Squid Girl 2

Alt title: Shinryaku!? Ika Musume

TV (12 eps)
2011
Fall 2011
4.041 out of 5 from 3,960 votes
Rank #1,227

One evening, after watching a film about invading aliens being defeated by humans, Squid Girl finds a new wave of enthusiasm for her own invasion. Determined to prove her formidable nature to everyone, the young invader decides to do everything in her power to get the fear and recognition she deserves. From putting her all into a jellyfish catching contest and facing off against a dog, to attempting to recruit a class of elementary school students to her cause, Squid Girl won't rest until humanity pays for polluting the sea... or at least until she gets her next fix of shrimp.

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Who's Up For A Squid-vasion?! / Ink That's A Love Rival?! / Making A Few Squid With Jellyfish image

Episode 1

Who's Up For A Squid-vasion?! / Ink That's A Love Rival?! / Making A Few Squid With Jellyfish

Shall We Swim To An Elementary School?! Squid In Cosplay?! Floating Above Sea Level image

Episode 2

Shall We Swim To An Elementary School?! Squid In Cosplay?! Floating Above Sea Level

How About A Squiddle Walk?! Time To Squidzercise?! Wanna Lend A Helping Tentacle?! image

Episode 3

How About A Squiddle Walk?! Time To Squidzercise?! Wanna Lend A Helping Tentacle?!

Squidn't that English?! Ink you can stop it?! Get my drift?! image

Episode 4

Squidn't that English?! Ink you can stop it?! Get my drift?!

I Ink That's Radio-controlled?! Squidn't it Tanabata?! A squiddle playtime alone?! image

Episode 5

I Ink That's Radio-controlled?! Squidn't it Tanabata?! A squiddle playtime alone?!

Run, Squid, Run?! Ink that an SP?! Wanna go on an esquidpade?! image

Episode 6

Run, Squid, Run?! Ink that an SP?! Wanna go on an esquidpade?!

Care To Squidertain Our Guests?! Ink That Amnesia?! You Porpoise Joining The Club?! image

Episode 7

Care To Squidertain Our Guests?! Ink That Amnesia?! You Porpoise Joining The Club?!

Watch My Shell While I'm Out?! Quitting Cold Squid?! Come Down With A Squiddle Heat Stroke?! image

Episode 8

Watch My Shell While I'm Out?! Quitting Cold Squid?! Come Down With A Squiddle Heat Stroke?!

Eel You Play House With Me?! Didn't We Have A Squidrrangement?! Shall We Jet Over To An Amusement Park?! image

Episode 9

Eel You Play House With Me?! Didn't We Have A Squidrrangement?! Shall We Jet Over To An Amusement Park?!

Squid Meets Grill?! Wanna Learn Self-Squidfense?! Aren't You Freezing Your Tentacles Off?! image

Episode 10

Squid Meets Grill?! Wanna Learn Self-Squidfense?! Aren't You Freezing Your Tentacles Off?!

Squidn't That Hypnosis?! Shall We Join Tentacles?! I Ink We're Alone Now?! image

Episode 11

Squidn't That Hypnosis?! Shall We Join Tentacles?! I Ink We're Alone Now?!

Practice Makes Squid Perfect?! Ink That A Festival?! image

Episode 12

Practice Makes Squid Perfect?! Ink That A Festival?!

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7

NOTE: The overall score is NOT an average of the other values This sequel closely follows the path left by its predecessor. Not much in the way of story (don't expect compelling backstory or dramatic plot twists), just light-hearted day-to-day adventures of Ika and the gang. Expect a hearty dose of humor. Brightly-coloured and fluid, the animation does a fine job of conveying the feelings of the characters on their faces. Nothing too fancy or distinct, just suitable. The background music complements the on-screen events with subtlety. Upbeat when needed, slow and somber during sad moments. I particularly enjoyed the opening song, but that's just personal preference. Other than that, the voice actors do a very good jod in conveying the feelings and quirks of their respective characters, never sounding bored or over-enhusiastic. Of course, Ika's cute trademark "-de geso" makes a reappearance. In the final episode, Chizuru notes: "Hasn't Ika Musume become the center of our lives?". That statement couldn't be more true. The show revolves around Ika, with the other characters simply being there to explore (and exploit) her distinct traits. Everyone has their roles, and Ika is the wildcard. However, this is by no means a bad thing. Ika is loveable and adorable, even when scared or depressed. Her (mis)adventures are humorous and entertaining, making the show a very enjoyable watch. Overall, this show is highly recommendable to anyone looking for a small, light-hearted anime. If you liked the previous season, you will find something to love in this one too. If not, I feel sorry for you, for being such a dark-natured individual. Go back to watching Evangelion. :P

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