Ranked #705


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Minamike, The Minami Family
Japanese: みなみけ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2007 to Dec 31, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.881 (scored by 42865 users)
Ranked: #7052
Popularity: #366
Members: 84,726
Favorites: 880
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comedy school seinen slice of life


There are three of the Minami sisters: Haruka, Kana and Chiaki, who have an average life. The girls only have each other to depend on and help each other get through everything from love confessions to cooking.

(Source: ANN)

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Minami-ke
Sequel: Minami-ke Okawari

Characters & Voice Actors

Minami, Kana
Minami, Kana
Inoue, Marina
Inoue, Marina
Minami, Haruka
Minami, Haruka
Satou, Rina
Satou, Rina
Minami, Chiaki
Minami, Chiaki
Chihara, Minori
Chihara, Minori
Morinaga, Rika
Morinaga, Rika


Yamanaka, Takahiro
Oota, Masahiko
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Kuroyanagi, Toshimasa
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Dec 27, 2007
Funny doesn't even begin to cover it. I laugh out loud every episode. This show just really cracks me up. It's just so absurd and lively and hilarious.

Story: There's no real continuous plot. It really is slice of life in that Seinfeldian "show about nothing" sort of way. Despite the fact that there's no real story line, it manages to find such absurdity and humor in what should be the simplest, most mundane human interactions and relationships.

Art: Even the art is funny. The characters' expressions and body language just adds to the unexpected humor of every situation, read more
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Sep 4, 2009
Story (8/10)

Minami-ke is a slice of life comedy centring on the three Minami sisters (no mention of any other family except a distant relative) and their friends as they go about their lives – usually with hilarious consequences. Each episode is portrayed in short segments spread throughout, much like azumanga diaoh with each segment having its own theme, but usually fitting round a general episodic storyline. The vast majority of the story takes place at the girls various schools (each sister attends a grade school) and at home, giving a wide scope for hilarity to ensue, with most of the comedy coming from the younger read more
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Apr 20, 2008
Okay well considering there are 7 reviews about minami ke when i finished watching this. So How am i going to get this review noticed? Easy and in one sentence too.
95% like Ichigo Mashimaro
But what do you expect from the same production company? (Domu)

Now with that said. Everything about this screams Ichigo Mashimaro. Sure theres only "3 main characters" as opposed to 5 main characters. Three would be the bare minimum for a slice of life comedy about a plain depiction of the days of the lives of the Minami sisters. Even before the show starts it says don't expect to much. What they read more
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Dec 20, 2008
When I first heard about this "comedy/slice of life" anime, it seems like all I ever heard was how much this title is like another anime called Ichigo Mashimaro. I have to say that they were indeed right, it is a lot like it! In fact just watching this anime, feels more along the lines of an actual "anime sitcom."

Story: 7/10
Since this is a "slice of life" anime it has to be rated on its episode by episode plots. Her we find ourselves partaking in the daily lives of the three Minami sisters, who live alone in an apartment. The story will range from one read more
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Slice of life, comedy. Minami-ke is probably better when it comes to comedy since the jokes are too obvious (the comedy in Lucky Star is related to anime and you need to have watched quite a lot to get all those). Oh yea, Lucky Star is much more slice of life than comedy (and vice versa with Minami-ke). In short, i enjoyed Minami-ke a bit more but they are both highly recommended if you are a fan of the genre . 
reportRecommended by Andu - Add to favorites
While Ichigo Mashimaro was able to maintain its innocent humor across many releases, Minami-ke's first season was the only successful attempt at a funny slice-of-life anime of that particular franchise. They share the same humorous elements and can provide you with many minutes of laughter. I recommend you quit watching Minami-ke after the first season to avoid disappointment. 
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Both are from the same genre - slice of life/comedy, and both tell the story in similar ways, using short segments throughout each episode to explore different parts of the characters lives. Both are hilarious, and both are a must watch. 
Both are comedy, slice-of-life anime, with a focus on a family of 3 sisters. Each individual has a stereotypic personality, which you can pretty much predict their responses/interactions to different situations. Both series will make you laugh out loud. 
Same atmosphere and comedy but DKnN is with boys and Minami-ke is with girls. If you like one, you will like the other.  
Both main female leads are very childish and similar in more then one ways. Also they both have mature sisters. Slice of Life and school type anime aswell. 

Opening Theme

"Keikenchi Joushouchuu☆ (経験値上昇中☆)" by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue and Minori Chihara

Ending Theme

"Colorful DAYS (カラフルDAYS)" by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue and Minori Chihara

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