Minami-ke: Welcome Back #09 — Emergency Christmas

March 1st, 2009


Weren’t we on the beach two weeks ago?


Isn’t this the third Christmas for this show? Shouldn’t Haruka have graduated by now? Where the hell is the legend of the gangboss these days? Who the hell was that character that had a crush on Hosaka and hasn’t been seen or mentioned since? Why doesn’t Hayami screw with anybody’s heads these days? What is the mystery of the corned beef can?

All these burning questions will not be answered in this episode because we’re going to be having another rather Touma-centric episode… and another one next week as well. I am so bloody sick of Touma and her brothers. They are seriously the Mako-chan’s of this season. YOU HAVE OTHER CHARACTERS, LET’S USE THEM.


I wasn’t a fan of the episode, and as the astute might infer from the above, the way this show has been going lately is starting to grate on me. A fair bit of my displeasure this week has to do with the absolutely hideous music through the first couple parts. After listening to the first bar of Silent Night as BGM for nearly two straight minutes, the mind begins to vomit itself sick, but is too dazed to escape the waste that it has just created. Part 4 was really the only one that I enjoyed, and surprise surprise, it was focused on Hosaka making out with a cake instead of "Touma’s a girl and that’s so silly." Who knew that using a joke that doesn’t suck would be funny?

At least Uchida is already practicing her "I’m a helpless bimbo" pose. Grab male’s (?) sleeve, chest out, butt back, and beg for it.

Brief Summary:

  • Chiaki and Touma get into an argument. Kana gets possessive over her oranges. I die a little inside.
  • Chiaki makes a huge stocking for Santa, Fujioka gives the sisters mittens. I die slightly more.
  • Haruka bullies Natsuki into buying Touma a Christmas present.
  • Hosaka becomes a cake seller and makes out with his wares.


Oh good. More Touma.

Posted in Minami-ke | 10 Comments »

10 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • CTR says:

    The flow of time in original manga is the same with real time, but Minami sisters are never getting old (and the manga started at 2004, FOUR Christmases in the manga…)

    It’s just like Doraemon (manga & anime), Lucky Star (manga) or Girl’s High (manga), people in such series became older (or graduate) only when creators decide to finish the story or go to next story arc…

  • Rawr says:

    Parallel dimensions? And on the topic of haruka graduating, Kana and Chiaki should have also moved up a grade.

  • sage says:

    Why is he so MANLY?

  • æ½® says:

    I love it when shows do the convenient holiday thing, though. Just how many of Akane’s birthdays does Ranma need to forget before she realizes it just isn’t going to work out between them?

  • Yue says:

    Hosaka is a genius at heart but an idiot on love. ^o^

  • Haesslich says:

    Gotta love the unimpressed stares of the crowd as Hosaka starts macking with the cake there. In a Santa suit, no less.

  • Hibiki says:

    I’m surprised u guys don’t know there’s 5 (FIVE) Christmas in a year. You should study your national holidays more..

  • Furuba says:

    they’re making up for the absence of the brothers from S2. and LOL HOSAKA XD

  • ithekro says:

    It is almost like there are multiple animation teams on this…and one of the teams doesn’t like Haruka.

  • Sheba says:

    I find a sickening pleasure over people QQing about more Touma and Minami bros. It’s like sweet revenge over S2 and the Mako-chan centric episode in Okaeri that bored me to tears excepted for the mug part.