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Shinryaku!? Ika Musume

Shinryaku!? Ika Musume

Alternative Titles

English: Squid Girl 2
Synonyms: The Invader Comes From the Bottom of the Sea!, Shinryaku! Ika Musume 2
Japanese: 侵略!?イカ娘


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 27, 2011 to Dec 25, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.651 (scored by 15784 users)
Ranked: #10542
Popularity: #985
Members: 28,434
Favorites: 49
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The nefarious Squid Girl is back to continue her self-appointed mission to invade the surface world. Or that's what she would do, if she could just stop getting distracted by squidding movies, reading squidly manga, and making friends as only a squid could make them. Squid Girl must overcome not only danger found at every turn, but her own squidly good nature as well.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Shinryaku! Ika Musume
Prequel: Shinryaku! Ika Musume
Sequel: Shinryaku!! Ika Musume

Characters & Voice Actors

Ika Musume
Ika Musume
Kanemoto, Hisako
Kanemoto, Hisako
Kim, Seo Yeong
Kim, Seo Yeong
Aizawa, Eiko
Aizawa, Eiko
Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Lee, Yong Sin
Lee, Yong Sin
Aizawa, Chizuru
Aizawa, Chizuru
Tanaka, Rie
Tanaka, Rie
Yeo, Min Jeong
Yeo, Min Jeong
Gotou, Tetsuo
Gotou, Tetsuo


Yamamoto, Yasutaka
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Osedo, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Dec 14, 2011
I'll come right out and say it; I enjoyed the first season of Ika Musume very much. But I'll try my best to stay fair throughout this review.

Ika Musume season 2,like the previous season, provides 2 short stories/situations for each episodes. The show did a pretty damn good job at keeping each episode fresh with a different topic. Being limited to the beach, it's surprising how they can keep up with new things. Despite the fact that the setting was something that was prone to become boring quickly, Ika Musume season 2 pulled it off nicely. (well, so far.) I have to admit that read more
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Dec 31, 2011
After a year of absence, Ika Musume returns once again to invade the anime world, bringing along with her all the gags and skits of the first season back for another run. For those who have watched season one of Ika Musume, this is definitely a must-watch. But even for those who haven't watched season one, you won't be missing anything if you jump right into the second season. All you need to know is that there's a squid girl "attempting" to invade the land. Shinryaku!? Ika Musume is essentially the exact replica of the first season except with different stories so don't go into read more
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-both the main characters are very similar & have a specific goal throughout the series
-each episode includes short skits that make up the plot
-same balance in comedy & similar art style
-both characters experience and learn new things to fulfill their goals

Tomoko: new student currently attending highschool for the first time who is trying to accomplish popularity by experiencing and discovering what it's like to be "part of the group" with the help of her friend, Yu.

Squid Girl: new citizen currently inhabiting the surface land for the first time and is trying to accomplish her goal of invading the world by experiencing and discovering what life is like on the surface with the help of her new friends.

Both MC's are creatures with some human-like features.

Both MC's found themselves hanging out in some food establishment.

Both MC's have a mission on the place they went through.

Both MC's can be rather annoying.

Both animes have comedy and slice of life.


The MC in one anime is a half human and half squid and has special abilities, while the other one is just a pesky bird who simply can talk.

One anime is set in some tropical seaside beach in southern Japan, while the setting in another anime is in some shopping district in the city.

One anime has no mini skirt fanservice, whiled the other anime does have some subtle fanservice in some character's.

Opening Theme

"HIGH POWERED" by sphere

Ending Theme

"Kimi wo Shirukoto (君を知ること)" by Ika Musume (Hisako Kanemoto)

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