Mar 28, 2014

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Engaged to the Unidentified episode 12

I really wish that I could say that I was satisfied by the ending. I am not. Not even a little bit. A lot of questions are left unanswered, nothing actually ended and I cannot stop asking myself what the point of watching this show was in the first place.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 12 (720p) [B43AA5DB].mkv_snapshot_09.05_[2014.03.27_23.12.52]Kobeni left the house to go look for Mashiro and Hakuya. Very promising. She goes on the train, walks through the mountain and nearly falls prey to all the snow around her. She is weak to begin with, but for her to start a journey like that is just stupid. One could already tell that no good could come of it. Naturally, what followed next was predictable.

Ignore the fact that Hakuya had so save her again. Also ignore the fact that almost every character gathered around there at the end to make sure that she was safe. I’m just kind of puzzled right now. We know she regained most of her memory, but for her to be able to find their home that easily is kind of strange…

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 12 (720p) [B43AA5DB].mkv_snapshot_21.03_[2014.03.27_23.13.33]The real problem is this: nothing ended. This whole thing started when Hakuya and his little sister showed up on their doorstep with a confusing story about his engagement to Kobeni. You’d expect a bit of romance during these twelve weeks, but no… They are still just friends and they have made very, very little progress throughout these past twelve weeks. I’m just disappointed that it ended that way. We still know almost nothing about Hakuya’s powers, his family or any of the other clans that are out there. We know very little, yet the show has ended… That’s why I cannot acknowledge this as a good ending.

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Mar 21, 2014

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Engaged to the Unidentified episode 11

All hope is lost here. There is no doubt in my mind that the ending is going to be mediocre at best. The Japanese are well-known for their strange and disappointing endings. It’s really too bad that Engaged to the Unidentified might end with a lot of unanswered questions.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 11 (720p) [DF3FDF68].mkv_snapshot_07.21_[2014.03.20_21.17.58]My biggest worry is still Benio. She has been a thorn in Hakuya’s side ever since Kobeni started looking at him as serious husband material. Benio is being really sad, jealous and spiteful because she doesn’t have anyone. The only one she has is a strange blonde girl that follows her around as though she has honey on her ass.

I thought things were going to get a bit interested when Mashiro-chan was almost caught doing something supernatural by that nosey news reporter-wannabe. It’s a shame that they’re probably not going to do anything with that. It might’ve been an interesting angle to end things, but no… It was just to spice up the comedy.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 11 (720p) [DF3FDF68].mkv_snapshot_16.59_[2014.03.20_21.18.14]The one thing that annoys me the most is that Hakuya and Kobeni are almost never alone. Mashiro is always with them when they go out together and it usually ends quite badly. This week was no exception. Mashiro still went with them and Kobeni found yet another new piece of information that managed to bring her down completely. So what if Hakuya got a scar after he saved her life? He likes her and she likes him, they’re both still alive and they can still live their lives like they want to… What is the problem here? Stop b*tching about every single thing and just give us a proper ending, dammit!

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Mar 14, 2014

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Engaged to the Unidentified episode 10

Only a couple of episodes left and I have no idea how they are going to end this. With recent turn of events I’m kind of expecting the worst. They are probably going to rush the ending to the point where you can’t even call it an ending.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 10 (720p) [C2E75374].mkv_snapshot_05.55_[2014.03.13_23.44.28]The worst thing that could’ve happened to the series would be Benio’s sudden change of heart. She turned into a better demon the moment she realized that Kobeni started to have feelings for Hakuya. Why? She is aware that she is engaged to the guy. Did she think that was just a formality? Did she think that Kobeni would eventually break it off and stay with her forever? Or is it just another one of her strange ways to test those two? I don’t know. All I know is that I don’t like it one bit. This sudden U turn is like slap in the face and I don’t see how this could benefit the story at this point.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 10 (720p) [C2E75374].mkv_snapshot_20.22_[2014.03.13_23.44.53]What’s the point? I can write a whole lot about what I expect from Engaged to the Unidentified but I already know that I’m going to be let down. There are way too many questions that are still left unanswered and many more mysteries left unsolved. The story is filled with holes and I don’t see how two more episodes could fix all of that.

There is one interesting thing that I did notice though. Kobeni has half of Hakuya’s powers, we know that. Mashiro brought it up and added that she is theoretically half human and half something else. There is a possibility, no matter how small, that Kobeni, too, has one or two special powers. I would not be surprised if that’s the way they’re going to end this.

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Mar 7, 2014

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Engaged to the Unidentified episode 09

There is something terribly wrong with this episode. I’m overall quite happy by what I saw this week, but the ending kind of worries me. There are a few episodes left and I would really like to see when and if Kobeni and Hakuya end up together. I would like that a lot.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 09 (720p) [D7A44B84].mkv_snapshot_03.53_[2014.03.06_23.42.22]I remember watching Kobeni’s curiosity taking over as she spied on Hakuya, Mashiro and Konoha, a girl that turned out to be of the same species as Hakuya and Mashiro. She overheard as Honoka asked Hakuya to marry him. Does she love him? No. It seems that their species doesn’t have a lot of males, so her mother taught her to ask one in marriage if she ever met one.

What does this mean? I understand that not everyone is impressed by this. It certainly isn’t enough for people to get excited about what’s to come. To me, it just means that Kobeni has a rival now and that she needs to think about her feelings for Hakuya, especially since Hakuya’s feelings for her are so obvious. The ball’s pretty much in Kobeni’s court.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 09 (720p) [D7A44B84].mkv_snapshot_16.59_[2014.03.06_23.43.08]Kobeni must’ve realized that there are other girls out there that would love to become Hakuya’s partner. Sure, Hakuya won’t budge for as long as they’re engaged, but it sure put Kobeni on the spot and it was enough to light the fuse. Kobeni kind of confessed (with the help of Mashiro). It could be too soon to say, but this might be the official start of their relationship (as engaged boyfriend and girlfriend).

All good news so far! Hell, its great news! But the ending seriously worries me. Benio suddenly entered demon-mode and started to sabotage Hakuya when Mashiro kind of confessed for Kobeni. Benio knew that they were engaged, but could it be that she never took it seriously? Did she thing that Kobeni would refuse? It sure seems that Benio is against it. I’m starting to get a little worried…

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Feb 28, 2014

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Engaged to the Unidentified episode 08

Another Engaged to the Unidentified episode that focussed completely on the supernatural… Still, I’m seeing a light at the end of the supernatural tunnel. A little glimmer of hope that tells me that the romance genre is picking up again soon.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 08 (720p) [51D3852C].mkv_snapshot_02.54_[2014.02.27_23.09.59]So we’ve established that there are more supernatural beings at the school. Mashiro-chan and Hakuya-kun weren’t the only ones. They don’t know the person in question and none of us know what she, Konoha, is actually capable of or if those supernatural beings all of their own unique skills or if it’s all pretty much the same. I know that I keep going on about how the supernatural element of the show has completely taken over, but if I think about it there’s really very little that we know about Hakuya or Mashiro. What are their abilities? Are they the same? When can they use those abilities? Is there some sort of limit or condition that has to be met beforehand? Who knows?

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 08 (720p) [51D3852C].mkv_snapshot_21.13_[2014.02.27_23.10.47]I must honestly say that I’m a little annoyed by Benio. Just a little. I hate the type of person that wants to know everything about everyone. I’m sure that she has plenty of secrets of her own, so why is it that she must know everything that’s going on? Is it that she’s naturally nosey or is there something else going on that worries her? It makes me thing that there’s something else she hasn’t told Kobeni about the Mitsumine family.

Anyway, my little glimmer of hope is the same thing that got me down. Konoha-chan has become that glimmer by openly asking for Hakuya’s hand in marriage. Kobeni overheard that and now I’m sure she’s going to think long and hard about how she feels about Hakuya and if being together with him is worth fighting for. Don’t let me down, hope!

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Feb 22, 2014

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Engaged to the Unidentified episode 07

I’m going to have to accept the fact that a strange story just got stranger. I’m also going to have to accept that supernatural-genre is pretty much taking over and the comedy is slowly being pushed into seat number two.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 07 (720p) [A340F076].mkv_snapshot_07.35_[2014.02.21_23.21.04]Why do I say these things? Simple. We learned that the Mitsumine family, a family that used to live in the mountains where “normal” people don’t often come, aren’t quite human. They are these supernatural beings that can transform and that have certain powers. We know this. But do people also know that the supernatural-genre is taking over? Are you aware that the comedy and romance is slowing being pushed back due to characters constantly focusing on these mysterious entities? It may have been great at first, but I cannot help but realize that there hasn’t been any progress lately between Hakuya and Kobeni.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 07 (720p) [A340F076].mkv_snapshot_17.45_[2014.02.21_23.21.27]That’s not even all. Now they’re also focusing on yet another supernatural character that supposedly comes from the same mountain as Hakuya and Mashiro. I cannot help but wonder how many more supernatural characters there are inside that school of theirs. It’s certainly becoming the show’s number one topic.

I still have high hopes for Engaged to the Unidentified. I just want them to get this over with during next week’s episode. The show is nearing its end and I would at least like to have seen something happen between Hakuya and Kobeni. Let them accept one another. Let them deny one another. I don’t really care about the outcome. Just end the story properly or give us a well-deserved second season.

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Feb 15, 2014

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Engaged to the Unidentified episode 06

I was completely off in thinking that the story would become somewhat chaotic due to recent turn of events. I was completely baffled when the story continued as though nothing had even happened. It truly does defy all common sense.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 06 (720p) [8560F530].mkv_snapshot_04.16_[2014.02.14_23.52.41]I don’t need to ask anyone if they remember what happened during last week’s episode. We all remember. Hakuya and Mashiro’s mother showed up and basically revealed to both Benio and Kobeni that the Mitsumine family is everything but human. The members of the Mitsumine family are supernatural creatures that are referred to as monsters, deities, myths and so on… You’d think that that would be a pretty big amount of knowledge to absorb in one go, but then you learn that one of them, Hakuya, actually sacrificed half of his supernatural powers to save your life, and that the supernatural powers that saved you are still surging within your body, causing you quite a lot of discomfort from time to time.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 06 (720p) [8560F530].mkv_snapshot_14.22_[2014.02.14_23.52.57]What happened? Nothing. Absolutely nothing changed. Benio is still focussed on little girls and still sees Mashiro has her top priority for the time being. Kobeni is still as curious as ever and is now interested in seeing Hakuya transform into a dog. Absolutely nothing has changed. I’m not entirely sure of that’s good or bad, but I certainly wouldn’t mind a bit of the supernatural if doesn’t interfere with their relationship.

It’s a matter of time, really. I have no idea what to expect anymore and I have no idea where this story is going. Kobeni has most of her memories back and is really interested in Hakuya right now. They all have a lot of questions and I’m sure we’ll get to those eventually, but I really think it’s time for some relationship progress between Hakuya and Kobeni.

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Feb 8, 2014

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Engaged to the Unidentified episode 05

Well this was quite the big surprise. It is quite obvious that they forgot to add supernatural to the list of genres on pretty much all of the anime-related websites. This episode has really changed the story dramatically. Last week’s episode raised a lot of questions but this one changed everything.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 05 (720p) [68AC3599].mkv_snapshot_01.20_[2014.02.07_23.24.10]A lot has happened during these twenty wonderful minutes. Things that changed the story and makes you wonder what the hell you’ve been watching until now. That’s quite drastic, right? That being said, why is it that the sight of Mashiro-chan in that cat outfit is the only thing on my mind? That was absolutely adorable and funny! I definitely want to see more of that!

I also couldn’t help but notice that the situation had changed even before we were officially introduced to the supernatural element. Kobeni was really interested in both Mashiro and Hakuya. She started asking questions that none of them wanted to answer. It’s a good thing Kobeni isn’t really as bright as you might think.

[Underwater] Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Engaged to the Unidentified - 05 (720p) [68AC3599].mkv_snapshot_19.39_[2014.02.07_23.24.49]Of course, things changed when Mashiro and Hakuya found out that their mother had come to visit. This character, not much taller than Mashiro, shows up and everything just changes. This woman, a loli mother (yes, those exist), starts talking about how she, Mashiro and Hakuya aren’t human and how Hakuya sacrificed half of his power in order to save Kobeni’s life. She would not shut up. Never mind the fact that Kokebi was suddenly introduced to a fiancé that she couldn’t even remember. Now we have to deal with a supernatural creature that sacrificed half of his power to save her life. This thing just got a whole lot better!

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