K-ON!! S2 Episode 21

August 25, 2010

With their last ever school festival performance out of the way, odd goings-on are at large as K-ON!! enters its twenty-first episode. For starters, Yui is certainly incredibly worried about her hairstyle, and then there’s Azusa who simply can’t stop spacing out…While the latter’s problem is simply a lack of post-festival motivation, the former’s issue is even more easily explained. In short, it’s nearly time for the older girls of the light music club to have their yearbook photos taken, and in typical girly fashion this has everybody worried about their looks. It’s Yui in particular who is concerned however, having failed to “get it right” for previous yearbook photos during her school life so far.

Thus, we’re treated to an episode of seeing Yui sport a number of different hairstyles (without mentioning Ui doing her spot-on Yui impression once again), before deciding that her bangs are too long and trying to shorten them by cutting her own hair in the club room… the rest probably writes itself on that front.

Away from all of the barnet shenanigans, Mio also makes a decision about her future education after leaving high school – a decision which isn’t particularly surprising all things considered, although it does mean that the possibility of a third season of K-ON has just tripled. Would KyoAni really dare to take this series to a university setting?

Anyhow, it goes without saying that this episode didn’t have a hope of topping last week’s incredibly emotional instalment, so thankfully it doesn’t even try – aside from Mio’s change of plans which might have elicited a little “awww” from some, this episode seemed mostly concerned simply with being as funny as possible, which it managed to do a pretty darn good job of. K-ON isn’t always exactly a regular laugh out loud franchise, but this instalment managed to coax laughter out of me on a number of occasions – indeed, I’m wondering if Yui’s hair couldn’t successfully navigate a comedy anime series all on its own, although some of her one-liners were well worth the price of entry too. All in all, it was actually quite nice to see the series getting back to being fun after going all tear-eyed on us last week, although it will still be interesting to see how it holds up as we move on towards the show’s inevitable climax.



  1. A woman’s hair is her life, and also one of the most beautiful parts of there body.
    This episode showed that pretty well.

    Poor Yui for screwing up her hair she should have just went to a hair salon.
    Also poor Azusa she will be all alone next year.

  2. I have to say the mirror scene was a bit long for me, but the rest of the episode was priceless. I knew Yui would mess up the moment the scissors came out >.<
    Sawa-chan likes her praise as usual. Poor Azunyan wasn't very happy at the start though =(

    As for a new season if the manga is ending i rather not screw with something that has been pretty spotless so far. Ruining it affects the other seasons when you think of it as a whole.

  3. So, according to the last 4 minutes of this episode, a new season of K-On is almost confirmed, right?

    5/5 on this episode though 😛

    • Well seeing as how the manga is ending next month with them graduating high school.So I’d say no, unless they wing it without it being canon… which would probably ruin the show.

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