Good points. I could add five, 10, or even 20 anime programs in total for all of 2011, and none of them would be as… unusual, for lack of a better word, as Lucky Star. While Hiyori is dedicated to her artwork, Konata has been concentrating similarly on anime shows and video games in general. Indeed, it seems to me that Konata has a particular interest in “moe” scenarios, and I definitely couldn’t resist laughing in sincere amusement at one such scenario, during Yukata’s introduction.:
Yutaka: I wonder if I’m gonna get along with all my new classmates at Ryoo High. I mean, I’m the only one out of my old school that made it in, and if I get sick real easy like today--
Yui: (patting Yutaka) Don’t worry, Yukata, you’re a good girl. You’ll be fine.
Yutaka: (annoyed) Stop treating me like a little kid!!
Konata: (thinking to herself) Hmm… (“weak from illnesses + little sister element + pure + cute” appearing individually) Thinking… converting… (“walking moe factor” appearing, with blinking arrow pointing at Yutaka)
If there’s any anime program that introduced me to the concept of moe, then clarified it through its characters, then it would have to be Lucky Star. Perhaps I’ll be content to accept such a format as it is and enjoy it from there.
Babylon 5, Codename: Kids Next Door, 24, and now, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I am many things at once, and many people might have different opinions about little, old me. If freedom is my main idea, then harmony, individuality, and modernization are the three attributes I now sense and track. Those three attributes and that idea combined to make the United States of America a great global superpower and Pearlshipping and Wishfulshipping great Pokémon couples, and now, they've combined to make those four shows truly great television programs to me. I will enjoy enthusiastically supporting the Equestrian ponies' adventures for peace, for humankind, for the future.