Mashiro vs Suetsugi

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Watch as the moé blobs grind their teeth to intimidate their foe and signal their intent. In this display of ferocity, we are witnessing the ritual of rivalry between such endearing creatures. A maelstrom churns.

More and more I have come to adore Suetsugi Konoha. Most of it is probably Fujita Saki. I’m starting to hear a little bit of Inami Mahiru from WORKING!!, but I suppose at this point Fujita-san wasn’t necessarily asked to provide more than a high school girl’s voice. It’s also quite obvious that Mashiro’s voice is so hammed up. At least it better be, otherwise I’m not trusting my ears again when it comes to listening to seiyuu. I can’t imagine her seiyuu’s voice sounding so naturally squishy and pomfy.

It’s also quite the surprise to see a side character having a rather prominent role in pushing the plot forward. Normally, the opening sequence would have spoiled most elements, which is the primary reason I skip it. It’s simply too easy to decipher. Speaking of which, I decided to watch three episodes of Gundam Build Fighters, and holy shit that was so prepackaged and uninteresting. Stay away from watching the OP at all if you don’t want to spoil the first twenty episodes to yourself. Maybe it’s just my bias showing again. I need to remind myself sometimes that not all anime is geared towards people like me. But at the same time, I can still watch a shonen series like Hunter x Hunter. Maybe it’s mecha I don’t like anymore.

Wait. Why am I talking about mecha?

Suetsugi as the current plot technician doesn’t feel too cliché, despite invoking said cliché. Things have been progressing on the established couple — Kobeni and Hakuya — too far to make Suetsugi a decent love interest. Is she going to become a wrench in the metalworks, or simply provide a pragmatic perspective on marriage? Either way.. I want doujins of her.

None of the fair maidens in this show are quite ‘my waifu’ material to me. I would say Benio, but she’s kinda crazy. I say Benio is crazy, but I often have the exact reaction she does to romance-comedy situations. Sometimes such corny and vanilla love elements really do incapacitate my ability to think rationally.

Mashiro vs Suetsugi

Married to a Stranger

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The angle is perfect. I’m fully expecting a menu to pop up with a list of special attacks. Like a “Moé Moé Cannon” of some sort. Or breast missiles.

I haven’t said a thing about this show since the beginning of the season. Part of it was due to a drop in watching priority. Yet when I caught up to the latest episode, it’s a show that I know now that I wouldn’t have shoved to the wayside. It’s made by Dogakobo and has Mashiro-tan. What more could I ask for? In fact, Engaged to the Unidentified already has something I didn’t expect, which is Fujita Saki voicing the blonde lass. That hair ribbon is a nice touch. The overall character design is rather pleasing to the eyes. I guess that par for the course if it’s supposed to be a festival of moé.

I should be used to anime hair after so many years, but the amount of hair Suetsugi-san has is uncanny. First it flares outwards above her shoulders, but is also long to reach her lower back. It also expands horizontally before reaching the end. Just how much does that weigh? Oh well. She’s wearing thigh-highs so it’s all good.

Engaged to the Unidentified has done well so far. The plot is generously laid out, instead of waiting as long as it can before the show wraps up. Consistency seems to be the main game here, and it’s already shoved its way past other shows in feel-good vibes. I don’t normally appreciate high-school love stories (or are these characters in middle-school? damn the visuals) since I’m way past being a kid, but there’s zero melodrama for me to deal with. That’s pretty nice.

That’s what this show is. It’s quite nice. I supposed you can lump this show into the iyashikei category.

At first I was all Mashiro-tan is cho kawaii but then Suetsugi shows up and now I want to her thighs. HNGs’bro.

Married to a Stranger