Fragglepuss Anime Review 239: Lucky☆Star

LuckyStar

Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans

Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Parody, School

First Aired: Spring 2007, 24 episodes

Summary: Lucky Star follows the life of four high school girls, whether they are discussing Japanese tradition or debating the proper way to prepare and consume various types of food. Konata Izumi is the lazy otaku with little motivation. Tsukasa and Kagami Hiiragi are twins with opposing personalities. Miyuki Takara is the smart and well-mannered friend that brings some reason to the group. Who knows what kind of hijinks and shenanigans the crew will be up to on any given day?

Lucky☆Star is a fun series that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The four friends hang out with each other and other classmates, sometimes getting into trouble, sometimes chatting about minor annoyances in everyday life. While the animation is nothing special and the overarching plot is thin, the series thrives on its characters and dialogue. The conversations are relatable to everyday life, that is if you’re familiar with everyday Japanese societal customs. Even if you’re not, it’s interesting to learn about what’s common in Japanese everyday life.

You might enjoy this if: You are an otaku that has been waiting for “an anime show about nothing”. Lucky☆Star is like the classic series Seinfeld, if Seinfeld were about the life of anime high school girls.

You might not like it if: You’re burnt out on the high school anime setting.

Similar Series: Azumanga Daioh, Nichijou, Watamote, Himouto Umaru-chan, I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying, Lovely Complex, Survival Game Club, Sakura Trick

Note to the Viewer: Make sure you watch until the end of each episode to catch the “Lucky Channel” broadcast.

AMV – Tik Tok by AnimeGirl10129

 

AMV – Mmm Mmm Yeah Yeah! By 某科学的cc君

(This is only partially from Lucky Star, but I love it, so it’s included!)

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