Today, we are going to be looking at one of the most famous moe anime of all time, Lucky Star. Lucky Star took the moe formula and threw in tons of comedy that ranges from simple one-off jokes to hilarious references to other popular anime. With great characters and even better comedy, Lucky Star features many memorable scenes that still hold up over ten years later. We are going to look at five of Lucky Star's most memorable scenes. Due to Lucky Star having so many great moments, we won't be able to look at all the best scenes and jokes featured in the series, but we will include a good mix of scenes that will be sure to make you remember the greatness of Lucky Star.
5. Initial D Driving Scene (Episode 6)
Some of the best moments in Lucky Star happen when they are referencing other anime, and the Initial D driving scene is one of the best. On their way to the beach, Kiyotaka Narumi channels her inner Takumi Fujiwara and races a car down a winding road with Tsukasa and Kagami in the back seat. The scene includes changes animation style that imitates the style scene in Initial D and even includes a Eurobeat song for the background music.
4. The Fan Scene (Episode 5)
Kanata pays a visit to the Hiiragi and plops herself in front of the fan to make some funny noises with Tsukasa doing the same thing when she walks into the room. Despite Kagami calling the both of them childish, her father rats her out and reveals that Kagami had also done it before everyone arrived. This scene is a great example of the comedy you will find in Lucky Star. The simple premise of the joke allows the characters’ personalities to shine through and turn the scene into one of the most memorable in the series.
3. Chocolate Cornet (Episode 1)
Chocolate cornets are the focus of several scenes throughout Lucky Star, but the best of the bunch comes in the very first episode. Konata asks Tsukasa and Miyuki which end of a cornet you eat first. Another brilliant example of Lucky Star turning such a simple premise into one of the funniest moments in the entire series. The best part of the scene is the fact that girls are having a serious conversation about something so ridiculous. The reason this scene is so memorable is that it introduced the running gag of the chocolate cornet and was one of the first scenes in the entire series to show off Lucky Star’s comedy.
2. Haruhi Cafe (Episode 16)
Another of Lucky Star's great references, Miyuki, Tsukasa, and Kagami go to visit Konata at her new job. There they see Konata dressed up as Haruhi Suzumiya and watch as Konata and the other workers perform the Hare Hare Yukai dance from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The reference in this scene is made even better by the fact that Konata and Haruhi share the same voice in both the Japanese and English versions.
1. Tsukasa’s Volleyball Spike (Lucky Star OVA)
With many of Lucky Star's scenes center around Konata and Kagami, characters like Tsukasa only get a few scenes to really shine. Tsukasa's volleyball scene is the shortest scene on this list, but the scene perfectly shows off the type of character Tsukasa is as she tries to beat her sister in a game of volleyball to move up from being a side character. With Tsukasa going up to spike the volleyball against her sister, it looks as if she is going to have an epic moment, but she ultimately ends up missing the ball and slamming face first into the net. This scene is memorable for Tsukasa's face first slam into the net and the fact that it is one of Tsukasa's funniest moments in the entire series.
Lucky Star is one of the best anime of the 2000s and these scenes are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all of the fantastic comedy that can be found in its story. While there are many scenes that could have been featured on this list, these five scenes are cover all of the best aspects of Lucky Star and give you a look into why the anime is still so popular today. What is your favorite scene from Lucky Star? Are there any scenes you think should have been on the list? Let us know in the comments below.