Screenshot Check and Quick Impressions – Shinryaku! Ika Musume

The comedic story of one squid girl’s attempt to invade and conquer the land-dwellers has been a surprise pick-up on my part. It hasn’t been the funniest show of the season but it’s been pretty solid so far which makes it somewhat difficult to discussion. Good enough that it’s hard to discuss what’s wrong with it but not quite good enough that I can expound at length why it’s awesome. So I’m going change the format I normally use.

Rating for episode 19/12 A-
Rating for episode 2
8/12 B+
Rating for episode 3
9/12 A-
Rating for episode 4
7/12 B
Rating for episode 5
10/12 A
Anticipation Level:
3/5 Average to Medium

Being a Squid girl, one component to the comedy of the series is the fish-out-of-water type.

She thinks school is a military base to train soldiers. This is their hacking room. Incidentally, even with four appendages typing, she can only type at 15 words per minute.


This is were their chemical warfare laboratory is.

Another component to this show is Squid Girl being cute.

Mini Squid Girl showed up in episode 5 and was an instant hit.


This is an example of a typical story in Shinryaku! Ika Musume.

Lady shows up looking for an alien and decides Squid Girl is one and brainwashes Squid Girl to believe it as well.


So Squid Girl does what aliens do.


But when told that aliens don't eat shrimp but blood from animals, Squid Girl decides she's not an alien.

And there’s various other things tucked into the show that make it funny.


3 thoughts on “Screenshot Check and Quick Impressions – Shinryaku! Ika Musume”

  1. Don’t worry. You’re enjoying it the way it’s meant to be enjoyed, which means you’re enjoying it the same way I’m enjoying it so far.

    Let’s just hope the drama skits don’t go too far, like the manga’s take on Squid’s temporary loss of her tentacles (oops, I didn’t spoil too much, did I?).


  2. Ika Musume is the only anime I follow this season >.< The mini version part was so poignant T_T Overall, the series remind me of Azumanga and Zetsubou Sensei in a way.


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