Life for the Minami sisters carries on as normal. Chiaki continues to idolize and adore her eldest sister; Kana is as lazy and absent-minded as ever; and Haruka is trying to hold the entire family together. With their apartment acting as a drop-in center for their sensitive and somewhat pathetic uncle, and a friendly hangout for their friends, the trio are never lonely or bored. From getting their fortunes during a new year’s shrine visit, to discussing the recent cup yakisoba phenomenon, or even debating moral dilemmas, no subject is too trivial or too grand for these sisters to handle. No matter what lay ahead for Haruka, Kana, and Chiaki, there will always be room for one more under the kotatsu.
Asu and Kyo are two orphaned sisters; their mother passed away some time ago, while their father abandoned them due to gambling issues. Asu and Kyo now live in a rundown apartment complex. Asu, the younger sister, is responsible for all of the housework while Kyo is in charge of living expenses; and together, the two sisters work hard to live a comfortable and enjoyable life. Looking to one another for support, Asu and Kyo experience the hardships of daily living, but are still able to welcome each day with a smile.
If you liked the slice-of-life element of Minami-ke Okaeri that focuses on the three sisters living and surviving together without any parental guidance, then it might be worth your while trying out Binbou Shimai Monogatari. Whereas Okaeri is more of a comedy, Binbou has more of a drama element to it, but with a similar style and subject matter, it's worth giving it a watch.
Yuno is a high school student who dreams of becoming a famous artist; and after being admitted at Yamabuki High School of Arts, she is one step closer to her dream. Yuno must move to an apartment complex near the school, and there, in Hidamari-so, she meets three new friends: Miyako, a very active person who will do anything to get her hands on something to eat; Hiro, an upperclassman who is obsessed with weight gain; and Sae, the oldest of the bunch and also a tomboy. From wild cosplaying teachers to bizarre school myths, Yuno and friends enjoy fun times and crazy days at Yamabuki High!
Hidamari Sketch and Minami-ke Okaeri are both more gentle slice-of-life comedies. Neither are particularly over the top or wacky, but they share a quiet comedic tone to them. Both also tend to focus slightly more on the characters lives outside of school rather than their lives at school. If you enjoyed Okaeri, then definately give Hidamari Sketch a go.
Ryouta is a typical elementary school boy in class 5-2. He likes hanging out with his friends, he plays guitar on his broom instead of cleaning the classroom and he’s more interested in whose Superball bounces the highest than seeing a girl’s panties or sneaking a peek at a dirty magazine. However Ryouta also has the unfortunate luck of often being caught in the most seemingly-perverted situations at the worst possible times. Still, amidst becoming the guru of the turn-on of a collarbone, Ryouta continues to live a normal day-to-day life; that is, as normal a life as a tormented pseudo-perverted schoolboy can!
Both Minami-ke Okaeri and Kyou no Go no Ni TV, share a similar style of slice-of-life humour. The both make use of dramatising scenarios that are pretty ordinary, for comedic effect and they focus more on the relationships and goings-on of the characters instead of revolving the series around the actual school.