Squid Girl

Young girls and tentacles! Don't worry, it's not that kind of anime :)

Rating: 3.5

Anime has a very bad reputation when it comes to tentacles, not entirely undeserved: there's been some very, let's say, creative uses of them. But this series has nothing to do with those! Here you'll only find cute comedy and laughs.

The setting: Squid Girl (really, that's the only names she gets) in very angry at humans because they have polluted the sea. She then decides to invade the dry land and conquer humanity, as you do. The tentacles on her head are strong, flexible, extensible, prehensile, and can cut almost everything: you'd think they would be enough to at least impress the first few people she meets. Not so, though: Aizawa Eiko is not impressed, she's upset that her little restaurant on the beach got wrecked. As it turns out, her sister Chizuru is way more fearsome than the poor Squid Girl, who ends up pressed into service waiting tables. Her tentacles are very useful to juggle plates and glasses, and she can even produce ink!

There's gags, situational comedy, humorous romance (the lifeguard likes Chizuru, and the girl Sanae has a crush on Squid Girl), even a group of scientists who want to study Squid Girl. All the ingredients for good fun, mixed in the right proportions.

This is not a series that will be remembered in the annals of the great anime masterpieces, but it is a little gem of comedy, and it will make you laugh from start to finish.

DatesCreated: 2012-09-23 19:40:27 Last modification: 2023-02-10 12:45:24