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Minami-ke Okaeri

Minami-ke Okaeri

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Japanese: みなみけ おかえり


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2009 to Mar 30, 2009
Producers: Asread
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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A year has passed since "Okawari" and the three sisters have grown up. Their likings and moods are almost the same. Haruka, the older sister, is a love-giving mother to the younger sisters and a discipline follower. Kana, the middle one, leaves everything to the last possible moment and always gives trouble to the trio. Chiaki, the little one, is the calculating and manipulating one; she likes to be admired and loved by Haruka and always gives trouble to the less blessed Kana. Despite being an unbalanced family, they love each other with all their heart. The family's daily life is as funny as ever; trouble and love are always present. Now it's time to see if they'll survive this age change since Haruka is now a young adult; she has even more responsibilities, having to watch over the young while integrating into the adult life.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Minami-ke
Prequel: Minami-ke Okawari
Side story: Minami-ke Betsubara
Sequel: Minami-ke Omatase

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


Oikawa, Kei
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director
Hashiguchi, Yousuke
Episode Director

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Apr 17, 2009
Since the 2nd season of Minami-ke was a let down, this third season, Minami-ke Okaeri, was expected to bring back the enjoyment experienced from the 1st season. Good news is that it's really improved. The OP and ED is back to being good, and the show is now much more fun and interesting with the increased comedy and the cute developments. The character designs and animation has been modified again. According to some news I read before Okaeri came out, the producers tried to bring it close to the look of the 1st season and I'm glad to say that it didn't turn read more
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Mar 25, 2009
Minami-Ke: Okaeri is the third installment in the Minami-Ke series, and while it does suffer from some problems, it should still be a series that most fans of the anime will enjoy.

In any slice of life anime, we know that a strong storyline won’t be part of most of the series out there. As such, Minami-Ke: Okaeri sticks very strict to it’s layed back story formula. If you have seen the earlier two versions of this series, you will find pretty much the same kind of pacing and humor, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The jokes between the various characters are all present, however read more
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Jul 7, 2011
Its basically a slice of life, comedy anime. Very chill.

General Plot/Story:
There is no overall plot or goal. No plot arcs. Just shows how 3 sisters live together in their apartment, go to school and have fun with their friends. Strictly episodic. In fact, each episode is kinda segmented too; dealing with a specific story. Story-wise its similar to Azumanga Diaoh. The only difference is that in Minami-ke, the minamis interact as a family whereas in AD its all about friends. Never felt the story dragged.

The slice-of-life part is done very well. Like very, very well. You know how many animes have the typical 'school read more
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Apr 28, 2010
I went and rewatched Okaeri recently and as I was watching it, I was thinking that it wasn't as funny as the original. But then Touma's brother visited the Minamis and scene had me crying with laughter again. And Kana is always awesome, especially whenever she's surprised or gets an "idea".

Okaeri isn't a radical change from the previous seasons, just little things here and there. They seem to have moved to the 3-segment style instead of part a/b, which is kinda annoying cause now I have to skip sections twice instead of once. Chiaki looks even more different now, which is read more
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Both depicting everyday life in 20th century setting of several high-school girls. Both presenting charming characters in their own unique behavior and attributes.

Both encompassing smart talks, funny events, and family friendship atmosphere throughout the series.

Both never showing overly dramatic, but amazingly entertaining with high re-watch value. If you watch Minami-ke Okaeri and like it, you'll like Lucky Star, and vice-versa. 
reportRecommended by Ruby_Knight

Opening Theme

"Keikenchi Soku Joujou↑↑ (経験値速上々↑↑)" by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue & Minori Chihara

Ending Theme

"Zettai Colorful Sengen (絶対カラフル宣言)" by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue & Minori Chihara

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