written by Akikuzu
Disclaimer - I am just a reviewer with an opinion (and a broken "w" key) - I judge through my lens, yours is just as valid. I will avoid spoilers where I can but read at your own risk.
Phew, what can I say about this slice-of-life staple that hasn't been said before? Probably nothing, but you're expecting a review so here goes.
Lucky Star follows the daily lives of a group of High School girls as they try and maneuver around the pressures of... waking up? sports-day festivals? I don't know. It's essentially the Seinfeld of Anime.
Characters - This series has several notable characters, most prominent is Konata, a short, blue-haired otaku girl who breezes through class without a care, much to the chagrin of her friend, Kagame. AS the series progresses, more characters are added to the roster (including an American exchange student). However, don't expect any significant character development in a "show about nothing".
Style - Calm, sweet, not sugary! 4-panel style comedy. It actually holds very well as a comedy without needing to go over-the-top. Expect a lot of in-jokes, cultural references and lamp-shading of TV shows you've never heard of.
Plot - Nope! Keep looking. Though, interestingly enough, the Omake, Lucky Channel, has a bit more of a plot than the main story! (and also one of the best characters in this reviewers humble opinion)
Audio - You've memorized the intro, but unfortunately, that's the highlight. Some decent scene-setting stuff, but with a lack of emotional range comes a lack of emotive music. Still, doesn't intrude. A different song from the girls' Karaoke segment over the end credits gives variety to each episode.
Overall - Lucky Star is one of those shows you'll watch once to see what the fuss was about, and if it works for you, you'll rewatch when you want something to fall asleep to, which is not necessarily a bad thing. I personally enjoyed this series and can recommend, with disclaimers.
Series - Approved!
- Akira get's 'em all.
- Never actually showing us that dance...