okaeri #01

The latest series of apprehensively awaited baka-yarou anime Minami-ke, Minami-ke Okaeri, has arrived, and episode one is already attracting harsh censure for its sloppy production values, with an especially major error being rapidly detected by the critical engine that is 2ch.

You can see the glaring error which has so outraged fans below:

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As you can see, what is written on the document is 寝むそう / nemu sou, incorrectly meaning something along the lines of “apparently sleeps”, instead of the correct 眠そう / nemusou, meaning “looks sleepy”.

A truly shocking example of poor production values. There are some suggestions that this might be a joke based on the teacher, but which seems more likely, a joke, or Asread quality?

Just how so blatant an error found its way through QC is surely a sad indictment of the Asread production process. Perhaps it was they who were sleepy? Was the effort of drawing faces on the background characters too much for them? Is this to be Okawari all over again?

Leaving aside this colossal disaster on the part of Asread, fans are mostly rather positive, going so far as to guardedly revise their previously vitriolic disparagement of the studio.

Praise for the humour and upbeat atmosphere of the show is not lacking, so it seems Okawari may have been the unfortunate nadir of the series after all.

Most do retain some reservations about the character design and animation quality however. certainly, some slightly strange frames are in evidence.

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Hopefully, it has not been marred completely by the “sleepy” debacle.

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    Comment by Darks AKA Ecstasy
    05:41 06/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jeez - the art looks like shit, but I'm willing to get over it as long as the show is funny and amusing.

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    Comment by metatron
    23:45 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    those 2ch anons has so much rage...

    their rage radar is on overdrive and looked for anything to ridicule XDD

    Comment by ultimaweaponx
    22:14 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    could be the mistake which done by purpose?
    if then, it might be a bad joke...

    the teacher is pretty clumsy as well, so it might explain

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    Comment by Tyciol
    13:21 29/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    After you suggest that I really think that's possible, they do not use a consistant art style and do odd things with art sometimes to express stuff.

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    Comment by Shiroi Hane
    11:49 07/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why do you call them aslead? I've always referred to them as asread - ANN agrees as do the Garei -Zero- first episode credits:

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    Comment by Artefact

    I've yet to see any official evidence of the romanisation, save your cap. They don't even have a website, and it gets romanised both ways in the names of a dozen other companies. So I'm still sceptical (not that I'm saying Aslead is any more credible).

    However, your evidence is reasonable, so Asread it will be, thank you.

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    Comment by Shiroi Hane
    21:04 07/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks. I'm sure I've seen it written that way elsewhere, but couldn't find anything for looking other than the Ga-rei cap. I've also always written it in lower case but now can't find a reason for that either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:29 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its going to fail sure enough......

    Comment by KiNA
    14:23 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In before trainwreck comment!

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    Comment by sanimej2
    14:03 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jeez! Ch2 needs to chill. It's just the 1st episode and there bitchin' over a misspellin'!

    Art is a tad diferent but the writing and comedy is still good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:53 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I never thought okawari was that bad. The only things that really bugged me were the character designs and the color pallet.

    Comment by Kusanagi
    16:33 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm only going to watch this for Kana *¬*
    That's it.

    Hope it doesn't suck as much as Okawari. If this gets at least better than okawari, that's fine with me... lol

    Comment by Leo
    17:04 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah funny but the picture it become bad =(

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    Comment by eksuterru-kun
    20:27 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    disaster not based on spelling error rather the inconsistent character designs and mistakes!

    i miss the 1st season's quality which is the benchmark to compare okawari and okaeri with.

    Comment by kenjiharima
    18:35 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    will just wait till this season is finished then start the marathon...

    Comment by Firo
    17:32 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can bear with it (even though I hate char. design... a lot!) for as long as it amuses me. Guess I'll try DLing...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:39 09/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I liked this episode... For some reason, the feeling I got after watching Okawari disapeared.. I felt like I was watching Minami-ke again! Really... Okawari disappointed me! I think first season's episode was funnier than the whole second series!
    About Okaeri: No ecchi scenes! Hurray! And you've got to agree that this episode WAS funny!!! Kana will always crack me XDDDDDD And that Takeru, for God sake, get a life!
    Well, that misspel and some animation frames need to be corrected, that's true, but, if I was going to give Minami-ke Okaeri a grade, it'll be 17/20!

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    Comment by Tyciol
    15:36 29/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are definitely ecchi scenes in Okaeri, look harder.

    Comment by XA
    07:54 15/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the heck!
    Okawari was really good and really funny, you fans say that is the worst only for the animation ¬¬', and now with okaeri, just laugh people, is funny so laugh!
    and if you keep saying that okawari was horrible you have not watched it, that's all

    Comment by Ido
    17:04 07/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can someone please tell me what the fuck "ASREAD" mean please?

    Comment by Ido
    17:06 07/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    nvm I'll http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Asread myself XD

    Comment by CS
    13:18 23/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Was considering just not downloading it.

    Will be watching for Mako-chan.

    Comment by CS
    13:22 23/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dah. And Touma. And Mako-chan x Touma-kun.

    Curse the lack of edit buttons here! ;~;

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    Comment by Vetus
    02:49 09/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The first season is one of the best comedies I've ever seen. But Okawari was such a huge disappointment that I'm thinking it a lot to watch Okaeri. I'll give it a try when it'll be finished.

    Comment by ATMalicious
    15:49 07/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked this season the only thing I didnt like was how the opening was like damn near in the middle of the ep and the same thing with the closing credits it was all retarded and stuff, otherwise I though it was fine but season 1 and 2 were better.

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    Comment by zonic505
    11:51 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Once Okaeri is finished, I'll download all the episodes & watch them. Honestly, I found Okawari to be fine (except Fubuki hardly being any screen time). I enjoyed both seasons of Minamike & I'm sure I'll like this one too.

    Comment by XA
    07:57 15/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    agree ^^

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    Comment by Onsokumaru
    06:22 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fans really piss me off sometimes. This is fine. Good lord.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    doesn't look that bad.

    Comment by 8子
    06:41 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe Aso was in charge of it.

    Comment by Hyjinx17
    06:45 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    omg who cares if something is spelled wrong, what do people do, pause the show and look and read EVERYTHING.

    Comment by Fatty
    06:53 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not a complete disaster, but the quality is rather bad. I guess I'll have to wait till I watch for a final decision.

    Comment by Smasher
    06:46 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Finally, more Kana-chan! Screenshots look fine IMO...

    Comment by blinx01
    06:46 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Honestly, some people need to get a life.
    They shouldn't even be allowed to call themselves fans if they call a show a complete diaster over such a minor detail which can easily be fixed for DVD release if need be.

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    Comment by Narcissist
    06:10 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the hell are you mumbling about? OKAWARI WAS AND IS GREAT. Probably better than the first series even. The only part of Okawari I didn't like was the damn megane-boya neighbour, but that is just because I hate ugly and pathetic people.

    Comment by FuktLogik
    05:39 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, look at it this way. If the animation and character designs are shit from ep 1, it can't possibly fall into the trend of "Going downhill after the first episode".

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    05:49 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They've broken the 3 episode curse lol

    Comment by MaimeDaifuku
    05:33 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    2Chan-ers need a life... or at least get out of the house once a day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:07 17/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They need a life, unlike the people sitting half way around the world reading (and bitching) on a site dedicated to a culture they wish they lived in, but instead chose to sit on the outskirts and read blogs. Right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 18/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they do get out....it's called a "OFF-Party" or "OFF-Meet", where 2channers meet offline and do crap...

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    Comment by TheAndySan
    08:27 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tru dat! Especially if they're whining over errors like that.

    Comment by Tempy
    05:31 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the fans are "mostly rather positive", how is it a "Complete Disaster"? Make up your mind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:08 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think your sarcasm detector is broken.

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    Comment by Artefact

    I'm beginning to wonder if many people even have one installed.

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    Comment by Artefact

    I don't really mind since they still get something from from the articles (enjoyable outrage in many cases it seems), so I think such articles have different levels for different readers.

    Comment by Kortaku
    08:21 26/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i sometimes think we could even up the level of the articles further. Twill provide even more outrage as less and less people will get it ;).

    Clearly, sarcasm detectors were sold out at walmart.

    Comment by withheld
    11:19 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Easy-to-miss over-the-net sarcasm + these smarties = more of such to come

    Comment by ButChi
    05:50 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just watched the first episode. For me okawari wasn't that bad (I even prefer okawari character design over the first season) but okaeri fail me... the anatomy look strange and inconstant, worst of all is Touma my favourite character looks like a boy not a cute tomboy-ish anymore T-T

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    Comment by Tyciol
    13:14 29/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's called plot progression: the Minami sisters are working on making her more boyish, duh.

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    Comment by rargy
    06:02 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I didn't think of Okawari as a disaster :\ The characters in this one look a little pale and tired.

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    Comment by dmil666
    06:00 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A misspelled word is a major disaster? How anal can you get? Sheesh.

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    Comment by Kyang
    06:15 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Warning: Posts on Sankaku may contain trace amounts of satire and sarcasm.

    Comment by lolwut
    11:23 04/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Warning: 2ch may actually be that bad (refer to infamous nagi (virginity) scandal... though that may just be the voice of a few fanatics painting over the silent masses... (sound familiar?)

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    Comment by dmil666
    07:27 05/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fair enough. I honestly can't tell sometimes between faux and real outrage, the otaku contingent being what they are. It looks like I was had this time.

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