K-On! The Abridged Series, by the group Just5Guys, is an Abridged Series of the 2009 animeK-On!, started by the user Zeromaster with editing done by either Zero himself or Toaster, depending on the episode. All of the abridgers also work on the similar show The Abridging of Haruhi Suzumiya in various ways, so a lot of the humor and editing style reflects that show. As their name (originally and currently) suggested, the team consists of, well, 5 guys (Zeromaster, HokageTitan, Toaster (who left the group after episode 5), KnightShade, and RogueAbridger, along with FullmetalChao, who joined the group while in production of the second episode). The show regularly updates on the Just 5 Guys account, but YouTube took down the fifth episode (and eventually, the first four of said episodes and the christmas special) due to alleged copyright infringement laws (the first of the three, ironically, is due to Naruto Shippuden footage), which prompted them to form the back-up account known as The Loli Brigade.The storyline in the broadest sense is not altered. However, the characters' personalities are vastly different, the detail of events are changed, and numerous references to other anime shows and other abridged versions of those anime shows abound!
K-On! The Abridged Series includes examples of the following tropes:
Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny! - Yui had ADD in kindergarten, ADHD in elementary school, and, as she would put it, she was "butt-fuck retarded" in middle school... And all of that's mentioned in the first 15 seconds of the second episode.
Hell, that episode is called "Awesome ADD Adventure"!
Ritsu and Mio (mostly the latter) often say "You [insert noun here] fetish freak!"
In episode 8, Azusa's debut episode, there were multiple times when Azusa said "God, what a freak." It changed to "I think [insert person here] just came." in the episode after. What do you think, Zero?
Yui's "I'm still a whale!" in reference to her playing pretend in the Beach Episode.
That one counts as a Brick Joke as well, as it appeared in episode 4 and didn't re-appear until episode 8.
Double Entendre - Zeromaster stated that the Sex Counter will go up every time they are made (throughout Episode 8). Understandable, given the sick bastards and their writing. Subverted twice, Double Subverted once.
Larynx Dissonance - The entire cast, cameos aside, is played by men. This ranges from surprisingly convincing (Yui), passable but weird (Sawako, Ui, Ritsu), to not really trying (Mio, Azusa). This is, of course, part of the appeal.
The Other Darrin: KnightShade, known for his roles of Sawako and Nodoka, took over Toaster's role of Mio in the Christmas Special, who, for unknown reasons, left Just5Guys. (Confirmed in the J5G Vokle from April 17, 2010)
Running Gag - Many. Mio having a penis is probably the most memorable.
Mio: My f%@#in' balls!
Screwed By The Website - The Christmas Special (aka Episode 7) had been taken down in the Just5Guys and Loli Brigade accounts. So it was placed in Blip, just in case. As a preventative measure, The original versions of episodes after 7 are also put up on Blip, while altered (read: footage flipped and/or slightly darkened) versions were uploaded on the former of the two accounts.