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NeoSam 2008-12-06 09:56

K-On! General Discussion Thread
 
The seinen moe 4-panel manga K-On! by Kakifly will be getting animated.

けいおん!
K-On!

Official anime site:
http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/k-on/

The manga was serialized in the seinen moe 4-panel manga magazine Manga Time Kirara, and is also serialized in the seinen moe 4-panel manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat.
Currently there's one volume released of this manga.

Covers:



Mangaka: Kakifly

Genre: Seinen

Shadow Kira01 2008-12-07 22:06

Probably, it is a high-school musical romatic comedy?

Expecting a crossover of "NANA" and "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"... (^_^)

Midonin 2008-12-07 23:03

From what I've read of the premise - attempting to save their high school music club despite lacking the talent - instantly endears me to it. And now the wait for...well, everything else.

Utau 2008-12-07 23:50

wow, i should check this one out.

Nukerjsr 2008-12-08 01:09

I'll be sure to look into this one.

Falkor 2008-12-26 15:00

I was looking forward to this adaptation the most ever since it was announced, simply because I got a great feeling just by reading the premise of this 4koma: a group of 4 girls joining the Music Club in order to save it, despite lacking the musical talent to do so--oh my, I wonder how much hilarity this will ensue...

Today, I just remembered about this adaptation by looking at the "New Annouced Anime" section, and I was pleasantly surprised to come across with this image, posted by cicido:

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/9858/konjo2.th.jpg

character designs are going to be done by Yukiko Horiguchi, who is known for the character designs of Lucky Star, and her role as Animation Director and Key Animation for Kyoani shows. Perhaps, the hint is there: indicating which studio is going to be in charge of this adaptation, since no further details have been [officially] provided.

The character designs strongly remind me of A-1's Kannagi, since it's nowhere as close as the mo inducing Clannad, or the cute-looking Lucky Star. But well, waiting for official information is not going to hurt.

The level of excitement is increasing, and I'm sooo looking forward to this 4koma adaptation if the characters are looking this great already. The wait is going to be long, I guess...

NeoSam 2008-12-27 07:02

An official site for the anime has opened:
http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/k-on/

The anime will start broadcast in 2009.

Falkor 2008-12-28 15:03

maybe I'm not going to wait that much... 2009... :heh:

Toua uploaded some trailers from Comiket 75, including one of K-On! with actual footage of the anime:


hmmm, agree with the comment Toua made: this is looking more like Kyoani...

I really like how this is turning out: the character designs, the overall great look of the animation/artwork, the upbeating music (for obvious reasons)... :heh: oh my, something I'm looking forward to watch, regardless of which studio is going to be in charge...

Daniel E. 2008-12-28 15:29

Guess I already have another show on my watch list! :D

brocko 2008-12-28 20:59

That guitar melody is surprisingly catchy, I've got it stuck in my head and I'm looping the trailer over and over just to hear it now too :heh:

Duo Maxwell 2008-12-29 04:34

*sigh* I know it's coming.

Sometimes I don't understand people's source of hate. It's like they have too high expectation for the anime based on people around them and the internet, and get crushed because it's not fitted to them, so they have to start their hate on something. At first it's the anime, and next it's a studio, later on it's the main seiyuu.

Get over it, shouldn't we?

Tyabann 2008-12-29 04:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duo Maxwell (Post 2132136)
Sometimes I don't understand people's source of hate. It's like they have too high expectation for the anime based on people around them and the internet, and get crushed because it's not fitted to them, so they have to start their hate on something.

This is exactly why more people should ignore other people and just make up their own damned opinions on things.

M.Marangio 2008-12-29 06:05

This page about the K-On! manga has some preview pages: http://www.dokidokivisual.com/comics...st.php?cid=200
The second manga volume will be released on February 26, 2009.

Wallpaper:
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1..._wallpaper.jpg

ETA: Cover for the second manga volume and some preview pages from the publisher: http://www.dokidokivisual.com/comics...st.php?cid=278
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...on/volume2.jpg

Nukerjsr 2008-12-29 06:53

I think this story has a lot of potential really. I don't know anything about this story other than the short synopsis, but I do have hope for this. The trailer to me though did feel more like they were centered more around the purpose of keeping the club alive with these character. And it's possible that drama could be sprinkled into this. Comedy, Music and Drama but with a likeable characters to keep it interesting.

The artstyle to me is sending the wrong message but I like the Lucky Star artstyle, so whatever. People just shouldn't make claims on that because even the stuff that doesn't look fabulous still has insane popularity.

On a smaller, lulzier note though, I noticed that in the preview they had a little DMC reference. I got little kick from that.

frubam 2008-12-29 15:26

is this pronounced k-on as in kon from bleach or k-on as in kyon?

cyth 2008-12-29 16:15

Nah, it's pronounced "keion" in romaji (original Japanese title in hiragana is けいおん!) or "'kay-on" in English (if that makes any sense).

Ithekro 2008-12-29 17:37

You can only have so many ground breaking/trend setting anime in a short period of time. There aren't that many Space Battleship Yamatos, Gundams, Akiras, Neon Genesis Evangelion, or Haruhis out there. Trend setters or things that shook the industry enough to either change it forever, or gain gigantic fan bases for a period of time.

K-On! does not sound like it will be one of those. It might still be fun.

Ithekro 2008-12-29 18:09

So are we in store for a few episodes of "painful" attempts at music followed by some potental hits?

C.A. 2008-12-29 18:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ithekro (Post 2133087)
So are we in store for a few episodes of "painful" attempts at music followed by some potental hits?

If its Satoru, I'd love to hear his painful music lol

Seeing that this show is based on a 4-koma manga, I'm not sure how they'll be running the show.

If its going to be scene by scene like Lucky Star, we probably won't get to see actual band practices and from that, we would probably just get music popping up every now and then.

The scenes in the trailer gives me a kind of Clannad/Kannagi like backdrop and atmosphere, which mean those scenes are given a good amount of time to draw. If backgrounds are given lots of detail and work, there probably aren't as many scene switching like Lucky Star did and the show may run more smoothly than scene by scene like a 4-Koma.

Tyabann 2008-12-29 19:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by C.A. (Post 2133096)
The scenes in the trailer gives me a kind of Clannad/Kannagi like backdrop and atmosphere, which mean those scenes are given a good amount of time to draw. If backgrounds are given lots of detail and work, there probably aren't as many scene switching like Lucky Star did and the show may run more smoothly than scene by scene like a 4-Koma.

Yeah, I got a really Clannad vibe from the artwork... the whole club-based thing reminds me of Nagisa's arc a bit.

Character designs are much more like Kannagi than Lucky Star, though...

I would personally love a more fluid 4koma-based show... LS felt rather off because of the constant scene-switching.

C.A. 2008-12-29 19:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaisos Erranon (Post 2133225)
Yeah, I got a really Clannad vibe from the artwork... the whole club-based thing reminds me of Nagisa's arc a bit.

Character designs are much more like Kannagi than Lucky Star, though...

I would personally love a more fluid 4koma-based show... LS felt rather off because of the constant scene-switching.

Hmmm fluid, yea I think I should have used that word.

Talking about 4-komas and that this show is one, I've learnt ironically one of the best things I've ever heard. I hated the usage of the word 'overrated' but:

"Plot is overrated."

If plot is so damn essential, I have totally no idea why Azumanga, Lucky Star, Minami-ke among others were so successful. Oh and sorry I have to talk about it for the last time :p, I guess this also includes Haruhi anime. But of course we all know if there's a season 2, its going to be the bulk of plot.

As a 4-koma series, its highly possible K-On! would have little to no plot. Just another enjoyable series like how Kannagi turned out to be.

Tyabann 2008-12-29 19:43

Well, Azumanga actually did have some plot... but it was mainly character-driven. And awesome. And touching. Did I mention awesome?

C.A. 2008-12-29 19:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaisos Erranon (Post 2133250)
Well, Azumanga actually did have some plot... but it was mainly character-driven. And awesome. And touching. Did I mention awesome?

Kannagi also did have a plot, but it disappeared and people loved it lol

I can't seem to find anything K-On! on google, plus the website doesn't have anything.

Midonin 2008-12-29 19:59

As long as people aren't spreading false dichotomies such as "you either have plot or you have fanservice." That's...just not right at all. Every show is different. Some naturally lend themselves to an ongoing story, some are just episodic and fun, and there's nothing wrong with that. K-on looks like the latter. As I stated back in my first post, the premise is enough to draw me to this series no matter who's animating it.

relentlessflame 2008-12-29 20:01

:rolleyes: 17 off-topic posts deleted. This show is not Haruhi Suzumiya. If you want to discuss that show, go to the appropriate forum. Please stay on-topic.

Falkor 2008-12-29 20:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by M.Marangio (Post 2132228)
This page about the K-On! manga has some preview pages: http://www.dokidokivisual.com/comics...st.php?cid=200
The second manga volume will be released on February 26, 2009.

Wallpaper:
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1..._wallpaper.jpg

Thanks for posting. I wonder why it went unnoticed... :rolleyes:

now, if somebody could translate the little preview... :heh:

I wish Yen Press could pick this one up. I really like what they have been doing as of late: licensing 4koma titles and making them available in English. I'm the proud owner of one of those titles (SS Astro) released this year and I would love to have this one as well, if they are planning to go for more 4komas.

Nukerjsr 2008-12-29 21:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaisos Erranon (Post 2133225)
Yeah, I got a really Clannad vibe from the artwork... the whole club-based thing reminds me of Nagisa's arc a bit.

Character designs are much more like Kannagi than Lucky Star, though...

I would personally love a more fluid 4koma-based show... LS felt rather off because of the constant scene-switching.

Yeah, it really does look like a Kannagi/Lucky Star mix. I just hope it isn't filled with constant cute scenes because the trailer doesn't feel like that. And I'm also interested in what the seiyuu choice will be. Singing will have to play a role so I hope they get someone really good.

Decel 2009-01-04 23:41

Ah, music anime! My new favourite genre!

Beck was interesting
Nodame Cantabile was refreshing (though the second season seemed to focus a lot less on the music)
Suzumiya Haruhi's music part sealed the deal!

I really hope it doesn't have the LS-style plot (or even Azumanga's, even though it's one of my favourites). I hope this series has a beginning, middle and end to it. Basically, constant flow.

Too little detail seem to flow out of it though, summer release?

Oooh, the seinen tag makes me more curious about it all. Hope I am not dissapointed.

brocko 2009-01-19 16:28

Well, the mustard is off the hotdog. KyoAni will be pulling the strings as predicted :D

Linky NSFW!
http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/0...yoani-ficaton/

Shiori-chan 2009-01-19 16:35

what a valid source...
I still think it's A-1 Production who is gonna do this, teaser reminded me more of kannagi style BUT if it's KyoAni, I would be in 7th heaven

brocko 2009-01-19 16:39

Hm.... Sankaku not reliable? =/ I'll try keep that in mind next time lol =P

EDIT:
Quote:

They don't quote a source, they just state that KyoAni is animating it. I really, really hope that KyoAni will do it though.
Ah, yes your right. I guess I got a little bit too giddy and kinda overlooked it when I normally wouldn't have. My mistake! lol =P

E_I 2009-01-19 16:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by brocko (Post 2170121)
Well, the mustard is off the hotdog. KyoAni will be pulling the strings as predicted :D

Linky NSFW!
http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/0...yoani-ficaton/

They don't quote a source, they just state that KyoAni is animating it. I really, really hope that KyoAni will do it though.

Tyabann 2009-01-19 22:38

It still looks a lot more like Kannagi than Lucky Star.

Kaioshin Sama 2009-01-19 23:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by E_I (Post 2170144)
They don't quote a source, they just state that KyoAni is animating it. I really, really hope that KyoAni will do it though.

Artefact claims he has a source, but has yet to state if it's official or even present it to the public. I've asked him about both and will report back with what I get should I get an answer.

Jarmel 2009-01-20 00:17

Yea the style seems closer to A1 then really KyoAni. Is A1 doing any new projects in the spring season? If not then they might have the staff for this moreso than KyoAni which it seems is kinda busy at the current time.

Westlo 2009-01-20 01:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jarmel (Post 2170741)
Yea the style seems closer to A1 then really KyoAni. Is A1 doing any new projects in the spring season? If not then they might have the staff for this moreso than KyoAni which it seems is kinda busy at the current time.

A-1 Pictures are doing Valkyria Chronicles but that doesn't mean they aren't doing K-On! since they did Black Butler at the same time as Kannagi and are still producing it along with Birdy Decode 02 atm.

Kaioshin Sama 2009-01-20 04:22

So the official word from Quen of Sankaku is that it is merely 2ch speculation at this point. Why Artefact chose to write the article as if it was a given fact is beyond me....

cyth 2009-01-20 05:02

That's the thing about entertainment, it doesn't have to be factual. :D

Sister Princess 2009-01-20 16:58

Trolling is the best way to gain attention. What else is more effective than that?

Ithekro 2009-01-20 17:29

A decent product maybe?


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