Invasion! Squid Girl #01 — Pokopon Maritime Invasion

October 4th, 2010


Deja vu.


Not a bad comedy, but I feel like they could have done a lot more with this episode. A lot of it felt like I was just watching a complete rehash of Keroro, right down to the little boy addressing the alien/nautical widlife by military rank. That doesn’t mean that it’s bad by any stretch, but it didn’t really have all that many jokes or character archetypes that weren’t pulled right from Keroro and dumped onto a beach. Unfortunately, one of those is also the incredibly irritating speech tick that drives me up a wall.

Production was good. Nothing to write home about, but solid. The music could use a lot of work though. It was strangely absent during a few scenes and didn’t quite fit for most of the rest. The first part had been all but released as promos before this so… well… it’s hard to be particularly impressed by that. Let’s just forego that. The second part was a little better, with Squid recruiting the sisters’ brother and turning him into a ‘squid.’ The last part was a little less directed and mostly about Chizuru being nice until pushed and her forcing the Squid to vomit delicious squid ink everywhere.

It wasn’t bad, but it feels pretty uninspired. If you’ve seen the first couple episodes of Keroro, you’ve seen every one of these jokes before and that takes away a lot of the enjoyment since the two have nigh identical beginnings and characters. It’s hard to tell whether it’ll try to differentiate itself more or continue copying. I haven’t watched that much Keroro, but it’d be nice to feel like there was actually a little bit of creativity being put into this. This isn’t exactly the strongest staff around and Diomedea ain’t Sunrise either though, so… I guess Mondays are still a big question mark depending on what show manages to improve in the coming weeks.



The Squid discovered men, and dogs.

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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Nothikago says:

    de geso~

  • Mesousa says:

    Diomedea must have been to rehab while making this, afte rmaking Kodomo no Jikan and single-handedly ruining Haruka Nogizaka.

  • Lero says:

    Overkill to kill a fly…. I feel so bad for that fly somehow XD.
    The boy expression creeped me alot the first fraction of second when saw this.

  • Wilfriback says:

    1:20 was a ronery cap and 1:26 was a manly looking there Squid-girl.

  • Jack Damn says:

    Finally…someone with blue hair.

  • linger says:

    Wait, this hasn’t aired on TV Tokyo yet, has it?

  • Anise_Punter says:

    That was as delightfully stupid as I had hoped.

  • Solaris says:

    I enjoyed this quite a bit. I feared another stupid fanservice anime, but i was proven wrong this time (not that fanservice may still pop up later…). Maybe the fact i didn’t watch to keroro before helped quite a bit, did it?

  • Michael says:

    Squid girl much cuter then frog tho…