「焼かなイカ!?」 (Yakanai ka!?)
“Won’t You Grill!?”
There are so many ways that you can finish the sentence, “You know you’re a bad person when… “, but I never thought I’d be doing so with, “…you let your little brother starve while you’re busy stuffing your face with meat.” I didn’t forget poor Takeru though, as I was wondering why the camera never panned over to him when Eiko was busy trying to slow down Chizuru and Ika’s feverish pace. I saw him at the beginning, so I actually wondered if his inclusion was some sort of animation mistake. However, it looks like the skit was banking on just that, as Chizuru wouldn’t even go so far as to purposely screw over her innocent younger brother, especially when he was oblivious to the fact that they completely forgot about him. At least he got a plate of the good stuff all to himself. Judging from the marbleization, it was likely Matsusaka beef too. The spoils go to the patient ones, you gluttonous pigs!
「護らなイカ!?」 (Mamoranai ka!?)
“Won’t You Defend!?”
If one of the goals of Chizuru’s self-defense demonstration was to turn Gorou into a closet masochist, then I’d say she did pretty well in that regard. Well that, and possibly giving him fertility problems in the future. I said back in episode eight that Gorou’s in desperate need of some more screen time, and while he reaffirmed why that is here, I have to hand it to Chizuru for setting things up with her “invitation”. Not many guys can resist a cute girl telling him to “assault her” with everything he’s got, let alone a Japanese man who’s helplessly in love with said girl and only able to resist his true desires by reminding himself of “morals” and “principles” — you know, the trifling stuff that always gets in the way. If you ask me, it should be criminal for girls to innocently tease people with a double entendre like that, because you can only tempt a “healthy” young man so much with forbidden fruit before you need to start blaming the fruit if anything should happen. *cough* Oh yeah, Ayumi was cute this episode too, especially when she gave her dad an inadvertent beat down. Girls these days… they rebel so fast! *sniff*.
「寒くなイカ!?」 (Samukunai ka!?)
“Isn’t It Cold!?”
Like ’em or hate ’em, the MIT Idiot Trio opens the door to a lot of over-the-top comedic scenarios. Only with their crazy inventions can Ika Musume have a skit with snow on the beach and totally run with it. Throw in all Kiyomi and all her friends, plus Cindy whom we haven’t seen in a while, and we have a very “believable” hot pot party inside an igloo. The only thing I would’ve liked to see is an all-out snowball fight for some good ‘ol slapstick laughs, but seeing Ika nearly freeze to death and start hallucinating kind of made up for it. She was pretty cute in her snow jacket too, as seen in both the OP and the ED this week.