Lucky Star – 19
Lucky Star 19 the abridged version
Konata> Ah, I got a dog in my net game – I talk to him and he’s so cute!
Kagami> I know! I talk to my goldfish all the time!
Konata> Erm…it’s ok to talk to cats and dogs and stuff, but only loners talk to fish…
Tsukasa> Whenever people are training their dogs, I hear them say “chin-chin” all the time – what’s that mean?
“Chin-chin” is basically a dog command for “beg,” it also means “penis.”
Konata> Whoever just had a dirty thought, raise your hand!
Soujiro> Gun**m is still so popular, it’s spawned so many different mechs and series.
Konata> What if it was no longer about the mechs, but rather a “Gun**m Serial Murder” series or a “Detective Gun**m,” would you still watch it?
Soujiro> Yea, I’ll watch anything Gun**m…
I completely agree, I sat through 50 eps of GSD!!
Soujiro> Hey, the neighbors brought back some gifts from their trip.
Konata> A pot?
Soujiro> Oooh I love you so much, you’re so cute! ::hug hug::
Konata> Egh, you’re too close… and what you just said is pretty scandalous…
Kuroi> Gah, had too much to drink last night
News> Today is July 2nd, Monday…here’s the news…
Kuroi> OH SHI- where’d Sunday go? My day off??!!
Yutaka> It’s so nice that I have so many people around me to help me out!
Konata> Keh, someone actually believes in me?
Yui> Poor girl, it’s gonna cost her some day…
Konata> Hey Miyuki-san, can you help me with this?
Tsukasa> Yuki-chan, help me with this question?
Kuroi> Dammit, these kids should be asking their teacher instead…
Konata> Kuroi-sensei~ I got a question~
Kuroi> Ah ha! Anything, ask me anything!
Konata> Well I got this rare item in the game…
Soujiro> Hmm humm… taking my crap… ::doorbell::
Soujiro> Lala… taking my bath… ::doorbell::
Soujiro> Hmph hmph… boshing mm teesh… ::doorbell::
Kagami> So Yutaka, gotten used to school yet?
Yutaka> Yea, but all this homework is still kinda tough. Must be easier for you third years, you get less homework while applying for colleges and stuff…
Kagami> Konata… wtf have you been telling her…
Konata> I was playing my game last night and it occurred to me… who’s our school idol?
Hiyori> Hmm. Grrr. Ahh. Aww.
Yutaka> What’s wrong Tamura-san?
Hiyori> Oh nothing… was drawing my characters and I kinda got the same expression on my face…
Yutaka> I never knew Tamura-san drew manga! What kind of manga do you draw?
Hiyori> OH SHI-
Hiyori> ::trips, falls, about to land on left hand, so doubles back and flips around, lands dramatically on her back::
Hiyori> Yah, well, for manga artists, this hand is my livelihood, so…
Hiyori> (WTF…someone dressed up as Ed… how embarrassing is that…)
Yutaka> Wah, even though it’s summer, to be dressed like that… won’t it get really hot?
Hiyori> Ah crap, must send photo to friends!!!
PA> Suzaku-sama, your turn is up… Suzaku-sama
Hiyori> Whoop, that’s us, let’s go
Yutaka> Wait, that’s not us!
Hiyori> Heh, I use names of characters I like during times like these… makes me feel like the character just a bit
Bowling score sheet of neighboring lane at the end of 7 frames:
Yuki: 129 + strike (with all strikes and spares -_-)
Hiyori> Ah… I’ve got comrades wherever I go…
Yutaka> Thanks for helping me with that, it was too high to reach!
Minami> Maybe one day you’ll grow taller than me?
Yutaka> Tehehe, taller than you?
Hiyori’s Imagination> Giant 10-story Yutaka: MINAMI-CHANNNN <3
Yutaka> Tamura-san~ What does “yaoi” mean~?
Lucky Channel 19
Shiraishi> Iyaa…I’ve been going all around Japan and seeing the sights for those ED segments… it’s been so great
Akira> Hoh, you like it so much? Why don’t you go to the Mt. Fuji forest then? The director and producer will go with you too… bye now…
Let’s just dispense with subtleties and say that the Mt. Fuji forest is the most famous suicide location in Japan…
Some final points of clarification:
Shiraishi Minoru ED
ED: 「男の生き様」 (Otoko no Ikizama) by 白石稔 (Shiraishi Minoru)
Shiraishi sings “A Man’s Way of Life,” which ends up being nothing but a string of “suppon suppon suppon!!” (naked naked naked!) for about three minutes. An appropriate ending to a rather risque episode! Text scrolling across the bottom reads: “Please enjoy the wonderful nature scenery and two women blowing bubbles. Feel free to mute out the singing if you please.” I should mention that one of the bubble-makers the girls have is one of those annoying bubble-guns with the generic wooweewoowee sound when it’s shooting, lol
Whew, that was a lot to squeeze in one episode. I should mention that my summaries for this show would probably make more sense if you read it alongside watching the raw, and just use the summary as a supplement to help fill in any holes. As always, I have to thank mewmew for all the help he’s given me filling in my own holes.
Quite a lot to say about this episode – first off, the animation quality was noticeably improved from previous episodes, especially with the background characters now actually being drawn, rather than just being silhouettes. Beyond that, there seemed to be just a tad bit more detail in the character drawings and their various movements. There were also several new camera angles introduced, namely the diagonal one that School Days frequently uses (albeit for “different” reasons).
Random tangent: Those diagonal camera angles in School Days are odd for me, and they are clearly there for purposes of showing “more” of the character (in most cases this involves things below the skirt), but is there more to it than that? I realized that whenever those camera angles are used, I’m less inclined to listen to what the characters are saying, and rather focus almost exclusively on how they look. Maybe the diagonal nature of it takes my attention away from their talking face and shifts it to the shape of their body, having more of it being on the screen than usual. It’s like when you’re staring at a hot girl from a not-so-far distance – don’t you tend to tilt your head to the side a bit? Haha.
The majority of the second half of the ep focused on the ramblings of Hiyori and her relationship with Yutaka and Minami. She’s a hilarious character because of how seemingly ashamed she is of her hobby, which is a complete flip from the nonchalant Konata. However, like Konata, Hiyori’s daily actions and thoughts are completely dictated by her otaku-ness, albeit in a more “artistic” form than Konata. Unfortunately, there was no Patty sighting this ep – so maybe we’ll get a lot of her next time around!
You know, I wouldn’t mind it one bit if Lucky Star season 2 focused on the kouhai foursome. Although they’ll have to make up for some serious weight without a tsundere queen in Kagami.
Is Shiraishi really going on his trek to the Mt. Fuji woods? Maybe he’ll bump into Razor Ramone there… Sumitani Luckystar-ified? HOOOOOOOOO