badger11’s take on anime

Lucky Star - I..uh..I liked it?!

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Ok, Yet another thing I seem to admit to on this blog. I liked Lucky Star. I went into it not expecting to like it based on other blogs that I read and like. My dislike of the opening reinforced what I’ve read. In fact, I barely made it through the OP. That song was just…is “blargh” a legitimate word? While I had originally planned to watch Lucky Star because its of Kyoto Animation, I then had to watch it just to see how bad it was. One of the things I had set in my mind was that even an outfit like Kyoto Animation could strike out on a show every once in a while. Even though they’ve delivered some of my favorite shows, I was allowing for disappointment. Based on what I read, I thought Lucky Star was it.

Well, I was wrong. Somewhat. I don’t like the OP song. It’s blargh. However, with the sound off, its pretty enjoyable to watch. Other than that, I was chuckling throughout a lot of the show. Granted, the high school girls and their eating styles could’ve been a little shorter, but that’s where I was laughing the most at, what I thought, was the ludicrousness of such a long segment about eating. But the more it went on, the more I laughed because I knew this wasn’t going to wind up anywhere.

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I suppose that it’s easy to compare this show (or even Hidamari Sketch which I like, but sometimes find hard to watch) to a show like Azumanga Daioh. For me, Azumanga Daioh sort set the standard for these types of shows. However, the more I watch Lucky Star (well, this one episode), I’ve actually stopped making comparisons. I get the feeling that Azumanga Daioh will be the better of these two shows (actually, make that three shows since I’m including Hidamari Sketch in this group). But I’m not committing myself to that until the end of Lucky Star’s run. I will say that I get a sense of “nostalgia” when I watch Azumanga Daioh which pretty much appears with the first episode of that show. With Lucky Star, I haven’t gotten that feeling yet. I don’t even know if I will, but there’s definitely a sense of humor in Lucky Star otherwise I wouldn’t have laughed as much as I did.

I don’t know if the humor is (or was) subtle, but I did enjoy watching this episode. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at all that I liked Lucky Star when other bloggers didn’t like it. I have a slight contrarian streak. I guess it’ll take a few more episodes for me to decide if it really is that contrarian tendency rearing up its ugly head or that I actually like Lucky Star.

5 Comments so far

  1. Inochi April 14th, 2007 6:30 pm

    I think you must be the first person I know of to like this anime! Haha.

  2. Skane April 14th, 2007 9:45 pm

    Despite the initial vocal gnashing by a select few (who watched the RAW), Lucky Star has been generally well received by the viewing community, if you check the usual hotspots. :p Probably due to the availability of fansubs now. What makes me roll my eyes is that one of them bashed the episode when that person admitted in the same entry that some of the Japanese was unknown to him/her.

    So much for his/her credibility as a reviewer in my opinion.


  3. badger11 April 14th, 2007 10:12 pm

    Yeah, a few hours after this post, I started finding positive reviews about the show. I try to give a show a few episodes before I shout my mouth off, but I’ve been failing in that regards for a few shows. Oh well. I likes what I likes ;)

  4. Lilmiss519 August 22nd, 2007 4:48 pm

    :D! i thought the show was cute.
    when i first started watching it i was expecting something childish, but i really ended up laughing along.

  5. badger11 August 22nd, 2007 6:33 pm

    I usually wind up chuckling a lot when I watch the main characters of this show. Kagamin and Konata’s interactions are great.