The second season of Ika Musume finally comes to a close… but what dramatic moments they have this time?
Part I – Invasion, it’s all an act.
When I first saw Ika attempt to invade the Lemon Beach House again, it felt like a surreal movie scene where everything went according to plan. Even so, the second time was a complete failure, mostly because everyone wants to keep the status quo. At this rate, no training will ever become effective because nobody will take her seriously, especially with Chizuru around. She will make sure that her plans fail so nothing can ever change. Still, Ika should appreciate the fact that she invaded everyone’s heart through her cuteness and just forget her original plans.
Part II & III – Fighting and Festival Drama
Sometimes, friends fight over silly things that they stop talking to each other for a period of time. Eventually, they will make up after realizing what went wrong and try to make things right.
For Eiko and Ika, it happens over deleted save data. Yes, it sucks to have it erased since it also happened to me with few of my older Pokémon games. Nowadays, modern game consoles like the Playstation 3, XBox 360, Wii and the Playstation Portable allows you to back up most save data to another storage device. Then again, it’s not worth fighting over as you might do better the next time. Still, the fighting between them was still pretty immature in my opinion. The only thing that can bring them back together is a summer festival and that girl from the first season’s finale.
As for the festival scene, it’s saddening that they still won’t get along, until Ika gets lost and it starts raining. Then, Eiko searches for her and like last time, Kozue solves everything by having her make up with Ika. That came at no surprise since she is the mediator. After all that drama, they finally get along with each other again, until they fight over food being wasted… I guess this truce was never meant to last.
There is not much I can say about the second season of Ika Musume since it’s more of the same, which is not always a good thing. Like the last season, some of the sketches were either mediocre or got me laughing out of my chair. The only big difference is the opening song, which is more tolerable and sounded better compared to the first one. Even so, it doesn’t quite fit the show’s theme, but whatever.
Series Rating: 8.6/10, B ¶