From the least of all sources you’d expect, the official WAGNARIA twitter account.
This screencap has a timecode (seen at bottom right) meaning that it’s pretty much a completed product.
There were some initial concerns regarding the 2nd season because of an illustration that appeared in NewType a few months ago, which featured art styles that were slightly different from the original. It was bad enough that it caused many on 2ch to downgrade their expectations for the 2nd season. though with this screencap it seems the original art style has been kept.
Meanwhile, the official twitter account also has reported on the progress of the 2nd season in the making. So far, it has been going quite smoothly and it is set to air beginning October 2011 on 9 different networks.
Yuri lying on bed – a design we’ve seen in last year’s dakimakura.
Nakamura Yuri / Angel Beats!
Yui, Sekine, Hisako, Irie / Angel Beats!
Yui, Iwasawa / Angel Beats!
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.