Minami-ke Okaeri Giving Mixed Feelings

Posted by Neko Kyou in Minami-ke on January 16th, 2009

Minami-ke Okaeri

asread’s attempt to fix the damage they did with Okawari and replicate Doumu’s character design in Minami-ke is fail. It’s sad that asread is the ones doing the third season. Minami-ke was one of the best anime in 2007 under Doumu but quickly got trashed and tossed aside by many once asread took over.

At first glance the character design looked like a huge improvement over Okawari but the poor animation and actually made it worse. The good news is, no creepy black figures running around in the background and hopefully they’ll keep it that way. I found the colours used this time around, although still lacking, is much more agreeable.

Minami-ke Okaeri

The story is only so-so. It’s really not that much different from an episode of Okawari but it is slightly more entertaining. Takeru’s amazing trick with his pen was quite funny despite what I had read or heard.

Okaeri might not be as amazing as the original season, but it does look set to be a lot better than Okawari. You might want to give it a chance if you’ve been avoiding it but I’ll probably watch everything anyway.

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3 Comments to “Minami-ke Okaeri Giving Mixed Feelings”

  1. Kabitzin | January 19th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Okaeri might not be as amazing as the original season, but it does look set to be a lot better than Okawari.

    This is exactly how I feel about Okaeri so far. I wanted to like Okawari a lot but I ended up hating just about every single episode. At least with Okaeri it was more like “meh” as opposed to “I don’t want to watch any more of this.”

    I liked the character designs of season 1 the best, but the real thing that kills me is the boring slice-of-life stuff that replaced most of the comedy in the sequels. At least the ratio is getting a little better now, but season 1 is still my favorite.

  2. Neko Kyou | January 22nd, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Yeah, and the kid that lived next door was probably the most boring, time wasting subplot of all.

    Why was he even there in the first place? He doesn’t do anything other than making people yawn and look away.

  3. Dustin | January 27th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I know the characters and I still get a couple laughs every episode so I’m happy. Plus hosaka as the curry fairy is pretty awesome.


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