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Proz512



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:18 pm Reply with quote
Request Lucky*Star dance @ Shrine
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calawain



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:24 pm Reply with quote
Mmmm, sometimes I wished I lived in Japan, I would so be there.
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dormcat
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:48 pm Reply with quote
From what I've heard, local residents near the shrine love and hate those Lucky Star fans: like all tourist groups, they bring money and noise at the same time, not to mention those overwhelming ema featuring the four main characters (happened to Kamichu! as well).
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:32 am Reply with quote
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The shrine officials and local citizens' initial reactions to the fan influx ranged from indifferent tolerance to vocal opposition, but many eventually embraced the increased tourism that resulted.

Ahh tourism money ... is there any purer form of a love-hate relationship?
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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:41 am Reply with quote
Sometimes you just have to take it. Thanks to one series your business has starting flourishing like you never thought it would. I would love to see how that event turns out.
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outlawwolf



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:57 am Reply with quote
Wish for a happy future for lucky star? What's the point? They already have it.
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musashi1600



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:18 am Reply with quote
bglassbrook wrote:
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The shrine officials and local citizens' initial reactions to the fan influx ranged from indifferent tolerance to vocal opposition, but many eventually embraced the increased tourism that resulted.

Ahh tourism money ... is there any purer form of a love-hate relationship?


Not much hate in the relationship where I come from. Wink
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Cold-NiTe



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:31 am Reply with quote
Gahahah those poor towns people never knew what hit them. Admittedly I feel sorry for them, but hey at least it's commerce. At least with this money, they can prepare for the next onslaught, to come sometime after the Lucky Star sequel. (Assuming of course that there is one? I would think so.)
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W-General



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:26 am Reply with quote
Actually fans started flocking the shrine starting about June/July when NewType Japan published an article on "Lucky Star Pilgrimages" showing where are the various places that were featured on the show.

The townsfolk have no idea what was going on at first and were quite startled when:
1) Lots of strangers in glasses, in big backpacks, carrying around big cameras, started walking around the town.
2) The local shrine got a sudden influx of Ema with anime girls drawn on them, proclaiming "Konata is my wife!" "Kagamin is my wife!"

From what I read on the "town blog" - they were not very pleased and warned citizens to be on the lookout for criminal activities and keep a close eye on the children.

And then 3~4 months later, looks like they realized the commercial potential so the shrine actually got local woodcraft experts to start mass producing official Lucky Star ema themselves. Sometimes the profit is too lucrative and too appealing - especially when it comes to Otaku related products....Otaku are known (like me Very Happy) are known to be merciless when it comes to spending on things they love.
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Hon'ya-chan



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:50 am Reply with quote
Proz512 wrote:
Request Lucky*Star dance @ Shrine


Eh, close enough.....sorta. (Gotta view in about 3/4th of the way.)

http://youtube.com/​watch?​v=​CYw51OLG-​_4
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kokuryu



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:32 am Reply with quote
Gotta love this show! The opening is the ringtone for my cellphone!
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Proz512



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:42 pm Reply with quote
Hon'ya-chan wrote:
Proz512 wrote:
Request Lucky*Star dance @ Shrine


Eh, close enough.....sorta. (Gotta view in about 3/4th of the way.)

http://youtube.com/​watch?​v=​CYw51OLG-​_4


Facepalm.
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hamtaroboy2006



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:54 pm Reply with quote
You'd think that Aya Hirano would be there. =/
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LiuXuande



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:28 pm Reply with quote
She's off trying to pursue her musical career Rolling Eyes

Like so many others... except in her case I think her VA talent sets her much further apart from the rest than her singing. "God Knows" was a one-hit wonder, honestly.
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Chiaki777



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:19 am Reply with quote
bglassbrook wrote:
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The shrine officials and local citizens' initial reactions to the fan influx ranged from indifferent tolerance to vocal opposition, but many eventually embraced the increased tourism that resulted.

Ahh tourism money ... is there any purer form of a love-hate relationship?
So, Tourism is like the tsundere of revenue?
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