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K-On! A Japanese Musical Bonanza
The concept for K-On! originated as a four panel Japanese comic illustration created by Kakifly. The comic serial has been published in the Houbunsha Sinen manga magazine since 2007.
Due to its immense popularity a 13 episode animation edition was telecast as a production of Kyoto Animation. The name K-On or Keion means light music or pop music in Japanese milieu. and
K-On! The Comic Book
The main story line of K-On! Is based on a Japanese context and centres around four high school girl friends.
Their high school band is on the verge of being terminated and these enterprising friends band together and join the music club with the view of saving it.
The gravity of their folly is only discovered when they find out there are no other members in the music club and to make matters worse the main character, Yui Hirasawa, admits she has had no practice in any sort of musical instrument and knows nothing about reading sheet music.
But with great chutzpah, she masters the skill of playing the guitar and consequently Mio Akiyama is taken on as a bassist, Ritsu Tainaka as drummer and Tsumugi Kotobuki as the Keyboard player.
The four friends spend their time on untiring practices, performing to their hearts content and having fun together.
Their music escapades are monitored by Sawako Yamanaka, mentor and close confidante. She also becomes the girl's class teacher in their final high school term.
During the second year in school the band welcomes a stranger in to their midst as a new guitarist, Azusa Nakano. The new arrival adds more glitz to the band and they perform with renewed vigor.
At the end of their high school years, the friends leave the band in the safe hands of Azusa and continue their life paths with all four joining the same university.
K-On! The Manga
The story started off with a comic strip manga in Japan in 2007 and due to rapid popularity of the captivating story line has now been licensed for an English version to be published in North America. An illustration on K-On including official art from the comic series and fan art done by dojin artists was published for the benefit of K-On fans in early 2010.
K-On! The Anime
Kyoto Animation in 2009 brought forward the animated version of the story of these fascinating music buffers in a 13 episode series. The DVD volumes, including an original video animation part has been released subsequently for the collection of K-On! enthusiasts.
K-On! The Film
With the unprecedented response received for the anime TV Series, Kyoto Production has initiated steps to produce a movie based on the comic story of the four high school idols. This will be great news for all teens around the world who have followed the series with great enthusiasm.
The anime's first season opening theme song "Cagayake! Girls" and ending theme song "Don't say Lazy" were great hits and the singles were released in 2009. The success of K-On! anime series is greatly due to these toe tapping music hits and with popular demand many singles of K-On! Have been released. Some popular hits from the series include Fuwa Fuwa Time, Maddy Candy, Go Go Maniac and Listen among many others song hits.
Sega developed a rhythm video game for K-on! for the Play Station Portable in 2010 with 19 songs taken from the first season of the anime series. Game players can customize their idols' hair styles, clothing accessories and modify light music room options to suit their own tastes.
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