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The impact of *K-On*'s story relies on its delivery, and *K-On* would not be successful without Kyoto Animation's remarkable skill. One scene that stands out is Yui's first day of senior year: The scene starts in silence. Cherry blossoms fall overhead as Yui runs to school, lugging her guitar case on her back. She rushes through the dim, early morning school hallway up to the clubroom. You hear the zip of the guitar case, the twang of guitar strings, and the click of an amp. Then, Yui starts strumming. Yui's chord progression is the only sound as her friends stroll to school, and the music and visuals combine to create a serene beginning of the new school year. Later in the episode is the school assembly: In the background, students make their way through an open hallway to the auditorium, the members of the Light Music Club among them. In the foreground, cherry blossoms fly in the wind. In the auditorium, the chorus of students sings the Sakuragaoka anthem, slow yet hopeful. The anthem continues to play as students walk back through the same hallway, returning to their classrooms, and more cherry blossoms blow across the sky. Thus, the first day back at school heralds a fulfilling final year. Whenever a scene needs to be emotional, KyoAni makes it emotional. Furthermore, KyoAni introduces original material not in the manga to strengthen the anime's emotional impact. The entire anime is beautiful with its moments of joy, its tearjerkers, and its mere everyday scenes, and KyoAni masterfully delivers them all.
*K-On*'s songs are high quality and enjoyable in their own right. The opening songs *Cagayake! Girls*, *GO! GO! MANIAC*, and *Utauyo! MIRACLE*, feature Yui as the singer and are upbeat and hyperactive to match her personality. The ending songs *Don’t say 'lazy'*, *Listen!!*, and *NO, Thank You!* feature Mio as the singer and are moodier. As a music anime, *K-On* of course features insert songs for the band to perform, such as *Watashi no Koi wa Hotchkiss*, *Fude Pen ~Boru Pen~*, and of course its debut and signature piece, *Fuwa Fuwa Time*. *K-On*'s songs compete with pop songs; in fact, several *K-On* albums have hit the top charts in Japan, a testament to their popularity. Compared to Western pop songs on the radio, *K-On*'s songs are both more wholesome and more musically pleasing. Some songs (*Fuwa Fuwa Time*, *Watashi no Koi wa Hotchkiss*) are cliche romantic ones (except in Japanese). Other songs celebrate food (*Curry Nochi Rice*, *Gohan wa Okazu*) or family (*U&I*). The songs of Ho-kago Tea Time have positive messages but aren’t moralizing, fitting the ethos of the show. Although the *kawaii* voice of Aki Toyosaki as Yui isn’t for everyone, I like it, and the cool voice of Yoko Hikasa as Mio is simply elegant. Underneath the vocals, full-fledged chord progressions, bass lines, and drum beats stack up to add satisfying layers to the music. I confess that I prefer *K-On* songs over many songs on the radio.
*K-On*'s songs are high quality and enjoyable in their own right. Opening songs *Cagayake! Girls*, *GO! GO! MANIAC*, and *Utauyo! MIRACLE* feature Yui as the singer and are upbeat and hyperactive to match her personality. Ending songs *Don’t say 'lazy'*, *Listen!!*, and *NO, Thank You!* feature Mio as the singer and are moodier. As a music anime, *K-On* of course features insert songs for the band to perform, such as *Watashi no Koi wa Hotchkiss*, *Fude Pen ~Boru Pen~*, and of course its debut and signature piece, *Fuwa Fuwa Time*. *K-On*'s songs compete with pop songs; in fact, several *K-On* albums have hit the top charts in Japan, a testament to their popularity. Compared to Western pop songs on the radio, *K-On*'s songs are both more wholesome and more musically pleasing. Some songs (*Fuwa Fuwa Time*, *Watashi no Koi wa Hotchkiss*) are cliche romantic ones (except in Japanese). Other songs celebrate food (*Curry Nochi Rice*, *Gohan wa Okazu*) or family (*U&I*). The songs of Ho-kago Tea Time have positive messages but aren’t moralizing, fitting the ethos of the show. Although the *kawaii* voice of Aki Toyosaki as Yui isn’t for everyone, I like it, and the cool voice of Yoko Hikasa as Mio is simply elegant. Underneath the vocals, full-fledged chord progressions, bass lines, and drum beats stack up to add satisfying layers to the music. I confess that I prefer *K-On* songs over many songs on the radio.
*K-On* is so moving that it became an inspiration to me. In some ways, *K-On* is relatable: The characters are high schoolers living out their daily lives. They undergo high school activities such as studying and field trips, and eventually, they prepare for college. Like Yui and Ritsu, I turned my future plans form late! However, I can’t say that I have as close friends as the light music girls have in each other. *K-On* made me realize that I haven’t been making the most out of my life and youth, and now I try to pay more attention to friendships and live the remainder of my high school days to the fullest. Additionally, Yui is a role model who inspired me to learn the guitar. In the beginning, she has no aspirations. In the Light Music Club, Yui picks up the guitar. Ui observes her sister's change: "Now that I think about it, Sis has been really energetic ever since she joined the club. Until a little while ago," she was quite aimless, but "she's really focused now." By the end of the series, Yui is a capable guitarist. Seeing Yui's growth from a freshman with no direction in life to a senior who found her passion in the guitar inspired me to learn the instrument. Further motivating me are *K-On*'s genuinely good songs, which I wish to be able to play one day. *K-On* has positively impacted my life by showing me the value of youth and encouraging me to try the guitar like Yui.
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