Ranked #713
Minami-ke

Minami-ke

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.871 (scored by 43975 users)
Ranked: #7132
Popularity: #399
Members: 87,695
Favorites: 880
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Minami, Kana
Minami, Kana
Main
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
Minami, Chiaki
Minami, Chiaki
Main
Chihara, Minori
Japanese
Chihara, Minori
Minami, Haruka
Minami, Haruka
Main
Satou, Rina
Japanese
Satou, Rina
Hosaka
Hosaka
Supporting
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 The Three Minami Sisters
Minami-san-chi no San Shimai (南さんちの三姉妹)
Oct 8, 2007
2 Weird School
Okashina Gakkou (おかしな学校)
Oct 15, 2007
3 The Delinquent Football Player Returns
Tamakeri Banchou Futatabi (球蹴り番長再び)
Oct 22, 2007
4 The Pattern of Love
Koimoyou (恋もよう)
Oct 29, 2007
5 Let's Go to the Beach
Umi ni Ikouyo (海に行こうよ)
Nov 5, 2007

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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lowell
Dec 27, 2007 5:12 PM
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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Ranivus
Apr 20, 2008 2:28 PM
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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GeneralCox
Sep 4, 2009 2:15 AM
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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Master10K
Jan 27, 2008 3:18 PM
Minami-ke is a Slice of Lice, Comedy about the ordinary lives of 3 ordinary sisters. You can’t get more ordinary than this, yet the mild mannered comedy is a sure win.

This short series is a typical slice of life, portraying the usual daily lives of 3 sisters. The story is basically structured by going from one random short story/event to the next with not much liking these events together. There’s nothing complex about story as the events are just the usual things we all experience in life: eat, go to school, hang out with friends, study and sleep. The only thing that makes this read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Lucky☆Star
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
Anime: Ichigo Mashimaro
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. 
reportRecommended by cyruz
Anime: Azumanga Daioh
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. 
reportRecommended by GeneralCox
Anime: Mitsudomoe
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. 
reportRecommended by porsche
Anime: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
Same atmosphere and comedy but DKnN is with boys and Minami-ke is with girls. If you like one, you will like the other.  
reportRecommended by Xenograft
Anime: School Rumble
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. 
reportRecommended by Karura

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