Word in from the official Kyoani page today via Kurogane’s Anime Blog that “as of the fifth episode, director Yamamoto Hiroshi will be replaced by Takemoto Yasuhiro” to helm the production of Lucky Star. Whether this is a genuinely independent production decision, a copycat of the recent Gurren Lagann affair, or just a publicity stunt remains unclear; we’ll be keeping an eye on this. (no more)