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Every episode of K-ON! ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of K-ON!!

The Sakuragoaka Girls' Academy curriculum traditionally focuses on the three "R"s of reading, writing and arithmetic, but Ritsu Tainaka wants to add two more "R"s: Rock and Roll! To do that, however, Ritsu has to save the Light Music Club from being shut down due to little problems like not having any other members or a faculty advisor. After strong-arming her best friend Mio into joining and convincing Tsumugi Kotobuki to make it a trio, Ritsu's would-be rockers are soon only one talented guitarist short of the quartet they need for school approval. What they get, unfortunately, is Yui Hirasawa, who's never held a guitar in her life, but she's determined to learn! Will the school halls come alive with the sound of music?

Genres:AnimationComedy
Network:TBS

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "K-ON!" is "Graduation Ceremony!", rated 9.1/10 from 146 user votes. It was directed by Kazuya Sakamoto, Naoko Yamada and written by Reiko Yoshida. "Graduation Ceremony!" aired on 9/15/2010 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Yet Another School Festival!".

  • Graduation Ceremony!
    9.1/10 146 votes

    #1 - Graduation Ceremony!

    Season 2 Episode 24 - Aired 2010-09-15

    Graduation day comes and goes. Azusa is happy for her friends but is sad to see them go.

    Director: Kazuya Sakamoto, Naoko Yamada

    Writer: Reiko Yoshida

  • Yet Another School Festival!
    8.9/10 150 votes

    #2 - Yet Another School Festival!

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2010-08-18

    Another school festival arrives, and the girls perform. Realizing their last year together is coming to an end, they reflect on their time together and vow to make the best of the remaining time.

    Director: Mitsuyoshi Yoneda

    Writer: Katsuhiko Muramoto

  • Teacher!
    8.7/10 98 votes

    #3 - Teacher!

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2010-06-09

    Yui finds herself playing guitar for a band called Death Devil.

    Director: Noriko Takao

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Romeo and Juliet
    8.6/10 90 votes

    #4 - Romeo and Juliet

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2010-08-11

    The play goes off with only a few hitches. After the play, the group practices overnight to prepare for their live performance in front of the school.

    Director: Hiroko Utsumi

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • Summer Festival!
    8.5/10 95 votes

    #5 - Summer Festival!

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2010-06-23

    Summer vacation leads the girls to a summer rock festival. The girls go their separate ways and become enthralled with different aspects of the rock music experience.

    Director: Kazuya Sakamoto

    Writer: Reiko Yoshida

  • After School!
    8.5/10 87 votes

    #6 - After School!

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 2010-09-08

    The girls decide to record an album as an emblem of their time at the school.

    Director: Taichi Ishidate

    Writer: Reiko Yoshida

  • Summer Classes
    8.4/10 94 votes

    #7 - Summer Classes

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2010-07-07

    Ritsu and Tsumugi get into shenanigans while Nodoka helps Yui with her homework.

    Director: Mitsuyoshi Yoneda

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Entrance Exam!
    8.4/10 85 votes

    #8 - Entrance Exam!

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2010-09-01

    Azusa makes a cake for her friends and visits the shrine to pray for success and good fortune for them all.

    Director: Noriko Takao

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Drummer!
    8.3/10 101 votes

    #9 - Drummer!

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2010-04-21

    Ritsu decides she doesn't want to be the drummer anymore. She wants to be in the spotlight.

    Director: Noriyuki Kitanohara

    Writer: Reiko Yoshida

  • Finals!
    8.3/10 92 votes

    #10 - Finals!

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-06-02

    Yui struggles with exams as finals approach. To refresh after the exams, she rallies her friends to join a talent show.

    Director: Noriyuki Kitanohara

    Writer: Reiko Yoshida

  • Graduation Yearbook!
    8.3/10 85 votes

    #11 - Graduation Yearbook!

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2010-08-25

    The girls prepare for senior photos and college entrance exams.

    Director: Noriyuki Kitanohara

    Writer: Reiko Yoshida

  • Light Music!
    8.2/10 147 votes

    #12 - Light Music!

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2009-06-19

    Yu gets a fever. Will she recover in time for the festival?

    Director: Tatsuya Ishihara

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Clean-up!
    8.2/10 100 votes

    #13 - Clean-up!

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2010-04-14

    The girls find an old guitar that ends up being worth a lot of money. The girls purchase a selfless gift for their friend.

    Director: Tatsuya Ishihara

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Field Trip!
    8.2/10 97 votes

    #14 - Field Trip!

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2010-04-28

    The light music club seniors go on a school field trip to Kyoto.

    Director: Yoshiji Kigami

    Writer: Katsuhiko Muramoto

  • Tea Party!
    8.2/10 95 votes

    #15 - Tea Party!

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2010-05-19

    Mio gets the feeling that someone is watching her. The girls are reminded of the previous year, where Mio felt like she was being stalked by someone and went to the student council for advice.

    Director: Hiroko Utsumi

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • The Future
    8.2/10 94 votes

    #16 - The Future

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2010-05-26

    While filling in University Choice forms, Yui and Ritsu get in trouble for not being decisive enough about their future. Nodoka tells the others about how Yui became friends with her after they met in kindergarten.

    Director: Mitsuyoshi Yoneda

    Writer: Katsuhiko Muramoto

  • Late Summer Greeting Card!
    8.2/10 92 votes

    #17 - Late Summer Greeting Card!

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2010-06-30

    Another summer festival comes and the girls attend together. Azusa vows to make the upcoming school show a success.

    Director: Hiroko Utsumi

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • Upperclassmen!
    8.2/10 91 votes

    #18 - Upperclassmen!

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2010-07-21

    Azusa realizes the music club has been slacking off lately, and she resolves to practice more.

    Director: Noriko Takao

    Writer: Katsuhiko Muramoto

  • No Music Room!
    8.2/10 86 votes

    #19 - No Music Room!

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2010-07-28

    While the club room is closed for repairs, the girls have nowhere to practice. All is not lost, though, because the girls finally write lyrics to the music Tsumugi wrote.

    Director: Taichi Ishidate

    Writer: Reiko Yoshida

  • Staying Home!
    8.1/10 97 votes

    #20 - Staying Home!

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-05-05

    Azusa and Ui, along with their classmate Jun, spend time together while the third years are on their trip to Kyoto. Noticing that Ui would be lonely without her sister around, Jun and Azusa decide to sleepover at her house.

    Director: Taichi Ishidate

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Rainy Season!
    8.1/10 98 votes

    #21 - Rainy Season!

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-05-12

    On a very rainy day, Yui gets completely soaked trying to keep her guitar from getting wet. Azusa later helps Yui maintain her guitar

    Director: Kazuya Sakamoto

    Writer: Reiko Yoshida

  • Marathon Tournament!
    8.1/10 89 votes

    #22 - Marathon Tournament!

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2010-07-14

    Summer vacation ends, and the girls enter a 5K race. Race day begins normally, but Yui goes missing. While everyone enjoys the reward of finishing the race, Sawako continues to search for Yui.

    Director: Noriyuki Kitanohara

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • Leading Role!
    8.1/10 86 votes

    #23 - Leading Role!

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2010-08-04

    Mio and Ritsu are nominated to play the roles of Romeo and Juliet in the class play. Tsumugi helps Mio find confidence, and Azusa worries the the group isn't preparing well enough for the concert.

    Director: Kazuya Sakamoto

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Hot!
    8.0/10 96 votes

    #24 - Hot!

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2010-06-16

    An exceptionally hot day launches a crusade to have air conditioning installed in the club room.

    Director: Taichi Ishidate

    Writer: Katsuhiko Muramoto

  • Mentor!
    7.8/10 140 votes

    #25 - Mentor!

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2009-05-01

    Three days left 'til the music festival, the girls are still not officially recognized as a club. Ritsu blackmails a previous club member to be their advisor.

    Director: Noriko Takao

    Writer: Jukki Hanada