|Squid Festival Returns|
|Cast||Haruka Nanase (CV. Nobunaga Shimazaki)|
|Release Date||September 25, 2013|
|Album||Iwatobi High School Swim Club's Activity Log 2|
Squid Festival Returns (イカ祭り、リターンズ!) is the fifth track of the drama cd Iwatobi High School Swim Club's Activity Log 2. It was released on September 25, 2013.
Rei：“Squid Festival Returns.”
Makoto：We came here again on the second day.
Haruka：Yeah. It’s our custom every year anyway.
Makoto：Haha. We’re wearing our yukatas today, so we’re in the proper summer festival mood.
Rei：You came here again too, Senpai?
Makoto：Huh? You guys, too?
Nagisa：Yeah! We were running around a lot yesterday, and Rei-chan said he really wanted to participate in Squid-grabbing Heaven.
Rei：I did not say that!
Nagisa：Now, don’t say that! Look! They’re slipping all over each other!
Gou：[walks up] Good evening, everyone!
Makoto：You’re here too, Gou-chan?
Gou：Yes. Since Hana-chan was with me yesterday, I didn’t get to feast my eyes.
Nagisa：You really like muscles, don’t you…
Gou：No, I didn’t mean that! This is, um, how do you call it– an observational learning experience on the squid festival.
Rei：You can get a learning experience from the squid festival?
Gou：Yes! Don’t you know, Rei-kun? Squid-grabbing Heaven is not a sport for commoners. It’s an event where men in fundoshi intertwine with a live squid as they grab at each other. In fact, it all began as a plan to correspond with the Ukiyo painting “The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife” made by Kakushita Hokusai during the Edo period.
Rei：I don’t see why anyone felt the need to do that in the first place…
Gou：I know! Why don’t you all participate too?
Haruka：As long as there’s water.
Nagisa：Me, me! I want to join, too! Rei-chan, come on!
Rei：No! Intertwining with a squid while wearing only a fundoshi… It’s just not beautiful!
Gou：What are you talking about?! It’s very beautiful! [gasps] And if Rei-kun joins, there will be squid, glasses, and muscles! A new collaboration! There’s not a chance this won’t be beautiful!
Rei：Squid, glasses, and muscles?! That makes no sense to me!
Makoto：Now, now. Why don’t we go grab squid and take it as a chance to make memories about our summer?
Rei：Not you too, Makoto-senpai…!
Gou：Right?! You tell him too, Haruka-senpai!
Haruka：Rei. Don’t try to catch the squid. Be the squid. Let the squid accept you.
Rei：What would I even gain from being accepted by a squid?!
Gou：Okay then, it’s decided! Go catch as much squid as you can! I have my camera ready!
Amakata：Unfortunately, you can’t.
Amakata：Because you’re underage. The rules have gotten stricter this year, and the combination of squid with underaged persons mixed together is forbidden.