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  • Sanae's infatuation with Ika reaches hilarious levels many times. She even ships herself to the Lemon Beach House, inside a box with no holes on it, and dresses in a giant shrimp costume with no way to breathe.
    • The costume shows up again later, when Ika needs to get over her shrimp craving sickness, without actually eating any. Let's just say Sanae was very happy with the results.
    • Later still, Ika herself ends up in a cute version of the costume as she attempts to learn the "way of shrimp".
  • "Squid Fishing" in episode 3. Just when Nagisa's thinking there's no way Ika would fall for such a thing...
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  • Oh god, the drum solo...
  • Episode 5.1, when Takeru's describing what aliens drink. Talk about Getting Crap Past the Radar...
  • Can't sleep, Creepy Doll will eat me...
  • Ika versus the cobra.
    • One fansub even goes so far as to write "Come at me, bro!" during Ika's showdown with it!
  • Chapter 122: GODZILLA SQUISHED OUR HOU-wait, wasn't this supposed to be a drama?
  • Observe what happens when you give Eiko a camera.
  • The volleyball tournament in Episode 12 barely gives you time to breathe between gags, as every single recurring character has an Establishing Character Moment!
  • Season two of the anime opens with Ika Comically Missing the Point of an Alien Invasion movie.
  • Being a wholly original specimen, Ika's countless mysterious functions are revealed one by one and you just laugh not because they make sense but because they don't make sense! E.g.: She can adjust her body weight by a few clicks of her right bracelet, and when she's light enough, she's able to absorb the wind! ...yes, she can fly.
  • Ika Musume doing radio exercises. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Sanae's (mis)understanding of her "special" relationship with Ika in the tenth episode.
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  • The English lesson in S2 E4.1, especially Eiko's attempt at bluffing like she knows English as well as everyone else (including Ika).
  • "I just wanted to feel something that's supposed to be there, but isn't-de geso."
  • Ika, and eventually Eiko, Kiyomi, and Sanae, getting roped into playing house with a little girl ... who watches too many television dramas. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Ika Musume meets Mini Ika Musume.
  • So it's been established that Ayumi generally can't talk to other human beings properly. With chapter 212, she can now talk to Chizuru.
    "I've thought this before, but you're not human, are you Chizuru-san?"
  • All hail Dark Lord Ika-sama!
  • Chapter 149 has Ika becoming a referee and going around handing out yellow cards to people all over the beach. This leads to an unexpected card battle with Chizuru.
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  • In Season 1 Episode 3.1, this exchange:
    Eiko: Oh! There she is.
    Goro (shirtless): Bring it on, dead guys!
    Eiko: Whoops. That's actually the ghost of some dead soldier.
    Goro (after his priceless scream): STOP DOING THAT!!!
  • Goro saves Ika from drowning in episode 2, which puzzles Eiko.
    Eiko: Hey, wait, how exactly is a squid supposed to drown?
    Ika: Well, I squidn't do any warm-up exercises like I should've.
    Eiko: (stands utterly dumbfounded)
  • In chapter 201, everyone's scarecrow:
    • Kiyomi tried to make a scarecrow, but ended up only finishing the head in time. Ditto for Isozaki, except he could only make the body. The two combine their parts together, leading to a badass, muscular wrestler-like body with a cute teddy bear head. Eiko notes it's intimidating in its own way.
    • Mr. Tokita's scarecrow is a horrifying fusion between his trademark fake Ikas and a collection of things crows hate, including a giant eye for the head and fake crow corpses hanging from the waist.
    • Chizuru's scarecrow is the figure of a camouflaged soldier with a sniper rifle, though Eiko notes that since it can hardly be seen, it defeats the purpose of a scarecrow.
    • The Three Stooges' scarecrow looks normal, but is designed to fry anything on sight with a flamethrower. TWhich includes everyone, since they're in the middle of the field. Everyone hightails it out of there, except for Chizuru who jumps towards the scarecrow, and busts it offpanel.
    • Ika didn't even get the chance to show her own scarecrow, which is just a makeshift contraption made out of plastic bottles and cups.
  • The party in Chapter 300 is revealed to be a celebration of the manga reaching 300 chapters, but medium awareness is averted and so everyone is just left confused as to the reason behind the party.
  • Ika and Eiko try their hand at playing some video games has the show making fun of a lot of Video Game Tropes.
    • The consoles they are playing on are a Game Boy style portable console. However the power button is stuck in the off position, and both have to exert all their strength to budge it and causing their thumbs to bleed (with Ika bleeding ink).
    • They first try playing a knock-off Mario game which is immensely frustrating as their characters (smaller versions of themselves) keep dying over the most mundane of thingsnote , and always in an very gory fashions. Eiko get so frustrated she throws the console at the wall and makes yet another hole.
    • They then try out another game, this time a 2-bit fantasy RPG game, with Eika picking a swordsman and Ika picking an Invader (basically a version of herself, which Eiko is shocked is an option). The scene then changes showing representations of Ika and Eiko being in the game wearing their fantasy style outfits. They reach a town where they get stopped by an annoying NPC Roadblock that looks like Takeru who keeps repeating the same thing, while another NPC who looks like Sanae tries to force them on a quest to rescue a princess. The next shot has them fighting monsters in the wilderness where Eiko uses "God Death Bringer" on a Punyo and it only does 6 damage. Eiko complains the name sounds awesome but the attack is really weak. Then a Winged Punyo shows up and One Hit Kills Eiko, who respawns back in a church and is shocked over the Improbable Power Discrepancy. Ika reasons she can't beat it so she tries to run, only to find out escaping is not an option. But luckily the Winged Punyo offers to join Ika if she gives it money, to which Ika praises it for being crafty. And then they're fighting a group of Punyos, to which Ika attacks by spitting ink, while Eiko returns and uses "Diagonal Slash" which does 23 damage and kills a Punyo. Eiko wonders why the higher level attacks have such lame names. There's then a montage of Eiko and Ika Button Mashing where they finally reach the Evil Tower of Ominousness featuring the Demon Lord, the Final Boss. Just as the two of them get pumped up to take on the challenge, the screen changes to credits and it's revealed to be a trial versionnote  and to keep playing they must buy the full version. Enraged, Ika and Eiko throw the consoles away where they disappear with A Twinkle in the Sky.
    • In the aftermath, the two girls are shown bandaging their hands from all the abuse they took from Button Mashing. They decide to ease their woes by playing another game on a home console. However when they get in and insert the cartridge, it's so old that the cartridge and controller break from merely holding them.
  • In one segment, Ika tries to tickle Chizuru, whom Eiko has informed Ika is weak against tickling. Eiko also informs Ika that attempting to do so would be an effective declaration of war. Her efforts to tickle Chizuru backfire, as she doesn't find Chizuru's ticklish spot. Chizuru's retribution is swift.

Alternative Title(s): Shinryaku Ika Musume


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