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Shinryaku!? Ika Musume – 05

「ラジコンじゃなイカ!?」 (Rajikon Janai ka!?)
“Isn’t That Remote-Controlled!?”

Sheer laughs aren’t always the focus of Ika Musume and this week reminds us of just that with some teary-eyed melodrama. I gather just about everyone anticipated that Ika would end up breaking Takeru’s new remote-controlled car, but I don’t know if the same could be said about Ika sincerely repenting for it. Kudos to Takeru for being the better person and not holding it against her, even though he ended up making her feel worse by doing so. The same goes for Eiko for recruiting the three idiotic scientists to fix the car and offering Ika for a day so that she can really make it up to Takeru. Those geeks just had to use an M.I.T. button for the new functionality they added, though I have to admit the DeLorean-like transformation was pretty cool. I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on one of those babies.


「七夕じゃなイカ!?」 (Tanabata Janai ka!?)
“Isn’t It Tanabata!?”

Ah Tanabata, the Japanese star festival that originated from the Chinese (one of many). This was easily the funniest skit for me, as I found Martin’s disrespectful “Where’s the wish-granting bamboo?” line pretty hilarious. I just love how Eiko hit them with the science vs. religious bat and the three idiots didn’t give a damn. Eiko’s somber moment of seriousness wasn’t too shabby either, simply because Ika hit a soft spot of hers. Other than that, there was plenty of randomly inserted silliness throughout: Kiyomi wishing for bigger boobs, Sanae explaining the festival’s origins that saw one of the few delusions where Ika embraces her, and Ika getting her priorities straight in the end on what to wish for. What caught my attention the most was the brief flashback about Eiko’s creepy dolls, Johnny and Depp, which reminded me of the creepy yet really well-scripted skit from the first season. Mmm, that was such a good skit.


「一人遊びしなイカ!?」 (Hitori Asobi Shinai ka!?)
“Won’t You Play Alone!?”

Ika’s childish and easily amused personality is always fun to watch, especially when she owns herself in the face. I realize this is no Mitsudomoe, but I wouldn’t mind seeing more slapstick moments like that. I’ve always said the best kind of “ownage” is self-ownage, and that’s particularly true when it comes to our favorite squid girl. The rest of the skit wasn’t overly humorous, but as usual, had that naive Ika charm to it. Takeru never ceases to amaze me with how considerate and respectful of Ika he is either.

* The RC car is featured in the ending sequence this week.
* Note: Ika Musume will be on break again next week so that the other broadcast stations can finally catch up.



November 1, 2011 at 2:45 am
  • November 1, 2011 at 3:20 amZen

    So it was interesting to note that calling the scientists the “three stooges” in the previous awful Let’s Learn English sketch was apparently the literal translation of “san-baka.” I always thought it just meant “three idiots”…

    • November 1, 2011 at 3:23 amDivine

      Yeah, that’s just in the subs. In Japanese, they’re known as the “San Baka Trio” 「3バカトリオ」.

  • November 1, 2011 at 4:02 amAndré

    This show needs new characters.

    • November 1, 2011 at 4:37 amMrRei

      Yes! add Son Goku in it!

    • November 3, 2011 at 8:49 am1Lau

      Saber! <3

    • November 5, 2011 at 12:23 pmsealouse

      what about that octopus girl?

  • November 1, 2011 at 4:29 amoutcast

    I wish all the wishes on this tanabata except this one to be ignored. There i fixed ika, now give me some ink for my spaghetti.

  • November 1, 2011 at 4:34 amKawaiii

    What a evil wish Cindy made there…

  • November 1, 2011 at 4:38 amRegalia

    Dear god, the next episode will be truly awesome. Bodyguard Sanae is epic beyond imagination.

  • November 1, 2011 at 6:00 amgecd

    I thought no Ikamusume this week?!

    • November 1, 2011 at 8:07 amarthryuu

      No Ika Musume last week or next week.

    • November 1, 2011 at 4:45 pmTrystinia

      I guess even Ika Musume needs a couple breaks from the invading. :(

  • November 1, 2011 at 3:32 pmx

    Pretty good episode, though the last segment felt a little drawn out for the punchline and was a little too “sad”

  • November 1, 2011 at 4:37 pmRockmanshii

    Each skit was so funny, and yet had that Ika Musume sadness feel to them… It’s like if this episode brought me the same amount of joy and sadness, cancelling it each other or something.
    Especially Eiko wishing to pass, I’m like that too right now…

  • November 1, 2011 at 4:55 pmGuardian Enzo

    Takeru never ceases to amaze me with how considerate and respectful of Ika he is either.

    Takeru is a sort of model child generally speaking, but there’s also the fact that his osananajimi relationship with Ika is showing serious signs of development. Give them a couple of years and things are going to get complicated.

    • November 1, 2011 at 5:07 pmDivine

      Already shipping them I see…

      • November 1, 2011 at 7:16 pmGuardian Enzo

        No need for me to ship them – half the doujin circles in Japan are already doing that.

      • November 1, 2011 at 7:58 pmDivine

        Oh really? I wouldn’t know since I don’t keep up with the doujin scene. ;)

      • November 1, 2011 at 8:03 pmGuardian Enzo

        Heh, I like to keep up because the trends in doujinshi are interesting – a lot of times they pick up on what series are going to be the big winners commercially before the Blu-rays ever go on sale.

    • November 1, 2011 at 5:59 pmoutcast

      We shall call their child aqua man protector of seas.

    • November 2, 2011 at 3:43 amRockmanshii

      I’d say the same about the others kids he’s friends with too, I find them really mature for kids.

    • November 2, 2011 at 7:41 pmMitsuba

      but takeru’s ark is kinda boring :( this episode is the worse of the whole season even alexander was great lol!

  • November 1, 2011 at 5:43 pmZhinvu

    Ika Musume’s “Then I’d only have to see you once a year” line to Sanae really cracked me up.

  • November 1, 2011 at 8:00 pmWhee

    YES! More sanae action next week.


  • November 1, 2011 at 8:45 pmMrBrownSound

    Sorry it’s an unrelated question, but what character / anime ?? is the girl from the front page of Random Curiosity Link from???????????????

    • November 1, 2011 at 10:19 pmYanDaMan263

      Are you talking about the blonde girl in white dress on the top? That’s Saber Lily, an alternate outfit for Saber (Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero) from the video game, Fate/Unlimited Codes.

      • November 2, 2011 at 12:48 pmMrBrownSound

        Sabor huh, didn’t look like her at first. Thanks

  • November 1, 2011 at 8:46 pmZaku Fan

    Wow Ika really went against the standard anime type there. Would have expected her to hem and haw/finf excuses/etc on breaking the car but she came out truthfully. Ika 1, Other anime kids 0. When they pressed the MIT button, it looked a lot like the old MASK cartoon with vehicles transforming.

    The other 2 parts were funny in fits and starts especially how everyone was wishing for things that Ika probably wouldn’t like. The ant chapter was quite good. There are so many things you can do for fun but when we grow older, we can’t do it because its not “adult-like”.

  • November 2, 2011 at 9:39 amMarow

    The tanabata was great :)