Welcome to the review! I am RishRaff as your primary reviewer. B-Ro will also be providing a review this week. As for what anime we are reviewing, today we will be covering the moe heavy anime known as Lucky☆Star. It is actually the first anime I ever watched (aside from Pokemon). Please beware of possible minor SPOILERS!So without further ado, let us begin the review!
Summary: Having fun in school, doing homework together, cooking and eating, playing videogames, watching anime. All those little things make up the daily life of the anime—and chocolate-loving—Izumi Konata and her friends. Sometimes relaxing but more than often simply funny! -MyAnimeList
Lucky☆Star does not honestly have much plot, and is mostly episodic in nature, in that each episode is its own self contained story. While this is not bad, it makes it rather difficult to review the actual plot of the series. The best thing to say is that the series makes good use of the format, and most stories are rather enjoyable. However, this can be off putting to someone who would rather watch a full and cohesive plot.
The characters for the series are rather entertaining, but do suffer from some cliches. While this is mostly used to comedic effect, it can be a bit tiring. The cast can also get overwhelming in the second half of the show, when a vast number of additional girls join the original four girls. Lastly, there is little development in the characters due again to the episodic nature of the show. The characters are extremely cute though, adding greatly to the moe feeling of the show.
The animation for this series is quite cutesy and simple, and nothing to write home about. As the anime is also older, the animation style may be a bit off putting initially, but all together it lends itself well enough to the show.
The soundtrack for the show is pretty decent, and always keeps the show rather lighthearted. However, the opening is kind of annoying to me personally, but you might enjoy it.
The show is not real heavy on themes, but the single most prevalent theme in Lucky☆Star is friendship. No matter the annoyance the girls cause each other, they always stay friends at the end of the day. The show does a fantastic job sticking to its comedy and slice of life genre, and the abundance of references make the show so worth re-watching for me.
Final Score: 8.6/10
Final Grade: B
Lucky☆Star was a really fun anime to watch. It was a very well put together slice of life and comedy anime. A lot of the jokes come from anime references which really makes the show if you have seen enough anime. The characters are also really great, the four main characters all parody types of common anime character personalities. That being said it is a slice of life and a comedy, so the characters don’t grow too much if at all. When I first started to watch this anime I did not like the animation, but over time it grew on me because it fit so well with the light heartedness of the anime. Over all this is a great anime and I would give it an 8.5 out of 10. I recommend this to any anime veteran, but with that said if you are new to anime or have not seen many anime from the time it came out don’t watch it. I say that only because it is such a good anime because of the references. – B-Ro
Final Comments: Lucky☆Star is an anime full of cute moe girls with plenty of comedy and references to keep the more experience viewer easily entertained. It should be noted that this anime should not be taken overly seriously.
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