Ika Musume is back after taking a second break. Guess whose back?
Part I – Jogging Adventure
Although I don’t really exercise much, jogging in the morning during summer for most people is a nice experience because it’s not too hot. On the other hand, it’s kind of odd to see Chizuru getting all motivated while Goro exhausts himself from the heat. I suppose he was so concentrated on impressing her that he doesn’t care about passing out in the end.
Meanwhile, Eiko and Takeru gave an entertaining tour of the city for Ika. The part that made me laugh was the Buddha statue. Eiko apparently told a joke of a statue with special powers and forces that will prevent an invasion to scare her. When they gone inside, Ika realized that the story they told her is fake. This kind of shows how gullible she actually is.
Part II – Sanae becomes a Special Police
For most people, a Special Police is usually something that came out of a movie or the United States Secret Service who protects the presidents, current and former. Apparently, Ika is famous enough to get one. It’s Sanae, the biggest fangirl of Ika. Surprisingly, she acts like a professional one and protects her at every possible moment.
I knew that she couldn’t resist her temptations and took a peek of her while they sleep. It’s just hilarious to see her fell in every trap she set up before falling out of the window. I guess Sanae failed as an SP since she couldn’t control herself and do the job. There is no way in hell anyone would hire her even if she looked capable.
Part III – Mini-Ika’s Outdoor Exploration
This is the part that most people waited for, the sequel of the Mini-Ika segment from Episode 5 in the first season. I have to say, this was quite nostalgic as it had similarities to retro cartoons, which uses little to no dialogue and told everything through animation. Although simple, it was a very endearing to watch her fly in the sky with a paper, sunbathing on a sunflower, using a flower as a dress, etc.
If you compared the second segment to the first one, the latter was a bit more cheerful and heartwarming than a tearjerker like the former. Also, Mini-Ika in the ending was simply the cherry on top of the strawberry sundae. ¶