Just an ordinary teenager, Kobeni Yonomori receives quite the surprise on her 16th birthday—a fiancé and a sister-in-law she never even knew she had. As a result of an arrangement that her late grandfather made, Hakuya Mitsumine and his younger sister Mashiro have moved from their countryside home to the Yonomori household in order to deepen their relationship with their new family members. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei follows Kobeni’s “love life” with Hakuya as she tries her best to adjust to the abrupt changes forced upon her. However, as some extraordinary secrets regarding the siblings come to light, Kobeni will find her life changed forever. – My Anime List
Based on 9 review scores:
24 Frames Per Second
This is a show I wholeheartedly recommend for anyone and everyone to try. It’s incredibly fun, endearing, charming, truly heartwarmingly cute without feeling like it’s pandering at all, and plenty hilarious – all while mixing in the bonds of the whole cast and relationship building between Hakuya and Kobeni in the perfect amounts at exactly the right times. The focus on Mashiro and her becoming part of this new family really gives it a lot of fresh material too, as creating family bonds isn’t really something you normally see in anime. This is a show that’s got a lot to it that you do not want to miss out on and is something that, at least as of June, can say has been and stayed my anime of the year and a very easily given 10/10.
In the end this is a series I’d fully recommend to people. Obviously if you aren’t interested in a romantic comedy then this wouldn’t be a fit, but I do think it’s worth checking out in general. Considering some reactions on the first episode I’d support the idea of going with the 3 episode rule. Within that many episodes it will show you just what kind of series you can expect. This was a very consistent series and I’d say consistently good. I had plenty of laughs and really did enjoy the development of Kobeni’s character and her relationship with Hakuya. This series focused on its premise and by the end of the series a lot of ground had been covered and without feeling rushed.
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You might have noticed that this review isn’t as long as most of the others and that’s because Engaged to the Unidentified is very straightforward. The show aims to be hilarious and it does very well at it. With some of the most adorable characters you’ve ever seen and just a never ending amount of witty comments or gags the show is hands down one of the funniest things you will ever watch. I’d recommend Engaged to the Unidentified to those looking for a really funny show for a laugh and fans of rom-coms.
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This anime is your cookie cutter “Forced bride and groom into marriage because the grandparents/parents set it up when they were little” type of anime. It has really smooth art and interesting characters. All of the characters play a role and it never gets too dull most of the time. Give it a try. I am black.
Something I mentioned early on about this series is how much of a high-quality production it looks like. Like Love Lab, I really enjoy the style this show is done in. Particularly in regards to art and animation. The style looks great, and it’s very cleanly done. The characters all look unique and great, and I really prefer their anime designs to the original manga designs. The animation is smooth, and while there’s not many high action moments to animate, you can tell it’s well-done.
In my opinion it is a rather ordinary romcom show like there are already many out there.
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In short, Mikakunin is a must if you want a decent SOL-Rom-Com. Or rather, don’t take my word, take your judgement. Go watch it. See if you like it.
All in all, I give Engaged to the Unidentified 7 out of 10 Golden Tanukis. You’ll survive if you don’t get around to seeing it, but it’s definitely worth seeking out. I would recommend this show if you need a laugh and a d’awww.