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Shinryaku!? Ika Musume – 01

OP Sequence

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OP: 「HIGH POWERED」 by スフィア (sphere)
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「侵略しなイカ!?/恋敵じゃなイカ!?/クラゲじゃなイカ!?」 (Shinryaku Shinai ka!? / Koigataki Janai ka!? / Kurage Janai ka!?)
“Aren’t We Invading!? / Isn’t that a Love Rival!? / Isn’t that a Jellyfish!?”

Well, there’s no knocking Ika Musume (Kanemoto Hisako) for trying to continue with her invasion plans, but seriously now, what’s a squid girl to do against the likes of Chizuru (Tanaka Rie)? If this episode was any indication, Ika’s options were a.) to prostrate herself as close to the ground as possible or b.) to prostrate herself as close to the ground as possible. She actually went the safer route with option c.), shed some tears of remorse and then proceed to prostrate herself as close to the ground as possible. Still, I got to hand it to her for regaining her fiery determination after Eiko (Fujimura Ayumi) called her out as a no-good freeloader — just like a certain cat god last season — and then sticking it to everyone to show she means business, even though this is probably the extent of an invasion she’ll ever achieve. Not that I mind of course, as this first episode was a quick reintroduction to naive and harmless squid girl that I know, backed by a simple yet lush color palette care of Diomedea.

Much like the first season, the humor always has a quirkiness to it even when it’s not overly hilarious. There are however moments that I find a lot more amusing than others might, such as the sight of Sanae’s (Itou Kanae) jealous and spiteful aura over Kiyomi (Kikuchi Kokoro) and her friends — Mochizuki Tomomi (Uchiyama Yumi), Nishimura Yuka (Sugiura Naoko), and Watanabe Ayano (Oribe Yukari). I have a whole new view on Sanae after hearing Kanae in Hanairo for the past six months, so it’s oddly amusing on its own to hear her go on and on about Ika. It’s even better when Eiko inadvertently gets in the way and notices the piercing eyes behind her back. The tried and true form of humor is of course Ika’s arrogance getting the best of her. The first skit had Chizuru quickly put her squiddy butt in its place, whereas the third one was a jellyfish bonanza at her own expense. I just love watching Ika bump heads with Gorou (Nakamura Yuuichi) over being the protector of the sea, since she always picks a fight with him and then screws herself over. The best kind of ownage is self-ownage.

Anyway, here’s to more Ika Musume this season. The cast seems a lot more comfortable in their roles now and are having a blast with them, as seen in Eiko when she blew her lid off at the three stooges. That’s like a whole new side of Ayumi I’ve never heard before.

* An opening theme by sphere sounds too normal compared to the ULTRA-PRISM’s “Shinryaku (x3) Shinryaku (x3), Ika Musume!” of season one.
* Kanemoto Hisako is featured in the ending theme, singing in a voice very close to Ika’s.

 

ED Sequence

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ED: 「君を知ること」 (Kimi wo Shiru Koto) by 金元寿子 (Kanemoto Hisako)
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Preview

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September 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm
56 comments »
  • September 26, 2011 at 9:20 pmJX

    Just love this show.

  • September 26, 2011 at 9:22 pmwolfi

    I don’t.

    • September 26, 2011 at 10:07 pmNhelraios

      Or you can just refrain from commenting if you don’t like it and save yourself the trouble.

      • September 27, 2011 at 1:31 pmAlec

        this

      • September 28, 2011 at 6:51 amvirox

        What is it, can’t deal with different opinions?
        Damn moefanboys…

  • September 26, 2011 at 9:40 pmahelo

    Well most of us do.

  • September 26, 2011 at 9:46 pmstarss

    Ika, the wait was worth it!

  • September 26, 2011 at 9:51 pmcaramel_cod

    Adorable and funny, as always. I liked the jellyfish part the most.

    I hope they don’t skip the sunflower episode, because I loved that chapter.

  • September 26, 2011 at 9:52 pmDJd

    I see someone’s been hittin’ dat Haterade

  • September 26, 2011 at 9:53 pmKelfistan

    Opening… How is Ika Musume flying!!!!!!???????

  • September 26, 2011 at 10:08 pmPockyG

    Glad to see this show hasn’t missed a beat. The expressions in those caps are just hilarious.

  • September 26, 2011 at 10:11 pmrockmanjoe

    FINALLY!!!! LOOOOOVE this show!

  • September 26, 2011 at 10:14 pmNhelraios

    Nice to see Ika Musume back! I just love the lighthearted comedy this show offers.

  • September 26, 2011 at 10:58 pmLuxorcist

    Ok, I really want to marathon season 1 to keep up with the new season. I’m not trying to be an anime elitist and start choosing only the best to watch, but I simply don’t have the time… ToT

    …how do you do it?

    • September 27, 2011 at 4:19 pmmac65

      Just skip the commercials, dude (besides, they’re in Japanese) :)

  • September 26, 2011 at 11:30 pmObsidianTK

    Man, it’s wonderful to have this show back!

  • September 26, 2011 at 11:44 pmskylaris

    Wow Ika is back!!! I absolutely adore this episode, it just gives me a big smile on my face.

    Anyhow, the colors in this season is vibrant and the backgrounds are definitely an upgrade from season 1. Can’t wait for the next episode.

  • September 27, 2011 at 12:27 amx

    Not a bad recap episode in my opinion. I was kind of disappointed with the opening theme. Compared to the first season, this one felt too generic (and seem to have a bit more fan service feel to it?). I suppose it will grow on me as the season goes by. Expecting a good episode next :)

  • September 27, 2011 at 12:37 amLectro Volpi

    Ika’s back to you beaches! did I saw some quality “level-up”?

    Got a lot of “tee-hee” from the second part. Glad to have some top quality light-hearted family friendly comedy back.

    It is weird as winter is coming close, you know, watching a “summer-feeling” anime.

    • September 27, 2011 at 5:42 amstarss

      I saw some quality level up. This episode is packed with far better animation than in season one!

  • September 27, 2011 at 12:47 amP0NCH0

    Oh my life! I’m SO, SO HAPPY Ika Musume is back! ♥

  • September 27, 2011 at 12:53 amTJsama

    I was appalled at the stupidity of the 3 scientist who used the duplicator ray. Hahaha

  • September 27, 2011 at 3:16 amRazgriz

    Lol it feels like I’ve watched this already ages ago. Must be because I’ve been following the manga since the end of S1. But it’s worth watching since the art here is to die for. Literally.

    • November 16, 2011 at 1:43 ambob

      metaphorically

  • September 27, 2011 at 3:20 amWHYRD

    LOL, thats all that i need to say XD

  • September 27, 2011 at 4:02 amHunter

    They should stay with Ultra Prism.

  • September 27, 2011 at 4:39 amPepper

    The first invasion was merely a setback, we’re definitely kicking off to another good start here (if the preview for the second episode is any indication)

  • September 27, 2011 at 5:41 aminnerchihiro

    The return of Ika Musume!!!! Omg, this is such a good show. It feels weird not seeing this in the filmstrip format lol!

  • September 27, 2011 at 6:54 amZaku Fan

    Yeah the opening lost it mojo (though the original has some people cursing and swearing on its repetition). Loved her look when the alien invasion show ended. As a refresher episode and an into for new viewers who skipped season 1, its still good.

  • September 27, 2011 at 9:17 amActar

    Am I the only one who finds the squid puns endearing. It might be funny at the beginning, but it gets really stupid after awhile, making her appear far more silly than she actually is. Yes, she has a “~de geso” (geso = squid tentacles) at the end of her speech, but that really shouldn’t translate to puns or random ’squid’ words in the middle of her dialogue in English. Squid-vasion? Seriously? Crunchyroll might have a ton of issues like region locks and quality, but I think one of their biggest issues is their translation quality… or lack there of. If they were able to do such a stellar job for Steins;Gate, don’t see why they can’t for this as well.

    Not to mention, why translate Ika Musume? That’s her name. It’s like translating Sakura as Cherry Blossom or something.

    • September 27, 2011 at 10:39 amGhostalker

      I guess we’ve watched the same translation, I also have a trouble with it. Try watching other translations.

      e.g. Squid-vasion < Won't you invade?

      That is the version I’ve watched last season and I’m more comfortable with it.

    • September 27, 2011 at 8:27 pmStranger

      I just love puns in general, so I love the translators for doing it. It’s just really fun in that corny old way.

  • September 27, 2011 at 9:18 amkumakaori

    Shinryaku kaishi! er. Tsuduki!. Oh man, my sides, they gonna hurt. The humor, I can fee~l it. XD.

  • September 27, 2011 at 9:39 amChaos BOOTLICKER

    is it fine if i dont watch season 1 n jump to this season :?

    • September 27, 2011 at 10:07 amshinkirou

      well is ok because this anime doesn’t really have solid story line, but still i wound suggest to see season 1 how she meet up with the other character and what the reason she wants to invade

    • September 27, 2011 at 11:09 pmSolarguardian

      No. Only because season 1 was absolutely hilarious and worth watching. (especially for Mini-Ika) But, seriously, you should. Because season 2 is a direct continuation so no one is going to be reintroduced at all. You won’t really “get” why a certain joke is funny for a certain character. I mean you’ll probably easily make the connections but it’s better if you’ve learned to love these characters and truly get why the jokes and gags are funny.

  • September 27, 2011 at 10:29 amGhostalker

    I guess I’m not paying attention to airing dates, I’m surprised to see an Ika ep1 post. Anyways I’ve already watched it and it’s a nice reintroduction of the characters of the series.

  • September 27, 2011 at 11:27 amjingoi

    Good as always but the Op and End were bad, can’t beat the 1st season’s.

  • September 27, 2011 at 1:01 pmJVision5

    Isn’t the title for the first skit more like “Won’t you invade?” rather than “Aren’t we invading?”?

    • September 27, 2011 at 1:35 pmDivine

      Either works.

    • September 27, 2011 at 1:49 pmHunter

      They should keep them.

  • September 27, 2011 at 1:55 pmYanDaMan263

    That opening song just isn’t the same. I want the OP of season 1 back!!!!

  • September 27, 2011 at 4:21 pminnerchihiro

    I couldn’t even watch the first few minutes of this episode without squeeing. Ika Musume is so cuteeeeee. ^^

  • September 27, 2011 at 4:27 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    …………..more of this? somebody TAKE HER HAT OFF ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • September 27, 2011 at 5:25 pmaero

    Wild De Geso has appeared! What are you going to do?
    >Attack
    Chihuru used scary face! It’s super effective!
    Wild De Geso used fake tears! Wild De Geso’s invasion resolve went up!

  • September 27, 2011 at 10:38 pmRelic

    Marathoned season 1 in two days just so I could enjoy S2! I love this show, it’s good for me especially after finishing nichijou. My hardest laugh in S1 was by far when the skinny white scientist made an indestructible ball cheered happily at how they could win and then SMACK breaks his hand and then he’s on a stretcher screaming for his mother and looking at his hand saying “oh my god! MOM!” all in broken engrish!HAHAHA! Joy-pain/suffering-hysterical screaming all in 2 seconds. Love it, and I look forward to that this season!

  • September 27, 2011 at 10:42 pmRelic

    actually hardest I laughed involved the scientists THAT one in particular, oh man the ray gun that wasn’t supposed to kill evaporated/erased that water melon and squiddie was gonna shoot herself in the head with it!LOL! While everyone is in awe at the destruction hes like “wonderful” then choking and the “we are good men!” then chizuru strips them with Kung-Fu…

    Ohhh man those scientists, get me every time, that and the character delusions.

    • September 30, 2011 at 6:33 amRazgriz

      Uh, Eiko did the flying kick. Not Chizuru. ^_^

      Frame 34, bottom left.

  • September 28, 2011 at 9:53 amLQY

    Live with it, like it, and invade it!

  • September 28, 2011 at 12:44 pmRoberto

    The humor here was far worse than any of season 1′s episodes. Not sure if it was the timing of the jokes or the jokes themselves, but it didn’t have the same effect.

    • September 28, 2011 at 4:54 pmbluance

      I wouldnt say far worse, atleast Ika is still invading and not flipping tables =D

  • September 29, 2011 at 5:58 amcain

    ah Ika Musume, I’ll have a squid salad (taste funny :s) in her honor!

  • September 30, 2011 at 6:32 amRazgriz

    Is it just me or was the cast for Season 2 reshuffled? Eiko doesn’t sound as tomboyish as before. Ika Musume’s voice seemed soft and light. I think those are my observations so far. But since I’ve followed Season 1 and the manga, I can’t turn back on this now. Perhaps we’ll be seeing more jokes in the coming episodes.

  • October 2, 2011 at 8:29 amMesousa

    While the opening may not be as good as the previous one…

    …DAT ASS.

    There, I said it. Hey, it’s whoever directed the opening that had hern at such a fanservicey moment at the end of OP…

  • October 2, 2011 at 11:59 amWhee

    I miss my OP!!! ;_;
    give it backkkk
    but yeah, sanae’s awesome as usual, and certainly is a bit amusing to listen to after hanasaku lol

  • October 2, 2011 at 5:40 pmktv china

    great article, thanks for this.