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Review: Engaged to the Unidentified, Episode 2: It’s Not Bad Having A Loli Sister-In-Law

Review:

If Kobeni is the female lead in this story, it doesn’t really feel like it. While she had her moments, I definitely feel like Mashiro was the star of this episode. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, as she provides several amusing moments (although I would think it a stretch to call them humorous). Honestly, this is an episode comprised of mostly nothing as far as the plot of the show is concerned. The other side of that, though, is that I don’t particularly care. It was still an enjoyable episode, except for Hakuya’s stick house (RIP).

What we do learn is that Hakuya and Mashiro have information on Kobeni’s forgotten past (although I don’t think this should be overly surprising), and another secret is leaked at the end of the episode. Well, secret to the rest of the cast, not to us. That’s about it for plot advancement. Other than that, there’s a lot of Mashiro, as previously stated. If the whole “cute anime girl acting cute” approach isn’t your thing, then this episode may not be one that you’ll particularly favor.

Maybe ‘relaxing’ would be the best way to describe this one. There really isn’t much tension here (besides Kobeni’s hopes to get the details of her past out of Mashiro), and overall it’s just a laid back episode. Oh, and Benio is still creepy.

A Christian Perspective:

The worst you’ll see here is in the opening shots of the intro song, so you may just want to skip that. Beyond that, there’s the typical Benio stuff (which doesn’t really go beyond comments she makes), and there’s one point where Kobeni’s figure is being discussed, which becomes a discussion about her breasts. Honestly, it’s pretty clean. The only fanservice is, like I said, in the intro, which makes it easily skippable, so unless Benio just creeps you out, or you are uncomfortable with the subject matter of  Kobenis’s, Mashiro’s, and Mayuri’s conversation, there shouldn’t be much to worry about. Oh, and there is a scene where it appears that students are kneeling down to Benio (maybe worshipping her), but I’m not sure if that was meant to be literal or if it was simply a product of Mashiro’s imagination.

Content Guide

Language: None

Alcohol/Drug Use: None

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: There are definitely some inappropriate images at the beginning of the intro (which was the previous episode’s outro); Kobeni, Mashiro, and Mayura have a conversation about Kobeni’s breasts

Violence: None

Blood/Gore: Mashiro scrapes her knees

Other: There’s a scene where students appear to be worshipping Benio (although this might just be in Mashiro’s mind)

Review: Engaged to the Unidentified, Episode 1: It’s Important to Start Off on the Right Foot

Review:

Yonomori Kobeni wakes up on her sixteenth birthday not expecting much, and is simply happy to just be turning sixteen. She doesn’t expect to find out that she is apparently engaged, and to an odd one, at that.

Mitsumine Hakuya is a boy who grew up in the mountains, doesn’t say much, and seems to be easily overlooked.

Mitsumine Mashiro is Hakuya’s younger sister, who accompanies her older brother in an attempt to watch out for him.

This, then, is our primary cast, with maybe an honorary mention to Yonomori Benio, Kobeni’s older sister. While the overall premise of the series may not be that unique (at least as far as the ‘member of the opposite sex has come to live in my house’ factor goes), I still found this to be enjoyable. For one, the series has stayed away from some of the typical tropes (at least for now), such as the “Oops, the main male walked in on the main female bathing” joke. In fact, there really isn’t any fanservice to speak of within the episode (though the end credits appear to be a different story). On the other hand, Benio appears to be something of a lolicon, with a fetish for little girls (as evidenced by her obsessing over Mashiro).

Really, this is a pretty typical episode for this type of show. We get to know the basics of the main characters, they spend time together, and we have the inevitable school transfer scene. What makes this series different, I think, is the inclusion of Mashiro. Instead of just having a series of awkward moments between Kobeni and Hakuya, we have an awkward couple with a younger sister as the middle ma-er, woman. In fact, I think we get to know more about Kobeni and Mashiro during this episode than anything, with Hakuya remaining something of a mystery.

So that’s about it, really. Only time will tell if Engaged to the Unidentified will distinguish itself, but honestly I can see myself enjoying it whether it does or not. While I certainly enjoy original concepts, there is a reason that some concepts are done, redone, and then done again.

A Christian Perspective:

The biggest issue with this episode is probably Benio’s creepy obsession first with Kobeni and then with Mashiro. In one scene, for instance, she mentions wanting Mashiro to take a bath with her. You will see her quite obsessed with the fact that Mashiro is ‘a little girl’. Benio also gets a nosebleed at one point when Kobeni compliments her. So, Benio appears to be a lolicon with a sister complex. Beyond that, there is a scene where Kobeni punches Hakuya.

Content Guide:

Language: None

Alcohol/Drug Use: None

Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: Benio makes some perverted comments, especially about Mashiro (she seems to be a lolicon), although she doesn’t actually do anything; at the beginning of the end credits, some images are flashed by, some of which appear to include shots of a female character in her bra and possible topless shots (though nothing that appeared to be highly descriptive)–I could be wrong here, though, as I didn’t take the time to pause at the pictures and look in detail, but I think I saw things like these

Violence: Kobeni punches Hakuya after he rubs her head

Blood/Gore: Benio has a nosebleed when Kobeni compliments here, she is also shown sitting in a pool of blood afterwards; a line of blood is shown coming from Benio’s mouth