Houkago Tea Time (HTT) is one of the greatest anime bands of all time. However, since K-On! ended, the group hasn’t really been performing together all that much. In fact, Aki Toyosaki (Yui Hirasawa), Youko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama), Satomi Satou (Ritsu Tainaka), Minako Kotobuki (Tsumugi Kotobuki), and Ayana Taketatsu (Azusa Nakano) last performed together as HTT in 2011. But now, for the first time in eight years, and for the first time since that horrific fire at Kyoto Animation’s Studio 1, the band went back together for a surprise performance during the Animelo Summer Live 2019 concert event.
The five seiyuu spoke their characters’ usual lines during a concert when they introduced themselves. They would then go on to perform the anime’s first OP song, “GO! GO! MANIAC”. It was also quite an emotional performance for the five, as Satomi Satou told Youko Hikasa “Mio, don’t cry,” as they finished their performance.
The five also posed together for a very special reunion photo. This was posted by Ayana Taketatsu on her Twitter account.
Now that certainly hits you right in the nostalgia, huh? Well, the fans were also quite emotional when they appeared together during Animelo. It was certainly a treat for any fan who loved K-On!
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source: Music Natalie