Newly airing moe-gag anime Shinryaku! Ika Musume (“Invasion! Squid Girl”) has immediately made an impression – it has been roundly praised as providing humour and cuteness in equal measure.
The anime itself is likely the most anticipated of the season – the manga enjoys intense popularity on 2ch and elsewhere.
Unfortunately, all the amusing Ika-based wordplay the series (or rather, Ika Musume herself) is noted for is all but untranslatable – じゃなイカ (“isn’t it?”, ja nai ka?, becomes ja naika? – ika means squid), でゲソ (“desu” becomes “degeso” – geso means squid tentacles), etc. Gag anime fans are probably by now resigned to this, however.
A Certain Ika Musume: