K-On! Episode 12
Episode 12 came out today. There will be a bonus special but the series is, for all intents and purposes, over. I like to look back and see how far some of the characters have come since we first met them (in my case, anyway) all the way back 3 months ago. Mio journeyed from straight woman to moe idol to a walking mass of complexes who still happened to be the most stable character in the light music club. Ritsu actually became a more stable character in general and wasn’t nearly as crazy as someone like Tomo from Azudaioh, while Yui just sorta…was Yui, I guess. In fact I think Yui and Tsumugi didn’t really change that much but we love them anyway because of how utterly adorable they are. Then there’s Azu-nyan. Who can forget her? She only joined in the last third or so of the series but already we’ve seen her change from shy and utterly bewildered to accepting and enjoying her place in the light music club. I guess in the end, it was a net win for everyone. Mio became Sawa-chan’s accomplice in the grand cosplay game. Sawa-chan-sensei herself got the admiration and popularity of the students and finally wiped the slate clean from her heavy metal days (whether this is a good or bad thing is entirely a matter of opinion).
Like I said last week, people don’t like drama in their comedy series so it was nice on a more general level to see K-On return to its usual level of zaniness. Amusingly enough as I’m typing this I have just heard the show being described as retard moe. Maybe so, but they’re our lovable little retards. There’s just something about these girls that makes you want to hug and protect them, and in the end isn’t that what moe is all about? Anyway its been a fun ride, and the show will now fade gently into obscurity at the hands of Suzumiya Haruhi. I’m watching that just like everyone else of course…but I need to find something else to talk about. Sora Kake Girl is just about finished as well, from the looks of things.
This episode’s moment of zen: