Fans Despair of Minami-ke Okaeri: Comparison

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The imminent third season of troubled baka-yarou anime Minami-ke, Minami-ke Okaeri, has been unveiled in modest detail with the release of a brief trailer, allowing a fair comparison between the three seasons.

Minami-ke fans are seemingly split between those who consider the new series to represent a complete collapse in design quality, and those who think it compares well with Okawari. We need not consider the other possible opinion, vanishingly rare as it is.

You can evaluate it yourself below:

Season 1:



Season 1 versus 2:


Season 2:


Season 3:

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The short CM itself:

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:02 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I loved season 1 + 2, but season 3 could become another ZnT 2.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:02 07/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What are you talking about? The second season of ZnT was the best!

    Comment by DeGrade
    03:48 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Season 2 was perfectly fine, except for Emo Boy.

    Comment by Firo
    07:01 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    In this anime dark-haired girl looks like a dog O_o and... is this a sequel of Minamike 2nd? How strange, starting from "2nd", well, whatever...

    And also, why is it being compared to Minamike?

    Comment by ipood
    09:24 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    stop posting

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:58 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    The teardrop mouth thing just doesn't work with season three design. And while I love that they kept Chiaki a blonde, it just looks like a retread of season two, with a feeble attempt at season ones design charms.

    But really, who gives a shit about the art direction, what made the first season so good wasn't the art, it was the story and script. As long as they don't fuck that up like season two with the Linkin Park Kid side story, it'll be fine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:27 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    shyt.... EPIC FAILLLL.....

    season 2 was shyt....
    and this season 3 looks as if coming out from the shyt ifself =.=

    season 1 ftw

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    Comment by Ygp08
    03:12 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    dont know why everyone is bashing on the 2nd and 3rd seasons character designs. As long as that slice-of-life touch is in this series, its always got time for me.

    Comment by muhh
    22:10 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I did like the animation of the second season...
    The third is worse than that of the second, but i have still not decided wether its worse than that of the first.

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    Comment by xxstraywolfxx
    23:03 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    this is a sad day, and why the hell did they pick the same studio as second season? what are they thinking?

    Comment by Fonzer
    00:29 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still like season 1 the most,those teddy bear looks XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:28 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would be interesting if they had the studio that made season 1...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    bloody hell! now I've lost all reason to watch Minami-ke! It has now fallen to the level of generic anime =.=

    Comment by ipood
    09:23 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    These guys are excellent at destroying a perfectly enjoyable series.

    Comment by foilenleg
    02:16 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't know about you guys but I am loving the third season. I agree that the second season sucked but you gotta give them a chance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:49 11/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    third season shows what a studio can do when they have proper supervision by the author.

    1) ep is now structured to contain manga neta.
    2) chara design is actually comparable to manga, more so than domu's version despite domu's version being more cute.
    3) op rips off 1st season's op
    4) bgm ripped off from 1st season.
    5) no random ass pussy boy coming in out of nowhere then leaving in the same fashion.

    Comment by Renigami
    05:34 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also, Haruka in the third season actually shows other emotion besides the selfless kind self that is pretty much dominant (or more like all the time) in the second season. I actually seen Haruka show some anger and disappointment towards Kana.

    Comment by Renigami
    05:31 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Animation and image wise, I think it got worse. The second season looks way too like the stereotypical drama-anime. However, the style of the art is more like the first season (without the subtile shading and whatnot).

    But most importantly, the third season is actually funny again or it is bringing back the funny that is LACKING in the second. The second played VERY MUCH like a typical story driven anime... It lost its comical timing and breaks of the first.

    Comment by Ranex
    08:46 27/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hosaka got nerfd!! The quality dropped a lot but..I'm still going to watch it, for the sake of Hosaka

    Comment by GFC
    05:27 01/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be honest, i just finished Okawari, and didn't even notice that noclip bug. I actually liked them both, don't even know if second one is any worse or any better then the first one. But i do know, that i can't freakin' wait for the 3rd season!

    Comment by notaname
    10:04 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel like I'm looking at different images to everyone else. S3 looks just as good as S1.

    Comment by Unsigned
    15:54 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    It kinda looks like they added a touch of Code Geass to it.

    It could be worse though. They could have changed the voice actors and EVERYONE hates that.

    I'd like to know why they would change animation...

    Hosaka looks the same though...

    Comment by Rakuen
    21:39 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, the third season is a bit... "manga-looking", with the facial design and all.

    I think it's a bit better than the second season.

    The only thing I see bad in season 2 was too much character detail. And extras have black faces; creepy!

    Comment by Speedwagon
    21:45 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    There was a second season and it sucked.
    Get over it.

    Comment by SnooSnoo
    21:26 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Season 3? Wut Season 3?

    Comment by Anon
    15:38 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    La la la, can’t hear you.

    There’s only been one season of Minami-ke!

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    Comment by ajaxas
    14:58 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Better off reading manga. :P

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    Comment by ObrokenO
    15:42 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    There faces look so damn long in season 3

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    Comment by EvilDevil
    15:44 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    OH GOD, IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

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    Comment by asianprostitute1500
    16:16 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why the hell didn't they just stick with the first studio? Didn't they learn their lesson after season 2? Now they're making an even more craptacular season 3. I actually like this series, but god damn who the hell keeps picking out the shitty animation studios.

    Comment by mw
    16:28 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't the first studio (horribly inconsistent to begin with. Remember Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro Na -Crescent Love-? Same studio and core staff, but a huge difference in quality) responsible for animation this time? asread is producing the series, but I'm not sure if we can blame them for any drawing/animation collapse since that got outsourced to Doumu.

    Comment by loldongs
    15:53 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just as there is no Tsukihime anime there is only one season of Minami-ke

    Comment by Ichigo69
    16:40 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I'm hoping that Ufotable will animate Tsukihime after they finish w/ Kara no Kyoukai...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol im guessing the "yes we can" is from barack obama xD

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    Comment by Onsokumaru
    14:52 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Season 1 was Great
    Season 2 was Great
    Season 3 will probably be just as Great, but the animation does seem to be the weakest of the 3. Look at them in their side views. They look so very flat and awkward.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    14:33 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is no third season, or a second season, its all a conspiracy BWUAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH *Rolls around on floor*

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    Comment by Vetus
    02:57 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's an NHK conspiracy! Don't fall for it! Rebel! Rebeeeeeeeeeel!

    (or if you prefer a diffent reply, more classic:)

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    Comment by s0m31john
    14:32 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    La la la, can't hear you.

    There's only been one season of Minami-ke!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:27 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    there was only 1 season

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:48 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    kekeke, the best response ever

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    Comment by maru
    18:05 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed. What 2nd season? Third? Wtf u tokin bout?

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    Comment by kebrus
    05:16 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    2nd and 3rd season? what is that?

    can i eat it?

    Comment by Deathy
    22:26 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought this so called 2nd and 3rd season were fan made. o.o

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    Comment by Wynn
    16:21 26/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    and i was wondering wad's that blank space beside the season 1 DVD...

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    Comment by Ashton
    14:37 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Quality is pathethic, but at least you won't feel like throwing up from fucked up colors :)

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    Comment by rargy
    14:38 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Haha, i remember the scene in that gif.. walking through walls.

    Never really noticed a big change in animation between the first two seasons and enjoyed them both. But now it's noticeable..

    Comment by Mr. Rawr
    14:42 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Im one of those that didn't mind the second seasons change in art, I liked both seasons honestly, they both managed to entertain me and make me laugh, so its all good =p

    Comment by gunkitten
    16:06 30/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    i agree, season 2 looks different, but imo
    it adds more character as the personality in season 2 did mature alot, and the art reflects that.

    but season 3.... UGH shudders

    Comment by Aizen
    16:16 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    By each version they just keep getting weirder and weirder...

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    Comment by metatron
    16:25 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    19:26 25/12/2008 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh come on. Minami-ke is in no way some heavenly masterpiece that should not be touched. The first series was slow and hit-and-miss with a pretty bland style. And while the second series had a shitty story about some annoying neighbor kid, and some bad art choices (ie black faces), it had an appropriate directorial style for a comedy show.

    I, for one, look forward to seeing more antics of ten year-old transvestites.

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