Shinryaku! Ika Musume EP1

Shinryaku! Ikamusume

So here’s a series that I’ve been looking forward to seeing it animated.

It’s actually a recent discovery of mine; I knew about a manga that featured an anthromoprhic squid girl from a while ago, but nothing more.

Then just four days ago I found a torrent for RAW manga files and I gave it a shot. The manga itself is very interesting and funny. If there’s an English translation I’d suggest giving it a try. Remember to support the creators while you’re at it!

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The entire story revolves around a squid girl that comes to the surface to “invade” humanity that has polluted the seas for so long.

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Yet despite her efforts to secure the beach hut as her base of operations, she somehow ends up working for them for a bit.

Hit past the break for more overview and images from EP1!

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Her stay becomes even longer when Ikamusume kills a mosquito by blasting a hole in the kitchen wall.

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Of course she isn’t the brightest of the bunch, and thinks that Takeru is another one of her comrades.

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Apparently her squid ink makes excellent spaghetti though. This kind of spaghettis are popular in Japan; I’ve personally had them when I lived there as well.

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But Ikamusume’s intention to “invade” land still hasn’t been abandoned, it seems. Which lands her in a very, very scary situation that leads to this↓

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What now?

All in all, it was a very enjoyable first episode. It stayed amazingly faithful to the original manga.

I’ve read until Vol. 2 so far. I think Ikamusume is an anime that people should keep an eye on; it does the “gag” part nicely.

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