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Minami-ke
« on: October 14, 2007, 10:47:02 AM »
Episode 1:
 
Okay, the series (or at least the first episode) screams of boredom. I don't know, but to me the whole episode feels like one right out of Lucky Star for some reason... only less kawaii. Nothing seems to be interesting about this, and for that I may consider throwing this one out.
 
What do you think?

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 05:04:02 AM »
Episode 1:

Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh....

I found myself smiling quite often here.  I think you're off base a bit, AC.  Yeah, it's slice of life-ish, but with more zanyness.  I'm digging the sisters already and it's only been one episode.

In short, this has win written all over it.
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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007, 08:27:51 PM »
Episode 1

ROFL

You can't possibly understand how funny the pancake gag is unless you've actually seen someone try to cook pancakes wholesale in a giant vat.  Trust me, it doesn't work.

A good number of jokes are the same "you had to be there" type of gags from Lucky Star but they are nowhere near as niche oriented, nor is that the only type of humor.  A good deal of the comedy comes from physical actions brought to life by a truly dynamic camera.  Solid animation, solid script, likeable characters.  I like what I see.

I recommend Mobile Suit, RX-0 and Unicorn from the Unicorn OST.

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2007, 02:56:40 AM »
Episode 2:

The reason why this works so much better then Lucky Star or even Azumanga Daioh is you have three siblings, three different personalities, three different levels of school, and thus three ways to create hilarity.

If you want the highschool shit, you've got Haruka and her class of older teenage coming of age stuff and more worldly humor.

If you want middleschool shit, you've got Kana and her class of insecure and uncomfortable adolescants and more immature humor.

If you want gradeschool shit, you've got Chiaki and her class of relative nitwits and their naive humor.

Then you get the sisters together, and just let the three levels of differences clash.  Chiaki's "matter of fact" style  rivals with Kana who acts mature but doesn't know nearly as much shit as Haruka who talks a big game but is too concerned about Chiaki's innocence to really stay anything about it.  It's a very humorous look at sibling balance.
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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2007, 04:27:58 AM »
Is it really as good as it turns out to be? I'm intrigued :\
 
Maybe it's because I'm not much into slice-of-life like Lucky Star or sort but I think I'll re-consider it. I don't know whether it'll make a diff eventually; crossing my fingers at this point.

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2007, 03:39:10 AM »
Episode 3:

A little less funny, but still goddamned entertaining.

Episode 4:

Won hard.  I fell in love with Hosaka-senpai almost immediately.
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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2007, 04:06:03 AM »
The Sensei and Ninomiya-kun game was brilliant!  I must have that game!

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2007, 06:19:36 AM »
"Sensei! Sensei!"

"Ninomiya-kun! Ninomiya-kun!"

"KYAHHH!!!" "NINOMIYA-KUN~!!!"
BAD END
That was the cheesiest game I've ever seen... but (or which is why???) it is astoundingly addictive. I think I'm already liking this series all over.

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2007, 12:23:17 PM »
Episode 4 was definitely a step up from 3.  The video game scene definitely floored me just because of how it parodies those game compilations with a common character theme to them.  That it revolves around a ridiculous premise makes it all the better.  Tohsaka's delusions were also great fun to watch and I'm really interested in seeing how his hot-bloodedness will carry the strength of Haruka's segment in terms of comedy from here on out.

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007, 07:44:46 AM »
Episode 5:

Haruka-neesama is amazing... ;_;

Episode 6:

My God... that was so wrong... and so funny...
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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2007, 11:19:37 AM »
Episode 6

"Ninomiya-kun!"

Okay, the gag wasn't all that great, but it got a laugh from me.  I thought that this would be another ho-hum episode after that, but it seems that the creators are finally starting go somewhere with the comedy.  The crossdressing scheme raised an eyebrow at first, but it just got better and better as the episode went on.  Anways,  holy crap Haruka!    :3

I recommend Mobile Suit, RX-0 and Unicorn from the Unicorn OST.

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2007, 06:38:00 AM »
Episode 7:
 
The Ninomiya-kun / Sensei running gag is starting to get really humorous.
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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2007, 08:04:02 AM »
Episode 7:
 
That has to be the best melodrama satire yet ("Not another car!"), and much LOLZ to the change in artwork of the facial expressions.

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2007, 12:26:24 PM »
I have a question. Minami-ke is the only series this season I haven't started watching. Should I pick this up?
I fell off the wagon and now I can't stop.

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2007, 07:35:03 PM »
It's cute and funny in a not obvious pie in the face kind of way.
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