Posted by psgels on 14 December 2010 with categories: Shinryaku! Ika Musume




What…. was the inspiration for that first segment? This show has this tendency to sometimes use really creepy jokes, and this was another one of them. I mean, Squid Girl is one thing, but even I would be disturbed if I had to sleep next to such a creepy doll. Just shows the bizarre things that kids get into at a young age. Oh, and of course Eiko as a child was awesome.

The other two segments mainly stood out because of some hilarious standalone jokes. The American researchers have always been a bit corny, but I have to admit that I laughed really hard when that black guy put on that invisibility suit and started toying with Squid Girl and Eiko. In the same way, I loved it when Squid Girl got attacked by all kinds of animals in the third segment. My favourite was the bear.

Oh, and that first segment was also good in the way that we finally saw an entire segment of Sanae without these obsessive tendencies of her. That was really needed to balance out her character, and remind us that she used to be just a normal girl and childhood friend of Eiko.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

4 Responses

  1. totoum says:

    ” we finally saw an entire segment of Sanae without these obsessive tendencies of her.”

    Dressing in a really pretty dress and rushing right away to the top of the cliff after hearing ika musume was over there seems pretty obsessive to me :)

  2. Solaris says:

    Lol what a bully snake there XD

  3. totoum says:

    oh wait,I got my segments mixed up,what I was talking about happened in the 3rd segment,oops!

  4. Daggeraxe says:

    “What… was the inspiration for that first segment?”

    Ever heard of Chucky?

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  • Bam
    (Monday, Oct 20. 2014 07:59 PM)
    @Ninja: I’m referring to the best Fate fanfic ever. It’s a couple of pages back.
  • ninjarealist
    (Monday, Oct 20. 2014 07:52 PM)
    @Bam lol, what was that comment about aimed jokes in reference to?
  • Bam
    (Monday, Oct 20. 2014 07:48 PM)
    @Emma: exactly!
  • Bam
    (Monday, Oct 20. 2014 07:47 PM)
    It’s a common mistake to aim jokes higher then 45°, as the formed trajectory does not intersect with many a heads.
  • ninjarealist
    (Monday, Oct 20. 2014 07:46 PM)
    @Emma You’ve seen TiT and both Sasami spin-offs but not Tenchi Universe? That’s rare.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Oct 20. 2014 07:40 PM)
    @Bam: …By the power of…authorial authority =O
    @Realist: Have not much experience with Tenchi beyond tenchi in tokyo and the two sasami spinoffs.
  • Bam
    (Monday, Oct 20. 2014 07:34 PM)
    @Aidan: you just don’t seem to get it m8, fanfics are often lame by design.
    And hey … it’s not like the internal logic of Fate makes all that much sense to begin with; it’s an anything goes kinda universe, and anything that doesn’t fit Nasu just makes if fit with whatever phlebotinum necessary.
  • ninjarealist
    (Monday, Oct 20. 2014 07:29 PM)
    @Emma According to this guy, Kiyone might well be the first tsundere: http://www.uselesstenchi.org/Forum/index.php?topic=203.0 (yes, I realize how ridiculous this forum and specifically this post are)
  • Emma
    (Monday, Oct 20. 2014 07:25 PM)
    Hmmm other tsundere characters that existed before Rin Tohsaka are Madoka Ayukawa and Akane Tendo.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Oct 20. 2014 07:17 PM)
    I would be of the opinion of limiting reviews to a general coverage with 200-300 words.
    I’m not knocking anyone’s review style, thats just how I would generally do it.
    The bit about long reviews, often people don’t like reading alot or for very long when looking at a screen, so the 200-300 words approach seems most advisable.

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