This June 8, 2011, Animax laughs up the our TV screens with the premiere of Lucky Star, a series about a motley crew of teen girls who find themselves in silly situations and hilarious misadventures more often than not. Anime fans will especially enjoy the series which is peppered with humorous references and parodies to the prevailing anime, manga and Japanese pop culture.
Based on the very real setting of Kasukabe city in Saitama Prefecture, Lucky Star follows the amusing antics and lively activities of four Japanese high school girls through their seemingly ordinary day-to-day lives in and out of school.
Konata, an athletic and intelligent girl too dedicated to her favourite anime shows to excel in anything but being an anime “otaku” (obsessive fan). There is Miyuki, the bespectacled living example of “moe” (cuteness) who has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of all subjects. And Kagami is a “bitter-sweet” character who is tough but shy to Konata’s teases and pranks; and her younger fraternal twin sister, Tsukasa, a kind but air-headed simpleton.
The popularity of the Lucky Star has brought more than 470,000 fans from across Japan over the 2011 New Year holidays to pay “pilgrimage” to the Washinomiya Shrine. As Tokyo area’s oldest shrine and real-life backdrop of the anime series, the shrine is where Kagami and Tsukasa work as miko (shrine maidens). The influx of anime fans over the years has brought more than 1 billion yen to the town of Washimiya town where the shrine is situated.
Konata is my favorite character in this series. We’re both anime and manga fans! LOL
Hear Konata sing the Dragon Ball theme: