“What is Lucky Star about?” is a question I often am stumped to answer. To put it simply, it’s about 4 girls talking about stuff. To put it complexly, it’s about 4 girls talking about lots and lots of stuff.
Lucky Star is a comedy series revolving around 4 friends in high-school. Most of the show is dialogue based, but this is okay because the writing is brilliant, and the English dub is 10/10. It takes on a “Seinfeld”-like approach to comedy, in that it pokes fun at every day occurrences. The problem with this, of course, is that there are a lot of cultural references that us western folks mightn’t fully grasp.
Being a culture based show, it often turns the spotlight to other anime – sometimes with subtle references, other times with full blown parodies. One of the four main characters in the show, Konata, is depicted as a typical depraved otaku – A character I think most of us can easily relate to, so you won’t be completely alienated by the culture differences. And let’s not forget; that very character is voiced by the one and only Aya Hirano (Best known for voicing Haruhi), and as if that wasn’t good enough, the dubbers even went as far as to cast Wendee Lee (Dubbed Haruhi) to voice her in the English Dub. Fangasms all around!