Halftime for Minami-ke

December 10, 2007


Minami-ke truly turned out to be the jewel it promised to be from the first episode. It’s not like they are inventing the wheel anew here, but even the cheapest gags are presented in a somehow fresh way. Cross dressing for example is one of the unfunniest things I can imagine, none the less I couldn’t help but enjoy Makoto’s transformation to Mako-chan. And the last time that I literally laughed out loud at the sight of somebody pulling off another one’s trousers as she tries to stop her is surely far far back in time. I can’t put the finger on what they are doing different, but they are doing it really well. Of course they do even better with the uncheap gags which outnumber the cheap ones by far. The chemistry between the three sisters is just right and by being such different characters they complement each other perfectly. Especially Kana’s ability to manipulate the people around her to her favor amaze me each time again. She might not look like it, but she is a natural mastermind.

On a pretty related note I’ve mixed feelings about Minami-ke: Okawari. As far as I understand it’s a different attempt of an adaptation of the manga by another studio. From the picture it appears that they switched Kana to be the youngest sister and Chiaki to be the middle sister (reason totally unknown to me). I’m afraid that series can’t reach the current Minami-ke, but surely I’ll give it a try.


  1. Minami-ke is an undiluted pleasure, hilarious and smart enough without trying to be too smart. Wierd that the manga’s getting two adaptions, even wierder if they really have switched ages around (let’s hope that picture gives the wrong impression).

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