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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2007, 10:22:15 PM »
Episode 7

For now, the general pattern of Minami-ke seems to be

1st half: Generic gags.
 
Half point:Ninomiya-Kun!

2nd half: Coherent gags that get better and better.

Kurier, watch episode 4 of Minami-ke at the very least.  It has one of the best stand alone gags I've seen in a long time.

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

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2007, 04:58:12 AM »
Episode 8:
 
Words cannot describe how awesome Hosaka-sempai is. He's just so... deliciously insane.
 
Don't feel bad about blowing bubbles with gum, Kana... I can't do it either... but I'm dying... and crying here... from laughter... ;_;
 
No Ninomiya-kun and Sensei this week.
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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2007, 10:03:14 PM »
Episode 8

Woah, white crows flying to Bach's Air on the G string?  Is that you Eva?

I was worried that Hosaka would be become one of those annoying characters that just won't go away.  After this episode, I'm glad to see that I only want more of him than ever.

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

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2007, 08:58:11 AM »
Lolz at the white crows gag and his 'simulations' on his advancements towards Haruka. The Spanish guitar riffs as his BGM makes it all worthwhile too. And I don't mind that this episode doesn't feature Ninomiya/Sensei, because Hosaka steals the limelight this time 'round.

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2007, 08:11:15 AM »
I don't mean to double-post but... meh
 
Episode 09:
 
Meh, this episode's a far cry from the brilliance of its last one. No Ninomiya-Sensei, no Hosaka... now I know how invaluable they are. There are some chuckling moments - like one about Kana and Chiaki discussing about Kana's idiocy till the wee hours - but they aren't as gut-busting as some previous episodes.
 
Another thing - This episode has the greatest opening line yet:
 
"This is a story about three sisters in the Minami family who have failed to get a role in Lucky Star. Thankfully, Lucky Star sucked. Also, please ensure that the lights are dim and tissues are 3 meters within reach in order for your parents not to discover what you are doing."
 
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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2007, 06:56:54 AM »
Quote from: AC
"This is a story about three sisters in the Minami family who have failed to get a role in Lucky Star. Thankfully, Lucky Star sucked. Also, please ensure that the lights are dim and tissues are 3 meters within reach in order for your parents not to discover what you are doing."

Fansubbers = stupid.  Seriously, I know it's boring to just subtitle the opening disclaimer thingy as is, but they're not funny at all.  I figure someone must have bitched at them to just translate it directly, which explains why episode 8's was VERY literal.  Fansubbers don't like you questioning their power, and they usually respond in such ways.  Frankly, I'd prefer it if they dropped the utter forcing of humor just for the sake of humor.  Inevitably they're going to run out of shit to put there, and it's going to look pathetic.  Better they quit while they're behind.
 
You wanna be a comedian writer?  I hear they're hiring scabs in Hollywood right now.
 
Anyway, SK seems to have soured on this one a bit, and I wonder why.  The humor still works, on a very subtle level at times, but it still works.  It's not as obvious as Hayate no Gotoku nor is it as reference laden as Lucky Star, and that's probably why I liked it.  It's the characters being funny; the material is what is important.
 
Well, sure, there's still plenty of visual gags, but the way they pull them off with a very sudden "punchline" makes them funny to me.
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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2007, 04:20:05 PM »
I find it sporadically funny, but too many of the jokes miss for me.  Hosaka should have been way more funny than he was, and this ep was rather meh.

It all reminds me of Ichigo Mashimaro, funny at first, but running out of legs.  It's still lol-worthy, but just not as much as it was earlier on.

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2007, 07:26:23 AM »
Episode 10:
 
First of all, yabadabadoo! for the comeback:
 
Spoiler for Hiden:
[/size]Sensei! Ninomiya-kun! [/size]
Sensei! Ninomiya-kun!
Sensei! Ninomiya-kun!
Sen... Ninomiya-kun!!!
[/size]
Now on to the episode... what a hilarious mess. A cross-dressing boy Mako-chan clashes against cross-dressing girl Touma, not before probably the most incoherent yet side-stitching quarrel between Touma and Chiaki. This is a huge recovery from otherwise the lacklustre previous episode.
 
PS: I lulz at the un-common knowledge of peeling an egg before cooking it. I lulz hard and loud.

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2007, 06:08:57 AM »
Episode 10:
 
The Trap and Reverse Trap.  IM SO CONFUSED.
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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2007, 06:09:01 AM »
Episode 11:
 
Okay... Fact:
 
The Minami Sisters and the Minami Brothers should have been involved with each other from the start.  The fact we had to wait 11 episodes for this pile of golden fun opportunity is inexcusable.
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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2007, 07:19:39 AM »
I thought so too but meh, 'should-haves-but-didn't' instances happen.

Episode 11:

Has anyone notice the different approach the subbers take for this episode in its opening log? :B

Like the Powerpuff Girls to the Rowdyruff Boys, we now have a new trio - The Minami brothers. Here, I'll put my thoughts in point form for easy reading:
  • I lol'ed so hard on Haruka low-pitching her voice over phone. The cry by the Minami brother over the phone was priceless.
  • Sweat-drenching Hosaka's back! And he now has a new rival (... or ally, whichever), nose-bleeding Natsuki.
  • That sleazebag Natsuki... that face-to-boob act was so intentional >__>
  • Haruka looks so cute when she's mad *___*


And props to the 'Soap-for-Present' gag. I personally know; it's never a good idea to give bathroom items for gifts... always give the wrong impression.

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2007, 10:32:35 AM »
Yes, that was hilarious.  Funniest episode since the trap first appeared.

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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2007, 04:22:18 AM »
12:
 
I swear to God, if we don't get more Minami-brothers screen time in the second season I'll scream.  They have their running gags which is unfortunate, but they're still funny right now.  I don't know what's more amazing; their stupidity or Touma's ability to completely ignore whatever they're saying until a tsukkomi is necessary.
 
I loved the oldest brother's bullshit about his girlfriend playing soccer being one of her charm points, then he nonchalantly admits the whole thing being a lie.
 
I have a dumb question, though.  When did Kana and the new Bunchou get friendly enough to invite him over to their house and / or to be asked favors of (playing Santa Claus, for example).  I thought Kana was in deep rival mode with him, and he the ultra obsessive love interest.  Meh, whatever moves the stories along.
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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2008, 06:38:25 AM »
13: final.
 
I didn't really expect a "final" anything anyway, so it's just another episode really.  Well, one thing was given closure:  Ninomiya-kun and Sensei finally....
 
oh no spoilers... I'd be such a bastard if I let the cat out the bag!  But you do have to put up with a 10 hour special for their final episode.  Yessir, 10 hours.  You can handle that, right?
 
I'm actually worried for the second series.  I knew the character designs and animation were going to be completely different, but it looks like they're taking this down a gratuitous fanservice route, which doesn't sit well with me.  Sure, there really wasn't anything amazing about these first 13 episodes.  I thought they were funny and quite entertaining, but there really wasn't anything cheap about it.  Slapstick humor, sure, but it made sense.  They did a couple of episodes with Haruka exposing herself, but everytime they did it fit in well with one of the themes of the episode, so it never felt forced.  I dunno, maybe I'm just worried we're going to see too much of the traps.
 
Though Hosaka-sempai can keep showing off hsi manly sweaty chest all he wants.  God that guy makes me die with laughter.  He and the second Minami brother are just this perfect tandem of retarded.  For this episode, tho, I'm afraid Hosaka got upstaged by the "phone tag" segment.  By the end, two characters were contemplating suicide while the other somehow maintains his simplistic optimism.  Only Kana can **** up three people at the same time.
 
I want some of that juice.
 
Anyway, to put a final thought on this whole thing:  Fun, but not amazing.  It was 13 episodes of chuckles, smiles, and at least one hoarse roar of laughter from me each episode.  Some of it didn't work, some of it worked really well, but I can never say I wasn't entertained.  In the end, isn't that what it's all about?
 
7 / 10.
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Re: Minami-ke
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2008, 03:19:50 PM »
Yeah, I agree with most of that.  It got a bit slow in the middle, but the final few episodes were really funny.  It's not the wittiest thing I've ever seen, but it is a lot of fun and it knows how to build to a punchline.  A decent watch in the end, and still funny right to the end, which is pretty rare in anime comedies.

Not looking forward to the next season, though.  With the director of Shuffle! involved, my expectations are rock bottom.
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