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Default 70th Birthday G-View special: Shinryaku! Ika Musume

Hello and welcome to G-Views, where SoL reigns supreme, moe is respected and Dokuro-chan sucks poopie. Since today, November 5th is my birthday, I decided to do something special this review by talking about my number 1 fav anime in the fall season. For those who're waiting for me to review some more serious anime, don't worry, I'm working on those as well. Expect many more serious shows soon. For now deal with another awesome comedy. This time, we're tackling an invader who's environmentally friendly and a laugh out loud riot on the beach, Invader Squid Girl!


Alternative title:
Squid Girl
The Squid Girl : The invader comes from the bottom of the sea!
Invader Squid Girl!
Genres: comedy, slice of life
Themes: Beach, Invaders
Number of episodes: 13
G-Rating: 9/10 for me, 7.5/10 for others.

Plot Summary: Squid Girl has come to the land from the depths of the sea to conquer humanity for its pollution of the ocean. Unfortunately she ruins the first house she uses as an invasion base and has to work to pay for repairs. Of course, she can't overcome the Aizawa sisters who manage the house, so who knows whether she can subjugate humankind.


Basically the show follows the plot of an Invading squid, shaped like a human girl, who's trying to get the surface dwellers to be more aware of the the damage they're causing to the oceans and also be more eco-friendly as well. Unfortunately, she has many setbacks to her original plans.
-She's not too bright.
-She knows very little about the surface and its dwellers.
-She has no army. Basically she didn't exactly prepare for an all out invasion. Basically one person can't invade an entire planet by themselves.

The other characters that Squid Girl meets are all lovable in their own ways., Heck, she even meets her own "Dib." For those who are familiar with "Invader Zim" , you know what I'm talking about.

The show does have a message about being more cautious about what you're doing at the beach as more people I know sympathize with Squid Girl's main objective.

The music is too awesome to deny. the OP is so darn catchy and the ED is a sweet tune to relax to. The rest of the music fits with the situations so yeah, nothing to complain about.

The animation is colorful and bright. Nuff said.

The rest of the cast: You have the Aizawa siblings:
The grumpy, yet kind Eiko.
-Chizuru: the usually calm, yet secretly powerful arch nemesis of Squid Girl.
-Takeru: The young and innocent younger brother of the siblings who likes playing with Ika.

The rest of the cast:
-The always super awesome Gorou: Lifeguard extraordinaire and madly in love with Chizuru.
-Token hot foreigner chick, who's shockingly smart, Cindy Campbell.
-Sanae: My 2nd favorite character next to Ika-chan,
-Nagisa: as explained earlier, the "Dib" character of this show.

There are more characters who will be revealed as the show progresses.

The show has a simple pace. Squid Girl is constantly aware of her original mission, yet is easily distracted by everyday events in the surface world. however, if she finds an opportunity to claim power, she'll take it.
Also, Ika also has special abilities. What are they you ask? Watch the show and find out. They're all awesome and actually trademark Squid abilities.

What I like about this show is that it doesn't try too hard to be funny, it just is. It doesn't rely on slapstick or running gags that often, except one in particular, but it's awesome in my opinion. Also, like I said, this show doesn't have any annoying characters. So yeah, this show rocks.

(Update): I suppose the show does rely on running gags more than slapstick though. Expect to see the same gag used more than once in multiple situations. Although I did mention some of the characters' charms, that's sadly all there is to them. If you don't mind seeing the same punchline a couple of times used in different situations with the same result, then it won't bother you that much. I'm easily amused sometimes so it didn't bother me personally.

Update: I feel that my review wasn't professional enough and was mostly squeerific so I'll try to add more oomph to it:
there's a particular episode that has touched the hearts of many on this show and that's the Mini-Squid episode. It tells the ficitonal dream event of Eiko finding a mini Ika Musume and raising it as her own pet till her last breath. In the end it turns out to be a dream Eiko dreamed and she for some reason decided to tell Sanae whom reacted the way you'd expect her to.

Also what I didn't talk about last time was the fact that unlike her supporting cast, how much character development Ika herself goes through learning about the ways of the surface world and its dwellers. We not only follow her on her conquest to rule all humanity but also learn about the things she can do. That's where the show's true charm lies in. If the supporting cast isn't enough to intrigue you, then Ika's journey should most definitely be.


In conclusion: If you like lighthearted comedies that don't try too hard to be funny, WATCH THIS SHOW! Watch it for the Squid of destiny if the others don't tickle your fancy. also make 100% sure that you watch the Mini-Squid episode.
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Nice review
The plot sounds kind of weird, a girl comes to the land from the depths of the sea to conquer humanity for its pollution? lol Sounds weird, but it intrigues me.
Good work, keep it up ^^
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Hilarity ensues afterward so yes Gohanmaster, WATCH THIS SHOW!
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(Happy Belated Birthday )

I saw this on the list of the new anime this season and it's on my watch list already. I might watch it next.

Nice review yet again!
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This is just the show you have to watch when you're feeling down. It'll cheer you up immediately.
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lol ive been wanting to know what this was called, thanks for the review
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Hmm, maybe you should check out some anime news threads about the latest anime season lineup every 3 months to check out the titles and stuff about the anime that will premiere during that season. It might help you recognize some ongoing shows and pump you up to watch them.
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Great review. I finally got around to watching this one. It was great, so many hilarious moments. The dream scene with the mini ika musume, the johnny and depp dolls and the episode where ika musume is sick were some of my favourites. I really should of watched this as it was getting released. I watched every episode in one day and loved it.
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Now you know why I labeled it as a crime not mentioning Squid Girl as a top ten this season. It is THAT DARN GOOD of a show.
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definitely. Had I watched this before making the list it would have definitely secured a spot within the top 10.
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