Lucky Star

Genre: Slice of life, Geek comedy
Length: 24 episodes
Score: Good

There’s not a lot of point trying to describe the plot of Lucky Star, as it doesn’t have one. It’s slice of life taken to the extreme: there’s a bunch of people and they talk about stuff, like which end you eat a cream puff from or how much a Yukata itches. The people happen to be school girls, one of whom is an incurable geek who plays her father’s H games and works at a Haruhi cosplay cafe – and is voiced by the same actress as Haruhi – but telling you that makes it sound too much like a plot, and I don’t want you to get the wrong idea.

Lucky Star seems to have divided people: there are those who adore it, worship it, proclaim it to be the second coming of the great Haruhi; and there are those who just can’t see the point. It is, after all, just a bunch of people talking about everyday stuff. It’s hard to explain why, but it does end up being very funny in places. However, too much of the humour ended up in a predictable pattern for each character. It’s a bit uneven, and the first few episodes aren’t the best, so if you at least find the beginning tolerably amusing then give it time to grow on you.