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Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life

 

Plot Summary: Portrays the lives of several school girls attending a Japanese high school with a very loose humor tone. The main heroine is Konata Izumi, an athletic and intelligent girl who, despite these attributes, is not in a sports club, and her grades remain low. Her laziness at school is due to her love for anime and video games, and is not interested in much else. 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 onto their second and third year.

 

To sum it up Lucky Star is the Seinfeld of Anime. A show about nothing that follows the life of 4 girls in High school.

 

At first I wasn't sure about watching this all the way but after watching the first 3 eps I was hooked. This show is so funny I just had to get the rest. Watching it made me remember all the crazy things my friends and I used to do or talk about all night long. This show also has so many anime/game in jokes that is awesome.

 

The Cast:

Konata Izumi

 

Konata, nicknamed "Kona-chan" by her friends, gets bored easily when something does not interest her. She can be smart, but she hates studying so her grades are a bit uneven. However, she is an expert in pulling an "all-nighter" to study before a test. In contrast to her studying habits, she loves video games to the extent that she can compete against Kagami even in trivia games. Konata plays many, if not all, kinds of games. Some games she plays include Lucky ☆ Star Moe Drill (a knowledge game based on Lucky ☆ Star), Monster Hunter 2, massively multiplayer online games, and even adult games. Her love of video games, as well as anime and manga, is often attributed to her father's influence. Her father buys adult games for himself, so she is able to play and enjoy them as well (another example of her father's influence). In fact, when she turned eighteen, Konata was overjoyed that she could now buy and play adult games legally.

 

To help support her massive video game and dōjinshi expenses, Konata was lucky enough to get a part-time job at a cosplay café. Konata spends a lot of time playing an online game, where she plays a male character who is, ironically, married to a male gamer using a female character. She often plays online games late into the night which is why she tends to fall asleep in class, making her the frequent victim of her teacher Nanako's fists. Nanako also plays the online game, and pesters Konata to get to her homework (Nanako is a serious game player, however).

 

Ironically, despite the fact that she is an extreme otaku and quite short, Konata is a surprisingly athletic individual, running faster than most people her age.

 

Kagami Hiiragi

 

Kagami is Tsukasa's older fraternal twin sister and is occasionally referred to as "Kagamin". In school, her grades are excellent because she studies very hard. She was even the class president in her first year. She is in a different class than Konata and Tsukasa, but she frequently comes to their class during lunch time to eat with them. Kagami is often shown wishing she could be in the same class as everyone else. Kagami chose the humanities course in her second year so that she could be with her friends, but she was separated into a different classroom; the same thing happened in her third year. Kagami is also a bit egotistical, and is somewhat weak in cooking.

 

Kagami is a stereotypical tsukkomi character, however, she is prone to becoming shy and emotional at times, making her appear as a tsundere character as well. Much like Konata, Kagami likes video games, but plays a different genre than Konata; Kagami likes to play scroll-shooting games. She loves to read light novels, but she feels lonely because no one around her shares this interest.

 

Tsukasa Hiiragi

 

Tsukasa is the younger fraternal twin sister of Kagami and lives in a six-member family household with her parents. She is in the same class as Konata. While she is not good at studying or sports, she excels in cooking. She is portrayed as the stereotypical friendly, good-natured but clumsy person. She is often portrayed as an airhead who is unreliable and is always compared to her twin sister, who generally does better than her in most areas. It is often implied that Tsukasa is unable to follow the gist of complex conversations. Tsukasa will often ask her older sister for help on her homework, though it usually does not make much of a difference. She is also known for having her hair in the same style as Akari Kamigishi from To Heart, something hinted at frequently in the series.

 

Miyuki Takara

 

Miyuki is a young lady from a wealthy family who is beautiful, smart, and well-mannered. She always uses extremely polite Japanese, even when talking with her closest friends. She was the class president for her grade level in her first year, at the same time that she became good friends with Kagami. Now Miyuki is in the same class as Konata and Tsukasa. Miyuki's classmates often rely on her for help with their studies, and she is often shown giving impromptu but highly-detailed, encyclopedic definitions or explanations on diverse and obscure matters.

 

She is described as a stereotypically friendly meganekko, or glasses-wearing girl. Her vision is less than 0.1, though it had been good until elementary school, when she began reading books in the dark after her mother dozed off while reading to her in bed. She likes to read books, but does not read light novels. Miyuki loves to sleep, and she always goes to bed fairly early. She hates visits to the dentist, but frequently has to go to fix a loose crown or because of tooth decay. On the rare occasion that she plays video games, her personality changes. Due to her embodying such a large number of moe archetypes, Miyuki is the frequent-victim of Konata's playful bouts of verbal sexual-harassment.

 

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so yeah, five episodes in, and it truly is about nothing, but a lotta fun about it. the main chick's such a slacker otaku, its hard not to love, especially her amazing karaoke.

 

The child star chick of Lucky Channel, however, is also becoming a favorite for the show. more to come.

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