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Old 2007-04-19, 23:24   Link #1
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Lucky Star - Q & A

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Old 2007-04-20, 08:42   Link #2
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Old 2007-04-20, 08:58   Link #3
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Of the main cast, Konata appears to be ambidextrous, and the rest are all left-handed yes.
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Old 2007-04-20, 10:38   Link #4
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I'd lay money the author is a left-hander taking his revenge on a society that still 'punishes' left-handedness
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Old 2007-04-21, 05:09   Link #5
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I'd lay money the author is a left-hander taking his revenge on a society that still 'punishes' left-handedness
Really? Being a left-hander myself, I don't see any much difference from right-hander.
Actually, I use right hand/side for sports but left hand for writing... what does you call that type of person?

Anyway on topic,
Does 4-koma also has different type of 'Lucky Channel', featuring Akira and the stiff male counterpart?
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Old 2007-04-21, 05:39   Link #6
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Q: Any particular reason for the name "Lucky☆Star"?

(I can probably guess. But for the sake of discussion, I'm asking anyway.)
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Old 2007-04-21, 12:54   Link #7
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Really? Being a left-hander myself, I don't see any much difference from right-hander.
Actually, I use right hand/side for sports but left hand for writing... what does you call that type of person?

Anyway on topic,
Does 4-koma also has different type of 'Lucky Channel', featuring Akira and the stiff male counterpart?
Are you from Japan? (left-handedness there was still rather frowned apon even through the 80s, even now people are considered poorly mannered if they use hashi/chopsticks with their lefthand) ... in the US even as late as the 70s children were often forced to "change hands") -- in older times, left-handed people were looked on with great suspicion.

Its called "ambidexterous" .... or "equally challenged with both hands" I'm ambi ... I can use chopsticks with either hand and switchhit when golfing/putting and shooting pool. I can write with either hand. ... just none of it exceptionally well

The 4-koma comics never mention Lucky Channel --- it is purely an add-on and based on a real life radio show for the fandom. I love it but I also hate it since it takes time away from the meat of the show. I suppose they came up with it to pad out the show since they're probably not going to do the four volumes released so far in detail (like Azumanga did with their 4 volume manga when they adapted it to animation).
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Old 2007-04-21, 16:29   Link #8
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Old 2007-04-21, 17:12   Link #9
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^ sure it has a plot...its about the random (fun) adventures of konata and Co. (if that isnt a great plot i duno what is)
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Old 2007-04-21, 18:38   Link #10
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According to Level E, frankly a big fan and close follower of the Lucky Star franchise (to say the least), "The strip like various other 4koma does not have a plot, but focuses on the social observations made by the characters throughout their daily lives." (http://www.windfs.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=175)

And according to him, Konata is ambi, while the rest of the four are lefties.


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The 4-koma comics never mention Lucky Channel --- it is purely an add-on and based on a real life radio show for the fandom. I love it but I also hate it since it takes time away from the meat of the show. I suppose they came up with it to pad out the show since they're probably not going to do the four volumes released so far in detail (like Azumanga did with their 4 volume manga when they adapted it to animation).
Lucky Channel is an "advertising vehicle used to promote various Kadokawa merchandise. It has its own corner in Comptiq [the magazine where Lucky Star is published], a radio show, and now a TV show."

anyway, yeah. the link explains a lot

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Old 2007-04-21, 22:43   Link #11
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Lucky Channel is an "advertising vehicle used to promote various Kadokawa merchandise. It has its own corner in Comptiq [the magazine where Lucky Star is published], a radio show, and now a TV show."
I mentioned this before, on the same day that they posted this trivia on their forums I might add, but since that post is in the Generic Discussion, it got buried and never seen again... until now!

Link: http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost...postcount=1410

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Old 2007-04-22, 20:20   Link #12
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Much earlier in the original thread, Sushi-Y mentioned something about Akira-chan's column being canned previously in Comptiq... I asked what he was refering to, but I don't think he saw my question. Still, it sounds like there's something else beyond or predating the radio show? I know a lot of magazines have little themed editorial pages after some manga, so perhaps it was something like that for a while?

Man, I have some old issues buried very, very deeply somewhere in my condo, I should try and locate them again now... >_<;
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Old 2007-04-26, 22:11   Link #13
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Q: What the heck is a QUO card. I did a google search and I think its a debit card, but I cant read the website so I dunno.
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Old 2007-04-27, 09:43   Link #14
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Q: What the heck is a QUO card. I did a google search and I think its a debit card, but I cant read the website so I dunno.
It's a pre-paid debit card that can be used in the shops listed here: http://www.quocard.com/member/ (site in Japanese, but you can see the companies' logo)

Since there are many popular chain stores that take QUO cards, many have jumped on the bandwagon to advertise their goods on these cards (in this case, Comptiq advertising moe~ characters onto QUO cards, which obviously Konata does anything she can to get her hands on them but will never use them)
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It's a pre-paid debit card that can be used in the shops listed here: http://www.quocard.com/member/ (site in Japanese, but you can see the companies' logo)

Since there are many popular chain stores that take QUO cards, many have jumped on the bandwagon to advertise their goods on these cards (in this case, Comptiq advertising moe~ characters onto QUO cards, which obviously Konata does anything she can to get her hands on them but will never use them)
Ahh... So it is like collecting mint postage stamps.

How much do these cards generally cost? I just want to know what amount of money Kotana is spending, buying multiples...
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Old 2007-04-29, 23:26   Link #16
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How much do these cards generally cost? I just want to know what amount of money Kotana is spending, buying multiples...
They work pretty much like gift cards, which means you can put any value you want on them. Standard amount usually ranges from 500 to 10,000 yen though.

The kind of QUO card Konata talks about, however, are more of a type of "collectible goods" geared towards otakus, which are no different from normal cards except they often feature original illustrations of a certain anime/manga/bishojo game series (which makes them highly desirable for the fans). These are often available through online/magazine mail orders or prize drawings (like what Comtiq does). This is pretty much the same with the phone cards, although they have been around for longer.

Just like Konata said, cards like these are mainly for collection purposes, so the cash value on them is usually low (500-1000 yen range), which makes them more affordable for collectors.
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Old 2007-04-30, 19:51   Link #17
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Erm, I'll try asking a third time...Sushi-Y, you mentioned earlier, back before the thread split, something about Akira getting canceled earlier in Comptiq...could you explain what that you meant by that?

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Old 2007-05-01, 12:42   Link #18
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Erm, I'll try asking a third time...Sushi-Y, you mentioned earlier, back before the thread split, something about Akira getting canceled earlier in Comptiq...could you explain what that you meant by that?

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I'll make an attempt at this, but my history with Lucky Star only stems back a few months and I don't buy Comptiq too often, so all this info below is just a guess at what happened ^^;

Yoshimizu Kagami (the manga-ka of the series) wrote and drew the mascot chara for Comptiq. Later he decided to write some several small strip which got some attention, then he decided to drive into Lucky Star.

As Lucky Star got popular, Comptiq asked Yoshimizu to come up with an advertising corner which he came up with the Lucky Channel and later Lucky Paradise which is headed by another character: Sakuraba-sensei (the biology teacher & Kagami's HR teacher - well, at least in her 3rd year). Lucky Paradise is also the production name for Lucky Star.

My guess is Paradise took over and the Channel was moved to the radio to promote. Paradise seems to have a much more of a narrow scope then the Channel as well. That's probably the decision of someone higher up in Kadokawa.
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I'll make an attempt at this, but my history with Lucky Star only stems back a few months and I don't buy Comptiq too often, so all this info below is just a guess at what happened ^^;

Yoshimizu Kagami (the manga-ka of the series) wrote and drew the mascot chara for Comptiq. Later he decided to write some several small strip which got some attention, then he decided to drive into Lucky Star.

As Lucky Star got popular, Comptiq asked Yoshimizu to come up with an advertising corner which he came up with the Lucky Channel and later Lucky Paradise which is headed by another character: Sakuraba-sensei (the biology teacher & Kagami's HR teacher - well, at least in her 3rd year). Lucky Paradise is also the production name for Lucky Star.

My guess is Paradise took over and the Channel was moved to the radio to promote. Paradise seems to have a much more of a narrow scope then the Channel as well. That's probably the decision of someone higher up in Kadokawa.
Naruhodo! Thanks so much for clearing that up more, I had a hunch it was one of those "corner"-type pieces.
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Old 2007-05-03, 10:33   Link #20
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I've heard Lucky Star changed directors. When did that happen? Why?
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