AniSong fans attending the Animelo Summer Live 2019 event last weekend were in for a special treat. This is because for the first time since 2011, the members of K-On!’s Houkago Tea Time performed together, live on stage!
K-On!‘s five main seiyuu, Aki Toyosaki (Yui Hirasawa), Youko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama), Satomi Satou (Ritsu Tainaka), Minako Kotobuki (Tsumugi Kotobuki), and Ayana Taketatsu (Azusa Nakano), make up the band, and things got quite emotional. After introducing themselves, they played “GO! GO! MANIAC,” the anime’s first OP song. And it seems this has touched Youko Hikasa and she seems to be in the verge of tears, as Satomi Satou told her “Don’t Cry, Mio!”. And if it’s emotional for the seiyuu, it was also emotional for the fans as well.
HTT also performed other songs, and they certainly wowed the crowd. They then gathered backstage for a very special group photo. This one was uploaded by Azusa herself, Ayana Taketatsu!
They certainly look good together. And while this is the first time the K-On! cast performed together as HTT in eight years, sadly, this is also the first time they performed together since the tragic KyoAni fire. Of course, Kyoto Animation is responsible for K-On!, so this was a pretty emotional affair for a lot of people.
Source: Ongaku Natalie