Shinryaku! Ika Musume: Episodes 7 & 8

Hey minna,
back with another double feature of Shinryaku! Ika Musume.  If you don’t already know, I’m a student and this time of year is full of tests and finals, so, I have to make this one quick. Sorry if I can’t go in as much depth as usually would. Starting next week winter break kicks in and I’ll more time, so just bear with me :3

“Won’t You Come for Dinner?”: Ayumi’s father (the guy who made all those creepy Ika-chan costume heads) invites Eiko, Chizuru, and Ika-chan over for dinner.  After an evening filled with awkward and blunt conversation (not to mention the scariest toilet I’ve ever seen). Ayumi’s father reveals that it was all a thank-you for helping his daughter become more sociable.

“Isn’t That Amnesia?”: After falling down a flight of stairs, Ika-chan loses her memory.  Which leaves everyone else open to retell the story. Cindy claims Ika-chan is an alien, Chizuru asserts that she’s her sister.  And Sanae tries to turn Ika-chan into her girlfriend. Luckily, Ika-chan regains (most of) her memory after trying to take her hat off causes a sharp pain…so she really will die if she took it off.

“Won’t You Join a Club?”: Exactly as the name suggests, Ika-chan, along with Kiyomi and her friends from school, form the “Invasion Club”.  Deeming anywhere that they go together “invaded”, eventually encompassing the whole town in their “territory”. Making Episode 7 a pretty fun episode altogether, “Amnesia” is one of my favorite episode-parts so far.

“Won’t You Watch the House?”: Kicking off Episode 8, Ika-chan is left in charge of the house while Eiko and Chizuru work and Takeru is on a school trip, making her responsible extra important is the news of a burglar on the prowl in their neighborhood.  This burglar gets more than he bargained for when he’s forced to put up with Ika-chan’s boredom after she lets him in the house thinking he’s Chizuru’s father. Luckily (?), Sanae had “surveillance” cameras put up in their house, so the burglar was caught red-handed and arrested by the time Chizuru and Eiko got back.

“Won’t You Quit?”: Put simply, Ika-chan is tired of being so easily swayed when shrimp is involved, so she decides to quit cold-turkey.  Avoiding shrimp at all costs.  Seeing the depression state she’s slipped into (and how she hallucinates shrimp in the streets), Eiko and Chizuru decide to trick Ika-chan into eating shrimp again, but it was for her own good, so everything works out fine :3.


“Isn’t That Heat Stroke?”: After mysteriously awakening in the beachside infirmary, Ika-chan finds out he collapsed from heat stroke, and is unable to move until she’s rehydrated and rested.  Unfortunately for her, Sane is also brought in, bring about fears of her treachery, Ika-chan is scared it’s just a trick so Sanae can do unspeakable things to her when she can’t defend herself.  Despite her best efforts, Ika-chan can’t stay awake to keep guard.  But, true to her word, Sanae doesn’t lay a finger on Ika-chan while she’s incapacitated.  Which brings me to think that Sanae is *this* close to doing yaoi-type things to Ika-chan…just you wait, it’s coming.

Sorry about the write-and-run format this time, but, to be honest, Shinryaku! isn’t exactly a plot-driven anime, so it’s really no big deal.  So long as the cute comedy stays good, I’ll keep watching…I’ll probably keep watching just to see how far Sanae goes…

Until next time,
– BeldenOtaku


4 thoughts on “Shinryaku! Ika Musume: Episodes 7 & 8

  1. “Sorry about the write-and-run format this time, but, to be honest, Shinryaku! isn’t exactly a plot-driven anime…”

    Yeah, I know what you mean. I’ve been blogging Shinryaku! Ika Musume! as well and sometimes I find it difficult to come up with anything meaningful to write about besides the episode synopsis.

    I was actually a little disturbed when Ika tried to remove her hat and she started bleeding! o_O

    I find Sanae’s creepy obsession with Ika sometimes painfully awkward in other episodes, but I have to admit that Sanae was actually helpful in the opening act and surprisingly decent in the closing act— well, as decent as one can expect Sanae of being when it comes to Ika. 🙂

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