Shinryaku! Ika Musume S2 Episode 1

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The first season of Shinryaku! Ika Musume began airing exactly a year ago this month. Back then, there wasn’t much buzz around it as it was not well known outside of Japan. However, it became a runaway hit – something probably not anticipated by the staff.

Now, a year later, we have the first episode of the second season. Needless to say, it met expectations.

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Hit past the break for more.

Ika Musume 2nd Season Title, Director Announced

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So, as many of you know by now, the mega-hit anime from Fall 2010 “Shinryaku! Ika Musume” is getting a 2nd season.

In a magazine, it was revealed today that the title for it would be slightly different:

Shinryaku!? Ika Musume (侵略!?イカ娘)

Keen observers would note the addition of a “?” in the title. Where the name for the 1st season was an assertive, the name for the 2nd season really calls into question if Ika Musume is invading at all.

Does it matter? Somewhat. We’ve already seen that Ika Musume isn’t fulfilling her “promise” and this name announcement really reveals the direction the series will be taking.

In related news, it was also revealed that the director of the 1st season, Mizushima Tsutomu will be making a return as the General Director.

I suppose it’ll be safe to assume that we’ll be seeing a very similar style of plot compared to the 1st season. No date has been set yet.

Ika Musume 2nd Season Confirmed!

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Rejoice!

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There has been rumors circulating from a week ago that the Fall 2010 anime Ika Musume will see a second season. There were supposedly “leaked” photos of posters and magazine articles, but they were all said to be fakes. However, this announcement on from the Ika Musume homepage confirms the initial leaks.

The show was indeed a runaway hit despite initial speculations, and it’s found many followers overseas as well.

The official announcement on the Ika Musume Homepage can be seen here.

In other news, Ika Musume and Ferrari will be collaborating to to enter the Super GT (formerly known as JGTC) with a Ika Musume branded car.

Shinryaku! Ika Musume EP12

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I was going through my recent posts when I realized that I never finished covering the Ika Musume series on this blog.

Part A


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So there’s a beach volleyball competition, with the grand prize being a 3DTV. Ika Musume wants it(mistaking that she could eat the 3D vision) and Eiko wants it too (thinking it would be awesome to play games in 3D).

A few more images and my thoughts past the break.