Minami-ke: Okawari! 02

Minami-ke: Okawari

Kana-sama is BOSS!

Remember all my doubts about Okawari sucking? I take them all back, with compensation payment as well.

Highlights this week:

  • Haruka-banchou legend almost gets resurrected. Too bad the original iincho got well again.

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    Hayami-sempai is up to her “usual” stuff.

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    Hosaka… disgusting as usual.
  • Chiaki equating hamster rearing musts to Kana, and then starts ordering her friends around to get stuff for the hamster. Yoshino does a SERIOUS BUSINESS face to escape work. Chiaki-hime Banzai!

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    For Yoshino, Hime’s orders are SRSBSNS
  • Kana gets wind of Haruka’s bancho resurrection and starts to make her own Kana Brigade, taking over her self-appointed Banchou title away from Fujioka. Gotta love that orz pose.

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    Oh god, they even put orz! in there.
  • Trying to recruit more members, she announces that she’ll give him away, prompting another SERIOUS BUSINESS face from Fujioka, and a strong challenge from Riko.

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    “I’M GONNA BE SOLD OFF TO SAN FRANCISCO?!!” (+15 points if you get this)

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    For Riko-chan, arm wrestling is SRS BSNS!
  • Battleship game that Chiaki and Kana are playing together? They need to release an official rulebook or something, if it’s not yet out.

And we have another awesome episode of Okawari this week. Dear god, I never expected it to be this level of awesomeness. The jokes are 10x funnier than the first season was, and the first season was already pretty epic by itself, so you can imagine how awesome this show is now.

Totally had take more than 35minutes to watch this episode, because I kept pausing and rewinding the awesome scenes to laugh and take a load of screencaps. Dear god, the SERIOUS BUSINESS faces are >9000 times more awesome that last season. Best one this episode was Yoshino’s one, because that was so totally unexpected.

Gotta say though, Asread’s way of coloring all the background characters black, but with all their hairstyles differentiated is pretty creepy in a way, and in fact, one of the “black” characters actually got a line! Guess that’ll take some time to get used to. I wonder if they’ve been watching SHAFT a bit much.

Minami-ke: Okawari

Quite a number of settings have also been changed, notably Haruka’s classroom is now reminiscent of the one used in SHAFT’S Negima?!, which again begs my question from above, but it’s not a bad change. Still love the rotary phone touch at the Minami’s household, even if it’s a bit incongruent.

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Interestingly, someone seems to be moving in next door to their apartment… I wonder if there’ll be more new characters.


  1. Haesslich Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 7:19 am

    … orz. They brought orz in.

    On the one hand, the art still sucks, but there seems to be less fanservice of the naked-girl type and more of the ‘Hayami-senpai is crazy’ type. I’ll take this over Rosario + Vampire anyday.

  2. Minami Ke Okawari 2 at hontou ni sou omou? Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 9:53 am

    […] Mmm… Hayami-sempai’s usual stuff… […]

  3. Ryggim Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 10:23 am

    -Serious Face- ORZ!

  4. Syaoran Li Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 10:42 am

    I got to love this show by now….

    Yeah! the ORZ was awesome…

  5. Haesslich Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 12:30 pm

    By the way, did the literally missing faces (which somehow had hair) disturb anyone else besides me? Raise your hands, folks.

  6. Nemo_N Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 2:14 pm


    Not really. I was pretty much prepared since the first episode; one of the first scenes in it featured the blacked out people. I see it as weird, but not disturbing.

  7. Crisu Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 9:03 pm

    So I guess orz is more popular than OTL? (Probably, since the latter can only be written in caps…)

  8. kltg Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 11:22 pm

    i wonder if i can get an I AM BOSS t-shirt somewhere

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  10. Ipsod Said,

    January 15, 2008 @ 10:39 am

    “On the one hand, the art still sucks…”

    Art still sucks? YOU my friend, need to watch more anime.

  11. Haesslich Said,

    January 15, 2008 @ 11:44 am

    Ipsod: I have. Between the black faces, the occasional facial oddities (although they did back the Bible Black faces) and the weird proportions of the last episode… well, Doumu had it all done perfectly the first time. Asread, on the other hand.. well, Shuffle wasn’t the best animated show, but it was above the level they set here.

  12. CJ Said,

    January 15, 2008 @ 9:45 pm

    oh lulz, I actually got the selling-off-to-san-francisco joke! 15 POINTS FOR MEEEE~

    Anyway, you have now convinced me to start watching this series. This show looks epic. Too bad I skipped the first season. :(

  13. SkyLark Said,

    January 17, 2008 @ 7:26 am

    Ayako subs made a big mistake in dropping this series. Now any sub group could pick this one up. This series only going to get bigger once people can understand the humor.

  14. Haesslich Said,

    January 17, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

    SkyLark: As they said – ‘no TL = no subs’.

    So they just need a TL to get back into business. Which is a pity, really – the show’s okay enough that I can follow it with the RAW, even if it has more fanservice (and increased Kana’s figure to the point where the old ‘she’s flat’ joke no longer applies).

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