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Old 2007-04-12, 15:17   Link #861
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Ayakashi Ayashi didn't have mass appeal. Still, it was a show i loved to pieces. As for Lucky Star, i think that any studio could get away with animated it, sure it looks pretty with Kyoani, though that doesn't make an adaptation from a 4-koma manga.
It would never sell as well though, not a chance. Kyoto Animation is the Mr. Noodles of anime, they have brand power.

The only thing that surprised me here so far regarding the popularity of the show is that it isn't that popular relatively speaking. It's has just the right degree of exposure at the moment to make it enjoyable without rubbing its existence in everyone elses faces, but that when you go to the board to talk about it, odds are somebody's actually listening. It's fun and it gets people talking without consuming them. I'm going to set the episode to download for when I get home tonight so then I can talk about what went on. I expect to enjoy it far more than Haruhi as it's perfectly avoidable when I'm in the mood for something else, and I can enjoy it on my own terms.
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Old 2007-04-12, 15:19   Link #862
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You gotta be kidding me.....
It's either their mocking, making a parody or advertising Haruhi Sumiya. But imho that's what you call branching market. Their using Lucky Stars characters to advertise other anime as well the Fate/Stay Night the cover mag tells it all LOL
Maybe that's why they're otaku's and gamers in the story.
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Old 2007-04-12, 15:21   Link #863
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It would never sell as well though, not a chance. Kyoto Animation is the Mr. Noodles of anime, they have brand power.

The only thing that surprised me here so far regarding the popularity of the show is that it isn't that popular relatively speaking. It's has just the right degree of exposure at the moment to make it enjoyable without rubbing its existence in everyone elses faces, but that when you go to the board to talk about it, odds are somebody's actually listening. It's fun and it gets people talking without consuming them. I'm going to set the episode to download for when I get home tonight so then I can talk about what went on. I expect to enjoy it far more than Haruhi as it's perfectly avoidable when I'm in the mood for something else, and I can enjoy it on my own terms.
What's Mr. Noodles?

So it's recovered from everyone flaming it? I was worried it might end up as KyoAni's black sheep or something.
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Old 2007-04-12, 15:23   Link #864
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What's Mr. Noodles?

So it's recovered from everyone flaming it? I was worried it might end up as KyoAni's black sheep or something.
Well its definitely their least popular series to date, but that also makes it far less stifling. You don't feel like somebodies going to jump out of the bushes and call you a troll or an enemy of Haruhism if you so much as point out one minor flaw in the show.

And Mr. Noodles is a popular brand of Ramen Noodles in North America.
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Old 2007-04-12, 15:25   Link #865
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Well its definitely their least popular series to date, but that also makes it far less stifling. You don't feel like somebodies going to jump out of the bushes and call you a troll or an enemy of Haruhism if you so much as point out one minor flaw in the show.

And Mr. Noodles is a popular brand of Ramen Noodles in North America.
Goodness, I'm glad I didn't haunt the Haruhi forums, then. I would've been scared out of liking the show.

I eat Maruchan ramen.
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Old 2007-04-12, 15:27   Link #866
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Lucky Star is the first show to give off the same kind of vibes as Azumanga Daioh, which is a big plus in my book. It's something that none of the other school comedies have accomplished: Pani Poni Dash, Doki Doki School Hours, School Rumble or Strawberry Marshmallow.

So far, I don't think that it's even close to having the warmth of Azumanga Daioh, but then again, it's only the first episode, so there's plenty of room for improvement. On another note, I like the style of the jokes, but I wonder if it might refer to the otaku culture too much to be effective. It doesn't seem to be a problem yet, but it may start to lean that way.
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Old 2007-04-12, 15:29   Link #867
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Like Kaioshin_dono, I too am happy with the fact that not everyone's going crazy over Lucky☆Star, so we can still enjoy it in peace. Fans can be ridiculous on both sides of the spectrum. >.>

Anyway, personally my favorite part was actually when Konata was explaining how she has over a hundred friends and is in a party every night. I was eating lunch while watching the subbed version of that, and I just burst out laughing with rice and chicken in my mouth because I knew exactly where that conversation was going. Niche, yes, but it works for me.
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Old 2007-04-12, 15:41   Link #868
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Lucky Star is the first show to give off the same kind of vibes as Azumanga Daioh, which is a big plus in my book. It's something that none of the other school comedies have accomplished: Pani Poni Dash, Doki Doki School Hours, School Rumble or Strawberry Marshmallow.
Amen to that! It's similar to Azumanga since it's more on the REAL side, no powers, super strength, super natural entities...etc. Which is also a big plus in my book, ever since I saw Azumanga I felt I wanted to watch more realistic animes like Hajime no Ippo. Though the designs are loli and MOE it doesn't matter since the way they carry themselves and the conversations to good and the reactions are well timed.
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Old 2007-04-12, 15:49   Link #869
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geez are the voice over girls' voices actually this high? or do they receive special training or maybe even helium or something?
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Old 2007-04-12, 15:50   Link #870
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Then we move on to Lucky Star and I learn from Konata that Foreigners are evil and she proceeds to beat the crap out of a western male. So now we are not only apparently subordinate to women and douches, but now we are evil "Evil Male Gaijin" and need to be taught a lesson by lolis.
Evil Gaijins are nothing new in the world of cliche in asian medias. Where were you when there were those old 1970s/1980s HK movies where foreigners and sometime japanese were portrayed in the least flattering light?
Moreover, the bunch of causasian people who goes to asian countries just to score on asian chicks does not help into getting a better perception of the "wide-eyed devils" (like some chinese people said) from an asian point of view.
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Old 2007-04-12, 15:53   Link #871
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or stick to the literal original "untranslated" names and leave it to the fans to look up the stuff they don't know on their own (wikipedia is your friend!).
The problem with that is that it's somewhat hit and miss. For example, I've been running through Azumanga Daioh - and I still can't find anything that explains what "Summer Service Day" is, and why that might be preferred to the start of the autumn quarter so much that Chio-chan has to do her "Motivation" spell (ep 22)...
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Old 2007-04-12, 15:54   Link #872
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This is all strictly uber-IMHO, but I personally feel that foreign otaku ought to as a matter of course develop a good knowledge of Japanese cuisine...preferably first hand experience, but otherwise from context in manga, anime, and dorama. However, I know that Japanese food can be really, well, foreign to new fans in particular and even daunting or very "alien".
So... does watching fansubbed anime make me an Otaku or something? Because I'd honestly like to avoid that label.
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Old 2007-04-12, 16:05   Link #873
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The problem with that is that it's somewhat hit and miss. For example, I've been running through Azumanga Daioh - and I still can't find anything that explains what "Summer Service Day" is, and why that might be preferred to the start of the autumn quarter so much that Chio-chan has to do her "Motivation" spell (ep 22)...
If my memory hasn't failed me yet, I'm pretty sure it's just what it sounds like: going to school for a few days during summer break for various things (not sure what things).
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Old 2007-04-12, 16:07   Link #874
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Dadadadadada....it's not daddy but a secret finishing move passed on to Konata Izumi!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDX1cM4Tc4c

really people can think alot of parodies for this anime and it's very fresh!!!
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Old 2007-04-12, 16:19   Link #875
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You gotta be kidding me.....


The FUNNY thing is that Lucky Star always/originally drew their manga that way. So I'm suspecting that once again Haruhi's screen adaptation was a chronologically reverse adaptation of baseline archetypes.

I need to check the original release dates of the 4-koma strips for Lucky Star but I'm pretty sure they precede the production and airing of Haruhi.

Haruhists have to remember that the show is a *reflection* parody of anime standard archetypes built off of a science fiction light novel series that invoked many of those same motifs.

You'll note there are many differences as well as similiarities in the trio.

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geez are the voice over girls' voices actually this high? or do they receive special training or maybe even helium or something?
Never hung around japanese teenage girls (or japanese women for that matter), eh? They're small... they have voices that only dolphins can hear if they want to.

I married into a whole family of them and we do a lot of volunteer work with exchange students ... so I get to hear the gamut. If you'll notice via the Lucky Channel segment, they *can* do low voicing but the more excited happy they get the more ultrasonic it gets.
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Never hung around japanese teenage girls (or japanese women for that matter), eh? They're small... they have voices that only dolphins can hear if they want to.

I married into a whole family of them and we do a lot of volunteer work with exchange students ... so I get to hear the gamut. If you'll notice via the Lucky Channel segment, they *can* do low voicing but the more excited happy they get the more ultrasonic it gets.
Yea I was amazed when I started watching some live action series and such that alot of thier voices just sounded like that....Kinda creepy, but very much cute.

As for the series hype and all that Kyoani nonsense...Honestly i'd never even heard of the show and didnt even touch it until A.F.K put out a sub and guessed it was worth a try. Now that I know whose animating it that explains the really great OP, but doesnt really change my overall opinion on the series so far...Mildly enjoyable with some good potential to become more entertaining later.
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Old 2007-04-12, 17:04   Link #878
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LOL. God, good pic .
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Old 2007-04-12, 17:10   Link #879
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I don't think this has been mentioned, but...

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Old 2007-04-12, 17:11   Link #880
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Gotta admit this show do good desserts during the April anime season frenzy.
Mild, but not overwhelming. Taste great after all that gravy and grills with cheese stuffings.
I guess im one of the few oddballs who actually enjoyed the food talk part eh? I like food, rather appealing to me since I usually cook my own snacks and think of those meaningless questions of eating habits as well

Nightingale's meaningless habit#1:
The art of instant noodles!
Nightingale's meaningless habit#2:
The ratio of milk and egg for scramble eggs!
Nightingale's meaningless habit#3:
.............
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.............Wait I'm not done yet O__O;

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