I wonder if the “squid speak” gag gets old quicker in the dub? Nothing smurfier than fake euphemisms, right?
Certainly, it’s a good and funny gag to have the herald of the undersea vengeance’s mission get almost immediately co-opted by a beach side crab shack. Having her vomit ink that’s actually be a tasty dressing probably deserved a bigger chuckle from me, but I was honestly too grossed out by it. The way her locks of hair behave like tentacles alternately made me think of a rejected DARKSTALKERS fighter or some demented riff on THE LITTLE MERMAID.
Really, I’m a bit at a loss of what to comment on, here. I threw up my hands a long time ago about trying to figure out whether a show’s shonen, shojo, seinen or josei, but this definitely felt like something intended for the kiddies. To that end, it’s certainly something I’d enjoy watching with my nieces on a Saturday morning if that’s what they were already watching. It’s light, breezy, entertaining and, above of all, likeable… and I honestly felt about as weird watching it by myself as I would tubing on my hometown park’s sledding hill alone. No, it’s not gross, but having a young’in around to justify your presence certainly makes it more comfortable.
Along the same lines, I feel a little weird analyzing this to any degree deeper than saying it was an enjoyable 22 minutes. How about we just leave it at that?
Watch this episode, "Who’s Up A Squid-Vasion?” here and decide for yourself.