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Lucky Star on Animax!

Anime fans rejoice as Lucky Star will finally air on Animax this June 8, 2011! Follow the silly misadventures of four Japanese high school students in the city of Kasukabe in Saitama Prefecture.

Konata (originally voiced by Aya Hirano), an athletic and intelligent girl too dedicated to her favourite anime shows to excel in anything but being an anime ‘otaku’ (obsessive fan). She would rather read manga and play video games than do her homework.

There is Miyuki, the bespectacled living example of ‘moe’ (cuteness) who has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of all subjects. And Kagami is a ‘bitter-sweet’ character who is tough but shy to Konata’s teases and pranks; and her younger fraternal twin sister, Tsukasa, a kind but air-headed simpleton.

The anime starts the story with them beginning their second year, and the other high school girls that are seen in the opening are only introduced halfway through the series. The storyline usually includes numerous references to popular past and present manga, anime and tokusatsu series.

The popularity of the Lucky Star has brought more than 470,000 fans from across Japan over the 2011 New Year holidays to pay ‘pilgrimage’ to the Washinomiya Shrine.

As Tokyo area’s oldest shrine and real-life backdrop of the anime series, the shrine is where Kagami and Tsukasa work as miko (shrine maidens). The influx of anime fans over the years has brought more than 1 billion yen to the town of Washimiya town where the shrine is situated.

Catch Lucky Star on Animax every Monday to Friday at 7:30pm, beginning tomorrow June 8!

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