|Volume 2, Chapter 1|
|Volume||K-ON! Volume 2|
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|Next Chapter||Volume 2, Chapter 2|
|Anime Adaption||Freshman Reception!|
At the start of a new term, the students of the Sakuragaoka High School check out the boards that tell about the class arrangement.
Yui, Ritsu and Tsumugi are all in the same class while Mio is the only one who has to attend another one. Mio acts tough and asks Ritsu if she will be alright without her since she can't copy her homework anymore to which Ritsu presents Mugi which will be her new source. While Mio sits lonely in her new classroom, she is approached by Nodoka who got separated from Yui as well.
Both are glad to see each other and Mio tearfully asks Nodoka to look after her. Later, Mio shows her friends a recruitment poster she made for the Light Music Club. Ritsu notes that it is rather plain, leading their adviser Sawako Yamanaka to take care of the situation by putting the members in animal costumes to get attention while distributing the flyers.
However, the plan backfires since the costumes look rather scary. Even Yui's younger sister Ui gets so scared that she flees in panic after seeing her sister in her costume. After abandoning the idea, the members put all their hope in the upcoming welcoming concert. Just before the concert starts, Mio gets extremely nervous while Yui is completely relaxed, leading Ritsu to scold both. As the club is about to start the concert, Yui introduces the members to the audience. However, her emceeing goes on and on until Ritsu snaps and hits her with her drum stick.
When they finally start playing, Mio notices how much Yui improved in playing guitar. However, she also notices that Yui is not singing, pushing her to do it already. Yui completely forgot the lyrics but Mio learned them as well, jumping in to save the performance. Due to Mio, the concert ends with a success. After they finished, Yui tearfully thanks Mio while Ritsu notes that Mio's secret training sessions were useful after all, embarrassing her. After school, Yui, Ritsu and Mio watch out for new members but nobody comes. Mugi tells them that nobody comes since the three stare way too much. Ritsu then proposes to snatch Ui for the club, just when a student named Azusa comes in, stating that she wants to join the club.
After a short moment of silence, Ritsu creepily rushes towards her, securing her as a member.
- In this chapter, the Light Music Club performs their song "Fuwa Fuwa Time" while in the anime adaptation, they perform "Watashi no Koi wa Hotch Kiss" instead.
- In the second to last panel of this chapter, the girl seen sitting next to Ui could very likely be Azusa. This can be reinforced by the anime adaptation of this chapter, where Ui and Azusa both watch the Light Music Club's performance.