Volume five of Comp H’s magazine is
on sale today! Though not yet listed on the on Comptiq’s official site, we’re here with the scoop on what looks to be another clear win for the Lucky Star fans. See inside for Shiraishi Minoru gosurori cosplay, a Konata mask, an Akira cell phone strap, a loooooong park bench, and more posters than can be counted on the figures of two regularly endowed human hands. Edit: Updated with shots of the Lucky Star Nico Douga parody and the AX Haruhi concert report!


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First things first – I forgot to take a picture of the page with a tiny (3 cm wide) shot of the SOS-dan concert at Anime Expo. The concert gets a mention in a text box not much wider than the picture on a page largely devoted to the Haruhi concert DVD on sale today, and it mentions the bare facts without going into detail (the seiyuu were there, they sang to a bunch of US fans, here’s a tiny picture). Will up a shot of this later if there is interest. Edit: it’s up:


Comp H's vol. 5 Anime Expo SOS-dan Haruhi concert report

about as much coverage as the concert deserves… orz

Ack! I just realized I also forgot to shoot the Lucky Star page that’s a Niconico Douga parody… ugh, this review is totally worthless. I’ll amend with the appropriate imagery as soon as possible. Edit: Lucky Star Nico parody up!


Comp H's vol. 5 Lucky Star Nico Douga parody Comp H's vol. 5 Lucky Star Nico Douga parody

this has nowhere near enough wwwwwwwwwwwwwws to be convincing

At any rate, this issue definitely continues the IV drip of memes that have come to overwhelm any original manga content that Kyoani’s Lucky Star TV anime may once have had. I consider this to be a good thing, if only temporary gratification; I can’t speak to the shelf life of the series, but as a hype machine and an experiment in reciprocity between fans and creators it’s definitely a fun watch.

Outside of the Lucky Star content I can’t say there’s much to recommend this issue, unfortunately; none of the posters reached “must hang” status for me, and the other articles are pretty standard fare. A pity, given the strong showing the magazine presented at its outset; in keeping with the season I would’ve appreciated Moetan, Umisho, Zero 2, and Zetsubou inclusions at the least (would Gurren Lagann and Geass be too much to ask as well?). I expect this month’s Megami may take the initiative in the poster department… still, a fun issue for fans of Konata and company.

Where to buy, should you be so inclined:

  • Amazon
  • Mangaoh (yes, they ship internationally)
  • J-List (will provide direct link when available)