Minami-ke 10


More Minami-ke madness this week. Touma Minami, self-decided “younger brother” by Chiaki, is introduced. More Mako-chan too, and we all know Mako-chan is our favorite trap this season, so yippee!

Thanks to them both, the LULZ factor this episode was pretty high, but the best one… has gotta be Mako-chan’s magic trick at the very end of the episode. Second best was Chiaki asking Touma’s birth month, which is April, then 90 degree angle change to declaring since she’s autumn (Chi”Aki”) and Touma’s winter (the “Tou” kanji), therefore she’s the elder sister. Chiaki can be such a sore loser at times XD.



Liking a lot of Nana Mizuki’s rendition of Touma Minami as well, since it’s like the first time I’ve seen her doing a role that isn’t a “silent at first, opens up later” archetype. Finally she gets a role which allows her a more dynamic range of voicing.

Lastly, just saddens me to know that there’s only 2 more Minami-ke episodes left, especially with Nana Mizuki joining in the lineup at this point of time. Minami-ke: Okawari doesn’t seem to be the comedy type… but maybe… maybe…


  1. Totali Said,

    December 11, 2007 @ 10:47 am

    I like how Chiaki at the end is like “wtf are you doing? >:

  2. Shin Said,

    December 11, 2007 @ 11:50 am

    I wish to be the little girl.

  3. Haesslich Said,

    December 11, 2007 @ 11:53 am


    Makoto has no hope of escaping his fate as Mako-chan, especially after the lip gloss part, where he looked too (way too) much like a girl, and the rest of the sisters just accept the fact he’s Makoto, and seem to take his cross-dressing in stride.

    He’s not as much of a trap as Kousaka was with his Tokino crossplay, but… poor fellow.

  4. Incognito Said,

    December 11, 2007 @ 2:16 pm

    1. Only 2 more episodes? I thought it was a 13-ep season.

    2. What happened to your writeup of episode 9? The last entry in the Minami-ke tag is for episode 8.

  5. Eleutheria Said,

    December 11, 2007 @ 3:50 pm

    I guess we’re never getting to the trap-reverse-trap hijinks in vol.4 then :(

  6. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    December 11, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

    @Incognito: Was a bit too busy last week and forgot to write one.

  7. kaz3phyrous Said,

    December 11, 2007 @ 7:38 pm

    the part where touma said to makoto…
    “you probably can’t go back to being a boy”
    was funny too…

    it’s nice to pair traps and reverse traps…

  8. ryvrdrgn14 Said,

    December 12, 2007 @ 2:00 am

    Oh no! If this only has 2 episodes left, what can I watch to tide me over until… well, the next Minami-Ke/Lucky Star type anime? Help. o_o;

  9. portaguest Said,

    December 12, 2007 @ 3:01 am

    theres a season 2…. fyi

  10. Haesslich Said,

    December 12, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

    Okawari is NOT Season 2 – it’s another Minami-ke series, however, by a different studio, and probably a different focus.

  11. Son Gohan Said,

    December 13, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

    When Makoto was hiding under the kotatsu…was it Heaven or Hell?
    Many LULZ this episode… “ORE WA OTOKO DA!”

  12. Karry Said,

    December 14, 2007 @ 2:26 am

    Maybe its Ayako’s subbing errors, but i have absolutely no idea what this episode was about. None of the sketches made any sense…a striking difference from the previous episodes. Changed director ?

  13. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    December 14, 2007 @ 2:32 am

    Sketches? I don’t get what you mean. Which parts do you not understand?

  14. Crisu Said,

    December 14, 2007 @ 7:02 am

    I guess there’s a lot of context in this episode if you don’t have a little bit of prior knowledge of the characters. At the start, we find out that there’s another classmate with the surname Minami. Total coincidence, but Chiaki decides to take advantage of the situation. And so you get all the reverse trap humor from that.

    And then you follow with the Mako-chan scenes, which require that you’ve seen previous episodes to know that only Kana (and now Touma, too) knows about Mako-chan’s secret identity.

    Otherwise, I don’t understand either when you say you don’t get what the episode was about. Other than a recurring theme, each episode is composed of random sketches (to use your term) that are just funny on their own.

    @Son Gohan:
    Hee’ I thought the same thing. But I would vote Heaven; all that lovely eye candy is definitely worth the suffocation, especially later when Makoto supposedly had his head in Touma’s lap.

  15. Haesslich Said,

    December 14, 2007 @ 11:09 am

    Well, the joke HERE is that everyone thinks Makoto/Mako-chan is STILL a girl, because Touma insisted she was a he… and Haruka along with Chiaki are taking this as an expression of solidarity; that Mako-chan was crossplaying all along, and now has a schoolmate who is also doing so.

    It doesn’t help Mako-chan’s case that he’s wearing a long dress which really IS more feminine than anything Chiaki ever wears, much less Kana. Poor Mako-chan, trying not to take advantage of the below-kotatsu position to peep on Haruka. Of course, with the way Kana was kicking him, it was only a matter of time before he ended up in someone’s lap, and at least Touma’s sympathetic to his plight, even if it confuses the hell out of her.

  16. voodoomage Said,

    December 14, 2007 @ 1:47 pm

    If there is another version coming out , I doubt there is any way in heck they can top this… Minami ke is better than Lucky Star hands down. I hope they have the same VA’s….

  17. Kaisos Said,

    December 15, 2007 @ 3:47 am

    They do have the same VA’s, yes.

  18. ShoujoGirl Said,

    December 20, 2007 @ 8:39 am

    Waaaaaaaaaaaay better than Lucky Star

  19. deftoned Said,

    December 21, 2007 @ 2:58 pm

    Liking a lot of Nana Mizuki’s rendition of Touma Minami as well, since it’s like the first time I’ve seen her doing a role that isn’t a “silent at first, opens up later” archetype. Finally she gets a role which allows her a more dynamic range of voicing.

    Tsuyokiss had her doing all kinds of voices and in a lead role. It was probably one of her best performances, but of course no one paid attention to Tsuyokiss. :D Mizuki Nana has done a fair amount of good performances, but she’s usually casted in crappy series (Guyver, Kissdum, Koi Koi Seven), less popular series (Seven of Seven, 2×2=Shinobuden), or they’re minor roles that get overshadowed (Claymore, Minami-ke, Full Metal Alchemist). I’m looking forward to seeing what she does in Rosario + Vampire next month.

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