Characters: Shinryaku! Ika Musume
These are the characters from Shinryaku! Ika Musume
and tropes that are associated with them.
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Ika Musume/Squid Girl
The "protagonist" of the series, an anthropomorphic squid-girl who comes ashore to invade the surface world in retaliation for constant human pollution of the seas, only to end up being forced to work as a waitress at the Lemon Beach House restaurant in order to pay for a damaged wall of the restaurant.
Middle of the Aizawa siblings and manager of the Lemon Beach House, as well as Ika Musume's principal "handler".
Eldest of the Aizawa siblings.
Voiced by: Miki Ootani (Japanese) and Amanda C. Miller (English)
Youngest of the Aizawa siblings.
- Anime Hair
- Crossdressing Voice: If you look at his seiyuu's name above, then yes.
- The Generic Guy: Lampshaded when Squid Girl tries to draw the Aizawas using her tentacles (which she explains goes by her mental images of them.) Chizuru gets drawn as an oni, Eiko as a killer robot, and Takeru...is a more photorealistic version of himself.
- Made of Iron: His very first appearance has him getting thrown around and slammed into the ground by Squid Girl's tentacles, only to get right back up and proclaim "That was so cool!"
- Not So Above It All: Despite treating Ika like a playmate most of the time, Eiko notices that he's slowly learning to subconsciously control Ika — which is easy enough, given her immense gullibility.
- Out of Focus: In Season 2 Episode 10.1, Ika, Eiko, and Chizuru all forget about him while they try to eat as many cuts of meat as they can. Luckily, Chizuru has reserved some cuts (which she intends to eat herself) for him.
A lifeguard and Eiko's childhood friend, who has his sights for Chizuru.
Eiko's neighborhood friend who has taken an obsessive liking to Ika.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Well, she's actually cute, but this is how Ika sees her.
- Berserk Button: She is not an alien. Do not forget that.
- Camera Fiend
- Clingy Jealous Girl: The mere sight of Ika having a friendly chitchat with Kiyomi and her friends made her exude a dark aura that made a chill run down Eiko's spine.
- Cosplay Otaku Girl
- The Ditz
- Even Creepy Stalkers Have Standards: Despite Ika Musume's fears, Sanae won't take advantage of Ika when she's helpless from heatstroke.
- Genki Girl
- The Glomp: Subverted; she tries, only to get back-tentacled by Ika.
- Hopeless Suitor
- Love Makes You Crazy: Turned Up to Eleven in Season 1, Episode 10 part 2, when she tries to abstain from contact with Ika Musume. She begins to hallucinate Ika Musume is everywhere and everything; a little girl, a set of trash bags, even as the heads of lanterns.
- No Sense of Personal Space: The main reason why Ika dislikes her.
- Single-Target Sexuality: She's Camp Ikasexual.
- Stalking Is Love
- Super Reflexes: Shows this in OVA 1.2, when she rushes to the Lemon shop to take pictures of Ika, while also simultaneously dodging all of the latter's tentacle attacks.
- Too Kinky to Torture: Or at least willing to get beaten up by Ika.
- Yandere: She looks like this whenever she sees Ika chatting with another girl.
An American alien researcher who comes to Japan to investigate Ika.
A surfer and part-time worker for Lemon Beach House, and perhaps the only person who sees Ika as a genuine threat to humanity.
Daughter of the manager of Southern Winds, Lemon Beach House's rival restaurant from a neighboring town. She sometimes works part-time at the Lemon Beach House.
- Antenna Hair
- Beautiful All Along: Without those creepy "Fake Ika Musume" kigurumi masks her father has her wear.
- Beware the Nice Ones: After episode 10.2, you better show some manners while talking to her, as her father finds out after she throws him down. Though that one is an accident. She learns self-defense from Chizuru. Yes, that CHIZURU!
- Bodyguard Crush: While very subtle, it's implied that she may be this for Eiko as she tends to be very shy and bashful towards her.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Her father tells Eiko, Chizuru, and Ika that ever since she started working with them, her sociability has been improved. She's still afraid of men though.
- Dude Magnet
- The Faceless: Not exactly with her appearance (she's even actually quite the looker), but she's this personality-wise; as her father told Eiko, she cannot actively interact with people outside her masks.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter
- Meido: In Chapter 162 (Season 2, Episode 2.2 in the anime), she is this while working at the store and while wearing bladed brass knuckles! Needless to say, male customers are petrified at the unusual sight.
- Not Good with People: Chapter 210 reveals she can speak normally with Ika, because she doesn't consider her human.
- And again in chapter 212 to CHIZURU.
- Another in her list is Sanae in chapter 216.
- The Quiet One
- Shrinking Violet
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Can understand animals like Alex, or at least claims she can. The others hope it's true.
Rikiya Koyama (Japanese) and Tony Oliver
Ayumi's father whose first name is unknown. He is the Southern Wind's owner. He is fond of making creepy kigurumi based on Ika.
Harris, Clark and Martin
Seiji Sasaki, Anri Katsu
, and Tetsuo Goto (Japanese), and Phineas, Tony Oliver
, Jonathan Meza (English)
A trio of American Mad Scientists
and MIT graduates who, together with Cindy, investigate Ika.
- Geek Physiques: Harris is a little skinny, Clark is very skinny, and Martin is fat.
- When Ika is gone in episode 12.1, they become depressed — Harris and Clark gain a ton of weight, while Martin loses quite a bit.
- Gratuitous English: Humorously, a few of their Gratuitous English lines go unaltered in the English dub. "You're a god, man! We are god men!"
- Mad Scientist
- Reed Richards Is Useless: In their zeal to discover Ika's "alien" heritage, they conveniently overlook their other, far more important discoveries: a universal language translator and a cure for cancer. Being that we actually learn this from them, they appear to have some faint awareness of the fact that they're squandering their talents and discoveries
- Probably they finance their wild-alien chase with the patent-money they get from these inventions?
- Three Stooges Shout-Out: their In-Series Nickname
- Villain Team-Up: While they are not really villainous, the trio and Ayumi's father join forces in Season 2, Episode 11.2 to build a Mecha-Ika Musume. This Mecha-Ika has almost all of the original's powers as well as the ability to speak.
A middle-school student who Ika befriends after a prank gone wrong.
Voiced by: Shinzou Miyasaka
Goro's friend and fellow lifeguard who tries to flirt with Ayumi.
Voiced by: Akemi Kanda
(Japanese) and Erika Harlacher (English)
A gentle girl implied to be an anthropomorphic "tako musume" (octopus girl)