Otaku Pride

K-ON Episode 9

Posted on: June 26, 2009

Episode 9: Newly-entered Member!

Shinnyū Buin! (新入部員!)

K-ON - 09 - 01 K-ON - 09 - 03

K-ON - 09 - 04 K-ON - 09 - 05
K-ON - 09 - 06 K-ON - 09 - 09
K-ON - 09 - 11 K-ON - 09 - 12
K-ON - 09 - 14 K-ON - 09 - 15
K-ON - 09 - 16 K-ON - 09 - 17
K-ON - 09 - 18 K-ON - 09 - 19
K-ON - 09 - 20 K-ON - 09 - 21
K-ON - 09 - 22 K-ON - 09 - 23
K-ON - 09 - 25 K-ON - 09 - 26
K-ON - 09 - 27 K-ON - 09 - 28
K-ON - 09 - 29 K-ON - 09 - 31
K-ON - 09 - 32 K-ON - 09 - 34
K-ON - 09 - 35 K-ON - 09 - 36

Summary

“I’m Azusa, I’d like to join your club.”

In all seriousness, there wasn’t much story to speak of in this episode, more like an Azusa exhibition. Turns out she plays guitar, and is damn good too, which puts some pressure on “Yui-senpai” to step up her game. Except her game consists of 5% skill, 15% talent, and 80% delicious cake juice.
Being cute is a state of mind – it can’t be learned, it can’t be manufactured – true moe just is… Azusa has that in bunches. And she can play guitar, which makes her that much more awesome.

Speaking of cake, you’d think a kawaii chibi like Azusa would be a cake-inhaling monster, but apparently she’s only there for the music. Which gets her pretty pissed off, cuz she wants to practice while everyone (sensei included) is too busy wolfing down the latest Mugi confectionaries. Well, they all know Azusa is right, so they try their hardest to practice. But they have to finish their cake first.

Azusa eventually falls into the cake-on club’s honey trap, which only means they can push a bit further now… sensei has just the thing for the job… nekomimi! Apparently her round head is lacking some cute ears.

Still, Azusa is getting pretty frustrated with the lack of music in the cake-on club (Azusa knows your pain!), but the girls realize she’s important to have around, so they start feeding her ice cream and taiyaki.

Turns out that live performance really moved her – and even though every other band in existence has more skill than the K-ON band, she didn’t feel the same emotional connection with it. Ah, playing in a band isn’t just about the music, it’s about having fun playing with your bandmates. Which is what this show is all about, apparently. Kind of a cop-out, if you ask me – you could use this premise for just about anything involving a group activity.

Oh well, Azusa is cute, all is forgiven.

Personal Thoughts

Thought it was an Ok episode, wasn’t anything big except a big introduction for Azu-nya 😛
We get to see what kind of personality Azusa has and shows that K-ON isn’t about just practice, practice, it includes some fun too 😛

My rating would be 8/10

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