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Lucky Star Eps 1-24 (complete) October 7, 2007

Posted by ayasawada in Anime.
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Lucky Star


In short: The KyoAni Azumanga Daioh.  もってけ!

Thoughts: It’s hard to know what to write about Lucky Star and I can see why it seems to have divided the anime community. It’s almost a love it or hate it kind of show, though I don’t really see how anyone could hate it.

On the one hand, Lucky Star is so totally otaku it’s nuts! On the other hand, Lucky Star is so totally otaku it’s nuts. It is slow, nothing really happens and as several anime bloggers have noted, it’s not that laugh out loud funny. Yet there’s something so fundamentally likeable you just can’t help but feel warm and fuzzy inside. I guess that’s the moe talking. That or Minoru Shiraishi.

Personally, I really like the 4-koma, single scene format. True, it is missing a plot thread to really carry it through, but watching an episode of Lucky Star you just kind of zone out and finish 22 minutes later with a puppy love smile on your face. I laughed out loud occasionally — usually when there’s a particularly otaku reference, or in one of those ‘it’s so true!!’ moments.

I guess that’s where Lucky Star shines. It really knows its intended audience and to hell with everyone else. Heck, the manga was published in video game mag Comptiq after all. And what chance does an otaku have against episode after episode of moe, tsundere, slice-of-life schoolgirl moments, Lucky Channel madness, a legendary choreographed OP sequence and totally absurd ED sequences? And Aya Hirano?

Finally, big shout out to a.f.k. for another fantastic subbing job. Always worth waiting for.



1. hazel - February 10, 2008

lucky star is cool

2. K-ON! Eps 1-12 (complete) « Canned Memory - June 24, 2009

[…] and Ichigo Mashimaro), and with the hallowed KyoAni at the helm I was totally expecting another Lucky Star level of greatness with awesome music scenes on a par with Suzumiya Haruhi’s infamous Live […]

3. The lazy round up post « Canned Memory - December 29, 2009

[…] I wasn’t in it for the art, and the jokes were always likely to be the same as in the anime, but less dynamic. Plus, Lucky Star’s jokes were always a little hit and miss. Makes me […]

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