I admit it, I’m an idiot.
Despite the fact that I lecture about manga, I write about it, I provide my beloved readers with insight and insider information about the industry, I am absolutely, utterly, fail when it comes to Lucky Star. Lucky Star, Volume 8 has brought me to my knees.
I cannot figure out what the heck anyone sees in Lucky Star.
I watched the anime, I watched the OVA (because I was assured I would totally “get” it after that). I’ve read 8 volumes of the manga and I just don’t get it. What are people seeing in this horribly dull, barely comprehensible series? I just have absolutely no idea whatsoever. I’ve stopped halfway in this volume because I cannot tell the characters apart – still – and the jokes don’t make any sense at all.
I get the whole “Wow, teen girls who play bishoujo games! Schwing!” thing or “Wow, teen girls making stupid old-man puns! Schwing!” I mean, Yuru Yuri does it too. At least the jokes in that series make some kind of sense, even if they are mostly teen girls making old-man puns, (which is apparently the height of hilarity for some percentage of Japanese otaku.) I “get” stupid 4-koma jokes. I “get” stupid otaku jokes… But… This… I… I don’t even know what to say….
I’m especially puzzled by the fanaticism with which Japanese fans have latched onto this series.
Well, it’s moot. Bandai has pulled the plug on this series in English and I feel nothing.
Bye, Lucky Star! You were one of the most boring, incomprehensible things I’ve ever tried to care about for my fandom…. (^_^)/
Thanks very much to brand new Okazu Hero, Andreas L, who sent this to me! You taught me that I do have limits. Who knew? ^_^