Sunday, April 13, 2014

"Engaged to the Unidentified" Anime Review

***This is a spoiler free review***

Kawaii, kawaii, kawaii, kawaii, KAWAII, KAWAII!!! And Moe.
Story: 6/10

There is a story and I have to say even though it is just your run-of-the-mill high school drama, they did do a pretty good job injecting some of the unique nuisances that pertain to the non-human characters. The fast run down of the plot is that a side of Kobeni's family descend from a sort of animal/human hybrid race and it has been deemed that Kobeni must marry into the family. Thus begins her awkward adventures with her fiancé Hakuya and her aunt-in-law Mashiro. Things happen in the story but you see them coming a mile away. What really brings the show together is the humor that is present. The gags between Mashiro and Benio along with the sexual jokes pointed at Kobeni were pretty much "lol" worthy each time. This is also most definitely a kawaii heavy show as there are just way too many cute girls present.

All that said however the plot is generic feeling and the plot points are not groundbreaking.

Animation: 8.3/10

I really liked the animation, the character models looked really good, action scenes (though rare) were very fluid, and backgrounds looked great. The comedy scenes had the usual exaggerated plain looking style in order to bring out more laughs.

Overall a very good looking anime.

Sound: 9.5/10

The voice actors did a tremendous job. No I mean a spectacular job! They were so in tuned with their characters and a lot of scenes showed off how well they worked with the other characters in the show. The opening and ending for each episode was way too catchy and well done (the ending has been stuck in my head for around 3 months now). Music in-show was also very fitting.

Characters: 10/10

I don't normally give out perfect scores but the cast in this anime were so in tuned with each other. EVERY scene felt like it was worth watching for either an awkward teen love moment or a funny gag. The back and forth between Benio and Mashiro or the funny but extremely accurate insights of Mayura were a blast to watch. This is an anime that you do not watch for plot; you watch for the kawaii awesome cast interactions.

Overall: 8.5/10

Overall this show was an amazing watch. Yes the plot was a little dubbed down but the interactions between characters, the catchy soundtrack, amazing voice performance, and very well done animation had me anxiously waiting for each week's release. This is a muct watch if you like Moe and comedy.

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