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- Ikuto and Suzu arrive at the entrance to the cave of kairyuu-sama; Ayane follows them in with Solid Snake stealth, minus the cardboard box
- After a rather dramatic slip and slide sequence by Ayane, she attempts to wishjack IkuSuzu by going to see kairyuu-sama first
- Ayane’s plan ultimately backfires as her close encounter with the water dragon has her taking off a large portion of the dragon’s whisker. Shaved dragon = unhappy dragon
- The entrance to the cave collapses after they run out; back to the island, but at least Ayane has something to show for it
- Unable to get back to kairyuu-sama, Ikuto tries his hand at rowing into a bunch of whirlpools again. Suzu lets him go and prevents anyone from trying to stop him
- But not so fast, Suzu can’t let her man go just like that. Don’t go~~
- Both get sucked down the whirlpool, but Sashimi rescues Suzu. So where’s Ikuto?
- Suzu dives back down, into kairyuu-sama’s cave. Doesn’t work too well as she’s about to get sucked in
- Rin fishes her up, followed by Ayane jumping in and reattaching the decapitated whisker. Kairyuu-sama not mad anymore (think Nausicaa red/blue eyes)
- Cue corny “we’re all your friends, don’t try to do everything by yourself!” chat with Suzu
- Ikuto wakes up with some of Machi’s voodoo help – he’s in some weird ocean that’s strangely calm
- A boat of burly men row up. Eh, men?? Guess who’s on the boat with them – yep, its Misaki. She’s really damn cute and her voice is awesome
- Apparently she washed up on some island named “Airantou” populated by only men. They’re all really nice and the food is really good, so she wants to stay with them a bit longer. More on this later
- She asks Ikuto to join her – but holds a weak hand compared to a Suzu montage. Sry, I’m going back, Misaki, as he hops aboard the yellow inflatable and heads straight over (into) the whirlpool
- And washes up on stage, with a flustered and extremely relieved Suzu there to greet him
- And so we start once again with the big hide and see tournament, winner gets to take home Ikuto. Full circle – works nice here
- New character that talks slow and isn’t very genki (the one that looks like Misaki) is given some screen time with 30 seconds left in the episode

Thoughts

So how was that? All in all, I’d say it was a middle-of-the-road series that never got that bad and instead had some very bright spots along the way. As with many 26 episode series based on something with no plot, the episodes around the middle got boring and repetitive, but the studio really picked it up near the end and gave some excellent episodes – the two part beniyasha story was quite entertaining, as were the final two episodes.

As for the characters, they might have seemed generic but seemed interesting enough nonetheless – the thing is, the most generic and least interesting character was the main girl. Others will disagree with me on this, but I felt what made this series good was when there was some off-the-wall craziness that characters like Ayane, Machi, Chikage, and even Meimei provided, and all that just went emo when Suzu was the focus. There was, however, enough of a balance between that craziness and the Suzu friendship / romance side of things for the people who’d rather watch this show for that.

If I were to pin one thing wonky about this show, it’d be the inconsistent animation quality. The color palette was always rich and vibrant as expected of a tropical island, but sometimes there were these glaring rough patches of either choppy animation or weak character detail that would just spoil the entire episode for me.

I could get into the “what-ifs” of this show and how good it could’ve been, but suffice to say that it wasn’t a bad ride; started off quite good, then got rather boring, and had a great finish. Perhaps a 13 episode series may have been better suited?

-jaalin

September 27, 2007 at 12:24 am
62 comments »
  • September 27, 2007 at 12:25 amGintama

    .. it endded??

  • September 27, 2007 at 12:34 amHarouki

    Yare yare~

    So he still ends up stuck on the island? and all the men are back or something? No looks like that that banner is another race for the man. oh well at least Misaki’s with him

  • September 27, 2007 at 12:44 amGil

    Don’t tell me, Misaki trapped too?

  • September 27, 2007 at 12:47 amchris

    who’s the new character? from pic 36 is that misaki?

  • September 27, 2007 at 12:52 amAlien

    Good ending :)

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:02 amarigatou

    Before Ikuto would board the boat where Misaki (his younger sister is), he was swallowed again by the whirpool and hence returned to Airantou.

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:06 amfurinyue

    how about the another character who use bow look like misaki ??

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:08 amCypher

    Leaving your sister on a boat full of men is not a good idea.

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:09 amBROOKLYN otaku

    THERE IS NO ESCAPE, but why would you want to?

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:15 amShin

    Looks like another season might be on its way… or at least, OVAs…

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:22 amgolthin

    I don’t think he had a choice about leaving his sister there!

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:23 amRing

    oh yeah now this is an awesome ending!!!

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:33 amGil

    Her sister’s gotta be the cutest of all.

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:42 amHypernova

    “who’s the new character? from pic 36 is that misaki?”

    The thought of a reverse Airantou with Misaki generates images in my head that are wrong on so many levels. Especially when I feel this sinister vibe from the men in the caps.

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:42 amHypernova

    WTF wrong quote

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:44 amTerry-Kun

    lol im not even this far in the anime…im on ep 20…too lazy to even watch anymore…maybe i’ll start too xD Hope theres a second season…or ovas

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:53 amGenestarwind

    Many anime are ended this week^^

  • September 27, 2007 at 2:00 amChicle

    Err, wait, did Misaki go onto the island as well or is she stuck on the boat?

  • September 27, 2007 at 2:08 amNekozama

    Misaki was saved by those sorya sorya guys and ended up living with them ~
    Misaki has her own Airintao now (full of Men ahaha) and Ikuto went to his own Harem the island of Airintao (after knowing that Misaki is fine…with those men..(i feel sorry for Misaki for some reason ~) so they end up not together .. (Ikuto was invited to come with Misaki together live with the sorya sorya guys but why would he if he have his own harem island lol instead went back to that island where Suzu is waiting.. which end up Misaki left behind with those men (gang bang i guess) and Ikuto return with a dramatic effect yet ended up swallowed by the whirlpool (well what do you expect haha) and so a part 2 of the event who will end up Ikuto’s bride starts again

    … again i really feel sorry for Misaki (just can’t imagine a island full of men and 1 very cute young girl~ ahaha) Ikuto’s situation just reverse it haha

    well just love the quality of this ending ~

  • September 27, 2007 at 2:10 ammutio

    No, Jaalin said this girl isn’t Misaki.. New character in the final 30 seconds lol.
    Smells like second season is around (or at least OVA).
    I pity Ikuto, finaly out and then sucked back again. Even if he likes the folks on the island, I think thatn his wish to go back to his sister (cute *-*) is stronger ;)
    Can someone give me the ISBN of the Manga please? Can’t find it >.

  • September 27, 2007 at 2:25 amNekozama

    ^
    no, Big boobie is stronger than i mean Suzu than Misaki ehehe he never been sucked back errr actually yeah but on his own will…….. er actually not its just he wants to return but still leaving or returning to that island will always face the wrath of the whirlpool

    screenshot really mislead without summary ahaha

  • September 27, 2007 at 2:37 am~REM

    o0 GOOD nice ending! i was surprise by how they ended back to the island again Haha

  • September 27, 2007 at 2:39 amnamelessZERO

    I really want to see Nagasarete Airantou in Misaki version. fufufu*laugh*

  • September 27, 2007 at 2:50 amTenguPhule

    Lol, that new girl at the end is Michiru, introduced around vol 8 or 9.

    She’s a half-breed snow maiden girl (hence he tiredness during the chase in the heat).

  • September 27, 2007 at 2:51 amDarkniter

    wah!?! sh*t dam it…
    the boy go on an island call Airantou with girls….
    and the girl go on an island call Airantou with boys….

    so that where all the boys disappear too…
    and why they do not learn from ikuto and go into the whirlpool
    and go to the island Airantou with all girls XD
    den end of the old grandma worrying problem about marriage le…XD

  • September 27, 2007 at 2:54 amDarkniter

    2nd post:
    i wonder if the male in the island with all male have same personally
    with the female in the island with all girls…

    thinking toooo far….
    like seeing machi and 1 male both short, old, scary, and worry about marriage XD
    or like rin…a male with bad skill in carpeting but good in cooking….

    k i thinking too far from the manga and the anime too XD

  • September 27, 2007 at 3:07 amRemy

    Well…maybe those guys were…um…into each other more than girls. It’s obvious they were more than capable of building a boat and leaving whatever island they were on. I’m starting to think that there was probably a fall out between the guys and girls on the island with the guys choosing to sail away with each other, and Grandma just making up all that tsunami nonsense.

  • September 27, 2007 at 3:11 amDJ

    one boy in an island full of girls. Thats sounds ok. One girl in an island full of men… that sounds sangerous, and scary

  • September 27, 2007 at 3:49 amKyral

    I remember joking with a friend of mine about all the guys stranding on an diffrent island and that Ikutos sister somhow strands there too.

    And now this! Oo

  • September 27, 2007 at 4:33 amgolthin

    well, i watched the episode and my god! I can’t believe he left his cute sister with all those men, but thinking about it, it seems that they have not done anything to her. Of course now with Ikuto blessing I pity the girl! That is just HORRIBLE! I think Misaki wanted to go with Ikuto but the guys didn’t give her a chance!

  • September 27, 2007 at 4:33 amNekonori

    If that other female character wields a bow… it’s probably Michiru. Another female character from the manga, she appears a few chapters after Shinobu is introduced.

  • September 27, 2007 at 4:49 amgolthin

    the more i think about what ikuto did , the more disturbed i feel!

  • September 27, 2007 at 7:02 amNA

    yeah he could go with his sister…to watch her get gang banged by an island full of horny lumberjacks….OR an this is a big OR, he could go to his island of hot horny moe women an ravage some ass, over an over… plus keep in mind doesnt matter how cute she is thats his sister, HIS SISTER, cant hit that unless hes from the deep south, the very deep south

  • September 27, 2007 at 8:09 amdward

    If I’m Ikuto, I’ll at least drag my own sister along with me than leaving her on a boat of men. Seriously, you guys can’t blame me for having weird (and perhaps dirty) thoughts when I see a cute girl on a boat surrounded by a large group of faceless men!

  • September 27, 2007 at 8:22 amGP

    Well, I don’t know if this is in the manga also, or something the anime just came up with. If it IS in the manga then I can see how it’ll end at somepoint. With all the guys coming over where all the girls are and so on. And everyones all happy at the end. With Ikuto banging Suzu of course, cuz it’s pretty clear at this point who he likes anyways. Though I’d also have some Rin on the side, like, you know, for the weekends. kekekeke.

  • September 27, 2007 at 8:31 ampadfoot135

    eehh?? sooo that’s it… i was hopping for a more dramatic ending!! (-_-:)no season 2??

  • September 27, 2007 at 8:50 ampadfoot135

    woot round 2 of GRAB UR HUSBAN!! WOOOO WEEEE btw..wads the insert song name!! sounds realyl nice

  • September 27, 2007 at 9:07 amFate

    new character ?
    to be continue next season ?

  • September 27, 2007 at 9:30 amJayars

    Haven’t watch the episode yet, but whoa… a girl on an island full of guys… that sounds really depressing… Of course, if the guys are nice ppl, the yeah, it would probably be fine. But seriously… it is REALLY disturbing.

    http://randomc.net/image/Nagasarete%20Airantou/Nagasarete%20Airantou%20-%2026%20-%20Large%2028.jpg

  • September 27, 2007 at 9:36 amMayuna

    LOL, I wanted to be on that boat… XD It actually ended like this ._. XD No kiss…nothing? ;-; XD

    OMG PPL everyone who watches School Days. You really really have to see this. I don’t think anyone had this in mind o.O;;; I hope there will be a summary on this site soon O_O ahhh XD

  • September 27, 2007 at 10:52 ambj0rN

    Misaki in an island filled with guys… Kinky isnt it? =X

  • September 27, 2007 at 11:50 amHudson

    LOL SHE BROUGH AL LTHE MAN BACK!!! WHAT AN ENDING!!

  • September 27, 2007 at 11:53 amHudson

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:10 pmdrzero7

    Wait, so his sister ended up in an island full of males who wants to pregnant her? And he doesn’t care even if his sister became the ultimate slut?

  • September 27, 2007 at 1:14 pmCrest

    he has to rescue his sister!!!!… This has to have a second season!!!.. 1 girl on an island of men… thats alot more dangerous then ikuto on the island he was on..

  • September 27, 2007 at 3:16 pmJayars

    Hmm, seems like my comment did not appear as I wanted it to. Anyway, here’s another try:

    “We’re all good honest men! REALLY!”
    http://randomc.net/image/Nagasarete%20Airantou/Nagasarete%20Airantou%20-%2026%20-%20Large%2026.jpg

    “Who is it? Dammit, I thought I said ONE at a time!”
    http://randomc.net/image/Nagasarete%20Airantou/Nagasarete%20Airantou%20-%2026%20-%20Large%2028.jpg

    Yeah, the guys are really nice, and the food is good… plus they’ve got really nice smiles…. For some reason, I’m thinking of hansel and gretel, and I keep thinking of some song that starts with “I like big butts…”. Oh well, hope Misaki enjoy her stay at XY-Airantou, while Ikuto enjoys his XX-Airantou

  • September 27, 2007 at 3:36 pmgolthin

    @drzero7
    Wait, so his sister ended up in an island full of males who wants to pregnant her? And he doesn’t care even if his sister became the ultimate slut?

    Seems like that! What a brother! I thought a lot about him during the first 25 episodes, but that action just tell me he is either naive or a prick!

  • September 27, 2007 at 5:00 pmRyunatta

    soo like if theres a season 2 it would be filed with geting the men or geting the women on either island as well as suzu and ikuto together cause that was a cliffhanger ending

  • September 29, 2007 at 6:35 amDJ

    looks like there will be another season or a ova comming.
    LMAO full of mens. Too dangerous and scary

  • September 29, 2007 at 2:22 pmGaret

    @drzero7
    Wait, so his sister ended up in an island full of males who wants to pregnant her? And he doesn’t care even if his sister became the ultimate slut?

    Misaki has always had brother complex over Ikuto. I don’t think she would’ve commented them as “nice guys” if they had forced themselves on her, and neither would she had wanted to stay there a bit longer. If she was happy and insisted to stay, what can he do about it?

    I seriously don’t know what to say to those who immediately come to some dirty conclusions once they heard that she had been staying on an island with men.

  • September 29, 2007 at 4:18 pmMEEE

    LOL he’s still there…

  • September 29, 2007 at 7:08 pmmutio

    Mah, the ending is to open, wanna read the manga >.>
    Nobody knows where to get it pffffffff..

  • September 30, 2007 at 2:34 pmKekeke

    I hope you guys don’t mind but I was wondering about this chinese forum (HK based):

    http://www1.discuss.com.hk/archiver/?tid-3861249-page-32.html

    I just read something about someone posting on King Records (y’know, where the official “Nagasarete Airantou” webpage can be found, as well as Horie Yui and Shiraishi Ryoko’s official artist page) asking, “airantoun will have a 2nd season?”. Then from King Records.Ltd replied: “To our regret, the Nagasarete Airantou second season is not scheduled on our project plan”. Refer to the link I’ve posted above for the full posted message.

    I’m wondering if this info is legit or not, so can someone confirm about this one? If this is true, then they DO have plans on a 2nd season. :D

  • October 2, 2007 at 11:44 pmDm

    Yep, 13 episodes is the right amount for this show. Eps 3-18 + 21-24 were mostly filler, but some of it was enjoyable. It’s too bad we didn’t get an episode of that Misaki-lookalike girl; she seems interesting

  • October 7, 2007 at 3:20 ammajor addiciton

    1 female on an island full of males……hmm i wonder……..

  • October 8, 2007 at 2:30 pmFujitasenpai

    Anyone know the title of that insert song is?

  • October 11, 2007 at 4:49 pmFreedomaster

    second season?

  • October 14, 2007 at 4:18 pmkaku

    I’m glad ikuto went back to the island… seems like his kind of place now that he is friends with everyone…anyway this is a great ending!

  • October 29, 2007 at 3:42 amSeika

    > Wait, so his sister ended up in an island full of males who wants to pregnant her? And he doesn’t care even if his sister became the ultimate slut?

    Somehow I had the feeling, unlike in the female Airantou, those guys bows down and licks Misaki’s feet instead of chasing her around trying to rape her or something.

  • November 3, 2007 at 4:36 amHmm..

    Huhu… It’s end already.. i want season 2..!! >.

  • March 13, 2008 at 9:17 pmAndy

    Oh man… one “what-if” question I got is… What if Makoto from School days was on that island instead of Ikuto? I can imagine the island’s population going up insanely high with in the first few days… And really, would you entrust your hot/cute sister to large group of half-naked, horny, faceless group of men? Well, I guess if you want to imagine something dripping wet and totally naughty, then, uh… Yeah.

  • March 6, 2009 at 3:01 amkrys

    omg i wish wish wish there would be a second season all the very well made anime i’ve been watching are really good but end really quickly….i guess you could say im addicted to them D:!!!! I like rasario vampire and another one (both really perverted recommended though) i wish they would make a second season about the relation ship of suzu and ikatu (sorry if i spelled their names wrong) or atleast OVA’s T_T and id ont see why his sister and the men from the boat went back to te island with the girls they would have made it!! look he made it xD well please if anything comes up uhg ill cheak this site regularly!!!