After only a few years, K-ON! has established itself as one of the most popular recent animes ever!
From the animation studio behind Haruhi Suzumiya and Clannad (Kyoto Animation), and having already spawned a second series AND a feature-length movie in Japan, the show focuses around 'Houkago Tea Time', the band that 4 high-school girls create having learnt that the club will close if new members aren't found.
Yui Hirasawa - our protagonist. Extremely air-headed, but a huge heart, she learns the guitar very quickly.
Ritsu Tainaka - the self-established manager of the club and band. Ditzy and bossy and amusing all at the same time. She's on the drums.
Mio Akiyama - the tall, pretty and elegant bassist, but despite this, she's as shy as a mouse.
Tsumugi Kotobuki - the keyboardist/percussion. Highly eccentric and very mysterious, belonging to a rich family.
Plus in time, a first-year becomes curious of the club:
Azusa Nakano - also a guitarist, and daughter of jazz record shop owners, Yui instantly becomes attached to her, for bizarre reasons.
And also, there's other lovable characters:
The club advisor and teacher Sawako (Sawa-chan) who has a secret musical past, Yui's little sister Ui who's the total opposite of her sister, her childhood friend Nodoka the class representative...
With plenty of comedy and music, K-ON! is great for anyone!!