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The second season of Shinryaku!? Ika Musume retained the same charming, soothing, and above all amusing themes from the first season. But unlike the first season which needed to build its world, mold its characters, and establish central themes, this anime had a foundation already completed and went from there, almost like a baton was passed from season one to season two for it to complete what was started. And now that the second season has concluded, let’s evaluate how the continuation of Ika Musume performed.
There’s a reason I decided to blog Sofuteni this season over a number of much better, more interesting, and popular shows this season. No, I haven’t gone insane yet (but I expect those results to come back any day now). For one, I think Sofuteni presents a distinct challenge in its blandness and mediocrity. What’s the point of blogging if I only chose the best shows or my favorite shows every season and just gush all over them for a 12-week period? I feel I can learn a lot more about why I’m so passionate about anime by selecting a diverse range of shows and exploring where they take me, instead of picking my favorites and only writing upbeat posts about each show. Secondly, I figure no one will be blogging this anime since there isn’t gonna be a whole lot to write about each episode. That is another test the show brings up: I’ll be able to see how my writing and creativity have improved since I started blogging back in January. It will be a challenge trying to come up with material weekly, but I think it’ll be a fun experiment to grapple with a average anime such as this.
So anyway, onto Sofuteni!
Episode 10 of Puella Magi Madoka Magica provides us with Homura’s backstory, depicting her metamorphosis from her frail, timid, and emotional former self to the Homura we’ve grown to love and cheer for. The previous timelines through which she lived help us understand Homura a little more, as well as show us some interesting storylines involving her relationships with the various characters. But that wasn’t the best part about the episode.