Announcer-“Previously on Gundam AGE…” Marika-“Oh I love that show! HEY! WAIT A MINUTE…”
|Sailing right along this week! Before I comment on Mouretsu Pirates I want to say Happy Valentine ’s Day! I hope you get some chocolate from someone special or flowers whatever the case may be. Anyways, last week was soooo good! Thanks to Marika being her usual awesome self, I still grin when I think of her using the sails to blind the Lighting 11 crew… So, plot this week follows Marika training and working hard to become an official pirate and she takes part in her very first raid for some phat loots.|
Marika-“The guys are demanding some pool scenes…” Mami-“Oh? Good thing I packed this string bikini.”
Starting things off with Marika meeting her close friend Mami as they head to the pool. Prepare yourself some good old fun in the sun…However before any of us can say SUPER VOLLEYBALL TIME! A few black suits arrive with Kane and Misa to get Marika ready for her role as a pirate captain. This involves Marika traveling the world signing papers, stamping them, buying new clothes and finally getting a real Letter of Marque… Damn that sure was a long quest huh, Marika? At least you saw some fantastic clothes and nice locations on the way.
Marika-“Wait what did I just sign over?!” Misa-“Oh nothing special, just your innocent soul…”
Washington D.C. 2050 version…better learn to swim.
After the fun ride around the world, Misa and Ririka explain to Marika that the letter of Marque allows her a grand total fifty days or seven weeks and if she doesn’t do some pirating the letter will be rescinded! So can Marika balancing work, school and captain duties at the same time? Sadly Marika didn’t have much time to second guess her choice, because Misa and Kane rush her off to the Bentenmaru for some really intense training. Marika learns all kinds of new stuff like physical training, VR simulations and computer stuff… Hell she even builds a small model of the ship! Why? Because they might need that skill for…something…right? Thankfully Chaiki arrives on the ship to learn a few things and gets glomped by Marika. Oh these two girls, why are they so cute together? I guess that is the power of MOE.
Ririka-“Well…Good luck and have fun, Marika!” Marika-“I thought video games were fun…till..today.”
Misa-“We are all dead now congratulations…” Marika-“Dead people don’t complain…”
Marika-“Fall over…will you?! DAMN!” Schnitzer-“Wake me when you actually knock me over.”
Marika-“Chiaki-chan!! ATTACK!” Schnitzer-“HNNGGGGG…so..c..c.cute!”
While Chiaki takes part in the training and learns the history of space pirates from Misa and her lovely arts and crafts posters, she doesn’t feel that Marika is talking anything serious at all. In fact she tells Marika to drop the whole ditzy act soon, because it just makes her really mad and creates problems for everyone around her. Whoa Chiaki-chan, you need more hugs from Marika or more chocolate parfaits to cool you down. After the girls get back on board from the trip, Misa gets Marika ready for her first raid against the Princess Apricot. Hooray, time for some phat epic loots! I sure hope Marika rolls high on those legendary weapons…
Misa-“Alright it’s time to RAAAIDDDD!” Marika-“Sweet! I love raids, can I dps?” Chiaki-“…sigh..I hate my life.”
Chiaki-“You can give me a book! I can totally read.” Marika-” YOU CAN READ TOO?! AWESOME!”
Raids are fantastic! Even when they blow up your ship afterwards.
Before the big raid, Kane heads off first to prepare things. Shortly after Marika gets on the loudspeaker and informs the crew that the Bentenmaru is ready to take their valuables. Shockingly, the passengers are so excited to see actual pirates…I know, strange right? Kane did mention to some girls the BANK will reimburse them for any stolen items. Anyway Marika arrives after giving a speech and she has a short battle against Kane. Basically they have a somewhat scripted “duel” that gives Marika a quick rundown on what she might actually do on real raid one day! Kane you crazy bastard…but we love you for that. After the raid Marika crashes hard falling asleep in the captain’s chair, the episode ends shortly after Chaiki and Kane have a chat and she leaves the Bentenmaru! D’awww she didn’t even say goodbye to Marika….
Kane-“Avaste ye!! OUCH! that really hurts…” Misa-“Stop being so dramatic! Just fall over.”
Marika-“I will become the pirate…..king….zzzzzzz.”
Chiaki-“What? This says kick me? DAMN YOU, MARIKA!!!”
Extra space pirate adventures
Just punch every red button at once Marika.
Marika-“How does this make me a captain…? Maybe I can stab someone with the model?”
Marika-“Do you want to be a magical girl? Hey, who gave me this Madoka light novel?”
So ya! Give all your epic loot to captain Marika.
Marika-“Soooo when can I get that toast?” Schnitzer-“I swear I will throw you into space if you ask again.”
Great episode this week! And finally we got to see Marika in full pirate gear, how cool was that? Before we get too far into that subject, let us talk about the first ten minutes. Watching Marika sign papers, stamp them, buy new clothes and get practically dragged around by Misa? I had no idea how much work it was to actually become a pirate…let alone the captain?! That was almost like going through the steps to getting a tag for a car, but we don’t get any cool stamps or get to fly space ships…I really loved all of those great looking locations, while Marika ran around with Misa. They did remind me of some Aquarion EVOL areas; it left me wanting more “scenery porn” oh yes! I can’t wait to see some other planets in the future.
Finally we got to see the rest of the crew and boy is there a list now…we have Hyakume, Luca, San-Daime, Schnitzer and finally Coorie. All of them look fanastic. So far I liked watching Schnitzer the most… Yes, he is the most “mecha” looking of the bunch, and it looks like he is the brute-fighting-bodyguard character? And then I had my eyes on Coorie; another “scientist” looking girl with those thick glasses… She had few lines and I already know she’s voiced by Horie Yui. Now Luca next; she seems to be strange and mystical…maybe she is a space magical girl!? Anyways, SPACE RAID! Whoa that scene with Marika reading out of the book…I died laughing! Especially around the WAHAHAHA…I can’t imagine Chiaki doing that ever, in fact NOW I WANT TO SEE IT.
So, Chiaki spoke her mind at last towards Marika, huh? I guess the tsundere hates the ditzy girl act? True I can see why Chiaki might hate that side of her…probably because it is unfitting of a captain to be an airhead? I do agree with some of her points and some of them not so much. Maybe I like that style of captain? I know I compared Marika to Luffy once before, but those kinds of captains are the most fun to watch. What about you? Do you agree with Chiaki’s statements towards Marika? Honestly I think this whole episode was just about Marika finding herself in space and her role as captain. I did like that comment by Schnitzer to Marika about being herself and not trying to be like Ririka…SO HA! TAKE THAT CHAIKI OOH SNAP! Anyway this was a great episode and one last thing…Marika is dead sexy in her pirate uniform or maybe cute is a better word for it? Hey at least she is not a loli girl… Thank the space gods for that.
Marika-“Well, this does not look good…there sure is a lot of flashing lights.”
Marika continues her pirate training and what’s this? Best friend drama?