OP/ED Themes: ♥♥½
K-On! Is the tale of four high school girls who, for varying reasons, come together to form a pop rock band as part of a light music (“keion”) club at their school. Three of the girls actually play instruments-- Ritsu, the drummer, who initiates the attempt thanks to a fictional memory in which she and her best friend promise to join a band; Mio, vocalist and bassist as well as the aforementioned beleaguered best friend; Tsumugi, a keyboardist who joined the club after being thoroughly amused by Ritsu and Mio's antics, and...Yui.
As I mention in the video, I don't find Yui at all compelling, which is a shame since she's supposed to be the lead, I gather. She's cute, and so incredibly moe-- in terms of being clumsy, oblivious, unintelligent, and uninterested in almost anything that isn't food –that she actually comes across to me as being developmentally challenged. KyoAni, I know what you're going for here, but it's gone so far as to become vapid, flat, and uninteresting. Osaka did the space cadet thing better and with considerably more charm.
That's my main complaint about the series though. I'm going to check out the next episode in hopes that the focus is shifted more towards the other three characters, who actually have some potential for interesting interactions instead of just “awww”-bait. I also noted that Mio, who as the vocalist garners the most attention during the ED sequence, is hot. Just FYI.
It's KyoAni, so the animation, voice acting, arranging, etc. are all pretty awesome...though I couldn't help but notice how insipid some of the OP theme's lyrics were, which counters the hotness of Mio's ED, hence the two and a half hearts for OP/ED.