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Aaarrgghh matie, there be a master of the ocean currents on thar island you sees… find him and you may be gettin’ off this here cursed island. But don’t be reachin’ for your oars just yet lad, first you must find the key to the currents you sees – only then have you the power over the sea.

So where is this key? Where else but the summit of Fuji-yama? But heed caution, young Ikuto, for there are many terrible things that will stand in your ascent up the mountain.

- Suzu vows once again to help Ikuto in his search for some way to get off the island – naturally she’s doing it for the benefit of the man (as it should be)
- Not so fast, says the backup three of Rin, Chikage, and Yukino. They lay some mame daifuku along the path and bait Suzu into a… huge maze (Rin put it together just before). Let’s just forget for story’s sake that Suzu has some serious ninja skills and could prolly jump out of there.
- Well, it’s not quite a maze, as Rin has put signs pointing out the direction to the exit… cuz she didn’t want danna-sama to get lost. Whoops.
- They get to the door but it won’t open. Ayane busts in for no apparent reason.
- For more unreason, a giant ball about 30 times the size of the one in Indiana Jones is released onto the maze, crushing everything in its path, including Yukino, Rin, all of Yukino’s idiot animal buddies, and an oblivious Ayane. It’s about to crush IkuSuzu, but the tiger master (the one with the “weak spot” between his tails) smacks it away.
- But no, he’s not there to save them, but to stop them. He’s protecting the path to the key! He rushes them, ready to strike… then trips over Meimei’s incredible ass as she walks out to greet Ikuto, falling on her face after tripping over something.
- Some stuff happens and some conversation goes on here, but I’m too busy staring at Meimei’s skin-tight dress and what kind of epic fiber it’s made of. 30% polyester, 30% latex, and 150% sexy…
- Anyways, Meimei x Kappa somehow kick the tiger’s ass, so IkuSuzu move on to the next boss. It’s that useless panda who Ikuto holds his own against, until his crappy wooden stick gets broken by the panda’s enormous, menacing, Ron Jeremy-class claws. Shinobu pops out of nowhere and starts fighting the panda. Somewhere along the line, Machi tries to nail Shinobu, but the dart is repelled back and nails Machi in the forehead. Self-KO
- Next, it’s Suzu’s shishou, the little twin tailed cat. Suzu tells Ikuto to stand aside as she takes on the… eh, fake? Turns out the master is a fake, and so are the other couple hundred that surround them. Which one is the fake one? Ikuto does some quick male-exclusive thinking on his feet and picks out the real one. Next boss.
- They reach the summit and find the key, but before they can leave with it, a small shadow steals it. Uh oh, it’s the fourth and toughest master of them all – it’s the… the… chicken. That little bundle of KFC that lives outside their house is actually the final boss. And well, he fights like Yoda. No, I take that back, this chicken would whoop Yoda’s ass. The Fried is strong with this one.
- Ikuto’s “zettai muri” limit break gets triggered but it’s still not enough to beat the top cock aka king of cluck aka cajun extra frisky. It wasn’t until Suzu had to sacrifice her own body to block an attack from the roosterbooster aka golden nugget aka the real mcchicken that he gets pissed off and pulls out some slick move similar to the one in Ryan vs Dorkman 2. Boss defeated!
- Now with key in hand, Ikuto and Suzu row out to the island to meet their fate… or maybe just Ikuto’s sister. Who knows, let’s see a season 2 where they pull a Seto no Hanayome and ship the whole cast back to average-as-hell Japan.

- Amazing animation quality and great direction with the action sequences as well as camera angles. Some shows, you wonder what it would look like if they actually had some real budget thrown at it, but with Nagasarete, we seem to be getting all ends of the spectrum in these last few episodes. Either way, this was a great episode that had really really good art and animation. If every episode was done with this quality, we might’ve had something real special.

September 19, 2007 at 5:06 pm
21 comments »
  • September 19, 2007 at 5:12 pmVeeta

    The tiger got defeated again…. By Meimei…

  • September 19, 2007 at 5:44 pmaidouca

    Just one episode left…

  • September 19, 2007 at 5:59 pmthenightsshadow

    You’ve got to be kidding me.

    Ah well, Kaarage and Suzu…always a nice combination.

  • September 19, 2007 at 6:09 pmKiltMaster

    One key to rule them all………….

  • September 19, 2007 at 6:25 pmAL

    what’s the key for?

  • September 19, 2007 at 6:48 pmChicle

    The key is to help him get off the island. Somehow.

  • September 19, 2007 at 6:57 pmHarouki

    Dramatic increase in episode quality. Nice.

  • September 19, 2007 at 9:39 pmAlien

  • September 19, 2007 at 10:18 pmDarkniter

    so they finally defeat the 4 leader of the island and ikuto finally know the chicken is one of the leader…. i like the chicken style of move lol…
    but what is the key 4 anyway?

  • September 19, 2007 at 10:20 pmfurinyue

    next week is the last episode… but somehow.. i check the website they say they would end the series until the last character come out
    but looking at it i think episode 26 is not last episode coz miyuki (i guess) still haven come out and she also 1 of the main character…

  • September 19, 2007 at 11:12 pmHudson

    Man Ayane got jilted.

  • September 19, 2007 at 11:42 pmRemy

    Though I liked the episode, I’m a little upset how the anime sort of raped one of my favorite arc from the manga.

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  • September 20, 2007 at 12:04 amseeker4life

  • September 20, 2007 at 1:21 amMaimeDaifuku

    Finally, an episode with some meat…. no pun intended
    Although I like the whole story with Suzu and Ikuto, its just not fun without everyone

  • September 20, 2007 at 1:24 amTensai Otaku

    Very nice animation !!
    I love everything from square software….you ask me but it´s square-enix…..NO!!!
    For me there´s only the mighty powerfull SQUARE SOFTWARE SAMA!! T_T

  • September 21, 2007 at 4:26 amneKomimi

    Shucks…. It will almost end…. WAAAAAA…..

  • September 21, 2007 at 5:01 amSailor Enlil

    Lol @ Tiger Master tripping over Meimei’s raised butt.

  • September 23, 2007 at 11:08 pmJason

    I don’t know if they should send the whole cast back to Japan, maybe the main characters like Ikuto, with Suzu, Rin, Ayame, Machi, Yukino, Shinobu, Mei Mei and Chikage.

  • September 24, 2007 at 9:43 amGP

    mmmm Suzu, I really like her, and my #2 is Rin. But anyways, one more episode, come on season 2!

  • September 26, 2007 at 8:46 pmRyunatta

    well at least there was really no plot development at all(im being sarcastic) but seriuously they could have droped the maze part and save some budget for the suzu kiss ikuto sence…

  • October 5, 2007 at 6:34 pmmajor addiciton

    MeiMei’s butt ftw