K-ON! Schoolgirls No More?

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The girls of K-ON! look set to graduate from high school and begin attending university, an arrangement which avoids eternal schoolgirl status but also robs them of one of their key moe credentials.

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This suggests the girls may attend university together, though the extent of any such storyline is not clear, and whether the manga will give rise to any further anime even less so.

Fans of generic moe blob anime and manga will no doubt notice a strong parallel between K-ON! and Lucky Star, which also had its girls graduate from high school…


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    Avatar of ranivus
    Comment by ranivus
    22:10 13/02/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I would kill to be that popsicle right now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 07/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd kill you and your country just to be the stick that holds the popsicle...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Fans of generic moe blob anime and manga"

    At least someone acknowledges what this is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:30 13/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Krauser will rape em later

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:29 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    LONG LIVE KRAUSER II!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:35 15/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't rape the willing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I slap you mutherfucker

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:15 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    AHAHAHHAA i can totally see that

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    Comment by vin-nii
    06:08 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    since when did graduating from high school become a reference to anything?

    or does it mean I'm currently referencing LS this year 0_o

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    Comment by Stiyl-Magnus19
    10:52 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope that they are still united in the university!!!

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    Comment by Bronxdragon
    14:49 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I will never get the whole moe craze.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm game, are you?

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    Comment by motaku96
    05:50 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This looks very promising. I'd like to see their relationships develop some more.

    Comment by H-Ero
    07:17 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought they planned on going to different universities and what will happen to Azu-nyan and Sawa-chan after they graduate? Will they still be in a light music club in uni?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:02 17/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not to detract from the point, but this also happens in Azumanga Daioh... at the end of the series (atleast the manga) they graduate from High School and it's implied they move on to college

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:50 18/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That and a whole bunch of other anime/manga set in high-school. But don't let that spoil all the K-on! hate for you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 07/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does every post on this site have to ridicule its readership? Stay classy, sankaku complex, the fox news of anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 06/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can still be moe and be in college. We don't like moe girls BECAUSE they are underage, we like girls because they are moe... and for whatever reason most moe girls happen to be schoolgirls. I'd be perfectly fine with university age moe girls. In fact, I'd prefer it... they just don't make enough.

    Comment by Dark Mage
    07:30 15/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess any new K-ON porn will now be legal in Canada.
    They're now over 18 you can fap to them now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:10 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i can only see upsides to this:
    1) delicious college yuri
    2) delicious yuri rivals
    3) delicious azu-nyan cameos

    i can imagine them meeting other groups, or maybe make it locally, and maybe even budokan. it would nice to see a rising star comedy without the eventual super drama.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:45 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ui, dont forget Ui! Why, why not love for reliable imouto!!!! ><

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    Comment by Sukunai
    05:35 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering all the fucking brainless hysteria that Kannagi caused when it seemed like she had already been 'enjoyed' I actually WANT more anime to go past high school get boyfriends and make it plain they have been 'enjoyed'.

    I want to ruin as many fucking retarded 'wife' notions as possible.
    I want to horrify otaku as much as possible.
    I want to see all the single losers out there forced to recon with their precious 2d illusions having 2d boyfriends instead of them :)

    Comment by H-Ero
    07:38 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Boyfriends in K-on? Have fun waiting for that. Plus if a character has a boyfriend, that won't stop otaku from claiming that character as their wife.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:54 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah like it was the case with Kannagi... Oh, wait...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:02 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't mind, I think it's realistic, they can't be in highschool forever, but that doesn't make it any less Moe to me.. I mean, come on, they're not like 16 going on 30 afterwards.. I still hope they continue it, I'll read it!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:08 15/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lucky Star + K-On! girls in same university = moegeddon. Halve the production costs and double the viewers.

    A bit of lesbian experimentation in the mix couldn't hurt either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:05 15/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Moe blob pantsu loli prostitute sex paipan oppai idol

    Comment by Tenno Seremel
    00:21 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    According to Spica anyone who uses the word “moe” is most likely a pervert anyway :}

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by Firelord
    00:09 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't see why the girls going to university means they'd be losing their moe. They're still the same girls, only they grow up a little. Do slice-of-life (comedy) shows ALWAYS need to be around high school girls?

    But that aside, assuming Kakifly pushes forward with the story and has them attend university, does this mean the band will not be disbanded? If so, how does Azusa fit in the picture, considering she will still be in high school when the rest graduates? Will they find a way to get her in or do they have to find someone else to take her place?

    A second season of the anime would be nice too. I loved the first one, so more is always welcome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    God they're graduating
    Manga/Anime grows up too

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:34 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Technically university still is school.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah K-on, stupid nerd anime for sad fuckers who fap to underage girls

    I seriously hate you moe loving retards.

    Comment by flaskis
    00:54 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love you too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    why so cruel, we didn't even hate you for being gay

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:09 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Woah, woah, there's something wrong with being a nerd and fapping to loli now? I think you came to the wrong sie

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:45 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Moe wasn't bad to begin with, it's the otaku that made it look ''bad''.

    01:04 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't just blame the "lovers", blame the haters too, stamping anything that has cute characters as Moeblob. I mean seriously, Toradora (Romance) = Moeblob, Haruhi (Sci-fi/Supernatural) = Moeblob, Kannagi (Slice of Life/Supernatural) = Moeblob, Railgun (Action/Slice of Life/Sci-fi) = Moeblob, and so on...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    true that, according to those cases u mentioned there, moeblob = quality animes. so, why hate moeblob now?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:30 13/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    shud anime lucky star cast going to uni rather than k-on.... cant picture miyuki and tsukasa going to the same uni tho...

    23:32 13/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    While most (that type of) people tend to call Lucky Star and K-ON! as unrealistic slice of life comedy series, I have to say; one thing that I found impressive about these two (as well some others out there) is that the characters actually grow up through out the series.

    Other than that, being university students actually won't make them loosing any Moe-ness. Look at Hachimitsu No Clover for example, Hagu is an extreme generator of love :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 13/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Includes all items on 'moe' checklist" does not necessarily imply "character is attractive or interesting".

    "K-On!" and "Lucky Star" (especially the "Lucky Channel" segments) were mildly amusing and sometimes funny. But they didn't cause the viewer (at least, not me) to actually care about the characters.

    "Honey and Clover" did. I thought Yamaada was far more attractive than Hagu, but child-looking-females turn me off.

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    Comment by Bulldog
    11:49 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the gist of drama show like H&C is to make the audiences feel touched with the twisted romance and conflict. as for k-ON and LS, it's just either make you laugh (or 'moe overdose' as Konata's father said) to death or make you bored to death.

    I really can't see K-ON or LS season 2 becoming like H&C...

    17:46 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait whut? Did you guys actually believe and demand LS to turn into a life drama anime like H&C? I can understand it on K-on but as for LS; it's already obvious since the birth of the first page of the manga that it will be a a series of random skits depicting ppl's normal daily life. Crying out for the lack of depths and tear jerking twists in that show is seriously just.. pointless.

    I guess we should blame LS itself for not presenting a "This show is nothing but just about the average life of three sisters.." Warning note at the beginning of the series like what Minami-ke did, eh?

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:14 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Death to Moe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:18 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    amen

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    Comment by Rokudaime
    05:42 28/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Death to you, losers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:37 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, it didn't. Fag.

    00:58 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, did I even say anything about this and that character is interesting than the others or something that implies that LS and K-on characters CERTAINLY top over the others? And how can you even be 100% sure that viewers (beside you) didn't care about the characters from those two former series just like they did with H&C?

    Oh well, then again it's all just about opinions..

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    Comment by jabman025
    23:25 13/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked K-on but have little desire to see more anime, Lucky Star however.........PLEASE MORE!!!

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    Comment by Bulldog
    11:45 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    if those moe rockers start rockin' seriously like the guys of BECK do, i'll set my eyes on the continuation

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    Comment by Chris
    00:21 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    More Lucky Star? You're kidding, right?

    The show (like K-ON) has run out of highschool. The 4koma never went that far, making a season 2 all filler.

    All filler means even more episodes where they do nothing but discuss the proper way to eat some type of food, insert really obvious seiyuu jokes, and overall be really boring.

    The "cute girls do cute things while nothing important happens" formula does not work in an after-highschool setting. Unless you want Lucky Star in the City. guuhhhhhhhhk

    TL;DR Lucky Star 2 sounds like the worst idea ever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I totally agre with u,lucky star was boring as hell, I don't really understand why is too popular

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    Comment by Lucky Channel
    19:11 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lucky Star is popular for the following reasons:

    1. It follows a very moe formula. The girls are cute and the actions are cute.

    2. It reminds some anime otaku's of their own highschool days. Hanging out with your friends and talking about random things. Even if your the biggest otaku in the group, you still lived life with your friends, and many people found a connection because of that.

    3. Adding on to my last statement. The series starts off with the girls talking together about normal and random things friends tend to simply talk about. The camera sets you up as if you are sitting with them silently. So after a few episodes a feeling of friendship between the watcher/reader and the characters start to form.

    4. Konata really catches the mind of the anime otaku well. Their is a certain filter in her head that takes every normal things she hears, and then she relates it to anime naturally. This sensations makes Otaku's think (oh I so totally do that) when she blurts out something that doesn't make since to her friends right away, until you relate what she said to anime.

    5. The entire show brilliantly creates a psychological attachment to the characters via, listening in on their trivial conversations, and the anime fan's feelings of relating to Konata's antics. People tend to love the characters because in a short period of time, they feel like they are more your classmates then animated characters.

    This makes it an awesome piece of fiction that successfully makes the viewers happy to watch it. (putting Lucky Star at #1 on my favorite anime lists)

    (also Lucky Channel is just too funny ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:25 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    KyoAni will milk it like they did Haruhi and people will lap it up. Of course Haruhi got much worse, whereas K-On! and Lucky Star were shit to begin with.

    I guarantee a new anime series of both.

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    Comment by Rokudaime
    05:40 28/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    To Chris: Lucky Star is good BECAUSE nothing happens you moron! -_-

    18:01 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah. If LS can make use of Soujiro and Nanako-sensei (eg; those parts where she got drunk and overslept for 2 days and how she got all her long blog entry she typed wiped out due to server error) scenes as interesting skits, there's exactly no doubt they'll animate the girls' daily life as an adult or college student.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    00:47 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "...robs them of one of their key moe credentials."

    As long thy don't touch or change any of their personalities while creating more music for album sake, I'm cool with that.

    I'm pro-K-ON and you can defame this post if you hated the sound of "Moe..Moe..KYUN!" ringing in ur head...

    23:35 13/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    True; I won't stop demanding for more Lucky Star anime until I see more Misao and Hiyorin.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 13/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agree

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:54 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd like to see more FMP too, the novels get really awesome later on (presuming they don't waste the enitre series on very merry christmas)

    Comment by HyperKnuckles99
    01:53 14/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed, a season 2 of K-on would be nice but I much rather see a season 2 of Lucky Star instead.






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