then every single anime in the world can be described as "K-on + bunch of things that have nothing to do with K-on".
Impossible because K-On is plain, bland, generic, the very basic. So if you add something not basic to something that is basic, you get something not basic, which isn't K-On.
In the case of this show, and in Hyouka, being K-On is quite obvious there since the "basicness" still seeps through their not entirely effective attempts of being "not plain." Unless of course your argument actually implies that every anime has "basicness" and everything else are just not entirely effective attempts of being "not plain."
First pair, IDK because I haven't watched either. Second pair, Summer Wars is simply good while Evangelion is "depending on the circumstances, on what you watched first, on how you interpret things, on when you watched them, etc.", i.e. cannot be definitely called one or the other, so it doesn't flow like the comparisons I made.
edited 9th Jul '12 8:34:44 AM by entropy13
I'm reading this because it's interesting. I think.
Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, over.