Synonyms: Drift off to Blue Orchid Island, Casted Away - Airan Island
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2007 to Sep 27, 2007
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.521 (scored by 21623 users)
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comedy ecchi harem romance
SynopsisIkuto Touhohin just had a fight with his old man, one that led him to make a rash decision to run away from home. He boards a ship, deciding to take a vacation, but the ship is suddenly hit by a huge storm—one that sends Ikuto overboard! When he regains consciousness, he realizes he is still alive on some island. An isolated island. An isolated island with nothing but girls. Beautiful girls. Stranded on an island with only girls, no electricity, gas, radio, television, like he was back in the stone age.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Nagasarete Airantou
Characters & Voice Actors
The purpose of this whacky romantic comedy is portraying every straight guy's fantasy. Ikuto is a teenage boy who happened to get stranded on an island paradise but that's not the whole of it as this strange island is inhabited with girls, all desperate for a man.
This provides the setting of the ideal harem, romantic, comedy because nothing really has to make sense. From the very beginning Ikuto has his pick of any of the gorgeous girls and no matter how cute or crazy for him they are, it is inevitable that he will end up with ****. To my knowledge, only two harem Rom/Coms have been able to produce an unpredictable outcome, full of speculation: "Shuffle (anime)" and "Ichigo 100% (manga)". Nagasarete Airantou is just one of the tonnes of predictable harems being churned out. The other girls are barely a part of the story and only appear for comic relief. After first couple of episodes the story doesn't really develop at all with only minor romantic developments throughout.
This really isn't a bad thing as the comedy is hilarious throughout the series. On the other hand there's one joke that gets old fast and it's the overuse of the classic ecchi = nosebleed one that will make you wonder; shouldn't Ikuto be dead yet from severe blood loss? Like most of the guys watching this anime, I'm always thinking that he should just plug up his nose and wash Suzu's back once in a while XD.
The animation quality is pretty decent for a romantic comedy, with plenty of rich colours to suit the "island paradise" concept. The characters are decently designed, without having bodies out of proportion, but a lot of the character looks do make you question their age or maybe the animators just have a Lolita-complex. The music is catchy but extremely repetitive and it easily gets boring after a couple episodes.
Overall this is another one of those enjoyable romantic comedies that you don't watch for the romantic developments but for the stupid comedy and pointless mini stories. There's really no development at all during most of the show which is why it can get boring after a while however the comedy and cheesy moments do help pick it up all the time, until the inevitable end. So comedy fans should check this out.
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A boy runs away from home, falls off a ship, and washes ashore an island filled with females. It sounds like a guy's fantasy, but Nagasarete Airantou is much more than that.
For the genre, Nagasarete Airantou is a slice-of-life that combines comedy, some drama, some romance, and bits of ecchi.
Airantou, the island that the protagonist Ikuto washes up on, is not a normal island. The village, including the people's clothing and lifestyle, are based on rural Japan. But before that, Airantou is an island where whirlpools prevent anyone from leaving, a mountaintop collects snow in the middle of summer, forests are inhabited by bizarre-looking animals and carnivorous plants and fungi, humans and animals talk to eachother, and a once-every-hundred-years tsunami washes away all the men in the village during a fishing contest.
It's practically another world for Ikuto, who is from modern-day Japan, and that does an excellent job in driving the story forward. With each episode, you get to know Airantou better, as Ikuto himself adapts to a totally new lifestyle. The story's not as deep and compelling as a full-fledged action or drama, but for a comedy/slice-of-life, the setting definitely adds some spice.
There's a variety of characters on Airantou, including Ikuto, -the only boy in the cast- a whole slew of girls, -as expected of a harem- and -something more or less new to harems- talking animals.
Ikuto may not seem like much, but he is actually an admirable character. The two most notable things about him would be that he refuses to believe anything is impossible, and that his squeamish self suffers a nosebleed in pretty much every ecchi moment.(That doesn't count as an admirable quality) The girls come in distinct personalities, ranging from the innocently cute Suzu to the sadistic voodoo-user Machi. As for the talking animals, they're often just supporting characters, and you won't even hear them talk until Ikuto learns to speak to them. But you can't forget about them; at one point, you will find that a few of them will play a huge role in the show.(side note: there are actually male animals)
Leaning towards the cartoony side, the art style might not suit your tastes, but it's done really well, from the character designs to the backgrounds. Best of all, it somehow feels like it matches the nature of the show.
The BGM is also a bit on the cartoony side, but just like the art, it goes very well with the show. But you are definitely more likely to enjoy the opening theme, a wonderful song performed by voice actress Horie Yui, who also sings the two ending themes and voices Suzu, the lead female character. Both fans of Horie Yui and those who never heard her should check them out.
Nagasarete Airantou is definitely a comedy. In the first few episodes, just as you and Ikuto are getting used to the island and the village, Airantou will throw out a couple surprises and the characters will pull off some crazy actions, and it will keep on going throughout the whole series! There are very few episodes that you might think as far-fetched, but they're still funny, and may well be the episodes at which you laugh the hardest.
If there is one point I want to re-state, it would be the one I started with:
Nagasarete Airantou is much more than just a guy's fantasy.
Having said that, I'll close this review with one last opinion:
I wouldn't mind living on Airantou.
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Nagasarete Airantou is probably the ecchi version of Seto no Hanayome. Pick up both if you love the perpetual thrill in hyper love comedy.
I was thinking Nagasumi and Ikuto were interchangable throughout my watching. They both give off a similar vibe as well just from character similarities. To top it off, both are humor induced animes.
They both have a similar style of comedy in facial expression and just plain random romance/ comedy! I find both shows hilarious and rather good!
These are hilarious comedies that take place in a mermaid/island background with lots of girls all chasing after the male protagonist. Both have their own redundancy: nose bleeding or ill-treating. I'll let you guess which gets which :)
If you enjoyed this anime, you'll enjoy Nagasarete Airantou, Set no Hanayome has more comedy than Nagasarete, but Nagasarete has it's funny parts too, they both have romance, and they are both enjoyable to watch to kill some time.
Both Nagasarete Airantou and Seto no Hanayome have similar art and comedy romance as well!! when I was watching Nagasarete Airantou, its comedy-romance and art made me remember of Seto no Hanayome....
they have the same humor and they both tell a complicated but really funny love story
Both start off the same way with the main characters drowning at the start of episode one. Some characters have similar personalities. They are also both romantic comedies, but are more about the comedy than the romance.
A guy gets in trouble because of girls.. :)
Similar art, characters and humor. If you liked SnH, you will like NA too, and vica versa.
The only difference between these two is that seto is less ecchi otherwise the comedy/romance is apparent in both animes.
Seto no Hanayome and Nagasarete Airantou are two anime that take any serious story line and throw it out the window, Starting off by forcing their MC into a dire situation that has crazy twists and turns that are generally funny to watch as their situation gradually gets more and more life threatening. Neither of these shows care that they don't make any sense and its that innovation that makes each a very enjoyable watch
Opening Theme"Days" by Yui Horie
Ending Theme#1: "Say Cheese!" by Yui Horie (eps 1-12)
#2: "Hiyayakko (冷奴)" by Akeno Watanabe (ep 13)
#3: "Koisuru Tenkizu (恋する天気図)" by Yui Horie (eps 14-25)
#4: "Days" by Yui Horie (ep 26)
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