Lucky Star Start! Ver 2.0

Lucky Star

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.


  1. DKellis Said,

    April 14, 2007 @ 6:50 am

    I suppose one reason why I didn’t mind the food-talking part was because I wasn’t expecting something funny, I was expecting the characters to just sit there and shoot the breeze for a while. I thoroughly enjoyed that portion of it, and the final punchline was probably a lot funnier for me than for others.

    I wonder if my enjoyment of it is due to the fact that I’m used to just sitting on the sidelines while my friends talk, and not actually participating in the conversation because I have nothing new to add. Or maybe I’m thinking too much into it.

  2. sagematt Said,

    April 14, 2007 @ 7:00 am

    Maybe I was the only one who liked the food part. I was all like “Hey, why didn’t I think of that before?”. But I wouldn’t really rewatch it, that’s for sure.

    Anyways, I’m lolicon for Kagami. Yeah.

  3. yanipheonu Said,

    April 14, 2007 @ 8:07 am

    Yeah that Lucky Channel was pure comic genius.

    Overall, I like how laid back the whole thing was. It’s nice to have an anime that’s just random once in a while.

  4. MaverickRonin Said,

    April 14, 2007 @ 11:48 am

    The food part was pretty boring but the rest of it was made of Comedy Win and Gold.

    The Lucky Channel was definitely the best part. Besides the OP anyway. Runner up was Kona-chan critiquing Miyuki’s moe traits.

  5. Furuba Said,

    April 14, 2007 @ 12:15 pm

    Yeah i got the a.f.k version too and when i watched it with my cousin were like wth…. they can translate all that O_O!! sugoi!
    haha, and omg i laughed the most in the part when she did the karaoke in the end omg could NOT stop laughing. tears came out :x

  6. JS Said,

    April 14, 2007 @ 1:50 pm

    a.f.k. even did the karaoke for the “karaoke song” at the end. It’s actually from an old show, that song.

  7. CoffeeAddict Said,

    April 14, 2007 @ 2:26 pm

    Honestly, I’m gonna keep watching if Aya Hirano does more of that karaoke stuff. Freakin’ hilarious when she sang that old school robot song.

    “Go! Go! Jet! Go! Go! Car!”

  8. sadakups Said,

    April 14, 2007 @ 3:09 pm

    Yeah, I do agree with you with the food talk thing. It was the most boring part of the episode, although the part where Konata is licking the end of the choco cone is pure cuteness. I love that scene to bits. Not even Miyuki’s cute scenes got my vote for the cutest scene of the week.

    And yeah, I’m OFFICIALLY addicted to that OP.

  9. THAT Animeblog » State of Anime: KyoAni and the future of the media Said,

    April 14, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

    […] Whatever else the world may think of Kyoto Animation, it seems we’ve almost, but not quite,unanimously agreed that its ability to match catchy songs to fluidly animated dance sequences have reached an artform. […]

  10. spanky Said,

    April 17, 2007 @ 11:39 am

    a.f.k. wins for sure. Strato certainly did a better job than that other release I watched.

    I adored Akira’s Lucky Channel. Especially when she went into that unwashed-samurai chest-scratch. Lucky Channel and the OP were the only moments of Episode 1 that forcefully reminded me which studio was animating the show.

    Re the OP: someone at ANN has pointed out that Tsukasa’s dance is the same as the dance to Dschingis Khan’s “Moskau”. I wonder if the other girls’ dances are also taken from other dances/videos?

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