Nobody has stage fright as Mio does… She is scared out of her mind!
Then again, it could happen in real life. Performing in front of the stage or giving a speech is one of those tasks that most people fear the most. The perception that people have on performer is what drives us to nervousness. Stage fright is very hard to overcome for some people and I know that since I have been in this situation before when I had to perform in a school play (once), give voting speech when I try to run for student council and presenting in college. I guess if you present/perform a lot, I guess you can get over stage fright… but for some people, it takes more than just practice.
If you didn’t noticed before, it’s the Romeo and Juliet chapter of K-ON… or rather, the Romio and Jurietsu chapter. The funny thing is that Mio gets the Romeo role and Ritsu, the Juliet role. The roles are so incompatible that it’s not even funny since Ritsu is the tomboy and Mio is the girly girl. The flipped roles pretty much have them in an uncontrollable rage…
Also, Mugi is writing the script for the play and there is no doubt she won’t put some Yuri stuff in the script.
Mio’s denial in the scened picture above that she will be performing as Romeo was so funny and melodramatic that I laughed out of my seat. Of course, Ritsu dragging Mio by the collar pretty much topped the whole situation real good.
Some people just don’t like reading Shakespeare mainly because the difficulty of Shakespearian English. It also doesn’t help when the two girls are not comfortable with their roles, especially Mio.
Yui suggests that Ritsu trade places with Mio… and the end up like this. In the end, it didn’t turn out good when Ritsu goes apeshit again. They decide to practice and her brother found out that she is playing Juliet with the classic spitting out of the drink and laughing reaction.
Ironicly, they got their parts down when they practice with other and it goes well for Ritsu in the next practice session… Mio on the other hand, not so much.
Mugi finally decides they will do special training for Mio to get rid of her stage fright. They work for a day at a cafe at serving customers. Unfortunately, this makes Mio become extra nervous. When she was left alone to serve the customers, she became a total knockout.
In the end, the cafe training did absolutely nothing except gave Mio a perfect smile. However, we finally learn where Mugi gets the tea… and boy its freaking expensive stuff they are sipping! I wish I had that kind of tea!
Next episode is the performance and its probably going to give me flashbacks when I read Romeo and Juliet in 9th grade English… I wonder how it will play out with all the yuri Mugi stuffed in.