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A spinoff that makes you miss the original! Gadget anime review of Miyagawake no Kufuku [5.3/10]

2013.10.23 15:06:41 by andy category : Anime Games & Anime Tags :Anime gadget review Miyagawa-ke no Kufuku

Miyagawa-Ke no Kufuku – Gadget Anime Review

No money or food but we have love!?
Hungry, but heartfelt♪
Younger sister Hikage Miyagawa and older sister Hinata Miyagawa are loving siblings. But with the older sister’s expensive spending habit (on her otaku hobby) leads to days of constant hunger… It’s a little bit sad, but a little funny too!? A heartfelt story about a kind sisterly love♪ Lucky☆Star has returned in a spinoff!
“Ahh, its all so nostalgic…”

“Lucky☆Star can fight on for another 10 years!” -Konata Izumi

Production: Ordet and Encourage Films
Director: Yutaka Yamamoto
Started on September 27, 2013

Website: http://www.miyakawahungry.com/

 

Average Score

5.3/10(3 reviewers)

 

Anijirou Exploration Squad

Performance 3
Script 7
Art 8
OP/ED 6
How often you can tell that deals are being made by the production group 10
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Average 6

I came in thinking that Miyagawa-ke must be good as it was a spinoff of the hit anime Lucky☆Star, but I was disappointed. The most talkative main character isn’t voiced with any sort of skill or feeling at all. Maybe it’s because I have high standards with my voice acting, but while I would understand if the side characters were new actors I can’t stand the main character being voiced like this. I won’t say that the voice acting needs to be superb every time. But, this quality of acting shouldn’t be given to the main character.

Onizaki Piro

Performance 7
Script 6
Art 8
OP/ED 6
How nostalgic you get for Lucky Star 10
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Average 7

Miyagawa-ke is a spinoff of the hit anime Lucky Star. It makes me nostalgic for Lucky Star in a good way, and Akira from the lucky channel makes an appearance along with some familiar faces.

However, even given that the voice actor is a newbie the main character is a bit problematic. Since the episodes are mostly the two talking it’s a bit hard to disguise too. And what was up with the ED? They could only pay for the members to show up? I suppose it’s very much like them to do something like this…

 

George Reck

Performance 3
Script 3
Art 7
OP/ED 4
Doesn’t live up to standards 10
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Average 3

Isn’t this 5 years too late? The voice acting level of the main cast is painful, and the cameo characters take it away in comparison. Maybe they just wanted us to pay attention to the cameos? I was pleasantly surprised that Aya Hirano was singing the opening song, although the title “Kachigumi” made me feel looked down on. This might be me over thinking it, but this anime seems to have a case of “we really wanted to do a season 2 of Lucky☆Star but we couldn’t for adult reasons, so this is what happened when we wracked our brains for an alternative for 5 years.” The older sister just seems evil when she goes around spending her younger sister’s savings on her own hobby, and the time spent on that is too long. The anime store manager part was sort of fun, but that wasn’t because of this anime. I would recommend this to Lucky☆Star fans.

 

Reviewer Profiles

Anijirou Exploration Squad
A former event coordinator in his 30s who now works in media and anime distribution!

Onizaki Piro
I’m an anime otaku gangster hiding in the dark and damp corners of the industry and doing my thing!

George Reck
From old to new, I’m watching all kinds of anime. Robot, special powers, love, slice-of-life, I will eat anything! My favorites are “Saint Seiya,” “Penguindrum,” and “Pani Poni dash!”

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