::Note:: The ‘no anime is dropped forever’ posts will have to be put on hold for now. With the new season coming up I won’t have time to actually watch these dropped anime
Lucky Star holds a rather odd place in my heart. At this current time of writing it is my least favourite anime of all time, based off a single episode and a bunch of youtube clips I’ve seen of later scenes. A commenter pointed out that my dislike for it bordered on irrationality and I would totally agree. When it comes to something you hate, your hatred causes you to find more reasons to hate it until you get to the point where you are no longer able to identify the real reason you disliked the anime so strongly in the first place. However with these ‘no anime is dropped forever’ posts I have to come to terms with why this sits right down on the bottom of my list.
No anime is dropped forever: Lucky Star
Why I dropped it: Consider your standard conversation you might have amongst friends. You discuss what has happened, what will happen and what might happen. The past, the definite future and the possible future. The most pressing discussions are what happened in the immediate future, followed by those that happened in the immediate past. What happened yesterday and what’s going to happen today. If these two subject areas do not conjure up anything, you have entered the realm of the searching for subjects to discuss. What has happened in the past is a rather simple discussion of deeds me, you or friends have done in the past. But more important is the discussion of what could possibly happen in the future. These are the most important parts of discussion because this is where all discussion topics are born. Something that might happen turns into something that will happen turns into something that just happened and on towards something that happened in the past.
However there is a dreaded stage which you can find a group of people trapped in: Discussing the present. What clothes you are wearing, what food you are eating, your speech patterns, the surroundings. These are the discussions you get when you are surrounded by a bunch of wimps. People too boring or too nervous to actually do anything that warrants discussion in the first place. Finding yourself in this environment is the single most frustratingly boring experience imaginable. You can make two decisions here. You can either actually do something to liven up the atmosphere or leave. When stuck in conversations like these I get the urge to do, and have done in the past, some pretty crazy things to break the monotony.
Watching Lucky Star was like this experience concentrated into cartoon format. Watching Lucky Star was like replaying the most head-wreckingly boring moments in my life. Watching Lucky Star was so scarily true-to-life that it hurt. It stank of boredom to the highest degree. Nothing was ever going to happen in this world. Nothing had happened in the past and nothing was going to happen in the future. These girls were going to spend the rest of the series discussing the present.
Rebirth Chances: Very high. The fascination one has with their least favourite series is strong. Then there’s the fact that I did only watch one episode (plus a bunch of youtube clips, enough to probably count for another episode). I could be entirely wrong and that the tone of the series actually changes entirely. But from what I saw, this was what I experienced, and I’m afraid of experiencing that feeling again.