Saa.. watch Lucky Star-dayo!
Yay! KyoAni has really picked up the pace with the 2nd episode of Lucky Star. A definitely a much more enjoyable episode than the last one. The episode was packing with many references and also direct showing of anime/manga and games, which was what I’ve been expecting from Lucky Star in the first place. Looks like KyoAni’s partnership with Sunrise (and by extension, Bandai) is paying off well. I was a bit surprised to see that Keroro Gunsou being featured prominently, along with Hare Hare Yukai in the Taiko game, the Full Metal Panic novels, the magazines and also Shuffle’s Sia being directly included in.
I also liked the split screen technique used by Kyo Ani prominently for the first 5 minutes of the episode, nicely using it for the Hiiragi twins, showcasing their different lifestyles. Konata doesn’t fail as well, and she supplies a lot of laughs, but did anyone feel that she was jabbing in quite a bit much when she was commenting about how the cast of the Drama CD’s and Anime tend to differ nowadays. Being an otaku who has felt disappointment on this topic a few times (imagine Noto-sama doing Suigintou :o!), I felt that it was a nice jab XD.
Also, Akira doesn’t fail to disappoint this time as her split personalities do not fail to entertain me. Also, I totally busted my gut laughing when Minoru Shiraishi did his “Wa-wa-wa-wasure..” song ‘accidentally’ while introducing himself. Damn, that was funny XD. Akira just so nicely parodies the ‘Idol’ concept in a very awesome manner.
The ED had Konata doing another karaoke of a sentai song again, and it seems the next one is also another sentai song. This concept, I have to say, must be one of the most creative ED perhaps. Come to think of it, they can save a lot by recycling that little bit of animation and use it to pay the seiyuu’s more! Ingenious. Can’t wait for Konata to reach the anime songs!
Also, what is with the Lucky Star previews… it’s so weird, yet somehow….funky(?), with the seiyuus saying something that matches the mouth movements so accurately, yet totally unrelated at all.
P.S. /r/ Kona-chan’s part time job experiences next week.