New K-ON!! OP & EDs Most Impressive

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The new OP and ED for K-ON!!, which were covered in some detail earlier, have gone up online to the delight of many otaku, giving those who have yet to watch the new show a chance to sample what may be KyoAni’s best TV animation to date (although fans are divided about the music).

The videos are available below, in wonderful HD:

Firstly, the OP:

“GO! GO! Maniac”

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As with the first season’s OP, Cagayake Girls!, vocals are by Yui (CV: Aki Toyosaki) and is decidedly the more otaku-flavored of the new songs with Yui’s cute, high pitched girly voice.

The visuals are also a treat; unlike the first season’s OP which was a good amount less engaging (especially compared to the ED), this one deserves a viewing even by those who might not otherwise plan on watching the show.

The ED:

“Listen!!”

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Keeping with its first season’s predecessor, the new ED uses vocals by Mio (CV: Youko Hikasa) fitted into some odd goth-loli-ish clothing as its centerpiece.

The baggy-shirt Mio and Yui, plus Mio’s cute hair ribbon, are nice to look at, not to mention the strawberries being held aloft as if they were negi!

Some highlights from the OP and ED:

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We’ve seen Mugi in this dress before!

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In fact a large number of these cuts are based directly on the original manga:

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