K-ON ep 11 – Teen yuri drama, inanimate objects join the fight for attention and the stage is set.

Let the <del>yuri</del> show begin!

Let the yuri show begin!

Subs took rather long today…  Screencaps have been around for at least a day, rather funspoiling when I can’t watch the raw thing, PLUS screencaps with SOME sort of subs to make what the characters say evident is many times better than raw screencaps.  So yeah, I had to wait for the subs >_<  Not many episodes to go (actually there’s just one more) so let’s all enjoy whatever yuri we can get.  😛 *drums* *fanfare* I give you yet ANOTHER episode full of yuri, along with a number of surprises.

In episode 11 the fun starts almost immediately.The girls are discussing their imminent performance in the auditorium and talk about last year’s performance, the one were Mio exposed her inner world to all her fans.  Well not really but it was close.  We DID get stripes after all 😛

I thought they fixed that some episodes ago...  Or is that an excuse for more private lessons?

I thought they fixed Azunyan some episodes ago... Or is that an excuse for more private lessons?

Mio doesn’t like it but people have not forgotten her live show last year.  And since we’re talking about showing Azusa the ropes, what’s better than a DVD with Mio at her best performance?

Nutcase-sensei, should you really be showing your students stuff like that?

Nutcase-sensei, should you really be showing your students stuff like that?

Azusa has reached ecchi level 4! Azusa gains 3 Pervert Points! Azusa can pick a new Pervert Ability!

Azusa has reached Ecchi level 4! Azusa gains 3 Pervert Points! Azusa can pick a new Ero Ability!

Aftermath... Azusa has advanced in her quest for pleasure.

Aftermath... Azusa has advanced in her quest for pleasure.

Tissues are right there girls, help yourselves

Tissues are right there girls, help yourselves

Anyway, after all the lustful individuals are done watching Mio’s debut, it appears Ritsu has once again forgotten to submit the Auditorium usage application.  It turns out they also need to supply a group name so they start coming up with ideas, not successfully if I may add, although one can only appreciate the irony of them…

Is there even HALF a person in that club who's not a complete lech?

Is there even HALF a person in that club who's not a complete lech?

And we come to one of the main topics of the episode (yes, besides yuri and all that).  Yui, being Yui, wasn’t maintaining her guitar for a year so the strain was becoming obvious (not sounding as good, strings were getting rusty, etc).  And no, you don’t explain ALL that to Yui in one go, Azusa, cause her lazy processor cannot comprehend more than one new concept per day.

So anyway, the girls decide to visit the music store and have Yui’s guitar inspected and fixed.  Mio comments on the stores not having instruments for left-handed people but she’s extremely happy when she finds out it’s a special left-handed sales day.  Leaving shyMoe to her left-handed instrumental heaven, Yui and Azusa visit the shop’s counter where ONE of the extremely few males in K-ON resides.

Guy : Hmm... kinda small...  Yui : So THAT'S how it looks!

Guy : Hmm... kinda small... Yui : So THAT'S how it looks like!

Seeing Yui interested, Azusa tries to strike up a convo with the guy but I suppose being inexperienced hurts there.

Nice one, Azusa! Let's see how Yui picks up from there!

Nice one, Azusa! Let's see how Yui picks up from there!

Watch and learn, Azusa.  That's how a pro attacks.

Only Yui can take something normal and make it utterly insane, perverted and hot. Watch carefully, Azusa. This is how a pro works.

Yui eventually gets her guitar fixed without realizing she has to pay for it, we get some “Mugi-sama” scenes as she saves Yui again (woot! another TWO whole guys in K-ON! It’s not an urban legend!), then Ritsu tried to drag shyMoe out of the store and there’s where the yuri drama begins.

Clouds in the horizon... and some moe Ritsu footage

Clouds in the horizon... and some moe Ritsu footage

Not sure what’s shyMoe’s problem there, I mean Ritsu’s always playing so there’s no point getting pissed like that.  To make matters worse, the company splits because Yui promised to meet with Nodoka and shyMoe wants to tag along.  Ritsu doesn’t like that, so they end up spying on the other three after all.  Yuri jealousy is evident.

Declaration of ownership! "Back off! She's mine!"

Declaration of ownership! "Back off! She's mine!"

Things aren’t better afterwards, with shyMoe and Nodoka spending lunchtime together all the time and Ritsu trying to push her way between them.  Nodoka seems like the unwilling participant in this yuri triangle.  Anyway, it gets even worse, as Ritsu teases shyMoe to no end and shyMoe gets pissed.  Yuri emo drama ensues.

Ohoho, Ritsu revealed her true feelings. Pity, I kinda liked her with Yui, they think alike.

Ohoho, Ritsu revealed her true feelings. Pity, I kinda liked her with Yui, they think alike.

Oh? So what's all that about then? Trying out tsundere moe cause you missed the attention?!

Oh? So what's all that about then? Trying out tsundere moe cause you missed the attention?!

Azunyan tries so hard to lighten up the atmosphere.  Sa-wan has taught you well...

Ero Azunyan willing to give her everything to the group again... "Sa-wan has taught you well".

She does manage something though and they start practicing a bit but Ritsu’s performance sounds weird.

Yandere?! Is it Yandere?!! It is! It is! Yuri Yandere!! Poor Nodoka!!

Emo?? Nah, can't be... Yandere?! Is it Yandere?!! It is, isn't it?!! Yuri Yandere!! Nodoka is doomed!

Ritsu drops the practice and leaves, and no one sees her for some days afterwards.

Well... Some people are REALLY into it in that school...

Well... Some people are REALLY into it in that school...

Anyway, back to the music club, with Ritsu missing, there’s obviously going to be a problem with the live performance.  Not that everyone seems to care much about it, going emo over Ritsu’s strange absence.  Nutcase-sensei however understood the situation perfectly.

Well... Now that I think about it... *nosebleed* RitsuxMio works, too.

Well... Now that I think about it... *nosebleed* RitsuxMio works, too.

Nutcase-sensei warns that in any other case, Ritsu may descend to the realm of delinquents and heavy metal.  Yui, who’s natural at a number of things, picks up the vital information instantly.

... So, let me get this straight... You're both saying that Ritsu and Mio were going out? Ah, good, cause I wasn't 100% sure they were dating.  Thanks for clarifying the matter.

... So, let me get this straight... You're both saying that Ritsu and Mio were going out? Ah, good, cause I wasn't 100% sure they were dating. Thanks for clarifying the matter.

So wait, does that mean YuixRitsu was just a vacation affair…? Is Ritsu trying to start a harem? Since she’s already going out with Mio, is AzusaxYui going canon? What about Mugi? Damn… this episode puts many complicated issues on the table…  And that’s not all…

Careful, Mio! There's another one who's after Ritsu here.

Careful, Mio! There's another one who's after Ritsu here.

The meeting leads to nowhere.  Trsundere-shyMoe tries to find Ritsu at school and we finally learn that Ritsu hasn’t been coming to the club because she’s absent due to sickness.  So shyMoe goes to pay her a visit.

"Mio! Don't leave me! I love you! Yui was just a passing thing!! T-T"

"Mio! Don't leave me! I love you! Yui was just a passing thing!! T-T"

Using weak, pleading eyes attack.

Using weak, pleading eyes attack.

Aaaw... Mio loves Ritsu, too...

Aaaw... Mio loves Ritsu, too...

Yes, it- what?! How did YOU get here?!

Yes, it- what?! How did YOU get here?!

Anyway, try to forget you saw TransMomoko from Shangri-la and let’s move on.  Shortly afterwards the other three girls drop by for a visit, too.

Yui is Yui.  Yui owns everything in K-ON.

Yui is Yui. Yui owns everything in K-ON. And I thought we all left the jealousy thing behind...

Ritsu finally recovered thanks to the combined power of deep yuri love or something along these lines and the girls are ready for their performance.  Of course, no one submitted the Auditorium application AGAIN, although at least Ritsu has an excuse now.  Nodoka pleads the student council with Ritsu and manages to get one more day to submit the application.  And finally, the yuri triangle is resolved.

Ritsu finally approves Nodoka...

Ritsu finally approves Nodoka...

So that's what you were up to! Good thinking! Now you can keep shyMoe AND expand your harem without anyone objecting.

So that's what you were up to! Good thinking! Now you can keep shyMoe AND expand your harem without anyone objecting.

They are having problem with the name again, so Nutcase-sensei takes the matter into her hands and just signs them up.  So everything, from Yui’s now-naughty guitar named GITA~ to the complicated yuri polygons have been resolved.  Time for a group pic to celebrate this happy occurrence.

Yui, stupid people don't catch a cold... But then, it was Ritsu first so this must be a unique kind of cold.

Yui, stupid people don't catch a cold... But then, it was Ritsu first so this must be a unique kind of cold.

I think I’ve said it before… I’m not really into K-ON emo episodes.  At least this one was better than the other cause it was kinda funny even around the supposed teen drama and the RitsuxMio bed scenes were rather touching.  While there were many things to pick up in this episode, as well as Yui’s brain overheating, it didn’t FEEL as fun as, say, the last beach episode, although many will just disagree on episode 10 being good and stuff.  This episode felt something between Azusa’s episode and a normal K-ON episode.  I suppose I do rank it higher than the emo-Azusa ep, but it always feels weird watching emo teen drama in K-ON.  In the end it was K-ON alright but I kinda miss the old pure light-hearted K-ON days.  I know teen life is full of emo drama so sometimes you can’t escape from a bit of that even if you want to.  Anyway, I guess it was a good episode overall.  The yuri was there, ero guitar and tissues were there, even actual GUYS were there, which is a K-ON commodity.  Not that I care about them, they just make the setting feel a bit more realistic.  Yui ruled in yet another episode and, yes, I’m rather Yui-biased as you may have noticed 😛

Next ep is apparently Yui catching a cold for good and her timing is terribly bad as the performance is around the corner, so we’ll just have to wait and see what she’ll do.  Please, God, let this be a non-emo episode… For those who might not know already… this is it…  the mother of all episodes…

The End approaches

The End approaches

PS If you notice changes when you refresh, it’s just me editing typos and fixing grammar :p  Yes, 4am is a bad time to review stuff 😛

PS2 Remind me never to review episodes at 4am in the morning… I decide on something and I end up writing something completelly different >_>

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15 responses to “K-ON ep 11 – Teen yuri drama, inanimate objects join the fight for attention and the stage is set.

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  2. Re-Hikari June 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Re-Hikari understands Mio’s delight with the lefty guitars (well, bass in her case) thing T_T I prolly wouldn’t have liked it much either if someone dragged me away from one of the few times I could see lefty instruments on display >_>

    *still remembers being surrounded by awesome-looking righty(?) guitars and only being able to pick between two lame-looking lefty ones…* Well, I did grow attached to my lame-looking lefty guitar now though lol Even though I haven’t picked it up in ages… Oh well >_>

    Me actually liked this episode. See, being a normal girl that just got out of high school, I usually find a lot of stuff in common with the K-ON! girls, and emo teen drama is part of it, so yeah :p

    • npal June 13, 2009 at 3:12 pm

      I can understand the teen drama unfortunately, the fact that I was uber emo in my teens is all the more reason why I don’t like being shown things whose stupidity I want to forget 😛 Seriously… the things one does in high school… Gaaah! Make it go away!

      Says the guy who likes Hatsukoi… Oh well… I suppose it’s my expectations. I got used to K-ON being straight fun, while I expect Hatsukoi to have the usual silly teen drama, part of the reason I watch Hatsukoi anyway. So yeah, Hatsukoi drama is easier to swallow, K-ON drama feels just out of place.

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  4. Suzumiya Yuki June 14, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    LOL.

    I loved that random cap you added in there.

    Looks like you join the Ritsu x Mio boat as well. Hmm…I shouldn’t be using boat here. I feared for a sec there that Ritsu was gonna treat us to a “Nice boat” moment.

    Oh God thank you for not letting the idea into KyoAni staff heads. What with them going for original material and all.

    I kinda like Nodoka so no!

    • npal June 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm

      It pays to watch other silly stuff 😛

      I’m onto whatever boat floats at the moment 😛 Like the episode 9 Azunyanx(Yui+group), the episode 10 RitsuxYui, and the episode 11 RitsuxMio 😛

      Well, there wasn’t a bag+Ritsu anywhere that I could recall, otherwise I might have thought about it 😛 I DO remember a bag alone but when I was writing, the previous scene was the scattered shoes, that didn’t fit with the nice boat cause of the erotic context 😛 Plus, as you might have guessed, my posts are more ero than horror, so in general things like that hardly come up.

      • Suzumiya Yuki June 15, 2009 at 12:08 am

        What was up with those scattered shoes any way?!

        Is there a fight we weren’t shown?!

        Damn you Itoshiki-sensei and your logic of “The Best battles are fought off screen”.

      • npal June 15, 2009 at 12:23 am

        Well… My pattern of thought wanted seifuku articles and scattered lingerie next, I hope that answers your question 😛

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  6. Kyon June 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Keep those nekomimi on Azusa!

  7. :*( August 1, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    is this only 13 ep ?????? 😦

    • npal August 3, 2009 at 5:30 pm

      Well, 13 were indeed broadcasted. There’s been a rumor going around about one more extra on the DVDs, but I’m not sure if that’s true or not.

  8. LinGaiVa November 17, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Mitsu FTW!! Although I also like Yitsu and Yio. Let’s satisfy them all Mio/Yui/Ritsu!

    • npal November 17, 2009 at 11:32 am

      Well, Yui (who gets actions with most K-ON girls) can go Sugisaki mode, something along the lines of “This is not just a school band club. It is MY HAREM!!”