It's still very much summer - Not just here, but also in the world of K-ON, as we return to the light music club girls after their Summer Fest adventure last episode. However, this post-festival time is proving to be a rather boring one for Azusa, who is left feeling tired and with nothing to do while the rest of her band-mates get down to the serious business of studying at this important time in their school lives.
Luckily for Azusa she still has Ui and, later, Jun, to hang out with, although her tiredness means that such scenes are intermingled with trips into the wonderful world of the littlest light music club member's head - One can only wonder what substances Azusa partook in the consumption of during the Summer Fest juding by what we see here, from Yui's watermelon eating fantasies through to Mugi's desperate desire to win a pack of tissues and the new craze sweeping the nation that is navigating water slides at the pool while holding a bowl of yakisoba. Actually, now I come to think about it none of these things really are that bizarre when you place them into the context of Yui and company.
Anyway, as per usual K-ON manages to make something out of nothing, taking a character's boredom and yet making it both funny and oddly relaxing to watch after a long day at the office. It's also quite nice to get a bit of a break from the regular girls and give the younger characters another outing, which helps to keep things fresh over what's going to be a pretty long season for a series of this ilk. The only downside to this particular instalment is that it reminded me of a certain other Kyoto Animation series that decided to repeat a similar set of summer activities eight times. Now that was a long, long summer.... KyoAni knows what I did last summer, but I'll be damned if I'm taking part in the sequel!