I Got Cherry Pie!
(A Half-Assed Review of Lucky Star)

Just to make sure nobody else reviewed Lucky Star from the cherry pie angle, I googled "I got cherry pie" + "lucky star" and got 0 results. However, I did find some curious yet irrelevant results for the phrase "I got cherry pie":

"I got cherry pie. (Get it?). But I am not complaining. To the contrary, I love cherry pie. Mom's cherry pie, especially, which I miss terrifically..."

"I got cherry pie the pink puppy micro-pet today!!!! Cherry pie was only issued in Japan. Mommy found her on ebay from a lady in Hong Kong..."

"What Kind of Pie are You?...1 comments: markii said...I got Cherry Pie."

Lucky Star was a lot like my 1/3rd eaten cherry pie: eagerly anticipated, surprisingly bland, and quickly forgotten. This random comic I found sums it up. You can tell I didn't draw it, because unlike my artwork, the crappiness of this drawing was intentional.

Lucky Star seems to be popular among otakus who can relate to the characters. The only character I could relate to was Patricia, because I too have a ridiculous foreign accent whenever I try to speak Japanese.

There's also plenty of eye candy for the mo/pedophile audience.

Well developed minor characters
Simultaneous subplots
Unforeseeable plot twists
Comical victimization
Recurring random character(s)
Badass mid-episode transitions
Soundtrack by Yuki Kajiura
Frequently updated intro/ending visuals
Catchy dance sequence
Themes of Hatred/Suffering/Revenge
Topics of Hatred/Suffering/Revenge
Lesbians
Hilarious ambiguously gay dude
Stylish visual effects
Dinosaurs
Rivalry
A character vaguely resembling myself
Failed confessions
Mangled English
Pimp in a white suit
Disheveled journalist/photographer
Soft-spoken girl voiced by Mamiko Noto
Time Travel
Shameless advertisements
Rampant Pedophilia
Exaggerated foreign accents
Obligatory hot springs episode
Self-parody

Did I enjoy Lucky Star? I can't tell. On one hand, I looked forward to every episode and usually watched each one as soon as it was released. On the other hand, episodes were rarely engaging for the entire 24 minutes. I'd often pause them to do any of the following:

Even towards the end, Lucky Star stuck to the B- standards of my midterm and preliminary reviews. Although new characters spiced things up a bit, many of the jokes were long dead (Lucky Channel, incessant Haruhi/Kyoto Animation references, all of the second half's ending sequences, way too much punchline reinforcement, etc...). Regardless, you should give Lucky Star the benefit of the doubt and at least check it out. You may end up liking it, and even if you don't, you've got to admit its got style.


I watched the intro 7510 times