Okay this series is gold. Most of the jokes hit there mark and i actually laugh sort of like when I was watching the first episode of School Rumble a little while back. Anime never really make me laugh anymore i just think to myself, yeah that was funny. But when a squid girl is flying that’s funny. Then she is grabbed by an eagle which flies off into the sunset with her. Now that’s hilarious. Some of the other jokes were okay but not quite as good like the whole idea that she can change her weight at will. I will admit however that the series as 100% understanding of small children and there short attention spans. The clever teacher simply has to offer ice cream to her students to make them obey her. Queen Esquidzabeth also makes an appearance which although rather lame does add to the Squid on tables count.
As for animation and art style Shinryaku!? Ika Musume is fairly high in both regards. The characters move fluently from pose to pose and it doesn’t have any of those derpy facial expressions like Kamisama-Dolls, C3, or Bakuman have in bounds. Diomedea knows their style and are sticking to it.
Squid standing on table counter for this season : 2