Characters: Lucky Star
Get to know the characters from the high school Slice of Life anime and manga series Lucky Star.(To avoid Name Order Confusion, note that is this a Given Name-first character sheet.)
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The Main Characters
Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi (JP [Drama CD/NDS game]), Aya Hirano (JP [Anime/PS2 game]) and Wendee Lee (EN)A diminutive high schooler who's much more interested in video games, anime and manga than doing actual schoolwork. Her interest in popular culture is truly staggering.
- Ambiguously Bi: Implied — while she does... odd things to other girls, she stated she's not into real-life lesbian relationships.Konata: "Well, yeah, that's true, but for now, I have no interest in being a lesbian in real life. It just all happened this way.◊"
- She likes teasing Kagami and Miyuki.
- Badass Bookworm: Despite her generally sedentary lifestyle, Konata is always praised for athleticism. The only reason why she never wanted to be an athlete, she told Tsukasa, because she would not have time for anime. And when it comes to playing quiz games, she is Miyuki-level, though her flaw is being too lazy, and Kagami even commented that if Konata used that willpower into studying she would be a high-achiever. She also knows Martial Arts.
- Bare Your Midriff: She did this once but her father didn't like it because Yutaka might imitate her.
- Beauty Mark: Has one below the outer corner of her left eye.
- Book Dumb: Hates reading words that are not enclosed by a speech bubble. Ironically, even light novels...
- Brilliant but Lazy: While Konata seems to be a slacker on the outside, she is actually quite smart and intellectual that even the top-achiever Miyuki Takara became one of her best friends. Kagami commented that if Konata used her willpower into studying then she would be a high achiever. To such levels that in a Volume 6 strip Kagami was unsurprised at the prospect of Konata getting into Tokyo University just because it's close to Akihabara (of course, she didn't get into so prestigious a university as Tokyo U).
- Cat Smile: A continuous one.
- Characterization Marches On: Lampshaded by Yoshimizu himself at the end of Volume 1. At the onset Konata was supposedly a cool Gamer Chick who plays dumb, only to turn into a down-to-earth, full-blown Otaku Surrogate. Orwellian Retcon was applied in the published volumes to make her image consistent.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Her connection to reality outside games and anime is tenuous at best.
- Cool Big Sis: To Yutaka. They may be cousins, but Yutaka views Konata as a second sister, to the point that she sometimes outright calls her "onee-chan" (big sister).
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: The poster girl and current page image.
- Dirty Old Man: Even though she is neither "old" or a "man", Kagami thinks she is one anyway.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Legendary Girl "A!".
- Eyes Always Shut: It's hard to find a single strip that her eyes are open throughout.
- The Gadfly: After a certain amount of watching one can only wonder if Kagami would be a tsundere at all if Konata didn't constantly mess with her.
- Gamer Chick
- Genre Savvy: Some of the time.
- Green Eyes: Perhaps to compliment her Cat Smile.
- The Heroine
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: It's amazing how far off-key Aya Hirano can go when she has to.
- Idiot Hair: At least in one strip the Hiiragi twins could not recognize Konata but for her idiot hair.
- Loners Are Freaks: Kagami has that kind of mentality towards her, even if she's far from a recluse.
- Meaningful Name: Konata's name means "here". Her mother Kanata's name means "there". Or "this person" and "that person" respectively.
- Missing Mom: Her mom died when she was young.
- No Periods, Period: In the anime, Kagami seems to think she doesn't undergo one. Konata doesn't say anything on the subject.
- Not Growing Up Sucks: Subverted. She sees herself catering for lolicon interests.
- Older Than She Looks: At seventeen (later eighteen) years of age, she only stands at 142cm (4'8"). Not really annoyed by that though.
- One of the Kids:
- She's ecstatic at turning eighteen allowing her to buy H-Games without having to go through her dad, but still pretends to be a prepubescent kid (and can pull it off successfully) to get cheaper movie tickets... and that's among the least immature things she has done as an eighteen-year-old...
- In her birthday arc in Volume 7, she admitted she has "eighth grade syndrome" (chuunibyou). Wrong Genre Savvy sets in once one realizes that this Japanese slang can be applied to actual eighth-graders, and with connotations of Emo with a taste for Melodrama. That being said, anyone older than eighth grade who has it probably qualifies for this trope.
- Otaku Surrogate: In a series full of otakus, she stands out the most by virtue of having "male otaku" traits. One strip lampshaded that, saying she is only biologically female.
- Petite Pride: Sometimes.
- Proud to Be a Geek: Konata holds absolutely no reservations about her hobbies.
- Raised by Dudes: Due to her mother passing away when she was very young, her father raised her mostly by himself. In fact, that's a good part of the reason why she's such an otaku; her father brought her along to Comiket and other conventions ever since she was around five.
- Rapunzel Hair: Ankle-length, even.
- Ridiculous Procrastinator: We often get to see how much she procrastinates, yet her last-minute study can be amusingly effective at times.
- The Rival: To Misao, over which of them "owns" Kagami, and to Kou (albeit one-sided on the latter's part), over arcade fighting games.
- Sleepyhead: Even if her daytime drowsiness partly stems from her late-night anime watching and gaming, she belongs to the hardworking subtype of the trope.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Nearly a clone of her mom Kanata — down to her lack of growth spurt — except with her dad's skin tone and beauty mark.
- Terrible Artist: Drawing isn't exactly her forte, so to speak. Her drawings of her friends look like they were drawn by a five-year old.
- Tights Under Shorts: She sometimes wears this with her casualwear, most notably in the manga.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate cornets.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Kagami.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Konata often talks about tripping event flags like she's in a Dating Sim, even though she's actually in a Slice of Life comedy.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
- Yuri Fangirl: She watches Strawberry Panic!, and bought some of Hiyori's Minami/Yutaka doujinshi at Comiket, although she's initially unaware that the latter was based on her otherwise innocent cousin.
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu (JP [Drama CD/NDS game]), Emiri Katou (JP [Anime/PS2 game) and Kari Wahlgren (EN)Konata's closest friend and Tsukasa's older twin sister. She is easily angered by some of Konata's more... "playful" antics, but always seems to be the one who understands her hobbies. Her liking of light novels is also a driver of plot.
- Ambiguously Bi: Implied to have a relationship with Konata that goes beyond friendship (one confirmed by Yoshimizu as a one-sided affair, though he doesn't reveal who crushes on who), though she has also expressed interest in boys.
- Blue with Shock: Her standard reaction to Konata's quips.
- Catch Phrase: "Mataku..." ("Seriously/Really..."), whenever she's annoyed.
- Challenge Gamer: Lampshaded in one episode, where she sees her friends having fun playing and is frustrated at herself for playing so seriously. This is quite similar to her tsun side in life.
- Class Representative: Just Grade 10 in the manga, Grades 11-12 in the anime.
- Cry Cute: Oh so very much.
- Deadpan Snarker: In the dub at least, she's usually annoyed when she snarks, but sometimes she's deadpan.
- Gamer Chick: She also plays video games, albeit not as intense as Konata.
- Generic Cuteness: Konata said Kagami would look forgettable should she cut off her pigtails in the manga. In the anime, she instead says Kagami needed to keep them since she's a tsundere.
- Girlish Pigtails: For tsundere-tude.
- Hates Being Alone: Kagami would be too proud to ever admit it, but Konata suggests the former suffers from this.
- Lethal Chef: Konata likes to flanderize her as one, but she's just not as good as Tsukasa.
- Luminescent Blush: Naturally, during her deredere moments. Displayed a full body blush during her defining Comiket scene (her whole face and even her hands turned red).
- Meaningful Name: The four Hiiragi sisters all have Theme Naming going on with reference to the Shinto Religion. In Kagami's case, her name refers to mirrors, a sacred object in Shinto and part of the Imperial regalia.
- Miko: When her father is the local shrine's priest...
- Moe: In-Universe — her attitude is deemed adorable by Konata, which leads to lots of teasing. Cue Yuri Fanfics.
- Muggle: She plays this role in terms of otaku culture, although her prejudice in that is relatively minor. Her criticism is more concentrated in Konata's Dirty Old Man antics, irresponsible spending, laziness in studies, and the lack of a real-life goal.
- Not So Above It All: Especially in the last episode.
- Only Sane Woman: Word of God — She's the most normal a Lucky Star character can get.
- Polar Opposite Twins: With Tsukasa.
- Rapunzel Hair: Lampshaded by Tsukasa during the Beach Episode.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Kagami can either be Konata's blue or Tsukasa's red.
- Straight Man: She's the most normal of the protagonists, and often calls out her friends and sister about their antics.
- Tsundere: Not the stereotypical "brutalise the protaghonist tsundere," since she is pretty kind. Her deredere side is not about romance but more on loneliness in general. Her Image Songs even have this — one is fast and upbeat, the other a bit slow and has lyrics hinting at her loneliness. Episode 10's "Lucky Channel" discusses at length whether "tsundere" is the right word to describe her.
- Tsurime Eyes: The most significant feature to distinguish her from Tsukasa.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Konata.
- Weight Woe: To such extents that annoy Konata.Konata: *Sigh* "This is one of the reasons why girls are so..."
- Yaoi Fangirl: Averted. Though she likes light novels, especially Full Metal Panic!, her reaction when innocently grabbing a pretty graphic Gauron x Sousuke doujin at Comiket was a Luminescent Blush and a speedy exit.
- You Gotta have Violet Hair
- Zettai Ryouiki: Occasionally, thus giving her "Grade S" package.
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (JP [Drama CD/NDS game]), Kaori Fukuhara (JP [Anime/PS2 game]) and Michelle Ruff (EN)Kagami's cheerful and very loopy younger twin sister. She's actually very good at home chores and cooking, although she sometimes has to ask for Kagami's help because she forgets things easily.
- Adorkable: Big time. She easily forgets things, isn't always very good at studying because she tends to oversleep, and is adorable all the way in trying to correct these faults.
- Beautiful Dreamer: Awwwww.◊ Granted, it's Kagami who discovers her sleeping, and there's no romantic intentions.
- Blank White Eyes: Her standard reaction to Konata's quips.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Akari Kamigishi of To Heart, at least when it comes to character designs. Lampshaded at least twice in the anime — when Konata gives her a school uniform for a birthday gift (Kagami is instantly reminded of To Heart), and when she was noticed by some otakus who call her Akira and how they ask her to say "Hiroyuki-chan".
- The Ditz: Even the most mundane tasks like studying or finding her phone address proves to be very challenging for poor Tsukasa.
- Expressive Hairpiece: Her bow occasionally droops when she's sad, springs up when she's happy, and spikes up when she freaks out.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: One of the very few things she's good at is cooking.
- Foil: She often serves as this to Konata and Kagami. Highlighted in the anime when Konata asks the twins their favorite colors (white for Tsukasa, black for Kagaminote ) and when Kagami asks the other two how they reacted to a particular manga scene (Konata laughed, Tsukasa cried; however both answer "Sgt. Frog" when asked about their favorite manga, prompting Kagami to wonder: "Are you the same or different?").
- Heavy Sleeper: She wakes up at noon, sometimes later, and still thinks it's morning until someone points it out to her.
- Idiots Cannot Catch Colds: Kagami says she always seems to be fine when everyone else is laid up, which Konata calls "inconspicuous"...
- The Ingenue: A lesser degree of this trope when compared to Yutaka below.
- Meaningful Name: The four Hiiragi sisters all have Theme Naming going on with reference to the Shinto Religion. In Tsukasa's case, her name refers to shinto priests.
- Miko: When her father is the local shrine's priest...
- Nice Girl: The official guide lists "Good Person" as her highest stat. One strip also shows that her idea of an April Fool's joke is lying about lying.
- Polar Opposite Twins: With Kagami.
- Sleepyhead: Classic example of the hardworking subtype.
- Talking To Herself: In the English dub, Tsukasa shares the same voice actress as Minami.
- Tareme Eyes: To differentiate her from Kagami.
- You Gotta have Violet Hair
Voiced by: Erina Nakayama (JP [Drama CD/NDS game]), Aya Endo (JP [Anime/PS2 game]) and Karen Strassman (EN)The "smart girl" of the main quartet and embodiment of many stereotypical meganekko traits, including a very polite manner of speech (even amongst her friends).
- The Ace: Konata praises her for her high grades, and Nanako Kuroi seems to make Miyuki always the class representative because, as Konata mentioned, Nanako herself has less work to do (Konata gets slammed for it). And in Konata and Hiyori's point of view, they regard all of Miyuki's faults as "Moe points".
- Afraid of Doctors: Miyuki is afraid of going to the dentist, and often tries avoiding this even when she knows she should go.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Occasionally; one Volume 4 strip has Konata telling her that she and the other girls won't blindly follow orders. When she replies with a smile that she'll entertain other opinions, even Kuroi-sensei freaks out, implying she's willing to pretend to hear them out so long as ultimately she calls the shots. She's that assertive... she's just too polite to be blunt about it.
- Blind Without 'Em: Without her glasses, Miyuki has a 20/200 vision.
- Charm Point: Her glasses, which Konata says give her major moe points.
- Class Representative: Kept doing this, even if, personality-wise, she subverts the type. Even Konata mocks Nanako for having Miyuki as the Class Rep everytime so that she herself has less work to do.
- Cool Big Sis: To Minami. When talking to Konata about her, Miyuki downright said that she's like a little sister, and in the manga, Minami even starts to call her "onee-chan" (big sister), albeit originally by accident.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: In fact, her clumsiness is part of what makes Konata consider her so adorable. Miyuki lampshades her own clumsiness in the first episode by mentioning how she often accidentally does things like cutting herself while peeling potatoes, falling on her face while running to board a train, getting her bag stuck as the train's doors close, etc. This does not mean that Miyuki has some kind of neuro-disorder; the reason why she is so clumsy is that she is too much focused on intellectual matters that she ends up spacing out. She even out-Konata'd Konata on freaking hard-level Minesweeper.
- Disappeared Dad: Her dad is mentioned once or twice, but never seen in the series.
- Gag Boobs: Lampshaded as Konata and Minami thought Miyuki, though unable to swim, can at least float because of her breasts. She even gets a cow joke from Konata at one point and wins a race solely by being able to break the ribbon earlier.
- Hot Teacher: As of manga volume 8, she's doing work as a home-tutor.
- Huge Schoolgirl: She isn't really very tall (see group shot above) — she's only slightly taller than the Hiiragis and is slightly shorter than Patty. She just spends a lot of time with the diminutive Konata.
- Meganekko: Another reason why she's so cute, including in Konata's eyes.
- Moe: Invoked in-universe by Konata on account of her talents, adorable flaws, and her shapely figure, to the point of even deifying her.Konata: "She's a walking shrine of Moe!"
- Ms. Exposition: The go-to character for any and all explanations, leading to her fan nickname.
- Nice Girl: She's as much of a sweetheart in personality as she is in looks.
- Ojou: Wealthy, kind, cute, polite, smart, and respected by pretty much all of her friends.
- Out of Focus: Towards the latter half of the anime. Lampshaded by the mangaka in the omake — which is sort of unfortunate as Yoshimizu apparently has a meganekko fetish.
- Parody Sue: Mercilessly lampshaded by Konata as "The Perfect Superwoman" and "The personification of Moe itself."''
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She despite being the Ojou is very kind.
- The Smart Girl: She tends to have the highest grades of her class, sometimes by far. Tsukasa even notes there's no way they can compete with her to see who has the highest grades.
- Smart People Wear Glasses
- Surprisingly Good English: The fact that she can hold whole conversations with Patty in English. Justified with her general IQ and when she said she did take English conversation classes.
- Strong Family Resemblance: What she didn't inherit from her mother, luckily, is the latter's childish ditziness. However, Miyuki also said she was forced to be more competent or else the family won't be able to function.
- Why Did It Have To Be Dentists?
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair
- Younger than She Looks: Sometimes she is mistaken to be an office lady. This has became primary annoyance and woe; her maturity compared to Yukari sometimes make her appear older than her mother.
Supporting Characters (Teens)
Voiced by: Ai Shimizu (JP [Drama CD/NDS game]), Shizuka Hasegawa (JP [Anime/PS2 game]) and Hynden Walch (EN)Yui's younger sister who lives with Konata since she got into Konata's high school. Generally speaking, a frail but cheerful fauxli. Her friendship with Minami often falls into Romantic Two-Girl Friendship territory.
- Berserk Button: Her failure to grow.
- Broken Bird: Averted. In Volume 4 Chapter 118, it was revealed that Yui's sisterly love helped her avert problems in social interactions resulting from the years she spent as an Ill Girl.
- Captain Ersatz: Of Chiyo Mihama of Azumanga Daioh. This was lampshaded when she introduced herself in front of the class (pictured above), and further lampshaded when she found she unwittingly shouted out to Chiyo, because "[Konata]'s geekiness is rubbing off on me!"
- Cheerful Child: Overaged, but her extreme case of Older Than She Looks still allows her to have the look of a child.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Konata observed she has that same "cute shortcoming" as Miyuki.
- Cutesy Dwarf: In-universe assumption of some of her classmates towards her, which is not particularly surprising in light of her associated tropes. She isn't really comfortable about this.
- The Ditz: Of a much lesser magnitude compared to Tsukasa though.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: She, surprisingly, has moments of this, especially a Volume 7 strip where, hearing that Minami has been helping her to the latter's detriment in PE, she harshly asked Minami to not help in a long-distance running match.
- Girlish Pigtails: For actually being innocent.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: She has streaks of this, which acts as a deconstruction of some of her tropes — her growth deficiencies and poor health, considered as her major Charm Points, clearly brought her social issues and she clearly likes neither. Also see Don't You Dare Pity Me!.
- Ill Girl: Somehow less traditional since she never had any dangerous disease, but her weak constitution makes her succumb to common aliments very easily.
- The Ingenue: She's too innocent for the Izumis to discuss porn in front of her. Figures.Yutaka: "Oh Tamura-saaaaaan! What does 'yaoi' mean?"
- Kawaisa: At least in the eyes of Konata and Hiyori.
- Little Sister Heroine: At least Konata thinks she is.
- Moe: Invoked in-universe by Konata on account of her cute flimsy legs, plus many moe points listed here, including Ill Girl, Kawaisa and The Ingenue.
- Nice Girl: One of the kindest and most innocent people in the series.
- Not Growing Up Sucks: Even at tenth grade she found that it sucks being too short to find a boyfriend. Missing many of her classmates' social activities doesn't help, either.
- Older Than She Looks: For a fifteen-year-old, she's even way shorter than Konata at 138cm (4'6").
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Compare to Yui, below.
Voiced by: Miyu Matsuki (JP [Drama CD/NDS game]), Minori Chihara (JP [Anime/PS2 game]) and Michelle Ruff (EN)Entering the story by returning Yutaka's handkerchief in the beginning of what can be seen as a Romantic Two-Girl Friendship, Minami is a quiet, expressionless girl often misunderstood by others to be creepy. Good at most subjects, and is childhood friends with neighbour Miyuki since both of them love reading.
- A-Cup Angst: She is completely flat-chested — at least Konata and Yutaka have very small ones. Her angsting over this is close to Once an Episode frequency.
- Badass Bookworm: Has the tendency in unanimated manga, coupled with her Chronic Hero Syndrome.
- Bifauxnen: Played up by Hiyori in Episode 24.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: She appears to always be ready to help people.
- Hidden Eyes: Happens often when she gets into an embarrasing situation.
- Huge Schoolgirl: At 163cm, she's not that tall. The assumption, however, frequently stems from her association with the extremely diminutive Yutaka.
- Inner Monologue: As she's not that much of a talker, she has a lot of this.
- Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Many of her classmates think she wants to be alone, but she's really just a shy and sweet girl.
- Nice Girl: Though she does tend to scare the class because she looks cool and aloof, she's actually a very nice girl.
- The Quiet One: Part of what makes the class consider her somewhat creepy is how quiet she usually is.
- Rei Ayanami Expy: A parody.
- Talking To Herself: In the English dub, Minami shares the same voice actress as Tsukasa.
- When She Smiles: Volume 5 has a single panel of her giggling at Yutaka falling down. It's absolutely adorable. There's also the panel of her cuddling with her dog, which is just as adorable.
- X Meets Y: Sakaki meets Nagato.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Voiced by: Ryōko Shintani (JP [Extra Drama CD/NDS game]), Kaori Shimizu (JP [Anime/PS2 game]) and Philece Sampler (EN)Yutaka and Minami's classmate, member of the Animation Research Club, and doujinshi yonkoma mangaka with a habit of shipping game characters already, as well as Minami and Yutaka.
- Ambiguously Bi: Her frequent fantasies about her friends indicate this or an overactive imagination.
- Animals Hate Her: Or at least Minami's dog. She has a dog herself, so this is a subversion.
- Blue with Shock: Her reaction when Yutaka asks her what yaoi means.
- The Chew Toy: Almost as if Yoshimizu is punishing her for her perversions, she is the regular victim of Amusing Injuries, Freudian Slips, accidents and other misfortunes.
- Covert Pervert: Draws erotic manga and fantasises about her friends rather more than is probably healthy. Though given what a rotten job she does of hiding it, "covert" is debatable.
- Freudian Slip: At one point she mistook dodgeball positions as Seme and Uke. Language note: Attacker at dodgeball is still seme; it was uke that she made the slip — the correct term is mamori. Expertly handled in the dub.Hiyori: "And you're okay with her trying to nail you? Yeah I bet you ar—"
- Imagine Spot: Often falls into this when she fantasizes Minami and Yutaka as Schoolgirl Lesbians.
- Strips in Volume 4/5 show her making different yaoi/yuri fantasies about Setsubun, not to mention another about Konata kissing Miyuki, after the former said that tooth decay can be transmitted by kissing.
- Another notable one is when Izumi begs Yutaka not to reveal her geek identity. Hiyori proceeds to imagine how a less-than-honorable guy would stereotypically react in Yutaka's place. Izumi notices Hiyori's reaction.
- Joshikousei: Her Image Song revolves around this.
- Meganekko: Though her wearing glasses is scarcely, if ever, commented upon.
- Phrase Catcher: "She's Strong..." Said by Minami and Yutaka on many occasions.
- Rapunzel Hair: It reaches her knees.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Goes that at a plot-bunny-dissecting mode.
- Shipper on Deck: She frequently sees Minami and Yutaka as more than just an Odd Friendship. In the manga she implied that she befriended them simply to find chances at shipping them. Also, it is also implied that if they knew the way she shipped them, they would be angry.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Most often draws yaoi and yuri doujinshi, sometimes leading to embarassment when her manga is brought up.
- Yuri Fan: Often has Imagine Spots where she ships Minami and Yutaka together, much to her own embarassment.
- Yuri Goggles: Probably the most triumphant in-universe satirical take on same-gender shippers.
Patricia "Patty" Martin
Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (JP [Drama CD/NDS game]), Nozomi Sasaki (JP [Anime/PS2 game]) and Patricia Ja Lee (EN)American Otaku in Yutaka's class, and the most genki of otakus of this series.
- Affectionate Parody: Of American otaku.
- Anime Accent Absence: Completely absent in the anime, only absent in hobby-related things in the manga. The dub version has a slight twang compared to her Japanese schoolmates.
- Animeland: Her entire idea of Japan. Which the other otaku do nothing to discourage.
- Ascended Extra: Patty is an omake-only character in the early manga, only to be ascended to the main chapters later.
- Foreign Exchange Student: She's an American exchange student and otaku who came to Japan to learn Japanese culture. Unfortunately most of what she know is based on manga and anime, which doesn't always match the reality.
- Foreign Fanservice: She's an American, and has the second largest breast size of the entire cast.
- Genki Girl: Incredibly energetic and willing to participate it anything fun.
- Huge Schoolgirl: She's around average height for an American schoolgirl, but she's living in Japan where people are naturally shorter, and many of her friends are small even by Japanese standards.
- Learnt Japanese From Watching Anime
- Occidental Otaku: Her knowledge in Japanese culture seemed to be limited to anime.
- Proud to Be a Geek: Who else would openly say she wants to have a Meido — not a housekeeper — in front of Kagami, of all people?
- Retcon: In the manga, she made a few appearance in the omakes and was already know by everybody in the cast. Come Vol.7, she is introduced at the main storyline as a new face among the cast.
- Token White: Being the caucasian American exchange student in a Japanese school.
- Yaoi Fangirl: She said she is one, but we have yet to see more evidence of that.
Voiced by: Mikako Takahashi (JP [Extra Drama CD/NDS game), Kaoru Mizuhara (JP [Anime/PS2 game]) and Lara Jill Miller (EN)Kagami and Ayano's classmate for five consecutive years, Misao is the latter's childhood friend and, as defined by the former, an unorganized "lazy ass". A recurring theme in post-anime strips is her rivalry with Konata — for Kagami, even Misao considered Kagami as being cold-hearted. Later, she got into the same program of the same college as Konata.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair went from black to brown.
- Childhood Friends: With Ayano.
- Cute Little Fangs: Not only do they look adorable, they complement her tomboyish image.
- Dumb Is Good: Quite evident when we compare her and Kagami's gaming style.
- Those Two Girls: With Ayano.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Ayano's Girly Girl.
- Verbal Tic: "-datte va"
Voiced by: Yuko Goto (JP [Extra Drama CD/NDS game]), Mai Aizawa (JP [Anime/PS2 game]) and Peggy O'Neal (EN)Misao's "caretaker" (in Kagami's words) for years to the level that when Kagami was fed up with Misao or vice versa, Ayano is their go-between. She is the only teen in the series with a boyfriend.
- Berserk Button: Misao experienced this hidden side of Ayano when she spilled coffee on her stuffed raccoon in the manga, though we never got to see the full extent of Ayano's anger...
- Beware the Nice Ones: She had one of the scariest Blue With Anger in this series after Misao dream-talked about... something sexy between Ayano and Misao's brother.
Dub!Misao: She may act all sweet and innocent, but if you piss her off she'll cut you, man.
- For those who've only seen the anime, Misao mentioned Ayano's temper in the second-last episode.
- Childhood Friends: With Misao.
- Demoted to Extra: She's one of the girls barely any lines in the OVA.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: Although, her family runs a cooking school, so there may be non-gender-role justification.
- Forehead of Doom: Wears her hair like this because her boyfriend likes it.
- Informed Attribute: The fact that she has a boyfriend.
- Satellite Character: So unimportant she has a boyfriend.
- Shrinking Violet: Volume 8 mentioned that she was like that when she was younger.
- Those Two Girls: With Misao
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Misao's Tomboy.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Passive, likes taking care of others, and a good cook. To complete the image, sort of, she has a boyfriend. However, she is no pushover.
Voiced by: Rika Morinaga (JP [PS2 game])First appearing in Volume 4, Kō is the president of the Animation Research Club and Hiyori's "boss" on the club's periodicals. She's the only 11th grader in the series. Does not appear in the anime, but she did appear in the Net Idol Meister video game.
- Challenge Gamer: One of the running joke about her is her trying to beat Konata on arcade fighting games.
- Gamer Chick: Her otaku tendencies are mainly in gaming and less on manga — that doesn't mean she does not care about manga anyway.
- Unknown Rival: To Konata, on arcade fighting games.
Voiced by: Shion Hirota (JP)While she doesn't appear often in the manga, she gets introduced with Ko often. She's a close friend of Kō, and in the visual novels gets possessed by an alien at one point and even has some leftover powers remaining.
Izumi WakaseClass Representative of Hiyori's class who appears in Volume 7. She is also an otaku, but tries to hide it as she is an upper-class girl who is class president. However, she runs into Hiyori on one of her shopping trips to Comiket, who discovers her secret. She is good at home economics, but is bad at art. She likes "cute" things and likes sweets, as well as coffee and milk.
- Closet Geek: And freaks out whenever she thinks she's been discovered.
- Something Only an otaku would say: Konata first found she's an otaku after Konata overheard her using Twintails for something muggles would settle with "pigtails".
Tamaki YamanobeAnother girl who appears in Volume 7, and another member of the Animation Research Club.
- Blinding Bangs — Lampshaded by Kou, who wonders if she has problems reading through her bangs. Tamaki says even without them she'd still have eye trouble. That's because...
- Eyeless Face: She isn't drawn with eyes at all!
Miku BusujimaYet another girl who appears in Volume 7, and yet another member of the Animation Research Club.
Supporting Characters (Adults)
Voiced by: Masumi Asano (JP [Drama CD/NDS game]), Konomi Maeda (JP [Anime/PS2 game]) and Kate Higgins (EN)Konata, Tsukasa and Miyuki's homeroom teacher, and world history teacher for all the seniors. Has lots of free time to play video games and watch baseball games. Still believes in the power of corporal punishment.
- Beergasm: As a part of her Work Hard, Play Hard attitude.
- Christmas Cake: And incorrectly assumed Yui was also single.
- Corporal Punishment: Frequently delivers rather aggressive Dope Slaps to Vitriolic Best Bud Konata. For example, when Konata commented that Miyuki is always selected as Class Representative as an excuse so that Nanako herself would have less work to do.
- Cute Little Fangs
- Gamer Chick: She's in the same party in the MMORPG Konata also plays. As a matter of fact, she is probably the #2 gamer chick in the series.
- Kansai Regional Accent: And not from that region!
- Must Have Lots of Free Time: Seems like Miyuki instead does most of the work as Class Representative. Konata wondered if that's the reason that she's a Christmas Cake; she didn't have that much of a social life.
- No Sense of Direction
- One of the Kids: Just because she's a young woman doesn't mean she's much more mature or less fun-loving than her students.
- Parental Hypocrisy: She plays the same online game as Konata, and has been into MMORPG's since before she was Konata's age, but she tells Konata off for doing that very thing, and uses in-game chat to remind her to do her homework. When Konata calls her out on this, she remarks that, as a teacher, she has a duty to uphold, which Konata accepts as understandable, but still...
- Sensei-chan: Young, pretty cute, close to her students (especially Konata, with whom she often plays MMORPGs), and sometimes not much more mature than her students (though she is at least wise enough to not sacrifice sleep for gaming time).
- Tsurime Eyes
- Work Hard, Play Hard: Yes, in class she seems to be strict and always dope-slapping Konata for irresponsibility. Yet she is also a Konata-level Gamer Chick.
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (JP [Drama CD/NDS game]), Saori Nishihara (JP [Anime/PS2 game]) and Julie Ann Taylor (EN)Konata's cousin and Yutaka's older sister. She works as a traffic cop, but even Konata wonders why can she keep at that position. Surprisingly, she showed real care towards Yutaka. Has an offscreen husband.
- Berserk Button: Only pass her while she's behind the wheel if you're prepared for an Initial D-like race.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: You usually don't want your police officers to be nonsensical goofballs.
- Cat Smile: Her default expression.
- Drives Like Crazy: Her driving skills are truly awe-inspiring, and she does it while still driving under the limit.
- Genki Girl
- Happily Married: Although Mr. Narumi is always out of town for work.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Usually crashes at the Izumi household when she's too drunk to drive home.
- Hypocritical Humor: Yui at one point jokes about how lame cops are... despite being one herself.
- When driving the Hiiragi sisters to the beach, she mentions how she knows everything there is to know about safe driving. Then a guy passes her. She gets pissed, and starts racing him. Kagami even lampshades it.
- One of the Kids: Cheerful, energetic, and despite being a young woman, sometimes less mature than her teenage sister and cousin.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Yutaka.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Voiced by: Hirokazu Hiramatsu (JP) and Tony Oliver (EN)Konata's father and fellow otaku. Works as a freelance writer at home but surprisingly, he writes more serious, completely non-otaku topics.
- Audience Surrogate: For the older male readers/audience.
- Beauty Mark: On the outer corner on his left eye. Such a mark customarily symbolizes sadness, which is appropriate for him; he really misses his late wife Kanata.
- Bumbling Dad: He's certainly not stupid or lazy, yet the entire Izumi-Kobayakawa household thinks so.
- Cassandra Truth: Nobody believes that he is actually a hardworking writer who can write wholesome, non-otaku-related topics, has quite a bit of book smarts, has had a relationship with Kanata that was far beyond lolicon, so on and so forth.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Kanata.
- Demoted to Extra: Didn't appear in the OVA.
- Doting Parent: Someone's got to give the guy credit for being an attentive and loving father who raised a happy and emotionally well-adjusted daughter to adulthood... eccentricities notwithstanding.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He's not exactly "huge" per se, it's just his wife that was so short he towered above her.
- He buys H-Games for his underage daughter and takes shots of nubile girls at other schools' sports festivals. Needless to say, even his daughter was fed up and frequently fears for his arrest.
- In later volumes of the manga this aspect of his gets subdued. One Volume 7 strip has Yutaka catching him looking between the legs of figurines — which horrified the innocent girl to no end. This ends up becoming a running gag.
- Pervert Dad: With the bulk of his perviness oriented towards young girls, especially his daughter and younger niece.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: He's not exactly "ugly" per se, but there's no questioning that Kanata looked far better.
- Unfortunate Implications: In-universe — the figure incident could be seen as him actually having dropped it and picking it up. Also, in volume 7 he gets spotted by Yutaka pantsless while trying to find toilet paper. Konata hears a scream and assumes he did something stupid.
- Younger Than He Looks: Even as a teenager he looked way older than Kanata, who turns out to be a bit older than him.
- Whole Episode Flashback: The latter half of episode 22, when he recalled his life with his late wife Kanata.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Voiced by: Tōru Furusawa (JP) and Richard Epcar (EN)The Hiiragi sisters' father.
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP) and Peggy O'Neal (EN)The Hiiragi sisters' mother.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Probably has one of the highest ratios of screentime and characterization versus (risque) Fan-Art of any anime character.
Voiced by: Nozomi Masu (JP) and Bridget Hoffman (EN)The eldest of the Hiiragi sisters.
- Meaningful Name: The four Hiiragi sisters all have Theme Naming going on with reference to the Shinto Religion. In Inori's case, her name literally means "prayer" in the sense of "an entreaty to the gods".
Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka (JP) and Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN)The second eldest of the Hiiragi sisters.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While both she and Kagami verbally spat multiple times during the time she made paella, Matsuri also made sure to give Kagami credit for buying the ingredients when their parents praised Matsuri for making it.
- Meaningful Name: The four Hiiragi sisters all have Theme Naming going on with reference to the Shinto Religion. In Matsuri's case, her name refers to festivals, many of which were originally celebrated in honor of Shinto kami.
Meito "Anime Tenchou" Anisawa
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP) and Lex Lang (EN)An anime-only character, he is the manager of the Animate store Konata frequents. He is actually the mascot for the Animate chain as Captain Animate, created by Shimamoto Kazuhiko in the late 90s; but the one who made him known in Japan was none than Hideaki Anno who directed a short Original Video Animation for the character, a Radio Show was also made. Anisawa was made to help boost the sales and pick interest of the general public into buying anime merchandise, not just for Animate stores.
- Art Shift: He and his store's staff are all drawn in a distinct Shounen art style with a different color palette from the rest of the characters.
- Ass Kicking Pose: Episode 12, when he lectured a salesman about the value of leftover merchandise.
- Berserk Button: Never insult anime merchandise featuring side characters or he will punch you in the face.
- Failure Is the Only Option: Trying to get Legendary Girl A to buy ONE THING proves about as successful as Wile E. Coyote getting the Road Runner to STAND STILL, let alone eat it.
- Hot-Blooded: To a ridiculous extent, though it's not hard to imagine why. His every appearance is typically accompanied by spontaneous combustion.
- Large Ham: He takes his job really seriously, especially when Legendary Girl A (Konata) is involved.
- Manly Tears: When he finally gets Konata to pick up an item, he sheds these. Then he lets out the best scream ever when she puts it back.
- Mundane Made Awesome: Every attempt at selling something to "Legendary Girl A" (AKA Konata).
- Product Placement: The Animate chain does have commercial links with this series, judging from the existence of some of its strips from its in-store magazine.
- Shout-Out: In one episode, he pulls a freaking Geass from out of nowhere. Lelouch's Geass. He uses it on Konata to get her to FINALLY buy something in his store... only for it to turn out that she doesn't have enough money.
Mami Kosuge (JP), Bridget Hoffman (EN)Miyuki's mother, who is just as cuddly, adorable and innocent as her daughter — but not as smart.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: More often than not mistaken for Miyuki's little sister.
- Beware the Nice Ones: In the Volume 2 Omake, a "What If? Soujiro was Miyuki's father" strip showed Yukari sneaking up on him with a hammer and a very disturbing expression after he fondled Miyuki...
- Cloudcuckoolander: She once talked with a telemarketer for over an hour. Out of boredom.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Like mother, like daughter.
- The Ditz: Perhaps even more than Tsukasa: the manga's character sketch for Yukari stated that she was "good at nothing," whereas Tsukasa at least is an excellent cook.
- Eyes Always Shut: Default expression.
- Mum Looks Like A Sister: Due to her looking just as adorable as her daughter, they are often mistaken for sisters.
- Nice Girl: Miyuki even says she's "incapable of guile".
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Just as sweet as her daughter.
- Too Dumb to Live: The character sketches say it's impossible for her to live alone, but it's impossible for her to get into that situation either.
- Woman Child: Her daughter is wiser and more mature than she is.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair
Voiced by: Junko Iwao (JP)Minami's mother.
Voiced by: Sumi Shimamoto (JP), Rebecca Forstadt (EN)Konata's deceased mother who looks just like Konata. Despite a bit wary about Soujirou's lolicon tendencies, she still consider him to be actually caring for her — something nobody else will associate with Soujirou.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Even lampshaded by the Hiiragi sisters when they saw an old photo of her. Kagami even questioned whether she was legal.
- Ascended Extra: Although we know her name and how she looked by Volume 2 of the manga, she was only substantially characterized in the anime.
- Childhood Friend Romance: She and Soujirou were childhood friends.
- Ill Girl: If the anime is to be believed, she's really frail at the end of her life.
- No Accounting for Taste: At least Konata thought so.
- Older Than She Looks: She's just a centimeter taller than Konata. She's one reason Konata starts to wonder if Soujirou is a lolicon. She turns out to be slightly older than Soujirou.
- Posthumous Character: She passed away long before the story takes place, though her spirit appears in one episode.
- Punny Name: Kanata means "there". Now think about the translation of her Image Song.
- Rapunzel Hair: Like mother, like daughter.
- Spooky Photographs: She unintentionally caused one of these while trying to get a family picture with her husband and daughter. The sight of her ghostly figure in the photo causes Konata and Soujirou to freak out.
- Strong Family Resemblance: It's pretty obvious where Konata got her looks from.
- Woman in White: She has almost always been seen wearing a pure white summer dress in her appearances.
Voiced by: Miki Inoue (JP)She should be listed in the category below; Shiraishi entered Lucky Channel because she was elevated to the "main show" in volume 5. She's Kagami's homeroom teacher, specializes in biology, and is the advisor for the Animation Research Club. Heterosexual Life-Partners with Fuyuki. Only has one short cameo in the anime's last episode.
- Girlish Pigtails: Her hairstyle is identical to Yutaka's.
- Older Than They Look: She's also known to be quite short.
Voiced by: Kumi Sakuma (JP)Also introduced in volume 5 of the manga, Fuyuki is Ryouou's school nurse and is Heterosexual Life-Partners with Hikaru. Does not appear in the anime, but like Ko also appears in Net Idol Meister.
- The Caretaker: Towards Hikaru.
- Hospital Hottie: Hikaru appears to be the only obstacle for male teachers to date her.
- Nightmare Fetishist: She's a big fan of horror movies and the paranormal.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Hikaru's Tomboy.
Voiced by: Kujira (JP), Derek Stephen Prince (EN)Minami's dog.
- Big Friendly Dog: Except towards Hiyori
Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (JP [Extra Drama CD/NDS game]), Marina Shimagata (JP [The Miyakawa Family's Hunger]), and Yukiko Takaguchi (JP [PS2 Game])The elder of an impoverished pair of sisters. She is the reason for their poverty, as she spends too much money on manga and doujinshi—while just working as a bookstore staff.
- Crack Is Cheaper: In-Universe parody of this trope.
- Foolish Sibling: To Hikage's responsible
- Meaningful Name: Her name means "in the sun". Her sister's name means "shade".
- Parental Abandonment
- Perpetual Poverty: On account of her excessive manga/doujinshi binges.
- Promotion to Parent: She's doting to Hikage, but she's not the most financially responsible person around.
- Tareme Eyes: Contrast with Hikage's.
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura (JP [Extra Drama CD/NDS game]), Yui Kano (JP [Anime/PS2 game]), Kotoe Kawasaki (JP [The Miyakawa Family's Hunger]), and Rebecca Forstadt (EN [credited as "Rebecca Olkowski"])The younger of an impoverished pair of sisters. An elementary schooler, and thus the youngest Lucky Star character.
- Meaningful Name: Her name means "shade". Her sister's name means "in the sun".
- Perpetual Poverty: On account of her older sister's excessive manga/doujinshi binges.
- Responsible Sibling: To Hinata's foolish.
- Token Mini-Moe: There's Yutaka, but as a grade-schooler she's the youngest character in the series.
- Tsurime Eyes: Contrast with Hinata's.
Madoka ŌharaOne of Akira's friends from middle school.
Akuru NakataniAnother one of Akira's friends from middle school.
- Informed Attribute — She says that she expresses her emotions, but Akira can't recall ever seing it.
Rinko OtonashiYet another one of Akira's friends from middle school.
Lucky Channel Hosts
Historically speaking, Lucky Channel predates Lucky Star. It is the name of the reader's column for Comptiq, the magazine Lucky Star serialized.
Voiced by: Ai Nonaka (JP [Drama CD/NDS game]), Hiromi Konno (JP [Anime/PS2 game]) and Stephanie Sheh (EN)An Idol Singer in the Lucky Star universe and "navigator" of Lucky Channel. She's fourteen — younger than most of the cast — but has eleven years of acting experience. In Comptiq she is the name in which the magazine reply readers' mail.
- Animated Actor: Her rant in Episode 6's Lucky Channel.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
- Cat Smile: When using her cute girl facade.
- Contralto of Danger: She pretends to be a cheerful, high-pitched 14-year-old for the camera, but as soon as it's switched off, she reverts to her borderline psychotic, abusive real self with a husky contralto.
- Curse Cut Short: In the episode 16 dub.Akira: I'M A PROFESSIONAL YOU FU-
- Cute and Psycho: She's adorable and she knows it, but just take a look at her other persona. It's a bad idea to piss her off, too, unless you really want her "psycho" side to come out.
- Deliberately Cute Child: She knows she's a cute young girl, and has been using that to her advantage to gain viewers ever since she was four.
- The Fake Cutie: Played with. Physically, she's adorable, but personality-wise, not so much.
- Financial Abuse: Implied in the anime. She did mention that her mother did have some very nice purses, some of which weren't there the previous day...
- Flanderization: Akira is not a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing (or at least not nearly as much) in the original manga — but come the anime version...
- Genki Girl: But it's just part of her on-screen persona.
- Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Or at least Jerkass Eyes. Has a tendency to switch back and forth several times in a given episode.
- Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Of the "cute" variant, though this is only to add to her status as The Fake Cutie.
- Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: Her "off-screen" personality in the anime. This came from her failure to get a position in the main show.
- Idiot Hair: It wouldn't be smart to call her an idiot, though.
- Improbable Age: Repeat: she's a fourteen-year old Idol Singer with eleven years of experience in the media.
- Kawaiiko: Her "on-screen" personality.
- Nice Character, Mean Actor: In reverse.
- White-Dwarf Starlet: In the anime; in the manga universe she's still at the peak of her career.
Voiced by: Himself (JP) and Sam Riegel (EN)An anime-exclusive character with two roles: "Sebastian", a random student in Konata's class, and Akira's henpecked assistant in Lucky Channel.
- Actor Allusion: In addition to the below song, the dub has Akira subtly refer to Donatello
- Ascended Meme: "Wa-wa-wa-wasuremono~" Upgraded to an ending in Episode 13, and a full song when the album came out.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He takes an astounding nineteen episodes' worth of physical and emotional abuse from Akira, but when he finally snaps the results are epic. He even provides the image for the trope page.
- Butt Monkey: The poor guy gets a lot of abuse from Akira, to the point that he eventually reaches his Rage Breaking Point.
- Celebrity Paradox: During a Breaking the Fourth Wall moment in one segment of Lucky Channel, Minoru starts calling out all characters voiced by Akira's seiyuu from various anime. She in turn mentions how Minoru works part-time at a restaurant.
- Character as Himself: That's Minoru Shiraishi playing Minoru Shiraishi.
- Dude, Where's My Respect?: He's abused pretty badly throughout the run of Lucky Channel, until he snaps...
- The Dog Bites Back: His epic breakdown in Episode 21's Lucky Channel.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: In-universe — he notes how his popularity is beginning to far outstrip Akira's. In Episode 8's Lucky Channel he even boasts his own fan letters.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: He was nearly universally referred as "Sebastian" after a Maria-sama ga Miteru reference Konata made.
- Eyes Always Shut: Except when he finally snapped, and in the final episode where it suddenly became green.
- Green Eyes: In the very final episode, his eyes were more detailed than when he was freaking out, it was revealed to be green.
- Image Song: "Koi no Minoru Densetsu"
- Ink-Suit Actor: The resemblance between Minoru and Minoru is quite notable.
- Rage Breaking Point: The Mount Fuji incident.
Voiced by: Himself (JP) and Johnny Yong Bosch (EN)Anime-only. In episodes 20 and 21, he replaces Minoru as Akira's assistant in Lucky Channel.
- Bishōnen: Just like the real thing...
- Ink-Suit Actor: Like Shiraishi, the similarities between Daisuke and Daisuke is undeniable.
- Something About a Rose: He carries one around for no apparent reason.
- Yes-Man: To Akira, though unlike Minoru, he doesn't particularly seem scared of her.