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Shinryaku!? Ika Musume – 11

「催眠術じゃなイカ!?」 (Saiminjutsu Janai ka!?)
“Isn’t That Hypnosis!?”

When Sanae and hypnosis are involved, I figured things would’ve degenerated in a hurry, but she actually gave Eiko and the others relatively “reasonable” suggestions. The highlight was definitely Chizuru getting on board to spare Sanae’s feelings, and the mere thought that Ika almost got her with the San Baka Trio’s rigged coin. Ah, the art of taking advantage of people. So close!


「組まなイカ!?」 (Kumanai ka!?)
“Won’t You Team Up!?”

It only seemed natural that the San Baka Trio would turn into the Yon Baka Quartet with Ayumi’s father joining them, but it never really occured to me until I actually saw it happen. The rematch with the new fake Ika Musume was pretty priceless, simply because of the psychological tactics employed, i.e. making fun for Ika until she cried. The robotic voice was done by none other than Kanemoto Hisako herself, which added to the hilarity. I was actually rooting for the fake Ika Musume since it was able to corner Ika, but leave it up to the San Baka Trio to come up with the dumbest backup power source. Ah well, at least short-tentacle Ika’s pretty cute.


「ふたりきりじゃなイカ!?」 (Futarikiri Janai ka!?)
“Aren’t We Alone Together!?”

In case there’s any confusion, the 2000 yen bill is a bit of a rarity in Japan, having only been put into circulation in 2000, hence Gorou’s fortuitous reaction when Ika gave him four back in change. The skit itself wasn’t bad, with Ika entering a “rebellious phase” to show that she’s serious about invading the surface, because all she did was pull petty pranks — most of which didn’t even get the intended result. I was actually surprised to see things switch over to a heartfelt note between Ika and Chizuru, since they were going with the intimidated angle for so long. Fear does make people do stupid things, but it was actually Ika’s innocence this time that ruined the new bond.



December 21, 2011 at 5:22 pm
  • December 21, 2011 at 5:57 pmcaramel_cod

    Is next week the end? Seems like a tragedy that his isn’t an ongoing series, they have so much manga material to work with. It was great while it lasted though, and thanks for the awesome coverage!

  • December 21, 2011 at 6:02 pmstarss

    Well, that’s it. The next episode is the last one, according to MAL, at least. Too bad to, because for the most part, this second season did not top the first one, considering much of the thrill and surprise just wasn’t there. This episode in particular was among the best of the season, however. The middle skit was classic Ika material, and I’m glad SOMEbot had the digital guts to give Ika a ReasonYouSuck Speech at last! Hopefully that may make her actually contemplate her goal.

    • December 26, 2011 at 8:26 amMatroid

      I also think that the second season doesn’t top the first one, as the second season doesn’t advance the plot too much (besides some occasional motivation for Squid Girl to renew her resolution for world domination). The important thing is that its funny elements are just as excellent as the first season. I was a little surprised that the Octopus Girl “hinted” in the last season did not play a bigger role in this season. But I’m sure that Squid Girl will eventually have a supernatural/ET counterpart as the story develops.

  • December 21, 2011 at 10:47 pmkomorebi

    Isn’t it implied that Ika dies when her hat is pulled off? I guess that’s as good a motivation as any not to lose to that creepy robot, but the suggestion of the hat-battle sat uneasily with me because it was literally do or die for her, and no one seemed to treat it as such!

  • December 21, 2011 at 10:59 pmYerocha

    It’s too bad the episode ended where it did. I was expecting Chizuru to deal out a serious ass-kicking.

  • December 22, 2011 at 1:47 ammac65

    I enjoy this series and hope it goes to a third. This season went fast, though.

    But, I think the 3 stooges were overplayed too much this series – and in this episode.

  • December 22, 2011 at 4:18 amRockmanshii

    I was laughing so much during the 2nd skit, ika robot was so funny (but gross) and how they ink-clashed DBZ style. Yup priceless.
    I was surprised at how the 3rd skit turned out and I was so aaaaaawwwww-ing at Chizuru, too bad Ika Musume ruined everything in the end…
    Thanks for the seiyuu and the 2000yen bills tips, didn’t know that.

  • December 22, 2011 at 4:20 amSeishun Otoko

    I hope mini Ika shows up one last time before the series ends and we need a third season!!!

  • December 22, 2011 at 5:34 amPeanutbutter003

    I figured the last episode will have mini black ika-musume. After all, we haven’t seen her yet.

    My guess is that it’s the very last skit.

    Btw, what happened to Tako-musume?

    • December 22, 2011 at 12:29 pmarthryuu

      Black Mini Ika is in the opening. I expect her to show up in this last episode, which also means we get another Mini Ika skit in this last episode as well!

  • December 22, 2011 at 7:01 amJVision5

    Short-haired(tentacled) Ika-musume FOR. THE. WIN.

  • December 23, 2011 at 6:06 pmgizu

    Anyone think that Kozue, the quiet Octopus girl, will show up in the last episode again?