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|So with the winter anime season about to officially wrap up soon, are you prepared for the spring anime season? It is just around the corner, but it still is hard to believe this season is over with! I will miss a few of the winter shows and happy to see some of them finally wrap up. Anyway time for our weekly space adventures with Marika and the Bentenmaru crew.
Plot this week follows Gruier leading Marika and the Bentenmaru crew inside the Golden Ghost Ship.
Marika-“Don’t move because there is a giant alien above us.” Gruier-“Why are you trolling me yo.”
So, when we last left off with captain Marika, she was talking to Gruier about following her inside the Golden Ghost Ship as it jumped into sub space. True to her word, Marika fully intends to help Gruier as she is joined by handful crew members and explores the ship with the princess. Exploring the Golden Ghost Ship also requires the use of space suits; however, Gruier has little practice dealing with zero gravity and Marika gives her a few tips and tricks to mastering space and I swear they look more like siblings every time they are in the same room together.
Marika-“Take my hand, little girl, and come with me on an adventure!” Gruier-“Do I really have a choice?”
Schnitzer-“Be right back, I need to recharge my batteries…the yuri vibes are wearing me out.”
Before anyone can explore the ship, they have to open the giant door. That is where Schnitzer comes in handy to open doors and generally look awesome, but Gruier seems to like watching him… can I ship these two? The super moe princess and super strong cyborg… Anyways, Hyakume gets to play around with some old computers with Gruier using her super secretive password, but really I think her password might have to do something with cute puppies and kittens, right? Once the crew gets past the first few doors, they discover there is no treasure left aboard at all! Why is there no real treasure left? Marika learns that Gruier’s family had to sell some of their valuables during times of economic crisis! So they practically have nothing left.
Marika-“Wow, this is so cool!” Gruier-“You don’t get out much, huh?” Misa-“She isn’t allowed to.”
After passing through the treasure room they enter a massive section of the ship filled with sleep chambers filled with various animals from Gruier’s home planet along with various DNA samples to go along with the animals. So, just think of it like giant space ship of Noah’s Ark. Yeah, that works minus the frozen animals of course or you can get technical like Hyakume and call it a DNA bank. Besides frozen goats and other animals, there are more sections of the Golden Ghost Ship to explore. This time they arrive at a special looking door that requires some DNA from Gruier just to open. What is behind this door? After Schnitzer and the Bentenmaru crew force it open, they discover a giant pink flower inside you remember it right? We have seen it a few times in the opening.
GOATS IN SPACEEEEEEEE!
Marika-“Damn, I really wanted to get some ice cream.” Gruier-“I wouldn’t eat any from here if I were you.”
Grunhilde-“Prepare yourself, sister! WE WILL BATTLE!” Gruier-“FINE! I challenge you to a dance battle.”
What is so special about this giant flower? Misa explains that it’s actually an artificial womb containing the serenity family DNA and where the royal family was born. Awesome, so in the future we will have children inside giant flowers?! The future sure looks strange… Anyway before they can talk more about this random flower, Gruier’s sister arrives with her crew to challenge her for control of the Golden Ghost Ship. The two teams suddenly start attacking each other after Marika threw a grenade at them. However during all the chaos of this short battle both sides temporally knock out Grunhilde and Gruier with some gas. When Gruier wakes up, she looks around to find the Bentenmaru crew working along with Grunhilde’s team because both of them figured out they were all after the same goal all along.
Marika-“Sorry bro, I had to knock you out for a while.” Gruier-“If you weren’t so cute I’d punch you.”
I don’t think anyone minds if you do that, Coorie.
Before the episode ends, Misa comes out with a baby in her arms. No it is not her baby…but it is from the Golden Ghost Ship so you are probably thinking… wait a minute did you say a space ship had a baby? Yes, that actually happened! Okay, maybe not exactly that way, but still there was a baby onboard. So, if Gruier never found the Golden Ghost Ship the baby would still be asleep and frozen in cyro-sleep forever. Gruier gets to hold the last Serenity royal family member to be born from the space ship! Hooray another princess or prince to take care of… The episode comes to an end shortly afterwards with Gruier and Grunhilde returning the Golden Ghost Ship back to their home planet to restore the glory to the royal family. While the girls give their speech, the Bentenmaru uses this chance to return to the Sea of the Morningstar ending the episode in classic captain Marika style.
Misa-“Yeah, we found this baby, but I don’t want it so yeah…” Gruier-“EHHHHHHHHHHH!?”
Marika-“Man this is some good drugs, Gruier!” Gruier-“What drugs? Ahahaha Marika you are insane.”
Marika-“Anything is possible if you are a pirate! Like becoming friends with a princess…”
Soldiers-“Whoa, this is like the best anime of all time guys.” Captain-“Hnnggg they are so cute.”
Extra space pirate fun
Marika is serious about her space themed sporting events.
Schnitzer-“I dare you to say I am cute again and I will cut you in half.”
Kane-“Damn, I want to drive this giant ship around.” Coorie-“I don’t really feel like dying today.”
Marika-“Let’s jet, I have to get home and write a fifty page report on penguins.”
Damn, this was such an exciting episode because we finally got to see the inside of the massive Golden Ghost Ship. But was it really all that exciting? I was waiting to see some treasure inside or super weapon…but I can see why Gruier wanted to find this ship filled with lots of important DNA from her home planet and frozen animals. Hooray, they can repopulate her planet with farm animals. Did they ever explain what gender the baby was? I guess we can just say it was the ninth princess…yeah…they need to stop adding more princess characters! Next thing you know we might have a member of the Bentenmaru crew coming out as another “princess”. Just imagine if someone like Coorie was royalty?
Speaking of the Bentenmaru crew, we got to see Schnitzer in action opening all those locked doors, but I died laughing at the start of the episode while he held the giant plug for the ship…that was crazy looking! I really want more episodes with Schnitzer running around, but I really want to see him entering a fight soon…maybe the second half will feature more of him being a badass? I really hope so! Anyway besides Mr. Cyborg we got to see more of Captain Marika’s quick thinking, but in the end it was more like sneaky Captain Marika. I wonder when they will play the flashback episode about Marika’s father because it seems that Gruier knew him very well, I predict it will air soon or near the end of the series.
What else happened? There was a really nice scene with Gruier and Marika after with the two girls finally having a moment to share a few laughs together. This just proves Captain Marika is able to unwind after a long series of missions. However this does appear to be an end to the whole princess Gruier arc for now. Overall this was a decent story filled episode and maybe a character builder themed episode as well? I didn’t mind not seeing any real action, but the characters made up for the lack of an epic battle aboard the Golden Ghost Ship.
YOU CAN’T HANDLE THESE TWO LOLIS.
Gruier and Grunhilde have a sleep over at Marika’s house? Prepare for high levels of cute next week.