Feels like Lucky Kannagi
I’ll skip the traditional summary, I know you all hate that. Plus Aroduc does it better.The character designs definitely give off a Lucky Star vibe. Lots of singular aspects of the show give off that Lucky Star feel. And despite that, the entirety of the show has the impression that A-1 pictures worked on the series. Anyway, lemme elaborate a little on the Lucky Star – Kannagi thing. Lucky Star had a more slow-flowing thing going on, whilst Kannagi was a very give-and-take, almost boke-tsukkomi-like relationship at times. It was quite fast and snappy.
I think the way that the show’s got a theme behind it all – music – makes a huge difference in the overall feel of the show. Rather than moeblobs talking about how they eat their Oreos and DORIRU, the club activities help tie everything up together neatly. It all feels nicely organized in some logical manner as opposed to some random event going on at random times. K-ON!’s got a lot of superficial similarities with LS – 4 characters, high school, slice of life, all girls, KyoAni. Et cetera. But as I said, it feels like Kannagi. The humor’s a lot more upfront than usual. More laugh-out-loud than giggle-giggle. Well, I CAN’T EXPLAIN IT RIGHT. It needs to be watched to be understood. It’s a good show anyway.
References aren’t very fast and furious – thankfully. I know references are cool and all, but I don’t like PPD-style stuff that basically demands the viewer to have seen every single TV program, drama, advertisement, listened to every radio station, song, and so on. Too time-consuming and too constrained to a certain audience. But I guess most anime aren’t really made for Western audiences, so whatever.
Animation is rather inconsistent. Sometimes, you’ve got some of the most awesomely done piece of animated art, but then some other times, you got these really weird blobs of color splashed around or whatever.
The music’s not so bad. Voice actors were new (at least to me) but sounded quite good in their roles. Yui wasn’t too annoyingly high pitched, thank god. All the characters are pretty likeable, and generally, the entire show is a nice, light (HAHAHA PUNS) watch.
ED was pretty cool too.