Yep, Ika finally gets her own invasion club so she can take over mankind! Sort of…
Part I – Ayumi’s Father’s Ika Musume Obsession
Although Eiko’s and Chizuru’s last attempt to make Ayumi more open by dressing her in a maid outfit was mildly successful, it’s only a small step to make her more outgoing. Her father invites them and Ika for a dinner for helping her and it brought a lot of surprises. Aside from his cooking, what made his house look fascinating is his obsession over Ika to the point of worshiping her as an idol. He basically has heads of her as flowerpots in the garden and an automatic bathroom that cleans the person while they do their business. Surprisingly, he acted nicely despite being rivals and the few moments of acting tough.
Part II – Amnesia Attack
This is probably the first time that we saw Ika in this state after taking a fall on the stairs while running to get her favorite food. After losing her mind, I liked how Sanae and Cindy take advantage of this and try to brainwash her with false memories for their own interests. How she reacted afterwards and trusting Eiko by calling her big sister made me laugh. Not only that, she completely forgets about the hat that keeps her alive and tries to take it off. Although the ink dripping from her cap looked terrifying, it restored her memories in an instant. So if you don’t want this happen to you, never run down the stairs in excitement, unless you want a concussion.
Part III – Formation of the Invasion Club
Compared to the other parts, this one was really fun as Kiyomi and her friends team up to make Ika’s invasion a reality. Then again, I don’t know if you can call this an invasion since they aren’t actually taking over the place, but winning everyone’s hearts over and having fun. Nevertheless, hearing the opening from the first season with Kiyomi singing the first lines of it was nostalgic, even though its appeal kind of wore off a bit from listening to many good Idolm@ster songs. Not only that, the high-pitched voice kinds of annoyed me a bit.
On a smaller note, I liked how they put a reference for the Light Music club somewhere. It seems that K-ON is still extremely popular after two years. ¶