Newtype Reduced to K-ON! Fanzine


Top anime rag Newtype’s latest character popularity ranking reveals it to have finally descended to the level of K-ON! fanzine – the entire first half of the top 10 is now apparently solidly dominated by moeblobs, with the rest of the ranking scarcely any better.

The ranking:

1. Mio Akiyama

2. Yui Hirasawa

3. Azusa Nakano

4. Ritsu Tainaka

5. Tsumugi Kotobuki

6. Tenshi

7. Yuri

8. Haruhi Suzumiya

9. Rei Ayanami

10. Yuki Nagato


So dense is its reverence for moeblobs that some refuse to believe it is anything but a cruel Photoshop, although given the proclivities of Newtype readers it seems all too plausible.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:23 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not people hate moe, its that the usage of moe has degraded over the years to a point of being overused and misrepresented to the point that it grates on people's nerves.

    I think that's the main reason.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    people hate moe?

    is that you?

    because i'm never hate moe

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    Comment by nazel212
    10:56 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i don't hate moe its just that anime of my type and favor are slim today. I find more joy in anime I grew up with or manga series made into anime. besides that I just wish entertaining comes along. Moe to me feels like a fad.

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    Comment by VillainousHanacha
    07:49 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whatever. I'm happy that Ritsu is actually a part of a top 10 now (She will always be my favorite K-ON! girl). Just as well, I'm happy that Yuri is actually a part of a top 10 now, most of the time she is muscled out by Tenshi. All and all, I'm happy with the results.

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    Comment by cupcake_deluxe
    08:00 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ME TOO, BRO. (waves a Ritsu flag) I was surprised to see Yuri there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sankaku has been reduced to K-ON! news blog a long time ago! At least Newtype lasted this long...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:36 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's just amazing how the announced finale can have such a tremendous impact not only in the fanbase, but in general public. It draws some serious attention. That's why Newtype is overwhelmed by K-ON!

    Anyway, long live K-ON! Nothing's made to last,

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    Comment by cupcake_deluxe
    07:58 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't hate K-on but in the future, everyone's gonna move on to the next best moeblob thing. It sweet but it's only an exhibition of different archetypes of women there to purely entertain you. That's not bad but it didn't really strive for anything else. :~ (in before a million - ratings)

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    Comment by VillainousHanacha
    08:29 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate to say it, but I think you're right, cupcake_deluxe. I love K-ON as well for it's sheer fun factor and the pretty damn good music it produces, but I fear that once it is done, it will be forgotten about.

    It's happening with Lucky Star as well, another show I love dearly. Konata and the gang appear less and less in these kinds of Top 10's, and when they do they appear in lower and lower rankings. I still remember it, and there's quite a few like me in that regard, but the Japanese Otaku have for the most part moved on or forgotten, and Western Otaku are basically following suite.

    It seems that K-ON is destined follow this pattern. Lucky Star in it's heyday was just as, or possibly even more popular than K-ON is now, and had just as many fanatical and creepy fans. And now look at Lucky Star in Japan. Konata has been completely replaced by Yoshika, Mikoto, Yui and others like her.

    I'm not saying that I hate these shows (I love Strike Witches and K-ON, and I'm planning on watching the To Aru fanchise). Unfortunately however, I do agree that these shows have a limited shelf life and limited staying power, expecially when it comes to the Japanese fans. Eventually, the Western fans will follow suite as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:10 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes! My Ricchan!

    Though I wonder where's Mikuru-chan~

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    Comment by dumba989
    11:55 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, no surprise there with all the K-ON! & Angel Beats. At least Mio's #1 on the list & I hate the series.

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    Comment by Pantsu_Rider
    23:04 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No wonder K-on take over top 5...(for this anime season)At least Mio kicked Yui from the first place....
    but soon or later the new anime will take them down. And nagato will stood still at top 10

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:31 10/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    descend? reduced? surely you meant ascend and risen

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:57 10/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Finally"? It's been there for ages. Where have you been? Or has the Kool-aid effect finally worn off now that the series is finished?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:12 14/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    by the way, where are the other Newtype polls? i think you skipped 2 issues.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:22 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeahhh i like K-on because i dont need my brain to understand k-on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:16 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah you don't need brain to watch k-on

    you need your heart to watch k-on

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    10:00 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinda makes you wonder what would happen to all the K-On Otaku, if Mio, Yui, Mugi & the Tomboy were to suddenly perish in an accident like a train getting derailed, or were in a shuttle bus that suddenly got broad sided by a speeding car running the light. You know a typical ordinary daily accident.

    Or perhaps they were to "incidentally" make a cameo apprearance on another anime as university students, who just happen to get killed as innocent bystanders on campus by terrorists/radial activists.

    Sure it would be a tragedy, but the reprecussions in the real world,... Kinda makes you wonder; How would the K-On Otaku take it? Will there be mass suicide dramas unfolding all over the country, or can you guys immagine anything worse?


    It would really be lulzy, if they were to make an appearance on High School of the Dead, as Zombies!!

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    Comment by Imyou
    10:37 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, for the days when Lina Inverse was #1, lol...

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    12:41 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mio Mio Hell Yeah :)

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    Comment by Arcangel
    12:48 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    nice i loved k-on :B

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mio Yes, Moe wins again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:25 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    some people say that k-on is bad anime, for me is good.
    it's not like people got the same taste...

    to honest, what is good anime?

    dragon ball? doraemon? cowboy bebop??

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:00 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    if you really like something that it is the important thing, you are the one who really decides what is good and what is not.
    Everybody is a critic.

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    Comment by motaku96
    17:26 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fact that there is not one gundam character up there leads me to believe it's not real. Seriously, it's too sudden a change, and at the end of a series no less. And c'mon, I love Ritsu, but she and Tsumugi would never place that high in a popularity poll.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whatever, since it's ending... it's time to show some more love before they are all forgotten...

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    05:15 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    *nods in agreement*

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:08 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Other anime fans loves K-ON! and you don't!
    So, what should you about it!?
    Simple solution:
    Turn off your T.V., sell your computer,
    stop reading NewType
    (or any Anime magazine in general)....
    and DEAL WITH IT!!!!
    Wasting YOUR time on wondering WHY others like things you HATE shows a lack of intelligence.
    If I HATE a T.V. show or movie, I don't waste my time wondering WHY others DO....I JUST DON'T WATCH IT!!

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:18 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    epic reply to a troll is epic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:38 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anime is serious business, you know?

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    04:40 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Wasting YOUR time on wondering WHY others like things you HATE shows a lack of intelligence."

    Once in a while some trollings (if it really is) do make sense. Anon 04:08, is one of the very few examples.

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    Comment by Belphegor
    05:34 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 04:08 you're the one who lacks intelligence . We are not wondering why others like things we hate . It's just that a lot of people a satisfied by something we consider trash . And since there a lot of people who like it there's gonna be more and more of this type of trash which is not good news for people who dont like it - us , so we "play" the haters side and we are going to troll & hate until you vomit your guts out ,from frustration !
    So generally its not that k-on is that much of a bad anime its just that from our point of view it doesn't deserve what it's getting
    So I guess its your turn to be a hater and vote my post down or is it ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:17 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    more you attack it, more people will defend it

    anime lover is minority, and you want to start a war inside this tiny fragile community based on 2d fantasy?

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    Comment by alex251
    04:43 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    place #1 <- place "Mugi" here
    Poor Tenshi, I feel with you...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    All fine and dandy by me

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    03:37 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let them be.. Mugi-chan probably wouldn't have anymore chance after the show ended :<

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    04:37 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ..and she also looks so damn hawt in the OP pic..

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    Comment by MasterYuke
    09:17 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    why did you

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    Comment by MasterYuke
    09:17 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    post twice?

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    13:10 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Do note that my second post was an hour later after my first one, which already exceeded the time limit to edit a post.. My internet (or could be Sancon's server) broke down just before I could add another line.

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    Comment by DP
    09:37 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah i rly miss Mugi in this ranging too.

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    Comment by alex251
    04:52 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes, Mugi consists of pure moe - she has a higher moe level than all the other girls together ... >9000+

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    Comment by PewPewPew!
    03:37 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Newtype should be renamed Moetype then...

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    Comment by shoranhimura
    03:39 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    good point...

    Is there any magazine focused on moe and only moe in japan?

    It would be a national treasure for sure...

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    Comment by Schrobby
    03:53 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Megami comes quite near. ^_^

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    Comment by shoranhimura
    05:07 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    megami DX or megami paradise? XD

    hard to say...but one specialized in moe would be great!

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    Comment by shoranhimura
    03:33 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still cant understand why so much hate against moe...

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    Comment by MasterYuke
    09:17 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't hate moe at all, I just think its way too abundant than it should be. moe is a nice way to make you laugh a bit or to say "oh that's cute," but when you have series entirely comprised of moe, it loses meaning and becomes utterly boring...

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    Comment by GANTZ Playboy!
    09:45 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still can't figure out who likes Ritsu more than Mugi!

    Really who the fuck wants a Tomboy whose lazy vs a mega rich princess whose into sweets, looks like a model, and is probably into Chicks (Threesome!)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    some people love to hate what the general good like. sort of like republicans.

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    Comment by GANTZ Playboy!
    09:49 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    YES! - Republicans are the General Good and thus attract haters for no other reason than existing. Where would all those goofy protesters & Haters be without Republicans - people need to be victims and it's always nice to point the finger and blame people BETTER than you. Saves them the task of improving themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:08 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually we don't have anything againts moe, but K-On's moeblobs are getting too annoying.

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    Comment by Saeba
    21:06 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh believe me, it's not about moe, it's about the lame and boring slice of life and useless dialogue through the episode, which is all we see these days.

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    Comment by I ACCIDENTALLY
    18:09 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still can't understand this SUPPORT for MOEBLOBS...


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:25 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    because there's too much of it?
    sure eating a cake once in a while is nice, but try eating nothing but cakes for the rest of your life

    sooner or later you will hate it
    having too much of a good thing can make you sick of it

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then... DON'T watch it?
    It's that simple.

    If it's this popular then that means it's still liked by the majority right? Some people just don't get sick of it. If it's entertaining, then the show served it's purpose. There's nothing wrong with that. Not everything has to have a deep meaning/complex plot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:40 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah well it's fine if I can actually watch something
    everything is all moe now, though I'm beginning to see some promising new shows, but it used to be all moe ecchi and stuff
    those that are actually worthwhile is usually forgotten quickly

    and, if you have watched an uncountable amount of anime, you'd start hating it too

    and no, not everything has to have a complex plot, but they are fading away, because of moe

    like I said
    eating a cake every once in awhile is nice, but having cake everyday with nothing else to eat is just sickening

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:19 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the cake is lie

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    Comment by macona
    03:37 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Change the hair and you have a different character, thats moe. Cookie cutter characters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No that's not what it is. I think you're confusing moe with archetype.

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    Comment by Utena
    04:44 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's possible to have two archetypal characters who are very different. Moe are all the same.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:54 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uhhh no. Characters can share a moe trait yet be completely different.

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    Comment by shoranhimura
    03:40 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it works pretty well for me o.o

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    Comment by Devilish
    03:39 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    because it reduced something that once a awesome media form to a bunch of clichés and memes

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    Comment by Kevin
    03:34 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess it's society?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm at least glad that Mio is above Yui.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    08:45 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Mio is No.1 again!
    My day is complete.
    Goodnight fanons!

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    Comment by DP
    08:40 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tenshi only at 6 that´s blasphemy.

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    Comment by DeathCrunch
    08:50 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You take Newtype seriously? lololololol
    I'm only surprised that it isn't 9/10 mecha pilots like it always is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:23 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    >A magazine called Newtype would be mainly about what? Kamen Rider?

    the link between 'Newtype' and gundam seems to be obvious to you for some reason, but we're not all watching gundam, you know...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:33 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously? A magazine called Newtype would be mainly about what? Kamen Rider? It's the same as complaining National Geographic magazine has too much places shit... ¬¬

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:42 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    K-on is reaching its conclusion, that's why I guess the character got a push up (I mean, Ritsu in the top 5 ? Man, never happened anywhere)

    and yeah Newtype is usually full of Gundam shit, that's why I stopped buying it long ago

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    Comment by shoranhimura
    03:37 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    still...for example, k-on although not the best anime in the plot category is really good for what it comes for...
    It only depends on what kind of entertainment you seek...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:33 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haruhi and Rei are on the list

    All is right with the world

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    Comment by toyNN
    14:08 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like K-ON! for what it is - just simple slice-of-live (somewhat idyllic life) story. Am I wrong to think most of the neg. moe is not coming out of Japan? Does 2ch bash the moe?

    Feels like the same issue as the video games for US need big macho characters. Just an over all lack of moe-understanding...

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    Comment by Schrobby
    03:36 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who knows? I'm happy Azunyan is in the Top 3. ^_^

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    Comment by Eddyak
    10:08 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How in the name of all that is Jeeves did Haruhi get to number 8?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:33 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Both Rei and Nagato fall under the classification of Kuudere. It's part of the trinity, together with Tsundere and Yandere.

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    Comment by OmgKittens
    07:09 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Make a comment about a fictional character, watch people defend that character with their lives. Oh internet I love you.

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    Comment by Binbou_Otaku
    02:20 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    IMO Haruhi should be replaced with Biri-Biri onee-sama <3

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:16 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mikoto is too much hysteric.

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    Comment by Skoll
    04:30 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Emo? I will not stand for this blasphemy on TEH REI.
    She hardly emotes at all, also, no cuts, whining nor god-awful music.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    04:22 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rei ain't one, she's emo!

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    04:06 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I love how the producer actually turns a light moe show into something like a coming-of-age schoolgirls story (which most moe SOL anime failed to depict). In my honest opinion, the last scene in Ep20 pretty much just increased my affection on them..

    I have nothing to disagree with this list.... except the fact that Haruhi's higher than Nagato.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    06:28 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it depends on the color of penis accidentally under my sword.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:54 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stop that bullshit Darkcookclizer...
    And to appear almost always on top comment!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:32 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where you perhaps trying to say Darkcockslizer?

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    Comment by obro
    03:59 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still don't understand how can people watch K-ON!

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    Comment by kyosak
    04:27 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then don't try to understand, don't watch it, and move on. Why bother even telling us about it? You're just flame baiting by doing that.

    BTW anyone who's been watching the last few weeks' episodes knows that K-On is more than just a moeblob... I used to be a hater too, but this show is just fun to watch.

    I never thought I'd get moved watching this show but now I finally realize how nicely they developed the characters because I actually give a shit when there are emotional scenes about graduating, etc. Shows aren't always about serious plots you know...

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    09:01 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    "I like K-On. It's just bad."

    Either another person in conflict about the show, or a really a long-winded hypocrite.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:07 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Type/Moon? did you mean Fate/stay Night?

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    Comment by KafukaChanDesu
    07:25 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I will be very much flamed for this >_>

    But did you say, character development? In K-On? Oh puh-lez. They are all stereotypical characters. Especially Mio. I can't see a good character from any of them, nor development. Mio is a stereotypical shy girl. Haven't seen one of those yet. Oh, and Yui, wow, an optimistic moe blob. Tsumugi has a slight determined personality and is the best in character wise. And Ritsu is just a trouble maker.
    My point being, the characters are generic, you see these kinds of characters in almost every half decent anime, and I haven't seen any development, (in character design and not instrument playing of course!) from the start. :L

    And yes, I will say. The graduating scene? I cried. I did. The only moving scene in the whole anime. Finally something positive out of K-On. The art is cute, the voice acting is done well, and over all Kyoto Animation did a very nice job.

    But imagine K-On with a Type/Moon like art style. Would it be as popular? Imagine if I wasn't by Kyoto Animation. Would it be as popular?

    It's the fanbase that builds this anime up. Really not the anime itself.
    (I got really off topic, really fast.)

    It's a fun, cute show. But just a time waster imo. Not something to get so hyped up about~ I like K-On. It's just bad.

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    Comment by kyosak
    08:15 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly, if K-On were as one-dimensioned as you make it sound, I would not give a shit about anything happening in the show right now. But this is not true for me; the show's been building up emotions for the past few episodes... I'm not trying to like the show, I just can't help but like it.

    "It's the fanbase that builds this anime up. Really not the anime itself."
    ^ What is that even supposed to mean. If the anime was not deserving, it would not have the fanbase to build it up in the first place.

    I don't even think the art is great so please let's not go there. That's not why I watch the show.

    Good job bringing up KyoAni. What is that even supposed to say? Their shows aren't popular because KyoAni animated them; the studio just happens to be smart about what works they choose to animate. aka stuff like Key games that are good and deserving of the fanbase.

    You can't tell me that you've heard of Toyosaki Aki or Hisaka Youko going into this show. The show is popular because of its content, not due to some kind out outside element. You are trying too hard to force this logic...

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    Comment by KafukaChanDesu
    06:46 09/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It may be just me. But I'm not a fan of slice of life animes. I like plot. :/
    And the show really is really just plain to me.

    Oh, and there are tons of things that are built up by the fanbase, i.e. Touhou Project. The characters are there and ready to have doujins made. :L

    The art is fabulous D: Imo.

    I bring up Kyoto Animation because I know I for one would have not watched the show if it wasn't KyoAni. I thought maybe some other people may think this way too, just looking out for the details.

    And, I never said K-On was bad, it just has no good qualities. Kinda like a plain salad with only one topping. You'll eat it, and say, this is good, but where is all the extra things that can make it better?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:00 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just because you find the characters "stereotypical" does not mean they don't have any character development. There's been episodes where they focus a lot on character development such as Yui realizing she has to grow up and Azusa feelings on being left behind.

    Besides, you can say the same thing for most of the genre anyway. Was there much character development in Lucky Star, or Azumanga Daioh? Not even as much as K-ON really, though they are great slice of life as well.

    K-ON is a really fun, nostalgic show, that's why I love it. It doesn't need to be extremely complex to be good.

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    Comment by Benatron
    07:04 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Shows aren't always about serious plots you know..."

    I mean, look at Angel Beats. Somehow people really love that show.

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    Comment by alex251
    04:39 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I used to be a hater too, but this show is just fun to watch."

    *THIS* :)

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    Comment by Kazaki
    04:38 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol regardless to what everyone else says and thinks, I agree. I couldn't get past second episode of K-ON!(The first season) Yea, it was that bad for me...

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    09:15 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't see why everyone is reading too much into this show. @alex251 has it pretty much down. Just watch and enjoy the seemingly-void of plotline series. If you don't like it, there's always the option of giving it up, but when the next episode comes out, you still dwl it.

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    Comment by alex251
    04:49 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    To enjoy K-ON you have to forget everything you think makes a show good -> plot, story, fanservice...
    K-ON is actually great because it's just moe and has no plot, drama etc. It's how life should be -if people wouldn't be retards...
    It's a bit problematic to get into it, but once you are don't want to get out :) you'll need moar, MOAR !!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:59 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Alex251 That sounds like a drug rofl ^^

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    Comment by 404mage
    05:22 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I began watching K-On by mistake. I was looking for Welcome to the NHK, and began watching that instead.

    It grew on me. Sometimes its nice to watch something pretty mindless. I watch Crayon Shin-Chan and Super Milk-Chan for the same reasons.

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    Comment by joshua
    03:50 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    why is this anime so damn cute lol. it's like hypnotizing me to just stare at them all day or something lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:19 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    its a conspiracy

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    06:32 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's how media works. It's all about teh 25th frame, dude... 25th frame...

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    Comment by joshua
    07:05 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    what's the 25th frame?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Death to moeblobs!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because it's over0saturated the market?

    Instead of cool shows like Harlock or Cowboy Bebop, or Escaflowne, we get "blobs with no shading"?

    Getting tired of this shit for every season...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:10 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bebop huh, wtf is that? gaijin overrated shit?

    maybe you should think again about your taste

    it's sucks

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    Comment by ZombieMan
    13:09 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its a troll! Quick give him a life! Its the only way to get rid of trolls! Hurry up before he starts complaining about our grammar and start calling us gay!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    haha, finally came out, Cowboy Bebop...

    don't get me wrong, I loved it. But I'm pretty sure you started watching anime with CB, right ?

    Or else you would know : CB, Escaflowne, or even Gurren Lagan or Evangelion (I didn't really like the latter though), are EXCEPTIONS in anime. Great pieces of work which came out only once in a while, you get it ?

    That's why I believe that every K-on haters are just kids who started anime with CB.

    Anime IS moe, anime IS service, anime IS plotless, anime IS entertainment

    if you were watching anime for more stuffs like Cowboy Bebop, you definitely have chosen the wrong hobby, dude

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    Comment by blubee
    05:38 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Agreed. The anime market has become waaay too supersaturated with moe. The K-ON manga didn't strike me as moe at all and stood on its own as just an enjoyable slice-of-life story. Which leads me to believe the anime industry injects moe into everything it touches.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    06:37 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    manga WAS moe to begin with.

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    Comment by blubee
    10:33 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No it wasn't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:51 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    yeah, oldies like Cutie Honey or Ranma weren't moe and servicey at all, ALRIGHT

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    05:12 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Me too...

    It balances out animes out there with war/violent themes with their slice-of-life and charm...

    Despite being a Guro Fiend, I never watch anime with war themes or anything with anime girls getting killed (guys I have no problems watching die unless they are delishush traps)...

    Ironic, but that's how it is...

    MOE~ animes without any deaths are the yin to my Guro yang...

    Back when K-ON! first aired, it was appreciated...

    Now, not even Azunyan's tears can stop the hatred...

    Ah well, like MaidNiac said...The famous it gets, the more hatred it receives...

    It's funny how the human mind works...

    *saves OP picture to his K-ON! Waki Collection*

    These are one of the rare times I see Mugi's armpits...She rarely shows them in the show...

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    Comment by loli in a box
    05:36 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You sound too melodramatic, so I just have to comment...

    You do realize that the ones hating on K-On! are always the same and not even 5% of the otakus?
    Those are just people who were never part of us to begin with and who would probably be better off with another hobby.

    The only measurements of the popularity of an anime are the sale statistics and more importantly, the number of fan works(both things which K-On! gets enough of) , not random communities who hate on it. So don't worry too much. Well, not that one should worry about opinions on the internet anyway...

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    Comment by Belphegor
    06:18 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wtf is this ?! So if I love anime i'm not allowed to dislike k-on, and if i do then i'm not an otaku . And you tell me to find another hobby just because i dont like your so-"great" and "ultimate" k-on ?!?GTFO !! Who are you to claim that one person who just doesn't like a certain show which is liked by the majority is not part of the group of people in question ??? Diffrent people like and dislike diffrent things .

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    05:59 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know about that...I'm just saying the people who don't like it should merely seek their anime of preference elsewhere...

    And for sounding melodramatic, I guess 6 years of fapping to Guro and dead anime girls have taken their toll on my conscience and sent me on a bloody guilt trip...

    And thanks for cheering me up...I am so out of it lately...

    I need to re-train myself in the Way of the Guro Fiend all over again...

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    06:36 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Azure Xuchilbara rewatch End of Evangelion this night. ;)

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    Comment by loli in a box
    05:07 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's quite simple to understand.

    Sancom is A-chan's "news site". Stuff appearing here does so, because he wants it to.
    If A-chan doesn't like something he will hate on it like every other guy with a "news site".

    If many people like something, there are bound to be people who will hate on it only to "rebel" against them.

    You know, I know and 98% of all anime watchers know it's an enjoyable show to watch. That's enough.

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    05:05 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anti-Popularity Entities: The more famous it gets, the more haters there will be.. or in other words; people/idiots who think it's cool to hate everything that's mainstream and popular.

    Justin Bieber is another story.. he deserves to be hated.

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    Comment by AiEm
    09:50 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hate the kid. I'm getting that crap out of my head but you just HAD to reminded me of him..

    Thanks for that....

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    Comment by DP
    08:45 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with you Justin Bieber has to be hated. Get tortured every day with him.

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    Comment by ZombieMan
    13:06 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The lord of the rings is popular and it doesn't have too much haters, while Twilight is almost very popular and haves a lot of haters.

    See people don't just hate because its popular, people hate because is popular and bad.

    K-ON! Its just bland. . . not plot at all, generic characters and situations. . .

    I hate K-ON! because its not even trying to do something. . .

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    Comment by Belphegor
    05:50 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    While this most certainly plays a part you cant just nail all people who hate k-on with it . And i realy dont have any other choice but to agree with you about Bieber XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:34 08/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It could just be that people are getting sick of it. While those who hated at first have their reasons, a lot more of us are starting to hate it because we're just tired of it now.

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