Victor Entertainment has announced that 26-year-old popular anime voice actress Hisako Kanemoto, who is best known as Ika Musume in Squid Girl and Cure Peace/Yayoi Kise in Smile PreCure! will make her solo singer debut with the 8-song 1st album "Fantastic Voyage." Hit the jump for more details.
The Blu-ray box sets of the Shinryaku! Ika Musume/Squid Girl TV anime series will be released in Japan in September and December. In commemoration of the release, a special event featuring Hisako Kanemoto, the voice actress of Ika Musume/Squid Girl, and Squid Girl herself is scheduled to be held in Tokyo on November 1. Hit the jump for more details.
In time for the summer, the Akita Shoten Online Store is offering Squid Girl t-shirts with mini Ika Musume's drawn by manga author Masahiro Anbe. Get a look after the jump.
At E3, Nintendo unveiled Splatoon, a Wii U 4-vs-4 third person shooter starring squid-people called Inklings. This caught the attention of one Mr. Masahiro Anbe, author of manga series Squid Girl. Right after the announcement, as he put it, he had to draw an Inkling. And this week he returned to the subject. Check out the results after the jump.
A couple of weeks after their Hyouka Eru Chitanda figure went on sale for pre-order, cLayz is back with another beloved character who hasn't been getting much merchandise attention lately. A 1/6th scale, 18cm Squid Girl figure is due this summer for 10,000yen. Get a look after the jump.
As we inch our way out of winter, it's time to think about warmer weather, and a new Squid Girl OVA! Volume 16 of the invader from the deep comedy manga is out in Japan today, and with it, an order form for a limited edition of volume 17, slated to feature a third OVA on Blu-ray. More after the jump.
Crunchyroll keeps adding more neat things to watch, even when you aren't looking, as more Squid Girl has been added in two OVA eposodes, while the first season of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions has been added to the site's series catalog. Hit the jump for the details.
The new Gundam Build Fighters continues to inspire manga artists to offer their tributes. Sgt. Frog author Mine Yoshizaki drew the mother of its lead. Lily Hoshino drew its mail cast. Now Squid Girl's Masahiro Anbe has sketched the lead's artistic classmate China Kousaka. Get a look after the jump.
YATTAR JAPAN brings us info and pics on a line of special products that can turn your car into a logic-defying Squid Girl mobile. Get a look after the jump!
If you've watched a fair amount of anime, you've seen O-mikuji fortune telling, where a person makes a donation then draws a lot, telling them whether they'll receive good or bad luck. The concept has inspired a set of Kaiyodo's Capsule Q Fraulein cell charms featuring Squid Girl in different costumes representing the different fortunes. Get a look after the jump.
Akita Shoten has had Squid Girl author Masahiro Anbe prepare an exclusive "enjoy summer" illustration to be featured on a t-shirt offered by their Weekly Shōnen Champion web store. The shirts are available in ten colors meant to represent flavors of shaved ice... from familiar ones like lemon to more Japanese flavors like squid ink. Get a look after the jump.
Ever listen to an anime song and just feel sad or wistful? A Japanese poll ranked the most moving songs in anime. Check out the top fifteen songs to hit you in the feels after the jump.
A Japanese racing team LMP MOTORSPORT announced yesterday that they will not compete in the Super GT series during the 2013 season. Their "Ika Musume NAC Ferrari" had run in the most famous grand touring car race series in Japan since 2011. Hit the jump for more details.