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[In-depth Review] Minami-ke Season 1

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Since Season3 just started, I guess it is an appropriate time to post my review for the previous seasons. First up, will be a short review for season1. Season2’s review coming up soon.

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Story
A very simple slice-of-life series about the daily lifes of the 3 Minami sisters and their interactions and relations with their friends.

Arts
Among the simplest anime I’ve ever watched, but also among one of the finest comedies/ slice-of-life. No exaggerations, just simple events of daily life, so simple, some being so normal that it has probably happened to many of us before… … yet made in such a way that is hilarious!

Characters
The character design is also pretty simple, but highly effective in bringing out the essence of the series—bright, cheerful, light atmosphere.(and are attractive too) The personalities of the characters are also very engaging and unique. I especially love Kana and her ridiculously insensible antics. And Hosaka too. That guy is full of win.

Although there is no over the top gags it still had me laughing. Also, unlike usual comedies that like to make references to other anime trends and such (thus very otaku-oriented—eg Lucky Star), this one doesn’t: hence casual anime viewers can enjoy this series without missing out on anything.

Music
I love the OP and ED, which are cheery and energetic just like the anime itself.
The background music throughout the series is pleasant and cheerful.

Summary
A highly enjoyable anime. Certainly worth watching, especially if you’re looking for a lax, light anime to pursue.

Personal overall rating: 93%


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3 thoughts on “[In-depth Review] Minami-ke Season 1

  1. Yes Minami-ke was thoroughly enjoyable, but S2 did not live up to the hype thanks to a change of studio, and S3 follows the same studio, but the storyline in S3 is more manga-based, unlike S2.

  2. S1 was easily one of the best series of its year. I dropped S2 because of the changes that followed the studio transition: animation style, animation quality, character design – you name it, they messed it up.

    I don’t have high hopes for S3, but I’m still looking forward to seeing a substantial improvement.

  3. I like Season 1 and enjoy season 2. But I will say that it wasn’t as good as the original, hopefully though season 3 is better.

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