Lucky Star – 20
Derived Wisdom, Scene by Scene
When buying snacks with included toy, it’s common sense to always shake the box to check what’s inside, or you’ll never get what you want, no matter how much money you have.
Boxes that give trading cards must be marked specially to distinguish between the boxes with rare cards and those without.
Goddamn expert collectors hog all the rare stuff.
Mainstream media makes money by featuring Akihabara and the pitiful otaku lifestyle. Lose-lose situation for those targeted.
Otaku guys look for otaku girls as their counterpart, but the vice versa rarely happens. Considerations for the future?
Legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi once caught a fly with his chopsticks. Later to be reenacted by Mr. Miyagi and bastardized by Daniel-san.
Why the hell would you catch a nasty insect with eating utensils…
To prevent a bloodsucking mosquito from escaping, flex the muscle it’s draining from.
Soujiro: You are already dead.
Konata: You are already bit!
Galge and dating sims only work if all the girls are attracted to the guy.
Galge and dating sims only work if all the charming and cute girls are single.
Restaurants featured on television shows are always too far to be visited
In elementary and middle school, summer homework came in the form of art projects that parents “helped” with. On a related note, Tsukasa won an art competition with something her dad made… “dad was pleased!”
Apparently Haruhi has been hard at work in the past year…
It’s difficult to do all of the summer homework at once, so it’s better to space it out.
Konata: I’ll be over once a week to copy
To not want to leave an air conditioned room during the summer is to not want to leave the kotatsu in the winter. If you’re getting up, go run some errands for everybody else.
Yutaka: Can I ask a question?
Konata: Sure, with three nee-sans here we can definitely help you.
Yutaka: What kind of present do I get for someone who just started dating?
Konata: Ah… just check online! Here, use my computer!
Minami and Yutaka are now on a first name basis. BIG STEP
Is damn cute. So is everyone else’s. Ahh the colors!!
I read this in Memoirs of a Geisha: The sleeves of kimino are made large as to draw attention to the slenderness of the arm. Unfortunately, this also means that it’s impossible to raise your hand above your shoulder, as the sleeve falling down would be something like a skirt being flipped up. Konata gonna have a hard time holding on in the train…
Tsukasa> NANJYAKORYAA!? (“what the hell!!”)
Miyuki’s mom serves everyone the proverbial musk melon.
Minami’s house has a proverbial large white dog. Chiyo-chan nowhere in sight.
Wasn’t uttered once. I’m kind of surprised. Instead, we learn that the sponsor of each big firework is announced when it’s launched, which kind of spoils the festive atmosphere.
Mosquito bites happen when you are outdoors during the summer. Be prepared!
“Lucky Channel 20”
Shiraishi is out on his excursion to the Mt. Fuji forest. Replacing him – suave-as-ever Ono Daisuke, better known as “your face is too close” Itsuki. Live feed from the forest – Shiraishi, you there? Shiraishi? SHIRAISHI???
Shiraishi Minoru ED
ED: 「お婿ルンバ」 (Omuko Rumba) by 白石稔 (Shiraishi Minoru)
Shiraishi in a schoolgirl-print shirt, blond wig, and pom poms (similar to the ones in the OP) doing some ridiculous impromptu cha-cha dance while Fukuhara Kaori tries to follow his steps. Zoom out to show a couple walking by in the background, trying hard to ignore those “damn kids” while completely oblivious to the fact that they have just been immortalized in a production their children are shamelessly watching late into the night.
A pretty normal episode with some deeper-than-usual conversation. Well, at least the topics were a bit deeper. I can’t help but admit that I’ve been guilty of doing or thinking several of the things they talk about.
Another major Haruhi reference! The infomercial continues, and it’s every bit as well done as the previous transgressions. If anything, this was the most blatant one of them all, and it comes in the wake of the announcement that CLANNAD will indeed be taking the Fall 2007 slot, leaving Haruhi 2 for a later date. My heart is torn, but my mind is telling me that by taking their time, we’ll ultimately be given a better product than if it had been rushed for a Fall release.
Ono Daisuke’s unexpected appearance had me laughing for reals, which is somewhat of a rarity in Lucky Star. He’s wearing a white suit that looks a lot like the one he wore for Gekisou, and together with the rose in hand, looks every bit as smooth in his Lucky Star form as he ever has.
Where in Japan has Shiraishi gone? Has Shiraishi really gone “unlucky channel” on us and met up with Itoshiki-sensei? Is Akira going to have to mount her own rescue operation? Probably not, he was prolly just off singing his song…
20 episodes in and I’m still having a hard time finding a good format for writing these Lucky Star summaries. I’ve gotten tons of help from mewmew in terms of getting most of the material in there, but the format still eludes me. How do you guys think the format has been so far? Any ways to improve it? Any suggestions are welcome!