K-On! 04: A Mighty Fortress…
At times the bustle of the world threatens to overwhelm the soul.
But God is always at your side.
The soul must only reach out to God, and She will take care of the rest.
But what to do about the unthinking masses?
Souls filled with lecherous thoughts.
Folk accumulating wealth.
Wasting their lives away.
Eyes on the transient glories of this world.
God tells us to be patient.
There is always good in others.
And you are not alone.
I didn’t expect this episode to be so centered on Mio & Mugi. Really, I see the whole show starting to revolve around Mio. Sure, Yui’s still got bedroom scene privileges, but I worry she might end up like the French Kings in feudal times, with a nominal main character role while England, Normandy and Burgundy beat each other up and call all the shots in France. I imagine the hordes of Mio fans will be pleased, and won’t mind how Ritsu and Yui are gradually merging into each other.
Another interesting thing was the improvement in Yui’s guitar skills, which along with her perfect 100% score in the last episode, is really starting to push the boundaries of realism.
But for me the best part was Mio shamelessly calling on Mugi to deliver on the villa. You could see Mugi was not exactly pleased, but she was nice enough to provide her services. I like this because while it’s clearly following from the guitar purchase earlier on, Mio is the last person I’d have imagine asking Mugi straight off like that. And I also like to see resistance on Mugi’s part. It’ll be a lot of fun to see how this Mugi/God issue develops in the coming episodes.
I tend to understand Mio’s phobia problem as a spiritual metaphor, where Mio plays a very conflicted and very cute Luther trying to come to grips with the world in a constant conversation with the very pretty God that is Mugi. And as Luther himself said, God is a mighty fortress…