Here’s my review of the 1st season
The Squid Girl : The invader comes from the bottom of the sea!
Invader Squid Girl!
Genres: comedy, slice of life
Themes: Beach, Invaders
Number of episodes: 13
Just like Working’s 2nd season, not much has changed in Squid Girl 2 so I don’t need to say anything about plot, animation and music since they’re all the same.The original cast also hasn’t changed in the slightest.
Ika Musume: OG nicknames for her: “The Squid of Destiny” and “Da Squid”, is still a lovable student of the Invader Zim school of…invading. She still spends most of her time doing what she does best while learning new things at the same time.
I also noticed this recently but for some reason, certain fansubbers have been spicing the translations with squid puns. Why? I don’t know. Apparently it’s been going on since the 1st season. I guess I was lucky to not have seen that fansub version last year. This year I wasn’t as lucky. Oh well, I ignore the puns and instead read the words in basic English. Problem solved.
Cindy (or is it Cyndi) Campbell is still a stereotypically gorgeous American blonde bombshell who wants to take Ika back to her lab for “tests” as she claims but nation members know she has…other reasons.
Sanae is still a girl who is truly in love with Ika and has become a masochist thanks to Da Squid’s constant tentacle slaps to hold Sanae at bay. Many members of the nation pity Sanae because it’s obvious that her love for Da Squid are pure but her perverted mind and inability to approach Ika in a calm manner (usually) prevent Ika from seeing Sanae as a trustworthy person who can show Ika “the light”. this season it’s made even more obvious that Sanae will do whatever it takes to make The Squid of Destiny her girlfriend. Satou from Working could learn a thing or two from Sanae.
Kiyomi is still Da Squid’s one true friend who hangs out with her whenever she appears on the show. However, she’s not alone this time.
The girl I address as Orangekini…the ONLY anime girl in existence to affect me with the feal87 virus. She reminds me of a busty girl I had a crush on back in Grade School…oh the humanity. Ask Kaminarianime, even he couldn’t resist her inexplicable sexual appeal.
The reasons why I enjoyed this season as much as the 1st one are similar to why I enjoyed Working 2. However, with this show there’s a little more behind my appreciation of it. This season hit “the nation” members with a huge surprise. That’s right doods and peeps, Squid Girl is secretly an all-girl yuri harem with The Squid of Destiny as the price. I’m serious, almost EVERY girl on the show has their eyes on Da Squid and want to “spend time with her”. As the show progresses,we notice that Sanae isn’t the only one after Da Squid’s affections. Now Ika isn’t as powerful as the chosen one, the great Iono-sama’s prodigy, Mayu Morita, but she certainly has potential to create a harem of her own. Other than that, everything that made the 1st season awesome can be found here. Again, little to no progress is made plot wise but like Working, the show’s appeal isn’t in its plot.
In conclusion: I repeat, if you liked the 1st season, you’ll love the 2nd one…etc. etc. etc.
P.S.: I forgot to mention that like last time, this season is also hit and miss. Some sketches are definitely noteworthy while others fall flat on their backs. I admit that the beginning of this season wasn’t very impressive but thankfully it picked up quickly and the misses weren’t as plentiful. Keep this fact in mind when approaching one or both seasons.