Anime of Tomorrow
Minami-ke Tadaima Ep. 1
Winter 2013 (13 episodes) (more info)
As slice-of-life comedies go, Minami-ke is definitely above average and does a fantastic job of steering clear of material that’s been done before in this genre; focusing on its own unique take from the perspective of the three Minami sisters. One of the distinguishing features of each season of Minami-ke is that the art style gets a new look. So despite the fact that it’s now on its fourth iteration, it manages to attain a nice level of freshness and because the series is very episodic, it’s fairly easy to get into Tadaima at this stage in the franchise. However, it does make a few references to past events and I worry that newcomers may be lost on more than one occasion. It’s not gut-bustingly funny, but will definitely serve up quite a few smiles.