Now that I’m temporarily home (where my old but working PC is), I’ve managed to get my hands on real subs of Lucky Star. It’s actually quite amazing that for an episode that can bore me off my socks, I’ve already watched it raw 3 times, SF’s subs once and now a.f.k’s one for a grand total of 5 times. It’s like I’m trying to deny the fact that the 5 min “how to eat” talk didn’t really exist and they are actually talking something funny! But still, there are parts where I liked the episode a lot enough for me to have hope in it’s future.
The Really Funny Part is definitely the Lucky Corner with Akira and Minoru Shiraishi (playing as himself XD). No matter how many times I rewatch it, Akira’s split personality thing makes me howling with laughter not for as much as the change itself, but for the fact they are definitely putting in some true stuff that probably happens in real life.I still hope that many people haven’t forgotten that a seiyuu’s average pay is around 2000-3000 yen per episode…
The Funny Parts has to be Kona-chan’s commentary on Miyuki’s dojikko-ness and her omimai of Kagami. Her comments on Miyuki’s dojikko-kyara is just spot on and really appeals to my inner otaku ROFL. Somehow, I do wonder why the subbers keep mistranslating “tennen kinenbutsu”, it’s just clearly “natural treasure” XD. And after the omimai, Kona-chan’s :3-ness is firmly stuck in my head.
The Sucky Parts are frankly all the food parts. Seriously speaking, it just went on and on and on boring me off my socks and not to mention making me hungry for something at the same time. Can’t believe it was just 5 minutes long. For me, while KyoAni’s stuff always have the illusion of being longer than it should… this part is just totally the antithesis of it.
Before I go though, I must totally genuflect and give my utmost respect to a.f.k for doing such a good job on translating “Motteke! Sailor Fuku” so perfectly. That song is really just a song that is so catchy to remember parts of it, but quite fast to actually try to transliterate it correctly, and yet a.f.k did such an accurate job on it that I’m quite impressed. Kudos to the a.f.k. team! By the way, I still can’t stop looping it OTL.