| The Plot
As I've already said, there is no real plot to Lucky Star, it just focuses on the daily lives of the characters.
The four main characters:
Konata Izumi (Izumi Konata)(泉 こなた)
Kagami Hiiragi (Hiiragi Kagami)(柊 かがみ)
Tsukasa Hiiragi (Hiiragi Tsukasa)(柊 つかさ)
Miyuki Takara (Takara Miyuki)(高良 みゆき)
all attend the same high school, and the plot is based around what happens. The setting of Lucky Star is mainly based on Kasukabe in Saitama Prefecture. The main character out of the girls is Konata Izumi, who is very sporty and athletic, although very lazy. She is also quite smart but never applies herself. Konata doesn't do any sports clubs and stays up all night gaming, so she has to cram the night before for tests. She likes to read manga and play video games.
The manga and comic strip starts with the 4 girls starting their 1st year of high school (9th grade, Freshman year, Year 9). As the story goes on, they move up years.
The anime starts with the 4 girls in their 2nd year of high school (10th grade, Sophomore year, Year 10), and characters such as Yutaka, Minami, Patricia, Hiyori etc are introduced later in the series.
Lucky Star often makes references to other animes and mangas, Japanese culture, and tokusatsu (Japanese live action movies).
This is Kasukabe, where Lucky Star is sort of based on.