Good Luck Girl
Good Luck Girl is an action, adventure, romance, comedy, romantic comedy, dark comedy, drama, fantasy,
contemporary fantasy, parody Japanese anime series. It started off with a manga series which was written by Yoshiaki Sukeno and published by Shueisha for the magazine Jump Square. It originally ran from June 4, 2008 to July 4, 2013, and lasted for a total of 16 volumes. After that came the anime adaptation. It was directed by Yōichi Fujita, written by Taketo Shimoyama, musically composed by Masashi Hamauzu, and produced by Studio Sunrise. It originally aired from July 4, 2012 to September 26, 2012. and lasted for 13 episodes in total.
Ichiko Sakura is a 16-year-old high schooler who has always been pretty lucky throughout her life. This is due to her body possessing an extraordinary amount of Fortune energy, which draws from its surroundings, causing the world to fall out of balance. To rectify this, a God of Misfortune named Momiji is sent to the human world to target Ichiko and steal her Fortune energy in order to rebalance the world.
Why It Rocks
- Great animation. It's usually just decent, but can become pretty damn stellar during action scenes or heavily dramatic scenes.
- Good voice acting in both sub and dub.
- Amazing cast of characters. All of the main cast are likable, interesting, and flawed, and each of them grow over the course of the series.
- Excellent soundtrack.
- Incredible comedy. It won't be for everyone, becuase it's dark comedy that makes humor out of the misfortune of its characters, but for that type of comedy it's very well handled.
- Outstanding pacing.
- The show has surprisingly interesting and complicated themes about empathy and why it matters to care for others.
- The constant jumps between comedy and drama can be kind of jarring.