Fall 2011 Anime First Impressions: Squid Girl Season 2

Squid Girl Season 2

Plot Synopsis: After being reminded that she hasn’t really been trying very hard to take over the world, Squid Girl decides it’s time to get her invasion plans back in full swing. Along the way she must contend with various traps from the humans, a crazed stalker, and an attack on the beach from a school of rogue jellyfish.

Thoughts: Squid Girl is back and is pretty much exactly the same as last year only now they don’t have to waste time with introductions so they can get right to the gags. Seriously, it’s pretty much indistinguishable from the last season. That’s hardly a bad thing though, so long as you thought the first season was funny. It’s all the same type of humour; Squid Girl does wacky things and says squid a lot. If you thought that was funny the first time around then you’ll probably think it’s funny now. If you didn’t think it was funny the first time around you probably won’t think it’s funny now. That’s pretty much how sequels work.

If you haven’t watched the first season, you can pretty easily start with the second if you wanted to. The characters aren’t exactly deep since they’re just foils for Squid Girl’s hijinks. I honestly can’t even remember the other characters’ names and instead just identify them by their defining characteristic (the serious one, the scary one, the stalker, etc.). Not seeing the first season might leave you lost on certain elements of the series, but nothing that would prevent you from finding the second season funny. Crunchyroll still has the first season streaming anyway, so you might as well start there.

Score: 3/5

Squid Girl is being simulcast on Crunchyroll.

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