Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Episode 5 – Slice of life goodness

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei kobeni
BECAUSE KOBENI.

A lovely slice of life anime.
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Episode 5 Review
Engaged to the Unidentified Episode 5 Review
“This Woman Has Given Birth?”
“Kore ga Keisanpu dato”
(これが経産婦だと)

There are some series that keep you captivated with its profound storytelling. There are some series that keep you captivated with its dialogue. There are some series that keep you captivated because of the crazy shit that goes down. And then there are some series that just make you feel good and fuzzy on the inside with its innocent humor and adorable romance.



Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Episode 5 Impressions

BECAUSE BENIO.

WHAT A GENTLEMAN.

Hakuya pokes kobeni

THIS GUY.
ALPHAMAN.

For love.

DAT FACE. YEEEEAAAAAHHHH!!!

Mitsumine mashiro frightened

That despair.

Mitsumine mashiro and hakuya

BE DAZZLED BY THE KOBENI.

Mitsumine mashiro freaking out

Still wearing that fantastic costume.

LOLOL.
Nah, in the anime world it’s pretty normal.

Yonomori kobeni head pat

Suave.

SO…
THAT MEANS…
SEXY TIME IS VERY SOON.

Yonomori kobeni

MASHIRO SURE KNOWS WHAT IT ALL COMES DOWN TO.

FABULOUS.

LOLOLOLOLOL.

Best wife.

Momouchi mayura

GO GO GO GO GO!

Yonomori benio

STRUCK A NERVE.

His weakness?
Kobeni.

Kashima Nadeshiko

Dang…

More characters need to be straightforward like this.

KOBENI IS THE ULTIMATE MASTER.

Ready to tie the knot yet?

Awww…

Hakuya and Kobeni

Come on, Hakuya. You’re almost there.

Mikakunin anime benio

They all leave the Benio nest of perversion one day.

Mitsumine Shirayuki eating crepe Mitsumine hakuya sad

It makes me sad that this is not the case for many other shows.

OPPPAAAIIII!!!



This voice actor is doing a fantastic job.
So.
Adorable.

Welp.

DAMNBRA.

Man, these new voice actors are all doing a great job.

Mitsumine Shirayuki

IT’S A FAIRY.

Engaged to the unidentified

Yonomori benio surprised

LOLICON MODE ACTIVATED?

SO CUTE.

Uhhm…

LOL. THIS SCENE GETS ME EVERY TIME.

That sound as she dumps everything in like she knows what she’s doing.
Too good.

I LOVE CROISSANTS.

I
LOVE
CROISSANTS.

BY ALL MEANS, MOM.

Mikakunin de shinkoukei kobeni hot

GOD
DAMN.
THOSE
ASSETS.

BREEDING MATERIAL.

Someone noticed that because of this her eye color changed to match Hakuya’s.

DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN.

Mitsumine hakuya

MAMA WHY?!

Yonobori Kobeni little kid

My heart.

This voice acting…

THE VOICE IS SO ADORABLE.

Yonobori benio

Dammit.

CREATURESTHATAREWAYTOOCUTE.

GETTING OUTALPHAED BY BENIO.

LOLOL.

That makes a surprisingly good amount of sense.

BEST MAMA.

Awww…

WELL…

ACCEPT THE KNOT.

Anyone would be happy if Kobeni pat them in the head.

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Mitsumine Shirayuki mother

These superior genes.

Can’t wait to see his reaction when she pats him on the head.

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Episode 5 Review

There’s something sweet about this series that just makes me love it. I don’t know about you, but certain slice of life shows, like Non Non Biyori for example, have that kind of an effect on me. Non Non Biyori oozes a calm atmosphere that makes me feel at peace with the ultimate innocence that is Ren-Chon (NYANPASU~). Mikakunin de Shinkoukei has Mashiro play the innocent role, but uses that innocence to create humor rather than a state of tranquility. From her reactions to Benio’s perversion to her reaction to the “super sticky bowl” poster, the way she acts is just so adorable that it brings a smile to my face and often makes me laugh as well. It’s always difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes a show funny, but if I had to say something for this show it’s just that the way the characters interact feels very genuine. Perhaps that’s because they each stick to their character type well, and perhaps it’s because of the makeup of the cast itself that allows for events to unfold in an entertaining way.

But man, Mashiro is just so damn lovable. The way she danced while watching the TV, the way she reacts with her arms wailing in the air upon her mom’s entry to the house, the way she reacts to dried natto, and many, many other instances is really a huge part of the show. She’s just so genuinely… PURE. The way she acts feels so natural that I just become captivated by her innocent nature without realizing that I have a creepy smile on my face. It’s actually quite realistic too because some kids really do act this way, but it makes me sad that when they grow up they lose most of that innocence because of the difficulties of life and… God dammit. Anyways, I’ve been seeing complaints about her voice, but I think the voice actor is quite fitting and is doing a great job with her various reactions. Not to mention, this is apparently the voice actor‘s first role? A job well done. But of course, the cuteness that is Mashiro and the youthful mother is not all that this show has to offer. YES. IT’S ON. IT’S THE KOBENI TIME.



Unlike many other RomComs, there’s no real romantic conflict in this anime. There’s no love triangle. There’s no love pentagon. There’s no love naginoasukaragon. It’s clear that both Kobeni and Hakuya are attracted to one another, and so the romantic aspect of the show consists mostly of their development through the episodes to become closer. It’s satisfying watching the couple slowly become closer with head patting, and other cute moments, but it’s certainly quite different from the usual drama we get from romance shows. The good thing about this is that the relationship feels more endearing which fits into the overall sweet and fun filled atmosphere of the show very well. Actually, it would be quite horrendous for there to be too much romantic conflict because that would go against the tone of the show far too much. It’d be like how some shows implement humor poorly in more serious moments which ends up ruining the serious vibe was giving off. Thankfully, this anime remains sweet to the very end even with its romance, and I very much enjoy the awkward, but still charming interactions between Hakuya and Kobeni. Thank God Kobeni isn’t a tsundere. That would have ruined everything.

As for the supernatural elements, it’s nice that they’re explaining the past without unnecessarily dragging it on and on. Though, it didn’t really surprise me that they are not human because it was foreshadowed quite heavily a few episodes prior. I really can’t say the supernatural side is adding that much to the show because it could be just as good without it. Nevertheless, seeing Kobeni as a kid with that voice is really quite heartwarming, and at least it has the potential to utilize this plot point in an interesting way in the future. I just hope it doesn’t become too serious because the strength of the show really comes from its lightheartedness. To summarize, Mikakunin de Shinkoukei successfully keeps a smile on my face while giving me a few laughs here and there with its enchanting atmosphere and delightful cast. If you are into slice of life shows at all, you should definitely give this one a shot. Or, if you’re just looking for some fun filled interactions and some Mashiro cuteness, you won’t be disappointed. And of course, those Kobeni hips. OH YES.

Mikakunin de Shinkoukei Wallpaper

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  • James Du

    The fact you have not reviewed KLK ep 17 yet is a sin.

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      The fact that you’re saying that in Mikakunin’s comments is a sin.

      BE QUIET WITH YOUR PETTY COMPLAINTS AND MARVEL AT THE MAGNIFICENCE THAT IS THIS SHOW.

  • omgITSorange

    I LOVE this show! XD

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      I do too. I do too…

  • zztop

    Just caught up with this series.Funny, cute and supernatural! Nice to see you caught the change in eye colour! ;)
    Mikakunin’s sheep and wolf : http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost.php?p=4996430&postcount=254

    PS. Noragami’s getting an anime-original character designed by
    original mangaka Adachitoka. Dunno what this means for the story though.
    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-02-05/noragami-anime-features-original-character

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      Whoa, pretty cool news for Noragami. That’ll be interesting to see.

  • Ian Porterfield

    So tell me: When will you review Nisekoi again?

    And what’s up with Buddy Complex I wonder?

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      No idea when I’ll review Nisekoi again. I can’t promise you because if there’s an episode I feel like writing about then I’ll write about it. I avoid schedules.

      Buddy Complex is really in the “meh” stage right now. Not exciting, and generic overall. I’ll wait until something more fascinating happens.

  • MgMaster

    Only watched the 1st episode of this and wasn’t hooked enough to continue,although I didn’t hate it either. I’ll probably wait for it to finish,read a couple of reviews and decide on it then.

    But anyway,planning on doing a short review on Chuunibyou ep 5 on how pointless it was? I kid,I know there’d be almost nothing to talk about.

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      D: B-B-BUT MASHIRO DANCING.

      I can understand that it’s not everyone’s thing though.

      KUMIN WIN. THAT’S ALL I’LL SAY.

      • MgMaster

        Holy…I don’t get why everyone likes Kumin so much,lolz.

        • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

          I don’t. I’m just enthusiastic about random stuff all the time. :)

  • KKKKKaiser

    When will you record the podcast for the fall season?

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      Podcasts are temporarily (hopefully) in limbo. My friend and I have both been pretty busy recently.

      • Guest

        Because we all like to nap 8D

  • niknasr

    Woohoo!! yeah, Kobeni is the best!!

    I like the romance development that being portrayed quite nicely in this episode.. The plot also advanced a little, the comedy in it, does not halt the progression plot-wise but instead provided add value to the story.. Only real complain I could say about this episode is the absence of OP :(

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      DAT OP. SO LEWD.