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"Light Music!"
Light Music!
軽音!
Keion!
Season 1
Episode 12
Japanese air date June 19, 2009
Previous Crisis!
Next Winter Days! (Extra)


K-ON! episode #12

Summary

Yui Hirasawa has a fever and is unable to practice for the upcoming school festival. The Light Music Club is insecure about performing without her. In the end, they give their concert with Yui.

Plot

Yui sick

Yui is sick

Yui has a strong fever and needs to stay home. Her sister, Ui, takes care of her as much as she can, but both know that if she doesn't recover soon, the band might have to play without her at the forthcoming school festival.

Mio and ritsu at azusa's and ui's class

Azusa, Mio, Ritsu and Ui discussing Yui's illness

At school, Ui discusses it with her class member Azusa who is also in the Light Music Club. All of the sudden, the upperclassmen Ritsu and Mio visit the freshmen class to discuss Yui's absence with them as well.

Yui and azusa yutaka

Yui and Azusa in the yukata

While Mio and Azusa blame Ritsu to be the cause of Yui's illness since she was sick just recently too, Ui sees the problem in the yukata their teacher Sawako Yamanaka prepared for them for the concert the day before. Azusa, Mio and Ritsu remember how they tested many other costumes and how fond Yui was of the yukata. Ui tells them that her sister spend the whole day in it and caught her illness most likely at that time. Mio asks Azusa to prepare Yui's part as well, just in case she would not show up in time.

Ui and Ho-Kago Tea Time

Ui takes Yui's place

The next day after school, the band practices with Azusa playing Yui's part with no problem. All of the sudden, Yui showed up, healthy and ready to practice too. The rehearsals however turn out to be way too perfect, making the other original members, Mio, Ritsu and Tsumugi Kotobuki, very skeptical. Sawako lets the cat finally out of the bag and proves to everyone that Yui is actually Ui in disguise.

Yui sick in the clubroom

Yui sick in the clubroom

With her cover being blown, Ui apologizes and excuses her actions with the will to help her sister out in every way. At that moment, the real Yui shows up but it turns out she is just as sick as before and absolutely unable to make music. Although she tells her band to go on without her, Mugi and especially Azusa struggle with the idea. Mio banishes Yui from the clubroom with the intention for her to recover properly and be able to play with them for real.

Yui is back

Yui is back

Finally, the day of the concert is reached. Yui is still absent from school and the apprehensions are growing. The band is unable to come to a decision. At that moment, Nodoka Manabe shows up to check if the club is complete. After she marked it as complete although Yui is still missing, she tells them a story about Yui collecting a whole bathtub full of lobsters when they were kids as a proof of Yui's habit of making everything somehow a success once she sets her mind on it. Just at that moment, Sawako appears with a new version of the yukata, proudly worn by the one and only Yui herself.

Yui apologises to Azusa

Yui apologises to Azusa

After Yui apologizes to everyone, especially Azusa who was the most worried of them all, the band decides to move to the auditorium, just when Yui notices her guitar is missing since she forgot it at home. Refusing Sawako's guitar because she wants to perform with her own, she rushes towards her house.

Yui rushes to the school again

Yui rushes towards the school just as she did before

Just before the concert starts, Ui meets Jun Suzuki in the auditorium. The concert starts with "Fude Pen ~Ball Pen~", but Yui's part is played by Sawako. In the meantime, Yui reaches her home, grabs her guitar and rushes back to the school, running the same route in the same way she did on her first day of high school over a year ago. Overflown with thoughts, she realizes that the Light Music Club turned out to be the most important aspect of her life in such short time, giving her a place to be finally able to be important for others and where she is secure and contented.

Yui made it in time

The band calms Yui down

Just as the first song ends, she reaches the stage. Sawako leaves the rest to her and leaves under brawly applause. Yui, out of breath and conscience-stricken, starts crying, but the rest of the band calms her down and builds her up since she is just as important to them as they are for her.

Ho-kago Tea Time having an encore

Ho-Kago Tea Time having an encore

Afterwards, being complete once and for all, they play "Fuwa Fuwa Time" and the performance is well received. After the song finished, Mugi starts an encore with Ritsu, Mio, Azusa and finally Yui joining one at a time.

Trivia

  • In the manga, the band's performance went poorly, whereas in this episode it went perfectly fine and they held an encore as well.

BGM

  1. Ringo... Ringo... Ringo Ame - Yui's stuck in bed
  2. Doki Doki Friday Night - How Yui got the cold
  3. 2-hiki No Koneko - Y-Ui
  4. Virtual Love - Y-Ui is way too good
  5. Dead Soldiers (Warai) - Y-Ui has a bigger bust
  6. Dress Ni Crêpe Wa Niawanai? - Yui stays home to get better
  7. Isshuukan Alternate Version - Nodoka's lobster flashback
  8. Crêpe Wa Ikaga? - Yui testing the cold-weather yukata prototype
  9. Happy End - Yui takes over lead vocals


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