Our K-ON! week starts here and we’ll be featuring a variety of articles discussing the series, the music, the inspirations and the fans throughout the week. Plus, we’ll have opportunities for you to win DVD copies of K-On! The Complete Series courtesy of Manga Entertainment.
K-On! swiftly emerged as a classic anime series on its initial outing. As well as being seen to promote and encourage music, the series also managed to be great entertainment at the same time.
The title of the series is actually a contraction of the Japanese term for light music (keiongaku) and follows the adventures of a group of high school friends who form their own band. It’s a ‘slice of life’ story that can be compared to earlier anime titles such as Azumanga Daioh or Lucky Star. The central characters come from standard anime stereotypes, but its this simplicity that lends the series its charm and appeal. More Inside »