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Old 2012-12-19, 06:55   Link #2121
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Maybe not enough panels on the four-panel comic strip, therefor anime adaption so they can fix that (*▽`*) lol just kidding.
I would be fully supportive of an anime adaptation fixing this, lol.
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Old 2013-04-30, 03:45   Link #2122
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It's four months too late, and I finally finished the manga series.

After reading the manga and the reactions in this thread, I feel quite confused. What did I just see? The college members of Houkago Tea Time undergoing changes in their personality, or an author whose interest in his work is wilting away like a tree past its prime? I may have been too used with how the production team of the anime handled the story, so I felt that both the story of the high school and college sides are very weak, it's simply the fact that the 4-koma is not an effective way in delivering a well laid-out story.

In the high school side, we see roughly the same formula with new faces. Sumire is a remnant of Mugi's presence, Ui and Jun were mostly there due to Azusa's influence, and Nao is a chance member. Aside from this, there's the same story format that's in the first season. Meanwhile, the college side focuses on how the HTT handle their interests in the midst of college lessons and simply growing up.

It felt that the story after HTT left high school was weak. There's simply too few chapters to expand on the relationships of Wakaba Girls and we have seen too little of the college life of the HTT. On the college side, everything lacked impact, especially how HTT lost to OnnaGumi, while the high school side ended in a very cruel cliffhanger.



I'd really like KyoAni to be given a chance to handle the final stretch of stories as I really loved how they improved the flow of the story. Right now, kakifly may have decided to give K-ON up for good. 'Tis a shame, really.
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Old 2013-04-30, 04:56   Link #2123
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I don't think he knew what to do with the college side and frankly, having another generation of music club is kind of a rehash that just emphasizes "personalities by Lego parts" swapping.

College *could* have been something really interesting (as well as going professional at some point) but it just seemed either something that didn't interest him or it was a bit beyond him to come up with stories for that setting. At some point, he wouldn't be able to avoid including guys in the picture without it starting to look really fishy perhaps (omg! Mio dates!!! A hundred fans go berserk and kill themselves! ... errrr)

Some days I think the fandom over there is just stuck in high school nostalgia and don't even want to think there might be a path outside of salaryman/officelady or NEET. Perhaps he feared backlash of that sort.

Well, it drove me to write my own light novel series about a rock band (all original) so I guess I have to give Kakifly a few points for pissing me off enough to start the project.
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Old 2013-04-30, 07:10   Link #2124
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Well, it drove me to write my own light novel series about a rock band (all original) so I guess I have to give Kakifly a few points for pissing me off enough to start the project.
Looks like the ending really disappointed many. I'm a bit relieved that I'm not alone.

It would be nice if someone composes some music to Wakaba Girls' "Answer".
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Old 2013-05-01, 13:33   Link #2125
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I think it was obvious that Kakifly ran into some issues while planning this sequel and that he had too little time to properly flesh out the story. It's as if this was merely an experiment to see how well a college-oriented K-ON! manga would do and he only got a very limited amount of chapters to do it in. Now that it bombed, it's possible that Kakifly lost interest in making more, unless demand suddenly skyrocketed again (which is where a third anime season highlighting both sides would come in handy).

What I would like to see is him trying something completely new, something totally unrelated to K-ON!. But, it might take years before he considers doing something else.
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Old 2013-05-01, 20:39   Link #2126
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I honestly loved the fresh university aspect! If he would have focused more on the original fab four; I think it would been more enjoyable/successful.
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Old 2013-05-01, 20:45   Link #2127
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The hard part might have been writing about an all girls university setting. I would think most people in Japan would at least have a background knowledge for high school be it general or even all girls school. But university is a different thing.
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Old 2013-05-02, 00:55   Link #2128
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And to think that he had only 10 chapters for each side. That's a really tight squeeze.
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