Probably what most people thought when the episode first started. Assuming they’ve watched Lucky Star of course.
This week’s Kannagi treats us to a delightful karaoke episode starring the “all-star” cast, as Akiba would say. The episode starts off very similar to the karaoke endings of Lucky Star, however that’s not all that’s not all for the Lucky Star references, I’m afraid.
P.S. More fan-made material (Niconico link only at the moment… can’t find youtube ver)
Takako hentai desu wa.
There’s really not much to summarize from this episode. The gang all take turns singing songs with Takako and Daitetsu as possibly the best singers to Jin and Zange being the relative worst. Tsugumi tries to subtly get closer to Jin, but with Zange’s flirting and Jin’s natural obliviousness, her attempts fail miserably. At the end of the episode, Jin realizes that everyone but Shino has sung. Takako mentions that you shouldn’t make Shino sing as it will force her to open her eyes (yes I’m serious). At this point, Shino starts to turn around and the crew apparently see something amazing as Shino (supposedly) opens her eyes.
Haha, I feel your pain. Hahaha… sorry.
I don’t know what it is, but I always find terrible singing (in comedic fashions) very hilarious. Seeing how I’m probably a worse singer than most of the characters in this show, I feel kind of ashamed of myself for laughing at people for their misfortunes when I’m very much in the same boat. Oh well, no one’s perfect.
She really should have let her hair down for this episode. It would have been so perfect.
Apparently, everyone’s in love with Takako’s little performance. While I did very much enjoy it for what it was, I could pretty much agree with the reaction of the gang. Takako does have a pretty “mature” image compared to someone like Zange and doing a song and dance of that nature would be very unfitting. It’s kind of like if Daitetsu, with his strong and masculine image, were to sing emo songs. Of course Daitetsu’s scenario would be no where close to being awesome like Takako’s performance.
Unless Shino is suffering from the same symptoms as Cyclops then I really don’t know what could be so frightening about her eyes. Unless it’s like when Nunnally opened her eyes… oh gawd.
You could very easily forget Shino’s presence in the show if it weren’t for those few lines she gives every so often. Apparently, they decided to take notice of that. The whole deal with Shino not singing was nagging at the back of my mind up until Jin mentioned it. Then along comes the bit about her eyes opening to shock and awe the cast and leave us to our imaginations. Since this is a filler episode (I think), I’m not too sure how canon the whole thing with Shino’s eyes is. There’s always been characters in anime with “closed” eyes and most of the time, there’s been an episode or two in the series where that fact gets made fun of. One example was in Sketchbook during the fireworks episode (the two characters with “closed” eyes could not squint when everyone else did). Anyways, I’m sure that’s the case here, but I’m just wondering if it was ever originally planned for Shino’s eyes to be really closed or if it was just the way the mangaka decide to draw her.
Tsugumi is not impressed.
Zange’s performance, despite what others have said, wasn’t really that bad. Like the characters said, it was bad, but really cute. For some people, I guess cuteness is all you need. I honestly thought Jin’s attempt was a lot worse, but knowing me, I’d probably end up the same way in that situation.
For some reason, I think her outfit kind of fits the song she sings. Maybe I’m just crazy.
Nagi. What can I say about her performance that hasn’t already been said. I have to admit it was very unexpected to hear her choice of song especially when she’s the one singing the OP/ED song. It’s almost like a slap to the face of those anticipating a beautiful performance. But then again, it does sort of fit her personality and the way she stood up straight and sang that song was especially fitting. That being said, I think Nagi’s performance was the second best in awesomeness (the first being Takako’s).
Getting a bit up close and personal, aren’t we?
Let’s not forget about Akiba. Even though his performance wasn’t anything special, I’m left kind of wondering why Takako was so persistent in trying to get Akiba to sing anime songs. Does she simply want him to open up to his otaku nature or is there something more to this?
We’re not in Kansas anymore…
And the reference can’t be complete without the matching room number from the Lucky Star ending. Yes, I really checked.
See you next week!