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Synonyms: Lucky Star
Japanese: らき☆すた
English: Lucky☆Star
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2007 to Sep 17, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: 4-koma manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, Gag HumorGag Humor, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.741 (scored by 318213318,213 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10782
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #314
Members: 641,107
Favorites: 12,107

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Lucky☆Star follows the daily lives of four cute high school girls—Konata Izumi, the lazy otaku; the Hiiragi twins, Tsukasa and Kagami (sugar and spice, respectively); and the smart and well-mannered Miyuki Takara.

As they go about their lives at school and beyond, they develop their eccentric and lively friendship and making humorous observations about the world around them. Be it Japanese tradition, the intricacies of otaku culture, academics, or the correct way of preparing and eating various foods—no subject is safe from their musings.

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Lucky Star also has audio CDs, light novels, and a musical adaptation.

Episode Videos

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Characters & Voice Actors


Saitou, Shigeru
Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamamoto, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Motteke! Sailor Fuku" by Aya Hirano, Emiri Katou, Kaori Fukuhara & Aya Endou

Ending Theme

1: "Uchuu Tetsujin Kyoodain (宇宙鉄人キョーダイン)" by Aya Hirano (eps 1)
2: "Shouri da! Akumaizer 3 (勝利だ!アクマイザー3)" by Aya Hirano (eps 2)
3: "Sore ga, Ai Deshou (それが, 愛でしょう)" by Aya Hirano (eps 3)
4: "Sailor Fuku to Kikanjuu (セーラー服と機関銃)" by Emiri Kato (eps 4)
5: "Cha-La Head-Cha-La" by Aya Hirano (eps 5)
6: "Valentine Kiss (バレンタイン・キッス)" by Kaori Fukuhara (eps 6)
7: "Chijou no Hoshi (地上の星)" by Aya Endo (eps 7)
8: "Monkey Magic" by Aya Hirano (eps 8)
9: "Kogarashi ni Dakarete (木枯しに抱かれて)" by Aya Hirano (eps 9)
10: "I'm Proud" by Emiri Kato (eps 10)
11: "Doraemon no Uta (ドラえもんのうた)" by Kaori Fukuhara, Aya Endo, Aya Hirano, Emiri Kato (eps 11)
12: "Ike! Godman (行け!ゴッドマン)" by Aya Hirano (eps 12)
12: "Makenaide (負けないで)" by Kaori Fukuhara, Aya Endo, Aya Hirano, Emiri Kato (eps 12)
13: "Ore no Wasuremono (俺の忘れ物)" by Minoru Shiraishi (eps 13)
14: "Hare Hare Yukai (ハレ晴レユカイ)" by Minoru Shiraishi (eps 14)
15: "Koi no Minoru Densetsu (恋のミノル伝説)" by Minoru Shiraishi (eps 15)
16: "Misoji Misaki (三十路岬)" by Hiromi Konno (eps 16)
17: "Motteke! Sailor Fuku (Aimai Sunshine Ver.) (もってけ!セーラーふく(曖昧サンシャインver.))" by Minoru Shiraishi (eps 17)
18: "Kaorin no Theme (かおりんのテーマ)" by Minoru Shiraishi (eps 18)
19: "Otoko no Iki-sama (男の生き様)" by Minoru Shiraishi (eps 19)
20: "Omuko Rumba (お婿ルンバ)" by Minoru Shiraishi (eps 20)
21: "Shikaidaa no Uta (シカイダーの唄)" by Minoru Shiraishi (eps 21)
22: "Shiraishi Medley (白石メドレー)" by Minoru Shiraishi (eps 22)
23: "Mikuru Henshin! Soshite Sentou! (ミクル変身!そして戦闘!)" by Minoru Shiraishi (eps 23)
24: "Ai wa Boomerang (愛はブーメラン)" by Minoru Shiraishi (eps 24)


Jul 16, 2023
The culmination of early 2000s Japanese online pop culture bubble and possibly the beginning of the decline. Lucky Star owes everything to it's influences which is proudly wears on its sleeve, with it's predecessor shows, Nico Video, gaming forums, 2chan, etc. Understandably polarizing when it leaves the circle of it's target audience but for those who've soaked themselves in the geek world of 2000s Japan, this show is so close to perfection and could never be made today with the same level of soul. So enjoy Lucky Star because there will only ever be one.

And thank you Shiraishi Minoru for creating the funniest anime ...
Nov 7, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I really liked the upbeat OP but the content felt very stream-of-consciousness ala Japanese humour.

It was pretty funny at times. I especially liked the karaoke scenes and references to other animes. In many ways it reminds me of a funnier, cuter Pop Team Epic. If you enjoy either of these things you will probably enjoy this anime.

There is no story or plot to speak of but the art style was fun, bright, and loud. The characters are really cute but did not have enough development for me to become invested in them.

For me, I need more of a story and more ...
Jan 26, 2022
Despite the moe character design, Lucky Star is very... bland. What K-ON! did for the moe genre was revolutionary and has an incredible story in its own right with a cast of lovable characters. Lucky Star essentially is just a show about a group of high school friends that make fun of anime tropes, high school and really specific Japanese foods, and Japanese things in a snarky way. Some of the jokes land and are pretty funny. Most of them don't and it makes the show seem more like a commentary about the anime industry as a whole as opposed to a show worth watching ...

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