「悪魔殺しの第三者」 (Akuma-goroshi no Daisansha)
“Third-Party Demon Killer”
So we’ve had demon girls pick fights with ex-girlfriends who’ve found ways of getting what they want on the sly – but what about battle nuns exorcising demons and winding up playing the square to the original love triangle? That’s right, didn’t think so, yet Engage Kiss isn’t one to leave the audience wanting apparently, because if there’s one place this series is heading it’s straight into the land of chaos. Romantic chaos.
If there was a way of topping Ayano’s taking of initiative last week, I definitely didn’t have potential side fling (albeit with a purpose) Sharon being it. Unknown third party proving to be the actual enemy sure, an individual with ties to both sides and potentially Kisara to boot maybe, but full-on ubiquitous demon exorcising order masquerading as a philanthropic organization coming out to claim the jealous pink haired memory eater? Now that’s making some waves. For all the whiplash of the moment though Sharon’s appearance does help answer some questions and give an idea on a few more; Kisara for one is effectively confirmed to be separate from the fate of Shuu’s family (as in the sister isn’t Kisara), Shuu himself didn’t learn of or contract Kisara all by his lonesome, and Kisara is definitely going to be the key to solving the problems at hand. There’s a few more moving pieces at play to reveal, but for the moment everything plot-wise comes down to Kisara – and not just because the inevitable romantic free for all will be a sight to behold.
One of these moving pieces in particular is Shuu’s unknown information source because oh boy that’s going to be a reveal and a half when he (or she) is finally outed. After all Kisara herself basically gives it away: the only one who could be so fast is someone high up the political food chain, those that high up were once involved with Shuu’s parents in their exploratory work, and such individuals are not immune from feelings of regret over what transpired. Now this doesn’t mean any of the currently introduced characters are the mysterious person of the moment (it could be someone yet to be introduced), but there’s increasingly little chance that they are not involved with Bayron’s governance in some capacity. It’s going to be very interesting seeing this play out, because besides the fun of reveals having our totally not working for the enemy cop using Shuu to also attempt catching them means we likewise get all the fun of finding out just what the enemy is after.
One way or another, I like where this show is going.