Lucky Star – 15
There’s a huge line snaking out from the anime store – and our four girls (Miyuki included!) are somewhere near the end. While it’s not yet clear what they’re in line for, it’s indeed odd that Konata would be near the back of the line for anything anime-related. A possible explanation stems from Miyuki being with them – maybe they had to make allowances for time so she could go with them? Maybe Tsukasa was cleaning her room? Why exactly are they in line, anyways?
Apparently, they’re there to draw lots, which lets them buy tickets for some concert. No luck for Konata and Kagami, but Tsukasa and Miyuki score. Isn’t it uncanny how that always happens – the ones who have no emotional investment and are just there for the atmosphere are the ones who always win. Each lot probably lets you buy two tickets (can someone confirm this?) so all 4 girls are off to the concert!
Concert indeed – it’s none other than Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekisou, that Haruhi live featuring all the SOS-Dan girls. See that fourth picture – that’s the Lucky Star version of Hirano Aya! We saw Chihara Minori at ComiKet, so I guess Goto Yuko is the only one left. Konata is so moved by the performance that she’s completely frozen.
Have you ever experienced that? It’s happened to me once, when I came within two feet of Michael Jordan at one of his basketball camps. While everyone around me was cheering and yelling, I was completely nailed to the floor, my jaw placid with awe – I was in the presence of greatness! At any rate, I thought this scene did a good job of capturing that spirit. Konata the rabid fan was devoid of all words when in the presence of the one she admired the most. Of course, there’s a sick kind of irony considering Hirano Aya is voicing a character that idolizes… Hirano Aya, but that’s all in good fun.
Next, the four girls head off to do some sakura viewing, where there’s typically a lot of those same stalls we saw back in the festival episode (the one with Yui-neesan). By the way, Konata asks Kagami, what happened with that goldfish you caught back then? Well… it looks like Kagami fed Kyoppi-chan too much food, at it became rather huge. “Are you gonna eat it?”
Back in the Izumi household, Konadad has some hay fever, so decides to undergo his henshin sequence and don a mask and glasses. Which makes him look exactly like a mugger or a stalker. Strangely appropriate.
The next morning is April 1st – and Americans aren’t the only ones with a bad sense of humor on this day. Konata calls up Kagami and tells her she’s finished all her homework… what what what!! Oh, April Fool’s. Then, Kuroi-sensei calls up Konata and tells her she accidentally erased the save file in that game she borrowed. WHAT?! Oh, April Fool’s. Don’t you just HATE that?
Elsewhere, Kagami asks Tsukasa if she fooled anyone. “Yea…” “Say what? Who? How?” “Just now… that was a lie, I haven’t fooled anyone…” Oh Tsukasa.
One last one – that night at the Izumi house, Konadad sits down and asks Konata what she would think if he were to get remarried. “No biggie.” Wait, what? Don’t you want to know what your new mother is like? “Well, what kind of person is she?” Izumi Konata, will never be had twice on April Fool’s Day.
While I’m on the subject, I gotta say that many fansubbers have a terrible sense of humor on April 1st.
Other happenings this episode:
And we all know how impressionable Konata is after her encounter with Marimite. So how does a new school year amidst the sakura petals feel like to her? Ever since that whore Nemu took Kotori’s rightful place as the alpha female I’ve harbored ill feelings for the series, but leave it to Konata to win me back over. A new school year… new encounters… new romance… Konata Da Capo is a fearsome thing indeed.
Lucky Channel 15: Kogami Akira Live announced for next episode! Akira is pumped off and finishes the segment off with some unparalleled synchronization~
ED: 「恋のミノル伝説」 (Koi no Minoru Densetsu) by 白石稔 (Shiraishi Minoru)
Mi-mi-miracle Minorun-run. Oh man.
A totally unexpected start – and yet not totally unsurprising. Hirano Aya looks cute regardless if she’s animated or real life! The rest of the episode was pretty standard antics from the girls, and the April Fool’s segment was fun to watch. Like most of the other episodes, so much of what they do and what they say really hits home because they’re all things we’ve experienced in our own lives and never really thought about – but to see it in this animated form really brings out the comedy in our own lives. And maybe, to those who wish they lived in an anime, brought them closer to realizing their dream.
Konata Da Capo was out of this world. Not only does she play all the main characters, but also the male lead as well. Did you guys notice that Utamaru was replaced by the bodyless Lucky Star cat? Speaking of which, does that thing have a name?
One thing I failed to point out in last week’s Lucky Channel was that the “FINAL ANSWER?” line during the Millionaire segment was voiced by Akira, in her first speaking role during the actual show. Seems like the producer gave the thumbs up for her to make an actual appearance next week? Well, I’m obviously skeptical.
Is Shiraishi going to do the rest of the ending songs? Man… this week’s was pretty freakin funny, but I don’t know how much more I can take lol.