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|Hooray! More moe moe pirate girls headed your way. I really can’t get enough of this series…from collecting pictures all the way to drawing my own pictures of Marika with that famous Nichijou style…and boy do I ever want the OST for this series?! HELL YA! Anyway time to get this review going for you to read, enjoy. Plot this week follows Marika leading Jenny and the other girls through their first victory with some cleaver tactics.|
Jenny-“We need some space fish in this giant bowl…” Lynn-“You know that is just a hologram right?”
This episode picks right up with the Space Yacht Club led by Marika as they prepare for their first real battle against some mysterious hackers. Why would you want to hack into a ship full of moe high school girls? I guess it is pretty lonely out there in space…Anyway back to the story: Marika altered the original flight path that had them going around to the far side of the Red Star. Basically the new plan takes the Odette II closer to Sand of the Red Star’s orbit to shave some time and this gets them home faster. Yes home so you can go back to school where you have to work as a moe maid… Wait…that sounds perfect right now! MAIDS IN SPACE…
Jenny-“Question, are you single, Marika?” Marika-“Yes. But I am married to SPACE!”
Marika teaches us about space this week.
The plan’s somewhat set and ready to go; however, Jenny asks Marika more questions about the sudden changes to the flight. Just what else does this new plan of hers accomplish? The plan limits the enemy’s actions because they are hiding out. The Odette II can either get closer to the Sand of the Red Star or they can go inside the sun? Oh yeah…I agreed with the girls here going inside the sun is probably not the best place to go. Marika’s new flight plan also gives the Odette II a head start to attack early in the morning, while the teachers sleep, but it also gives them some extra speed thanks to Mr. Sunshine.
Jenny-“I still want some fish…” Lynn-“We already went over this! IT’S NOT REAL!”
While the girls sneak around in the morning, Kane and Misa do some work as well which involves Kane turning off a few monitors in their rooms while they work. And who knew those two had the cover of being married? Damn it Kane! WHY SO PIMP? Kane tells Misa if Marika’s plan actually works the enemy will start their cyber-warfare attack first. Within minutes, the Odette II starts to get hacked into and the girls prepare to fight back thanks to Lynn’s hacking skills. Marika tells Jenny the Odette II will practically “play dead” and act like they are having technical issues to confuse the enemy. Marika has some great plans in that cute head of hers.
Lynn-“Awesome, my download is complete! Now I can watch my moe anime girls.”
Not to be left out, Chiaki is also working with the team; she set up a fake Odette II or a “dummy” for them to hack into just to keep them busy while Lynn gets to work. Shortly afterwards the girls discover the ship following them is actually the Lightning 11! You remember them? The same ship that Marika and Chiaki had trouble with. While Lynn starts to hack into the Lightning 11, they shut off their computers and begin to open fire energy waves at the Odette II. Even without their computers they just shoot blindly with their eyes and the use of a targeting scope. I have to say that Jenny had the best reaction ever during that scene. She was basically like ewww…they are using their eyes to fire lasers? I guess using your eyes is totally old school to her.
Dear crew of the Lightning 11…YOU LOOK LIKE A FROG WITH A MUSTACHE!
FK YA DUDES! K-ON SPACE PIRATES coming in 2020…
Marika-“Hey, Chiaki-chan, do something cute.” Chiaki-“It’s not like I want to be your friend or anything…”
Lightning 11-“Why can’t we hit the main characters ship?!” Crew-“Because of the MOE, sir…it is powerful!”
With minutes to spare, Marika comes up with a random idea and takes control over the mast and turns them reflecting some powerful sunlight at the Lightning 11 blinding them even more. After disabling the Lightning 11, the Bentenmaru arrives along with the pirate ship Barbalusa and we also learn Chiaki’s true identity after all the chaos; her father is the captain of the Barbalusa. WHAT A TWIST? Well not really… Even the military arrives, but those are some dumb ship designs…GIANT SPACE SWORDS. With the Lighting 11 off their backs the girls head home at last. The episode comes to an end after Marika finds her mother and informs her she will become the captain of the Bentenmaru. Hooray for her I guess as she finally wants to wear some pirate clothes at last?
Lightning 11-“OH MY GOD! Where are my awesome glasses?!” Crew-“We sold them for your new chair, sir.”
Chiaki-“I am the captain from the nyan-cat-rainbow-ship, er wait that doesn’t sound right…”
So, which team are you? Blue or red team? GO RED!!
Ririka-“Live long and prosper, or as you cool kids say…Go out and blow stuff up!”
Marika-“Uh thanks mom! I WILL BLOW UP A LOT OF STUFF FOR YOU.”
Extra space pirate fun
Shouko-“Your future looks fuzzy, or I need to update my video drivers.”
Marika-“Is there anything I can punch to make us go faster?!”
Marika-“Whoa are we having another space rave guys?!” Jenny-“No…I still have nightmares about that night.”
They are headed for the planet made of steak…
Hooray, what a great episode this week! I have to say episode four last week was kind of boring, because they were just building up to the point where Marika started showing her leadership skills to the Space Yacht Club. And then this episode arrived! I had a blast watching Marika’s take charge with attitude and her crazy leadership skills. I know there are some fans out there who feel Marika usually rushes into things without really thinking about the dangers, but this time we got to see her take the time and plan ahead. After all her new plan helped the Space Yacht Club through their first battle. I was really impressed that she was able to stay completely calm during that laser attack from the Lightning 11.
What else did I like? Oh right! I really enjoyed watching Kane put so much trust in Marika’s leadership skills showing us how much he trusts her. I wonder if there is something else behind that, maybe Kane knows Marika’s father was the same type of leader? I have a feeling we will learn all kinds of stuff about her father in the next episode. And now for Chiaki’s big reveal! At last we got some real answers on her character background, but damn there goes my idea of Chiaki being related to Marika. However I like this turn of events a whole lot more. So will Chaiki become an official rival to Marika and the crew of the Bentenmaru?! That would be amazing to see them battle each other in the future.
The other amazing moment was Marika’s plan to use the sails along with the sun to blind the Lightning 11. Very cleaver…yes…I was waiting for her to bounce the laser off the sails to reflect it back at them. I would have laughed so much if that actually happened, but I don’t think it would have actually worked out like that, right? However anime science often makes the impossible magically work out, but it usually makes you shout something like YEAH RIGHT, LIKE THAT COULD HAPPEN! Anyway I am looking forward to the next episode with Marika joining the crew of the Bentenmaru at last. I really can’t wait to see that cool looking robot character on the current crew. Just what is he? I guess I will wait for the next episode.
Marika-“So can you like charge my phone and make toast?” Robot-“…I hate you so much.”
Marika joins the crew of the Bentenmaru as their moe captain! How will she adjust to her new life? Find out soon.