Mako-chan in Ookami-san?

Posted by Neko Kyou in Random Fun on August 4th, 2010

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Mako-chan lookalike spotted in Ookami-san!


I wasn’t really expecting much out of Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi, but it’s one of the most entertaining series this season. Before I watched the show I was expecting something similar to Index and Railgun with a more “kiddish” flavor, with  the academic city and special powers.

I spend the whole first episode wondering if Ryoushi could turn invisible and if Ringo-chan was some evil midget with explosive apples in that basket of hers. Turned out I was completely off track, which was kinda disappointing at the time. But it still turned out to be a pretty fun and interesting anime to watch and now I find myself looking forward to it every week XD

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Can you ever take someone who punches people with the Neko-Neko Knuckles Revamped Mark II? Especially when it “meows” on contact?

I thought so… it’s just too cute >”<

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Fujioka, You Bastard!

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

 Chiaki & Fujioka

Look at that. He looks like he’s enjoying it more than Chiaki-sama. Look at where his hands are! What are they doing down there??

And he’s not satisfied with just Chiaki-sama…

Touma & Fujioka

He’s even doing it with Touma!

And mind you, Fujioka thinks Touma is a BOY!

*shakes head*

I really want to be in his position right now…

The lucky bastard…

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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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Was That Funny?

Posted by Neko Kyou in Thoughts on December 7th, 2008

Something I noticed whenever I dragged my sister to watch what I thought was a hilarious moment in any anime episodes: she never finds it amusing even as I laughed uncontrollably. But the more she watched, the more she began to find something amusing. It got me thinking whether continuously exposure to a particular gag, character habits or a series actually helps to make it funnier.

It’s the same with Lucky Star and Minami-ke. The first episode of Lucky Star turned off many, especially with that talked-to-death conversation on which end of a chocolate cornet is the head. But after being exposed to a few more chocolate cornet, you begin to realize that the initial conversation was actually pretty funny.

Chocolate Cornet

I still say it looks like a pile of shit

In Minami-ke, it’s the amazing Haruka, the great Chiaki-sama and the diabolical Kana. This is slightly different than the chocolate cornet in that if you didn’t already know the joke, you wouldn’t even realized there was a joke to begin with.

Whenever the gender-confused Mako-chan and Touma are in a pinch, most of us finds it hilarious, especially when they both have apparently forgotten their true gender and goes overboard. But show it to someone watching for the first time and the most likely reaction you would get is “Uhh… Okay…”

Minami Touma

Remember that she pulled this stunt with a boy Mako-chan in the room…

Maybe that’s why jokes are sometimes repeated to death and beyond, because it requires some degree of repetition before it becomes funny, or it is funny because of the repetition.

One series that loves to recycle its gags (successfully) is Ranma 1/2. The unfortunate timing of being splashed by an old granny as Ranma or any of the other “Jusenkyou crew”, the so-called great plans on how to reverse the curse or the “shit, we could have went to Jusenkyou but we missed the chance!” always cracks a laughter or at least a smile.

Ranma 1/2

Let’s look at some non-anime related examples as well. You probably know what a lolcat is and you most likely find it funny and amusing now. Well, most of the time anyway. I don’t remember my initial reaction to the gramatically challenged kitties, but I introduced ICanHasCheezBurger to a friend a couple of month’s back.

His reaction for the first few minutes was nonchalant, but I pressed for him to go on. Less than half an hour later he was clicking for new lolcats as fast as he could and was literally lol-ing.

So while most jokes and gags requires an immediate reaction to be funny, some requires time and repetition to sink it in. Still don’t believe me? Try watching this – just stare at the video and see if you start to laugh:

Yes, I know it’s old and unless you’ve just recently been on the Internet, you’ve probably seen the origin of the Crazy Frog. But I’m just trying to prove a point :)

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Minami-ke At Its Best

Posted by Neko Kyou in Minami-ke on January 27th, 2008

This post is ~2 weeks overdue. The damn sharks was back less than a couple of days after my last post. The connection today seems rather stable and a lot faster than it had been the last couple of weeks so I’m taking this chance to put up this post as fast as I can before the sharks returns again.

Minami-ke finally ended at episode 13 a few weeks ago, and although it’s weaker compared to the original for now, Okawari promises to be entertaining enough. Hopefully, maybe, a true sequel would surface in the near future so that we may all once again bow down to the full awesomeness of Chiaki-sama and the amazing Haruka. Oh yes, and the grand master schemer, Kana.

Looking back at the 13 episodes, it became quite obvious that Minami-ke have plenty of fanservice weaved subtly into the sister’s daily lives that isn’t exaggerated compared to most other series. And I think it worked really well, replacing the “OMG!” (which is usually my reaction to blatant fanservice) to “BWAHAHAHA!”, which I consider as fanservice at its best.

Here are some of the highlight from the best moments, some which are rather suggestive, of Minami-ke from the first episode all the way to the last.

Kana raping Chiaki-sama

The legendary chase scene…

It’s really too bad that we never did get to see more of those uber camera angles. Little did Kana know at the time that she would be in a very similar situation in the future.

Kana Peeking Chiaki-sama

Peek-a-boo! I see…

I’m surprised Chiaki-sama didn’t give Kana a whack in the head when she did that. And I wonder what exactly did Kana see down there…

Chiaka-sama sitting on Fujioka

And nobody present found this the least disturbing?

Even Haruka acted as if its something normal and perfectly acceptable to do. Or maybe she knew it wasn’t but thought that it was okay anyway since Fujioka is “kinda like” their father. Bah, he probably enjoyed it anyway.

Kana pants down!

A rather frequent scene if you asked me…

Kana really should get tighter pants. She has a tendency to have her pants pulled down by Chiaki-sama. A lot. And Takeru had full view of the entire scene!

Haruka at the beach

The most well developed in the series…

Haruka shows plenty of cleavage.

Haruka cleavage



Mako-chan is flat

Haruka likes little boys dressing up as girls yeah…

Haruka can be really dense at times. And that usually ends up in either her showing more skin than she ought to, or having Mako-chan rolling on the floor all red.

Takeru pinned

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again. What I wouldn’t give to be in Takeru’s place right now…

Despite being depicted as a loser caring cousin (hah! I bet you’ve probably forgotten that!) most of the time, Takeru has had many front row seats to very interesting sceneries whenever he pops over.

Touma x Chiaki-sama

This is so wrong… yet it’s sooo right!

The introduction of Touma only made things 10x more interesting, especially when she starts raping arguing with Chiaki-sama. Put her alongside the opposite cross-dresser Mako-chan and we have the greatest cross-dressing duo of all times. Whoever can forget the “I am a boy!” declaration that came from both of them?

Touma is GAR!

“I am a boy!”

The single most daring scene in Minami-ke, with a boy in the room to boot! Then again, Mako-chan is technically a girl… so I guess it’s not that bad…

Kana raped

What goes around, comes around…

Kana pwned!


An amazing start with the legendary chase scene, a satisfying end with Kana getting owned, for the love of Haruhi, please grant Minami-ke a true sequel by Doumu!



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