Lucky Star, Vol. 2
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Well, that's what I'm here for. I pre-ordered this item and I received it on July 1.
This, like the other collaborative releases by Bandai Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA, is a superb package. These people really know their fan-base; what they desire. The set comes in a cardboard box, that temporarily holds the DVDs (and bonus items) for easy shipping. I use the term "temporarily" very loosely. Very likely, you won't get rid of that box, because of the art that adorns it.
The DVD case itself, like the Vol. 1 case, comes in a basic white color, made to look like notebook paper. This time with a very basic drawing of Tsukasa in a Shrine Maid outfit. This, like the volume before and the volumes to follow, is Konata's drawing, and it suits the case wonderfully. The contents of the DVD is the basic fare: Dolby Digital Audio in both Japanese and English; full subtitles and/or sign subtitles. The extras are a bit weak, however, with only the Key Scenes gallery, and a couple (I think three) episodes of "The Adventures of Minoru Shiraishi" (of which, by the way, I've never seen a single episode).
Of course, the above (except for the "temporary box") is included in the standard edition, so it's time to get into the bonus items not included anywhere else.
Sadly, there's one less extra here than in the Vol. 1 LE. If you remember, Vol. 1 had the Chocolate Coronet monitor wipe.Read more ›
Lucky Star follows the lives of four teenage girls with various personalities as they go through there daily lives as japanese high school students. Coming from traditional four panel comic strips (yonkoma) like the above mentioned Azumanga, there's no real continuous plot. However, the main draw of the series is the focus on the lead heroine Konata Izumi, who in japanese would be considered an otaku, while in ye olde english she can simply be called an anime nerd. Through Miss Konata we are given a series of anime inside jokes and japanese pop culture reference. And that's basically it, the whole series.
Though the above statement might seem as if I'm being hatefully critical, in actuality it's the complete opposite. I love everything about this series. True it isn't very complex, but that's what makes it so enjoyable. The characters are very simple, but have just enough depth so that they're all so lovable. The animation isn't ground breaking, but it's bright, colorful, and portrays the cute fun the writers were aiming for. And the music also conveys adorableness with everything from the main title song, to little background diddies enjoyably getting stuck in your head. While it's nice to have epic stories, major plot twists, and emotional characters, Lucky Star is a pleasant departure into simple animated fun.
However, Lucky Star is not without it's faults.Read more ›
Comes with quite a bit of bonus, which I think is on per with its price tag. If you just want DVD, you can get that way too. (CDs are nice, but I have hard time imagining myself wearing the T-shirt...)
Overall quality of dub is decent, but it is not certainly best one in my opinion. It is somewhat unfortunate as dubs for some characters are perfect. I'm not evaluating subtitles, as I watch Japanese track without one.
You might not get the full idea of humors in the show, if you don't know the original of those came from. Luckly, DVD insert includes information about background information about jokes and humors in the show.
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Glad I found this! I haven't seen the anime in years and I finally find the series to buy! Thank you so much! :) Thank you so much! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Teresa M. Ruddle
A wonderful series that most otakus are sure to enjoy, be sure to check it out on youtube before you decide to buy it ; )Published 20 months ago by Alex
The series just keeps you laughing, Very funny ! A must see for anime fans really great series ! just watch and see!Published 20 months ago by corey
I absolutely love this series! It's one of my favorites! Since this set was limited edition, it came with a T-shirt!Published on January 29, 2014 by Hallo Katze
a lot for only a little bit and it was a great idea for an anime lover and is a hard cover boxPublished on August 17, 2013 by Gary H. Bracey
bought this along with several other lucky star dvds, and the same things apply. was super great price, and love the series. Read morePublished on August 11, 2013 by Sean