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Lucky Star 1 by Kagami Yoshimizu
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Feb 22, 2012

did not like it
Read from February 22 to 24, 2012

This is like the dessicated corpse of Azumanga with all the comedy, inventiveness and charm sucked out. I can see why it kept being recommended to me as an Azumanga fan - the same set of four-panel "stories" arranged in vague episodes, following a group of girls throughout high school, with a female otaku as the novelty character instead of a child prodigy in that role.

Unfortunately, the characters are unlikeable and difficult to care about, the art is really creepy - these are high school girls looking like six year olds, yet they are not entirely unsexualised - and just really not good, and worst of all, it's really not funny. It didn't raise even a faintly amused smile in me. I also really didn't like the moe character, her presentation creeped me out, although admittedly I pretty much never like moe characters, so YMMV. (I can't actually remember any of the character names, which probably says something about how attached I (failed to) become to the characters.)

Only my own stubbornness and a desire to find something to justify its inexplicable popularity got me to the end of the first volume.
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message 1: by Sesana (new)

Sesana From looking at the cover, I never would have guessed that this was supposed to be a high school book. Ick.

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