Bestowing Wings

The first time I encountered K-ON!, I thought it was phenomenal. It may not go to the levels of godly memorable anime but for me, there’s something pure, something amazing with that series that appeals and attracts the audience. Then came season 2 and all I only saw was merchandise. The transformation of a good anime into something that is intended to cater to fanservice and profit was a disgusting sight to behold. Then again, I guess I too was narrow-minded with the events of the second season. Refusing to learn more from what life has to offer to a bunch of young girls and their bonds through music. Because by that time, I admit, K-ON!! had nothing more unique to put on the plate.

But after seeing this movie, it’s as if I was hurled back to that first meeting, that first encounter with K-ON!. While there’s nothing exceptional or groundbreaking with this movie, that familiarity with how the girls shared good times together, cared for each other, and surpassed trials brought about a ton of nostalgia.

In essence, this movie is a summary of what life provided to the girls of K-ON! And while this lacks the reality of darkly lit roads and troublesome times, it gives off that feeling of hope. That by believing that everything will be all right, it WILL be all right and that everyone shares and passes on hope, not just from Yui to Azusa but this movie to the viewers as well.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. x
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 23:36:18

    Well, this show is really all about slice of life, having fun, growing up, hope and dreams (which is always nice to get away from all the drama, angst, doom and gloom of real life and in other anime :p). Additionally, for me, even when there’s nothing new with this series, KyoAni’s art and animation is always a treat to watch.

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  2. baka~
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 10:48:16

    I thought you’re afraid of KyoAni’s eyes?

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  3. x
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 11:03:18

    Eyes? Sure, those are scary :p, but the beautiful backgrounds, the smooth animations, the way the characters move, walk, run, ride bicycles, stumble around (almost like an intricate dance at times), makes it a real treat ;).

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