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侵略!イカ娘 1期 コンプリート DVD-BOX (全12話, 276分) アニメ [DVD] [Import]
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 言語 : 日本語
- 製品サイズ : 13.5 x 1.5 x 19 cm; 83.16 g
- EAN : 5022366527040
- 製造元リファレンス : 5022366527040
- メディア形式 : PAL, インポート
- 時間 : 4 時間 49 分
- 吹き替え: : 英語
- 字幕: : 英語
- ASIN : B0087DTGP2
- ディスク枚数 : 2
The extra mini episodes were a nice bonus and lots of enjoyment came from watching the end credits of each episode all the way to the end for the twist.
This two disc set includes all twelve episodes of the first season of the 'Squid Girl' anime. Each episode is split into three short stories that are all entertaining to watch and very funny at times. Each of the short storylines in based on one or more chapters of the original manga and although some of the chapters have been expanded on or joined with other chapters, the series does a relatively good job of adapting the manga. My favourite parts of the series have to be the brilliantly done Won't You Keep It? and the greatly funny Won't You Fight?, but all the episodes are very entertaining. The tone of the anime is very light-hearted but the series is capable of producing some surprisingly emotional moments as well. The animation for the series is nicely done as well. The characters in the anime are all relatively interesting but I must say that Chizuru probably ranks as one of my favourite characters from any anime.
'Squid Girl' is the first anime I have watched entirely in both Japanese and English, and while I do personally prefer the Japanese version the English dub is relatively good once you get used to the incessant squid puns. Most of the English voice actors do very well and suit their characters nicely but I did think the voices for the three idiot scientists were off somewhat. The translation is generally nicely handled but oddly there are some differences between the episode names on the list from the inside cover of the DVD and the episode previews on the disk itself.
Bonus material includes on this set are an interview with Squid Girl's Japanese voice actress, instructions on how to make a Squid Girl hat and two Mini-Squid Girl OVA's. None of these are dubbed however.
'Squid Girl' is a very entertaining and light-hearted anime and I feel that it deserves around four and a half stars.
The show is a great character comedy and of course, Squid Girl is the star. She's optmisitic, enthuasiastic, easily bored and distraced and easily led. The writers never forget that she is a squid so stories revolve situations such as her sudden infatuation with umbrellas, arguing with her own echo, spends 10000 yen on shrimp and is scared by inflatable killer whales. She used about 100 puns per episode too, such as "beat the squid out of you".
The other characters are fun and interesting too: like Chizuru who takes passive aggressive to a new level and Sanae who is fixated on Squid Girl. Now I've watched the series I want to see more of them, which is always the sign of a succesful show.
Whilst only having a few laugh out moments, Squid Girl is consistently fun and breezy. Smartly written and wwith gorgeous animation it's well worth 17 squid.
All the characters are great in their own way, from the quietly scary big sis Chizuru Aizawa, through younger sister, the pushy, red-headed Eiko, who run the 'Beach House 'Lemon'' seaside restaurant, and their little brother Takeru, who adores Squid Girl, and calls her 'Squid Girly' in the English dub (Ika Nee-chan, lit. 'Big Squid Sister' in the Japanese); he thinks of her as a big sister and playmate. Squid Girl herself is bonkers; she was sent to the surface world to conquer humanity for polluting the oceans, but has not exactly researched her invasion; she thinks there are only about 1,000 people in the world! She never thinks anything through, has the attention span of a goldfish (or maybe a squid?), is scared of plastic killer-whale buoyancy toys, and eats like a horse (but not a sea-horse!); in one episode, she was given 10,000 yen (about £70) as a reward for finding and returning a lost wallet, and spent it all on prawns from the local supermarket, which she then proceeded to eat all in one go! She sometimes vomits up black squid ink (which Chizuru decides to use as spaghetti sauce in the restaurant, at which Eiko comments 'You cannot be serious?! I just watched her honk that up!'), and loves teasing waitress Nagisa Saitō, who is the only person who is genuinely scared of her, and actually sees her as a threat to humanity! However, she soon warms to the other characters, and becomes a good friend and useful employee of the restaurant, aided by her ability to use her tentacles to carry multiple orders to customers at once!
I really enjoyed the series, except that it was too short at only 12 episodes, but there is a second season in the offing; I can't wait!
Squid Girl is just that, fast, bright, funny and cute as custard (is that a strange simile?) Kids will love this, and so too, older people who still have a child alive inside them.
With a burning passion to champion her home (the sea,) and yet no understanding of the human world, Squid Girl comes ashore. Showing off her powers, she causes damage, and being basicly a good person at heart, she end up working as a waitress in a beach cafe to pay for the repairs. Soon accepted by the family that runs the cafe, Squid Girl will learn, and bide her time, as she plans her conquest. ha ha ha !
Each of the twelve episodes is split into event cameos. Like the test of courage trip to the gaveyard, the visit to the local school, the very touching dream sequence, the climb up the mountain, the meeting with the insanely funny MIT alien hunters, etc etc, each filled with wonderful comic misunderstandings. There are some quite emotional parts too, but no spoilers on those. The OVA mini episodes in the extras are fun too..... You may fall in love with her, but you will always be second to shrimp。