After Tsukasa Hiiragi voice actress Kaori Fukuhara did such a stellar job throwing out the first pitch last year, the cast of Lucky Star has again be teamed up with the pro baseball team of the geek comedy's home town, the Saitama Seibu Lions. This year, for June 23rd game against the Orix Buffaloes, Fukuhara was joined by Kagami Hiiragi's Emiri Kato in "Lucky Star Day Season 2." See the results after the jump.
After a previous promo that consisted of a single still shot with a voice over, we're gettting closer to actual animation with the second preview for Lucky Star spin-off Miyakawake no Kuufuku. Get a look after the jump.
If a cute voice is enough to get you excited for anime, the commercial Lucky Star spin-off Miyakawake no Kuufuku might do the trick. If you want actual motion... well, maybe next time. Yutaka "Yamakan" Yamamoto (Lucky Star episodes 1-4, Senyu) directs the anime about the Miyakawa sister and their flirtation with otaku spending driven financial ruin. Get a look after the jump.
While Yutaka Yamamoto (Haruhi, Senyu) famously parted ways with the Lucky Star production after directing the first four episodes, the divisive "Yamakan" will be returning for the adaptation of Kagami Yoshimizu's spin-off, The Miyakawa Family's Hunger, which will be produced by the studio he founded, Ordet, along with Encourage Films. More details on the upcoming comedy anime after the jump.
Meeting someone who shares your interests is not so easy when your interest is somewhat unique. People in Washimiya in Saitama, Japan came up with a solution which is Otaku dating events that are called "Ota-Konkatsu". Now there's news about first couple to marry out of the"Ota-Konkatsu" parties that are hosted by the city of Washimiya, one of the sacred places for Lucky Star fans. Get more details after the jump!
The girls of Lucky Star are back with a second chem book from Chukei Publishing Company, and this time things are getting a bit complicated. Impressive Learning Organic Chemistry with Lucky Star features Konata and company, with teacher Takashi Matsubara assisting the school girls. Manga author Kagami Yoshimizu provides illustrations, as well as a back cover/poster. Get a look after the jump.
Lucky Star has a special relationship with real Washinomiya Shrine, where its Hiiragi serve as fictional shrine maidens. Timed for New Years, the venerable Shinto holy site was host to a special Lucky Star announcement, as a prayer ema was hung revealing that Kagami Yoshimizu's spin-off Miyakawake no Kuufuku will be receiving an anime adaptation. More after the jump.
A bit of week in anime catch-up here. avex entertainment has announced that controversial anime director Yutaka "Yamakan" Yamamoto (Lucky Star episodes 1-4, Fractale) will be reuniting with Lucky Star writer Touko Machida and composer Satoru Kousaki on a new anime series. More after the jump.
After searching and teasing, the stage musical version of Lucky Star has revealed who will be playing the role of Konata Izumi. The public met gravure idol Ran Sakai as the blue haired otaku queen for the first time during a promotion for the show at this past weekend's Washimiya "Lucky Star" Shrine's Hajisai Festival. Get a look after the jump.
Still teasing the casting of blue haired otaku queen Konata, Kadokawa Anime has posted a 15-second promo for the stage musical version of Lucky Star ahead of its September 20-30 run at Tokyo Dome City Theater. Get a look after the jump.