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K-ON! (manga)

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Alternative title:
K-ON!輕音部 (Chinese (Taiwan))
けいおん! (Japanese)
Themes: music, school, 4-koma
Plot Summary: It's Yui Hirasawa's first year in high school, and she's eagerly searching for a club to join. At the same time, Ritsu Tainaka, a drummer, and her friend Mio Akiyama, a bass player, are desperately trying to save the school's light music club, which is about to be disbanded due to lack of members. They manage to recruit Tsumugi Kotobuki to play the keyboard, meaning they only need one more member to get the club running again. Yui joins, thinking it will be an easy experience for her to play the castanets, the only instrument she knows. However, the other members think their new addition is actually a guitar prodigy...
User Ratings: 119 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 15 votes (Eng:14, sub:1)
 Excellent: 37 votes (Eng:31, raw:2, sub:1, dub:1, others:2
1 Indonesia
1 Indonesian
 Very good: 27 votes (Eng:20, sub:4, dub:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Chinese (Taiwan)
 Good: 22 votes (Eng:17, ?:1, sub:1, raw:1, others:2
2 Portuguese
 Decent: 8 votes (Eng:5, ?:1, sub:1, others:1
1 Finnish
 So-so: 6 votes (Eng:5, sub:1)
 Not really good: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Weak: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 Bad: -
 Awful: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 290 users, rank: #298 (of 6678)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.916 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6377, rank: #1406 (of 7372)
Weighted mean: 7.750 (Very good−), rank: #1869 (of 7372) (seen all: 7.91 / seen some: 7.96 / won't finish: 2.89)
Bayesian estimate: 7.749 (Very good−), rank: #952 (of 3473)
Number of tankoubon: 4
Number of pages: 120
Vintage: 2007-02-09 to 2012-06-08 (serialized in Manga Time Kirara)
Release dates: We have 16
Official website:
Trivia: We have 1
K-ON! GNs 1-2 (Dec 28, 2011)
K-ON! GN 3 (Oct 21, 2011)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: kakifly
Japanese companies
Publisher: Houbunsha
English staff
English cast
Translation: Jack Wiedrick

Lettering: Hope Donovan
English companies
Licensed by: Yen Press
French staff
French companies
Publisher: KAZÉ
French cast
Italian cast
Italian staff
Lettering: Bianca Pistillo
Italian companies
Publisher: J-Pop
German staff
German cast
Translation: Yvonne Gerstheimer
German companies
Publisher: Carlsen Comics
Polish staff
Polish companies
Publisher: Studio JG
Polish cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Translation: Karen Kazumi Hayashida

Edition: Junior Fonseca
Lettering: Ed Peixoto (vol 1)
Portuguese companies
Publisher: NewPOP
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Sharp Point Press
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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