Lucky Star – 17
Shiraishi Minoru ED
ED: 「もってけ！セーラーふく」 (Motteke! Serafuku) by 白石稔 (Shiraishi Minoru)
You knew this was coming… I’m saying that a lot these days, aren’t I? Taken me a while to warm up to the idea, but these Shiraishi ED renditions are pretty freakin funny. Seems like they told him to sing the song totally from memory, because he starts making up words / mumbling in some of more difficult sections. It gets fast forwarded near the end because there’s not enough time left in the episode >.>
Today in Lucky Star:
- Konata and Tsukasa get their test grades back – same result as usual.
- Konata gets annoyed at a news report about a criminal with a ton of manga – give some more love to the good manga, cmon!
- Sister talk – apparently Minami clung to Miyuki-oneesan quite a bit… so how come she can’t inherit her “size”?
- Konata’s 18th birthday – she’s happy, not because she can get a license now, but because she can legally play eroge
- Dad, Yutaka, Yui get together and prepare a surprise birthday party for Konata – the clock is ticking! At t=0, they get a call from Konata… she’s not coming home for dinner…
- A simple form passed out at school that asks for your 3 aspirations – everyone’s is pretty standard, but how about Konata? 1. Brigade leader; 2. Successor to the Fist of the South Star; 3. Storyboard artist.
- Konata takes the third magazine in the stack because it’s untainted by curious hands. Kagami makes a similar connection to kaiten sushi.
- Kagami buys a new light novel and offers it to Konata. Eew, reading.
- Kagami forgets her world history textbook, so borrows it from Konata… only to find that it’s been scribbled all over.
- Kagami’s bad day – all her books and papers fall on the ground, there’s nothing to drink in the fridge, the nearby store is closed so she has to walk further, and then at the register realizes that she’s forgotten her wallet…
- Tsukasa cheers Kagami up at home by offering her some freshly baked cake! Every bit of which shows up on the bathroom scale…
- Yutaka talks quieter on the phone as to not disturb Konata (it’s exams time), only to have Konata walk in and ask her to play video games with her.
- Kagami finds a handkerchief that she left in her summer uniform, while Tsukasa finds a container of &%*#(@ in the fridge.
- Yutaka tries to play Wii! Everything this girl does is so straightforwardly honest and cute…
- Yui-neesan misses her husband~
- Discussion of whether it’s better to be an only child or have siblings. Somehow leads to a corny 80s video of the Hiiragi 4 (reference to Cat’s Eye).
- Matsuri-neesan bagging on Kagami – family crisis! Shows the personalities of the four sisters and their relationship quite well. Nice colors and animation in this scene, and a happy resolution :)
- Lucky Channel 17 – guest star Anime Tenchou gets fired up and gives an impassioned pep talk. Shiraishi turns to Shiroishi (shiroi means white) and Akira gets yelled at to get FIRED UP AHHHHHH
- Preview is by Anime Tenchou and his passionately pale trainee, Shiroishi