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In an unspecified part of Japan, four high school girls join the light music club of the all-girls private Sakuragaoka High School to try to save it from being disbanded. However, they are the only members of the club. At first, Yui Hirasawa has no experience playing musical instruments or reading sheet music, but she eventually becomes an excellent guitar player. From then on, Yui, along with bassist Mio Akiyama, drummer Ritsu Tainaka, and keyboardist Tsumugi Kotobuki spend their school days practicing, performing, and hanging out together. The club is overseen by music teacher Sawako Yamanaka who eventually becomes their homeroom teacher as well during their final year of high school. In their second year, the club welcomes another guitarist, underclassman Azusa Nakano. After Azusa joins they gain more structure and begin to practice more. After their third year, Yui, Mio, Ritsu and Tsumugi graduate and enroll into a university. There they join its light music club alongside three...
Yui Hirasawa(平沢 唯, Hirasawa Yui) 1. Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki (Japanese); Stephanie Sheh(English) 2. Yui is the lead guitarist and split vocalist of the Light Music Club who plays a Heritage Cherry Sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar that she nicknames "Gīta"(ギー太). Before she learned how to play the electric guitar, the only instrument she knew how to play was the castanets. She does not get good grades in school (though when properly coached, she can achieve astounding results) a...
Sawako Yamanaka(山中 さわ子, Yamanaka Sawako) 1. Voiced by: Asami Sanada (Japanese); Karen Strassman(English) 2. Sawako is a music teacher who is the adviser for the wind instrument club at the girls' school. An alumna of the school and a member of the light music club in her student days, she does not want people to find out that she was formerly a member of a heavy metal band called Death Devil (of which she was both lead guitar and vocalist and went by the stage name of Catherine(キャサリン, Kyasari...
Yukari Sakuma(佐久間 紫, Sakuma Yukari) 1. The protagonist of K-On! Shuffle, Yukari is a first-year student and aspiring drummer who decides to get involved in a music club after watching the light music club at Sakuragaoka High School.She elects to play the drums as she enjoys the loud noises. Yukari has a sister Kurumi, who attends a different school. Kaede Shimizu(清水 楓, Shimizu Kaede) 1. Yukari's childhood friend. She decides to play the bass after seeing Mio's wardrobe malfunction at the Saku...
K-On! began as a four-panel comic-strip manga written and illustrated by Kakifly. The manga was originally serialized in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara manga magazine between the May 2007 and October 2010 issues, ending on September 9, 2010. The manga also appeared as a guest bimonthly serialization in Manga Time Kirara's sister magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat starting with the October 2008 issue. The manga relaunched from April 2011 to June 2012 in two separate magazines. Chapters published...
A 13-episode anime adaptation directed by Naoko Yamada, written by Reiko Yoshida, and produced by Kyoto Animation aired between April 3 and June 26, 2009 on TBS in Japan. The episodes began airing on subsequent networks at later dates which include BS-TBS, MBS, and CBC. The TBS airings are in 4:3 ratio, and the series began airing in widescreen on BS-TBS on April 25, 2009. Seven BD/DVD compilation volumes were released by Pony Canyon between July 29, 2009 and January 20, 2010. An additional o...
A film adaptation of K-On! was released in Japan on December 3, 2011. It follows the girls as they travel to London to celebrate their graduation. Developed as an original story, it was produced by Kyoto Animation with Naoko Yamada as the director. The film features the two songs "Ichiban Ippai" and "Unmei wa Endless" by Aki Toyosaki. The ending theme is "Singing" by Yōko Hikasa. The film opened at #2 with a gross of ¥317,287,427 (US$4,070,919) from 137 theaters,and has earned a total of ¥1,6...
The first manga volume of K-On! was the 30th highest-selling manga volume in Japan for the week of April 27 and May 3, 2009, having sold over 26,500 volumes that week. The following week, the first and second manga volumes were the 19th and 20th highest-selling manga volumes in Japan, having sold 23,200 and 22,500 volumes each the week of May 4 and May 10, 2009. As of May 2009, the first two manga volumes each sold about 136,000 copies each. The third volume sold over 120,000 copies the week of December 14–20, 2009,and became the 46th top-selling manga in the first half of 2010 in Japan (ending May 23), selling over 328,000 copies. The single for the first anime's opening theme, "Cagayake! Girls", debuted at fourth in the ranking on the Oricon weekly singles chart, selling approximately 62,000 copies. The ending theme "Don't Say 'Lazy'" debuted at second in the ranking, selling 67,000 copies. It was also awarded Best Theme Song at the 2009 (14th) Animation Kobe Awards. Additionally,...Creamer, Nick (December 2, 2015). "What Makes Kyoto Animation So Special?". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 2, 2015. An analysis of Kyoto Animation's work through the lens of K-On!.Harding, Daryl (May 26, 2020). "How K-ON! Helped Preserve the Small Town of Toyosato". Crunchyroll. Retrieved May 27, 2020. A look into how K-On!changed the small town of Toyosato.K-On! Hōkago Live!! at Sega (in Japanese)K-On! at Yen PressK-On! The Movie on IMDb
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Thousands of kanji characters were in use in various writing systems, leading to great difficulties for those learning written Japanese. Additionally, several characters had identical meanings but were written differently from each other, further increasing complexity. After World War II, the Ministry of Education decided to minimize the number of kanji by choosing the most commonly used kanji, along with simplified kanji (see Shinjitai) commonly appearing in contemporary literature, to form the tōyō kanji. This was an integral part of the postwar reform of Japanese national writing. This was meant as a preparation for re-introducing their previous unsuccessful reform abolishing Chinese characters. Although the postwar timing meant no public debate was held on the future of the Japanese written language, the defenders of the original kanji system considered and accepted the tōyō kanji as a reasonable compromise. Since this compromise could not then be withdrawn in favour of more rad...
In addition to a list of the standardized tōyō kanji, the reform published by the Ministry for Education in 1946 also contains a set of guidelines for their use. Regarding provenance and scope, the foreword of the document states that: 1. The table of tōyō kanji put forth therein, are the selection of kanji recommended for use by the general public, including legal and governmental documents, newspapers, and magazines. 2. The presented kanji are selected as an approximate set of those characters found to be of no insignificant utility in the lives of today's Japanese citizens. 3. Concerning proper nouns, there is a wide range of usage beyond what may be formulated as rules, and consequently they are treated as outside the scope of this standard. 4. The simplified character forms from modern custom are taken as the proper form, and their original forms are provided alongside them for reference. 5. A systemization of the character forms and their readings is still under consideration...
Because the majority of character-based words are composed of two (or more) kanji, many words were left with one character included in the Tōyō kanji, and the other character missing. In this case, the recommendation was to write the included part in kanji and the excluded part in kana, e.g. ふ頭 for 埠頭 and 危ぐ for 危惧. These words were called mazegaki(交ぜ書き, "mixed characters").
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List of characters For brevity, only one English translation is given per kanji. The "Grade" column specifies the grade in which the kanji is taught in Elementary schools in Japan.Grade "S" means that it is taught in ...
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The story revolves around Tsukishima Yui and five other girls who were summoned into the Edo period by the power of mysterious stones. Each one of them became celestial nymphsand obtained different powers, that were provided by the stones. The power Tsukishima received was "words". She would fight against evils by her "words" that gave hope to all the people.
Yui Tsukishima(月島 唯, Tsukishima Yui)
1. Voiced by: Saori Goto
Akira Naito(内藤 晶, Naitō Akira)
1. Voiced by: Junko Noda
Suzu Koishikawa(小石川 鈴, Koishikawa Suzu)
1. Voiced by: Ai ShimizuDirector: Nobuhiro TakamotoMusic: Jun IchikawaOriginal creator: Utawaka KatsuraCharacter Design: Miwa Oshima
Opening songs 1. "Sakura Saku" by Little Non Ending songs 1. "Hana Fubuki" by Hiromi Kashima Music Producers 1. Shinsuke Motono 2. Yuuki Horio
- U.A. High School Students
- Pro Heroes
- Other Hero Schools
- Other Characters
- Vigilantes Spin-Off
Class 1-A students
Izuku Midoriya(緑谷 出久, Midoriya Izuku) / Deku(デク, Deku) 1. Voiced by: Daiki Yamashita (Anime and Vomic), Akeno Watanabe (Anime; young), Yuna Taniguchi (Vomic; young) (Japanese); Justin Briner, Lara Woodhull (young)(English) 2. The main protagonist of the series. After attempting to save Bakugō from a villain, Izuku, an initially Quirkless boy, is chosen by All Might to become the ninth holder of One For All(ワン・フォー・オール, Wan Fō Ōru), a Quirk that can be passed on between others that also stockpi...
Class 1-B students
Neito Monoma(物間 寧人, Monoma Neito) / Phantom Thief(ファントムシーフ, Fantomu Shīfu) 1. Voiced by: Kōhei Amasaki (Japanese); Austin Tindle(English) 2. A student whose Quirk Copy(コピー, Kopi)allows him to temporarily use a Quirk after touching its user. For unknown reasons, he harbors an intense dislike of Class 1-A and occasionally comes with plans for he or his class outstage them. Itsuka Kendō(拳藤 一佳, Kendō Itsuka) / Battle Fist(バトルフィスト, Batoru Fisuto) 1. Voiced by: Saki Ogasawara (Japanese); Jad Saxton...
Third Year students
Mirio Togata(通形 ミリオ, Tōgata Mirio) / Lemillion(ルミリオン, Rumirion) 1. Voiced by: Tarusuke Shingaki, Wakana Minami (young) (Japanese); Ricco Fajardo, Megan Shipman (young)(English) 2. Mirio is one of the three top students in U.A. His former Quirk Permeation(透過, Tōka) allowed him to phase his body through anything solid, including the ground itself. He loses his quirk temporarily during the Kai Chisaki raid mission,but returns to action to join his fellow students and the Pro Heroes against the P...
Enji Todoroki(轟 炎司, Todoroki Enji) / Endeavor(エンデヴァー, Endevā) 1. Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese); Patrick Seitz(English) 2. A Hero with immense flame powers from his Quirk Hell Flame(ヘルフレイム, Heru Fureimu) who is the father of Shoto and his three older siblings and the husband of Rei. He has a strained relationship with his children, though he later tries to fix it after becoming the number 1 hero.However, his reputation is severely damaged after his son Touya reveals himself as Dabi and exp...
Faculty of U.A.
Toshinori Yagi(八木 俊典, Yagi Toshinori) / All Might(オールマイト, Ōru Maito) 1. Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Anime), Tesshō Genda (Vomic) (Japanese); Christopher Sabat(English) 2. The eighth user of One For All, he is referred to by many as the Symbol of Peace(平和の象徴, Heiwa no Shōchō). Due to the crippling injury he sustained from fighting All For One in the past, he ultimately selects Izuku as his successor. In his rematch with All For One, All Might lost the ability to use One For All completely. Nezu(根...
The Wild Wild Pussycats
Shino Sosaki(送崎 信乃, Sōsaki Shino) / Mandalay(マンダレイ, Mandarei) 1. Voiced by: Meiko Kawasaki (Japanese); Jill Harris(English) 2. The leader of the Pussycats whose Quirk Telepath(テレパス, Terepasu)allows her to advise and instruct multiple people at once through mental transmission. Tomoko Shiretoko(知床 知子, Shiretoko Tomoko) / Ragdoll(ラグドール, Ragudōru) 1. Voiced by: Chisa Suganuma (Japanese); Tia Ballard(English) 2. A member of the Pussycats whose former Quirk Search(サーチ, Sāchi)allows her to observe...
The main antagonists of the series. Previously known as League of Villains(敵連合, Viran Rengō), Tomura transitions the League into the Paranormal Liberation Front after defeating the Meta Liberation Army and adding its surviving members into their ranks.
Shiketsu High School
Inasa Yoarashi(夜嵐 イナサ, Yoarashi Inasa) / Gale Force(レップウ, Reppu) 1. Voiced by: Ryōta Iwasaki (Japanese); Matt Shipman(English) 2. A first year student whose Quirk Whirlwind(旋風, Senpū)allows him to control the wind. Camie Utsushimi(現見 ケミィ, Utsushimi Kemii) / Maboromicamie(マボロミカミィ, Maboromikamii) 1. Voiced by: Minori Chihara (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski(English) 2. A second year student whose Quirk Glamour(幻惑, Genwaku)allows her to create illusions. Seiji Shishikura(肉倉 精児, Shishikura Seiji) /...
Inko Midoriya(緑谷 引子, Midoriya Inko)
1. Voiced by: Aya Kawakami (Japanese); Jessica Cavanagh (English) 2. Izuku's mother. Initially supportive of her son's dreams, the constant villain attacks on U.A. make her briefly doubt the safety of the school.
Naomasa Tsukauchi(塚内 直正, Tsukauchi Naomasa) / True Man(トゥルーマン, Turūman)
1. Voiced by: Tokuyoshi Kawashima (Japanese); Alejandro Saab(English) 2. Tsukauchi is a detective who is All Might's client in the Police Force, therefore knowing of his and Izuku's Quirk.
Kota Izumi(出水 洸汰, Izumi Kōta)
1. Voiced by: Michiru Yamazaki (Japanese); Cassandra Lee Morris(English) 2. A young boy who lost his Hero parents, the Water Hose duo, to Muscular, and was taken in by the Pussycats due to Mandalay being his aunt.
Koichi Haimawari(灰廻 航一, Haimawari Kōichi) / The Crawler(ザ・クロウラー, Za Kurourā)
1. A 19–year old college student whose Quirk Slide and Glide(滑走, Kassō)allows him to quickly travel across any flat surface. He became a vigilante after being unable to become a Pro Hero.
Kazuho Haneyama(羽根山 和歩, Haneyama Kazuho) / Pop☆Step(ポップ☆ステップ, Poppu☆Suteppu)
1. A high schooler whose Quirk Leap(跳躍, Chōyaku)allows her to jump several meters high. She was briefly possessed by a villain known as Queen Bee, though she is saved from possession after she is shot through the chest, becoming heavily injured but alive.
Iwao Oguro(雄黒 巌, Oguro Iwao) / / Knuckleduster(ナックルダスター, Nakkurudasutā)
1. An old man who is investigating the trafficking of a mysterious drug around town in order to find his daughter. His tenacity in battle makes others believe he possesses a Quirk related to physical prowess, when he actually has no Quirk at all.
This Kanji index method groups together the kanji that are written with the same number of strokes. Currently, there are 2,187 individual kanji listed. Characters followed by an alternate in (parentheses) indicate a difference between the ...