Ika Musume is finally back after a week of hiatus, thus brightening our day with more hijinks.
Part I – Fun with Remote Controlled Cars
If you have played with a RF controlled car in childhood, it was a lot of fun because you can move the car remotely opposed to pushing it. Being able to control it from far away was great and all, but there is always a potential that it can crash into a wall and burn. Ika unfortunately learns the hard way when she plays with Takeru’s RF truck on the beach while he was away and eventually totals it. The aftermath was humorous as Ika is willing to do anything for forgiveness. In the end, he finds out and accepts her apology.
Thankfully, three idiot scientists fixed the RF truck and turbocharged it. As long you never press the MIT button, it looks cool. After pressing that button, it becomes something you don’t want to know.
Part II – Ika’s Tanabata Wish Woes
Believe it or not, this was the most hilarious part of the episode since it’s all about making wishes and tying them on a tree. In the Japanese culture, Tanabata (七夕) is a star festival that celebrates the meeting of deities Orihime (おりひめ) and Hikoboshi (ひこぼし) on the seventh day of the 7th lunar month every year. Sanae mentions their story briefly, with herself and Ika staring them respectively. It was pretty cute.
As for the wishes, there were some amusing ones like Takeru’s friends wanting Ika’s invasion to become successful. On the other hand, Ika was so finicky at first, until she realizes that everyone is after her. Not only that, Kiyomi’s hidden wish was hilarious because she wants a bigger chest, which seemed embarrassing to her. At least she is not the only one who desires this.
Part III – Playing Alone
The third part was just depressing because nobody was free to play with Takeru in the park. As a result, he tried to have fun alone, but it doesn’t quite work out. In contrast, Ika had lots of fun. She eventually spent time watching ants going into their home. This is kind of sad since she is alone most of the time, thus has to entertain herself.
On a side note, I don’t get why she always laugh at the stuff on television even though it’s not funny. What disturbed me more is when the lady forecasted a typical cyclone that will hit Japan and she giggled at it. Considering that this is something serious, Ika should have some decency not to do that. Then again, she doesn’t really care what other people think of her, so it doesn’t matter that much.
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Her laughing at things humans don’t find funny is just her squid nature, just like how she solves advanced maths problems with squid thinking that Eiko could not grasp even when she drew a drawing of how her squid thinking works
Daaawww this episode! I loved it a few touching moments too and Ika at the park! The best ever she really can find anything fun.
The way she save the ants from those two kids were pretty nice. It kind of shows how bad human nature is to living things, even insects.
I want to adopt her! For an invader, she sure has a lot a feelings for the things living on that planet.
Don’t we all want to, especially if it’s a Mini Ika. :p