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Introducing all (but three of) the girls from Lucky Star! From left: Ayano, Patricia, Tsukasa, Yutaka, Konata, Kagami, Minami, Miyuki, Hiyori, and Misao
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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Main Characters

    Konata Izumi
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: While she's quick to comment on other girls' cuteness and moe traits (especially in regards to Kagami and Miyuki) and plays a lot of H-Games aimed at straight men, she has stated she's not into real-life lesbian relationships, so it's not clear if she really is attracted to girls outside of fiction. She also occasionally considers getting a boyfriend.
    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.
  • 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, but only because her father sent her to the lessons.
  • Beauty Mark: Below her left eye. She inherited it from her father.
  • 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: Her default expression, which is fitting with her playful nature and her tendency to be The Gadfly (especially towards Kagami).
  • 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.
  • Cosplay Otaku Girl: The current page image. However, she's actually a more downplayed example, as while she's definitely a huge Otaku she's really only ever seen cosplaying for her job at a Cosplay Café. She doesn't see cosplay as a hobby since according to her, it feels too much like work.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Konata will sometimes do this in conjecture with her short stature, to fool others into thinking she's a child, allowing her to get cheaper movie tickets.
  • Funsize: She's seventeen, later eighteen years old, but stands at only 142cm (4'8").
  • 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: She has dedicated large portions of her life to excessive gaming of every genre.
  • Idiot Hair: She has a noticeable strand of hair that always sticks up. While she's more Brilliant, but Lazy than an idiot, her grasp on reality can be questionable at times due to how much of an Otaku she is. In at least one strip the Hiiragi twins couldn't recognize Konata aside from her idiot hair.
  • 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.
  • Older Than She Looks: At seventeen (later eighteen) years of age, but is short enough to get mistaken for a prepubescent child. Her immature, childish nature doesn't help either. Though she's not really bothered by this.
  • 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. Aside from a brief obsession with MariMite and making a single reference to Wedding Peach, she has no interest in any series aimed at girls and is hugely into anime and games primarily aimed at a male audience. One strip lampshaded this, saying she is only biologically female.
  • Petite Pride: She used to feel bad about being flat-chested, until she played a game which had flatness as a desirable status, which bolstered her confidence completely.
  • 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.

    Kagami Hiiragi
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.

  • Catchphrase: "Mattaku..." ("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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In the dub at least, she's usually annoyed when she snarks, but sometimes she's deadpan.
  • First-Name Basis: It says a lot about how often Kagami comes over to Konata, Tsukasa, and Miyuki's class that all of their classmates casually refer to her by her first name, while everyone in her class still calls her by her last name.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: In terms of personality, Kagami is the Straight Woman responsible sibling to Tsukasa's foolish. And that's saying something!
  • 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.
  • Grumpy Bear: She is this to the rest of the cast (Konata in particular) due to her comparatively mature and serious personality.
  • 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 sane and normal of the main cast and probably the most a Lucky Star character can get. And in addition, she is somewhat of a genderbend insert of the creator himself, if sharing his name didn't give it away.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: With Tsukasa, being the smart and responsible Straight Man compared to Tsukasa's ditzy Cloudcuckoolander nature.
  • Straight Man: She's the most normal of the protagonists, and often calls out her friends and sister about their antics.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Tsukasa's Girly Girl but Girly Girl to Konata's Tomboy.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Seen with a ponytail once with Konata and Tsukasa. She didn't look good in it, being ungirlish.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Though she tends to act very tomboyish, she also has a soft, sensitive girly side.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Pocky
  • Tsundere: More tsun then dere, especially towards Konata. But she's not the stereotypical "brutalise the protagonist 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, and to highlight her smart and serious nature. She currently provides the page image.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Konata. Konata often exchanges snarky remarks, while Kagami displays exasperation and frustration with Konata's lazy and hardcore Otaku nature.
  • Weight Woe: To such extents that annoy Konata.
    Konata: (Sigh) This is one of the reasons why girls are so...
    Kagami: Hello. You're supposed to be a girl, too, aren't you?
  • Yaoi Fangirl: Subverted. When she sees a a pretty graphic doujin of Gauron and Sousuke from Full Metal Panic! at Comiket, she takes a peek out of curiosity, but this results in a Luminescent Blush and a speedy exit since it was "too intense" for her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Violet in her case.

    Tsukasa Hiiragi
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.

  • Book Dumb: She doesn't have very good grades, unlike Kagami. Episode 2 has her try to fix this by planning out her study time during Golden Week, but she ends up forgetting to follow the plan.
  • 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 take pictures of her because of the resemblance and ask her to say "Hiroyuki-chan".
  • The Chick: Of the main cast since she tends to play the Girly Girl to the tomboys, Konata and Kagami.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Stereotypical dreamer and klutz.
  • The Ditz: Even the most mundane tasks like studying or finding her phone address proves to be very challenging for poor Tsukasa. Ironically, her issue occasionally seems to be overthinking something. Prime examples of this are in the anime's second episode, where we see that she spent more time scheduling her studying rather than actually studying and when she was in the hurdle race of the school's sports festival and was thinking so much about Miyuki's advice on counting her steps that she slammed into every single hurdle.
  • Expressive Accessory: Her yellow hair bow tends to droop when she's sad or worried, or spike up when she's shocked.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: She's more feminine than her Tsundere twin sister Kagami and Otaku Surrogate Konata, and 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?").
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Tsukasa is the foolish to Kagami's responsible, as stated in the entry above.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her switch with Kagami. Also fits her cute personality.
  • 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, but she is rather innocent on top of already being Book Dumb.
  • 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.
  • Phoneaholic Teenager: When she learns how to text on her cell, she gets addicted to it. It's to the point where at least one of her texts had an entire wall of emojis tacked to the end, and the Hiiragi household's phone bill skyrocketed because of her texting habits alone.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: With Kagami, being the ditzy, Book Dumb Cloudcuckoolander compared to her smarter and more responsible twin sister.
  • Shrinking Violet: She has purple hair and can be timid around strangers, so she tend to hide behind her sister.
  • 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 highlight her niceness and kindhearted nature, and to differentiate her from Kagami. She currently provides the page image.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to her tomboy twin, Kagami.
  • Verbal Tic: "Balsamic vinegar", which she seems to consider an Inherently Funny Word.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has violet hair, just like Kagami.

    Miyuki Takara
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.
  • The Chick: Of the main cast, along with Tsukasa, as both are feminine while the other two are tomboys, and additionally, Miyuki's "feminine" features are widely endured.
  • 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.
  • Ditzy Genius: She's very book-smart and capable at all kinds of tasks, and often comes up with the best ideas out of the group, but she's also quite clumsy and prone to spacing out. The implication is that she's so busy thinking about things that she pays less attention to the world around her than she should be, leading to her clumsy moments.
  • 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.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Quite feminine with Rapunzel Hair.
  • 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.
  • Only Sane Woman: When Konata pranks an angry Kagami and Tsukasa being a total Cloudcuckoolander.
  • 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."''
  • Pink Means Feminine: She has pink hair and quite a feminine personality as she is polite and very sweet.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Very polite and always wears tights.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has salmon pink hair, and despite being an Ojou she's 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. In the OVA she comes up with a way to split three biscuits among the four of them by separating the top and bottom halves, giving one to each person, then splitting the remaining two in half and distributing them evenly.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She wears glasses and is the most intelligent of the group, having the highest grades and often knowing facts that the other three don't.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks almost exactly like her mother, only with longer hair and glasses. 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.
  • 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.
  • Token Rich Student: While Minami is implied to be from a rich family as well (since she and Miyuki live on the same street), Miyuki is the only character whose wealthy background is focused on, and yet she still goes to the same public school as her middle-class friends.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's afraid of the dentist.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink in her case.
  • 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)

    Yutaka Kobayakawa
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 (her cousin, though she often sees her as a sister) 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.
  • Foil: To the more dirty-minded Konata who's brash and a prankster.
  • 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 cute and innocent.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Because she's so small, the sleeves of her school uniform cover her hands. This adds to her cuteness.
  • 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?
  • 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").
  • Shrinking Violet: She's very shy and timid, especially when meeting new people.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Compare to Yui, below.

    Minami Iwasaki
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.

  • 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: An Affectionate Parody and subverted. Minami is a young girl with short mint green hair and blue eyes who is considered creepy by her peers because of her reserved personality. Then it turns out Minami is a regular Shrinking Violet whose shyness is frequently mistaken for her being eerie.
  • Secretly Wealthy: Implied. She lives in the same block as Miyuki.
  • Shrinking Violet: She may seem aloof and intimidating, but she's really very shy and awkward around others.
  • Talking to Herself: In the English dub, Minami shares the same voice actress as Tsukasa
  • Tsurime Eyes: Subverted. Minami's almond-shaped eyes are one of the characteristics that make her come off as an intimidating character. Her personality is really shy and meek.
  • 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has green hair.

    Hiyori Tamura
Voiced by: Ryoko 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 Him: 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.
  • 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.
  • Shipping Goggles: Probably the most triumphant in-universe satirical take on same-gender shippers. She even has a whole Image Song about her inability to control it.
  • 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.

    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 manga chapters later. Averted in the anime, where she was introduced in Episode 17 and remained prominent through to the end.
  • Occidental Otaku: Her knowledge in Japanese culture seemed to be limited to anime.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: She's blonde and fits many traits of a stereotypical blonde.
  • 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 known 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.

    Misao Kusakabe
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.
  • Bokukko: She's pretty much the stereotypical tomboy of the show and written to represent that.

    Ayano Minegishi
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.
    • For those who've only seen the anime, Misao mentioned Ayano's temper in the second-last episode.
    Dub!Misao: She may act all sweet and innocent, but if you piss her off she'll cut you, man.
  • The Caretaker: Very nurturing and motherly around her friends, particularly Misao.

    Kō Yasaka
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.

    Yamato Nagamori
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 Wakase

Class 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.

  • Book Dumb: Izumi completely flounders academically. At one point she even filled in the same letter for every question on a multiple choice test and still got them all wrong.
  • Class Representative: Grades aside, she's a model student who as class rep keeps her fellow students on track and is very attuned to their needs. She personally carried Hiyori to the nurse's office after being the only one to notice she was having a fainting spell.
  • Closet Geek: And freaks out whenever she thinks she's been discovered.
  • Something Only They Would Say: Konata first found she's an otaku after Konata overheard her using Twintails for something muggles would settle with "pigtails".

    Tamaki Yamanobe

Another 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 Busujima
Yet another girl who appears in Volume 7, and yet another member of the Animation Research Club.

Supporting Characters (Adults)

    Nanako Kuroi
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.
  • Hot Teacher: A beautiful young teacher with Cute Little Fangs and a fun-loving personality. Though she's, to her dismay, still single.
  • 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: During the Beach Episode, Konata thought she was
  • 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).
  • Tomboy: Grown up version who's pretty manly for a woman.
  • 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.

    Yui Narumi
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.

  • Drives Like Crazy: Her driving skills are truly awe-inspiring, and she does it while still driving under the limit.
  • Genki Girl: So much so that even her default method of entering a room is slamming the door open, flailing her arms about and happily and loudly announcing herself.
  • 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.

    Soujirou Izumi
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, being a huge Otaku who's also very into cute young girls (to the point of being a Comedic Lolicon).
  • 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 comedic lolicon, so on and so forth.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Kanata.
  • Comedic Lolicon:
    • 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, even though he's portrayed as mostly harmless otherwise.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kimono Is Traditional: He typically wears a kimono and a haori, which references the Japanese stereotype of writers only ever wearing traditional clothing.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his eccentricities and sometimes-unhealthy levels of indulgence in his hobbies, he's overall a kindhearted man who loves his family.
  • Otaku: He's hugely into anime, manga and video games. Konata clearly inherited many of her own nerdy interests from him.
  • Perma-Stubble: He has some noticeable stubble on his chin that he's never seen without, aside from flashbacks to when he was more clean-shaven.
  • Pervert Dad: With the bulk of his perviness oriented towards young girls, especially his daughter and younger niece.
  • 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: He has blue hair, just like his daughter.

    Tadao Hiiragi
Voiced by: Toru Furusawa (JP) and Richard Epcar (EN)

The Hiiragi sisters' father.

    Miki Hiiragi
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP) and Peggy O'Neal (EN)

The Hiiragi sisters' mother.

    Inori Hiiragi
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".
  • Miko

    Matsuri Hiiragi
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.
  • Miko

    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 other 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 Kazuhiko Shimamoto's art style and have 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.
  • Cameo:
    • Anisawa actually predates Lucky Star; he was Animate's mascot for some time before.
    • He made another cameo appearance in the first season of Hayate the Combat Butler
    • He also has a cameo in Disgaea 4 of all places.
    • As well as during the credits for Hetalia World Series: Fantasia.
  • 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.
  • Punny Name: His real name in Japanese order is Anisawa Meito. Take the first part of his family name and his given name, put it together and you get Animeito, as in Animate, the chain of stores he's the mascot for.
  • 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.

    Yukari Takara
Voiced by: Mami Kosuge (JP), Bridget Hoffman (EN)

Miyuki's mother, who is just as cuddly, adorable and innocent as her daughter — but not as smart.

  • 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. More often than not mistaken for Miyuki's little sister.
  • 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.
  • Womanchild: Her daughter is wiser and more mature than she is.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair, just like her daughter.

    Honoka Iwasaki 
Voiced by: Junko Iwao (JP)

Minami's mother.

    Kanata Izumi
Voiced by: Sumi Shimamoto (JP), Rebecca Forstadt (EN)

Konata's deceased mother who looks just like Konata. Despite a bit wary about Soujirou's comedic lolicon tendencies, she still considers him to be actually caring for her — something nobody else will associate with Soujirou.

  • Fun Size: Konata inherited her tiny height.
  • Ill Girl: If the anime is to be believed, she's really frail at the end of her life.
  • 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. Kagami actually mistook an old photo of her for Konata.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair, just like her daughter.

    Hikaru Sakuraba
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.

    Fuyuki Amahara
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.

Other Characters

Voiced by: Kujira (JP), Derek Stephen Prince (EN)

Minami's dog.

    Hinata Miyakawa
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.

    Hikage Miyakawa
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.
  • Token Mini-Moe: There's Yutaka, but as a grade-schooler she's the youngest character in the series.

    Madoka Ōhara 
One of Akira's friends from middle school.

    Akuru Nakatani 
Another 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 Otonashi 
Yet another one of Akira's friends from middle school.

    Aya Hirano
Voiced by: Herself (JP)

A lead singer during "Performance of Haruhi" in Episode 15.

Lucky Channel Hosts

Historically speaking, Lucky Channel predates Lucky Star. It is the name of the reader's column for Comptiq, the magazine in which Lucky Star is serialized.

    Akira Kogami
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.

  • 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. This is implied to be an effect of her chain-smoking (yes, at the tender age of fourteen), as in a blink-or-you'll-miss-it moment, she chucks an ashtray full of cigarette butts at Minoru's head.
  • Curse Cut Short: In the episode 16 dub.
  • 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: Physically, she's adorable and is good at acting the part, but personality-wise, she's more of a dried-up entertainer who takes out her frustrations on Shiraishi.
  • 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: Subverted; she often acts cheerful and full of energy, 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.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: As the anime goes on, Shiraishi gets more and more lines and appearances in the main show. This frustrates Akira to no end since she can never get any actual appearances on the show herself, so she takes out her anger on Shiraishi more often.
  • 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, where she acts like a dried-up entertainer who's very cynical about her job and show business in general. This came from her failure to get a position in the main show.

    Minoru Shiraishi
Voiced by: Himself (JP) and Sam Riegel (EN)

Minoru Shiraishi is an anime-exclusive character with two roles: "Sebastian", a random student in Konata's class, and Akira's henpecked assistant in Lucky Channel.

    Daisuke Ono
Voiced by: Himself (JP) and Johnny Yong Bosch (EN)

Daisuke Ono is an anime-only. In episodes 20 and 21, he replaces Minoru as Akira's assistant in Lucky Channel.

    Yuko Goto 
Voiced by: Herself (JP) and Megan Hollingshead (EN)

Yuko Goto is an anime-only. In episode 23, she comes in to break up Minoru and Akira's fight.

  • Adam Westing: In real life, Goto is known for her enthusiasm about motorcycles and has made clear that she doesn't like being treated as a Nice Girl just because she's good at voicing them. Here, she's a straight-up delinquent.


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