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OP/ED of the Day #109: Motteke! Sailor Fuku!

Pom squad dance routine you say? Yes. This catchy little OP comes from the comedy series Lucky Star and is sung by an all-star cast of voice actresses, it is really something to see and hear.

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Title: Motteke! Sailor Fuku! | Artist: Aya Hirano, Emiri Kato, Kaori Fukuhara, & Aya Endo | Anime: Lucky Star

I have to admit I did not know what to make of the song, as well as the series itself when I first watched it. The humor is firmly rooted in both Japanese and otaku culture. I’m pretty sure many of the jokes went over my head, but I still found the series funny overall.

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This tune sticks with you, from its frenetic mish mash of horns and bass, its abrupt electronic stutters, and its chorus of chirpy vocals. The visuals and choreography are similarly random, but also stick with you and have an inherent humor to them. There is a version of this song with full anime pom-pom choreography, but I’ll leave that for you to watch in the series itself. Instead, here is the full song with live-action choreography performed by the OP’s all-star voice cast.

Sorta hard to imagine that Aya Hirano was the voice of Migi eh? Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s OP/ED. I’ll be back in a few weeks with another one of my favorites. If you liked today’s OP/ED, check out my previous entry, the incredible engrish punk of “Tell Me Why” from Berserk.

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jonuiuc is an occasional contributor of writing and convention photography on TAY and AniTAY. You will most likely see him in the comment sections of others’ articles, contributing to collaborations, or doing short posts (like this one) that are light on graphics and even lighter on editing. Jon admits he will dance along to anime choreography (or basically anything). He doesn’t like to dance to everything though, he just likes what he likes.

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The bonus non-anime related song for today has some similar horn sampling, but with a more laid back groove, there are even choreography instructions in the lyrics. First you limp to the side like your leg was broken, its “The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground.


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