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Old 2007-04-11, 22:46   Link #761
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Maybe because it's loli girls and their discussing about Otaku stuff that is not suitable for ages 10 below or 13 below.

Either way Iam 100% hooked!!! Haruhi has passed the troch to Kona-chan~~!!!
It went beyond my Japanese parsing ability for the most part, as well. .. but ironically I thought it was at it's funniest when the pace was at it's craziest. The street fighter fight scene was hysterical and I adore the OP.

As for the torch being passed.. I don't know; Haruhi has some totally huge shoes to fill
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Old 2007-04-11, 23:59   Link #762
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Ep 1.

First things first, that has got to be the greatest OP sequence ever. Seriously.

I enjoyed that. It's got that surreal nothing-happens type humour that Azumanga absolutely mastered and while, at this stage this isn't as good as that, it's not bad. I think Hidamari Sketch is the benchmark for this... if this manages to be as funny and enjoyable as that, then I'd consider this a wild success. Needless to say, that's a high benchmark.

But, I have my eye on the director. This is the first time since FMP:TSR that Ishihara isn't at the helm of a KyoAni project, and I think it's more than safe to say now that he has immense talent and a proven track record. Yamamoto Hiroshi doesn't (have a proven track record, that is). Obviously it's one thing to have KyoAni in charge of animation, and we all know that they have a near impeccable track record as far as that's concerned, but it's the director that has a greater control over the creative components of the project, and thus more of the responsibility lies with him, as far as pulling off a good or bad anime is concerned. Obviously, in 26 episodes time, we'll know for certain whether Yamamoto has the talent to make it happen here.

Should be good. Obviously this is one of those series that has a very limited appeal, but it appears to be right up my alley. I'd expect it to get better, but it certainly hasn't started badly.
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Old 2007-04-12, 00:26   Link #763
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The following is based on [a.f.k.]'s fansub.

Random Thoughts on Ep01:
---- ----
  • The OP is insane. I haven't had to apply speed-reading skills for some time now. Loving the lyrics.
    .
  • Unsurprisingly, the food segment was a whole lot smoother once I actually understood what they were talking about. Scarily, for some of the conversation, I actually have had similar talks with my friends before; especially on the issue of various cooking methods.

    "SALT!"
    "NO SALT!"
    *cue half-an-hour argument over the merits of adding salt*

    (Yes folks, there ARE men who know how to cook and like to talk about it too)
    .
  • Some of the transitions between conversation topics was a bit abrupt, but it can also be viewed as a realistic example of casual banter between friends which can wildly derail without a moment's notice.
    .
  • Kagami is love. She is shaping up to be my favourite character in Lucky Star. Her remarks on the other girls are often a riot, and she is hilarious when she loses her composure, such as the time she screeched at Miyuki after the physical examination.
    .
  • Lucky Channel remains my favourite part of the episode. For those who do not know yet, the male presenter is the VA of Taniguchi from "Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu".
    .
  • It has been mentioned before already, but I too imagined Akira taking out a smoke when she went into that guttural tone of voice.
    .
  • I am hoping that Lucky Channel will continue, and that they use it as a platform to poke fun at the whole anime industry as a whole. Self-deprecating humour is wonderful when done right.
    .
  • For those wondering about the song that Konata is singing in the ED...

    Uchû Tetsujin Kyodain (1976)
ADD] Some Quotes:

Kagami: "Is this woman a Saint?! That would've never occured to me!"

Cheers.
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Old 2007-04-12, 00:34   Link #764
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  • Uchû Tetsujin Kyodain (1976)
Cheers.
You, my friend, get a cookie from me for the cheesy video! Just think if the Power Rangers were based off of this...

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Old 2007-04-12, 00:39   Link #765
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Originally Posted by Skane View Post
The following is based on [a.f.k.]'s fansub.

Random Thoughts on Ep01:
---- ----
  • The OP is insane. I haven't had to apply speed-reading skills for some time now. Loving the lyrics.
    .
  • Unsurprisingly, the food segment was a whole lot smoother once I actually understood what they were talking about. Scarily, for some of the conversation, I actually have had similar talks with my friends before; especially on the issue of various cooking methods.

    "SALT!"
    "NO SALT!"
    *cue half-an-hour argument over the merits of adding salt*

    (Yes folks, there ARE men who know how to cook and like to talk about it too)
    .
  • Some of the transitions between conversation topics was a bit abrupt, but it can also be viewed as a realistic example of casual banter between friends which can wildly derail without a moment's notice.
    .
  • Kagami is love. She is shaping up to be my favourite character in Lucky Star. Her remarks on the other girls are often a riot, and she is hilarious when she loses her composure, such as the time she screeched at Miyuki after the physical examination.
    .
  • Lucky Channel remains my favourite part of the episode. For those who do not know yet, the male presenter is the VA of Taniguchi from "Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu".
    .
  • It has been mentioned before already, but I too imagined Akira taking out a smoke when she went into that guttural tone of voice.
    .
  • I am hoping that Lucky Channel will continue, and that they use it as a platform to poke fun at the whole anime industry as a whole. Self-deprecating humour is wonderful when done right.
    .
  • For those wondering about the song that Konata is singing in the ED...

    Uchû Tetsujin Kyodain (1976)
ADD] Some Quotes:

Kagami: "Is this woman a Saint?! That would've never occured to me!"

Cheers.
Ah it's a 70's Metal Hero show eh. I hope she sings the opening to Uchu Senkan Yamato. This is honestly the first time I can remember since the Legend of The Galactic Heroes episode of Haruhi that anything Kyoto Animation has done can in any way be construed as manly. Kudos are in order to Kyoto Animation for finally trying to reach out to an area of the market that isn't affiliated soley with moe again. Well they won my vote for at least a little while as long as they keep up the nostalgic openings that's more than enough to offset any amount of moe that may get grating during the gags.

See it's not that hard to get me to like something, the companies just have to try and show they care, like they have been lately.

Let's get em started:

Saraba chikyuu yo tabidatsu fune wa
Uchuu senkan yamato
Uchuu no kanata Isukanderu e
Unmei seoi ima tobidatsu
Kanarazu koko e kaette kuruto
Te wo furu hito ni egao de kotae
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Old 2007-04-12, 00:47   Link #766
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She's in the ~130cm height range that Kona 女
If that's true, she's *really* a little doll for a 17yr old (my wife is 150cm). As far as the references Kona makes, she's quite unencumbered by "gender expectations" that the industry tries to channel on her. Shounen, shojo, fighting games, moe, you name it she does it

In some regard, she reminds me a bit of my older son's girlfriend in personality (however, she's tall and white) -- console gamer, D&D'r, MMOer, FPSer, SCAer, etc etc etc. Definitely doesn't fit in with the mundanes...
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Old 2007-04-12, 00:58   Link #767
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A friend that plays FFXI, just told me he saw a female character named "Konata" while playing today.

Makes me wonder how many Konata's wanna-be will appear in online games from now on?
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Old 2007-04-12, 01:01   Link #768
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Konata is a fictional representation of an internet myth known as a "girl who plays MMORPGs". As a former FFXI player myself (my avatar gives that away), I never believed that myth that a girl would ever play an MMORPG...so does this mean that Lucky☆Star qualifies under the "fantasy" and "myth" genre for me? ^_^

And don't worry Kaioshin_dono, as I recognise people based on their signatures, not their avatars. ^_^
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Old 2007-04-12, 01:05   Link #769
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Konata is a fictional representation of an internet myth known as a "girl who plays MMORPGs". As a former FFXI player myself (my avatar gives that away), I never believed that myth that a girl would ever play an MMORPG...so does this mean that Lucky☆Star qualifies under the "fantasy" and "myth" genre for me? ^_^
ughhh, trust me... girl mmogamer are overrated while isn't exactly as common as guy gamer, they are a handful sometimes.
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Old 2007-04-12, 01:11   Link #770
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Both my son's girlfriends, and three of my female friends just *laugh* when they hear that as they play WoW, Camelot, or "FPS of choice"

Most women conceal their gender in games because the immature assjerk factor is so high.
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Old 2007-04-12, 01:12   Link #771
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Konata is a fictional representation of an internet myth known as a "girl who plays MMORPGs". As a former FFXI player myself (my avatar gives that away), I never believed that myth that a girl would ever play an MMORPG...so does this mean that Lucky☆Star qualifies under the "fantasy" and "myth" genre for me? ^_^

And don't worry Kaioshin_dono, as I recognise people based on their signatures, not their avatars. ^_^
Good because Zeta is there forever.

I know girls play MMORPG's because somebody I work with plays World of Warcraft. I refuse to play MMO's because of the fact I find level grinds and having to talk to people I don't know and am probably (99% certain) I don't like to be a nightmare that I'd have to be paid to endure, rather than pay to endure. RPG's you play offline however, much more fun and comprehendable. MMO's? NO I DON'T FRIGGING BUYING SQUISHY LIQIUD @@@@@@@@@ THANK YOU!

The thought of having to endure anything like that for even 5 minutes sends shivers down my spine.
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Old 2007-04-12, 01:25   Link #772
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Hmmm, I'm assisting in this derail from LuckyStar. Basically, there *are* girls like Kona out there (more and more) but they're just not necessarily standing next to you. We should return to LuckyStar babbling (downloading the a.f.k. sub now to see what they've done with it).
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Old 2007-04-12, 01:31   Link #773
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IMO a.f.k. did a better job. Even if the OP is barely readable with the fast paced change in text, it emulates how those who listen to the song would prolly react (what'd she say?)
I feel that a.f.k. should have left moe untranslated though, seeing as Haruhi as already mentioned moe.

I'm very happy with Lucky Star. OP+ED are awesome. The colors used are very pleasing to the eyes. (Yes, I approve of the color change in Kona-chan's hair now) Kona-chan going Ultraman and the (whatever it's called) pose from Ranma sure is a fun addition. But the highlights of ep.1 have to be Guile, Lucky Channel, and Kagami Hiiragi (<3)
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Old 2007-04-12, 01:44   Link #774
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I'm kinda shocked how so many people are actually taking my words so seriously...of course I know female gamers, I'm just playing along with how "unique" Konata is. ^_^

Hey, no complaints from me. One of the main reasons why I was interested in this was because of Konata herself. It's always more amusing when you can relate to a character, no?
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Old 2007-04-12, 02:08   Link #775
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OP = teh win

That alone made Lucky Star my #1 series of the season...

Ok, that's a total lie, because the main reason why this is my #1 is because I think I'll actually get hooked to this show. Stuff like Manabi Straight, Pani Poni Dash, Hidamari Sketch, Gokujo Seitokai, etc. all put me to sleep halfway through the the first episode and have me quitting the series by the 3rd at the latest, but this series seems different. Reasons includes...

3) No yuri connotations.. (yet???)

2) Kona being an otaku gives me a character I can identify with, not to mention her really otaku influenced mind is amusing to say the least

1) I actually get some of the jokes and laugh! It might be KyoAni with the source, or AFK as the group subbing it, but whatever it is, its working.

So for me liking a show in which genre I usually dislike, Lucky Star receives big points from me.


Now if you'll excuse me, I'm a-gonna watch the OP again (for like what, the fifth time?). Man its as addictive as Haruhi ED... who else wants a full dance routine as a bonus for the DVD releases? XD


EDIT: Best joke this episode would be by far Kona's way of eating ice cream. Push and pull action? ROTFL!
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Old 2007-04-12, 02:08   Link #776
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Gomen, I'm so used to indignant gamers who refuse to believe the possibility...

I was flipping through the first episode.... okay, I *love* the camera work, especially when they have closeups of Tsukasa, Kona, and Miyuki --- and all you see of Kona is her antennae and ahoge.

And yes, I've watched the OP a dozen times.. especially the first 20 seconds or so.... the fluidity is just ... its just ... yeah.
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Old 2007-04-12, 02:12   Link #777
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...and all you see of Kona is her antennae and ahoge.
I hope they do that at least one more time; so funny .
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Old 2007-04-12, 02:14   Link #778
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Hmmm, I'm assisting in this derail from LuckyStar. Basically, there *are* girls like Kona out there (more and more) but they're just not necessarily standing next to you.
wait till you meet girls that watch hentai
alright, let's not go there... i feel like i m a babbling old fool

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Not against yuri fan but hmmm i hope that won't occur among the characters.
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Old 2007-04-12, 02:35   Link #779
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Actually.... my son's girlfriend's college dormmate was *really* fond of tentacle anime and other very strange stuff --- O.o now *she* was scary cute <blink blink is it time to run now, eh?>

After 3 volumes of reading L*S, I've not noticed any yuri --- some double entendre (usuallly from Konata-chan).
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Actually.... my son's girlfriend's college dormmate was *really* fond of tentacle anime and other very strange stuff --- O.o now *she* was scary cute <blink blink is it time to run now, eh?>
Female nerds can be really bizarre sometimes. I remember a girl in undergrad that wasn't unattractive by any stretch of the imagination that had a strange fixation for hentai. Yuri, no less (I know what you're thinking, and she wasn't). Bizarre.

Are we off-topic, yet?
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