Mio has proved herself to be the most popular shy/quiet girl in K-ON! just in two episodes… but how this compare to other girls with the same quiet/shy moe trait from other anime series. Yet’s take a look.
From Suzumiya Haruhi
Nagato as you know it is actually a alien, and she is very anti-social and rarely talks (but she is a lot more social in the web series, Haruhi-chan) … Most of the time, she spends her time reading books which are science friction. Later on, she uses magic by altering data and also helps save Kyon from Asakura… and she plays the base surprisingly good when they had to play as a stand in because of the injury of two it’s member in the all girls band, ENOZ during the festival…
She is popular mainly because she is a very interesting character and also have good appearence…
Mai is a mysterious third year student who comes to school at night and fight and defeat demons in a empty school and blamed for the accidents because she don’t denies them. She is friends with Sayuri which doesn’t believe Mai is a dangerous person.She has magical powers of healing things and because of it, she is bullied and end up moving. She had a child hood friend, but ended up leaving her.
Like Nagato, Mai is also extremely quiet, rarely talks and have a cold side. The highest moment is when Mai goes to the school ball with Yuichi in her dress and danced with him, which is one reason she is popular… and also her appearence and coolness..
From Clannad and Clannad ~After Story~
Kotomi is a student in the same year as Tomoya and never goes to classes because of her high standardized test scores… meaning she is basically a genius, but with that she doesn’t have many friends and is very quiet and shy which makes it difficult to communicate with anyone. With the help of Tomoya, she was forced to join the drama club to open up. However, a bus accident causes her to become isolated in her house. Once Tomoya finds out what happened in the past, he and Nagisa and company does something special for her birthday.
Kotomi’s story is similar to Mai’s story, but it’s realistic, not fabricated. Kotomi’s humor, appearence, and also poor violin playing is most likely one of the reasons for her popularity…
Coming back to Mio
Mio is a unique character… mainly because she is very shy and have a good personality… However she isn’t very quiet compared to other characters I have mentioned. However, her popularity sparked in a short period of time due to her looks and also the ED… No wonder most of the people who are watching K-ON! are going hands over heels for Mio.. ¶