"Calamari Inkantation" is a J-pop-style song composed by Splatoon series composer Shiho Fujii and performed by keity.pop and Mari Kikuma. In-universe, it is composed and performed by the Squid Sisters duo, Callie and Marie.
The song plays during the final phase of the fight against DJ Octavio during the last level, "Enter the Octobot King!" of Splatoon's single-player campaign Octo Valley. Callie and Marie, previously masquerading as Agent 1 and Agent 2 respectively, unveil themselves at the start of the final phase of the battle, overriding the previous boss theme, "I Am Octavio". As shown in Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion, the song would have a liberating effect on the Octoling soldiers watching the battle, freeing them from DJ Octavio's brainwashing. Some of these individuals included Marina, future member of Off the Hook from Splatoon 2 and Agent 8, protagonist of Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion.
In Splatoon 2, the song received a remix, titled "Spicy Calamari Inkantation" that, similar to the original, plays during the final phase of the fight against DJ Octavio in the game's single-player campaign. The remix includes more electronic elements and quotes "City of Color" from Splatoon during its instrumental break.
The song is usually used in medley rips via melody change, typically quoting its simple, iconic first few measures.
It notably received several remixes in the King for a Day series; "Ebb & Flow Inkantation" and "Spicy Calamari Inkantation" in the King for a Day Tournament, and "Calamari Inkantation" and "Ebb n' Flow Inkantation Reloaded" in the King for Another Day Tournament.
- Rips featuring Calamari Inkantation - YouTube playlist by Aidan Zamboni.
|General||Characters: Off the Hook ft. Paruko
Meme: Calamari Inkantation
|Frequently ripped tracks||City of Color|
|Main series||Splatoon • 2 (Octo Expansion) • 3|
|King for a Day||Off the Hook - Music Samples
Off The Hook (ft. Paruko) Demo Playlist
|Crossovers||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe • Tetris 99
Super Smash Bros.: for Wii U and 3DS (3DS • Wii U • GiIvaSunner) • Ultimate