Count me in for this! I will throw my wallet at you, Captain Chiaki.
|The adventures of captain Marika sure are getting exciting lately, but with every passing episode it leaves me wanting so much more. And yes there have been a few dull episodes of Mouretsu Pirates here and there, but that is to be expected with any long anime series. In another news, I finished a fanart of Captain Marika and this time I gave her a bunny girl outfit.
Plot this week involves Chiaki filling in for Marika’s pirate duties, while the Bentenmaru search for the golden Ghost Ship.
Chiaki-“Avaste ye! Give me everything, even your children YARR!!”
Did you notice anything different with the start? As in Chiaki saying let’s start some Piracy!? That is the best quote to start things off with. So, we join Chiaki once more only this time she is wearing a full pirate uniform. Why you ask? Apparently she is covering for Marika and acting as the captain of the Bentenmaru, while the real captain searches for the Golden Ghost Ship out in space. Chaiki on the other hand takes it more like a job, but she appears to actually enjoy herself a lot! She does make an interesting captain, even when pretending to be one.
Marika-“Sorry guys, I am too busy on this Tumblr to do my captain duties…”
Chiaki-“I-it’s not like I want you to continue taking screenshots of me or anything…”
While Chiaki plays captain for a bit, Marika and the real Bentenmaru deal with some crazy space weather and Coorie uses some of her tech aka tiny space probes to search the area. Those tiny robots reminded me of the red robots from Outlaw Star…even though these ones do not talk. Before Marika can give orders and do her job as captain, Misa pushes Gruier and Marika out so they can eat and get some sleep, because they can’t make students work more than eight hours a day. Damn that must be weird to throw your captain out for working too long…at least the two girls shared a nice moment to bond! I keep waiting for Gruier to refer to Marika as onee-sama.
Kane-“Anyone, dare me to do a barrel roll? Come on…I am so bored right now.”
Coorie-“Well hello young girls!” Gruier-“She scares me.” Marika-“Don’t stare too long at her.”
The next morning, Marika and Gruier return to the bridge and talk with Coorie about what she found with her advanced tech aka buoys. She managed to create a map with lots of coordinates that can help her locate the Golden Ghost Ship, but she figured out Gruier’s bloodline might be key to finding the exact location of the ship as in her name, age and any other information about her family. This just means her family is very special or her blood has some freaky space power. Before the girls can discuss more about this new discovery, the alarms go off warning them of a new threat aka other space ships in the area! These are not just any ships though, but ships from Gruier’s home planet.
Maybe that bread is radioactive? Coorie might want to change her diet.
Sandaime-“OH MY GOD WERE IN HELL GUYS! AHHHHHH!” Misa-“Quiet, you! Get back to work.”
Easy, Marika, he would get plastered on rum right about now.
The Bentenmaru goes from one freaky storm, right into another. This time it was more like fire all over the place versus dark and gloomy. While they tried to stable the ship, they suddenly picked up the three serenity ships and engaged them in combat. Sure, they didn’t exactly blow them up; instead they just knocked out their radar and computer systems. Gruier on the other hand panics after the Bentenmaru landed their attacks because those were people from her planet.
Marika-“Quiet loli blonde girl, the pirates are talking about booty.” Gruier-“…….”
After running away from them, Gruier begs Marika to contact them but the captain simply says no because everyone assumes she is aboard the Odette II. Marika calms Gruier down and tells her they can’t let everyone know where she really is until later. That is smart thinking on Marika’s part after all with the princess aboard the real Bentenmaru, they can use her for leverage much later. The episode comes to an end with the Bentenmaru flying off to continue the search for the Golden Ghost Ship.
Marika-“I can’t slap that cute face…so how about I hold you close?” Gruier-“Wait! I am not prepared for yuri with you.”
Marika-“It’s time we act like pirates!” Gruier-“Why? Were we ninjas earlier?”
Extra pirate raids
Sound all the alarms! Chiaki is one sexy pirate.
Marika-“Follow me, I have a brilliant master plan!” Gruier-“Alright! Captain.”
Marika-“First I’ll do some dramatic pointing and shout some pirate words.”
Marika-“And then we punch them in the face! YARR!!”
Gruier-“Oh what a wonderful plan, captain Marika!”
Marika-“Just kidding, bro! Peace all the way…” Gruier-“Awww that is no fun at all.”
Great episode this week! Every moment was fantastic. I have to say that short bit with Chiaki at the start was wonderful and equally hilarious. Just to see Chiaki acting totally different than her usual self was great! Remember a few episodes back when Chiaki made that comment about never acting that way? I guess she quickly ate those words, huh? Still, fake captain Chiaki-chan was amazing and yes she looked quite cute dressed up in the full uniform. You could say this is a preview of how she might act as a captain? Of course her father is still alive so it might be a long time until Chiaki can become a real pirate captain…unless her father dies in some epic battle mid-season and she takes over.
Besides moe captain Chiaki, we got to see the Bentenmaru in action and the CGI… Oh man, that CGI was actually great to see. Usually I tend to hate on CGI in most anime, but this was nicely done and I loved the storms or “rough waters” the ship had to travel through. That gives this show more of an overall pirate feel and the sound effects? I almost swear the Bentenmaru is actually made of solid wood because the way it creaked made it sound more like a real boat. Those were great and Coorie was amazing! She finally got more screen time. I do enjoy watching that character a lot. She’s easily my third favorite character to watch next to Chiaki and Marika, but Mami is great too…
So, that preview next week? Who in the world is that second blonde character? I think that might be a sibling of Gruier like a brother or a sister? I read on a few blogs that some people have the idea of clones as well!? That could fit in Mouretsu Pirates…after all we have cyborgs, space travel, and advanced technology. So, who do you think it might be? Siblings, clones or possibly something different? I know some space travel can always slip in random moments of time traveling…I have seen a few science fiction based series both anime and TV.
Gruier-“What the hell is this?! THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE BLONDE LOLI.”
More mysterious blonde people in space!? And who is this strange new character?