Mouretsu Pirates – 05

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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.

Marika-“Dude…that is a cool looking keyboard, play me a song!”         Lilly-“I’d rather play the drums.”

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!


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.


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20 Responses to “Mouretsu Pirates – 05”

  1. Sabine says:

    Haha, thanks to this post I found myself to love the Lightning 11 and his Crew!! XDDD Damn those bad guys, awesome jokes x”DDDD

  2. tatsuya says:

    never knew this anime would be fun to watch since this episode …now i felt bad for making joke about this anime

    • Foshizzel says:

      Things are getting interesting! I can’t wait for the next episode <3 Marika in full pirate gear xD

  3. BlackBriar says:

    This anime is so much fun. Marika certainly has the hang of becoming a captain. Her plans even impressed Kane. Those high school girls make frightening stratigists and hackers, especially Lynn who looks like she does that in her sleep.

    Kane and Misa. LOL. If any of the girls caught them sneaking around together, they’d start thinking something naughty. And it’d be bad for Kane since he’s supposed to be married.

    Nice surprise. Chiaki is another pirate heir besides Marika. I wonder if that makes enough ground for a mild rivalry between the two.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Very very fun! Yep Marika is starting to become very interesting now and even more so after telling her mom she will become the Bentenmaru captain! Sooooo exciting.

      Lynn is a great character! I hope we get to see more of her soon…but Jenny probably will take Lynn and few girls for her own pirate crew.

      Hooray Kane and Misa! LOLOL yeah some of the students might get ideas about those two being alone together xD

      Yep nice to finally know the truth behind Chiaki’s background. Yeah I can see them being friendly or rivals and possibly “fighting” later on in the series? I would love to see that.

  4. HannoX says:

    Exellent episode this time and Marika was nothing short of brilliant with her ideas of cutting closer to Tau Ceti with what that would mean and using the solar sails to reflect the sunlight back upon the Lightning 11. Like Kane said previously, in a few years she’s going to be frightening.

    I’ve been waiting for the episode in which we meet the rest of the Bentenmaru’s crew and it’s finally coming. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of Chiaki and I hope the other girls of the Space Yacht Club will also be showing up again. If you want to recruit a crew for a space pirate ship, I know where you can find one that is both moe and skilled.

    • Foshizzel says:

      So true! I did enjoy watching Marika reflect the sunlight at the Lighting 11, I still like my idea of the sails bouncing the laser back at them…but the sun works just as well. Right! In a few years and some special training Marika will become very frightening.

      Yes! About time she decided to join the Bentenmaru crew as the captain, I would think some of the girls would possibly join the crew! But I think Jenny is going to form her own xD

  5. Ying says:

    Hmmm I have mixed feelings about this show.

    On the one hand I went into this show thinking it would be an action type show but it is turning into more of a slice of life thing with pirates (which I didn’t even know was possible). On the other hand I LOVE every single character (maybe not Chiaki but she’s growing on me) especially Marika. She is the perfect female protagonist and an amazing leader.

    This episode brought out both of these feelings. Marika shined with all her brilliant strategies, and Kane and the other girls were great as well. But it was mostly all dialog till the end

    • Foshizzel says:


      Right I can see some of the slice of life, action wise it might be a while till things start to explode around Marika. Then again next week might be more of an “action” episode since she officially joined the crew as the captain? Yep! There are some great characters even the side ones like Lynn and Jenny were entertaining.

      <3 <3 <3 Marika she is so much fun every week!

      True! We finally got so see how quick on her feet Marika is towards being a leader, Kane puts a lot of trust in her skills as well...yes a bit wordy at the end but still great! I hope episode six keeps you watching more.

    • HannoX says:

      I liked the way this battle went. There are plenty of anime where battles are just a matter of the opponents thoughtlessly bashing one another. It’s great to see one where planning and strategy play a major role and the actual fighting is quickly over because one side has a better plan.

      Battles in space are liable to be a matter of hours or days of planning and maneuvering with the actual exchange of fire quickly over.

      I’m sure Marika and the Bentenmaru will have battles ahead of them, although I think strategy will play a bigger role than blazing away. The merchant ships they attack will probably be armed and they’ll want to take them fairly intact. Not much loot to be collected from a total wreck. So they’ll have to out-think them.

      The real action is liable to be when they board a ship and the crew resists with small arms fire. Then Marika will have to decide for herself when to pull the trigger.

  6. Rakuen says:

    This show has delivered for me. I always felt this sense of excitement while watching it, even though not a whole lot was happening. Now we get to the point where the writers let the characters off their leash, resulting in a great battle they win, on their own, without firing a shot. Now let’s see what the girls can do with a real ship behind their backs!

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah this show is very exciting! I will admit the first four were decent, but this episode had all kinds of awesome moments! Like Marika at the end finally telling her mom she will become the captain! FINALLY <3 <3

      The battle was funny seeing Marika switch the sails around to blind the Lighting 11 crew? So goooood xD

      Agreed we need to see what else these girls come up with

  7. Gecko says:

    This episode was great. If all of the fighting/battling scenes are like this episode, I’m going to love this show. For some reason, the cyber warfare stuff and those screen-scenes were amazing to me. I don’t know why. Maybe I’m just sick of Shu and Guilty Crown’s obviously direct fighting style.
    And yay, she’s going to become the captain!!! YES! She’ll finally wear that awesome outfit and that awesome hat!

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yes! Great to see some battling scenes at last! Well…Marika using the sails to bounce the sunlight at the Lighting 11? Totally pro! Yeah watching Mouretsu pirates “battles” is a deserved change from the usual scenes with OH MA SHOE and his one shot death sword.

      LOL YES! Marika wearing a pirate hat this weekend so good <3

  8. skylion says:

    Remember: Marika’s Mom’s lessons about using a weapon. Make the best choice, fire when ready, no regrets.

    The Reflection Maneuver. She had that in the holster from even before she suggested that course change. The way she bounded into control of her ship suggests nothing less. Deliberate and in control.

    You either get this show, or you don’t. For those that do, we have been richly rewarded with so much depth; uncommon these days, thou I can find depth in High School DxD (Asia’s Rescue was SRS BSNS EPIC for me).

    I hope they treat the upcoming arc with such care. We were kinda promised bodacious; most of us had assumptions on that. That they have given us something else we didn’t expect is pure freekin’ magic.

    Awaiting Marika’s day behind the “mast”.

    • BlackBriar says:

      I fully agree with you on depth being added in High School DxD rather than just being another meaningless ecchi anime. The entire episode regarding Asia’s rescue was dramatic. It’s one of this season’s hidden gems and I look forward to it every week.

    • Foshizzel says:

      YES! Marika’s mom is so wise <3

      I loved that reflection maneuver! That was soooo awesome, even thou I wanted it to be OMG LASER BOUNCE at the the Lightning 11 I would have laughed <3

      Episode 05 of DxD? Haven't seen it yet, but I am watching that randomly! I do like the perverted OH MA SHOE...he makes for great comedy...he should stick to those roles >.>

      Yes! I hope the next “Marika becoming a pirate” Arc with a lot of care.

      LOLOL I want some YARR! And AVAST YE! Quotes <3

  9. Joojoobees says:

    I was wondering if Chiaki would turn out to be Marika’s half-sister, but this explains a lot. Can’t wait to see the crew of the Bentenmaru.

    • Foshizzel says:

      You and me both! I swear I kept thinking that the whole time, but yes! This new reveal from Chiaki explains a whole lot more between Marika and Chiaki.

      Now the real question will the two of them become arc rivals near the end? And have to have a real battle?

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