k-on!! 16

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“This is really cute.”

(Swiftly approved. Head-banging Mugi is Mugiliciously good.)

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I noticed that the whiteboard changes every day this episode. Has Kyoto gone Shaft on us? At least right now, I have yet to see a Triforce or Mesousa, so no. But things can change quickly. I mean, Kyoto once was a bastion of fanservice and fielded an army of Bonta-kuns.

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Mugi is too cute for words. Let’s just sit here and admire her Muginess for a second.

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Ritsu can cook?! I’m amazed. I’m surprised Ritsu has any talents other than drumming and bullying Mio (two very important talents may I add). I also don’t get the appeal of hamburg steak for the Japanese… isn’t it like Salisbury steak but with breadcrumbs? I can’t wait to introduce chicken fried steak to the Japanese. I’ll make millions. Muhahahaha.

(Really enjoyed this week’s episode of This American Life that dealt with why it took so long for Vietnamese sandwiches to catch on in the US. I love those sandwiches. Good French baguette with mystery meat is always a solid choice. So, again, this begs the question: why hasn’t chicken fried steak caught on in Japan? It seems like a solid hit. Or maybe it’s a million dollar idea that no one has tried yet… mmm…)

(When Yui mentioned that sometimes she enjoys bread and jam-mu for breakfast, you snickered, didn’t you? Kyoto should have worked that jam-mu into this show somehow… they managed to fit it into Clannad of all places. Next time in Full Metal Panic, Sagara takes Chidori on a picnic, but he forgot the strawberry jam! What will he do?)

(Just a quick note to say if I disappear next week, it’s because of either StarCraft 2, Continuum Shift, or that I’m in jail for kissing the back of someone’s knee.)

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Kyoto’s attention to detail and animation prowess is still top notch. They don’t take scenes off, unlike, oh, High School of the Dead. Probably best part of this episode that doesn’t involve Mugi is that all the fanboys will try to make a class list for Azu-nyan’s class much like how there’s one for Yui’s class.

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Still amazed that Afternoon Tea Time isn’t pushing a combined 1,000 pounds by now. They constantly just hang around eating high fat and high calories snacks that Mugi pushes on them. How do they stay so slim? OH SHI– next time on E! Behind the Music, Afternoon Tea Time confronts their bulimia problem.

(Mugilicious sneaking food? There’s a 50% chance that Mugi eats as much as she wants, but she gets liposuction every year.)

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Surprised by Mugi would be a great TV show. You’re doing your thing one moment, and, then, WHAMMO! There’s Mugi. I wouldn’t just want to see this show, I’d like to be in it.

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Azu-nyan’s “comeback” seems as ill-fated as…

A. A Lindsey Lohan comeback.
B. A Mel Gibson comeback.
C. A BP comeback.
D. A bell bottom jeans comeback.
E. A Penny Hardaway comeback.

(Personally, I’m rooting for a Lindsey Lohan comeback. At this point, I’m not even sure if the softcore shows that Cinemax shows at night will take her.)

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You really think Afterschool Tea Time could mount an effective anti-zombie defense? The only way it would work is if everyone had a latent talent for killing zombies when push comes to shove (i.e. their live performances) but they joke around and goof off so much you really can’t take them seriously as zombie slayers. But how awesome would it be if Yui suddenly fired missiles from her guitar case a la Antonio Banderas in Desperado? Or if Mugi’s family was actually a defense contractor for Stark Enterprises with Mugi having her own Iron Man suit? Or if Mio was actually a Brazilian jujitsu black belt? And Ritsu were a strategist like Mirai Nikki‘s Akise, Gundam 00‘s Sumeragi, and Death Note‘s Light-o all rolled up into one?

(See, this is my basis for Moe of the Dead. Azu-nyan would drive the ice cream truck.)

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See, this is what I’m missing for not having an older sister. I couldn’t pathetically hide in the bathroom from her cute friends. Damn, I missed out.

(Good news though! Satoshi now qualifies to be the lead in a harem comedy in two years. Quick, let’s get him a childhood friend, an alien, and a tsundere classmate.)

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Seeing so much of Azu-nyan this episode… just how she’s proportioned slightly different from the other girls… she reminded me of…

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Franken Fran.

(Chapter 37 for the morbidly curious.)

25 Responses to “k-on!! 16”

  1. Why hamburg steak? Because it’s beef. Not something silly, like chicken. Beef: it’s what’s for dinner.

  2. And yes, I’m aware that chicken fried steak is still beef. But two things: (1) “What is this? A fried beef cutlet? Where’s my pork?!” (2) Hamburg steak = comfort food. Folks grew up with it, or at the very least, have known about it for the longest time. You can also make it at home pretty easily, and everyone has their own version. Chicken fried steak? That’d be a novelty item.

  3. Really…?

    You didn’t even mention waitresses wearing cat ears?

  4. I am surprised that there is no mention of Azusa’s fall into Jason’s hands. Maybe because there is as of yet no images of the mentioned nekomimi waitresses. But the corruption of Azusa is going as planned.

  5. So is Satoshi a siscon or does he have eyes for Mio already? Or has the introduction of Yui, Mugi and Azusa broadened his view of things?
    (Also why is Mugi the only one wearing a different version of the uniform?)

  6. I guess Satoshi has a crush on Azunyan.
    And yes no mentioning no the cat ears….

    @ichekro: she is just not wearing the jacket, see ui further up

  7. *Is probably gonna disappear due to Starcraft II, as well*

  8. You are missing an important point. HTT has not one, not two, but three guitars! And we are not talking ukulele here either. These are rock solid electric beauties. Do you remember what one Haruhara Haruka of FCLC did with a single guitar? Intergalactic invasion proved no match, let alone some zombie.

  9. The zombies are attracted to noise…but would sonic attacks work against them…if so…crank those amps to 11 and rock out girls.
    .
    Also Ton-chan gets to get handled by Yui and Azusa a lot.

  10. Can’t decide between BlazBlue or Starcraft 2. If the US BlazBlue had a nendroid Noel or Rachel it would be easy but I guess $40 is hard to argue with (the DLC characters are maddening though). Do I really want to beat my cousin SC2 badly enough to pay $60?

    Glad to see Mugi getting more attention. Was afraid she was going to be a side character who only comforted and undermined Mio.

  11. Wah, new Blazblue. I need to re-learn Hakumen (he looks amped up) but Noel and Lichi should be relatively similar, I think. I wish they’d shipped it with the Noel nendroid, or an artbook or something. Pre-ordering seems so pointless.

    HTT would be very effective against sound-seeking zombies. They never play any actual music, so they’re camouflaged quite well.

  12. Haha I main Hakumen too. Kinda sad that they totally changed his 6A and 6B (I have the 6B t-shirt) so now he doesn’t have a good anti-air and ground stuffer but at least he doesn’t have to spend meter to do an overhead. Argh, do I really want to spend $100 when I can only reasonably play one of these games!? I really want to banshee rush my cousin too!

  13. …derailed by Franken Fran.

  14. Hamburg Steak is like meatloaf, but not dried out and baked too long with a lot of bread. It’s real beef, onions, and a few other things. And I suspect chicken-fried steak’s just too… well, too strong a flavour. It’s like a lot of American things – hitting you on the head with an unsubtle hammer until your brains are splattered all over the next wall.

    Also, Veronica’s horribly cute. Especially when she’s got her 8D face on.

  15. @Haesslich: Japan is the land of the Windows 7 Whopper, nattou, Pepsi Shiso, and 1 gigabajillion varieties of Kit-Kat (I stopped counting at…. 8). I think chicken fried steak would be accepted. Put it this way: what would happen if you dredged chicken fried steak in panko instead of seasoned flour? I would expect that you’d get something similar to gyuukatsu. What would make the difference then is the gravy, or rather how you tweak it to suit Japanese tastes.

  16. bluemonq: There’s a difference between weird flavors and ‘strong’ ones. Nattou’s an acquired taste, ditto certain types of ‘smelly’ (aka: fermented) tofus. And chicken-fried steak’s… let’s just say I couldn’t get into that. Perfectly decent beef, ruined. :D

    Beyond that, they’ve already got several varieties of karage…

  17. Love me some K-ON!! And starcraft. You should post your real id and get some games in with your readers.

  18. Shit type-o in the user name. Need a new phone.

  19. Surprised by Mugi would be a great TV show.

    Or a blog. IfyouknowwhatImean…

    (Good news though! Satoshi now qualifies to be the lead in a harem comedy in two years. Quick, let’s get him a childhood friend, an alien, and a tsundere classmate.)

    Not sure if I want to see the doujins…

  20. Get to the mitsudomoe 04 review. I have something to say. :p

  21. Even if you didn’t want to read the doujins, you know you’d have to. Some things are like train wrecks, you just can’t help but give it you’re undivided attention

  22. “Still amazed that Afternoon Tea Time isn’t pushing a combined 1,000 pounds by now. They constantly just hang around eating high fat and high calories snacks that Mugi pushes on them. How do they stay so slim? OH SHI– next time on E! Behind the Music, Afternoon Tea Time confronts their bulimia problem.”

    I think you have forgotten that they’re Asian, and have high metabolism. :P They could eat all the junk food they please and still maintain their figures.

    But then again, because they’re Japanese girls, they’ll constantly have unnecessary worry about their weight…

  23. (Good news though! Satoshi now qualifies to be the lead in a harem comedy in two years. Quick, let’s get him a childhood friend, an alien, and a tsundere classmate.)</blockquote

    Hmmmm…..time for a re-make of NINJA HIGH SCHOOL. *flail*

  24. Or if Mugi’s family was actually a defense contractor for Stark Enterprises with Mugi having her own Iron Man suit?

    Strike Witches with the cast of K-On

    Or if Mio was actually a Brazilian jujitsu black belt?

    Mind blown

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