Marika is ready to go on a space adventure!
|Three episodes in and I am so addicted to this series! I have also found some great fan art related pictures of Marika; I just have to choose the pirate outfit, maid clothes, or school uniform? Anyway I will decide on that later.
Plot this week follows Marika and Chiaki fail at their first electronic warfare battle and they study for final exams before the first official launch of the Odette II. However, the ship experiences some issues and requires the girls to do a short space walk and repair the main mast.
Chiaki-“Did you bring any tokens for this game?” Marika-“EHHH!? NO ONE SAID I NEEDED ANY!!”
Starting off our pirate adventure this week with Chiaki and Marika failing at electronic warfare together, until they get caught by Kane after they trigger a power surge shutting off the ship… Way to go, you two! Then again this was Marika and Chiaki’s first time trying any electronic warfare. After the fun on the Odette II, the students have to return to earth and start a full week of testing at school before the big launch day of the ship, and Chiaki has another battle against her greatest rival of the series, the chocolate parfait boss.
Marika-“Whoops my bad yo! Hopefully my cute expression makes up the errors.”
Chiaki-“Ku Ku Ku…We meet again? I CHALLENGE YOU, Chocolate parfait!”
Chiaki-“So another battle next week? Sounds great to me!”
Marika-“Question one, what phrase do pirates love to say? Man that is a hard question…”
So after a few days of testing for the girls they are ready to fly in space. Hooray! I would seriously join their club…but no guys allowed except Kane. I bet all the guys out there would love to trade places with him right now. After everyone boards the ship they do a final rundown of the systems and prepare the Odette II for a practice flight around the Tau star. The Odette II actually comes with a few large masts just like a real pirate ship. This ship also comes complete with a few large solar “sails” that help the ship travel around in space via solar wind.
Again that green haired girl, who loves to wave! Maybe her arm is stuck in that position?
Kane-“Sooooo when do I get to drive?” Chiaki-“Only if you can summon me a chocolate parfait.”
Smooth sailing ahead for the crew so far, however something goes wrong when they try to deploy the sails as one of the masts gets stuck. This requires Kane to take a few of the girls outside to manually fix the mast. After the girls get dressed and a bit of “playing” they finally get ready to head out into space with Kane. Once outside, Marika comes up with an idea to fix the mast and she leads the girls to repair the mast together, even though it seemed like they simply pushed the mechanical joints at the same time to push it along. The episode comes to an end with Kane asking Marika if she’s scared, she simply answers with a yes to his question. While Marika said she was scared and feels like a simple dot in space she is still excited to begin her space adventures.
Marika-“EHHHHHHH!? Why is everyone copying my catch phrase?!”
Kane leads his pack of cute space girls to repair the mast.
Marika-“I am ready to take on the whole universe, yarr!! WAIT! That was the answer on my test.”
Extra space pirate adventures
Marika-“Chiaki-chan, those are lame looking headphones!” Chiaki-“Sorry, I can’t hear you over my awesome headphones.”
Marika’s stomach service for you to enjoy.
Nothing flat about Marika this week.
FK YA SPACE RANGERS!
Not a lot actually happened on this episode of Mouretsu Pirates as it seems they are still in world building mode. But I did enjoy watching Marika and Chiaki work together. Even though the two of them did fail at their first electronic warfare it still showed they can work as a team when the time calls for it. I still think Chiaki is hiding something very important from Marika, but I really have no clue as to what that could be. I still find it really odd how she wears that black uniform? Maybe she just loves the colors? So did anyone else laugh watching her eating that Chocolate Parfait? Damn I saw that smile of hers, so Chiaki can actually smile…even though it was towards her food. With all those floating questions around Chiaki, I can tell she is protecting Marika from danger, like keeping an eye on her at the maid café so there is something there. Hopefully we discover the truth behind her character soon.
Speaking of characters, anyone else notice more Kane in this episode? I found it funny watching him grade all those papers like a madman. You could tell he was like OH CRAP GOTTA GRADE TESTS! At least he was somewhat serious about that. Kane also had to teach the girls some safety lessons about going into space with a suit, and he was really focused on watching Marika take charge with planning a way to repair the mast. I loved that Odette II actually had masts and sails, just like a real pirate ship, so good job on that Mouretsu Pirates, I am impressed.
I really liked the whole idea of using solar wind to push the ship along through space, but I am no expert on the science of space travel. I did read a bit on solar wind, but don’t take my word for it as I understood it as energy from the sun thanks to solar flares? I am sure someone else can explain it better than me. I still enjoyed learning all this new stuff with each episode. I can’t wait to see what happens next with Marika and the others, like when we’ll see the remaining crew of the Bentenmaru? I want to see that robot dude and more Kane being awesome.
I think every battle is at midnight in space…
Danger in space!? Will Marika tell everyone her dad was a famous space pirate? Stay tuned for more fun with Mouretsu Pirates.