Video Information


  • Member: Scintilla
  • Studio: Aquiline Studios
  • Title: AMVじゃなイカ? (An Anime Music Squideo!)
  • Premiered: 2011-06-10
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  • Song:
    • Third Impact Squid Girl
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    *** Thank you in advance for NOT uploading my videos to YouTube. *** I've beaten you to it with this one anyway.

    What They Say:
    "i can't remember the last time i heard a song fit a video so well" - AceD
    "Was that song used in the official English dub or something?!" - dji
    "It's a little too accurate to be a coincidence." - kireblue
    "This is the most unofficial official Squid Girl video I've seen!" - angelx03

    What I Say:

    For some time now I've wanted to make a video that embodies the animé used so well that it would come to people's minds immediately whenever they thought of AMVs with that animé. As far as I've seen, in order for an AMV to attain such status, it has to meet three criteria:
    1) Be one of the first AMVs created with that animé,
    2) Be very well matched to its music, and
    3) Be very well executed on.

    Well, I'm not so sure about that last one, but I think I've got a valid claim to the first two of those criteria. Squid Girl is becoming a popular enough series (and rightfully so; it's cute and funny and a good time) that I'm sure there will be more, but this time (unlike with, say, Loveless or Code Geass) I got in on the action pretty much as soon as I could.

    And the music... well, what can I say? Just read the lyrics below and you'll have a good idea of what the show is all about. Unlike with Echo Image (another obscure group, which I used for "A Raven's Pride"), I can't exactly exhort you all to buy the group's album, since they don't have one. But, if you find the song stuck in your head and you want to buy the single (like I did), it's available here.

    There are a number of spots in this song that went through several iterations before I settled on this final version. If you saw this video at AnimeNEXT, it's been updated since then. (Same if you're one of the few people who saw this at the Anime Expo prescreenings.) I'm still not entirely happy with some of the scenes, but for the life of me I could not figure out how to improve on them any more. At the same time, I wanted to avoid spoiling some of the best scenes in the series (have to leave you all SOME incentive to watch it!).

    What the Lyrics Say:

    (Oh wo-oh, oh wo-oh
    Oh wo-oh,) and you know that she's a squid girl

    This invader comes from under the sea
    She's got a grudge against humanity
    To subjugate the surface, that's what she wants
    But she's stuck waiting tables at this restaurant

    (Check it out) Thar she glows! She lights up the air
    (Check it out) Her spectacular tentacular hair
    Never sinking, sometimes inking,
    Always just too cute

    Doing what a squid can
    She's a squid girl
    Coming from the ocean blue
    The terror of the wet sand
    She's a squid girl
    Conquering a shore near you

    She's trying to invade as an army of one
    But it seems squiddy girls just wanna have fun
    Stuffs her face full of shrimp like an eating machine
    She's the cutest little cephalopod you've ever seen

    (Check it out) Shoots her hair faster than you can blink
    (Check it out) Watch your mouth, or she'll spray you with ink
    Luminescent, omnipresent
    Don't you want one too?

    Causing a sensation
    She's a squid girl
    Coming from the ocean blue
    Accept no imitations
    She's a squid girl
    Conquering a shore near you

    Ta-ra-ra (oh wo-oh), ta-ra-ra (oh wo-oh)
    Ta-ra-ra (oh wo-oh), everybody loves the squid girl
    (Oh wo-oh), ta-ra-ra (oh wo-oh)
    Ta-ra-ra (oh wo-oh), and you know she's just a squid girl

    What the Judges Say:
    Runner-up in the Upbeat category at AnimeNEXT 2011
    Best Dance/Upbeat at Otakon 2011
    Best Fun at Animethon 18
    Judges' Best Overall at Animethon 18
    3rd Place Editors Choice at San Japan 4TW

Opinions (4)

  • Orig
  • Visual
  • Sound
  • Synch
  • Lip
  • Effects
  • Effort
  • Re-View
  • Overall
  • 8.25
  • 9.25
  • 9.50
  • 8.25
  • 8.75
  • 9.00
  • 7.75
  • 8.75