Mouretsu Pirates – Episode 1 – First Impressions

Arrrgh! Time for some piracy!

I have to admit that I have been experiencing some boredom since I’m watching hardly anything. Usually, I watch a minimum of three shows per season. With Milky Holmes S2 release taking longer than expected, I decided to check out one of the most talked about shows in the past few weeks. That show is Mouretsu Pirates (or Bodacious Space Pirates).

Yes, there are girls in maid outfits too...

Needless to say, I never expected that the combination of piracy (not the file sharing kind) and space to become an interesting concept. You can basically sum this up as virtual pirate wars IN SPACE with a lot of GIRLS. To make things better, the whole female girls wear mostly school uniforms, maid outfits, you name it with fanservice included! Because story takes place in the future, everything looks futuristic with the latest technology such as hologram computers! It certainly beats the smartphones, tablets and laptop computers we have now.

Priceless reaction...

Aside from that, the first episode served as an introduction to the main character and the premise of the show. Marika is a normal girl who happens to inherit a ship that needs a captain. After finding that out from the two people involved with it, her life literally turns upside down as everyone heard the news. Eventually, she agrees to do it after Chiaki, a recent transfer student helps her escape from the men who are after her. From that, I have to say that Marika is a cute and fairly likeable character that isn’t too stuck up. Also, her mom is pretty amazing, especially in the intro shot. The other characters aren’t bad either, especially Chiaki as she also has cute appearance even though she initially acted cold. Still, I loved her reaction when she took a bite into her parfait.

As a whole, the first episode was a rather enjoyable experience and I liked the animation. Hopefully everything builds up with Marika gaining more experience as being captain. Either way, I can’t wait to see what is in store for her and the rest of the crew. 

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2 Comments… read them or add your own.

  1. Milky Holmes S2 seems to be a big one on everyone’s list (still waiting on my official DVD/BD to come via the mail for S1. I broke down and decided to get it).

    As for Mouretsu, I like it so far, but the progression is somewhat slow for now. It has really potential to me, so maybe this might be show I am looking for this season (among others like Rinne no lagrange). Just seems like to me, their is not enough out to spark my interest.

    • chikorita157 says:

      As you seen in my review, Milky Holmes was surprisingly hilarious because the sheer fact that everything is just crazy. Probably the best I have seen from JC Staff after making so many tsundere harem series.

      Yes, the first part is pretty show, mostly because it’s about Marika’s journey of becoming captain of a space pirate ship… Once they get the introduction stuff out of he way, perhaps things will get more interesting.

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