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Lucky Channel!

Only not really. So I started watching Lucky Star a couple of months ago because it just seemed so intriguing [you’re looking at a hardcore Azumanga Daioh fan]. Though I am sad to say I’m late on the Lucky Star hype.

Lucky Star is mixed with pointless conversations, numerous anime references [mostly of Haruhi Suzumiya], and its just ‘moetastic’! What is moe, you wonder? Watch more anime. XD [And no, I don’t think Kyoto Animation relies on ‘moe’ to be popular]


So the first episode was cute. 10 minutes of asking each other how they eat certain foods. For a while it was cute but then it kinda got old; I stopped watching for a while. But I’m glad I continued and finished it, it was truly well done. I have to say that this anime is for any ‘otaku’ or someone who has patience. Though this doesn’t exactly have an Evangelion plotline, just the fact its full of many different references to many different anime makes you able to relate to it. Konata, one of the main characters, is your average otaku, ready to talk about dating sims, late night anime shows, card games, Haruhi, and will even recite every Pokémon.

lucky-star-20-large-10.jpg I think that people were disappointed in Lucky Star because they stopped at the first episode thinking it would be the next Haruhi. Even though they were both from Kyoto Animation and the fact that the advertising had Konata and Haruhi made people think it would be just that. But they were wrong, so I’m sure it rubbed the wrong way on them. I, on the other hand, wasn’t so disappointed on account of not seeing all the advertisements, so I was safe. But I don’t see how people can just bash the anime when they only saw episode one out of twenty-four. I mean, most of the time in anime the story hasn’t even started then. They already have so much to introduce.

luckystar.jpgWith Lucky Star, it was more of just people living their life.. I mean I’m sure you have gotten into some wierd conversation that has gone on for a while with your friends, no?



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I first came across Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuutsu when I watched a very randomized inside joke video on Youtube. They had parts Hare Hare Yukai many times and I wondered, “Thats catchy, wonder what its from.” That was about a year ago. Then early January I went to Japan Town and found a CD with that same girl all over it! So I just had to get it and that was when I was introduced to Haruhi.

Well I’ve gotta say, from the beginning I was hooked. It had well developed characters, a new storyline and of course [what every successful anime needs], a catchy OP and ED. But if anyone asked what it was or what it was about there was absolutely NO way for me to explain. Aliens, espers, time travelers? Out of order episodes?

So the first episode gives away the undeniable truth that this series isn’t normal.mikuru-beam6.gif We’re stuck face to face with a ‘class made’ video. I loved the idea of this [since it was anime after all]. They even made their own theme song that Mikuru sung [and rather poorly may I add]. At the end of watching a truly low budget film, and hearing endless narration from Kyon, you see the main character Haruhi and the group of the SOS Brigade. Heh, lets make another one next year, huh gang?

Overall, there aren’t many out of ‘otaku’ who don’t enjoy Haruhi. Even if its just for the ending dance. Huh, go figure.

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