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Originally I was going to take this seriously and try and defend K-ON! However no matter what I wrote down I couldn't help feeling it was something that had already been said and been said better then I can present it. So instead I have decided to present the secret to K-ON!'s success (and also my waifu) Sawako Yamanaka!
Everywhere I go on the otakunet, I see all this moeblob hate and its always aimed at the 5 band members of K-ON! in particular Yui, Mio, and Azusa, who also tend to be the 3 most popular characters among the OMG K-ON! BEST ANIME EVER!!! Crowd. I have a theory behind this that needs to represented.
K-ON! has been misunderstood by fans and foes alike. Many an enemy of the series has pointed out that K-ON! girls lack depth saying things along the lines of "They are nothing more then a moeblob mess! What could possibly be attractive about a show that features them?" Fans unable to comprehend what is not to like will use moments from the show such as Mio tripping on stage and exposing her panties or being scared witless as an example of K-ON!'s awesome, leaving non-fans confused with how such things could ever be worth watching. I'm here to tell you that both parties are correct, and clear up this confusion once and for all.
Sawako Yamanaka is the glue that holds K-ON! together! Without her K-ON! is neither funny nor moe. At least not moe in the sense that a fan should ever use the term. Point and case:
MioOn her own she is just and ordinary shy girl. Nothing more then the friend of Ritsu who wants to start a band that would never even exist without Sawako.
RitsuShe is a ball of energy that bounces back and forth with no real purpose. With the guidance of Sawako she is a capable band leader and drumer.
MugiShe is just a innocent rich girl with no exposure to the outside world around her. Thanks to Sawako she has been exposed to working through the process of making a successful school band and cosplay something she would likely never have access to if not for Sawako.
YuiExists to lightning rod for the sake of all other characters against the hordes of evil moeblob haters. No moeblob character can compete with the moe that is Yui. (not even Susan Boyle)
AzusaEvery hero needs a sidekick Yui is no exception.
In closing the true champion of K-ON! is one that lurks in the shadows making costumes and giving the context needed to make the members of After School Tea Time the hit moeblob goddesses they have become for all including herself to enjoy.
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