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Shinryaku! Ika Musume

Shinryaku! Ika Musume

Alternative Titles

English: Squid Girl
Synonyms: The Invader Comes From the Bottom of the Sea!
Japanese: 侵略!イカ娘

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2010 to Dec 21, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.681 (scored by 32097 users)
Ranked: #9762
Popularity: #446
Members: 59,682
Favorites: 401
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Synopsis

Foolish land-born air breathers! Behold the terror from the depths, the tentacled conqueror of humanity: Squid Girl! With your pollution and stuff you really deserve it, so prepare for menacing, inky doom!

Squid Girl has come from the depths of the sea to conquer humanity for its pollution of the ocean. Within moments of arriving on the surface world, our easily distracted, little invertebrate is promptly bullied into working for the Aizawa sisters as a waitress, supplying their restaurant with squid ink. If poor Squid Girl can't handle two pushy Japanese girls, how will she ever subjugate the human race?

(Source: Media Blasters)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Shinryaku! Ika Musume
Side story: Shinryaku! Ika Musume Specials
Sequel: Shinryaku!? Ika Musume
Other: Shinryaku! Ika Musume: Ika Ice Tabena-ika?, Shinryaku! Ika Musume: Kore ga Umi e no Ai Jana-ika!

Characters & Voice Actors

Ika Musume
Ika Musume
Main
Kanemoto, Hisako
Japanese
Kanemoto, Hisako
Cabanos, Christine Marie
English
Cabanos, Christine Marie
...
Aizawa, Eiko
Aizawa, Eiko
Main
Fujimura, Ayumi
Japanese
Fujimura, Ayumi
Lee, Yong Sin
Korean
Lee, Yong Sin
...
Aizawa, Chizuru
Aizawa, Chizuru
Main
Tanaka, Rie
Japanese
Tanaka, Rie
Hauser, Sarah
English
Hauser, Sarah
...
Martin
Martin
Supporting
Gotou, Tetsuo
Japanese
Gotou, Tetsuo
Meza, Jonathan
English
Meza, Jonathan

Staff

Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Kimiya, Shigeru
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamato, Naomichi
Episode Director, Storyboard



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May 23, 2014
Fear_the_Reefer
For decades, mankind has taken the vast, epic ocean environment for granted. As our technology has advanced, so has the scale our pollution, with oil, garbage and toxic waste killing millions upon millions of innocent aquatic life forms. But now, the world below the surface has finally taken enough abuse from the world above, and they’re sending their most powerful, most terrifying soldier to deal with us.

All 1,000 of us.

Okay, so it’s information may be a bit dated, but it’s desire to enslave us and force us to pay for our crimes is no laughing matter. She’s coming, and we have no choice to prepare read more
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Jan 13, 2011
Archaeon
The problem with the anime industry is the continuous failure to capitalise on titles that are actually good, and instead redirect time and resources to producing shows that leave you as empty as a tectonic bowel movement. Every genre has suffered this iniquity, but while most bounce back with other, much better offerings (comparatively speaking), comedy continues to prove the medium's "Achilles heel". Those of you who are fans of Gintama may disagree with that perception, but consider for a moment the number of anime released during the last year that have borne the "comedy" label.

Now have a think about whether they made you laugh, read more
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Recommendations

If you like nonsense comedy, go with Shinryaku! Ika Musume and Azumanga Daioh. The first is some kind of an amateur version of the second, but the laughter is guaranteed either way.

And don't forget: Osaka-san rules all!
Mermaids and squid both come from the sea. This is MAL and that's enough to justify linking the two. Yes.

...

It's also worth noting that both series consist almost entirely of gagtastic slapstick comedy. Mermaid Bride has romance and haremish humour powering a hefty chunk of its jokes, where as Squid Girl has its titular heroine and is devoid of love-love... aside from a lesbian stalker. But those minor differences aside, these two are aimed at 100% the same crowd.

Opening Theme

"Shinryaku no Susume☆ (侵略ノススメ☆)" by ULTRA-PRISM with Ika Musume

Ending Theme

"Metamarism (メタメリズム)" by Kanae Ito

Recent News

Manga 'Shinryaku! Ika Musume' Gets OVA in September ( 1 2 )
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02-27-14, 3:42 AM
New OVA of Shinryaku! Ika Musume Announced ( 1 2 3 )
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06-19-13, 6:00 PM

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