Since Marika has the Space Yacht Club as her crew, what else could go wrong?
Well, a lot goes wrong since the girls lack experience. To make it worse, no one has any idea how to control the pirate ship. Now that is a great way to start because the girls do the unthinkable. They decide to touch the instruments without knowing what it does, which is a big no-no. If you do that, especially with any type of technology, you might mess it up. As shown when Haramaki fired the lasers, I facepalmed since it’s a very stupid mistake that could catch the authorities’ attention.
Considering that the Bentenmaru is heavily customized, it makes me wonder why the crew never written a manual in the first place? Yeah, getting infected with a rare disease from some lab experiment is an extraordinary event. However, having a contingency plan in place is a good idea so that the Bentenmaru could continue pirating even though most of the crew is out. Thankfully, they wrote up and sent the manual just in time so the girls can get the ship moving. Also, Marika manages a successful FTL jump without any help, which is amazing in my opinion.
Lastly, there is one instance where I almost got a nosebleed. This happened when the princesses brought out the sweets. Chiaki’s reaction to it was so endearing that it tops all the previous expressions she made in the whole show.
So in summary, the girls broke into a pirate ship, illegally fired its weapons, improperly started the engines and escaped from the authorities. If this were real life, the girls could face a big fine or even jail time for being ditzy. Thankfully, they got away, so they are safe to start their pirating activities. With that, they decide to raid the same cruise liner as shown in the beginning in the next episode. It makes me wonder how they will pull it off. ¶