Finally, Marika decided to become captain of her father’s ship… Now it’s just a matter of learning her job while focusing on her schoolwork.
I thought she would get a one-day break before jumping into the job when she wanted to relax with her friend. Sadly, that wasn’t the case as she gets taken away to fill out a lot of paperwork. The registration process to become a legal pirate certainly looks tedious. It’s just painful to see her having to read/sign a stack of paper work, stamping them and then carry heavy stacks of paper to the capital so they get approved. In fact, it’s just as bad as getting your first driver’s license. To get one, you have to pass a test, get paperwork to prove your identity and other things. The good thing is that it lasts for three years, so you don’t have to constantly renew it every year or so. It’s quite the opposite with the “Letter of Marque” since that only lasts 50 days if you don’t engage in piracy. It’s a big pain in the butt, but I doubt that any captain will stay inactive for a long period of time.
Not surprisingly, Chiaki makes an appearance to help Marika out on her pirate training. When Marika hugged her, it’s apparent that there is a hint of yuri going on with her blushing. Still, she comes off rather cold hearted by saying that she becomes unhappy when looking at her ditzy face. Even so, I think she will come back for more because inside her heart, she actually likes being around Marika.
Aside from that, the training Marika receives was rather enjoyable. Yes, she epically fails at the simulation, but her invasion of the cruise ship was hilarious. When she jacked the ship and announced that the ship got taken over, everyone laughed like it was some kind of joke and willing to give up their valuables. On the other hand, the swordfight with her instructor is where things got exciting. Despite losing, she shots him (no, he’s not dead) and takes the booty. From her first experience, that was a pretty good start for her and from the looks of the next episode, things are about to get tougher. ¶