KADOKAWA will publish the 10th tankobon volume of Kagami Yoshimizu's four-panel comedy manga Lucky Star in Japan on November 9. It has two limited edition covers collaborating with Kantai Collection/Kancolle and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya. Check the covers after the jump.
Friendship is a beautiful thing for both men and women, which anime does a great job portraying, however idealized it may be. While many female otaku fantasize over male friendship in anime, there are lots of anime focused on the friendship between girls as well. Polling site Goo Ranking recently asked Japanese men which anime make them roll around in joy when they watch to see displays of friendship between girls. See the result after the jump!
Kracie's latest innovation in junk food is a choco cornet kit. Introduced this fall, the 1,680yen item allows Lucky Star fans and kids with a decent amount of manual dexerity to create the pastry favored by a certain blue-haired otaku. See it in use after the jump.
We're less than a month away frin the long awaited 10th volume of Lucky Star manga. But, there's more reason to celebrate the otaku comedy. Publisher Kadokawa has begun taking preorders for a Lucky Star 10th anniversary! Everyone Together! art book, set to be released March 26, 2014. More after the jump.
The voice actress of Sheryl Nome from Macross Frontier, Takara Miyuki from Lucky☆Star and other memorable roles has announced that she got married in the last entry of her official blog on August 8th in Japan. She was engaged in 2011 and the blog had been inactive for a while since then until now. See her last blog entry after the jump!
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.