Lucky Star: Konata-ism

In: Anime

11 May 2007

I’ve never much blogged about anime before so it’s probably a little known fact around here that I’m a huge anime fan. One of the anime series I’m watching now is Lucky Star, an anime adaptation of a 4-panel comic strip by from Kyoto Animation. This being the same studio that produced the excellent The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, I knew I had to watch it.

Despite first reading about the numerous negative comments on blogs about the first few episodes of Lucky Star, when I watched it I actually found it pretty funny (there are some good reviews, though rare, such as this one). Four moe school girls, one of them an otaku? KyoAni‘s really pandering to the “niche” crowd here (“niche” meaning just about every single anime gamer).

It was not until later (about 3 episodes in) that I realized the main character, Konata Izumi, was voiced by Hirano Aya (who played Haruhi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya). Once afflicted by Ayaism, this fact enhanced the appeal of Konata.

Although, by the time I watched episode 5, I was hooked on Konata-ism. I’ll let the screen captures speak for themselves:

I am a tank

So she plays an MMORPG and plays a tank? Back when I was a World of Warcraft junkie, I had a level 60 warrior (yeah, pre-Burning Crusade n00b, I am) and had too much fun with it (to use a cliche, it’s like crack).

Teacher only AOEs

Hahaha… Fair enough. I had a mage in World of Warcraft before switching to a warrior and sometimes I do think that way about my ex-fellow mages ;) Though I’ve had the honor of playing with some of the best mages in my old guild.

I'll pull one

“I’ll pull one.” “lolololo.” Classic.

Teacher logged on

Konata’s teacher (who plays with her often) logs on.

Rare drop!

Konata gets a rare drop. Woo… Good times.

LOL gratz

Roflcopterskates

“LOL gratz”, “roflcopterskates” and “bbq” – I’m not sure if the fansubbers took some liberty here with the translation of the MMORPG-speak.

Ahh, and did I mention Konata watches a lot of anime as well? Konata is the new Haruhi.

Now go watch some anime!

Screencaps taken from a.f.k.’s excellent fansubs.

42 Responses to Lucky Star: Konata-ism

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Skye

May 18th, 2007 at 6am

Lucky Star is so cute, but really random. My cousin said Konata is exactly like me XD

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Talim

July 1st, 2007 at 1pm

KONATA.
Aya-sama was great. She is the best thing ever. No freaking joke.
KONATA, LET ME GROW UP TO BE YOU. x333

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Devon

July 11th, 2007 at 2am

“KONATA, LET ME GROW UP TO BE YOU. x333”

QFE.

olululu… I’ll probably resort back to otakudom after watching so much of this show… perhaps that is the desired effect.

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Ugochukwu

July 21st, 2007 at 1pm

Um.. im 11 and the only thing i have to say is.. im in love with konata.

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aegis

August 10th, 2007 at 12am

a.f.k. dropped LS.

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Chu Yeow

August 10th, 2007 at 10am

Ah that’s too bad. Looks like I’m gonna have to find another fansubber.

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mel

August 12th, 2007 at 12pm

umm, Konota IS Haruhi.

Same voice actress, Aya Hirano.

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Chu Yeow

August 12th, 2007 at 1pm

I think I pretty much mentioned that in the post, mel ;)

Anyway, looks like a.f.k. is still subbing Lucky Star – they’re just a little later than usual.

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Yuki

August 16th, 2007 at 8am

she doesnt play as a tank.. shes a tank.. meaning she takes the damage while her teacher kills

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Chu Yeow

August 16th, 2007 at 10am

She “plays a tank” was pretty much what I said. Perhaps I should have explained what “tank” means in this case…

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Saati

September 18th, 2007 at 3am

=3=

afk are being so slow with the subbing… gah, I wish they’d hurry up a little, the last one came out today, and they still haven’t even done 21 ;3;

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Chu Yeow

September 18th, 2007 at 10am

Check out Guerrand‘s subs, they seem to be quite good too.

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Michi

October 8th, 2007 at 2am

All my friends say I’m just like Konata. ALway talking about Haruhi and FMP, bugging people with pervy jokes, ane playing MMORPGs all the time. I love her, though. In the cosplay bar episode, I nearly fell out of my chair when she pulled a ‘Haruhi’. Kagamin’s reaction was pricless.

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Kevin

December 6th, 2007 at 3am

I read somewhere that Kona’s a huge fan of tony stewart… thought you guys would find that interesting, even though that’s never been anwhere else than where i heard it… maybe i dreamt that. still, i think its kinda neat.

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hellownurse

January 8th, 2008 at 1pm

I think when Konata said she plays “tank”, she means that she tanks her wizard friend. So maybe she’s a warrior ?

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January 9th, 2008 at 11pm

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Konakona

January 30th, 2008 at 9pm

I’m so totally like Kona-chan! >w< XDXD

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Konakona

January 30th, 2008 at 9pm

I’m so totally like Kona-chan! =w=.

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Konata

January 30th, 2008 at 9pm

I’m so totally like Kona-chan =w=.

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Konakona

January 30th, 2008 at 9pm

oops

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will

March 4th, 2008 at 9pm

I watched the opening on youtube and had 2 look into it. I was hooked at first sight. Now about everything on my comp is konata based along w/ all eps downloaded and a few doujin :P

I, however, didnt like the first 2 episodes at all dispite my love for the series. every time i rewatch the series those are the 2 episodes i least look forward to watching.

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konatafan

April 16th, 2009 at 9am

lol i took a quiz once and it said i was most like konata because im also an otaku

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Lasper

May 14th, 2009 at 7am

I just started watching Lucky Star like 4 days ago and aready on episode 17. How many more episodes are there is what im now woundering… I love how they refrenfce from other shows like code geass and other variours ones. Great show by all mean!

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gader

July 6th, 2009 at 5am

i fan of your websit.

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ILOVEKONATA

September 29th, 2009 at 5am

ALLL i have is konata in my room i hate hentai of her infact i want to kill anyone who likes that stuff and im only 15 but i fell in love with konata AND WHEN I MEAN FELL IN LOVE I MEAN I WOULD KILL FOR HER!

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Haruhi

October 16th, 2009 at 10pm

I am the OFFICIAL Konata Izumi.

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Might

January 31st, 2010 at 3am

Well, if you’re really the OFFICIAL Konata Izumi, then make new episodes for us! =D
Because I just watched all of them so its over .. Guess I’ll miss them for few weeks more..

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Kyoshi

April 23rd, 2010 at 6am

lol i’m only 11 and all of my friends in my school say i’m just like Konata(If only I didn’t cut my hair and it was blue…I could have been her irl twin. I’m even rly short like her.) I went to a lot of Anime Cons as her and srsly pulled off her personality without trying.
I EVEN HAVE A FRIEND WHO MOST OF THE TIME ACTS LIKE A TOTAL JERK TO ME ‘CUZ SHE’S A TOTAL TSUNDERE~! It’s official. I am the OFFICIAL in real life Lucky Star – Konata Izumi.

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Hagamblabla

May 20th, 2010 at 12pm

Holy crap. Konata makes no sense at all. But Lucky Star wouldn’t be funny without her. I really have no idea what to say next. This anime just left me speechless.

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Pooky

June 6th, 2010 at 6am

Im small like konata

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Pooky

June 6th, 2010 at 6am

I cant believe she likes pokemon like me we have lots in common

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Pooky

June 6th, 2010 at 6am

Tobeis a big jerkasshole

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Pooky

June 6th, 2010 at 1pm

Whoever made up Her fake boyfriend Tobei he is a butthole sides he crashes into poles

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Pooky

June 6th, 2010 at 2pm

I dont think you will kill me ILOVEKONATA or i should say bobby

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earthboundrules13

June 6th, 2010 at 2pm

I LOVE KONATA I WILL SAY YES If she wants to marry me

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Pooky

June 6th, 2010 at 5pm

I am in love with Konata no joke

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earthboundrules13

June 7th, 2010 at 5pm

I WOULD SO DATE KONATA!!!!!!

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Pooky

June 7th, 2010 at 5pm

I do not think you can get her to like you noobs

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Pooky

June 24th, 2010 at 1pm

Tobei is a bitch

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Jonathan Tenneson

October 27th, 2010 at 4am

This has to be the craziest guy EVER! tinyurl.com/37mgcy8

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