07
Oct
08

The Lucky Star OVA

Ah, finally got the time to post this episodic. Though you can’t really call it an episodic since it’s just one OVA.

Also, yes, I’m late.

I was looking forward to this greatly, and while I didn’t know what to expect (except for maybe a Kagamiku) I felt watching it would be worth it, especially since I’m an LS fan as well.

The OVA is split into different parts, all with seemingly no chronological order whatsoever.


Oh you perverted dog.

The first part involves Minami’s house, and centers around her dog, Cherry. The main cast make their appearance in and around the house, some visiting, while others simply passing by. This part was simple and slow, except for the part where Cherry brutally assaults Hiyori:


Ouch.

Also, kawaii Yutaka is kawaii.

I didn’t get the part at the end though, when Minami goes all emo over her dog being sick, then the dog closing its eyes. Meh.

Next part has Kagami and Tsukasa playing an MMORPG (in full 3D) with Konata and Kuroi-sensei (which may or may not be the MMO mentioned in the series), stating the reason that Kagami was a fan of the novelist who scripted the anime which inspired the game.

Holy crap, that’s a mouthful.

The 4 of them take on the roles of players normally seen in most MMOs, namely Konata being the contributer (to the gaming community), Kuroi-sensei being the grinder (grinding all the way during Golden Week), Kagami being the average player (knowing just enough), and Tsukasa being the newbie.

Extreme newbie, to be precise.

Also, lol @ the Hare Hare Yukai pose, especially with that random player posing with them on the very right, then leaving immediately after.

Things also occur in the background of the scenes shown in the MMO, like PK-ing (Player Killing). Look out for them. ^.^

Next part is the dream sequence, where Kagami is left alone in the house and experiences a very strange dream.

Very

very

strange indeed.

Also, Kagami-rin and Kagamiku! The fact that this is Kagami’s dream probably shows that she has some sort of otaku side to her after all. 😉

The dream turns out to be a parody of your average Cinderella story, though instead of dancing with the prince, the main character has to fight for him (and against him in the end) in a wrestling tournament.

Did I mention the prince happens to be Misao? XD

It’s a shame Kagami rejects the “prince” and goes straight home. Kagamiku in a wrestling tournament would be epic.


“Let’s join our bodies~”

Also, lol @ Kagami waking up, and Tsukasa’s reaction. I bet all the Konata x Kagami fans are happy.

Next up is the volleyball scene. I’ve been told this was a parody of some old anime called “Attack No. 1” though I’ve never watched it, so how would I know. >.>

LOL @ failed JET STREAM ATTACK.

This part had a bit of drama in it, though it ends with smiles so it’s all good.

Note to self: Never jump into the net.

Next is the hiking skit…or rather the “getting lost while out hiking” skit. Let that be a lesson to those who forget their compasses! Miyuki does the narrating in this one, since she’s telling the story to her mother.


The effect of ghost stories at night. Note how nobody makes any attempt to console her.

Also, fierce Sensei is fierce. Thankfully she calms down and lets them have their dinner anyway.

Lastly, some surreal take into the Lucky Star world. Echoing voices? Check. Dark atmosphere? Check. Use of strange angles and reflections? Check.

Some anime references here as well (I’m not mentioning all of them here btw), including Soul Eater and the obvious Code Geass (as if “I AM ZERO!” isn’t obvious enough :P).

And then more mindfuck.


Keroro reference…


…gone mad.

Then Konata wakes up, to find that they’ve turned into frogs.

Shiraishi does his “wawawawasuremono~” here, then the film reel breaks up and ends.

Meito makes his final appearance in the MMO, attempting to set up shop and sell his epic loot to Legendary Girl A. Unfortunately for him, she happens to be AFK (Away From Keyboard). ^.^;

There’s also a live-action Lucky Channel during the credits. Akira doesn’t go tsun-tsun this time (unlike the series), and her high voice is cute, as well as her long sleeved seifuku. Shiraishi is seen wearing a Yaranaika tie. Whether this is a reference to the infamous manga, Minami-ke, or just plain humour is unknown.


In your face, Shiraishi.

Well, that’s it then. The OVA itself was basically meant for LS fans and otakus in general, so if you got all the references (Gundam, Code Geass, Soul Eater, Hatsune Miku, Fate/Stay Night, Macross Frontier) then congratulations, you’re a true otaku. Otherwise, you’re just like me, a bit clueless here and there. XD

As a whole, this OVA was alright. It wasn’t stellar, but neither was it horrible beyond measure. It satiated my thirst for moar LS, and I think I can rest easier now. LOL

I doubt there’ll be a second season, despite other people’s opinions that there should be, since there’s not really much to go through. (except for maybe the rest of the manga…but I’m not familiar with that. orz)

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6 Responses to “The Lucky Star OVA”


  1. October 10, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    great job there.. must have put in alot of effort in this.

    *Thumbs*

    my fav. scene was the MMO scenes.. totally hilarious!

  2. October 11, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    why my comment… missing -.-

  3. 3 TheFuzzy
    October 12, 2008 at 2:21 am

    @AC: Fixed. Akismet must really hate you LOL

  4. October 16, 2008 at 12:02 am

    I think there were a couple of SZS references too, IIRC.

  5. October 16, 2008 at 12:04 am

    I think there were a couple of SZS references too, IIRC.

  6. 6 lovelyduckie
    October 29, 2008 at 9:43 am

    The OVAs were ok…but I don’t know, they just didn’t live up to any of the episodes from the anime series for me. The only worthwhile part was seeing Kagami cosplaying.


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