This version comes with a badass flight mode.
|So, thirteen episodes in for Mouretsu Pirates and it seems to be going strong, but I feel there is still something missing from this series. However, I just can’t figure out what is missing… Anyway so we should get right down to business with this episode.
Plot this week follows Marika hanging out with Gruier and Grunhilde.
Ririka-“Sorry, I can’t hear you, Marika…Momma is pretty much wasted at this time.”
We start this episode with Marika and the Bentenmaru crew getting an emergency call from Gruier right after they left her planet, but it turns out to be less of an emergency and more of a surprise award ceremony…I thought we were completely done with Gruier and that whole princess themed arc; however, it appears she just might become part of the main cast of unique characters. After awhile Marika returns home to chat with her mom and learns she quit her job because she wants to try something she enjoys?! WHAT?! I suppose in all fairness, Marika made a good point that she is enjoying her pirate life and Ririka should enjoy her own life as well.
Marika-“What else did you do to my pirate uniform?” Mami-“I added flamethrowers in there somewhere.”
Marika-“I told you before, Mami! Stop stealing my invisible guns.” Mami-“PEW PEW SUCKA, YOU DEAD.”
A few days later, it is back to school time for Captain Marika and it seems the Space Yacht Club seems to be lacking a few members and a certain blond class president aka Jenny has successfully graduated and left her good buddy Lynn in command… This means the club is in dire need of new recruits or as we call it on Metanorn, seeking new slaves– err… I mean members. So, who are the new recruits? Gruier already joined the club, but this time Gruier’s little sister Grunhilde joins this amazing club and a few random new blood. No doubt this might be a way for Grunhilde to get closer to Marika or she wants to stick by her sister?
You can’t hide anything when Captain Marika is around.
Jenny-“Good luck running the show now, Lynn.” Lynn-“How hard can this job really be? I just yell orders all day.”
Gruier-“One day I will become queen of the moon!” Marika-“Right…and I will become king of the pirates.”
Later that evening, Gruier hangs out with Marika at the café and chows down on a chocolate parfait! Damn that looked really good and the rest of the animated food for this episode. Marika also invites Gruier and Grunhilde to join her for dinner with Ririka, but Grunhilde eats some of that hot mustard and has a bad reaction to it! And no she didn’t die on us thankfully, so Marika didn’t kill off a princess by accident.
Marika-“Ku ku ku…another soul claimed for the chocolate parfait gods.” Gruier-“Hmmm, what did you say?”
Marika is having too much fun cooking with her cool pirate mom.
After dinner, Marika hangs out with Grunhilde and shoots off fireworks while Ririka has a short chat with Gruier about what she plans on doing next with her life. What else? Take over the universe with her army of loli-clones of course! After all the school fun Marika returns to the Bentenmaru and prepares for her next mission involving some odd cargo in the form of half cat half monkey creatures. This episode comes to an end shortly after with Ririka filling out an application for a Class-two Large Interstellar Ship License Exam! I assume this means momma wants to pilot something huge?!
Grunhilde-“OH BOY I LOVE PUDDING!”
Ririka-“Now to send my application to the school of being a better badass mother.”
Extra pirate fun
Lynn-“Alright girls! Today I will teach you how to hack like a boss.”
Kyubey, eat your heart out! Mouretsu Pirates has the best mascot character.
Gruier-“This looks amazing, Marika!” Grunhilde-“I swear I saw something still moving.”
Grunhilde-“Marika will become mine…yes…” Gruier-“BACK OFF I SAW HER FIRST DAMN IT!”
Kane’s love radar is going crazy right now.
Soooo how was the thirteenth episode of Mouretsu Pirates!? I can basically sum it up as dull, but there are plenty of nice moments between Gruier and Marika this week to make up for the lack of amazing. I mean sure Gruier is a great character and I do enjoy her company, but I figured we would eventually get a break from her for a while. However, it seems we can’t write her off just yet! Maybe she is just super lonely and thinks of Marika as a big sister? After all Gruier is the older sister to Grunhilde. Speaking of siblings, was anyone really surprised she joined the club? Not really I think as Grunhilde is quite attached to her sister or at least they are making it seem that way to me.
Even though we can’t get rid of these two girls, I will admit watching Grunhilde and Marika near the end shooting fireworks together was quite cute to watch and yuri was all over this episode. Yeah, I know I am looking into that way too much, but come on I bet some were waiting for the girls to get “closer” so yes, I support a Marika x Gruier or even Marika x Mami? Fufufufu there are lots of possibilities when you actually think about it… Anyway, I was happy to see that Grunhilde did not turn out to be a random tsundere-loli-character, but that might make things a bit more refreshing whenever Chiaki is missing from the episode.
Also, what was with that whole talk with Ririka and Marika? I guess her mother got bored of her current job and now she wants to pilot instead? That sounds really interesting and it might open the next “arc” as in Ririka either gets killed off in some horrible accident or maybe she goes missing and Marika has to find her mother lost in space!? I don’t think they would actually kill Ririka off, but who knows in these types of shows death might be the only thing to make it “exciting” again for the fans. I did love those funny moments with the Bentenmaru crew and Misa’s short story about Ririka’s cooking…wow that made me laugh it really reminded me of One Piece, because that crew has similar interactions with each other as in joking around or making wise cracks at each other.
CARD GAMES WITH GLASSES! IN SPACEEEEE~
Cat like monkey aliens run wild on the Bentenmaru?