K-On! Oh how I’ve missed you.
I was just wondering to myself what I should do while we wait for Madoka Magica to continue (and I’m in no way impatiently rushing its return considering Japan has much bigger issues to deal with now) when I learned that a 27th episode of K-On!! had been released. Yay!
We’re treated to the usual dose of all-nonsense as the girls spend their time planning a graduation trip for the Light Music Club instead of studying for their upcoming exams. On their list of potential destinations is Great Britain, New York, Hawaii (and is that a brochure for Canada I see!?)… Wait: These girls must be loaded. Or delusional. Or Mugi is funding the trip (she did offer her villa in Finland). Unfortunately we don’t get to see where they go, but we do get to see all their dliberation and prepping, including Azu-nyan’s adorable “Machu Picchu” mix up with Nodoka in the book store.
And of course Ui would by her unreliable older sister a book on self defense (Canada is a very dangerous place). But on a serious note, it probably is important to know how to defend yourself when you’re in an unfamiliar place. Just remember boys and girls: aim for the joints in the legs. A person can’t come after you if you’ve broken their knee or ankle. (My older brother taught me that, haha.)
Next most sensible thing to know when traveling is the common language spoken wherever you’re going. Yui’s English isn’t incomprehensible, but it’s not good. I totally understand the cake thing though, and I ask that question all the time. Wouldn’t it make more sense to carry around an English-Japanese language book and point at whatever you’re trying to say? But then again that’s not very cute and therefore not in line with K-On. …Hence the charades. Much cuter and much less sensible.
And yay for seeing the girls in casual clothes. I love when they’re wearing everyday clothes (not that their school uniforms are terribly ugly or anything). And there was even the focus on what shoes they wore, in which case Yui’s were really cute. I’ve never seen shoes like that in real life, but maybe you can only find them in Japan.
Ah: I remembered something about K-On that I’d forgotten: There’s never very much to say. It’s all about the cuteness. And the music when it happens, but I learned not to get your hopes up too high for that.
Don’t forget the K-On! Movie is still to come!