Coorie is busy hacking into her toenails to make them sparkle.
|Our previous episode gave a bunch of us mixed feelings about the rest of this series. I know for myself I was expecting to see Mouretsu Pirates head into space battles and dramatic moments, but so far I think they are favoring the pairing of Marika and Gruier together.
In this episode, space monkey creatures infect the Bentenmaru and Marika looks for a part time crew.
Marika-“I am so hot…maybe Mami can install some fans inside my uniform?” Kane-“I support that kind of fan service.”
Yes, this week starts with Marika finally getting some time off from her daily pirate duties to return to lame school where Mami offers to pimp Marika’s captain uniform with flowers… No, Mami, we don’t need you to add anything else to her uniform. Sadly just as the captain leaves Bentenmaru, the half monkey half cat like space creatures escape their special container to ultimately infect them with some virus! Even our cyborg character gets sick. So, this sudden infection basically causes the crew to stay under strict quarantine for a few days, but Marika must continue fighting on for her sickly crew. How you say? Well she learns she can hire a temporary team of pirates to work from Show who works for the Harold Lloyd Insurance Union. Hmmmm I wonder if they have a cute talking animal mascot.
Misa-“Why did it have to be cat space monkeys!? I HATE THAT COMBINATION…”
Marika-“Whoa…look at your arm, Ririka!” Ririka-“I think we should stop drinking coffee…”
Coorie is technically the best rapper in space.
Show-“CAN YOU SMELL what the show is cooking?!” Marika-“Sorry, but they haven’t inherent smell-o-vision.”
With the Bentenmaru crew currently in quarantine for the next two weeks, it messes up some very important jobs for Marika, but she can’t just up and quit these jobs or they will lose their pirate license for lack of work. So, our crazy captain is forced to seek out a new crew to maintain workload. So, Marika asks Ririka where she could find a new crew and she answers the relay station, which is the best place to find a new crew. The next day Marika plans a trip to the relay station alone, but she is joined by Gruier who offers assistance to her friend… They even play dress up and wear fancy clothes while walking around the station trying to recruit a few handy sailors.
Pro tip, Marika, look for giant red X’s on the map.
Gruier-“Did someone call for a random loli to spice things up?” Marika-“Your new name is princess stalker-chan.”
Marika-“This skirt is way too short!” Gruier-“Just like my attention span…let’s ride bikes…or eat ice cream?”
After a long day of failed attempts to get a crew Marika and Gruier stop at a local bar to take a break, while there they meet three random guys asking about the Bentenmaru job. One of the three guys later reveals his true identity to Maikra as captain Kenjo Kurihara of the Barbalusa aka Chiaki’s super buff father. Oh and he purposely told everyone to turn down her job offers, I guess they thought it would be bad to have random people aboard the ship… Later he asks Marika what she looks in a crew like skills, personality and strength. Marika specifically looks for trustworthy people; so does she Marika trust more than a few random people? Pretty much all the girls from the Space Yacht Club! The episode ends with Marika talking to her club about helping with the Bentenmaru jobs.
Marika-“These glasses make us look so cool…” Gruier-“But I can’t see a damn thing with them on.”
Kenjo-“Whahahahaha you are so freaking moe…” Marika-“Well, thank you giant leprechaun looking person…”
Hair flips and bead tugs connecting fathers and daughters together.
Marika-“Just make sure not to touch Misa’s stuff or she will kill you.”
Extra pirate fun
Marika-“Well, I gotta go! I have to go back to being a girl who does cute things! Yes my life is very tough.”
Phones of the future lack fancy video games like Angry Birds in space.
Rikira-“Woooo! That is some great coffee….” Marika-“Is that your special coffee?”
Kenjo-“You have to admit, I am just a tiny bit moe…” Gruier-“More like manly-moe?”
Chiaki-“One day I will become the number one most wanted character.”
Interesting episode this week, but I think Mouretsu Pirates has become more like the Marika and Gruier super pirate anime because so far these two characters seem to be taking center stage lately, especially in this episode… Maybe the creators just really enjoy the captain befriending the space princess so they can become best friends forever? Anyway I guess Gruier is just a popular character to work with? Either way I would love to see them expand on other characters like Jenny or maybe the other cool character like Chiaki-chan?
Speaking of good old Chiaki-chan, we finally got to see her father at last and did you notice both of them have a strange obsession over hair? While Chiaki does a hair flip, her father messes with his beard? Maybe that was something else, but I found that to be kind of interesting and funny. However, her father comes off as being quite cool and I laughed watching Marika and Gruier’s crazy reactions after learning this random guy was related to Chiaki. I did enjoy how he helped Marika, even though she was thinking it was a mean trick, but you have to admit Chiaki was totally right! Why would you want random strangers helping you versus people you actually know and trust?
So, the Bentenmaru crew got a virus from the cat-space-monkeys? Even the cyborg got “infected” with it? Maybe he needs to invest in some anti-virus software. Come on Coorie, why didn’t you plan ahead? During their hospital stay I couldn’t help but laugh at the various crew interactions, but they always seem to have a good time when they are working together or kicking back. What else can I talk about? Oh right! Marika’s brand new outfit complete with an actual miniskirt and those cool red glasses… Maybe she just looks good in red? It probably goes well with her hair color I guess.
Girl-“Whooaaa, what does this button do?” Marika-“Don’t touch anything!”
Space Yacht Club girls become real pirates while helping on the Bentenmaru.