#BodaciousSpacePirates ep6: Paperwork, Plays & Pirates. That was a pretty entertaining training mission. #anime
Marika’s getting a crash course pirate captaining (real word?), and it looks like she’s gonna experience some burn out until Chiaki gets drafted onto to the Bentenmaru for some training of her own. And I that’s when things get fun.
It was nice to get a little primer, and some background on the pirate world. I still don’t get exactly what the point of all this is. It seems almost like a legalize drugs sort of situation. Where the “Letter of Marque” is used as pressure release valve to keep the piracy under control.
I also found it interesting to see Marika and Chiaki interact together again. It seems like Chiaki accepts her when she’s excelling at her piracy duties, but she can’t stand her when the “ditsy” little girl comes back out. It’s like she pushes Marika away because she doesn’t know how to deal with her. That said, they’re still fast friends. I suspect we’ll get to see both of them again in captain’s uniforms with matching responsibilities when they next meet. An exciting thought, hopefully they’ll still be allies as well.
As for Marika’s first mission… uh, I suppose to best way to explain it is “mock piracy successfull”. Clearly pirates are so rare and obscure in this universe that they’re viewed by a portion of the public like rumor, urban legend, or novelty. I think I need more of the universe explained to me to clearly understand it, but for now the episode has done an admirable job of inching further forward into the world of space pirates.
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