Lucky Star OVA “Original Visuals and Animations”

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Finally! The Lucky Star OVA! Man, it was well worth the wait. God, I so miss the antics of Kagamin, Konata and Tsukasa.

The OVA is divided in to roughly seven portions, keeping in with the feel of the original TV series. I’ll be going through it one by one.

The first portion is about Cherry, Minami’s dog. The cast decide to meet together at Minami’s place, and we get to see it from Cherry’s point of view. Funny moments include Cherry “attacking” Miyuki when she arrives, Patty calling the dog “stupid” and it responds to it, Yutaka playing around with dog, even breaking in to song, and Hiyori’s failed attempts to play with Cherry.

The next portion, is the online game part, where Nanako(warrior), Konata(theif), Kagami(healer) and Tsukasa(mage) is playing. Tsukasa’s brand of clumsiness really shines out here where she actually starts eating when the rest are fighting a blob, and taking a while to realise that she needs to press “Enter” after typing to chat. No wonder Konata made her mage instead of healer. Then Nanako-sensei “Golden Week” was surely well-spent, at the aghast of the other three girls.

After that, the “Kagamirella” portion starts, with Kagami staying alone at home while her sisters and mother go to a “ball”. Konata appears in front of her as the fairy godmother, getting her in a shrine-mobile and putting in her various getups (meido, miko, Tohsaka Rin) finally stopping at Kagamiku. The ball turns out to be a battle tournament, with Misao as the “Prince”. Kagamirella takes her leave before the standard midnight-magic-stops happens but it’s too late to restore the house. Konata teaches Kagami the magic reset word and she says it only to wake up in front of a shocked Tsukasa. XD.

The fourth portion is epic volleyball fight as Tsukasa’s team is being trounced by Kagami. Misao encourages her to keep fighting and they put up a spirited resistance until finally, they’re one down and Tsukasa takes the point. She almost gets the ball but misses it and falls directly into the net instead. Despite that, she’s still satisfied. Hillarious point? Konata getting Misao and Tsukasa to do a JET STREAM ATTACK!

Fifth sees the quartet going on a school camp trip and they get lost in the mountains, thanks to Konata. Fortunately, Miwiki…ah the name is now official… is there for them. Finally, they’re saved when Konata’s handphone finally gets some reception, and they get a good scolding from a worried Nanako.

The final portion is… bloody strange so see it for yourself. I just don’t know what to say about it.

Of course, no Lucky Star episode is complete without a Lucky Channel and this time, the twist is that it’s done in LIVE ACTION, so we get to see Konno and Shiraishi act out their roles. Shiraishi gets dressed in a get up that I will politely describe as “eclectic” and gets hosed in the face when he requests for water, so that’s the highlight of this show. As for Konno’s live rendition of Akira… hmm, it just doesn’t compare up to the 2D counterpart. Ah! Nearly forgot, the episode’s ED theme (of sorts) was Shiraishi and Konno doing a duet of Ai wo Torimodose! ROFL.

Two additional extras also came with the OVA. The first one is a Lucky Channel event held somewhere, so we get another dose of live action Lucky Channel, with special guest star Mizuhara Kaoru (Kusakabe Misao’s seiyuu). Nothing much really, just the usual Lucky Channel antics so it depends mostly on your sense of humor. Personally, I think Konno Hiromi was pretty bland, but Mizuhara Kaoru sure did spice things up. Shiraishi should just get a job as a emcee/comedian already, though I must say the “Wa~ wa~ wa~” song is a bit old already. He really needs to move on to something new.

The other one covers the ceremony where Kagami and Tsukasa were ingrained as official residents of Washimiya. It was quite fun to see Emiri Katou and Kaori Fukuhara live, especially when Kaori did a Tsukasa when she was asked to give a speech by acting all dojikko like, hehe. Also both of them actually looked a bit like sisters, by having the same hairstyle and dye color. The event also followed up with them both donning miko-fuku as well.

Overall, quite an awesome addition to the series, and man, this sure makes me want another season of Lucky Star, even at the cost of the collective wrath from both the Haruhi and FMP! camps combined. No series has really managed to sneak in to my heart so nicely as Lucky Star has, and this OVA just makes me realise I love it so much. It’s really been a while since I truly enjoyed watching an episode of anime, without worrying about trainwrecks or whatsoever.

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43 Comments

  1. Pyoro Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 5:07 am

    omg this ova screams of moe!
    lol and berserk kero ftw!

  2. darkchibi07 Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 5:29 am

    Is that KAGARIN?!! OH HELL YES!!!!!

  3. Kadian1364 Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 5:32 am

    I just sqee’ed all over myself…

  4. houkoholic Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 5:35 am

    I see that 027.jpg has the latest Tower of Druaga reference.

    OMG Kyoani staff watches crappy Gonzo shows and plays the crappy Gonzo MMORPG!

  5. sage Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 5:55 am

    Screw you, Mikufags, Kagarin is a thousand times better.

  6. BakaTanuki Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 6:01 am

    Sounds great, I’ll have to watch it.

    Kagamiku is so awesome.

  7. sage Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 6:03 am

    The final portion is… bloody strange so see it for yourself. I just don’t know what to say about it.

    Shinbo hijack.

    As for Konno’s live rendition of Akira… hmm, it just doesn’t compare up to the 2D counterpart.

    Definitely. Bitchy cranky Akira was replaced by whiny Akira. I frowned.

    Shiraishi should just get a job as a emcee/comedian already, though I must say the “Wa~ wa~ wa~” song is a bit old already. He really needs to move on to something new.

    He should be enjoying the self-whoring – while it lasts, of course. Maybe his KyoAni roles killed his career? Now that would be depressing.

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaanyways, the OVA was GOOD alright, but… WHERE’S MY FMP DAMMIT!

  8. Haesslich Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 8:44 am

    Oh thanK GOD, no Animate Tenchou in sight. Just Miyuki and company, and a Keroro Gunso cameo.

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 9:30 am

    There is Animate Tenchou. I just didn’t put it up. The gag wasn’t really visual in nature.

  10. Peanutbutter003 Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 11:53 am

    Anime Tenchou was just him appearing in the MMO, spotted Legendary Girl A and stood there for days and nights until he realised Konata’s actually afk, lol.

  11. sage Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

    Anime Tenchou was just him appearing in the MMO, spotted Legendary Girl A and stood there for days and nights until he realised Konata’s actually afk, lol.

    He “hot-bled” himself to death.

  12. Haesslich Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

    Oh, good. At least he didn’t take over the whole show the way I was afraid of when it was announced the OVA was about him selling Konata something. We needed Tohsaka Kagarin, Miyuki, and everyone else.

  13. Heero Yuy Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

    Oh my word…Kagarin!!! Kagarin!!! That is tooo sweet!

  14. Rakuen Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

    Yahoo! Another epic! Moe! Moe! Moe! JET STREAM ATTACK!!! and yah, it’s cool with Tsukasa as the mage, no wonder…

  15. Haesslich Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 5:03 pm

    A sweaty, flushed-with-exertion Tsukasa is fine, too. Ditto a sweaty, flushed-with-exertion Kagamin.

  16. LDC Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 8:15 pm

    FUCK YEAH
    Subs fucking where?

  17. Shin Said,

    September 26, 2008 @ 9:23 pm

    If Tsukasa wasn’t so adorable I would have kicked her off my party for being such a leechin’ noob. (#`皿´)

    Needs more miko Emiri and Kaori~ ℳℴℯ❤

  18. Jason Said,

    September 27, 2008 @ 12:45 am

    epic screenies make me deperately want to watch T.T

  19. DKellis Said,

    September 27, 2008 @ 4:39 pm

    I laughed when Patty went “ZETSUBOUSHITA!”

  20. Gargron Said,

    September 27, 2008 @ 5:53 pm

    Finally! I love the serie, and I’m waiting for it to be fansubbed. I’m trying to do not look at the screenshots to protect myself from spoilers, but, dude, it’s great!

  21. Phocus Said,

    September 28, 2008 @ 4:42 am

    http://www.demonoid.com/files/details/1634597/1632043/
    Mirror: http://joshuasslice.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/download-lucky-star-ova-subbed-english/

    And here is the ENGLISH SUB we’ve all been waiting for!

  22. Andrew Said,

    September 28, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    Do they have a new opening theme? I liked the Sailor Suit song, but it would be more interesting if they had a new song for this.

  23. shaoron Said,

    September 28, 2008 @ 8:40 pm

    shiraishi pwns all! :p

  24. Tsukuyomi Said,

    September 28, 2008 @ 11:42 pm

    Who is the turquoise haired girl that konota turns her friend into? It looks like the mascot of darkmirage and his favorite piece of artwork.

    http://www.darkmirage.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/12_graphite.jpg

  25. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    September 28, 2008 @ 11:50 pm

    That’s Hatsune Miku, and this incarnation popularly known as Kagamiku.

  26. xrampage Said,

    September 29, 2008 @ 6:46 am

    OMFG, Tohsaka Kagami~n FTW
    now it’d be nice to see a Hiiragi Rin cosplay, that’d make my day/month/year/life

  27. Lucky Star OVA « yoroshiku anime blog Said,

    October 1, 2008 @ 1:05 am

    [...] to Kurogane-sama’s anime blog entry for Lucky Star OVA for the screenshots! [...]

  28. solgae Said,

    October 1, 2008 @ 11:20 pm

    Hmm, if you look at their professions at the right bottom, you’ll see they’re actually:

    Konata (KONAKONA): Soldier
    Kuroi Sensei (NANAKON): Scout
    Kagami: Druid
    Tsukasa: Mage

    Tsukasa not realizing that you need to manually assign stats when you level up was priceless lol

    Also, if you look at the background you’ll see that:

    9:09 – some male character is confessing to other female character.
    11:20 – someone steals from the other player and runs away
    11:25 – someone appears from the fountain and joins in to their “Suzumiya Haruhi” victory pose and walks away.
    11:44 – some poor guy is getting PK’ed from the other two players. Also, another guy is running around the fountain in circles.
    11:54 – After you see a guy running past the party, you’ll see the party passing on the same guy at 12:05 who ended up dead.

  29. Lucky Star OVA at hontou ni sou omou? Said,

    October 2, 2008 @ 6:29 pm

    [...] KagaMiko, KagaRin and KagaMiku. More comprehensive series of caps over at Kurogane’s post. Her twintails just make her perfect for the latter [...]

  30. kagasamaBANZAI! Said,

    October 8, 2008 @ 10:00 am

    What did Kagami actually say in Japanese when she woke up from her “Kagamirella” dream? o.o;

  31. Haesslich Said,

    October 11, 2008 @ 1:30 pm

    kagasama: She wants to do something with Konata… which made Tsukasa go all SD.

    I think it has to do something with sex, since Kagami said at the end, “It was more that Konata got me into that situation”… or so says the sub.

  32. Haesslich Said,

    October 11, 2008 @ 1:46 pm

    … and they HAD to drag in that internet name, “Miwiki” for Miyuki.

  33. Haesslich Said,

    October 11, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

    … and then the Code Geass, and then Macross Frontier (Miyuki is the Galactic Fairy)… and of course, Keroro Gunso.

    That’s our KyoAni.

  34. Nani Said,

    October 11, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

    Just filling one thing Solgae missed

    In the online game

    12.33 you see the guy who proposed at 9.09 dead and the girl being lovey lovey with another girl XD

  35. Nightwolf Said,

    October 11, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

    In the volleyball skit, at 20:44 there’s a pair of girls standing behind Kagami. Am I crazy, or is that Nodoka and Yue?

  36. Saj Said,

    October 17, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

    I just want to clarify what solgae said earlier about the part where they are playing the MMO:

    11:20 – someone steals from the other player and runs away

    Is actually the same guy that proposed to the girl from 9:09 only thing is, is that the girl he proposed to, saw him with the girl from 11:20 and he ran away.

    11:44 – some poor guy is getting PK’ed from the other two players. Also, another guy is running around the fountain in circles.

    Is again the same guy from 9:09 only getting his just desserts for being a playboy and getting Pked by both girls from 9:09 and 11:20

    I just wanted to clarify this and im a loser for taking note of that minor detail. (-_-; )

  37. Oshitsu~ Said,

    October 25, 2008 @ 5:53 pm

    W00T!!~ Lucky Star OWNS!!~ Now! Anyone here have any idea where I can watch the lucky star Ova(with subtitles please~)?

  38. Vanity Said,

    October 19, 2009 @ 5:02 am

    WAT WAS THE MMO THEY WERE PLAYING I WANNA PLAY IT!!! DX I WANNA WANNA!!! DX

  39. Kirbstar Said,

    August 31, 2010 @ 8:49 am

    Kagarin is love, of course. The PS2 game (something called “Ryouoh Gakuen” something–can’t remember the rest of the title) has a Fate/Stay Night play in earnest, with voluntary cosplaying this time.
    And by the way, the first edition subtitles of the “magic words” are incorrect; I believe the real words were “I want us to join bodies”–there definitely was no mention of Konata anywhere.
    Then again, this could be why I do not support a Konata and Kagamin yuri ship, if this, the omake 4koma of volume 2 (Konata generally said she’s not into lesbianism), and the events of episode 21 come into play.

  40. caryn Said,

    November 12, 2010 @ 11:33 am

    OMG WHAT IS HATSUNE MIKU DOING HERE??? O___O OHMY MIKU, I GONNA WATCH THIS FOR YOU ^^

  41. Kona-chan Said,

    November 13, 2010 @ 11:36 pm

    This is kawaii *O* i like lucky stat…nyaaa ^^

  42. Itsumo Kakkoi Said,

    August 12, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    I also have more to add =D the guy at 11:54 who runs past the party and ends up dead at 12:05 IS the very same guy who was running in circles around the fountain at 11:44

    ………………….. well, erherm, nvm

  43. MARIZALLON Said,

    August 9, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    Yay! lucky star is kawaii that’s my favorite anime.. I wish i could watch that movie..

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