K-On! The Movie

Sequel to K-On!

Genre(s): School, Slice of Life, Comedy, Music

Age-Appropriateness: 8+ (occasional mild language)

Platforms: Netflix

Episodes: One 1 hour. 50 min. movie

TheAwersome Rating: 8.3 / 10 (Warm fuzzies, nice capper)

Premise: Graduation is fast approaching for the founding members of the Light Music Club. With only a few precious weeks of school left, the girls decide to make the most of it and plan a trip abroad. Yui, Mio, Mugi, Ritsu, and Azusa visit famous landmarks, eat delicious food, and perform all while clumsily stumbling across London. But the fun won’t last forever, as heartfelt songs and goodbyes will be made as their high school days together come to a close.

TheAwersome’s Thoughts: This movie had a similar vibe to the Cowboy Bebop movie in that it technically takes place a bit before the end of the series, but acts as a better capper, giving better closure. Something that was interesting with the movie was the freedom of pacing. Being directed by Naoko Yamada, the same director for A Silent Voice and Liz and the Blue Bird, you get all those sweet, small moments that breathe absolute life into the piece, and more time to appreciate them.  There’s definitely a stronger injection of heartwarming feel-goods in this than the usual comedy-focused fare of the show, which is to be expected for a movie. Other than that, it’s more of that good ol’ K-On! flavored antics and comedy.

TLDR: A bit extra sentimental feels, more polished animation, quality K-On time.

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