Squid Girl / Shinryaku! Ika Musume

Squid Girl / Shinryaku! Ika Musume

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Updated Dec 18, 2014 at 12:31PM EST by mona_jpn.

Added Jan 17, 2014 at 03:07PM EST by Twenty-One.

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About

Squid Girl (Known in Japan as Shinryaku! Ika Musume) is a Manga series by Author Masahiro Anbe, and later adapted into an anime on October 4, 2010. Since it’s original creation, the series has garnered a significant online fanbase, spawning a number of memes and fanart.

History

The original manga, written by Masahiro Anbe, first began serialization in the manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion in July 2007, and is still ongoing. The manga follows the story of Squid Girl, a girl from the ocean who possesses squid-like tentacles, who comes to the surface in order to take revenge on mankind for polluting the ocean. However, after accidentally breaking a wall in a local beach house while trying to take it over, she is forced to work there in order to pay off her debt. Due to the success of the manga, a 12-episode anime adaptation was produced, and aired between October 4, 2010 and December 20, 2010, followed later by a second season which aired between September 26, 2011 and December 26, 2011.

Online Relevance.

Since the series’ original creation, Squid Girl has garnered a significant online following, on sites such as Tumblr[1], Reddit[2], 4chan’s /a/ Anime and Manga board[3] and /c/ Anime/cute board[4], DeviantART[5][6], Fanpop[7] and My Anime List[8]. In addition, there are a number of sites holding information about the series, such as the Squid Girl wiki[9], TV Tropes[10] and Anime News Network.[11]

Notable Sub-Memes

Shinryaku no Susume☆/Squid Girl Opening Parodies

Squid Girl Opening Parodies Refers to a series of Opening Parody MADs based around the opening song to the first season of the Squid Girl anime, titled Shinryaku no Susume☆. The videos garnered popularity on among fans on sites such as Nico Nico Douga and Youtube, spawning a number of derivatives.

De Geso

De Geso is a phrase spoken by Squid Girl throughout the series, almost always using the phrase to end her sentences. The phrase grew popularity online, and became the weapon of a number of 4chan spam attacks, in a similar style to Desu. Due to the similarities between the two phrases, a number of arguments have been sparked about which of the two is better.

Chibi Squid Girl/Mini Ika

Chibi Squid Girl/Mini Ika is a meme revolving around a chibi version of Squid Girl, first featured in episode 5 of the original anime series. The character spawned a large online following, spawning a number of fanart.

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External References

[1]Tumblr – Squid Girl

[2]Reddit – r/Squid Girl

[3]4chan – /a/ Anime and Manga

[4]4chan – /c/ Anime/Cute

[5]DeviantArt – Squid Girl Fanart

[6]DeviantArt – Squid Girl Groups

[7]Fanpop – Squid Girl

[8]My Anime List – Shinryaku! Ika Musume

[9]Shinryaku! Ika Musume wiki

[10]TV Tropes – Shinryaku! Ika Musume

[11]Anime News Network – Squid Girl

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