Good Luck Girl: Complete Series (Binbo-gami ga!) (Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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Ichiko gets lucky a lot. She’s rich, beautiful, smart, stacked, and better than you at everything. There’s a reason life always goes her way. She unwittingly steals happiness energy from everyone else! Momiji—a poverty god with a freakishly huge syringe and a bunch of oddball charms—has to take Ichiko’s extra good fortune and return it to her various victims of circumstance. Like an Adderall-raddled cat-and-mouse chase in a funhouse full of pop culture references, the spirit of shortcomings and her self-absorbed subject stick each other with jabs, gags, bizarre bets, and dirty tricks aplenty. It’s a side-splitting ride, and everyone’s seatbelt is defective. But how many blows to the ego can Ichiko take before she grows a sympathy gland and stops hogging all the happiness?
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The main character, Ichiko, was born with too much 'good fortune energy', meaning that she is good at everything, beautiful, rich, and a complete brat. To keep Ichiko's excess of good fortune energy from bringing disaster to everyone around her, a 'god of misfortune' is sent to extract Ichiko's good fortune energy. This leads to a madcap comedy on the levels of Tom and Jerry or Loony Tunes shorts as the misfortune god Momiji goes through an endless array of wild schemes and ridiculous 'god items' to carry out her mission.
A comedy first and foremost, the closest i can compare this anime to are American Loony Tunes, in the best possible way; the action is zany, wild, and hilarious. It can be difficult to properly translate humor across language barriers (unless you really like puns about Japanese kanji), but the slapstick on display here transcends culture. There are many references to other famous anime titles such as Dragonball Z and Deathnote as well; these are, of course, more amusing when you're familiar with those shows, but that isn't necessary to enjoy the jokes.
Beyond the comedy, the story is a well executed one. Rather than a more common 'cute girls doing cute things' are 'boob-filled shenanigans as several girls vie for milquetoast protagonist', the story is focused on the gradual development of Ichiko's character, and the gradual friendship that grows between Ichiko and Momiji. There is a lot of heart to be found in this show, and avoids becoming too cheesy or melodramatic.
This show is probably not for the under-13 crowd, if you are sensitive about 'fanservice' in anime. There are several scenes of Ichiko or other female characters in a bath or bathhouse (censored with the use of strategically placed soap suds), one of the prominent side characters is a masochist, which is played for humor (to be fair, since he's a god-dog who looks like a chihuahua, it is pretty hilarious). I personally find the fan service in this show less objectionable than in other series, since 1) the characters are never 'posing' for the viewer, 2) these scenes never come at the expense of their worth as a character or feel exploitative, and 3) there are no 'panty shots' (the original manga was actually notorious for this; the artist simply refused to do them). Your mileage may vary when it comes to this sort of thing, but just be aware that some of that stuff is in this show.
If you prefer watching anime dubbed, you are in luck; the english voice cast is fantastic, which is not common for a comedy such as this. Colleen Clinkenbeard, in particular, absolutely NAILS Momiji's character in one of the best dub performances i have ever heard.
In conclusion, if you are an anime fan looking for a good comedy with heart, this is a good pickup. If you have soon the sub already through Hulu, the English dub is worth the price of picking this up.
PS: Keep an eye out for the post-credits sequences, where a character who was prominent in the manga, but not able to make an appearance in the show, points out the scenes in which she was hidden in the background in each episode. After a couple episodes, you'll want to play your own game of 'Spot the Nadeshiko' and see if you can spot her each time.
PSS: If you get the chance, read the manga (called 'Binbougami Gah!'). It is amazing, lasts much longer than this show covers, and actually gets better and better as it approaches the end.
Its usage of anime references is also refreshingly hilarious and is implemented competently, so it never feels like a overused gimmick.
All in all, I highly recommend this series if you're looking for a good, original comedy series that will always leave you hungering for more.
With several anime references and cameo's, as well the chaos between the main two characters, if your into Comedy style anime i'd definitely pick this one up.
Sounds like a simple enough story and the trailer is very misleading which I feel works in great favor of the anime. The trailer makes one believe this is only a comedy and it is indeed very hilarious especially if you've seen a lot of anime, the parodies will make a lot of sense but there's other jokes that can be just as funny. The real surprise is the drama that also slowly builds into the series and proves to work perfectly. The protagonist seems like a real piece of work to put it politely but then her character becomes explained and I feel Ichiko has been developed well enough for a 2nd season to be made. This anime is definitely for adults considering the bits of fan-service, strong language, and sexually suggestive situations/innuendos.
I feel this anime is well worth purchasing for a good laugh as well as to learn something more about the people we encounter in real life; even on the surface the best looking of people have problems. If you enjoyed this, you'll definitely love the more adult anime parody Excel Saga and Baka and Test.
If you like:
"Is This a Zombie"
"Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends."
Then you will love this one!
I recommend this to any anime fan in general if they want a cheap laugh. It was definetly worth it for me!