Squid Girl came from the sea to conquer and ended up working in a beach restaurant! This is a great comedy show and I watched it in under a day. Each episode has 3 tales. Beforehand I was a bit worried about this, as when The Simpsons try this with Treehouse Of Horrors you normally get 3 stories that are rushed and underdeveloped, but the stories here are nicely paced and structured, they are all amusing and perfectly sized.
The show is a great character comedy and of course, Squid Girl is the star. She's optmisitic, enthuasiastic, easily bored and distraced and easily led. The writers never forget that she is a squid so stories revolve situations such as her sudden infatuation with umbrellas, arguing with her own echo, spends 10000 yen on shrimp and is scared by inflatable killer whales. She used about 100 puns per episode too, such as "beat the squid out of you".
The other characters are fun and interesting too: like Chizuru who takes passive aggressive to a new level and Sanae who is fixated on Squid Girl. Now I've watched the series I want to see more of them, which is always the sign of a succesful show.
Whilst only having a few laugh out moments, Squid Girl is consistently fun and breezy. Smartly written and wwith gorgeous animation it's well worth 17 squid.