, as in this scenario you'd expect the older sister to assume the parents' part. If my assumption is right and this tendency is a bigger deal in Japan, then itís understandable that the girls keep bringing it up and expecting that at some point Yui will act as the "responsible one".
28th Jan '14 12:38:33 PM zequist
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** She probably could have, especially since she takes to the frontwoman role like a duck to water once she finally gets her chance and genuinely enjoys interacting with their audiences. But they were all so focused on getting their instruments down that ''nobody'' in the band even thought about the fact they needed a vocalist until Sawako brought it up several months later. Even if Yui had done nothing but sing from day one, though, they still needed a guitarist to bring their sound together. The only other option would have been adapting themselves into a guitar-less piano rock band like [[Music/BenFolds Ben Folds Five]] using Mugi's keyboard as the lead instrument, but no one thought of that idea either, plus it's hard to imagine Ritsu softening her drumming enough to fit that style of music.
20th Dec '13 5:53:13 PM spudsabre
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**Songs don't have to be personal, and there are a lot of love songs out there already, which likely inspired Mio to write similar lyrics.
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