Lucky Star garnered itself quite a lot of attention during its original broadcast run and after the release of the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Bandai Entertainment as the next likely candidate for them to release with Kadokawa Pictures USA. Not unlike Suzumiya, comedies can be a hard sell and Lucky Star is certainly very targeted with what it’s going after. Given the same kind of love and attention as Suzumiya, Lucky Star really has all the bells and whistles of a top tier release that will make it noteworthy just from that alone. These first four episodes are certainly curious ones as we get to the first layer of who these characters are, but it hasn’t been a knockout show that has drawn us in entirely. There is a lot to like here, but it’s got a lot to go and it’ll be interesting to see if it can maintain what it’s done or improve on it. The core cast of characters are a lot of fun to watch and their social interactions are quite amusing. Right now, Lucky Star is just good simple mostly clean fun.
I am one of the few on this board who actually liked Lucky Star.
>These first four episodes are certainly curious ones as we get to the first layer of who these characters are
2d characters are 2d.
lucky star is ok to watch, just has a poor first episode and is outclassed by azumanga
That makes two of us.
>The reason people hate Lucky Star is because of all the Haruhi references
Yes, you deserve it in all caps. We understand what it is, we know all about it. I am one of the few that liked watching it.
Man I don't even know most of these characters. I just skipped/fastforwarded through the episodes.
whats the relation of awesome-kun and Cousin Yui, brothers?
I hesitate to say this here, but it has to be done: Lucky Star is, singlehandedly, the
greatest literary work ever composed.
The intricate storylines and the all-too-human characters appeal directly into our
hearts at the deepest level--the trials faced by the girls represent the daily hardships
that face us all in the present, poor Kagamin's efforts in love are recognizable as
memories in our own past, and Konata's sheer strength of character is something that we
ALL should strive to match in our futures.
Truly, a work of art that you will find your self re-reading time and time again. Even
I am able to enjoy an episode of Lucky Star if I try hard enough but I prefer things that are less girly. It definitely won't be a top tier release on this side of the ocean as it is dynamically different than Haruhi in that it appeals to a very small audience. A niche within a niche if you will. Even if they marketed it like they did with Haruhi people would get lost in the first episode because most of the jokes require a deep understanding of Japanese culture and anime that is obscure in anywhere besides Japan.
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is definitely Lucky Star done better. A lot of the jokes appeal to humanity as a whole. The anime references are also a great deal less obscure than in Lucky Star, for instance: DBZ, one of the most known anime in anywhere besides Japan, Death Note, another popular series over here thats popularity is only enhanced its broadcast on adult swim, and Code Geass, an anime with the potential to be as well known and liked as Death Note over here.
I also hope they don't make a second season of this. KyoAni shouldn't waste their precious money on anything aside from another FMP or Haruhi season 2.
I hesitate to say this here, but it has to be done: Lucky Star is, singlehandedly, the greatest literary work ever composed.
The intricate storylines and the all-too-human characters appeal directly into our hearts at the deepest level--the trials faced by the girls represent the daily hardships that face us all in the present, poor Kagamin's efforts in love are recognizable as memories in our own past, and Konata's sheer strength of character is something that we ALL should strive to match in our futures.
Truly, a work of art that you will find your self re-reading time and time again. Even then, you will be clamoring for more. LUCKY STAR for LIFE!
Lucky Star symbolism is suprisingly deep. Take the scene with the chocolate hornet, for example. It's a clear reference to Konata's personal search for her true sexual identity as she transitions through puberty. She begins by attempting to fit into society's accepted sexual norms, viz. the expected situation of a young woman accepting a phallic object into herself (the coronet entering her mouth) , thus satisfying her obligatory biological imperative to procreate. Miyuki clearly represents the role of society's passive-aggressive judgmental tendencies to look over Konata's shoulder.
To her confusion, however, she finds that her personal natural tendency lies in the use of her own body (i.e. her tongue) for the purpose of fulfilling a male's role in entering a yonic space; the opening of a chocolate coronet.
"I buy sausage" obviously refers to Konata's fantasies of purchasing a strap-on dildo, and using said sexual gratification aid upon one whom she loves.
"Lucky Star" is one of the best anime shows of all time. It is by far the funniest comedy anime ever created, far surpassing breakthrough shows like "Pani Poni Dash!" and "Cromartie High School". The 2002 anime "Azumanga Daioh" is the only other show that comes close. When you watch a comedy show, it is common to smile, chuckle or laugh - but when you watch "Lucky Star", particularly the first two to three episodes, you find yourself laughing so hard it hurts. This is a laugh out loud and stomp your feet show thanks to a brilliant comic talent - KyoAni. Many people who I have talked to about this show have said they "don't get it" and that the rapid fire otaku cultural references fly over their heads. I say, exactly. This show is clever and sharp and if you actually laugh at crap like "Ouran High School Host Club", you won't "get" this show either. Unlike every other pale, bland humored show out there, "Lucky Star" is full flavored, knock you on your ass funny. Do not miss the chance to see it every time its released, you'll be witnessing anime history.
Stop that! Stop it now!
I'm out of pasta anyway
I see what you did there.
this only proves that there ARE people who have a light sense of humor. also /a/ + /jp/ + /v/ = Konata. HABEEB IT.
Lucky Star is a pretty coBUY HARUHI/LUCKY STAR DVDS!
Thank the Gods.
I'll never forget the last episode of Lucky Star. I had been waiting for so long for them to do the dance. I was patiently sitting, waiting, knowing it was coming. It was all I had left. Now, finally I have experienced it. I no longer have any need for anything in life. My life is complete. I have reached a level of enlightenment beyond nirvana or any so called inner peace. After waiting for over twenty four weeks I have finally been able to experience the greatest moment in the history of anime, no mankind, the enhanced Lucky Star dance. I was sweating the whole episode, I knew it was coming, I could feel it. It was calling to me; I could feel its force telling me it was coming. It wanted me and I wanted it. From the second I saw them talking about a cheer-leading routine I knew it was coming. Everything I had been hoping for, this whole anime season, no my whole life was leading up to this very point. The second it began I showed no emotion, my eyes were glued I was perplexed and amazed. The meaning of life and the entire history of man and the universe and everything before and after flashed before my eyes. It was the most amazing experience of my life. After it ended I looked to the floor and noticed I was now in midair, hovering five feet above the ground. I have no need for worldly possessions. I know everything and need nothing. I completely understand the universe. I have reached Lucky Enlightenment.
KyoAni, instead of trying to create a shitty script, like certain other companies(i.e. LOL GAINAX or LOL GONZO), focuses on the quality of what they do. FMP, the Key series, Haruhi, and even Lucky Star, all were made larger than life in ways other companies couldn't dream of by KyoAni, because they allowed for the inspirational interpretation to flow. The reason they made it big? Because they brought the characters to life. Some people can't understand this, being total faggots. For example, NGE? It was just the story of some timid faggot going through an early mid-life crises with a few biblical references added in. Emo and Christianity: no wonder you kids loved it so much. He admitted it himself, don't try to deny it. GL? Hey, the last faggot anime we made was about Christianity, so lets make this one about evolution! How does that work? Well, any fifth grade student knows that evolution works in corruption of DNA, which is a...GASP... DOUBLE HELIX! Maybe we should make a stereotypical shounen story with a bit of this theme and turn things around with our bad end and then it will be ORIGINAL CONTENT. Genius!
God damn, you guys are stupid. Fags hate KyoAni because they don't produce the plot for their anime? Well then, I guess the animes for The Twelve Kingdoms and Legend of the Galactic Heroes are both shit, because both originated as novels.
All this copypasta is making me full.
It's one of the best anime series I've ever watched. It's also pretty original.
The voice acting is superb. The character designs are inspired. The parodies are great. The food talk is exciting There are no qualms about insanely high moe counts. The melodrama and tension level is set as high as it can possibly go most of the time. The story is pretty epic. The characters prone to theatrics.
Luckily, other anons still have more
Konata is one of the few main characters that is actually cooler and more interesting than anyone in her supporting cast. And most of the supporting cast seems to be more than just usual stock characters. Characters like Miyuki and Tsukasa are almost as complex and full of contradiction as Kontata. This is hard to do. Most slice of life anime or anime is general never have a lead character this complex or layered. . . not to mention the supporting cast. I also like how some things are revealed both subtly and unabashedly. The animators and voice actors have a knack for subtlety and the opposite. There are scenes where feelings and thoughts are expressed without being said. And there are well done scenes of grandiose scale where the heroes and the villains face off in hammy, uber-emotional, and heated dialogues or monologues that are extremely satisfying to watch. This show is EPIC!
The first season is soooooo goooood you can overlook the flaws it does have. 10/10 easilly.
When I heard of the second season, I jumped for joy.
Luckily there is an attack naming thread that balances out the all the copypasta's failure.
wow...that wide variety of facial expressions...I'm stunned