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.
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.