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Engaged to the Unidentified (revised)

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An high school girl named Kobeni Yonomori wakes up on her 16th birthday with a day full of surprises. To start off this wonderful day Kobeni finds out that she is engaged. Her fiancee’s name is Hakuya Mitsumine and he will be living with Kobeni for now on. Apparently, their marriage arrangement was made by her deceased grandfather. This was one birthday present she wanted to send back. Oh! There is one tiny detail that I may have forgotten to mention. Not only will Hakuya be moving in but his little sister Mashiro as well. With so much going on at once Kobeni loses it. She now has to deal with Benio (her crazy big sister), the unexpected arrival of her fiancee and his little sister. To top it all off, both Hakuya and his sister have transferred to Kobeni’s school. Kobeni is afraid that her classmates will make fun of her if they find out that Hakuya is her fiance.Though it looks like hiding it may be harder than she thinks.

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My favorite character at the moment is Benio, Kobeni’s older sibling. She has an intense case of sister-complex. She tells Kobeni that she wants to spend the rest of her life taking care of her. Which is sweet and creepy all the same time. Now that Mashiro has moved in the situation has taken a turn for the worst. Benio has set her eyes on Mashiro and she has become Benio’s next victim. Poor Mashiro becomes terrified of Benio after they first meet. Benio has claimed Mashiro as her “loli” and does not plan to let her go. Though I don’t blame Benio because Mashiro is so adorable. I just want to turn her into my own personal teddy bear so, that I can squeeze her all day long and… *clears throat* Anyways, Benio may have a sister-complex and a loli problem at home but at school she is completely different. She is quite popular and great at athletics. The whole student body can’t get enough of her. If only they knew what she was like at home.

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Hakuya, Kobeni’s fiancee is actually sweet despite his appearance. He was raised his whole life knowing that one day he would marry Kobeni. He plays his role as her fiancee perfectly and protects her like a man should. He does have a few flaws here and there like the fact that he is clumsy, he isn’t good with his words and can sometimes seem a bit dumbfounded. Other than those minor issues he is (for some of us) a girl’s ideal boyfriend. It seems that Hakuya ad Kobeni have meet before when they were younger so, I can’t wait to hear that story. Love is in the air and I am so excited!

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Blood Lad (revised)

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Staz is your typical vampire without the long black cape. He is the boss of one of the territories in the Demon World. He enjoys the wonders of the Japanese culture including their women but mostly the manga and anime. A human girl named Fuyumi gets lost in the Demon World. Staz is excited because it is the first time he has seen an actual Japanese girl. During the time he tries to figure out what to do with Fuyumi, she dies and turns into a ghost. Since it was mostly Staz’s fault anyway he promises to bring her back to life. While trying to gather information about how to bring people back to life, Fuyumi tells Staz about the portal she entered to get to the Demon World. After learning about this portal Staz insists they go to the human world and investigate.

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Staz is an example of what I like to call a “modern age” vampire. He doesn’t live in a haunted house with cob webs and sleep in a dark, damp coffin. He doesn’t drink human blood but enjoys monstrous food that has the appearance of pizza. He can be lazy and goof off but he knows when it is time to be serious. The Demon World he lives in is basically the underworld twin of Tokyo. Fuyumi is an easy character to fall in love with because she is quiet and reserved. Put a shy human with an rambunctious vampire and you get the strangest, perfect couple. Anyway,the show does have its funny moments which is great because I love comedy. Though I’m confused, I’m not to sure if this show is meant to be about a human in the Demon World or a vampire in the Human World. Either way its going to be interesting.

Hal the Movie (revised)

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Hal, is an heartfelt movie about learning how to recover after losing someone you love. A fatal plane accident destroys the love between the couple, Hal and Kurumi. A robot named Q01 is sent to portray as the dead loved one in hopes of showing the other how to live again.

A robot is sent to repair the hearts of a broken relationship. Hal, “the robot”, visits Kurumi during her time of grieving. Hal is told that Kurumi has stopped eating and hasn’t come out of room since the incident. Hal finds out that Kurumi loved solving Rubik’s cubes. On each Rubik’s cube, Kurumi would write down her wishes. Hal decides to solve all of the Rubik’s cubes to uncover Kurumi’s wishes and fulfills each wish to try to lure Kurumi out of her room. 3778990_orig

As Kurumi starts to open up to Hal more, she lets him into her room. During this time, Kurumi shows Hal a red button. This red button carries all of Kurumi’s memories with the “real” Hal in the past. Kurumi shares with Hal her good and bad memories. Apparently, Kurumi and Hal’s relationship was struggling because of serious financial issues. Kurumi shares with Hal that she and Hal had an argument before the plane accident. Kurumi also, tells Hal that the reason she hadn’t left her room was because she was spending her time fixing the button. She holds the button next to Hal’s heart and sews it on his Kimono.  She apologizes to Hal for not being able to fully understand him. 9278420_orig

Hal devotes his time to care for Kurumi and cherishes ever moment with her. Hal’s wish is to see Kurumi smile again and after a trip to a local festival she does. At the end of a wonderful day at the local festival, Hal discovers the sad truth.

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Even after the plane accident Kurumi and Hal were still in love. This couple’s heartbreaking story had me crying until the end. The characters struggled with a sense of regret and guilt. The regret of not being able to share their feelings clearly to one another and the guilt of arguing at the airport before departing. During the movie, I noticed that red button was the key to unraveling the truth of their past. We are shown glimpses of their past, which leaves the viewer trying to figure out what happened with the clues left by the characters. The reason I love this movie is because of the sudden twisted at the end. I must warn you though, the movie starts off slow but it is worth watching until the very end.