“Remote Island Syndrome”….. being a fan of detective manganime series’ (Conan, Kindaichi, etc..), I instantly recognised the reference to it, as being trapped on an island/forest/secluded ares (thanks to disasters of some kind, natural mostly) with a serial murder case happening in front of you, are quite the big clichéd structures of most of their stories.
And so, basically, the SOS-dan are haruhied into going for an island trip, with some help from Itsuki, who warns Kyon about it too. Everything seems pretty normal on the island and the SOS-dan have their share of normal, wholesome fun…. until a typhoon strikes and the island’s owner is found stabbed with a knife and one of the other guests missing…. ahh…. how predictable….
But still… KyoAni manages to drop a shocker, by actually jumping backwards over the 2nd half of this story and on to the arc before it, “Mysterious Sign”. I was actually going “WTF?!!” on this… and then I realised the pure winnage of the production team, LOLZ.
Hmm…. random notations I’d like to make is the relationship between Kyon and his *kawaii imouto*. From his interactions with her that we see in this episode…. Kyon’s cynicsm is very much realistic, and I’ve quite never seen such types of brother-imouto relationships like this on anime. Kyon gives off a somewhat uncaring yet protective feel over his *imouto*, heck… if I’d had a little sister of that age like Kyon did, I’d probably be acting like him in the same way. Well… it’s actually not something really important… just something I’d liked to point out, though I’d really like to have Kyon’s *imouto* as mine :P.
Also, is it me… or was the *mizugi* scenes too short? That scene barely lasted 5 minutes, dammit… I need more footage of Haruhi and Mikuru in *mizugi*!!! Oh well.. at least there was quite a lot of other “having fun” type of scenes of the SOS-dan. Kyon’s cynicsm was is full swing this episode as well, making it quite fun to listen to his comments. I would so be making the same comments too if I’d were in his place…. ahh…..
Anyways, it seems that I’m writing into a more and more unintelligible way….. so I’ll just leave it off here.