A scene distinctly implying that two of the K-ON! girls actually have boyfriends and may thus actually be mere soiled high-schoolers instead of the idealised moeblobs fans so adore has proven a major bombshell to their more devoted fans.
The offending scene from the manga:
The translated dialogue:
Ritsu: Ehehe, a little bit!
Mugi: Pehaps you have a boyfriend or something!?
Mio: There’s no way Ritsu could get a boyfriend…
Mio: Eh!? What!? What’s up with that reaction!?
Ritsu: Well, it’s time to study.
Yui: … She left.
Mugi: Maybe she really did get a boyfriend!
Mio: Ritsu has a boyfriend? Impossible… Hahaha…
The second offending scene from the manga:
The translated text:
Azusa: Hmm… Ritsu-senpai has a boyfriend does she?
Mio: As if! Ritsu could never get a boyfriend!
Mio: Stop looking at me, Mugi!
Yui: But Ricchan looks as if she could be quite popular amongst the boys?
Mugi: She’s cheerful and fun!
Mio: N-no no! Dating is for when both parties are fully adult, right…
Azusa: Mio-senpai is surprisingly old-fashioned…
Mio: Honestly – what is Ritsu thinking…
Mio: Getting a boyfriend before our exams!
Mio: Well, it’s still not confirmed…
Mio: Anyhow, why didn’t she tell me! That’s the kind of thing you talk to friends about isn’t it!
Phone: You went on a date with your boyfriend today… you k-kissed, and stuff? Kyaaa!
Yui: Mio-chan, can I please go to sleep now?
Naturally many fans are alarmed by these developments, in a manner reminiscent of the creepiness over Nagi-sama’s imputed hymenal deficiency.
Now all that remains is for Azusa’s boyfriend to make an appearance, and for Mio to get one – doubtless the reaction amongst otaku fans might well be entertaining to behold.