Looking above, one can see Azunyan, instrument and all, to the left of Kokoro Connect’s male protagonist – making for quite an amusing sight overall, particularly as she’s so short in comparison to everyone else.
Kokoro Connect and K-ON! haven’t much in common at all – the stories do not relate, and neither do the respective studios responsible for each animation have anything to do with one another. However, the series both do share a central facet in that the art style seen within is identical – reason being, the manga shared the same original character designer. One has to be impressed that Silver Link can seemingly recreate Kyoto Animation’s signature moeblobs styling with relative ease – yet then again, it’s not too spectacular a feat.
In any case however, it’s definitely interesting to see Silver Link developing something of a sense of general humor – recognizing that the art of Kokoro Connect looks as if merely a side-story in the original moeblob universe, K-ON!, and treating it with lighthearted jest. Diminutive details as these do well to aide in garnering appreciation from fans as there’s certainly no reason why anyone shouldn’t take a liking to this rather witty cameo appearance.
And now, one has to wonder if any more light music club members are to show up soon as well.