Mouretsu Pirates – 14

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.


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20 Responses to “Mouretsu Pirates – 14”

  1. BlackBriar says:

    I really enjoyed this episode because it continues the theme of “throw stuff at Marika she’s never had to deal with before.” Everything she experienced up to the moment she became captain of the Bentenmaru were first time experiences and she handled them perfectly. Instead of having an inexperienced girl accomplish something that should be impossible, she either finds alternatives or gets help from more experienced people around her.

    What a terrible fate for the current crew. Disease by cute cat aliens. They have my sympathy and even Misa, who’s a nurse is put out of commission. When even the nurse is taken down, you know you’re in deep trouble. Something’s is totally off. How could Schnitzer catch the disease? He’s a cyborg, he should be pure metal yet he’s bed ridden. I want to see how the yacht club will tackle this latest task since they have absolutely no experience on a pirate ship. Still, they are enthusiastic about it and that’s good motivation.

    Also, it’s good to finally meet Chiaki’s dad but it’s hard to believe they’re related because there’s hardly any similarity between them. Not to mention that he doesn’t look like the pirate type. He’s more like a body builder. Points to him for giving important captain and crew advice about skill, trust and power to his otherwise pirate competitor instead of being a stingy bastard and keeping it to himself. Does he know about his daughter’s parfait addiction? He’ll probably need a head’s up.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Ahahah yeah decent episode and like you said throw stuff at Marika and see how she deals with it, but that red outfit on Captain Marika was lovely and he red glasses! At least Mami wasn’t around to “pimp out” her outfit.

      DAMN THOSE CATS!-shakefist- although it gave the crew some vacation time right? Well I don’t call getting a random disease a true way to kick back and relaxing. LOL YES! How in the world did Schnitzer get “sick” seriously? Isn’t he half machine? I did laugh watching him laying on that bed…lolol to funny.

      Yes! We finally got to meet up with Chiaki’s dad at last! They don’t look much the same but they share similar character traits as in always messing with their hair!

      At least the Space Yacht Club members get to take part in the next few episodes because honestly I was getting really tired of the whole Gruier x Marika themed episodes. Don’t get me wrong they are a great pair together, but come on give the others time to shine.

  2. skylion says:

    You know, if I came out to be Marika x Gruier all the time, I don’t think I would mind. I would feel a tiny bit whimsical over lost pirating opportunties, but you have to admit that pairing is the Cake. Now, just apply more Grunhilde and we gets the frosting and strawberries. I like her character, but she got dropped way to fast.

    Not much to say in this one: Liking the cat-monkeys. I hope they keep a few, never know when a bio-weapon like that would come in handy. ::Marika stands up at her post in the bridge of the Bentenmaru, “I know, let’s give them a nasty cold. Schnitzer, prepare to fire cat-monkeys”….Scnitzer, :::double facepalm:::

    • skylion says:

      Grunhilde doing the We are the Chicks in the Show Walk during the ED in full uniform…..sweeeeeeet.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Ahahah yeah Grier and Marika is fun and when you mix in Grunhilde it makes for great moments! Sadly I really want other characters to have some screen time, but Marika is the main so yeah…I do like the two princess characters just not all the time.

      LOLOL Schnitzer! How did he get sick? I guess the space monkey virus effects all living things? At least the Space Yacht Club gets time to shineeeeee~

      ED was great! I want Grunhilde to wear that uniform again <3

      • skylion says:

        I want her wearing that uniform all the time, and being very very official with me.

        Did I just say that out loud?

        • Foshizzel says:

          Ahahahahah oh Skylion you always make me laugh!

          Don’t worry I will cover for you…yes…

        • BlackBriar says:

          Your secret is safe. Now, while we’re covering for you, go establish an alibi. LOL.

          • Foshizzel says:

            We just need to make Skylion pay us and split it 50/50…yes <3

            JK BRO You are awesome.

            • skylion says:

              Let’s see half of zero comes out to half zero. Minus fees and taxes, we should all come out even.

              My alibi, I need no alibi….

  3. anaaga says:

    Pffttt Marika tried to recruit strangers in some shady block. She’s such a n00b, but then that’s probably the whole point of this episode, her learning new things. I just can’t wait for episode 15… I want to see the girls messing with Bentenmaru!

    • Foshizzel says:

      Episode 15 looks like a lot of fun! I can’t wait to see the other girls get some much needed screen time like Lynn <3 I hope it changes things up from all this Marika x Gruier stuff lately.

  4. HannoX says:

    A good episode where Marika learned a valuable lesson–the most important quality in a crew is people you can trust.

    And, Hurrah–Chiaki is back! I like her better than either of the princesses. Hopefully she’ll stick around for a while. Damn, her father looks like he could arm wrestle Hercules with a chance of winning.

    With the Space Yacht Club girls as a substitute crew for the Bentenmaru we’re finally going to see why the original novels were named Minskirt Space PirateS, not pirate. Hopefully this will run for a few episodes and not just one or two. That would give the other girls time to shine and to develop their characters. Lynn should have a big role and with luck Jenny will also join them. But maybe considering her father owns a large shipping conglomerate Jenny will be their mole providing them inside information?

    Whatever, this series continues to entertain and upcoming episodes should be a lot of fun with the Space Yacht Club girls as pirates. I can imagine they’ll be REALLY popular with the passengers of the ships they raid. Who wouldn’t want to be boarded by moe space pirate high school girls?

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yep! Marika learned a important lesson about trust…even though she was so dense to figure that out! Thankfully Gruier and Chiaki are around to help explain things.

      HOORAAAYY!! Chiaki I have missed her! Yeah I think she was in the preview for episode 15? Hopefully she stays around for a few episodes. LOLOL Her dads arms are massive! Maybe he can arm wrestle the Bentenmaru cyborg?

      Hmmmm I really hope the Space Yacht Club girls stick around for a while, but I think they might be able to squeeze two or three episodes out of it? Then again one episode could work just as well. Agreed! Now we can see more skirts on the Bentenmaru ahahahah good call right there. Agreed 100% about Lynn and Jenny! I hope we see something fun with those two girls.

      Yeah the series has maintained a good flow so far even if there are lots of slow points, but hopefully with the re introduction to the Space Yacht Club things will continue to get interesting again! LOLOL Yep that would be every rich persons dream to get raided by moe school girls <3

  5. chikorita157 says:

    Ironically, this episode finally brings in what the title of the show… Miniskirt Pirates… yes. But the next episode will look interesting considering the girls lack experience. Wonder how they will handle the pirating under Marika’s control.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Ahahah you are right! I think watching Marika in a miniskirt this week was a inside joke or something, but yessss I am excited for episode 15 it will be a refreshing change of pace from so much Marika x Gruier lately…yeah how will the girls react to Marika shouting orders? Hopefully she has no issues with such things.

  6. skylion says:

    All joking aside about me wanting this to be the Marika x Wrestling Princesses Show. We gets to see Chiaka soon!!!!!

    I hope, oh I hope, she takes over Schnitzer’s spot. Would love to see this young lady “open fire”.

  7. Joojoobees says:

    Just imagine how much trouble you could cause with that many cat-monkeys, even without them having some virus. You could go to the mall, and the cat-monkeys would be running all over the place. And when people said to you, “They’re your cat-monkeys; can’t you keep them under control?” You’d be like, “No, they’re cat-monkeys.”

  8. Bob from Accounting says:

    Unfoortunately, I’ve kinda dropped this show. I might return to it someday but it’s such a pile of frustrating wasted potential that I couldn’t bring myself to watch it anymore. I’ll still be reading your lulzy posts though. They make me laugh so much sometimes…

  9. Ithekro says:

    The last few episodes have been very interesting with the Yacht Club in the Bentenmaru. Hopefully they will be covered here shortly.

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