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Old 2008-09-27, 12:18   Link #221
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*Watches*
In short, it was good. Especially
Spoiler for The scene which I liked the most:
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Old 2008-09-27, 12:19   Link #222
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AHHH~ KAGAMIKU!!!!!!

Now that I've got my inane fanboy mode out of the way, the LS OVA is finally upon us, and it lives up to its name of even more slice-of-life of our favourite girls.


Some highlights for a long LS episode.

Cherry sketch:
A day in the life of Cherry, Minami's doggy. LOL at poor Hiyori getting smacked at by him. (Cherry's a "he" right?)


MMORPG sketch:
Finally, the MMORPG that Konata and Nanako-sensei plays is revealed, in full 3D. It's even got quite advance character customization in that the avatars resemble their real-life counterparts.

Poor Tsukasa being mute for such a long time because she didn't realize she could simply hit enter when typing her lines in these sort of games.


Tsunderella Kagamin sketch:
Kagamin gets bored and dreams of herself as a reluctant Cinderella, featuring Konata in her Nagato-robes as her fairy godmother.

Konata's first Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo was turning Kagamin into a goth-loli maid.

And then Kagamin gets momentarily turned into Tohsaka Rin. *faints*

And finally, her final form: KAGAMIKU!!! (OK, OK, that's it for me. )

A wordplay on the word for "ball". Instead of taking Kagamiku to a ball (butoukai 舞踏会), she takes her to a martial arts tournament (budoukai 武道会).

Once past midnight, Konata loses her fairy godmother powers, and they end up with her house outside in the middle of the street. (Long story) In order to dispel the spell, Kagamin is required to say something embarrassing.

Kagamin wakes up, realizing it was a dream, though unfortunately she blurted the out the censored word, in front of Tsukasa, much to her great embarrassment. (Having read what others have said what it really is, it's all the more funnier)


Volleyball sketch:
It's not often you see Tsukasa fired-up for things. She was totally adorable when she cried after getting her face smacked by the ball accidentally from none other than her sister.


Lost in mountains during field trip sketch:
Amazed Tsukasa managed to fall for the same horror prank twice by Konata.

Konata finally acknowledges what the LS fans have been saying about Miyuki's knowledge: "As expected from Mi-Wiki!"


Horror sketch:
Good use of fish-eyed cam for the "horror" effect, though the mood was quickly dispelled by the sudden Code Geass reference for both Zero (I am Zero and I have returned) and Rollo (I'll use you dry like a rag), as well as a joke on Miyuki's seiyuu Endo Aya concerning Macross Frontier. (Endo Aya is of course Sheryl, the "Galactic Fairy". )

Of course, it wouldn't be a horror sketch without horror, and so Keroro and Tamama obligingly appear in a cameo and curses the girls, turning them into minature Nendoroids with frog suits.


Anime Tencho cameo in the MMORPG:
I think Tencho's a merchant and was hoping "Legendary Girl A" would pay custom to his shop even in the online world as well. Though it seems Konata has a habit of putting her character in "AFK" mode for a very long time.


Live Action Lucky Channel:
WTF at Shiraishi with his afro hair and yaranaika tie. LOL

Shiraishi getting sprayed by a hose for nearly a minute.


The appointment of different directors was notable in the various directing styles of the sketches.

Most characters returned for this special, though notably absent were Konata's dad and Yutaka's sister, Yui.


In conclusion, I wouldn't say this OVA is the best LS episode EVAR, but it lives up to its usual reputation of giving a smile to the audience face while enjoying each sketch on its own.
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Old 2008-09-27, 12:23   Link #223
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One thing im mad about, No subbing during the Lucky Channel!!! The part were Kagamin says after the dream, I think that was done to due popular KagamiXKonata fan art...
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Old 2008-09-27, 12:56   Link #224
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Quote:
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Spoiler for ova:
LOL, I never noticed that before. Poor Nanako, still single despite her looks. You can always marry me, you know?
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Old 2008-09-27, 13:05   Link #225
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I saw the English subs, compared with the Chinese subs I saw earlier, I say these subs got it pretty much there, though I appreciate my subs do not include self-pandering and props thrown to people who I and many other people do not know of.

Maybe it's just me, but the audio during the Lucky Channel part was off.

I planned to compare every sub released out there and decide which's the best to keep based on one line, that line that Kagami sprouted out while waking up. Let's see who can do the best.

I'll give a B for this particular English sub.
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Old 2008-09-27, 13:11   Link #226
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Maybe it's just me, but the audio during the Lucky Channel part was off.
It's not just you, it was off for me too. x.x

Overall I loved the OVA, though that last sketch was pretty strange. o.o I really hope they make another one though. ^_^
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Old 2008-09-27, 14:08   Link #227
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There were two overkills yesterday. Kagami and Konata featured two matches in 2th round of Japan Saimoe together. Partially because of this OVA, they kicked opponents' asses easily and headed to yuri world (the later part is my fantasy).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peanutbutter003 View Post
I planned to compare every sub released out there and decide which's the best to keep based on one line, that line that Kagami sprouted out while waking up. Let's see who can do the best.

I'll give a B for this particular English sub.
Please post your result when you done. I'd like to know if there is better sub over there than the one I currently own.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers
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Old 2008-09-27, 14:41   Link #228
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The MMORPG sketch was definitely my favorite part. ^.^
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Old 2008-09-27, 16:16   Link #229
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This OVA was pretty much what I'd expect from Lucky Star, which is always a good thing. I can't wait to watch the subbed version. :3
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Old 2008-09-27, 16:19   Link #230
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Old 2008-09-27, 16:47   Link #231
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Hii!!!

Shoutz to AnimeSuki!

I'm glad that you people liked my subs, although they might not be *perfect*.
Well, first of all, the bulk of my Japanese knowledge is due to half a year of self-studying. So maybe my translations were off sometimes; I don't know.

Well, I subbed the OVA yesterday mainly because my friend was dying for a subbed one. It was time-consuming... I don't have a team of fansubbers and all that. It was all done by me, so that was kind of stressful too. Oh and I didn't use the Chinese subs to help; I can't use Simplified Chinese anyways (I can make do with Traditional, although I'm still not so good). Dictionary, dictionary, dictionary... =.=

By the way, that one line when Kagami woke up - there really isn't a very easy way to translate this into English, although I know what it means. This kind of conflict happens particularly with East Asian languages. Anyone who's better at English, offer a suggestion?

Next time I'll have improved at Japanese!

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Old 2008-09-27, 16:50   Link #232
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I really like the background music in certain sections.
I'm looking forward to these releases.
An OVA soundtrack maybe?
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Old 2008-09-27, 16:53   Link #233
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btw, was that konata serve a haruhi parody?

EDIT: dont worry, that was a stupid question... it was a BLATENT parody
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Old 2008-09-27, 18:18   Link #234
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I loved it, didn't like Lucky Channel, and didn't get that Zero thing :-D
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Old 2008-09-27, 18:45   Link #235
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My review of each section... sorry if this is boring to others.

1st Story: Cherry-chan
The first time I watched it, I thought it was kind of stupid and boring. But I watched it again and found it a lot cuter. I laughed when Hiyori got attacked, though. I totally didn't get Patricia's "stupid dog, tuna dog" rant, though. (I don't remeber Patricia's voice being that loud in the anime, too...) I did really enjoy Yutaka's "Santa Clause is Coming to Town" to "Cherry-chan wa kawaii na" very much ~ !

2nd Story: Online Game
Tsukasa in this section is really funny! It reminds me of all the times that I would start to play a new game and wouldn't know what to do. My favorite part is when she starts to eat by accident. I did like when they did their "victory" pose and it was the Haruhi dance pose, too... knew they would slip that in somewhere...

3rd Story: Konata the Mage
First off, I'd really like to see what kind of dance the Hiiragi-ke is going to... but we never will know, I guess. I think Kona-chan is quite creative with her carriages. Lots of otaku fun in this one... Yuki... Rin... Miku... a maid... shrine maiden... and most likely several others I didn't recognize. I would have liked to see Kagamin as Misao's bride. This seems like a lot of geek-oriented fun shoved into too little time, but Konata is so honesty strange in this that it might be my favorite.

4th Story: Playing Volleyball
This one is nice! The animation is better than the rest, also. Misao's spirit is very inspiring, and Kagami-chan is always looking out for her sister. And even though she lost, Tsukasa gained some experience in independance.

5th Story: Hike
I didn't really enjoy this one. But it was nice seeing a story just for the four main charachters. I do really like seeing those few times when Tsukasa actually comes in handy, like when she knows the stars to show them the right direction. But then she keeps getting scared by a mean Konata... I feel really bad for her 'cause my friends do that to me all the time and I hate it!! Like in "Probably Around Episode Sixteen"

6th Story: Pet Shop
What. the. fuck.

7th Story: Death of Sales Clerk
RIP #1 fan of Densetsu no Shojo A.

8th Story: Live-Action Lucky Channel
If the subbers had actually subbed this part, or at least had the audio fit with the video in some vuage degree, I would comment on it.

I liked everything except for the subbers. AFK, why didn't you sub this one?
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Old 2008-09-27, 19:28   Link #236
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The highlight of this OVA is obviously Kagami waking from her dream, sputtering lines that slip from her hidden and personal vault.

Aside from that, I really enjoyed watching the first year students flutter about, especially Yutaka.
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Old 2008-09-27, 20:20   Link #237
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-_- I found the Tuna dog part... offensive. Tunas are never to be regarded negatively. XD
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Old 2008-09-27, 20:43   Link #238
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I just read the Random Curiosity review and screen caps..... wow, that's a lot of OVA.
Love the sketch format rather than some long silly story.
Though I'm not thrilled with Lucky*Channel - I'm interested in seeing the VAs live-action because that is almost always quite entertaining.
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Old 2008-09-27, 21:00   Link #239
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found a .hack reference. When they were talking about games that look like online game but are actually single player games xD. Fits description of .hack perfectly

edit: BTW what is that song on the background on 22:42?

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Old 2008-09-27, 21:24   Link #240
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This was quite enjoyable. It was a bit lengthy of an OVA which was cool and I loved all the anime refrences. Each little sketch was enjoyable, in particular the dream and videogame ones.
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