K-On seems to be one of the hottest anime this season, and for good reasons too. The girls are really really moe, especially Mio, who has the exact look and type I love.
Before the anime version came out, I got a chance to read several chapters of the manga. I have to admit that I did not particularly enjoy it. It was not bad but it was not that good either. The manga stuck to a strict 4-panel format generally with a punchline at the end of each one. Although I did like Mio in the manga as well, the chapters just was not impressive. It felt a little bit like reading comic strips in the newspaper; you read it, you forget it.
However, after watching the first episode of K-On, I loved the anime. It was colorful, lively, and funny. Of course, the characters have a lot more personality and are a lot cuter when animated. Anyway, this is one anime I will continue to watch (it’s on episode 3 now I think), but as for the manga… maybe when I have nothing else to do.
Anyway, here’s the ED with a lot of Mio cuteness (plus others).