Based on the seven volume manga series currently running in Japan by Masahiro Anbe, Squid Girl is one of the new fall premieres in 2010 produced and animated by Diomedea. It's an interesting studio who has had some intriguing variety in the works they've landed, from Skull Man to Kodomo no Jikan. Squid Girl fits into the supernatural comedy category which offers them a lot of room to maneuver with things since they can play it straight, go for the highly unusual and tie it all together with a dose of comedy.
The show focuses on a young girl named Squid Girl who arrives at a seaside restaurant and declares that she's there to subdue the world in a squidly fashion. Because of the way humanity has ruined the seas, she's intent on taking it all back with a vengeance. Not that anyone believes her since she looks like a kid who is simply cosplaying more than anything else. Introducing herself as Squid Girl certainly doesn't bolster her position either. Amusingly, because of the way she's fairly polite, the manager there corrals her into working as a waitress. It's fairly cute how she goes from trying to subdue humanity to working the tables without realizing it for a few minutes. It actually works in a way once she gets into it as she's told that she can't subdue humanity if she can't handle a thirty table restaurant.
Anime logic at its finest, I must say.
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