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Eunoe's Lucky Star Tv Review

Lucky Star

Lucky Star tv Review

Follow the every day lives of Konata, Miyuki, Kagami and Tsukasa as they go through high highschool, homework, video games, and everything in between.

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Story & Characters

Lucky Star's story portrays the lives of several girls attending a Japanese high school named Ry?? with a very loose sense of humor. The setting is mainly based on the city of Kasukabe in Saitama Prefecture. The main character is Konata Izumi, an athletic and intelligent, but also slightly mischievous and laid-back girl who, despite these attributes, is not in a sports club and has to resort to all-nighter cramming for tests. She would rather read manga and play video games than do her homework.

The serialization began with the four main characters in their first year of high school: Konata Izumi, Kagami Hiiragi, Tsukasa Hiiragi, and Miyuki Takara. As the story progresses, they move on to their second and third years. However, the anime starts the story with them beginning their second year, and the other high school girls that are seen in the opening are only introduced halfway through the series. The storyline usually includes numerous references to popular past and present manga and anime series.


Most of the anime that everybody watches concentrates mainly on the significant events of the entire plot but "Lucky Star" deviates from that notion to "something satirical and random."
Not entirely made of non-sense scenes, the peculiar yet amiable slice-of-life theme is clearly felt through all those small talks that we, in reality, usually end-up having.

Aside from those bonding sessions, parodies of different anime can be easily spotted like Sgt. Keroro as a stuff toy or Konata cosplaying like Haruhi Suzumiya.


Character Reviews

Konata Izumi
- known by most as an otaku, Konata has a habit of mixing fantasy with reality. She is athletic yet she does not want to join any sports club so as not to hinder her anime-watching schedule. though rather lazy, Konata surprisingly is good at cooking and often gets fairly good marks which makes Kagami annoyed.

Kagami Hiiragi
- the tsundere in the group and a stereotypical tsukkomi character and Konata's best friend. Kagami also has a softer and shy side sometimes. Among the group, Kagami excels in her studies and is much more matured compared to her fraternal twin sister, Tsukasa. She also likes games like konata but not to the point of being influenced by it.
Tsukasa Hiiragi
- Cordial, and good-natured, Tsukasa is kagami's younger fraternal twin. She is not as great as her sister, but she has a knack for cooking which kagami does not possess. A little bit clumsy at times, Tsukasa really gets along with Konata and usually asks kagami for help. She also has a habit of sleeping until afternoon. her hairstyle lookis rather similar to To heart's Akari.

Miyuki Takara
- Smart, sophisticated, and refined, this positively natured girl always rank at the top tier of their whole batch. Often referred to as a maganekko or gallses-wearing girl, Miyuki's walking-talking encyclopedia image suits her and konata often refers to her as a "moe" type character.

Rating: 10

Art

From the makers of Air, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Kanon, Kyoto Animation did another spectacular job in animating Lucky Star. The "lolita-moe" style of artwork contrasted with bright oaint-pastel tones work rather well with the cutesy nature of the series. Though the backgrounds are not are not as solid and defined as you see from Kyoto Animation's other works, it still goes well with the silly premise of the series.
One thing to really note is the surprising fluidity given to each character which indicates the focus of the series.

Rating: 10

Sound

Lucky Star has a rather nifty way of promoting silliness and ingenuity in one using their opening theme. "Motteke! Sailor Fuku" is a very upbeat and catchy song reminiscent of Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's ending song "Hare hare Yukai" in which it also sports a wacky dance number.

On the Other hand, the long list of ending songs is just too much and the only recurring theme is they are being played while the characters are singing in a karaoke bar!

Rating: 10

Presentation

Two things will happen when you watch this: either you will love it or you won't. Lucky Star takes a very bold approach in shifting one scene to another without the necessary filler in-between and punch-lines are likely to be thrown out in every scene you see. If you don't get it, it's more likely for you to like it lesser. Though Lucky Star's main weakness is its story itself, it balances well with each characters development and personalities. Unforgettable in its own unique way, Lucky Star manages to pull out fun and laughter to an amazingly straighforward way.

Rating: 10

Final Verdict

10.00 (excellent)

Reviewed by Eunoe, Nov 06, 2009

Comments

  1. rukasu04 Mute Member Nov 09, 2009

    Thanks for the review

  2. Warpten29 Nov 17, 2009

    good!

  3. Fanatik007 Nov 19, 2009

    thanks dude

  4. Andy1308 Nov 21, 2009

    hmm,hmm,ya,ya,love it.love this anime and kyoto animation=3..

  5. Kikiyo Dec 06, 2009

    NICE~!

  6. lordryo Dec 15, 2009

    Great review!

  7. SchRita Dec 22, 2009

    Thanks for the review!

  8. Nessbad94 Jun 26, 2011

    Great review)) Everything is so 'explained' and detailed)) If I'd read it more earlier,I'd watch LS, but I've just seen it))

  9. hitsu-chan Jul 20, 2011

    oh, good review! thx!
    now I want to watch it! :3

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