Synonyms: Minamike, The Minami Family
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2007 to Dec 30, 2007
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.981 (scored by 33347 users)
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comedy school seinen slice of life
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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 .
Like watching some eventful daily life of average anime girls? These two titles are for you. One is very laid back with extreme reference to today's real life Japanese society and the other is done in chapters-styled episode involving random activities.
Both are slice-of-life, episodic comedies with mostly female characters (though minami-ke has more male characters).
slice of life, comedy, quirky characters. what more do you want?
They're both comedies and slice of life shows and they're both very random and funny. Lucky Star is a lot more 'laid back' though, while Minami-ke isn't as 'laid back'. Also, Lucky Star has several references to the Japanese culture and to several anime.
Both shows are outstanding slice-of-life shows that are highly entertaining. Good comedy...
Both these animes are just random & hilarious.
There isn't any plot for both of them but the story centres around daily conversations & interactions between the characters of the show.
Lucky Star already ended & IMO the most worthy anime to fill the place left by Lucky Star would be Minami-ke.
Hmmmmmm, Both Of These Shows Have The Same Insaness ^^
Both anime concentrates on a few girls' life. It's like watching the life of some random girls, only that it's not in real life. Both are funny and hilarious, and there's no plot for both of the anime.
The two anime are quite alike in spirit and humor. However, Lucky Star is more childish while Minami-ke is more mature even though it shares the same weird sense of humor that'll make you smirk to the very last moment of the series.
Both of these series are hilarious. One follows the daily life of three young sisters, the other follows the daily life of four high school girls and their friends. And there's no plot besides that XD Both are very random and fun to watch. Lucky Star does a lot of parodying of other anime and has a more slice if life aspect, but both series are still incredibly similar. I'm pretty sure if you enjoyed one, you'd enjoy the other XD
Both anime have no plot, because both are slice-of-life. The most important thing: they're hilarious
Slice of Life, Comedy, Minami-ke is a great and very funny anime with epic characters! great art style, very similar to Lucky Star because of its Comedy. ;D
There is showed a lot of interesting in the common people's way of life. Also they both are too funny ((;
It has no story line, each episode is as random as a lucky star episode.
Both shows feature of cast of girls finding amusement from everyday situations
Both are slice of life following the everyday lives of girls.
Both discuss the dailly lives of young group of girls
Well, both are slice-of-life stories that center simple day to day activities. Both are very entertaining and fun to watch.
They both portray the everyday life of girls They both are comedy's and they're both awesome
Absolutely no plot other than the main character's everyday lives.
-both are slice of life,comedy
-both have no plot
-they both center around the everyday lives of girls
Both of these anime are just to watch for something relaxing and for a good laugh,they feature multiple characters and have a soft artstyle and have a story mostly centred around a group of friends messing around. There's nothing extreme or serious going on and neither of these series take themselves seriously so both are good to watch when you just want to have a laugh. Lucky star only has one season of twenty four episodes whilst Minami-ke has four
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.
Slice-of-Life with a bunch of unique school girls of varying hilarious personalities. Lazy writing means if you don't like one character you'll probably like another. Later on you can talk about it with your friends. "I like ____ more!! They are so much more funny!" Great conversation starters these anime are!
Very similar style of the slice of life genre. Similar art, music, and characters.
Minami-ke seems to draw stylistically from Azumanga Daioh in several ways. In short, if you loved Azumanga, then this enjoyable clone takes the formula of a character-driven narrative and throws in male characters. Kana (the middle sister of the Minami household) in particular seems heavily inspired by Azumanga Daioh. If you ever wondered what it would be like if Yukari and Tomo had a child this series is worth a watch.
Slice-of-life, comedy, and nonstop fun... What more can you ask for?
Humour is the same with school and life stories. Each episode is divided by different and small hilarious stories.
Another slice-of-life anime from a humorous pespective.
Both doesn't rely on parodies or referencing other anime shows for comedy,they both usually depending on the wacky and eccentric characters.
Both are slice-of-life comedies primarily about girls in school. They both rely on comedic timing as well, but Minami-ke's jokes tend to be a bit more mean at times.
In short, it's the exact sort of crazy humour that is in Azumanga Daioh, but unlike other similar titles like Lucky Star (which I still think is really good) it doesn't actually feel like a direct clone. Sure, in a sense it's just sisters instead of highschool friends, but it's enough to make it feel fresh and allows it to have the same genre and style as Azumanga without feeling like a rip-off.
I don't really see how anyone could enjoy Azumanga and not enjoy this really.
both are slice of life comedy with not much of a plot but enjoyable ^^
The style of humour is very similar between these shows, and they are both hilarious.
Not only are both of them slice of "school" life anime but both focus more on the tiny aspects of life rather than the characters that lots of other slice of life animes seem to do.
The difference is that minami-ke only deals with tiny aspects of life (in a hilarious way), whereas Azumanga Daioh is less realistic.
Both excellent slice of life shows, with lighthearted humor and likable characters.
Both of the anime are very funny slice of life. Light hearted and full of comedy.
Both hilarious anime with all female main characters
Both of them have the same outlook of the story. the slice of life genre and comedy :D anyway, watch it and see the the similarities .
The humor is very similar, both are very nice slice of life anime though I think Ichigo Mashimaro is a tad better. In any case, both anime are hilarious and very entertaining.
Similar characters. Both are very cute, funny slice of lifes.
Hilarious slice of life comedy.
The two shows have a similar brand of humor that searches out the absurdity and silliness of every day life. There's just something about the timing and style of each that reminds you of the other in a good way. I was laughing out loud during both of these shows and would definitely recommend you watch the other if you liked one! XD
Both "slice of life" with some similar characters (i.e: Miu = Kana), same comedy style and both very funny!
Enjoyed the style of the humour from Ichigo Mashimaro and can't find something similar? Minami-ke is a series that works in a similar way, both of them are simply the daily lifes of a small group of people, in this case the Minami sisters. The presentation of humour is rather similar to that of Ichigo Mashimaro, nothing over the top, but enough to get a chuckle out of certain scenes. The Minami sisters are also quite similar to those found in Ichigo Mashimaro; Chiaki is very similar to Chika, though she's the youngest of the sisters. She easily gets annoyed by her older sister Kana who has major similarities to Miu. Kana likes to be childish and annoy her youngest sister and is usually a silly even at school, getting low grades and being scolded by Chiaki. Then there's Haruka, the eldest who practically watches out for the two quite similar to Nobue though she isn't exactly laid back. Each episode (so far) is presented with what the sister's do during there days, life at school, life at home and the interactions they have with people or each other which kind of works like Ichigo Mashimaro.
If you've watched both Ichigo Mashimaro TV series and OVA and looking for something of similar humour and presentation, then I reccomend Minami-ke.
Slice of life comedy series based around a group of still in school girls. (They lie about Nobue in the anime version she IS 16)... Just less loli in Minami-ke.
Same comedy style, similar art style, both funny and cute <3
Two very funny "slice of life" comedies about cute girls doing cute things.
One reason is random storyline but the main reason is between our main characters of miu-chan and kana. Total idiots, ruining peoples life throwing tantrum, can there be more a like characters?
A comedic look at the everyday lives of a group of girls, delivered with excellent comic timing.
Like Ishimashi, Minami-Ke is a show about nothing. Literally. Both shows follow the lives of a few girls, from school days to days at the beach. Miu (Ishimashi) and Kana (Minami) are almost exactly alike, its as if Kana is the Junior high version of Miu.
If you liked Minami-Ke, you'll definitely love Ichigo Mashimaro, and vice versa!
Both have similar humor and are about lives of girls and whatnot.
same concept, but with 4 elementary school girls and a older sister in college in ichigo mashimaro and 3 sisters and their friends in Minami-ke
Both are great comedy shows with funny and interesting character and have a similar type of humour.
Also Kana's antics kind of reminded me of Mio.
Similar humor and characters, Kana and Miu both playing the role of the annoying funny girl that plays pranks all the time, never acting seriously.
Both equally funny in terms of overall;
Characters - equally cute and funny;
And is also slice-of-life. (:
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.
Comedy, slice of life, scenario based and can be adventerous are a trate both anime's share, aswell as the character types; the fact that both revolve around three very different sisters for a start:
- The oldest is a ring leader; in Minami-Ke, the oldest is said to be an ex gang memeber, whilst in Mitsudome, the oldest 'leads her class' and can be quite sinister
- The middle sister in both series's is hyperactive
- The youngest is quite intellectual, yet socially awkward, wears a aloff expression and is fairly quiet
A slice of life with sisters. But Mitsudomoe is a little more exaggerated - in a fun way
Both have similar styles of humor. Mitsudomoe goes more along the ecchi line of things whereas Minami-ke follows a more straight up Slice of Life humor.
Linked by a name and a common environment, separated by the rest. Masahiko Ohta directs these two animations that portrays the daily lives of three so different sisters. "Minami-ke" is well-behaved, familiar, slow, a true "slice-of-life" that if it doesn't generate many laughs, at least can give the viewer a good amount of light and warm stories. In turn, the restless "Mitsudomoe" is often inconvenient and controversial with his heavy and questionable jokes of sexual nature, made around sixth grade students - but it is hugely funny at the same time that is so wrong,
"Mitsudomoe" and "Minami-ke" are so opposite that in the end this recommendation may fail in what is its purpose: create a link between two similar works. At least, this is a rare opportunity to see two completely different visions of the same theme, devised by the same person.
Mitsudomoe and Minami-ke centers around the everyday life of three sisters, all of them with totally different personalities. Mitsudomoe is MUCH more twisted and dirtier than Minami-ke. Minami-ke has much more depth both in plot and carachters.
The story tells about three sisters too
The 2 anime are both about the everyday, interesting lives of 3 sisters. Mitsudomoe is alot less realistic and funnier (in my opinion) as for Minami-ke has more of a slice-of-life feel going for it. The 3 sisters all have different personalities which makes them funny in their own way dealing with school and home scenairios.
They are both highly recommended and super funny! :D
Both animes are slice-of-life comedies about three very different sisters.
3 girls and 3 girls
both are siblings..
talks about everyday life and hilarious jokes..
Both slice of life anime with similar humour and pace. If you like one i suppose you would like the other
Atmosphere. Character design. Comedy. Light-heartedness. Characters with strange and interesting personalities. That's all I can really say.
They are both slice-of-lice anime. Characters in both anime are such a "character," and you can predict how they will interact in certain situations. Both anime have relaxing atmosphere.
Same art style, animation. Random personalities and lighthearted comedy. when i watched very first episode its remind me Minami-ke. both are very good series.
Both anime series have an element of comedy and randomness in the episodes, following the daily lives of the characters and their relationships with each other. Both have a similar pacing: comfortable, without any fast pacing. Minami-ke basically focuses on the three sisters while Working!! on the part time workers at Waqnaria. In both all the characters have varied personalities with defining features. The visuals are also similar with both having bright colours.
If you like one then it is highly probably you'll like the other as well.
very funny, revolves around several main characters and doesn't really follow a set storyline
Both working and minami-ke are good ol' slice of life comedies with romance thrown in for the sake of more comedy. These shows are just light, enjoyable and fun.
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.
Similar lead characters, both school based comedies, though School Rumble is closer to the romance comedy spectrum.
You may find the characters very similar (Kana ~~ Tenma). The comedy in School Rumble is a little bit..wilder..but nevertheless fun and hilarious.
The same kind of humour =D There are many anime that make me laugh, but with Minami-ke you're laughing all the time, just like School Rumble.
Both shows are very humorous in a very similar style. The art style is somewhat similar. Also, Kana from Minami-Ke and Tenma from School Rumble are very similar characters (cheerful, loud, dense and absolutely hilarious). There are also similarities in the sibling relationships (Tenma + Yakumo and the Minami sisters).
School Rumble, like Minami ke, will make you laugh time and again. It has characters with their quirks, randomness, and is overall a light hearted series. However, unlike Mimami ke, School Rumble does have a semblance of a plot. Both are funny and interesting.
Same atmosphere and comedy but DKnN is with boys and Minami-ke is with girls. If you like one, you will like the other.
Comedy, comedy, and comedy with a bit of slice-of-life of course. Both series will try to get the viewers to laugh through parody.
slice of life and comedy..
both have 3 protagonists..
Minami-ke and Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou are just animes you want to watch for a pointless laugh at wide range of characters and the way they can turn simple every day activities into something hilarious
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is only twelve episodes with one special whilst Minami-Ke has four seasons and one OVA. Both anime feel like a breath of fresh air after watching many serious anime or ones riddled with clichés. If you prefer a coherent story with lots of character development then neither of these are for you. If you're just getting into anime or you want to have a break from anime that take themselves too seriously then give both of these a go.
Both of them are animes that actually have no plot but very funny and the characters are likeable.
Very similar animation style and humor , both have great characters
Same type of characters and jokes.
It has a similar animation style, same quirky humor and great characters.
Minami-ke seems to be the twin sister of Today in Class 5-2. The most striking similarity is the "serious face" - i.e. when something weird/shocking/appalling happens, the faces aren't animated in the usual moe/loli (or whatever) idioms.
There's plenty of witless humor to go around, and a lot more pedo-fanservice as well.
The Minami-ke fan may be disappointed since there isn't really a Class 5-2 equivalent of Chiaki (there is a Chika, though), nor is there a Haruka, or any high school persona at that, but the cast is "diverse" enough to fulfill all the general archetypes as to not leave the viewer in rage at all.
Those both have a funny atmosphere. ((=
Both are as similar as Facebook to Hi5, or Democrat to Republican.
The shows are brushed up with similar art-direction, almost pastel color choice, character design, pace, and genre.
The real example of style-parody. When someone say in easy English "the art is similar" this is what they mean, mostly because both shows share some staffs. Style-parody is not exactly a right word, they are officially sharing art-direction.
Genre similarity is also difficult to overlook. They are slice-of-life comedic show with heavy effort on showing the relationship of sub-character with the main cast (Minami family/ four main Yuruyuri girls.)
The original manga presents them both as a circle, character who lead the show are in the middle of the circle, and are given more airtime. Each lead cast has their own friend/ acquaintances who are in the outer of circle. They interact with the lead cast and branch out the show's focuses into more than one group of friends.
That's about every similarities that can be described in words. The differences are less tangible and lie in something beside visual. Yuruyuri is heavily lesbian, while Minami-ke give a fair share to male character, so we gotta admit this one big difference. The less worth mentioning difference are target audiences (which is already implied by the earlier statement)and original manga key genre (pure comedy vs shoujo-ai based).
Same director.. similar feel, good humor.. a bit shoujo-ai theme but its not serious stuff.. mostly for comedy aspects.
Same director/screenwriter, similar feel.
Very similar focus and style of humor, also with a mostly female cast.
Anyone can run a production system for bullets since they are made to be exactly the same. However, only gifted script writers can produce infinite amount of conversation that always do a clean shot at your laughing nervous system.
Nichijou and Minami-Ke make jokes with words. This two shows are wordy I can't deny that, but they are still pretty funny even after translation. That make a potential comedy that can air anywhere in the world. While Japanese comedy anime have a lot of overacting used to deliver jokes (even the prestigious Gintama go overacting very often,) Nichijou doesn't rely much on them (there are still some, for sure.) Minami-Ke somehow didn't use it at all. You won't see any anime that is as funny without the use of overaction any time soon.
I will still recommend you to watch Minami-Ke if you find Nichijou funny anyway. Funny conversation, wordy but not boring, and living ordinary life in a distinctively strange way are the shared values of both shows.
Both are simple anime where there isn't much of story to be told throughout the entire anime. They both have simple sketches in which they add humor in and usually every episode consist of multiple sketches.
They both “something” in multiple scenarios. For example, Acchi Kocchi it’s Tsumiki crush on Io, and in Minami-ke it’s Makoto’s cross-dressing.
And final (although most don’t consider this to be a reason to watch an anime) both anime have similar openings
Both are similar in the sense that they're rather funny but they don't overdo the humour. Both are interesting and funny in their own right and the 2 anime involves romance ( although not so much in Minami-ke
A few references in Minami Ke refer to Pani Poni Dash. Both revolve around girls in grade school. Hilarity ensues in both shows as well.
Comedy with fan-spread characters relationship. Center of attention get most airtime, characters from outer scope of interest get relatively lesser and lesser appearance.
Minami-ke focused on three sisters, and spread out to respective friends of each.
Pretty much the same for Pani Poni, the show focused on main character in 1-C and there are characters from other classes a little bit away from center of attention.
Character appearance distribution is pretty handy because all characters get to show off their uniqueness sooner or later, and not all audience are rocket scientists, they don't remember all characters at once. Both show became successful comedy with large casts thanks to this whatever technique.
Main characters in both anime are schoolgirls) Well, maybe it's all what can be common - but maybe not ;)
While Minami-ke is more slice of life and school-relationships, High School Girls - it's fun, fun and even more fun.
So... if you still didn't grow up from schoollife - both anime would be a good time-spending ;)
If you liked Minami-ke, you will probably like Kimi to Boku. Both stories don't really have a plot, they're just about several characters and how they spend their time. While Minami-ke is about 3 sisters, Kimi to Boku is about 5 male friends. Both are very humorous.
The similarity is the main characters personality: the perfect words to describe Minami Kana (Minami-ke) and Onimaru Miki (Muteki Kanban Musume) is: 'totally idiot!' They always come up whith crazy ideas. And the idiots gather more idiots, it's doesn't matter if it's a young boy, who want to buy a bra or a dog with high fighting skills.
Both are slice of life animes and really good too. Minami-ke focuses a little more on comedy and nothing bad ever happens but when you watch it you still get the same feeling. It's like watching ordinary people in their every day life.
Both are about three sisters with parents missing, family happiness, sisters and brothers, boys and girls. Then connection seemingly ends, with "Minami-ke" being mostly a school comedy, much lighter and cleaner, but the two are somehow congenial.
Both Mimami ke and Ouran will make you laugh time and again. They are funny, can be poignant at times, are mostly random though Ouran does have something of a plot. Though they are not entirey similar (no anime can be), if you like one then there is a high chance you will enjoy the other.
If you've watched anime like Minami-ke and Lucky Star, then Manabi Straight would be a good choice to watch for another "slice of life" anime. Seiyuus of Konata popularly known from Haruhi (Lucky Star,) and Kana (Minami-ke,) as well as many other well knwo VAs are in this comedic anime.
The art style is completely different, but apart from that the series are quite similar. Both are about the daily life of 3 sisters, only in the case of Uchi no 3 shimai they are a bit younger and rather than friends and other family members it's their parents "suffering" from them.
Both series are really funny and light hearted imho.
Gintama is also randomness but with less innocent cute humor...much less actually, but humor is humor, nevermind how dirty it is XD if you can laugh at it you're having fun.
Similar style of humour, follows the lives of high school girls in an every day setting, albeit Hyakko focuses more on school than home like Minami-ke does.
Okay... this might be a wacky recommendation, but I kind of think you'd like one if you like the other. They're both slice of life comedies that focus on absurd and hilarious exaggerations of mundane events in clever and surprising ways. Sure, one is about sisters and the other is about delinquents, but still... maybe you'd like it?
Several of the characters are very similar in looks and in personality. The teddy bear is in both, Kana is like the high-energy Mikan, Touma is like Natsume, Chiaki is like Hotaru, and the list goes on for similarities. Mikan and Hotaru are best friends and fight exactly like Kana and Chiaki.
Aside from the characters the only other thing similar is that they are both comedies.