No music either though… And here I thought we might get some music (though I hadn’t been foolish enough to anticipate hearing from our After School Tea Time girls in particular) this episode considering the setting was a two-day, non-stop summer music festival. My greatest hope for this episode though, is that it’ll spawn a one-shot episode where the girls perform live at the festival themselves (like the “Live” episode we got last season). Though, to be fair, there was barely any performing in that extra. Why do I watch this show again?
Oh yeah: Because of her.
And them – everyone, really.
No: really. These girls are great. Despite the lack of music, the lack of a real plot, and lack of deep character development, I’ll always like K-On.
What a great idea it was to spend summer training watching a series of bands performing live. You really can learn a lot from watching others who are better than you, and I hear that a live concert experience is really amazing (even when the band itself isn’t so great). It was amusing to see Sawa-sensei drill the girls on what to pack and how to prepare. She shouldn’t have assumed they would know what footwear to bring though – though it seems like common sense to not wear fancy shoes to an over-night music festival, what’s common to most people clearly isn’t “common” for Mugi. At least Yui had flip flops for her, but her feet must have been in pain after that trip. And blistery. (Nothing a good pedicure and food massage won’t fix, though.)
After watching Mio get excited about music, Ritsu acting rather responsible, Mugi being silly, and the last two being… themselves, the episode ended with one of the over-arching thoughts carried through from the beginning of the season: Will the girls be playing together after they graduate? We all know that the four seniors will have to graduate, leaving behind Azu-nyan to lead the next generation of Light Music Club (should they be able to recruit at least three new members), but will Ho-kago Tea Time still prevail while the girls go off to college? I guess time (and the four-panel manga) can only tell if they’ll make it as a long-standing band. It would be nice to see them go pro, but that’s probably wishful thinking. …Especially with their current skill level. If we learned anything from meeting Norimi-san is that our current members of the Light Music Club are no where near as good as they need to be if they want to leave a legacy behind them.
And with one episode left (sorry people, but I haven’t seen anything that says there are 24 or even 26 episodes to this second season; if you’ve got a link, please let me know) I think we’ll see just how far our girls have come since “Light and Fluffy Time”.