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Crazy for Mio from “K-ON!”

April 6, 2009

“K-ON!” seems to have taken the otaku scene by storm. Though some criticize the series, there’s no denying after the first episode a real “K-ON!” craze has started.

None other than Mio Akiyama is getting most of the attention and quickly becoming a fan favorite with many artworks and illustrations of the lovely keion-bu (けいおんぶ) bass player appearing online, like the below one by Nagami Yuu (永深ゆう).

Lovely art of Mio

From Danny Choo to Sankaku Complex or the many forums and image boards, “K-ON!” is being talked about everywhere.

Even eclipsing high profile series like “Fullmetal Alchemist”, “Hayate No Gotoku! 2” or the very ecchi “Queen’s Blade”, “K-ON!” seems to be the favorite flavor in otakuland, and even when not liked, it certainly is still being discussed or getting in the spotlights.

Although all the girls were quite endearing and instantly capture the viewer’s heart, I have to confess that Mio is my favorite as well so far.

Mio looks terrific in this outfit from the ending theme

Seems that Nagami Yuu took a liking to Mio as well, for the artist also created the above image of her.

With the catchy rock opening and ending themes spawning many videos on nico nico douga, there might be quite a rush for the full singles when they’ll be released on April 22nd.
In the meantime my mobile ringtone just got an update “K-ON!” style.

Whether the series will deserve this hype and praise we shall see over time, I can only say the first episode was a real hit for me so I hope the series keeps this up and becomes an icon like “The Melancholy Of Suzumiya Haruhi” or “Lucky Star”. (Noteworthy, all animated by Kyoto Animation.)

Very cute Mio

Love the above illustration of Mio by artist Akinosora (homepage nsfw), she looks so adorable in that style.

Will the series be able to make true on this hype and heavy expectations after this dazzling first episode? We can only hope and see what the next episodes will bring!

And the “K-ON!” craziness does not end here!
From the opening and ending singles topping the charts upon their release to artist Gofu creating lovely “K-ON!” sketches, including sketches of fan favorite Mio who remains the center of attention, even spawning true maid madness!

You can find plenty of terrific “K-ON!” images floating around, especially at moe.imouto or e-shuushuu.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2009 3:11 pm

    I think the 1st ep. either delivered what many expected or surprised the unexpected. On the other hand, it’s just kawaii + music = WINS!!!

    For me, I’m crazy for Yui. xD

  2. anonymousobject permalink
    April 8, 2009 8:47 pm

    Yeah, Mio is quite a cutie. Looking forward to new eps to get more character development for all the girls :)

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