… the spiritual successor of Lucky Star. You can’t deny it, the similatiries are so obvious..
Yui = Tsukasa
SachiRitsu and Mio = Konata and Kagami
Tsumugi = Miyuki.
… in terms of their roles.
The first episode is pretty much what I expected from KyoAni, the masters of producing endearing, funny and entertaining slice-of-life shows, and it’s definitely didn’t get off the wrong foot like Lucky Star. The jokes were easy to get and laugh (light music = castanets lololololol), the characters are funny and easily endearing and there’s a cohesive enough story to link everything together. In fact, K-ON! would reach out to more people, as it’s easier to identify with theme of music that the show is pushing and the jokes will probably involve musical topics too, something that everyone should “get”. Krauser’s cameo was hillarious.
As for the seiyuu performance, the rookie quartet does quite a good job. They’re still a bit rough on the edges, like Tsumugi’s Minako Kotobuki and sometimes a bit inconsistent (Mio’s Hikasa Yōko) but that will improve as the show goes on. This is also a reason why I admire KyoAni so much, they aren’t hesitant to provide exposure for the rookies and further developing the industry rather than sticking to same faces again and again.
Lucky for us, no dancing OP’s this time, but the ED is quite out-of-place. The songs are not bad though, especially the ED by Mio (despite the ENGRISH). Thank god they chose the right person for her. Mio’s my favourite of the quartet in the group. Not a surprising choice, really. That long black hair… ahhhhh. I hope she doesn’t do twin tails later on. I might pull a Kanako.
Oh, and a point I have to note is how Yui wears pantyhose (AND IT’S BLACK TOO!) compared to the rest of the cast who wear much more normal footwear.
I just couldn’t stop looking at it the whole episode. It’s not really wrong, but kinda doesn’t fit her dojikko attributes lol.
The tune that the band performs for Yui in the episode actually took me a while to figure out, hence the delay of this post. It’s actually “Tsubasa wo Kudasai”, a 1971 J-drama theme song, with a cover performed by Veil ∞ Lia & Aoi. I recognised the tune, but had trouble figuring out the song title, so a lot of thanks to Guncannon for answering it for me.
Well, another show to look forward to. Watching KyoAni shows has become so normal nowadays, it’s pretty much ‘wrong’ if a season doesn’t have one show by them, XD.