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"Instrument!"
Instrument!
楽器!
Gakki!
Season 1
Episode 2
Japanese air date April 10, 2009
English air date March 16, 2010
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K-ON! episode #2

Summary

The members of the Light Music Club go out to buy Yui Hirasawa a guitar. Yui sets her sights on a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, but it's too expensive, so the girls get part-time jobs so that they can afford to purchase it.

Plot

Mio headexplosion

Yui learning more about each of the member's characteristics

Yui, the newest member of the Light Music Club, introduces the other three club members: Ritsu, Mio and Tsumugi. Mio reminds Yui that she has to buy a guitar as quickly as possible so that she will be able to play with them.

Yui and her guitar first meeting

Yui sees the guitar she wants

After receiving an ¥50,000 advance on her allowance from her mother, Yui meets with the other three to buy a guitar. After forgetting the main purpose of the trip at first, the four finally arrive at a music store, where Yui quickly falls in love with a "Gibson Les Paul". However, said guitar is way too expensive, so the club decides to get part-time jobs in order to afford it.

Yui turned into a weirdo

Yui's excitement to play a guitar

For the next two days, the four count automobiles and passengers for a traffic survey. When everyone tries to hand her the money however, Yui feels bad for relying on the others to meet her own selfish ends and decides to give the money back and purchase a cheaper guitar. The next day, the four once again visit the music store, and Yui looks longingly at the Gibson Les Paul, spurring Tsumugi into action. She speaks with a store employee, asking for a discount for the guitar. The employee recognizes her as the shop owner's daughter and lowers the price to ¥50,000, elating Yui.

Goal - budokan

1065 days until a live show in Budōkan?!

Glowing with happiness, Yui proudly presents the guitar to her friends the next day, even though she can't play it yet. Ritsu uses the occasion to set the club's goal: to perform as a band at Budōkan before they graduate from high school.

Trivia

  • This episode is adapted from Chapter 2 and 3 of Volume 1.
  • In the manga, after Yui asked Mio why she chose the bass, Mio faints over her reason with only Yui nearby. In this episode however, Ritsu and Tsumugi were nearby as well.
  • The clothing Mio, Ritsu, Tsumugi and Yui were wearing are entirely different in this episode from the manga.
  • In the manga, when Yui is unable to purchase the guitar she wants, Tsumugi immediately goes on to ask one of the employees if they could lower the price before the employee realizes Tsumugi is the shop owner's daughter, thus allowing Yui to purchase it. In this episode, however, the club had to work part-time in a traffic survey before coming back to the music shop a couple of days later, with Mugi later on asking the employee to lower the guitar's price.
  • The club setting their goal to perform as a band at Budōkan is absent in the manga.
  • In the original airing of the episode, Yui's guitar was incorrectly given a Fender label when it was first shown. The label was correctly changed to Gibson in subsequent releases of the episode.

BGM

  1. Morning Dew - Intro
  2. Have Some Tea? - Character bios
  3. Happy Languidness - The group discusses Guitar costs
  4. Emerald Green - Shopping
  5. Small Flashing - Yui finds Giita
  6. Kawaii Inbou - The group discusses possible jobs, Mio is scared of all of them
  7. Patrol Of Stroll - Counting Cars
  8. Happy End - More counting cars, Yui wants to buy a guitar she can afford
  9. Karui Joudan - Mugi gets the price down, Yui sleeps with Giita
  10. Ukkari-kun No Tame Ni - Yui hasn't learned anything yet
  11. Gatten Da! - Yui unplugs the amp

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