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 propor