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).
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.
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.