「小学校に行かなイカ!?」 (Shougakkou ni Ikanai ka!?)
“Won’t You Go to Elementary School!?”
Well, it looks like I got my answer from season one about how Ika handles other sports — not very well. I figured if she can use her tentacles as feet, tentacle-powered legs would be the next best thing. She was a (squid) beast in baseball after all. Also, I call bullshit on elementary school kids being so caring. I say reality is definitely more like this and less like that. Jealous elementary school teachers? We definitely have to revisit that again.
「コスプレじゃなイカ!?」 (Kosupure Janai ka!?)
“Isn’t That Cosplaying!?”
Wow, did we seriously not learn the fake Ika Musume girl’s name until now? I could’ve sworn “Ayumi” (Kawasumi Ayako) came up at some point in the first season but I guess not. Anyway, Ayumi in maid cosplay = good; Ika in Queen Ikazabeth coplay = not so good. Nagisa with slicked-back hair? Kind of indifferent to that one except maybe seeing her muster the courage to shoo Ika away. All this cosplaying did leave me wondering how good Ika would look in a proper one. It’d be pretty messed up if she somehow turned out to be a really “hot” squid with the right hair and makeup (and I don’t mean this… anything but that!). I don’t think I’d ever be able to look at her the same way again, so maybe it’s a good thing. We’ll leave the “hotness” to Ayumi, spiked knuckles and all.
「軽くなイカ!?」 (Karukunai ka!?)
“Aren’t You Lighter!?”
Finally some face slapping! Ika’s fin slap to Sanae’s was good, but god damn, Sanae’s to Eiko was pretty money. “I’m sorry, my body didn’t like what you just said.” — end of conversation. I guess the real surprise is explaining how Ika can fly in the opening sequence. Hands up if you knew those bracelets of hers actually did something. I mean, it makes sense that she needs a counterweight, but come on, 0.0005 to 20,000 kilograms? (About 0.0011 to 44,000 lbs for you Americans.) That’s a pretty ridiculous range. She can probably conquer mankind by sitting on everything. The other surprise was Chizuru being really conscious about her weight. I’m sure it’s all super lean muscle anyway. She just has to realize that supersonic hands require insane muscle density. Very cute though. I approve.