Minami-ke - Recommendations

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Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh

Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!

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MonkeyZerg MonkeyZerg says...

Minami-ke is about three quirky sisters, their lives at home and school, and their friends. The humour is random, the series easy-going, the plot about every-day happening: things we can all relate to. And it's brilliant. It's an anime that derives fun from the most normal of settings, and is based on girls with well developed personalities. Azumanga Daioh shares all these strengths, but features more girls, and takes random/funny to a higher degree.

I can safely say that if you enjoy Miname-ke, be sure to pick up Azumanga Daioh.

Sheex Sheex says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Minami-ke flaunt humorous, entirely character-centered storylines based upon randomality. While presented in differing settings, each share the same premise of mindless, light-hearted comedy, and thus the liking of one would equate the liking of the other. If you're looking to turn your brain off for a few hours and laugh, Azumanga and Minami are great compliments to one another.

kenikki kenikki says...

They both are shows about regular daily life.

They both have a wide range of character where every character differs from the next one.

They both also have similiar quirky and low-meld sense of humor.

suiru suiru says...

The characters make the series, in both instances. They take normal, every day experiences that would usually be considered dull, and turn it into something humorous. (Even if it’s something seemingly uninteresting, such as “how do you cure hiccups?” or “what skills are necessary for blowing a really big bubble, with a single piece of bubble gum?”)

The humor is very similar, the characters charming: it’s pretty much plotless, mindless comedy.

Damaged Damaged says...

Azumanga Diaoh and Minami-ke are very similar in the sense that the whole story (in both animes) revolves around the everyday lives of the characters and teh zany situations that they get themselves into. Lots of fun to be had in both these animes :D

animeAA animeAA says...

Azumanga and Minami-ke are both slice of life comedies with a female central cast. In both of these series (as is the case in nearly all comedies in this genre) the characters drive episodic type (mini) plots. Both series have quite the diverse cast of characters, each of which you get to know well. Azumanga has a larger central character list, while Minami-ke primarily features a 3 girl family. Nontheless you will love the Minami girls if you loved the girls from Azumanga and vice-versa. If you liked either of these series, you will definitely like the other.

RangerBill RangerBill says...

They are both totally random and hilarious.  They both parody SoL anime without going all the way out of reality. Both are highly re-watchable and just plain enjoyable.  Plot need not apply.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

While Minami-ke is a lot "calmer" than Azumanga (which is stating the obvious, almost every nonspastic show is), both shows are excellent at scoring laughs and grins. Both shows excel in their cast of characters, each one having a distinct personality and fulfilling a specific role. If you liked one of these, and are looking for something similar, but more spastic or calmer, check this one out.

Piteru Piteru says...

Both of those Anime have similiar sense of humor and  main character. Both gave us fun an very high level. There are both light and you can watch them any time. So go ahead and start watching.

Degni Degni says...

Random nonsense humor galore! It WILL make you laugh in almost every episode whilst still enjoying the daily life routine of the characters.

If you liked one, the chances of you liking the other one are pretty damn high.

Strawberry Marshmallow

Strawberry Marshmallow

Ahh, the life of an elementary school student. Though Chika, Matsuri, Miu and Ana should focus on schoolwork, they’d much rather have fun instead. Whether it’s outings with 20-year-old-chain-smoker Noboe, holding each other hostage or learning to speak English with Ana’s foreign-born skills, there’s never a dull moment in the life of the girls. Join this cute quartet as they do cute (and often devious) things in cute and quirky ways!

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ayumi ayumi says...

If you liked the cuteness of Ichigo Mashimaro or Minami-ke, you'd like the other. Both are about a group of girls who, as the narrator says, "don't expect much" and go about their daily lives. They do a lot of daydreaming and setting evil plans, but look innocent at the same time.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these are slice-of-life anime series with a fair amount of humour in them. Aside from that initial similarity the characters of Kana in Minami-ke and Miu in Strawberry Marshmallow are very similar in being the hyperactive characters that cause trouble. Both also focus equally on the school life and home life of the characters involved. I'd recommend watching one of these series if you liked the other.

flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

Minami-ke and strawberry marshmallow are both comedies with annoying characters and the people who beat them. If you liked Kana, then you whould like Miu. If you liked Chika then you would like Chiaki. If you liked Mako-chan, get help.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Minami-ke and Ichigo Mashimaro are two of the same. They feature a group of girls in a Slice-of-Life comedy story, where the conversations and wackiness of the characters is the entire joy. They both go into cliche's, but at the same time stay refreshing. If you loved one of these, you don't want to miss out on the other!

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Ichigo Marshmallow and Minami-ke are the same show. Except, you know, with different characters. And different situations. But everything else is the same. Atmosphere, style of humor, animation, cuteness, everything. There's no reason why anyone would like one and not the other.

dootsy dootsy says...

Both stylistically and in theme, Minami Ke and Strawberry Marshmallow are very similar. Minami Ke is basically Starawberry Marshmallow except with a slightly older cast. Also, don't listen to the people reccomending Lucky Star, it is awful.

Justaway Justaway says...

Both animes have the same feel, settings and humour with similiar characters and animations style.

Both are light, random and contains lots of comedy. 

If you liked one, you'll like the other!

Wendychan Wendychan says...

Both animes have similar characters and plots. Both are just about lazing around and don't really have a plot to them. I was surprised that they weren't made by the same person sisnce they were so similar.

Rfsancho Rfsancho says...

Cute school girls doing cute school girl things without any real story or plot drive to speak of. With very similar main cast character archtypes of aggresive/passive/mature, you are bound to like one of you liked the other.

Lucky Star

Lucky Star

In present day Japan, the life of a school girl is never dull. The easily-bored Konata never finds time to study because of her otaku habits, which frustrates hard-working Kagami to no end. On the other hand, laid-back Tsukasa always manages to go with the flow, while Miyuki is concerned with keeping her status as resident know-it-all. Join these four girls as they muse and meander their way through everyday events such as eating chocolate cones, doing homework, gaming, and trips to the beach galore.

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Firebloom Firebloom says...

Both Minami-ke and Lucky Star possess the slice-of-life quality and are separated into several vignettes per episode. Both anime also ponder humorous and trivial questions that will leave their viewers laughing.

Xande Xande says...

Both anime tell a simple "day by day" story about young gils, and how they spend their time!

It's really funny and enjoyable!

liquidhell liquidhell says...

Minami-ke and Lucky Star are slice-of-life comedies based around the everyday lives of the lead girls. Both series turn the normal and usually-forgettable into topics of random hilarity and will remind you of real life situations where the smallest of questions have conjured hugely amusing discussions. These two series never take themselves too seriously, try to be overly funny, nor are they above making fun of themselves. The result is an easy-going and easier-to-enjoy collection of short plotlines where the viewer can pick up and enjoy from any episode. The humour is lighthearted but often heartwarming and reminds you that even the ordinary can be hilariously fun.

rockenroll4life rockenroll4life says...

Lucky Star and Minami-Ke both revolve around young female characters who are currently attending school. With this these anime are both very episodic in nature and tend to not share much from episode to episode. Since they are both Slice-of-life anime this makes them even more in common since you experience there lives from day to day. With all the similarities, not including the storyline, it makes it hard to not enjoy one if the other was enjoyed. So if you enjoyed one then check out the other, I'm sure you will be satisfied.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these anime are very easy watching series with a good dose of humour. Neither series has much in the way of plot, they are just fun slice-of life series that are brilliant if you want to relax without having to concentrate on the story. If you like one series, give the other a chance.

seshiro73 seshiro73 says...

Minami-ke and Lucky Star are similar in many aspects. The most notable of these are: un-structured story, mostly female cast, slice of life, an eccentric and odd main character, and short re-occuring jokes. Both suffer from odd beggining episodes but quickly become addictive once you get to know the characters.

LizardLaw974 LizardLaw974 says...

Both Minami-ke and Lucky Star feature an energetic cast of characters going about life in a hilarious way, sharing the same kind of humor and structure. They don't have any absolute plot, but are rather entertaining episodic series that leave a generally upbeat and joyful impression.

Kyrok Kyrok says...

Both are great slice of life animes, while they have fairly different art styles and characters, both are always fun to watch.

K-On!

K-On!

It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!

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Reasons you might like K-On!...

Szwagier Szwagier says...

Short comedy, full of moe and absurd jokes with girls as main characters? Yup, you've come to the right place. Whether it will be about 3 sisters living together (Minami-ke) or about 4 high school girls forming a band (K-on) you will defienietly spend some quality time laughing and enjoying both shows.

redfire389 redfire389 says...

If you want to see girls doing funny stuff and living day after day, you'll like these animes. Every character has an unique personality and that's what make these animes so entertaining because you end up loving the characters and laughing to the continuos jokes. If you like one of these animes, make sure to check the other one.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Minami-ke and K-On are both slice of life shows about a group of girls leading their everyday (not so) ordinary lifes. Both shows have a similar sense of humor and are mostly about the interaction between the characters. Each character in these shows covers a, usually extreme, personality from the personality-spectrum.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Both series generally focus around a group of girls in Minami-ke case it's the three sisters and in K-ON! case it's a group of classmates.  Each series main selling point is that they both generally try to spend their time being funny with the story rarely ever getting serious or anything like that.  Each series also has a least one of the girls being a bit of a pain for the rest of the girls without the others ever coming to dislike that girl.  While some of the jokes in each series are different they do generally give off the same feel and making both entertaining.

Kyou no 5 no 2

Kyou no 5 no 2

Fifth grade is a time for learning and growing and... getting into a whole mess of trouble! Class 5-2 is a "typical" fifth-grade class whose members always seem to be up to something. The leaders of their group are Ryota and Chika - Ryota's childhood friend who has a crush on him that she can’t seem to confess. While Chika continues on, remaining a close and valued friend, Ryota continues to be a typical boy who is oblivious to her feelings. Furthermore, he can’t seem to stay out of trouble with the ladies! Different situations keep their lives busy during school – everything from loose teeth to getting locked in the PE storage room. School is much more enjoyable when you are young and full of dreams!

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amateurasu amateurasu says...

Both series have a similar feel, with a lot of stuff going on at school, ridiculous takes on mundane situations, and a similar exuberant sense of humor. Kyou no Go no Ni is a bit more ecchi than Minami-ke, though.

VnTB VnTB says...

It seems that both anime were written for boys who want to watch cute and funny girls, without a lot of ecchi. Kyou no Go no Ni is more oriented at the relationship between boys and girls (actually, one boy and lots of girls) and sexuality, while Minami-ke is more focused on being funny with all sorts of things.

Sheex Sheex says...

Both Kyou no Go no Ni and Minami-ke stem from the same creator, and the similarities are enormously apparent. Though Kyou no Go tends to come across as more fragmented due to to its 5-minute scenarios instead of full episodes, there's really no difference in feel or pacing between them. Despite the former carrying a bit more sexually oriented humor, like Minami-ke's small bouts all of it comes across as innocent rather than obtrusive. If you liked one I guarantee you'd like the other.

Hidamari Sketch

Hidamari Sketch

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!

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Proto Proto says...

Hidamari Sketch and Minami ke both share a similar kind of tamed, yet uplighting humor. What one would imagine when one mixes comedy into slice of life. While Minami ke is a little more fast paced than its counterpart, the difference is only minimal, and the similarities in humor speak louder than the differences.

monkeyock monkeyock says...

Both Hidamari Sketch and Minami-ke are highly character driven slice-of-life comedies.  The characters in both are well developped and grow as each series progresses.  The stories are upbeat and generally leave a "warm fuzzy feeling" of comfort.

MomokoChan MomokoChan says...

Both these anime have a very similar feel: a group of girls living without parents and a innocent and charming sense of humour. Both highly recommended for watching when you need to relax.

Working!!

Working!!

Self-professed lover of all things small and cute, Souta Takanashi finds himself dragooned into working at the Wagnaria family restaurant by the diminutive and vivacious Poplar Taneshima. Though the pay is reasonable and the clientele polite, the high school student is often at his wits' end when dealing with the quirky staff. If the indifferent and street-tough manager, katana-carrying floor chief, and terminally weak Poplar weren't enough, Souta frequently fears for his life, as every encounter with the violently androphobic Inami ends in injury. How long can he survive before the combined stress and harm do him in?

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flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

Both working and minami-ke are good ol' slice of life comedies with romance thrown in for the sake of more comedy. These shows are just light, enjoyable fun.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Both series really are just here to provide laughes by both having a wide range of cast as well as a range of jokes.  There is some slight romance in each series but ulimately the romance is there only to provide more laughs.  Each series also focuses a lot on the interactions between the various characters as the means to move the story along and each rarely if ever have one of the characters alone giving some kind of monologue as a means to move the plot along.

caccolangrifata caccolangrifata says...

Both working and minami-ke are good ol' slice of life comedies with romance thrown in for the sake of more comedy. These shows are just light, enjoyable fun.

Mitsudomoe

Mitsudomoe

Satoshi Yabe is the newest employee at Kamohashi Elementary School. Wide-eyed and enthusiastic, he’s thrilled to finally be fulfilling his dream of being a teacher – but little did Satoshi know that he’d be assigned to class 6-3, a group that houses none other than the violent and perverted Marui triplets! Between the girls trying to hook him up with the busty school nurse, dealing with the unfortunate consequences of a hamster named 'Titties' and other misadventures, Satoshi’s dream of an uneventful school life has come to an end!

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KKKKK KKKKK says...

Both series are about three sisters with different tempers and their random, everyday live.
However, unlike Minami-ke, Mitsudomoe is all about pervy things ^

hey519 hey519 says...

Minami-ke and Mistsudomoe both struck me as very similiar anime when I first watched them. They have similar settings, character, plot and both are hilarious. 

AardvarkRex AardvarkRex says...

Three sisters with different personalities causing mischief and mayhem at school and at home. Mitsudomoe is more vulgar and in your face.

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

Yuuko, Mio and Mai are regular high school girls who lead a normal everyday life. However, with bizarre explosions causing random objects to rain down on their heads, lunch turning into an epic battle between girl and wiener, and students riding to school on goats, their lives are anything but ordinary. Meanwhile android Nano spends her days wishing she were a normal human, but keeping house for her creator, the playful and immature child genius Hakase, dealing with talking cat Sakamoto, and trying to keep a hold of her multitude of easily-detachable body parts, her dream is far from a reality...

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Kyusuri Kyusuri says...

Nichijou focuses on everyday life and this isn't far from what Minami-ke is about. Minami-ke though has more plot and gives more depth to each character than Nichijou can sometimes do. Minami-ke's also pretty random at times and this mirors pretty much what Nichijou is, random. Both are definitely funny and you should be able to laugh atleast once each episode. They are episodic and have several stories poured into one episode but that doesn't get boring, not even once; note though that Minami-ke sometimes do have episodes that flow. So if you're looking for non-sensical fun, Nichijou and Minami-ke are must-watches. Also if you check out Minami-ke, be sure to also check its sequels and ovas.

caccolangrifata caccolangrifata says...

Slice of life/comedy, set round a group of girls who attend a high school and get into hilarious situations.

chii chii says...

Both are about a group of kids going to school doing kid stuff in a hilarious way. If you enjoy school life comedies these 2 are sure to please with their random and fun characters interacting with each other in and outside of the classrooms.

Read Or Die TV

Read Or Die TV

Nenene Sumiregawa is an author who hasn't published a book in years. However, at a book signing in Hong Kong, things go fascinatingly awry. For starters, her guides are three sisters who operate a detective agency: Maggie, Michelle, and Anita. Then there's the attacks on Nenene's life, and her only line of defense is the three sisters -- who can all use paper as weapons, tools, and even transportation. But can their powers protect Nenene from the mysterious forces that not only want her, but all the precious books of the world...?

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Although Read or Die has a more unrealistic plot with detectives being able to magically manipulate paper the characters are similar to the ones in Minami-ke in which, just as in Read or Die, three sisters are trying to make a living and survive the circumstances that life presented to them.

MomokoChan MomokoChan says...

The three distinct personalities of the three sisters in Read or Die TV really remind me of the three Minami sisters in Minami-ke.

Although they are different genres, ROD-tv has got some great slice-of-life, moments despite being action, and both appeal to the same sense of humour.