Good Luck Girl
Written By: Taketo Shimoyama
Directed By: Yoichi Fujita
Manga: Yoshiaki Sukeno
Storyline (S) ******
Family Friendliness (FF) ***
Fanservice (F) ********
Cultural Hints (CH) *****
Everything in the world needs to stay in balance; that includes the happiness in everyone’s lives. If there is too much or too little happiness energy in one person, Gods of Misfortune like Momiji are in charge of making everything normal again. Our heroine is in charge of Ichiko, a girl who has everything going for her. She’s gorgeous, has all the men at school at her command, and her family is so rich she has her own butler at home. What Ichiko doesn't want to admit is that if she doesn't cooperate with Momijo she will suck the fortune of those around her.
The storyline is very laid back but still has a plot. Despite all the comedy, there is some touching drama underneath which helps the story’s development. It is an enjoyable comedy that is filled with Easter eggs of well-known anime. Some examples include Dragon Ball Z, Death Note, and Lupin the 3rd.
Although the nudity is censored, it doesn’t leave much to the imagination. This and some other characteristics in the anime make it more suitable for older teens and adults. That doesn’t mean you can’t watch it with the family however. Just make sure that everyone’s at least watched Family Guy by the time you share this anime.
The fanservice in this anime tends to be both sexy and hilarious at the same time. (It’s a comedy what do you expect?) But the censorship really is similar to what you can find in Family Guy: the character can be standing but naked and stuff around them conveniently covers just enough to keep the ratings PG-13.
This anime helps you learn a little more about the spirits that are found in Japanese culture. For example, there really is a “toilet god” along with other household deities. You can also find references to yokai, the zodiac, and more.