Marika-“Are we there yet? Huh? Are we?!” Misa-“We haven’t even left the school yet! STOP ASKING!”
|Captain Marika and her crew is starting to become a great team so far. I’m loving the character interaction along with a strange princess girl tagging along. Anyway it is time to find out if this new character adds anything special to the story. Enjoy the review everyone.
Plot this week follows princess Gruier Serenity as she meets the crew of the Bentenmaru, attends school and joins Captain Marika on her first pirate adventure.
Marika-“Whoa! I can totally hear voices in my head…” Misa-“….Yes there are voices in your head, alright.”
The episode starts off with Marika talking to the strange stowaway trying to find out who they are. However, the stowaway does not believe that Marika is the acting captain for the Bentenmaru, until Coorie shares some official information about Marika becoming the captain and the stowaway agrees to reveal her identity. The crew of the Bentenmaru all gasp when they find out who this person is! She is Princess Gruier Serenity and apparently she is someone very important. Marika on the other hand has no idea who this princess is; thankfully, Misa gives some info to the captain about their new friend.
Gruier-“Yes, I am a space prince!” Kane-“OH…MY…GOD…MY…HEART! HNNGGGG.”
Marika-“So which one of my crew do you want to take home?” Gruier-“Hmm the robot! Yes.”
Once Marika learns about Gruier, she introduces her to the crew. Shortly after that Hyakume and Coorie discover that Gruier is currently being reported as missing, but Gruier swears she is only looking for help from the Bentenmaru because she wants to find a mysterious ghost ship. Honestly, I think the princess just wants to go on a space adventures or wants to become an actual space pirate. After learning about this ghost ship, Marika agrees to help and Gruier goes to school… What is this, Guilty Crown? HOORAY SCHOOL! Anyway, she instantly becomes super popular and gains a million new twitter followers…
Gruier-“I really like puppies, rainbows, and Sailor Moon cosplay.”
Marika-“I had a dream where I met a rubber pirate that wanted to be a king! How silly…”
Marika-“Alright! Go inside and start punching people randomly.” Mami-“Aye aye, captain!”
Gruier-“Yes, follow me @MoeSpacePrincess! I DEMAND it!” Mami-“Whoaaaa, no fair!”
The following day Misa gets a mission and rushes out of school and towards the airport. Yes, Misa still is a reckless driver…and almost runs Kane over! That whole scene was full of derp, like how did Kane make that jump? I blame anime physics. Anyway, Kane was trying his best to avoid a fangirl aka Gruier who jumps in the car to tag along for a wild ride to the airport that left her and Marika completely dazed. On the way to the Bentenmaru, Marika goes over the mission with Gruier as they chat about a military ship headed from the Serenity system.
Ririka-“Bring your friends over! We can have a drinking party.” Marika-“Hey! That is our special party stuff…”
No one is safe with Misa behind the wheel.
Marika-“Why is the ship leaning so much.” Kane-“I was bored, figured I’d do a barrel roll.”
This mystery ship is bringing important information about the ghost ship or “golden” ghost ship from the royal palace. Wait a second, couldn’t they just email that info to the Bentenmaru? Hyakume sees more than one ship headed for them and wonders about the extra ships because they are currently engaged in combat, which means the crew must prepare for possible live combat. Gruier watches the monitors as the Serenity ship arrives damaged…this golden ghost ship must have treasure, right? Before the Bentenmaru can help this damaged ship, multiple ships arrive and quickly identify themselves as Serenity Defense force ships. The episode ends with the crew waiting for official orders from Captain Marika.
Chiaki move aside! Gruier x Marika ftw.
Marika-“Uh! WALK THE PLANK! LET’S GET SOME BOOTY!” Misa-“Tell the voices in your head to keep it down please.”
Extra fun pirate adventures
Gangster Marika is so cool!
They were foaming at the mouth when Kane taught swim class.
Marika-“Bitches don’t know about my pirate hat.”
Yeah! Seriously she doesn’t want to raid you today… Baka!
Alright this was a really dull episode this week and the ending left us with another cliffhanger! What was that!? I was so prepared for an epic battle; however I do see a repeating pattern with Mouretsu Pirates and that pattern is basically give the viewer an exciting episode and do a follow up episode ending on a cliffhanger. Sure there are lots of anime out there that do this *cough* every shounen series ever *cough* I know every episode can’t be always full of action with stuff blowing up all the time, after all they have to give us twenty-six episodes. So enough about that and let me get into the fun parts of this episode.
Now that super moe Princess Gruier… I was really expecting her to be a hardcore tsundere girl…thankfully she’s polite and very friendly. She even made that cyborg stop and stare ahaha, I wonder if he was blushing? And Kane was like whaaat?! Maybe he likes them that young… He does work with a lot of underage girls as a teacher. So, it appears Gruier has a thing for pirates with her eyeballing captain Marika’s outfit. Though, I wonder what she is hiding? Maybe she wants to run away from her royal life and go on some grand pirate adventures?
Anyway, what do you think is on that golden ghost ship? Maybe it is filled with treasures? Or maybe it has some family secret that Gruier is trying to protect and hide? Either way I hope to find out soon…but knowing this series, they might spend a whole episode chatting about it first. So Marika, what kind of plan will you throw at the crew? I am really excited to see what she would come up with on the fly. I noticed the preview has the Odette II crew making an appearance and Chiaki as well. So, is it time for Marika to call in some favors from Jenny and possibly Chiaki? Overall the story is getting somewhere and finally we can watch Marika in action soon.
To OH MA SHOE! Seriously the dude really needs one.
Golden ghost ship found? What is inside…I hope it’s not full of space candy.