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How to Watch the K-On Series in Order

Written by Samona Punjabi
Last updated April 24, 2022

K-On is a musical comedy anime series about five girls in a band. The series is a slice-of-life anime where the main characters spend most of their time eating cakes, sipping tea, and practicing for concerts. While the girls spend most of their time procrastinating, they have an exceptional ability to deliver impeccable performances during concerts.

The band starts of with four of the main characters: Yui Hirasawa, Mio Akiyama, Ritsu Tainaka, and Tsumugi Kotobuki. The four girls manage to save their band, Keion, from being disbanded at the beginning of the series. A fifth main character named Azusa Nakano, who takes a guitarist role, is introduced in episode eight of the series.

While the series is a simple slice-of-life anime, there is much more to it than just cute girls drinking tea. After finishing school, the five characters eventually become famous and continue their respective musical journeys. The series features great humor and an engaging plotline, which will keep you interested throughout.

K-On has two seasons with 39 episodes in total. There are four specials and one movie that serve as side plots to the main story. The animation of the series has also been done brilliantly and can be considered one of Kyoto Animation's finest works. Fans looking to watch the series can check it out on Netflix, Hulu, and HIDIVE.

The recommended order to watch K-On for a first-time viewer is its release order. However, fans rewatching the series should follow the chronological order for a more impactful ending. Specials are additional side stories and can be viewed any time after season 1. Fans can also skip them altogether if they want.

K-On key characters: Yui Hirasawa, Mio Akiyama, Ritsu Tainaka, Tsumugi Kotobuki, and Azusa Nakano.
K-On key characters: Yui Hirasawa, Mio Akiyama, Ritsu Tainaka, Tsumugi Kotobuki, and Azusa Nakano.

Check out the full list of K-On episodes, movies, specials, and the chronological and release order to watch them below:

Release Order

TV Series

Movies

Specials

Chronological Order

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