Nagasarete Airantou

March 9, 2008

Uh huh. It seems that this week’s blog will also be on harem animes. Yeah, I must really dig them a lot. So, have you guys ever wished that there was an island inhabited by females only? And that you’re the only guy on the island? Must be really heaven on Earth, isn’t it? Well, I actually don’t harbour such dreams at all. Unless there’s an anime like that around, then you bet I would definitely be curious to watch it.
 
Nagasarete Airantou is such an anime. Woah. I must be thinking that the sole guy on this island must be feeling real lucky to have a bevy of beauties around him. Well, not really. Firstly, our main protagonist, Ikuto Touhouin, isn’t the kind of perverted kid. I guess you horny people must be thinking it’s such a waste to put a ‘normal’ kid in such circumstances.
 
There are 26 episodes to this harem love-romance comedy genre and as seen in the first episode, we see Ikuto running away from home because he had a quarrel with his dad. What’s a kid to do. I’m not sure of the real reason why he decided to take a liner, maybe it’s to get real far away from his dad. Unfortunately, during a stormy weather, Ikuto is thrown overboard. The ship crew did notice somebody falling off but it’s too dark to see anything. So he throws that floater only to hit Ikuto on his head, hoping that kid will survive. It’s a miracle Ikuto did survive such strong ocean waves and currents but no matter how hard he tries to swim back to the ship, he just keeps drifting further and further away.
 
A nice sunny day for fishing as we see 1 of the inhabitants of Airantou island, Suzu (looks like Shinobu of 2×2=Shinobuden), and her pet pig, Tonkatsu, doing a little fishing. And she’s got a big catch. Okay, that isn’t a fish, but Ikuto. Suzu, being the nice girl she is decides to give Ikuto a mouth-to-mouth CPR. Well, it’s enough to make him come to his senses. By the way, I realize that this is the only kiss throughout the entire series. Yeah, since this is a harem anime, I thought I’d be seeing 1 at the end, but nope. Besides, wild imagination and fantasies don’t count. Soon the island’s elder, Obaba, takes Ikuto in and puts him under Suzu’s care, since she’s the one who found him. So here’s the weird part. Suzu doesn’t know Ikuto is a boy. Well, can’t blame her, this whole island is devoid of men. Soon shocking news spread throughout the island like wildfire that there’s a man on this island. At first I thought the women on this island are going to be the perverts instead. They all came rushing down and are jealous to see that airhead Suzu, who’s having the guy all to herself.
 
One of the ladies, Ayane, who is the self-proclaimed rival of Suzu, decides to kidnap Ikuto but her plans doesn’t work out. Later, Ikuto decides to freshen up himself and takes a hot bath in Suzu’s home only to find himself nosebleeding profusely. Yeah, I’m not sure why Suzu doesn’t feel all embarrassed when getting into the bath semi-naked with a guy. Maybe she hasn’t had an ‘experience’ with one. Haha. Yes indeed, you”ll find Suzu a little naive and blur at times. Throughout the series, you’ll wonder if Ikuto will die of lack of blood because in nearly each episode, he’ll be in such situations. Uh huh. Most of the girls here are a little daring and wouldn’t hesitate to go into a bath with Ikuto. Get ready for some blood bath. Literally.
 
Anyway, stubborn Ayane eventually manages to kidnap Ikuto when Suzu lets her guard down and during this ordeal, Ikuto meets other female inhabitants on the island which you could say will be making their appearances quite often throughout the series. I’m sure Ikuto’s had it with all the girls chasing after him soon after (this is totally different case if you’re a popular guy in high school) and once again Suzu comes to his rescue. Fed up with all the racket, Ikuto decides to leave the island on a wooden boat. He soon finds out the hard way why nobody can leave this island. It’s because the island is surrounded by violent whirlpools and if and if anyone who gets sucked in and is lucky not to drown, will be thrown back ashore. Geez, no wonder everybody here can’t leave. Just like Hotel California. You can check in anytime but can never leave. Even if one tries to do so by air, he/she will be greeted by tornados. This whole damn island is like cordoned off from the rest of the world. Ikuto has this ‘can’t give up’ attitude not because of his strong character, but because of his dad. Yup, you’ll find out that the reason why Ikuto ran away was because his dad thinks that he’s no good and always in the way. So words like ‘impossible’ and ‘you can’t do it’ has become such a taboo that if you mention it right in his face, he’ll snap and tries to go all out and proof otherwise.
 
As Ikuto try and try again to leave the island, his attempts seem futile but he manages to pass first batch of whirlpools. However, he is met with another resistance, a white whale named Sashimi (I don’t think the name fits it). Ikuto thinks Sashimi is going to prevent him from leaving the island when in actual fact, it’s trying to protect Ikuto from the mother of all whirlpools. This whirlpool is bigger and deadlier. I’m sure after waiting for so long without a guy on the island, they wouldn’t want to let this opportunity go, right? Perhaps Suzu didn’t realize it yet as she rescues Ikuto yet again with Sashimi’s help. I guess Ikuto has no choice but to live with the fact that he’s stuck here for who knows how long. Hey, but at least he’s got cute pretty babes on his side. Then again, he isn’t the perverted kind because he gets another nosebleed when he sees Suzu in her soaking wet clothes. Ow! Too hot to handle.
 
Before I go on, let me introduce a few things first, especially the other main cast of girls on this island, whom have their own agenda to make Ikuto theirs. Okay, maybe not all the time, but sometimes. As mentioned, Ayane is Suzu’s rival in every aspect (yeah, even breasts size) but ends up losing in each one (uh huh, even her breasts size). Besides, she’s my favourite character in terms of her mischievious ways and I like the way she yells or let loose her screams because they’re so ‘convincing’ that she’s in some sort of pain or trouble. Then there’s the apprentice carpenter Rin. She doesn’t have that muscular body of a carpenter and instead have that thin slender one. Doesn’t seem to fit. Anyway unlike most girls, she’s uncomfortable when she’s revealing too much skin and among the girls, the most ‘shy’ one when it comes to Ikuto. Also, Rin calls Ikuto her ‘danna’ (husband). Future prospect? Then there’s this little kid, Yukino, who seems to like animals and is always riding her giant bear, Kuma Kuma. She doesn’t like being referred as a kid and tries to be more grown up for Ikuto’s sake. I can safely say that she’s still many many years behind. Then there’s the western culture influence and science freak, Chikage. Her sole purpose of her wanting Ikuto is not because of love, but to conduct experiments on a male body. Finally, there’s Machi, who’s Ayane’s sister and also some sort of miko priestess on the island along with Ayane. She’s the most scheming of them all and don’t be fooled by her stoic expression. Yeah, she reminds me of a chibi version of Enma Ai of Jigoku Shoujo. Ayane fears Machi very much because she has a straw doll that she uses which’ll cause Ayane a great deal of pain whenever she insults or go against her. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
 
Another thing I want to mention are the animals on the island. Sure, the girls here look cute and pretty but the animals totally look different. Why, they’re drawn in a way which makes them look round and cute! The kind of drawing you’d expect to see for a children’s programme. It’s so vastly different! Some of the names of the animals are a directly translation of what they are in Japanese and are repeated twice like a bear is called Kuma Kuma, as eagles are Taka Taka, to ducks are Kamo Kamo and dogs Inu Inu. At first, everybody on the island seems to communicate well with animals. Yeah, they’re talking in weird languages and everybody else except Ikuto (and me) can’t really understand a word they blab. Must be the fact that they’ve been living alongside these creatures for so long that they could speak each other’s language. Eventually, in a later episode, Ikuto manages to understand what they’re saying and is able to communicate with them. I call it convenience because you’ll soon hear the animals talking like humans in Japanese too. Hey, it’s better than saying random words which makes no sense throughout the entire series.
 
In episode 2, we hear why the island has no men at all. It seems that 12 years ago, all the men went out fishing and were caught in some super tsunami. Ever since then, no one has heard from them again. Hmm… I really wonder how old is Obaba. Over a hundred years? Since Ikuto is still the hot topic on the island, the girls still can’t get over the fact that Suzu is hogging Ikuto all to herself (even if Suzu doesn’t realize it) and makes a ruckus at their place. There goes a good night’s sleep for Ikuto and more nosebleeds. So the next day Obaba decides a Catch-The-Groom-Hide-&-Seek Tournament to see which girl will have the rights to marry Ikuto and bare her some grandchildren. Well Ikuto, your opinions don’t really matter. The whole island has become a battleground and the time limit is till sunset. The first woman who touches Ikuto wins and if nobody does so till then, Ikuto wins. So a hilarious chase ensued thorughout the island as Ikuto barely escapes each and every one of their traps and schemes. Being chased by a girl has never been this dangerous. Falling off cliffs, falling into a river. It makes internet dating seems much safer. Time is nearly up as Ikuto is at a cliff. Ayane thinks she has the last laughs but eventually flops. Soon sunsets and Ikuto thinks he has won but Obaba says that Suzu had won. During the chase, Ikuto had ventured into a prohibited forest an encountered a giant menacing panda (who looks more cute by the way), Pandaro. Ikuto saved Suzu from a menacing threat and accidentally touched her breasts as he pushed her away. However, Suzu says that she doesn’t want to marry Ikuto because she thinks Ikuto should be with the girl of his choice. Well, I guess that statement is like putting salt over the wounds to the other loser girls. But at least this way, the girls get another shot of reclaiming Ikuto, whether it’s by hook or crook. So what was the day-long tournament for? Well, it was a way to get those girls to stop chasing Ikuto once and for all if he’d settle down with 1 of them. Dang. I guess, Ikuto would rather be a bachelor and have girls going after him rather than settling down with 1.
 
Thus the rest of the episodes will follow some sort of this pattern. Ikuto tries to go about living on the island and he finds out more and more of the islands weird customs and habits as he gets use to them. There are times on and off where the girls decides to try their luck in taking Ikuto’s heart away but flops big time (especially Ayane). If not, Ikuto will try to help the girls and other inhabitants with their problems, thus resulting in some hilarious adventure. Over time, you’ll notice Suzu unknowingly falls for Ikuto (and she doesn’t even know it’s love) and gets that jealous feeling when other girls come close to Ikuto or sees him being too friendly with them. Besides, the reason why Ikuto is staying at Suzu’s home is not because she won the tournament but rather, since Suzu saved him and nursed him back then, I guess it’s only right to go back to that place.
 
Furthermore, Ikuto is the kind of person who doesn’t believe in all those mythical stuffs. So even if he witnesses 1 with his own eyes, he’ll try to reason with some scientific and logical approach. Stubborn guy. But there are some things which he has to accept like in episode 3, he discovers all the women in the island are bloody strong and has the strength to carry tons of humongous vegetables. It’s like the Amazon women of the east. Girl power! Uh huh, poor Ikuto doesn’t want to lose face or pride and it was funny to see him trying to choose which killer mushroom (looks like a penis!) is edible. I really wonder how you could tell them apart. Ah, must be if you’ve lived long enough on this island, you’ll be able to do so. We are also introduced to another girl, Mikoto, who’s in love with Rin. Yeah, she’s 1 of the few girls on the island not obsessed with Ikuto and has that crude ‘uncle’ attitude whenever she sees Ikuto. Yuri girl. She’ll do anything to separate Ikuto away from Rin but I suppose Rin wouldn’t let things go her way. So it ends with Ikuto managing to proof that he’s not just a freeloader and saves Suzu from… earthworms? Ah well, at least Suzu is thankful that she thinks of Ikuto as a family and lifts his spirits up.
 
In episode 4 whereby Ayane accidentally eats Machi’s food and ends up trying to get away from Machi’s wrath. Also, we find out that Suzu’s an obsessed mame daifuku (some sweet dessert cake) lover and would become a slave and do anything to get a bite of it. So Machi bribes Suzu so that she could get Ayane for her. But Ayane isn’t going to run forever and tries to figure out Machi’s weakness, which is revealed to be her age. Not that she’s old, but she despises the fact that she has to grow old. Though Ayane laughs like mad and even snatches away her voodoo doll, Machi has the last laugh as she summons a spirit to do her vengeance. Here comes the pain. Later, Suzu accidentally breaks some statue containing a spirit and a ghost (looks more cute than scary) comes haunting them. Suzu is terrified as she believes in all those superstitious stuff but Ikuto doesn’t and thinks it’s just some prank. In the end, even with the other’s futile attempts to rid of the ghost, it becomes depress because Ikuto is in denial of its existence. Haha! So Ikuto just tells it not to be mean and such and the ghost leaves happily. It’s Yukino’s turn in episode 5 as she enlists Ikuto’s help along with Suzu and the other animals to search for her missing Kuma Kuma. Okay, so all the bears in the forest looks the same (just like that killer mushroom case) and poor Ikuto gets whacked (with reason or not) from the wrong bears. Soon Ikuto learns of Kuma Kuma’s unique crescent shape marking and how Yukino grows up close with Kuma Kuma. We also learn that Ikuto has acrophobia when he and Yukino is trying to cross a run-down bridge high up. As expected the bridge collapses but Kuma Kuma appears in time to save them. Looks like because Kuma Kuma is also searching for them, they missed each other while they’re on the move. In the end, it’s here which Ikuto finally somehow understands what the animals are talking. Still in denial, though he gradually comes to accept it. But how come this doesn’t apply to Tonkatsu? Well, even Suzu says that that’s the way it speaks and what it says is just anybody’s guess. In other words, Suzu doesn’t really know what it says. Must’ve been lucky all this time to understand what it says, huh.
 
An earthquake causes the entire island’s hotspring to dry up in episode 6. Wow. It must be a real huge system if it’s going to a supply such huge amount of water to the entire island. So Ikuto has to go help fix the system along with Suzu, Rin and Yukino, after getting some lecture from the girls that personal hygiene is important. Of course, how do you think the girls stay so pretty and beautiful. Haha. So the gang reaches a well supposedly to clear the dirt which has been blocking it. However another earthquake causes Ikuto and Suzu to fall deeper inside. Suzu is injured and Ikuto carries her on his back to find another way out. They walk through the caverns of a seemingly underground river till they reach a dead end but notices an opening high up. Ikuto also spots some big rock which is clogging the entire systems and tries to break it with a tiny rock in hand. Is that possible? That’s going to take ages. Well, don’t say impossible to this kid. But that knocking seems to wake up some sea creature. Is it Loch Ness’s Nessie? It doesn’t look happy. Okay, maybe because of the water pressure, that huge rock finally breaks but the current is pulling them in. Luckily Ikuto manages to save her and they come bursting out of the well on a geyser just when a worried Rin decides to jump in to save them. In the end, the system is fixed and Ikuto relaxes himself in a hot bath back home. Well, since Suzu comes in with a towel, it isn’t that bad, until she loses it. Now the bath is tainted with blood. Blood bath, literally. I wonder what’s that sea creature anyway. It did pass by Ikuto while he’s trying to save Suzu during that strong current but nothing more.
 
In episode 7, Ikuto learns that Suzu’s master is a twin tail cat named Shima Tora who is also the leader of the southern region. You see, this island is divided into 4 sections and each section has its own fearful leader, like how Pandaro is the eastern leader. So Shima Tora is asking Suzu and Ikuto’s help in a battle who’ll determine the next leader for the southern region. Yup, it’s a battle of cats vs dogs. In addition, Machi and Ayane has gone to the dogs… side, that is. The first side to paint a moustache on the opponent’s leader wins. As expected, lots of crazy and frenzy action ensues before the cats win when Shima Tora dresses up as Tonkatsu as a decoy. In the 2nd part, the gang decides to go see the sakura blooming trees, which is on the northern tip of Airantou. Of course, Machi comes up with her schemes to be with Ikuto during the journey and looks even though the rest are suspicious, she really does make it look genuine. Ikuto’s going to experience a different kind of fear. After trekking for some time, they come across the northern leader, a scar-faced tiger named Taiga. However, Taiga claims that he isn’t the northern leader because somebody else has beat him and lets them through. In the end, they all manage to reach the sakura tree and watch how it blooms beautifully. Then as they decide to head back, Ikuto realizes he’s being played for again by Machi when the duo trekked by through some dangerous cliffs while the rest take a smooth ride on the dolphin’s back home. Hey, why in the first place didn’t they use this method?
 
As part of Chikage’s plans to study Ikuto, in episode 8, she invites him and Suzu to her large western style mansion. We also find out that she has a gentle pink elephant, Panako, as her maid. Chikage tries various outfit which causes Ikuto to nosebleed. Why is she doing it? She read from a men’s magazine washed up ashore that’s how people dress up. Soon she brings them to her basement and shows them various inventions from Ikuto’s world washed up on Airantou. She must be an avid collector. Since Ikuto is familiar with these things, he amazes the girls by telling them what they are and how it functions. Because it’s already late, they have to stay for the night and Chikage took the liberty to cook some dinner. Unfortunately, though Chikage’s an excellent inventor, she’s a terrible cook. Uh huh. That octopus is still alive girl. And Ikuto isn’t your guinea pig. Oh wait. Maybe to her he is one. Finally, Chikage makes some curry which Ikuto enjoys it. After dinner, they have to take a bath. Yeah, all part of Chikage’s plans to study them. She also thinks Suzu’s breasts are one of the largest on the island. So as Chikage hides underwater in the bath to observe, Panako comes in and offers to wash Ikuto’s back. Panako then jumps into the bath but lands on Chikage. I hope she’s not that heavy. you know how heavy and elephant calf weights, right? Later when Ikuto and Suzu tugs in for the night, Suzu is mad that he didn’t allow her to bath with him but gave the green light for Panako. Well, I guess if she’s an animal, there won’t be any nosebleeds. Besides, who ever freaks out when their pet animal comes to bath with them. But Suzu’s still pretty adamant in wanting to bath together with him. Though she isn’t a pervert, I felt that this made her sound like one.
 
Feels like a rotation system because it’s Rin’s turn to get a little of the spotlight in episode 9. Rin invites Ikuto to help her with a construction project as part of her plans to impress him. Well, if Mikoto’s there, then I guess it’s going to be a pain. Yeah, she’s telling Ikuto to stay away from Rin or else. But Rin just landed a kick on her. So Ikuto and Suzu stayed at Rin’s place and the next day Rin’s young mom who’s trying to set Ikuto and Rin up tells that guy that this is part of some training to train himself up. Mikoto decides to add fuel to the fire by telling Suzu how close Ikuto and Rin are but that dense girl don’t even know what love is. So as the gang tries to construct the house, Mikoto tries to obstruct Ikuto and makes him fail in whatever he does. The duo is like in some heated battle with each other so much so the house is completed in no time. People, no matter how competitive you are, don’t try this anyhow. Rin too tries to impress Ikuto but her clumsiness foils everything. Besides, Ikuto is too focused on beating Mikoto so I don’t he’d notice anyway. By the end of the day, they celebrate and Rin’s mom blurts out how Rin and Ikuto should get married while she’s drunk, to Rin’s horror. When Suzu and Ikuto return back to their home, Suzu wonders that love thing Mikoto told her earlier on. Still can’t comprehend it? Yeah, she’s even having trouble pronouncing it.
 
Episode 10 is a little heartwarming episode. Since it’s raining, the whole island takes this opportunity to rest. Ikuto notices Suzu depressed look, not to mention her change in personality. Where has that positive energetic girl gone too? While most of this episode sees how the bored gang are faring back at their home, mainly Ikuto finds out about Suzu’s late mom. Each time it rains, Suzu is always reminded of her, especially of the song her mom used to sing to her when she was young. Also something about how Suzu’s mom wanted Suzu to marry the man of her dreams and wear her wedding dress. But I suppose we can’t really leave these 2 alone because there’s a moment whereby their face was so close in a way you may think they’re going to kiss, the other girls showed up. Actually because they had nothing to do, they bumped into each other (what coincidence) and decide to come here (what coincidence too). But Ikuto thinks that the girls didn’t come over coincidentally but to give Suzu some company. It’s like being part of her family or something like that. So after some bath and meal, the girls left and the duo are together as they chat a little more.
 
Suzu gets a fever in episode 11, so Ikuto plans to bring some ice from the island’s highest mountain peak (I later found out it was called Mt Fuji. I was wondering why they didn’t call the island Honshu or Hokkaido too). Ikuto along with Yukino, several of her animals and Yukino’s mom, Kagami, took a journey there. Hmm… Kagami looks so petite and young. So we all know where Yukino gets her stature from. Uh huh, not to mention her childish nature. It’s all in the genes. Once again, Ikuto has to overcome his fear of heights as they trek high up on the mountain and face various obstacles like a stormy blizzard, slippery roads and not to mention snow fights. Can’t resist one, can’t they. Ayane and Machi even decides to tag along but is more of a burden than anything else. Uh huh, another one of Ayane’s fantasies whereby she gets to warm up Ikuto with her naked body. Anyway, Ikuto manages to take a cart worth of snow and ice but going down is more dangerous. He did slip and nearly fell to his death but the others came tumbling down and created a snowballing effect. Though they manage to reach ground level safely, the ice is melting fast and Ikuto needs to hurry. Why didn’t he thought of using Taka Taka’s flight in the 1st place? Yeah, scared of heights issue. Anyway with no time left, Taka Taka carries Ikuto all the way back to Suzu. But upon reaching, the snow has already melted to palm size. But good news is, Suzu has recovered and is well. So what was that excursion all for? Bad news is, now it’s Ikuto’s turn to catch a fever. Must’ve caught it from that snowy adventure. Ah, just rest the good old fashion way and drinks lots of water.
 
Is Machi really serious in learning how to cook? Well, in episode 12, Ayane ticks her off by saying that since she’s no good in cooking and doesn’t do any housework (because scheming Machi always uses Ayane to do her part or disappears whenever it’s her turn), she decides to learn some cooking lessons from Chikage and Rin. Erm… Chikage’s place looks awfully messy while at Rin’s place, Machi’s scaring the wits out of everybody with her slicing the fish with the knife comments. Sounds like a horror movie. Soon Machi invites Ikuto, Suzu and Ayane for dinner but the trio are being warned by Rin not to go to Machi before collapsing. Well, if it’s Machi they’re talking about, I’m sure it’s enough to make them turn around but a spirit Machi summoned, forces them to enter her house. Feels like a horror movie now. While waiting, the trio hear sounds from the kitchen worse than those in an abattoir or butcher’s place. Furthermore, the food that comes out looks… disgusting and unappetizing. Zero points for presentation. It’s really out of this world. More like not for this world. I guess Ikuto has to be a man and has to take the first bite but surprisingly, it tastes delicious. It goes to show that you can’t judge a book by its cover. But better watch what you say because Ikuto in his delight promises how he can finish up all this delicious meal. With that, Machi continues bringing out more dishes and forces them to eat it all or else. Ugh. If the plants here are giant size, what are the chances that the sea creatures are too. Better eat your words now. Woah! Bloated! Oh the torture.
 
It’s Tonkatsu’s birthday in episode 13 and Suzu’s trying hard to make some tofu but flops. In order to keep Tonkatsu from knowing, Suzu enlists the help of a chicken, Karaage, his and family to keep Tonkatsu at bay. But mainly here, Ayane discovers a photo which Ikuto left behind in his notebook. A picture of a cute girl wrapping herself around Ikuto’s arms. Ayane comes to a conclusion that this girl must be his girlfriend. The other girls also heard of this and decides to take advantage by cheering up Ikuto. Uh huh, like Yukino puts too much make up and looks horrible. Yeah, that wild imagination of Ayane’s is so dramatic. Airantou Live? Dream on girl. Suzu later finds out that Ikuto has left her a note saying that he has gone out to sea. Is he trying to leave the island again? Suzu fears the worse and rushes there. She manages to catch up and finds out that Ikuto’s just trying to send a message bottle. The other girls show up and tell him to forget about his ex-girlfriend (jealous selfish girls they are) but Ikuto says that the girl in the pic is his little sister, Misaki. Phew. Less 1 competition, if you know what I mean. Plus, it’s Misaki’s birthday too and Ikuto wants to send at least a birthday message. So after the gang made some tofu which looks like Tonkatsu itself and Tonkatsu gulps it down happily, Suzu and Ikuto rides of Sashimi’s back as Ikuto throws the bottle message as far as he could. And that last scene seems to indicate perhaps the 2 had feelings for each other because they’re like almost hugging each other like lovers but didn’t say anything. But we all know deep down, right? By the way, the ending theme for this episode is ‘special’ because it features Tonkatsu singing the entire song. Pu pu pu pu pu pu pu…
 
A mysterious thief is stealing food from the homes on Airantou in episode 14. Due to circumstances, evidence points to Machi. But Machi says she’s not the one. Ikuto and the gang turn detective to track down the thief and Machi joins them for personal vendetta. But it seems the thief is slippery as an eel. Then Ikuto hears someone in the bath and goes to have a look. Nosebleed! Who’s that girl? What’s she doing in the bath? Because it’s too bloody, that girl too faints. Once she comes to, she introduces herself as Mei Mei and was recently washed ashore. However, Mei Mei has a very shy complex so much so she has fear of meeting people face to face (so how is this different). However she denies about stealing any food and says that it may be her friend Touno, whom she hasn’t met since she got washed ashore. Suzu and Ikuto decides to hide Mei Mei from Machi because since the latter has been made a scapegoat, she won’t be listening to reasons. Um… Mei Mei has an uncanny way to hide herself. I mean, she disguises herself in various costumes to blend into the surroundings like a tree stump. Eventually, the thief has been caught and it’s revealed to be a kappa! What in the world? Because Ikuto doesn’t believe in myths, he resigns to the fact that this kappa is just a turtle, pissing it off. Machi is going to take her grudge out on it when Mei Mei comes between them and pleads not to hurt her friend Touno as she asks for forgiveness. Ah, I see the kappa is her buddy. But as Machi is ready to forgive Touno and even sticks out her hand for it to shake as forgiveness, Touno bites it. Oh oh. Back to square one. Back to fighting. Even so, I can’t believe that Machi is losing to that mischievous kappa. It’s like she’s no match for it. In the end we see Mei Mei and Touno apologizing to Obaba for all the trouble that they’ve caused. Looks like Mei Mei is here to stay and I suppose should be part of the ‘harem’.
 
I think Mei Mei is pretty much comfortable with Ikuto and Suzu and Rin helps build a house for her near Suzu’s in episode 15. But Mei Mei is still having problems interacting with the other girls on Airantou, so Ikuto and Suzu tries to cheer her up and give her some advice into adapting to life here. We also hear Mei Mei’s story on how she met Touno. She accidentally smashed some shrine and released Touno who was sealed years ago by some monks. Since the current river is so polluted, they decided to find a new 1 to dwell. The rest of the episode sees how Mei Mei’s shyness forces her to dress in some weird outfits, like a fiercesome bear (this is how a REAL bear should look like), scaring poor Yukino away. Maybe it’s too real rather than her cute Kuma Kuma. Because Ayane wasn’t in the previous episode’s thief chasing incident, she gets to know from Machi that the island has a new resident and proceeds to go see them. When Ayane spots Touno, this immediately brings back horrible memories as she starts to panic. Yup, Ayane is afraid of kappas because it scared her very much while she was young. Touno is intrigued to know that there’s another kappa existed and chased Ayane throughout the island, pestering Ayane to tell it more about the kappa she met. But Ayane’s freaking out so much that she won’t be able to hear a thing. Later, the gang finds out that the cause of Ayane’s kappa phobia was because Machi used to dress up as 1 and scared her. Uh huh. Machi enjoys seeing her little sister freaking out. Sadistic.
 
In episode 16, Pandaro is seeking revenge as he heads towards the western region because he had lost. Meanwhile, Shima Tora comes to warn Suzu and Ikuto about this. It seems Pandaro wants to get his revenge on the person who defeated him, which is Touno! Yeah, Pandaro is already at Mei Mei’s doorstep but when he sees how cute Mei Mei is, he decides to take her instead (isn’t that kidnapping) and forgets about the duel with Touno. Shima Tora appears in time for some action but Pandaro manages to escape with Mei Mei. Soon Pandaro come across Taiga, who has come to take back the 1 who defeated him, to the northern region. By that time, the gang manages to catch up and Taiga claims that the 1 who defeated him was Mei Mei! Uh huh. It’s just some lucky fluke by Mei Mei and Taiga’s at the wrong place at the wrong time. In Mei Mei’s shyness while trying to get away, she accidentally made a huge rock come crashing down on Taiga. I guess that’s the part where Taiga said he’s no longer the northern leader several episodes back. Before Pandaro could run away further, Taiga defeats him for good. However Ikuto tells Taiga to leave Mei Mei alone. Taiga wonders if Ikuto desires Mei Mei that much and challenges him to a 1-on-1 duel with the winner keeping Mei Mei. Taiga seems to have the upperhand, beating up Ikuto real good but the kid is pretty stubborn and not giving up. Another round of nosebleeds when Taiga’s slash accidentally rips off almost the strategic places of Suzu and Mei Mei’s clothes. That’s Ikuto’s noseblood in Taiga’s face. A mysterious shadowy figure appears and uses this opportunity to tell Ikuto Taiga’s weak spot, which is between his twin tail (at the butt?). Ikuto takes this chance to strike Taiga down in 1 blow. Taiga admits defeat and heads back to the north. While on his way, that mysterious shadowy figure says how Taiga did this to boost Ikuto’s confidence by letting him hit him but Taiga shrug it off. Hey, doesn’t that shadowy figure looks like that chicken Karaage? While Mei Mei apologizes to Ikuto for the cause of their fighting, Suzu feels a little worried as she notices how close Mei Mei has gotten to Ikuto. That Pandaro still hasn’t gotten over Mei Mei and plans to abduct her again but it seems Pandaro’s wife finds out about it… Uh oh.
 
Chikage decides to play magician and become some sorceress in episode 17 when she finds and activates some magic book spell. The next morning, the whole has turned topsy turvy in terms of appearances. Animals become handsome or pretty human beings while the ladies become some sort of animal. Well not really, they still have that human form but just have extra animal features. Like Suzu has cat ears and tail, Ikuto becomes a dog, Ayane a rabbit, Yukino a bear, Mei Mei a monkey. You get the idea. Woah! Tonkatsu is a real pig and Touno is super sexy! Suzu and Ikuto concludes that this must be Chikage’s work and goes to confront her but she seems to be having fun and doesn’t want to stop. Because Ikuto doesn’t believe in magic, Chikage tries hard to convince him by doing all those magician tricks we see on tv. While trying to stop Chikage, the book she had in her hand accidentally fell to reveal a marshmallow-like Genie, Makun. This is better than an ordinary genie because Makun can grant 7 wishes! That’s a lot. Of course with the abundance of wishes, the gang makes silly and useless wishes, wasting it all away. So it’s down to 3 wish. As Suzu wishes for Chikage to be captured, Chikage makes a wish to be freed. So that’s 1 more to go. Everybody starts fighting over what the last wish should be when Machi appears and wishes for a cup of tea. Granted. Argh! There goes all their hopes of turning back to normal. Chikage decides to continue with her other magic experiments when a beautiful blonde girl (whom Ikuto and Suzu bump on their way but wasn’t sure who it was) shows up and beats the crap out of Chikage because she didn’t clean her room up. This pretty thing is Panako! OMG! With that, the book is destroyed and the spell is broken. Everyone returns back to normal. As for Ikuto, he wakes up the next morning thinking that the weird events was just a dream. Better for him to be in denial.
 
A new character is introduced in episode 18 and this time is Shinobu, Mikoto’s sister with exceptional sword skill. I find it weird that this lady has a little cow called Beef Jerky as her sidekick. Here, Shinobu decides to challenge Ikuto (as oppose to Mikoto’s naughty letter saying that Ikuto has a blind date) after hearing rumours that he’s the strongest person on this island (thanks to Shima Tora). But Ikuto refuses to give in to her demands and ignores her. Well, Shinobu’s pretty stubborn and keeps pestering Ikuto. That is, until Ikuto has enough of nosebleeds (ahem ahem. By accident of course) in which he decides to undergo some basic sword training under Karaage. Besides, Shinobu has a bad sense of direction, meaning she gets lost easily. Hmm… Perhaps the reason why she didn’t make her appearance earlier in the series. Anyway, match day arrives and Shinobu is dressed in a gothic dark dress (thanks to Chikage) as the other girls arrive and become spectators. Shinobu uses her cloning technique and seems to have the upperhand over Ikuto. The match ends when Shinobu is going to deliver the final blow but trips. Ikuto’s reaction is to catch her but his hands grasps her breasts. Ulala. Shinobu is ‘paralyzed’ and admits defeat though Ikuto says it’s just a misunderstanding. Blush blush. Erm… I’m not too sure, but is Shinobu falling for Ikuto? Maybe not. Because the next day, we see her pestering Ikuto to be her master and wants him to train her. And Suzu thought she’d be able to get rid of her once and for all with that duel. More fuel to jealousy.
 
Episodes 19-20 feels like a novel mystery as we see Chikage as a fan of one, a famous villain called Beniyasha whose author is unknown. Here, the gang are being invited to a hotspring run by a lady named Sakuya. Funny thing is, Sakuya’s a robot. Uh huh, when she bowed, her head fell off. What harem animes would be complete without the android female. Furthermore, Sakuya did mention that she came to this island a long time ago. Meaning to say, such advanced technology existed way back then! Ikuto seems to believe this more, which pisses of Touno (whom Ikuto still denies as a turtle). Of course the girls have their intentions to bath with Ikuto but knows he wouldn’t let them in. Chikage comes up with a plan so that they could do so but she overhears Ikuto and Sakuya’s conversation how it was somebody else named Beniyasha, which invited them to the hotspring and not Sakuya herself. With that, Chikage declares this to be some mystery. I don’t really understand this part because Chikage did mention something similar to this ever happening in the novel. That night, the gang heard screams from Chikage and rushes to the scene. We see Sakuya immediately going into combat mode. Uh huh. She’s packed with loads of arsenals coming out from her body! Anyway, it was just Shinobu. She got lost on her way to the hotsprings. Later, Ayane decides to have the advantage by beating everybody to bath with Ikuto and goes into the bath first. What she thought was Ikuto, turned out to be Beniyasha! ARGH! Her screams was enough to make Ikuto come running in. It must be horrible because Ikuto too screamed. Sakuya then comes running in only to see the whole area covered with blood! Oh no! Is Ayane dead? Actually, it’s Ikuto’s nosebleed. Phew. They had me there for 1 second. When Ayane comes to, she was going to tick off Ikuto but suddenly felt itchy throughout her body. Beniyasha then appears before them.
 
Beniyasha confirms that he was the one who sent the invitations and that he has the antidote to cure Ayane’s itchiness. If Ikuto wants the antidote, he must catch him and soon disappears. Back at the inn, everyone still wants a piece of Ikuto so Chikage comes up with a plan to leave a note telling Ikuto which room he wants to spend the night with. I guess the girls are excited about it. Later Beniyasha puts forth his mischievous plan as Shinobu become his 1st victim. Yup, she passes out after she can’t take the tickling while being strapped to some chair. Next is Mei Mei but the shy girl is suddenly so bold and is all over Ikuto. Uh huh. Beniyasha put some Horny Mushroom Potion on her. What the? Then it’s Yukino’s turn. But Ikuto arrives in time, causing Beniyasha to spill some liquid and when Yukino wakes up, to her horror she thinks she has wet the bed. Next is Rin. Oh wait. It’s just Mikoto molesting Rin. Better let them be. Finally the chase ends on the rooftop but Beniyasha knows Ikuto is afraid of heights and tells him it’s impossible to beat him. Since Beniyasha said that taboo word, Ikuto gets pissed off and charges at him. Beniyasha then tosses the antidote which made Ikuto change his path. Though Ikuto manages to get hold of the antidote, he’s falling to his death. Sakuya arrives in time to catch him by her arms. Unfortunately, her arms fell off. But it was enough to break Ikuto’s fall, though the landing still hurts. Beniyasha then laughs before flying away in a giant kite. Ikuto gives chase but it was just a decoy. The real Beniyasha is still up on the roof. Just then Chikage comes up to him and it’s revealed that Beniyasha is Chikage’s mom. Wah. Another young looking mom, which looked so much like her daughter. Chikage’s mom is quite impress with Ikuto. The next day, we see her continuing her novel on Beniyasha. So this mother-daughter pair was the mastermind behind everything.
 
Ayane is looking for Machi because the latter’s neglecting her duties in episode 21 so much so Ayane accidentally knocks over a statue and breaks a seal of a mischievous racoon. Yeah, that racoon is somewhat stuck in a kettle. The racoon has the ability to change its appearance and it loves to play pranks on the inhabitants with its new found freedom. Thus the gang have to catch and seal it back before it causes more havoc. But telling it apart can be difficult because the racoon does look like the real thing. Only way to tell is its protruding belly. Which means Ikuto has to experience more nosebleeds. While the racoon runs riot with its pranks and staying a step ahead of everyone, we also find out that Rin likes to dress in pretty clothes when no one is looking. So of course the gang misinterprets when they caught Rin dressing up. Rin’s feeling so violated. Eventually their attempts are futile and are on the verge of giving up. Suzu notices how words like ‘impossible’ and ‘can’t do it’ doesn’t make Ikuto snap and he’s just cool about it. Suzu seizes the opportunity to capture the racoon and Machi soon seals it for good. The girls compliment Suzu for her sharpness and says it must’ve been 1 of the benefits of staying with Ikuto, making Suzu blush. Just when they found the real Ikuto tied up in a crater, Ayane and Machi decides to ‘check’ whether he’s the real thing or not (evil perverted smirk on their faces). Another round of chase. And when they cornered him, Machi plays dirty by shoving Ayane aside, causing her to break that racoon’s statue seal again.
 
In episode 22, Yukino gets hold of a legendary blue bird’s feather while taking a walk with her animals. While Ikuto is busy practising, this causes Suzu to feel ‘left out’ (more like jealous) and leaves. She bumps into Yukino who tells her about the feather. With that, Yukino drags Suzu along to find the bird to prove that what she saw earlier is true. During the search, Yukino spots a fat ugly grey bird, but thinks it’s cute and wants to grab it. Of course that bird tries to escape (see, being fat doesn’t help) and manages to fly away. However as the duo chased it, they fell into a deep ravine and are trapped. Furthermore, it’s raining and Suzu has injured her leg. Some chat between the 2. I wonder how Suzu fit all those large chestnuts in her clothes. I can’t really say that’s what make her breasts so big. Haha. Just joking. Ikuto realizes Suzu hasn’t come back yet and goes to Kagami’s house to find that Yukino too hasn’t come home. So he starts searching for them. Ikuto manages to find them because that legendary blue bird appears and leads him to the ravine and Suzu never gave up calling out Ikuto’s name (the place must be real echoey. How can Ikuto hear in all that rain noise?). We also see that the blue bird transforms back to that ugly fat grey bird. I don’t really understand this part or the meaning of the grey bird disguised as the blue bird and this will be the last viewers will ever see it. Ikuto and the other girls pulls Suzu and Yukino out with their hand-made contraption. Ikuto carries Suzu on the way back and chides her for not telling him that she’s hurt. Plus, he didn’t mind since they’re family, which made Suzu happy. Ikuto also wishes how he could stay on like this forever.
 
Suzu really hates studying. Everytime when she has to go to school, she runs off somewhere else. Probably that’s why her maths suck. I didn’t know that Ikuto could teach. But probably to the lack of MAN-power, he and some of the girls do conduct some lessons on Airantou. Anyway because of Suzu’s hate of studying, in episode 23, Ikuto and the gang comes up with a plan to ‘bring’ Suzu to school. Like taking a different and longer route is actually the way to school. Eventually, Suzu knows what’s happening and runs away again. Wow. Suzu and Ikuto can really run long distance. Woah! She’s acrobatic like a monkey, jumping from tree to tree. Must be real desperate. Kids, don’t be like her in terms of running away from school. Eventually Ikuto manages to catch Suzu by tickling her foot when she thought Ikuto has been knocked out when she accidentally landed on his head. Even so, Suzu is mad because she thinks she shouldn’t be forced to do something she doesn’t want and that everyone just wants to make fun of her. But Ikuto says that everybody doesn’t think so and that they’re doing this because they want to spend time and be with her. Though Ikuto manages to persuade Suzu to come to school, everyone welcomes her but it seems Suzu has to undergo lessons by Chikage since her level is too ‘different’. Partly Chikage has her own experimenting agenda. And Suzu thought she could get some lessons from Ikuto. I’m sure she learned a lot today. But the end sees a message bottle drifting closer to the island. Must be some turning point since the series is near its end.
 
What are the chances a message bottled thrown at sea is replied in a short period of time? Well, it seems Ikuto has got a letter from Misaki the same way in episode 24. Isn’t that effective? Suzu picks up the bottle thinking it was Ikuto’s earlier message but when Ikuto opens and reads it, to his horror, he realizes that his sister is lost at sea after an accident (just like how she lost herself in that long winded letter! I wonder how she got the time to write it all down if she was in trouble). Ikuto decides to go out to sea to look for his sister and once again futile attempts to leave the island. Yeah, even the other girls tried to help him like using some giant slingshot. Then there’s Machi’s idea of the soul leaving the body but with a price that Ikuto must marry her. Ikuto’s real desperate to agree. But since Ayane wouldn’t allow it, she whacks Ikuto during the process and sends his soul right back into his body. Ayane’s going to face some retribution. It’s Chikage’s turn to come up with an idea. Yeah, that Makun genie is back. But this time he only gives 1 wish. Cheapskate. Ikuto’s slip of the tongue makes his wish ungranted. Yeah, he was thinking so many wishes and thought aloud "That’s not what I want". Uh huh, Makun granted that wish. Nothing, that is. Bummer. While Ikuto is depressed, Suzu is in a dilemma whether to help Ikuto off the island or not because she does want Ikuto to stay by her side. Forever. Obaba says there’s 1 way to leave the island, and that’s some thunderstorm tidal wave which comes by once in 100 years and washes everything out from the island. How convenient. It seems that time has nearly come. In addition, the storm is like a double-edge sword as not only it could make 1 leave, but could kill those who attempts it. So Obaba wants Ikuto to go and make a prayer to the Sea Dragon God so that his journey will be blessed, or else Obaba won’t even allow him to leave the island. However, Obaba says if Ikuto is to leave the island, Suzu will have to part with him. Is she ready for that? But Suzu seems to support Ikuto to leave the island, saying that worrying for his sister is natural. Though Ikuto is sceptical, he has no choice. While Suzu tells Ikuto how to get to the Sea Dragon God’s lair, the other girls are eavesdropping and with their ‘evil eyes’ they scheme not to let Ikuto leave the island. Can’t let the only guy leave, right?
 
The 1st step is to obtain a key to the Sea Dragon God’s lair located on the snowy top of Mt Fuji. As Ikuto and Suzu start their journey, we see Rin, Yukino and Chikage made a large maze to delay their journey. Since Suzu’s a mame daifuku ‘slave’, she fell for it and they both entered the maze. Of course, Rin pitied Ikuto getting lost and already put up some signs. Defeats the purpose, right? Chikage then unleashes some giant ball which smashes and flattens everything, including themselves. Pity Ayane. Thought Ikuto and Suzu has gotten out of the maze, they now have to face the 4 region leaders, as they have a duty to protect the Sea Dragon God. First up is Taiga. But Mei Mei and Touno appeared and the fight got interrupted (Taiga tripped on Mei Mei’s butt?). So off Taiga goes to hunt the one who defeated him. Again. Next is Pandaro, who’s been bribed by Machi to do so. But Shinobu appears and is mad that Ikuto left her out on some secret training and proceeds to take on Pandaro herself. Best to let them be. Next is Shima Tora. Something like Ikuto needs to spot which of the clones is the real 1 and he notices it with that fake tail thing. Finally high on Mt Fuji, the face the supposedly unknown eastern leader and the strongest of the 4. To Ikuto’s surprise, it’s Karaage. Suzu meant to tell him, but it seems she hasn’t got the time. So a battle between man and chicken (Karaage taunting that impossible and give up word to him) before Ikuto and his attitude assures him of victory with that hand changing sword technique. Karaage admits defeat, notes how Ikuto has become stronger and gives the duo the key. As they take a boat to the lair, we see Ayane clinging on to the bottom of their boat. Taking the fight down to the wire?
 
They arrived at the shrine and walk down the slippery pathway in episode 26. Ayane who’s been following them reaches there first because she slides all the way down like a roller coaster ride. As Ayane plunges deep into the lake, Ikuto and Suzu starts praying before leaving. Because of the currents, Ayane grabs on to something, which is the Sea Dragon God’s whiskers and accidentally snaps it off! Uh oh. Say, isn’t this the Nessie creature back in episode 6? Must be. Anyway it’s furious! Ayane resurfaces and surprises the duo but manages to get out in time as the cave starts crumbling, blocking the entrance path. I wonder why Ayane is still holding on to the whiskers. Ayane tells the other girls how she prevented Ikuto from leaving but Obaba says how they should consider his feelings and not be selfish if they want to be with him. Ikuto is seen pushing a boat out to sea and a thunderstorm looms. Obaba and the rest comes along to stop him but Suzu stops them. Is it ok, even if it costs his life? Suzu rides on Sashimi’s back and pleads for Ikuto to come back. Ikuto is facing the mother of all whirlpools and just needs to get pass this one. Suzu desperately tries to grab Ikuto as they’re being sucked in. However, in the end, Sashimi only brings back Suzu. As for Ikuto, there is a probability that he has already gone pass the whirlpool. Obaba says that the Sea Dragon God doesn’t look pleased and Suzu rushed back there to pray again. Of course, Ayane had that guilty feeling and decides to help out with the other girls too. Ayane reattaches its whiskers to appease it. I wonder how it could be reattached just like that. The Sea Dragon God is calmed down and Ayane for once decides not to be selfish and wishes for Ikuto and Suzu’s wish to be granted.
 
Ikuto resurfaces in a calm sea and a light from the tiny opening of the clouds shines on him. It’s like being dead. Call it fate or convenience, we see several macho men paddling towards Ikuto as Misaki calls out his name. Relief to see her, Misaki proceeds to tell him how she went looking for him when she gets word that he got lost at sea. But she too got lost and when the accident occurred, she was drift ashore to an island filled with men only. An island called Airantou. So probably that’s where all the men vanished to! Anyway, the guys are good and decent as they did a pretty good job in taking care of Misaki. Lucky no perverts. Thing is, Misaki is thinking of staying on that island longer and wants Ikuto to come along. But Ikuto says that he wants to go back to his own Airantou as somebody important there is waiting for him. So off the men paddles back with Misaki as they promise to take good care of her. Ikuto soon gets caught in a whirlpool again. It’s a sunny day on the all-female Airantou as Suzu takes a stroll on the beach. It’s peaceful without Ikuto. Tonkatsu spots Ikuto lying on the beach as Suzu rushes to his side. In a way, you could say she’s glad. Just then Obaba announces a 2nd round of Catch-The-Groom-Hide-&-Seek Tournament and once again Ikuto has to start running from all those man-crazy woman. I guess the other girls are glad that he’s back and they won’t give up that easily. Yeah, the producers even had the cheek to introduce a new character at the end during the chase. Haha. Too late to make her appearance. Obaba says since Ikuto is quite familiar with the rules, she doesn’t need to explain it all again and could start right away! At least we know Mikoto won’t be in. Heh, less 1 competition. Hey, Shinobu’s still fighting Pandaro! She gets mad when Ikuto accidentally ‘defeats’ it while running away from the ladies, and thinks he has stolen her victory. Ah well, it’s better to be chased by lonely girls driven by their maternal instinct to get married rather than loan sharks driven by their material instinct to get back their money.
 
Overall, I could say that I enjoyed the whole series, though at times I feel that the jokes got a little too repetitious after a while. Though the end doesn’t seem that all bad, I felt it could’ve been better. I mean, Ikuto gets to see his sister again but they soon parted ways. Don’t they want to go back living together? Oh yeah, maybe they’ve found their new place to call home. Especially Ikuto, who doesn’t seem to see eye to eye with his dad. But Ikuto’s flashbacks about how the quarrel came about never came to known. Like many harem animes, the guy didn’t really choose which particular girl he wants to be with. But from things, I could say and most viewers would agree it should end up with Ikuto and Suzu. And it’s amazing despite Ikuto being a non-believer in superstitious things, he gets along pretty well on the island. Perhaps he’s hoping that it’s all a dream?
 
The voice acting is excellent and as mentioned, my favourite one is still Ayane, who is voiced by Saeko Chiba (Dokuro in Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan, Natsuki in Mai-HiME, Chika in Ichigo Mashimaro, Tsubasa in W~Wish). Yui Horie is the voice behind Suzu (Tohru in Fruits Basket, Eri in School Rumble, Siesta in Zero No Tsukaima, Tamami in Mahoraba) while Shizuka Itou does Chikage (Wilhelmina in Shakugan No Shana, Hinagiku in Hayate No Gotoku). Others include Rin by Ryoko Shiraishi (Hayate of Hayate No Gotoku, Kaede of Mahou Sensei Negima), Yukino by Shizuka Hasegawa (Yutaka of Lucky Star, Tomohane of Inukami), Machi by Mikako Takahashi (Rushuna in Grenadier, Ayako in Mamoru-kun Ni Megami No Suhukufuku Wo, Amy in Bakuretsu Tenshi), Mei Mei and Makun by Hitomi Nabatame (Yuuna in Maburaho, Miki in Muteki Kanban Musume, Nobue in Ichigo Mashimaro, Princess Feena of Yoake Mae Yori Iro Na ~Crescent Love~), Mikoto and Tonkatsu by Akeno Watanabe (Angela of Someday’s Dreamers, Haruka of Amaenaidayo) and Ikuto by Hiro Shimono (Sakauchi in Ghost Hunt).
 
With that, the characters are wacky enough to make the whole series amusing too. Though there are some minor characters like the Sea Dragon King and the mysterious blue bird which made me raise an eyebrow or two as to who they are actually. When an episode ends, there’ll be a little more screentime at the end. So don’t go switching off or turn the channel just yet. Besides, the next episode preview is just the title of the next episode and is located somewhere near the end during the end credits. Keep a sharp lookout for that. By the way, I also kinda noticed that the girls on this island has only 1 name. Meaning, they only have their first name and no family or surnames.
 
So if I’m ever washed away to an island filled with bishoujos, I think it beats being on an uninhabited island filled with unknown dangers. On second thought, maybe it won’t be such a good idea as I think I might abuse my ‘position’. Harem anime lovers should pretty much dream on for situations like that. That would probably be a much safer bet. Hmm… I’m thinking, doesn’t the Bermuda Triangle have almost the same circumstances?
 

Nagasarete Airantou