The Best Episodes of Minami-Ke

Simply Put, It's a Roundabout Confession

#1 - Simply Put, It's a Roundabout Confession

Season 4 - Episode 3

As Expected, It's Getting Bad

#2 - As Expected, It's Getting Bad

Season 2 - Episode 11

Toma's secret is almost revealed to Fujioka when he sees her in a girls uniform. Kana covers for her by making Fujioka believe that everyone must crossdress at her place and tries to force Fujioka to comply. Kana feigns a cold on Saturday to avoid doing the city cleanup; Chiaki stays to keep an eye on Kana and figures out she was faking. The next day, she truly catches a cold and tries to avoid being found out, all the while recruiting Uchida and Mako-chan for help.

Directors: Naoto Hosoda
The Delinquent Soccer Player Returns

#3 - The Delinquent Soccer Player Returns

Season 1 - Episode 3

Fujioka admits that he likes Kana after she wakes up from a nap at school. Kana runs home then asks Chiaki what Fujioka meant by "I really like you." The next day Kana invites Fujioka over for dinner, Kana ends up kicking Fujioka out.

Directors: Kaoru Yabana
Taste Is Something Inherited Over Generations

#4 - Taste Is Something Inherited Over Generations

Season 2 - Episode 2

Kana decides to help her sister become the Great Bancho once more by making the Kana army, but Chiaki on the other hand couldn't help because she considered her friends useless. In the end of the episode they find out Haruka was just refusing a phone call to become class rep.

Directors: Naoto Hosoda
It's Getting Fun

#5 - It's Getting Fun

Season 3 - Episode 5

Chiaki is down in the dumps at the upcoming stewardship of the pool and decides to enliven things by challenging everybody to a game of tag with the »it« person having the garden hose. Makoto stealing the hose and Chiaki's retaliation sparks a three-way water fight with Uchida and Yoshino that obfuscates the issue of Chiaki not being able to swim and that the compensatory computation thereof backfiring on Chiaki. The next arc is a snapshot of Kana's computations of the intermediate school social ambiance in terms of a outing to a public pool followed by the computation crash wrought upon Fujioka regarding appropriate male contact with females and the aftermath thereof. Touma demonstrates her perspective on the issue only to find that male-to-male contact is much more straightforward and has greater latitude.

Directors: Kei Oikawa
Can't Take Back a Served Tea Cup

#6 - Can't Take Back a Served Tea Cup

Season 2 - Episode 5

Kana and Chiaki break a glass rabbit necklace that Haruka had bought. Worried that the rabbit was a gift to Haruka that she treasures, both Kana and Chiaki try to repair the rabbit. After the repairs go badly, Kana tries to get Fujioka, Keiko, and Yoshino to look for another to replace the broken rabbit. In the end, Haruka discovers the truth.

Directors: Naoto Hosoda
Making Chilled Noodles

#7 - Making Chilled Noodles

Season 4 - Episode 5

The Birth of Mako-chan

#8 - The Birth of Mako-chan

Season 1 - Episode 6

Chiaki invites her friends over to work on home work. Kana asks Makoto what type of girls does he perfer. Haruka comes in and Makoto decides to help Haruka cook. The next day Chiaki ignores Makoto the whole day. Makoto comes over with Uchida the next day and Kana dresses him up like a girl.

Directors: Masato Kitagawa
My Rice Is Warm Even After It's Cooled

#9 - My Rice Is Warm Even After It's Cooled

Season 2 - Episode 6

The power goes out and the Minami sisters invite Fuyuki over.

Directors: Satomi Nakamura
Start of the Year

#10 - Start of the Year

Season 3 - Episode 1

A euphoric moment of Haruka securing Chiaki's kimono gives way to frustration that Kana is oversleeping along with the consequent compensatory frenzy thereof that does not seem to bother Uchida who (at the cost of her micro-economy) has been enjoying herself at the festival. The fortune that Uchida purchases with Kana's money only amplifies this fact; unfortunately, Uchida takes the fortune too seriously and overlooks that realizing a fortune takes effort on her part. The next arc features Chiaki contrasting fried noodles and their instant-cup brethern with Touma who has no idea what Chiaki is telling her until Haruka returns home with Kana and prepares some tea that Takeru enjoys using old leaves rather than the ones from the first harvest. The arc that follows thereafter details the home visit the school nurse regarding Chiaki who is none too thrilled with the prospect and that Haruka refuses to intercede as Chiaki's guardian. Between Takeru's obliviousness and the school nurse's flirting along with Kana watching the whole thing, poor Chiaki is absolutely mortified. The final arc details Takeru availing a superstition that points to Kana pulling her usual pranks and a fact that has been demonstrated all throughout.

Directors: Kei Oikawa
Me, Too

#11 - Me, Too

Season 3 - Episode 2

Touma pays the Minami sisters a visit with an unknown payload whose revelation Chiaki objects in Haruka's absence. Though she inhibits herself for the time being, Kana begins to succumb to avarice when Fujioka comes for a visit. What follows is an exercise in game theory in which Kana leads Chiaki through an enigmatic scenario to obfuscate her volition for having the entire payload to herself since Haruka's estimated arrival time is an unknown variable. Kana's only mistake is that she forgets to consider all the players. The next arc features Haruka and Chiaki being rather vague and indirect about the supermarket and the route thereof as well as a neighborhood dog giving way to Chiaki encountering a shopping list that she suspects that Kana tampered with. The arc thereafter details Hayami comparing notes with Maki regarding Hosaka before she gets the idea to wield Hosaka's computations as her plaything. Hosaka tries befriending Maki and Atsuko but is puzzled when they swiftly flee. The final arc features Haruka taking notes from a cooking show about the preparation of curry while detecting the necessity of visiting the supermarket. Chiaki taking on this stewardship with the very notes that Haruka was taking earlier ends up inspiring Hosaka and herself an extra spicy curry.

Directors: Kei Oikawa
Let's be Ourselves

#12 - Let's be Ourselves

Season 4 - Episode 2

Spring Is Here, and So Are the Minamis

#13 - Spring Is Here, and So Are the Minamis

Season 4 - Episode 1

The Pattern of Love

#14 - The Pattern of Love

Season 1 - Episode 4

Takeru visits Minami family. Riko has a crush on Fujioka, but is frustrated by his relationship with Kana. Meanwhile, Hosaka imagines what it is like to be a part of Minami family.

Directors: Toshimasa Kuroyanagi, Yasuyuki Fuse
Evening Hospitality, Hesitantly Offered

#15 - Evening Hospitality, Hesitantly Offered

Season 2 - Episode 3

Chiaki's classmates invite themselves to the Minami home for a group homework session and sleepover. Kana declares it a 'pyjama festival' and puts herself in charge of hospitality, to Chiaki's annoyance. To feed all her guests, Haruka prepares a family-style nabe meal, and she invites Fujioka and Makoto to dinner. Everyone has a good time, but no-one gets much homework done.

Directors: Naoto Hosoda
Even If It's a Fight

#16 - Even If It's a Fight

Season 3 - Episode 3

Touma's ecstasy during the homebound commute is quickly extinguished by Natsuki helping himself to the snack consecrated for that purpose. Thereafter, Touma's sudden arrival on Chiaki's doorstep gives way to the revelation that Touma has an ongoing passive-aggressive dynamic with her brothers and paints a dysphoric snapshot of Touma's family. The next arc details how the Minami sisters deal with an abundance of apples. The arc concludes with the Minami brothers prosecuting protracted and complex computations regarding the utilization of the apple Touma brought back with her. The arc that follows thereafter details Haruka conferring culinary counsel upon Natsuki while Kana and Chiaki discuss Haruka and Natsuki first as individuals and then as a romantic couple. Chiaki dismisses the prospect before directing Kana to finish the curry Haruka is making. Unfortunately, the culinary protocols for both Haruka's curry and Natsuki's cookies get interchanged with dysphoric consequences. The final arc is related to the first and details the conflagration of Touma confronting Natsuki who repels his brothers' attempts to come to their sister's aid. In an attempt to guide her through guarding against this kind of misunderstanding, Kana demonstrates to Touma a form of Japanese script that looks a lot like arithmetic.

Directors: Kei Oikawa
Hot Springs, Let's Eat

#17 - Hot Springs, Let's Eat

Season 2 - Episode 1

The Minami sisters, Makoto, Touma, Fujioka, and Takeru go on a hot spring trip for New Years.

Directors: Naoto Hosoda
The Three Minami Sisters

#18 - The Three Minami Sisters

Season 1 - Episode 1

The three Minami sisters and some of their friends are introduced.

Directors: Masahiko Ohta
Weird School

#19 - Weird School

Season 1 - Episode 2

The Minami sisters' daily school life is shown. Some of their classmates are introduced as well.

Directors: Masahito Otani
Is It All Right to Clean Up?

#20 - Is It All Right to Clean Up?

Season 2 - Episode 4

During a routine garbage disposal trip, Haruka encounters a boy of Chiaki's age named Fuyuki who is warmly praised by his neighbors for his willingness to freely volunteer his assistance. It is during this encounter that Fuyuki's participation in the weekend neighborhood clean-up is mentioned. Kana's reluctance to take part prompts Haruka to force her and Chiaki to also participate. Later on, Kana summons a few of her classmates, as well as Chiaki's friends to lighten the workload. During the actual clean-up event, it becomes apparent that the work crew Kana assembled was so that Kana could watch while everybody else does all the work.

Directors: Masahito Otani
Let's Go to the Beach

#21 - Let's Go to the Beach

Season 1 - Episode 5

It is really hot and the Minamis decide to take a trip to the beach. Their swimming suits are too small. Kana and Chiaki go buy swimming suits, while Haruka makes dinner. Kana buys Haruka a two piece swimming suit.

Directors: Kazuhiro Ozawa
The Order That Must Exist

#22 - The Order That Must Exist

Season 3 - Episode 4

In spite of being the reason for Touma's earlier »Hands off!!!« repulsion, Kana decides that Touma is getting out of hand while making the same mistake with Chiaki at dinner. Haruka swiftly answers the dominance question between Kana and Chiaki right before Touma arrives again with a slideshow of her family government. Kana gives Touma a photograph to show Natsuki that causes a computation crash. The next arc depicts the Minami brothers discussing what to give Touma for her birthday and revealing that Natsuki is the second-generation Banchou that has gotten into a misunderstanding with one of his classmates Hitomi who is fishing for insight regarding maturity and thinks that she can determine Natsuki's thoughts via eye contact.

Directors: Kei Oikawa
A Girl Cannot Hide Her Sunburn, Nor Her Heart

#23 - A Girl Cannot Hide Her Sunburn, Nor Her Heart

Season 4 - Episode 6

Many Faces

#24 - Many Faces

Season 1 - Episode 7

Kana teaches Chiaki's friends about how to deal with a suspicious man. Meanwhile, Haruka's legendary past in her junior high school is revealed.

Directors: Masahito Otani
If I Am Worthy

#25 - If I Am Worthy

Season 3 - Episode 7

Frustrated and bored with the practice for the three-legged race, Chiaki decides to call it a day much to Makoto's dismay. Kana tells Makoto of Chiaki's dearth of sports proficiency and warns that helping Chiaki will jeopardize his transvestite mirage. It becomes obvious that Makoto and Chiaki have not learned to synchronize with each other and that Makoto's transvestite mirage is quite the Damocles sword for Kana to maintain as is demonstrated when a mishap with soda leads to Kana and Chiaki sparring with parables that teach a physical metamorphosis is not a prerequisite for a euphoric relationship. Chiaki accidentally breaking the Minami sisters' mugs sets the stage for a labyrinth of complex and unnecessary strategic game theory computations that conclude to Kana's detriment.