What’s the show? ISLAND, Episode 2.
So we’re back on the titular ‘ISLAND’? What’s happening this episode? You know what, I really dig this show’s whole aesthetic and atmosphere—it’s just fun! But not in a cheap way, it feels like there’s a lot under the surface and we’re slowly unwrapping layers of the ~mystery~!
Uh-huh… I think I asked you what it’s ‘about’… not what you’re feelings were on it… almost like we’ve travelled in time to the end of the episode! I know what you’re doing here but I’m not nearly smart enough to orchestrate some kind of meta-review to do with time travel just because this episode may have had an instance of time-travel… or maybe the Crunchyroll app was just buffering…
What? Seems like you weren’t paying attention to the episode if you don’t know the difference… How very dare you! There was a loli on screen; of course I was paying attention!
I’m kind of worried about how keen you are about loli’s… As characters, both in terms of designs and logistics there’s nothing inherently wrong with loli’s—the problem is when there needlessly sexualised—especially when they’re characters who are drastically underage (I’ll defer you to this video https://youtu.be/bNWKh2rpisw?t=2m4s from Comical Psychosomatic Medicine for reference) but liking loli’s is more an aesthetic thing than anything else—it certainly doesn’t mean I want to stick it to an actual child.
I was going to lend you a hand but it seems like you’re doing plenty well enough of digging that hole for yourself. That’s an expectantly knee-jerk reaction, but that’s okay… I know you filthy normies have a hard time at understanding these kinds of things!
Wow! It’s been a while since you’ve called me that, now I know I’ve struck a nerve! Can we get back to the review at hand? I feel like we’re getting nowhere with this line of discussion.
Whatever, do your best at trying to right this ship. So through a series of craftily executed story-based flashbacks we learn that there were three major families on the Island that each, in some way contributed to the downfall of the island and its intended segregation from the mainland… basically a disease broke out called ‘Soot Blight Syndrome’ that causes those exposed to direct sunlight to die in a matter of minutes and the ruling families—rather than look introspectively as who to blame cut themselves off and blamed outsiders. Also our Captain hat wearing white haired loli Rinne thinks she’s the reincarnation of the original Rinne, and too that amnesia dude Setsuna is a reincarnation of her long lost lover from back in the day. They had a whole Romeo & Juliet + a third party love triangle thing going on that didn’t work out well for anyone.
Right… so uh… I guess this show does have a lot more going on than I expected… That’s not even the half of it! Sara continues on her childish Honey Pot ploy to entrap Setsuna to adorable results, while Karen starts working at Rinne’s manor as a maid alongside Setsuna! Also Karen’s mother left the island years ago and that’s why she’s so intent to leave the isolated life behind!
I’ve got to be honest; I stopped listening a while ago. You’re the absolute worst…
Hey, can you blame me! Listen, I know there’s a lot of people who’ve dropped this show as soon as they found out it’s apparently a ‘Romance’ but I think there’s a lot more going on than it may appear on the surface. Yes, it’s going to be a lot of seemingly inconsequential ‘shenanigans’ to get to that plot, but I’m all for it!
Sounds like you’re just making a whole lot of well-worded excuses to watch a show filled with cute loli’s. Hey! You said they’re cute! Not me! A-ha! Fetish legitimised! End of review! *runs into the woods screaming nonsense*
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Categories: Summer 2018 Anime