Squid Girl Teams Up with Splatoon Inkling
posted on by Eric Stimson
Squid Girl (Shinryaku! Ika Musume), an anime/manga about a squid with poorly-thought-through plans of world domination, is crossing over with Splatoon, a new Nintendo game also about squids in human form (called "Inklings"). Nintendo posted this picture of the two lead characters armed with ink-squirting guns on its Twitter account.
Masahiro Anbe, creator of the Squid Girl manga, has also drawn these images of the two girls together. They are printed in this week's Weekly Shōnen Champion and Famitsū magazines.
Nintendo and Anbe are planning a collaboration, but further details have not been disclosed. Anbe has previously shown interest in Splatoon and posted this drawing of an Inkling in a school uniform on his Twitter on April 1.
Splatoon will be released in North America and Europe on May 29 and in Australia on May 30.