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,
whether it's their over-the-top enthusiastic poses or the random adult glares they give each other once in a while. The art is also consistent and despite the fact that the background characters all look similar, I find that they're all easy to distinguish from each other and that they are consistent through the series, which I like.
Sound: Okay, if you've ever seen any of my other reviews or anything -- I normally do not pay any attention to openings and endings, except to generically note that I don't like them. I *LOVE* this show's opening and ending for some reason. It's bouncy and bubbly and absolutely perfect for the show. The opening is one of those cheerful running openings (like Gokusen) and it just hits the nail right on the head in terms of attitude and atmosphere of the show.
And the actors who do the voices of the three sisters do such a great job, especially the two younger sisters -- Chiaki is so deadpan and dry and Kana is so mindlessly enthusiastic. Perfect. =)
Character: I don't know if I've ever seen just a compilation of silly, hilarious characters in one show before. And it's really amazing that the show manages to balance all these ridiculous personalities together to work at making such a funny show without going too far and tiring out the audience. Even the supporting characters you see for one or two episodes, like the various classmates of the girls, are charmingly wacky and endearing. And don't forget the main characters! These girls are each so individual and carefully created that you can almost guess how they'd react in conversations they've never had in the show. They do a great job of subtly filling out all the details of their unique personalities that you get a very strong feeling that they're real and you know them, from the serene and nurturing Haruka to Kana's crazy, pedal to the metal perspective on life and the fact that little Chiaki makes you wonder if a dry, jaded old man somehow got stuck in an elementary school girl's body.
Enjoyment: I love this show. I've already rewatched episodes and it still cracks me up on repeat viewings. And I think other people love this show too, but this is just my guess. ;) Go watch this show!!
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
say is 100% truth considering its practically Ichigo-M sequel. Now it is up to the viewer to figure out if that is a good thing or bad thing. And in my opinion its a VERY good thing.
Two of the main characters are complete polar opposites.Kana is they energetic outgoing idiot, whereas Chiakiis the quiet conservative genius. The third sister, Haruka is only there as an easy medium to balance out the Minami-ke formula. Haruka is such a perfect "in-between" character that i love her the most of the three. She can be cool headed, hot headed, smart, AND dumb and still make it all believable. What also helps the characters out is such a STRONG Seiyu cast. Allthough it does feel like they did a little type-casting. Like Marina Inoue does the voice of Kana, she also did the voice for Yoko (Gurren Lagann) and Mina (Getsumento). And Minori Chihara (of Yuki Nagato and Minami Iwasaki fame) doing the voice as the usually quiet Haruka. A good thing about typecasting though is that you know that you're getting a perfect voice for that character and these girls are perfect for their roles. But one can't help that the characters are cookie cutter replicas of Miu and Chika (Kana and Chiaki)in manner attitude and habits.
Artwork is pretty standard fare coming from Domu, all pastel colors. It all works just fine to promote a warm cozy enviroment. Never any harsh, quick action moving, visuals. There are a few high kicks thrown in for laughs but overall the humor and comedy keeps the visuals from being too much of a distraction. Everything might be in pastel, but everything is accounted for. Laundry hanging on the balcony, to the different ingredients of their snacks and dinners. The enviroment looks very plain but lets not forget this is a story about 3 girls. So everything is usually going to be very clean and organized and you will notice that right away. Literally the only settings that are shown for this show is going to be the girls apartment and the classroom. Each episode will have a different location to keep things fresh but things are usually kept in those two locations. Another nice art twist is how they do the shadowy face and the teardrop mouth. They're good choices to keep the animations a little more unique.
The strongest part of the show is the comedy and if you know anything about Domu is that this is where they shine the best. No matter what setting they have, just as long as they have girls in the story they can make the funniest situations out of NOTHING. They can make drinking a bottle of water or sitting a table hilarious. And thats what most people will love about this show. Theres no story (comon its a sitcom) don't bother trying to find one. They tell at the start of every episode there is no story, just funny situations. There is not enough props for Domu for making some of the best sitcom anime in the industry ^_^ Whats so great about their story telling is that it feels so fresh and more hilarious with every new episode. You can watch any episode and will still be funny to you 10 years from now.
Well I'm sure I've beaten the cookie cutter aspect of the show to a pulp by now but one thing that isnt the same as Ichigo-M is that its not as infected with cuteness as its predecessor. And thats why I will score this higher than Ichigo-M. Me being american, sitcoms will always have a place in my life. Of course sitcom anime isn't for some people. If you don't like sitcoms or too analytical for a sitcom then please dont watch this. If you want to watch funny things unfold for random characters then this show is just for you! Regardless this is another hit made by Doumu.
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
sisters Chiaki and Kana.
Although there may not be a storyline moving towards a dramatic ending, as the genre’s nature is, each episode is well written to bring a smile to the face. The way the story is portrayed with the characters and the styling, make this one of the most fun and enjoyable series that you’ll watch – its just good fun.
The art in Minami-ke is commonly called soft art, whatever they call it, it fits in with the story and the characters brilliantly. The character designs are some of the best I have seen, every aspect of the characters is well animated, and I love the facial animations – especially the tear drop mouth. The backgrounds are all nicely done, and the schools and Minami home are all animated well.
My only complaint with the animation is the tendency to switch styles when the girls are being serious to a more hardened styling. The first time it happens it’s quite a shock, usually involving facial close ups, with additional details added to the eyes and nose detail – it just seems out of place with the rest of the animation being so soft, and they could probably have had the same effect without resorting to a different animation style. This is a small complaint though and the rest of the artwork is beautiful.
The OP isn’t to my tastes but is lively, happy and catchy, generally a good mood setter for the series, the ED is again lively and if anything catchier than the OP. The voice acting is of a high standard throughout the anime, everything sounding right, from Kana’s relentlessly enthusiastic voice to Chiaki’s slightly deeper (not in a bad way!) dead pan voice work really well with the characters.
The background music involved reminds me of the background music from azumanga diaoh - it sets the pace of the segments where it is used, and is normally timed for comedic effect and adds in that extra little bit of fun to the anime.
This show works because of its strong range of characters and supporting characters throughout the series, with most of the supporting characters getting better development than main characters from other animes.
The Minami sisters work brilliantly well, with Kana’s abundance of energy and lack of common sense being offset by Chiaki’s superior wit and intolerance for idiots. That said it’s up to Haruka to keep the peace, although this is not easy as both siblings vie for Haruka’s affection at every turn.
The supporting cast is very strong, with a few strong recurring characters, each of them likeable, my only complaint was about the gender bending Makoto/Mako, while his initial cross dressing was hilarious, the more often ‘Mako’ turned up the less I liked the character, however this was somewhat offset with the introduction of Touma (not really a gender bender, as had it forced upon her) later in the series, which seemed to give Makoto a counter balance which I felt was needed.
What makes this show such a success is the way the characters combine, and would not have been half as funny if the extensive range of characters were not involved. The continual battle of wits between Chiaki and Kana is brilliant to watch, and the way they both manipulate their friends into their schemes is highly amusing.
This is one of the most enjoyable series I have seen, the characters are wonderfully developed and animated and the scripting for the episodes is brilliant – you’ll get at least on good laugh out of every episode, which is basically what this type of series is about, putting a smile of the viewers face.
Miname-ke sets a high standard across the board for it portrayal of brilliant characters, fantastic animation and brilliant use of music. Each storyline brings something new, and you never know what to expect except that its going to be hilarious. I had been looking for a while for something that could compete for laughs with azumanga diaoh’s slapstick comedy and in Miname-ke I found it – in fact its probably the best anime of its type out there at the moment.
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
slice of life interesting is the comedy side of things. There’s quite a lot of light-hearted humour scattered around, with a lot of it being some kind of pun or just making fun typical clichés. But the comedy wouldn’t be as good, if it weren’t for the likable characters.
The three Minami sisters are the main characters that make the series so enjoyable. First we have Haruka the well-mannered and responsible older sister, Kana the idiotic and eccentric middle sister and finally we have Chiaki the cute, cold-hearted little sister. The way they interact with one another is hilarious and the supporting characters are enjoyable to watch as well (Hosaka).
At first glance the animation looks as ordinary as the series with no need to flesh it out, on parodies and such. The change in their facial expressions adds to the hilarity of the series and overall it is also fairly fluid. The music is okay for this slice of life but it doesn’t add or take away anything from the viewing experience, as it feels more like a neutral element.
Overall Minami-ke is a great light-hearted comedy, showing the ordinary lives of ordinary girls however the level of comedy can seem pretty stale for some but the rest of us will enjoy it. I particularly enjoyed the “Sensei and Ninomiya-kun” moments that randomly popped up throughout the series. So if you tired of watching the same old shounen anime or just want more of the same thing from other similar comedies, then this is worth checking out.
I just recently finished watching Minami-ke, and now, among other watchers, I'm sure, waiting to see the second series because I just enjoyed it that much.
Minami-ke's story is simple: 3 sisters living on their own living their daily lives. The pacing is slow, but since the genre is slice-of-life, it doesn't need to go any faster. No romance can be found here (though there are the slight moments of infatuation and sexual references).
Each episode had something about it that usually would make one laugh out loud. There is just something about the girls' personalities and their relationship with one another that makes it so
funny- especially with Kana and Chiaki.
I loved all the characters, personal favorite being Kana, the densest of this sisters and also the craziest. Chiaki, the youngest sister, doesn't take crap from anybody, yet she shows a gentle side around her older sister at times. The older sister is Haruka, the domestic sister who plays the role of the mother (where are the parents, anyway?!). All the characters are so silly and likeable- including every supporting one as well.
The opening and ending theme work well; I liked the upbeat and wacky feeling to the opening theme. I also really liked the music in the background, each track fit in with what was going on with the scene. The voice actors were perfect- especially with Chiaki, deadpan, arrogant, and with a no-nonsense tone.
To the bored, to the comedic anime-deprived, to anyone at all, Minami-ke is a perfect choice to brighten a day with its antics.
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."
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
of the supporting male members trying to confess their love for one of them, to the girls having problematic trouble at school. One odd thing that caught my eye was the fact that more than 80% of the actual anime takes place either in the three sister’s living room, or at school. One important aspect that this title makes sure to do with its story, is keeping the audience entertained. This is especially true with "the slice of life genera." And I am happy to say that Minami-ke does it very well. The situations that occur can be down right funny at times. Kana is probably the funniest of the anime, she is so random and says things that might fly over the viewer’s head, its the kind of humor that is intentionally not suppose to make sense though. (especially since her sisters don’t get half of them either) Now its not all left up to this one character to keep the episodes funny, as Miname-ke is also complimented with a very funny supporting cast. One of the best ones is a guy named "Makoto, " he is not welcomed into the sisters apartment, (one of them isn’t too fond of him for her own reasons) so he decides to dress up as a girl in order to visit them when he wants to, which many female jokes are played off of. I can’t say that all the episodes are winners, as some were definitely better than others, but it overall came together. Unsurprisingly there isn’t any real end to this season, (there are two others, one of which will air next year) as you could pretty much place the final episode anywhere in the count and it wouldn’t matter.
Miname-ke doesn’t push any envelopes with its content, but does include some "female style jokes" that may raise an eyebrow with children, nothing over a PG rating though.
Its pretty good, it certainly won’t win any awards in the art department, as its suppose to come off more as a soft style anime, and that is how it can be best described as..."soft art." For some reason the characters mouths seemed to stand out for me, because of their more triangular shapes, they almost would remind me of rabbits...or perhaps fish. (maybe its just my own imagination) One thing I found to be kind of creepy, was when ever on of the sisters would get into a more serious mood, they drew them like evil eyed adults. Not sure why they did this, it seemed a bit out of place and unnecessary, and felt a tad over used in the end.
Both closing and opening themes are port-raid in a happy up beat song, it kind of makes you feel like you can do anything once you watch them both. (kind of gun-ho style of songs) The background music is pretty sparse as expected, many scenes occur with no tracks at all, trying again to appeal to a more relaxed feel. When it does play some it comes in the form of a soft "piano style" melody, I really liked it! The best part though is the character voices, all of them fit well with one another and I couldn’t find one out of place with the character.
In any slice of life anime the characters are a crucial part of the series, you can’t enjoy it unless you like them. Thankfully these three sisters each have their own likable personalities; which range from out going (Kana), to very discrete (Chiaki), to some where in the middle. (Haruka the eldest) Some people may be turned off some what by Kana, since she tends to like doing things her own way, and does seem to interfere with situations at time, but nothing major. The only real bad thing I can think of regarding the characters, is that since this is a comedy title-- many of them (the supporting cast) tend to act like one another, and some of them we never really get to know who they are. To help with this though, the more unique supporting characters do get pretty good spotlight time, as the anime will tend to shift to their situations at times. Which was nice, and won’t make you feel like you’re just watching the three sisters all the time.
Bottom Line: 8/10
Minami-ke is a nice title if you’re in the mood for a more realistic sense of humor. The characters aren’t particularly deep, but the humor in this is what makes the anime a winner! The three sisters are a likable and funny bunch, and should capture your hearts when it's over. It's by no means a perfect anime, but regardless...this is still one "slice of life" anime, that is worth sampling a piece of.
I couldn't have finished it if they wouldn't have justified the boredom with the intro sentence explaining that this is just a story about 3 girls and nothing special. To be frank, this series is absolutely boring. I do have a broad taste in humor an also often laugh about things most people wouldn't even take as a joke - in short - i don't hesistate when there's something remotely funny. But in this show the only real funny thing was the running gag about the drama tv show the three sisters are following. "sensei!" ... "ninomya-kun!" ... "sensei!"
That got me giggle every now and
then, but the rest was plain mediocre. At some point i was hoping that they would turn it into a love triangle rom-com. Then at least something interesting would be going on.
But, i don't wanna bash this show. In all fairness they at least apologize before each episode so i can't be too hard on them. It was alright, but do take the intro sentence seriously! They mean it. It is ordinary and may be overlooked without regrets.
It's just like Lucky Star. Whole anime is basically some girls making strange faces and say random words.
I know some people like this and i think it has something to do with abuse of alcohol. Pretty hard to write a rewiev about it because this anime is so uninteresting and boring. Characters are most used anime stereotypes und scenes are super unoriginal.
Well i guess i could say that drawing is okey. And there is.. ahm.. oh there is all girls cast so that is a plus i guess but there are some male side characters. And its kind of unusualy boring, like amazingly boring.
Minami-ke is hilarious. I cried from laughing, even the second time I watched it. The characters are wonderful; it's not one of those comedies that feels like random gags, but slice-of-life where the humor is more integrated in day-to-day happenings (even though there isn't much in the way of story progression).
The artwork is very well done, but it's made for the humor, not necessarily to be pretty. Especially Kana's expressions crack me up. And her "I AM BOSS" t-shirt makes me laugh every time I think about it. Actually pretty much everything about Kana cracks me up. The voice
acting is also excellent, and really strengthens the characters.
It seemed really awkward that they'd change animation styles when the animators were trying to poke fun at the characters being serious, but instead of becoming less detailed in animation (like normal humor), it became more detailed. Sometimes it was funny, but usually it was just weird.
Honestly speaking,Minami-ke is my first slice-of-life anime to be watched.Since my very first viewing in 2013,I have reviewed it for at least 20 times and actually fell in love with those types.Much Obliged to Minami-ke for providing me a gate to such a realistic but also marvelous new world :)
The story itself ,centering around the daily life of the three Minami sisters and their acquaintances,is so simplistic that even leaves few and far between trails of exaggeration commonly used in many other slice-of-life animes.Therefore,I might ask you “don’t expect too much from it”(confession time,I plagiarize the phrase from the Chiaki’s ).But,owing to the seemingly
plain storytelling gimmick ,it is successfully crafted more than a mediocre comedy — in other words, not only does it manage to avoid being a dull and daily live broadcast,but also succeed in striking more responsive chords in your heart in that you would be definitely confounded by the very down-to-earth scenes,perhaps some of which you already went through in an identical or similar way.
Besides,I might mention that the show-within-a-show Sensei To Ninomiya Kun, to which translated the teacher and his student Niomiya ,is so nonsensical and anti-climatic but funny enough that you shouldn’t miss it .
In the first place，its palette characteristic of pastel shade disposes you refreshing and agreeable towards that series,and creates a gentle tone actually fitting the motif of a slice-of-life comedy .In the second place,the design of the shape of mouth is just like a water-drop ,hence an excessively cute impression is made and I like this superb idea of designing so much. And a pair of stretched arms accompanying the water-drop’s shaped mouth is surely more preferable.
There might be some flaws from your own palate,and I do agree that“ the tendency to switch styles when the girls are being serious to a more hardened styling...it just seems out of place with the rest of the animation being so soft,...”,opined the user GeneralCox.But for some others such as my sister ,it might be observed as an amusing comparison and spice added to the soft art.It is reminiscent of another famously slice-of-life anime Nichijou，bearing an abundance of the utilization of comparsion in facial expression as well.However,from my point of view,Nichijou applies it much better.Nevertheless, the few flaws,probably subjective to some extent, are not totally important in effect.
The background music,surely excluded the role music for Hosaka(Gracious!Mentioning the name is immediately reminiscent of his wacky and insane laughter,”ahaha,ahaha,ahahaha”) ,is dolce and makes you revel in its storyline .Besides,both the opening and ending theme is catchy, chirpy and funny with the concomitant shots of the main trio’s and their friend’s daily life , though I slightly prefer the latter to the former owing to its nice soothing tone,particularly with the emergence of the scene depicting the three Minami sisters looking up at the ether.
This show crafts a wide range of diverse characters,from the main ones to the supporting part,whereas none of whom would make you feel redundant.You will soon grow fond of the mischievous and carefree girl Kana with a pedal-to-the-metal outlook,the deadpan Chiaki always with a pair of drowsy eyes ,and the sublime beauty Haruka sort of the Yamato Nadeshiko(大和撫子), denoting the ideal type of womanhood in Japan yet not actually the same as the ACGN’s one always bound up with sister-con.
Despite the supporting characters are also absolutely impressive and individual as the main ones ,I am not going to spout and rave about how joyous they have brought me and how successful while put them all in combination with the three Minami sisters ,considering many great answers already been submitted.But I might add that the personality shaping itself of each character is detailed and fantastic enough as well,that is to say,it never means to be transferred into an one-fold process, albeit under the idea of simplistic crafting.And that’s why we can catch glimpses of the dreadful stares or menacing gestures coming from the supposedly serene Haruka,while Hosaka is a genuine versatile bloke with the ability of doing everything with great dexterity in spite of his somewhat disgusting behaviour.Also,you might think it’s hard to believe Kana isn’t an idiot until you witnessed her some cunning behaviour such as trying to transform the little boy Makoto into a loli "Mako-chan",or Fujioka Kun isn’t no more than a brooding“Banchou”,pending some sweet scenes to be seen,for example, he dressed like a Santa Claus so as to send Chiaki a toy of grizzly bear as gift in Christmas Eve .Likewise,Chiaki not always pose a jaded face especially concerning the interactions with her most admired sister Haruka,whereas Touma’s great talent for weaving makes you wonder if Minami Touma a real tomboy?All the remaining supporting characters are similarly well-done within mere 13 episodes, though this review is confirmed to lapse into a tedious harangue had I incessantly enumerated the diverse aspects in each character.However,you will never have a chance of finding out the subtle workmanship of characters striking a discordant note with the simplistic storyline and slice-of-life settings.
Meanwhile ,homage should be paid to the seiyuus of this series,good job.It would be impossible for the anime to immaculately come across without seiyuus’ enthusiastic and technical voice acting ,especially when it comes to display its characters’ respective likeable features with their individually quirky foibles.Not to mention the fantastic fusion while all the characters come into interactions with each other.
Perhaps most of us were initially more intrigued by a fictional world full of fantasy,plots,magic,moe elements,hot-blooded actions,love affairs,or so on,due to our yearning for an idealistic and disparate world. But later we might seek to find something more realistic for the sake of procuring more resonances in a more similar world,and probably that is one of the reasons why slice-of-life anime can be so widespread.As many MAL users have already pointed out that this Minami-ke series is so realistic that makes you think that either the main or supporting characters are real persons in reality,its delicate shaping of personality still makes you feel it’s a totally light-hearted comedy rather than a gritty reality documentary.Therefore,it seems that Minami-ke is an authentic warm place existing in somewhere,maybe your house or your heart,while its door always open to welcome you after hours of hard toil from workplace. The Minami sisters and their friends are so hospitable，as if your really existing besties you can confide in.
Based on the aforementioned discussed, I gave an overall rate 9.
Going into this show, I had no real expectations for it. From the get go, Minami-ke looked like your typical slice of life/comedy anime. However, after watching all 13 episodes in one sitting, I realized something. I realized that Minami-ke does what many other similar titles don't; and that is having characters that aren't one dimensional or are there just to fulfill a trope or stereotype.
Minami-ke is about the life of three sisters, Chiaki, Kana and Haruka, and their daily activities as they grow up. Chiaki is the youngest of the three sisters, being in elementary school. Despite being the youngest of the three, she
has surprisingly high intelligence, which she uses to her advantage to make fun of or tease Kana.
Kana, being the middle sister, is a rather lazy and noisy girl who prefers doing as little work as possible. Kana loves food, but she is a terrible cook so she relies on her sisters to do the cooking.
Haruka is the eldest of the three sisters, and arguably the most mature. She acts like a mother for Kana and Chiaki, since their parents are overseas. When she is by herself, she becomes unbelievably lazy, even more so than Kana.
What makes Minami-ke work so well is the combination of a charming cast of characters and a laid back atmosphere. The show is rather slow paced, which might be a negative for some people, but in my opinion it adds to the overall nature of the show. There are times where a scene drags on for just a little bit too long and you get bored, but in general there are enough different things happening throughout each episode to keep you interested.
Minami-ke's art is simple, yet effective for setting the mood. I will say that the character designs do change between seasons, but since this is a review for the first season, I won't go into detail about it.
- Likeable cast of characters
- Art style fits this kind of show
- Interesting character interactions
- Very funny and engaging
- A bit too slow paced at times
- As per usual in comedies, some people may not find the jokes funny
Overall, Minami-ke is a must-watch if you're into comedy/slice of life anime. It is very engaging, and I enjoyed almost every minute of it.
Judging from the intro, I assumed this was going to be a pretty bland slice of life anime. The characters seemed okay, the plot was basic, but then I found a whole new level of enjoyment within the characters themselves as soon as I heard them talk.
Right off the bat, we are given an anime where we have a smartass elementary girl whom still has lots of innocence, a bratty, yet surprisingly intelligent at times, middle schooler and a somewhat slutty in a few areas, yet very responsible high school girl; and the experiences they each deliver are cutting edge comedy.
It has been forever since
I have seen a slice of life that is as enjoyable as Minami-ke. Every character they introduce is lovable or at least unforgettable in some way. The plot is not too thick, but the comedy is much more! Its delivery of jokes never fail to amuse me, the scenery of their apartment and schools are very bright, colorful and detailed and lastly, even if you do not like slice of life comedies, you would still feel above neutral when watching this one. That is, unless you have an idiosyncrasy for tsundere characters, which one of the characters does and does not fit into due to the confusing nature of her personality.
In most of my recent anime reviews, I have normally had a nitpicking about the negative part right after this as most have not given me much to remember, but I actually have none for this one. It does well on what it delivers and you would only be offended if you were expecting something else. But, the very essence of this anime is pure comedy and God foreboded no serious elements to ever befall it.
I would go on about the characters, but I have made this review to be in a way where you can only see the good in this anime without knowing everything that there is to come of it yet. If you want full enjoyment out of this anime, you must figure out the characters on your own, but as I said before, you will barely find a moment where you will be bored of this anime. It is very energetic; and yet, it can also be very calming at the same time sometimes due to the genre it is in. I can not recommend it enough as it renewed my faith in anime comedies after finding so many lackluster ones over the past several months, with a few notable exceptions here and there.
So, if you haven't already, give it a chance. If you have, give it ANOTHER chance. Perhaps, you judged it too soon and quit watching. I did this once with a different comedy and when I came back to it, I regretted not watching it sooner.
Silly, but genius. It's not your everyday-wacky-ultra-exaggerated comedy anime, This is a good example of comedy anime honestly.
Character's charm, Light but yet silly enough hillarious moments, nice directing for the pace of the anime
Reason Of Liking the anime:
This anime almost killed me. From start to the end, i was forced to laugh out loud, even i 've tried as hard as possible not to. Mysteriously, with the 3 sisters , Haruka (gentle and kind), Kana (silly + idiotic) , and Chiaki (Moe(?) + arrogant), they have formed such great chemical mixture of charm, which cant stop the people from loving them. If
you think those 3 sisters are enough, you better off check out the side characters .. though you might end out having stroke for laughing too much.
The story - well, pretty much common slice of life, but with the nice directing skill applied to anime, every momments is the classic, packed with tons of light humor. What's great is that, this anime doesn't even need to be shoved in fan services just to make a fan laugh! A definitely a must watch for those who look for true comedy genre anime.
a 10 for this classic comedy anime.
What I Dislike:
1) For all ages, a must watch if you want to laugh your misery away.
2) Beware of traps.
3) No, you don't have to join a volleyball club.
Summary of Story:
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.
The animation may have been a little bit rough, but its high colors and smooth movements kept these points up! The facial expression of each girl where positively great, the use of going from detailed expressions to the simple lines was hilarious. The backgrounds were OK, nothing to really brandish about, and the background characters where OK as well, to the point where they all did look
the same. Not like in Soul Eater... 9/10
Keikenchi Joshochu☆ by Uran
Colorful DAYS by Uran
I really liked this OST, one because it was so simple, and added to the comedy in the show. Without it, some parts of the show would be really boring and unfunny. The opening and ending songs, of course sung by the girls, were so upbeat and matched the show perfectly. Also, this is my first time mentioning it, but the actors where perfect. Giving these girls and guys any other actors would have made such a smaller impact than the originals. Great work seiyuus! :D 10/10
Take three girls, sisters to be exact, and see their every days lives. The comedy. OH the comedy. As others have said, this show is a a story about... Nothing. There is no real plot line, seeing as it was based off 4koma. (4 paneled comics) There isn't supposed to be a plot. If there really where a plot, the show would not have been as funny. You could compare it to Ichigo Mashimaro. I mean, Minami-Ke is almost exactly like it. But I liked Minami-Ke a lot more. 10/10
The characters make this show what it is. Literally. There's the Minami sister. Chiaki (the old man shoved inside a 10 year old's body), Kana (Someone seriously give her Ritalin)and Haruka (The good housewife). The story revolves around them, and shows what sisters REALLY act like. They were so different, and so sister like. Believe me, I know. I have a sister Kana's age. Then you get to their schools. This is where the good characters come in. There's Makoto (In Chiaki's class) With his absolutely adorableness and love for cross dressing, he became my favorite character. His cuteness is over powering. Then theirs Akira and Fujioka (In Kana's class). Akira is a dork who lives next door to Kana, who wants a girlfriend with long hair. Fujioka has a huge crush on Kana, and is jealous over the time she is spending with Akira. Although, Kana doesn't notice Fujioka's feelings and sees him as a threat/gang leader instead. Then... And then there is Hosaka. I really do NOT know how to describe this guy. Seriously. Just watch the show. You'll understand afterwards. 10/10
If you are depressed and need a great pick me up, watch this. You will forget you were even depressed, that's how much this show will have you smiling. 10/10
It was so pointless it was fun. The episodes are broken into segments focusing on one plot for like ten min before moving on to the next. Each and every episode had at least one thing you could laugh about. The dynamic between the sisters almost feels natural messing with each other getting revenge and then coming to a sweet resolution.
I like the youngest character the best she's smart and snippy always messing with the middle sister.
The middles sister I like the least she does things that can be so annoying and make me want to physically hit her, but that also shows how
invested you can get with the characters. They feel so real that you want to interact with them.
I also really like how they integrate other character so flawlessly it's not forced or awkward. Bancho!
an anime about the daily lives of the three minami sisters. there's no really story plot, just some random day to day activities of the three.
this anime is really fun to watch, even though it doesn't have a storyline, its really good. this anime is very funny and enjoying. the characters have different personalities but they blend so well with each other.
a family-oriented, slice of life, with a tad bit of romance anime~ be sure to watch this ☆ :D
This is a slice of life, comedy series based around the life of three sisters.
Minami Haruka, the eldest sister, the sweet and motherly sister. She is also the most reliable of the three sisters but is lazy when left alone. Although the oldest she is still a second year of high school. And in junior high through several misunderstandings obtained the nickname Banchō (or badass, used to refer to a leader of delinquents, etc, etc)
Minami Kana (my favorite) the family retard, or baka if I may. The middle sister, second year junior high. The type of girl that nearly always acts
before thinking, does poorly in school (she misreads kanji a lot) she tends to find excuses to make things more interesting.
Minami Chiaki, they youngest sister in elementary (I estimate 5th year, perhaps sixth?) She is made out to be highly intelligent by her friends but it seems that she thinks of things in a rather simple way. She things VERY highly of Haruka and is very formal with her, but uses the term bakayarō (a more strict form of baka) with Kana often.
I cant really explain much being a slice of life series, there is no real plot. There are plenty of "love triangles" but I use that term losely as really there is no proper shape to give it, the love goes all over the place and really does keep things about as funny as it gets. All in all the story all fits together, is easy to get, and is overall funny, A+
Great job on this, alto only 13 episodes you seem to get plenty of time to see almost all the characters grow and change in the series and really get to get a hold of there personality's, and all of them have there on style and stories, no copy paste at all.
Liked all the back ground music, and OP and ED, not mush else to say, I watched every OP (normally just do it on first and last episode) Love that OP song ^^
Art was clean and interesting, there were really two styles, which is sort of hard to explain unless you watch it, there is the main style (like the image above) and a more serious one that comes up from time to time, mostly between the three Minami sisters when they become more serious between one another, whicch I found weird the first few times but it became normal and then sorta grew on me.
Has become me second favorite series behind Lucky Star with ease, that should say enough (for me anyway). Highly recommended and one with a high rewatching value in my opinion, also note it has a second season Minami-ke Okawari
(Note that this was my first MAL review, hope you enjoyed)
Minami-Ke is a bit of an oddball show, even for the slice-of-life genre. The character designs are more realistic than the far more popular Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star (and it took be a bit to get used to the whole tear shaped mouth thing), and the plot is somewhat sporatic, bouncing form episodic to continuity at random (all animes do this, of course, but in the same episode?). These aren't complaints, however, just the facts. Really I can't think of anything bad to say about the series except that the pacing's a bit slow at first. Stick with it, though, and a taste for
Minami-Ke's unique style should develop. The characters manage to define themselves in the viewer's mind, even when they go several episodes without reappearing. The reaccuring elements are delightful, as are the more singular stories told (the later experiences several peaks, but hardly any lows from what I recall). Despite the potential for such, fanservice plays a very small part in the show, appearing here and there, but never making its presence known until the last couple of episodes. The whole thing is over before you know it, but fortunately, the show makes it clear that a second season is on the way. While this is a show that requires a bit of a gear sift to get into, the overall effort one makes is totally worth the end result, as Minami-Ke is probably one of the best anime of its kind.
Minami-ke isn't just another slice-of-life comedy that revolves around some main characters. Well, it does do that, but there is a mystical energy that comes from it that makes it not only funny, but pretty addictive to watch.
The whole story revolves around 3 sisters who have distinct personalities. There's Haruka, the eldest who is the most responsible of the three. She maintains the household, manages their bills, cooks the food and keeps everything in order in the house. There's Kana, the middle sister who has an energy that can't be beat. Although she's lazy and very gullible by her younger sister, she still shows her
creativity in some of her plans in the series. And finally there's Chiaki, the youngest who is the straight man who has the most negative attitude towards Kana and yet is kindest towards Haruka. Chiaki loves to mess with Kana as to misinterpret her love letters from a classmate of Kana's and keeps calling her dumbass. But it drives the story onwards.
Speaking of which, there practically isn't a story here. It is practically a Seinfeld of anime. There are many scenes in their home, scenes in their school and just daily observations and creative ideas that are bounced around in each episode. What makes it stand out is during some scenes, the attitude in the moment changes to a more serious attitude with a widescreen look and a more detailed view of each of the sister's faces. Funny at certain times, but can get kind of annoying at some moments.
The content in this anime is pretty unique. Some of the episodes have them not doing anything and just hanging out around in their house where Kana and Chiaki are watching a funny soap opera titled "Sensei and Ninomiya-kun" where those words are all that they say. The elements of comedy in it are pretty original as well as some subjects could possibly be what bored girls could be talking about if they were to get together and talk about random stuff.
All in all, this was very enjoyable. I laughed a lot, quoted a lot of scenes with my friends and made me think a little at some points. Minami-ke has an addictive quality that made me impatient for the next episode. If you liked Azumanga Daioh and the like, you'll like Minami-ke.