Home > Check-in Station, Episode by Episode > #BodaciousSpacePirates ep6: Paperwork, Plays & Pirates. That was a pretty entertaining training mission. #anime

#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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  1. February 17, 2012 at 23:18

    Hahaha, that’s not it. Permit me to spoil you about the next episode of Mouretsu Pirates, which will air in two days. All this is an elaborate scheme to harvest money from the Galactic Empire, which subsidises the insurance companies that pay the luxury liner the money to repay the people who lose goods from the pirates. The pirates’ union come frequently enough that through this, a great deal of money is lost from the Galactic Empire – all to prepare for an overwhelming rebellion that reaches into the heart of the galaxy to root out government corruption and evil.

    (tl;dr: shameless blog plugging, read my MOURETSU PIRATES SEVEN post. You have more followers to your blog than the number of unique visitors who visited my blog within the past week.)

    • February 19, 2012 at 23:54

      LOL! Alright, I’m watching ep7 now. I’ll be sure to visit once I’m done. ^__^

      • February 20, 2012 at 02:04

        Dammit! You’re supposed to read it /before/ the episode! Now I just sound lame!

        (btw, in case you get the wrong idea, yes, that post is not serious)

      • February 20, 2012 at 02:07

        LOL! Oh well, I fell for it! It sounded plausible at least. It just goes to show how damn desperate I am to grasp some sort of overarching plot.

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