Incensed at the damage done to the sea and its wildlife at the the hands of humanity, Squid Girl rises from the depths of the ocean to enslave humanity! Her mission proves more difficult than it first seems, however, when she gets dragooned into working at the Aizawa beach restaurant. Will the easily distracted, blissfully ignorant, and slightly thick Ika-Musume convert her managers' humble house into her base? Will she use the power of her mighty tentacles to bring all of humanity to heel? Or will she at least learn how to properly wait tables?
Who's up for a squid-vasion? / Hold on a squid, aren't you a compatriot? / Aren't I just the squiddiest?
Wait a squid, aren't you on my side? / Up for a squid-celebration? / Wanna play with this squid?
Aren't you a fraidy-squid? / You're the squid's sworn enemy, aren't you? / Squidzooks! Aren't you a new recruit?
How much is that squiddy in the window? / Ride 'em, Squiddy! / You're phonier than an 11-tentacled squid!
Not from this sea, are you? / Why not join the school of fish? / Wouldn't having a pet be squidtastic?
Up for an inkredible Hero Stage Show? / Squidn't you be studying right now? / Is this inkfatuation or love?
Focus your tentacles on her! / Feeling inkuisitive? / A squiddle work never killed anyone.
Aren't you a squiddle under the weather? / Ink that a new ability? / Squidn't you bring an umbrella?
Wanna doorbell ditch, squiddo? / Can squids put on make-up? / Holy squid! Is that a secret weapon?
Isn't that a Teru Teru bosquid? / What squidsn't there to like? / One! Two! Three squids, you're out!
I ink that's a doll? / Isn't that fishy? / Squids to match my mountains.
You feeling lucky, squid? / Quite the squidicament we're in. / An even worse squidicament!
It’s no secret that I like silly slice of life anime. Generally the less plot on display, the happier I am. So, when I fired up Shinryaku! Ika-musume, I knew there was a significant chance that I’d at least like the show. But this little anime’s potent mix of outlandish situations and well-placed narrative... read more
Anime in 200 Words: Squid Girl
Premise: Squid Girl washes up onto the beach with plans to conquer the surface world and make them pay for the serious crime of polluting the seas... and then she gets suckered into working at a beach restaurant and everything goes awry.
Environment: There’s an environmental message here, but it’s not obnoxious... read more
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