is a bad series that is neither interesting nor funny.
I'm basing this review on the first 10 episodes, because I wasn't masochistic enough to go any further. If you want to criticise me for not watching the entire thing, I counter that a show should not take more than five episodes to get into.
is a Slice Of Life
show focusing on four girls who look like this◊
. Since I have trouble remembering their names, I'm going to refer to them as Mary Sue
, Scaredy Twin, Scary Twin, and Moe-chan
. If you've seen it, you'll know who I'm talking about. Those who haven't may find this slightly easier to follow.
Mary Sue is the tiny, flat-chested blue-haired girl. She lives with a disturbingly perverted father who lusts after little girls. Despite being a lazy idiot who only cares about anime, manga, and MMORPGs
, she manages to excel at school due to all-night cramming sessions. In other words, she's exactly what the Target Audience
want to be, and is also a cute girl.
Scaredy Twin is timid and constantly frets. Scary twin is frustrated by the others. Moe-chan does a lot of moe stuff.
The biggest flaw is that the girls utterly lack personalities or even sterotypes. All they are is a collection of moments designed to appeal to the kind of losers that Welcome To The NHK
skewered. One of the 'jokes' the writers like to use is to have Scary Twin get annoyed at Mary Sue for not taking anything seriously. However, this never leads anywhere, and Mary Sue always manages to come out on top despite being a ridiculous jerkass
, as if to say "Hey, geeks! You don't have to improve yourself! Buy our fetishistic merchandise!"
Another attempt at humour comes from pop culture references. However, instead of trying to be funny, Lucky Star
thinks it's enough to say "Hey, look! My keychain is Keroro from Sgt Frog
To be fair, the "Lucky Channel" segments at the end of each episode are actually fairly amusing. However, they were already done on The Simpsons
. Just replace Akira with Krusty and Minoru with Sideshow Mel, and you have the Krusty
Instead of this tripe, try Family Guy, Azumanga Daioh, Goodbye, Mr. Despair
, or hitting yourself in the head.