Summer 2018 Anime

A Loli A Day… – ‘ISLAND’ Episode 2 Review

A Loli A Day... - An Anime QandA Review for 'Island' Episode 2

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!

Srs loli

Ahem… What?

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 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.

Ahem… no context!

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.

Psychic powers won’t help you now!

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…

I mean, talk about low-key best girl just creepin’ up in there! Like, DAYUM!

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*

Dude, they’re just underwear… chill!

Previous Island Reviews:

The Island of Mysterious Loli’s – Episode 1 Review

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6 comments on “A Loli A Day… – ‘ISLAND’ Episode 2 Review

  1. It’s ok. I can relate, I enjoy cute loli characters too. Also when you said, “I was going to lend you a hand but it seems like you’re doing plenty well enough of digging that hole for yourself.” My brain automatically put an uncomfortably long pause between, “well enough” and the rest of it. Totally not your intention there but I had a good laugh about it XD

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    • Haha, gotta love a dirty pun! I always overthink things and assume I’m going to say something controversial or daring but all the bloggers here are either of an understanding mindset or just too kind to be rude about it anyway!

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      • Haha, well that’s pretty true XD

        I think you’d have to try pretty hard to get a lot of folks mad at you. The article is pretty obviously in jest but I can tell you do like the loli character. Nothing wrong with that man. Totally feel ya.

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  2. I’m intrigued by the ideas here but so far not really sold on the way this is being delivered. Still, I’ll stick with it for a bit and hope it does something with some of the intrigue.

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    • I think once we get into more time travel aspects the show will feel like it’s going somewhere, which I know is what you need in your shows. I’m happy for the relaxed ~vibe~ this show gives off.

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      • I know, I’m a terribly impatient person who likes stories to have goals. This one seems like it might end up getting there so I’ll give it a few more episodes.

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