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02-04-12, 8:01 PM

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Good show is slowly becoming great.
 
02-04-12, 8:17 PM

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Yes!

This episode was AMAZING! And here I thought good sci-fi was dead.
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02-04-12, 8:22 PM

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Please stay god tier, pirates.

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02-04-12, 8:29 PM

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Wow, it's time to drop this borefest.


What are you talking about? The series is actually starting to get good.
 
02-04-12, 8:30 PM

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VioLink said:
That "battle" was pretty lame, is that really what we were waiting for? And all of a sudden she wants to become a pirate after she was almost killed? Seems legit.

Black haired girl isn't a normal student? I AM SO SHOCKED!!!!11!! EPIC PLOT TWIST RIGHT HURR!!!

When the hell would you people learn that this is a SPACE OPERA series and not an ACTION series?

Either way, I'm excited for the next episode as Marika finally becomes the captain. Can't wait.

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02-04-12, 8:39 PM

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Maruka uses solarbeam! X)

I love her pirate outfit.
 
02-04-12, 9:40 PM

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Use eye to lock their target from 400,000km . wow.. Everything look like a star from that distance .

Suddenly reinforcement come out from know where.They must have forgotten to detect them.

I felt I won't last long watching this because its kinda boring. Well ,at least its better than LotGH .
 
02-04-12, 9:57 PM

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^ another one who doesn't get the appeal of SPACE OPERAS.. and try no to be too provoking as a troll because you're bashing another show that is widely known to be very intelligently written and whose fans or any of those who completed watching it would keep on laughing at you and at what you said..
and it's not like the enemy is using his naked eye.. they did say they were using optical devices in which we wouldn't know the magnifying intensity of.. the reinforcement ships were indeed detected first, as they appeared in Odette II's radar when they got in range before arriving (that part in the episode seemed to happen so fast, i think they sped up the pace in that one because this introductory arc is almost over) and of course, the enemy wouldn't know because they shut down their computers..

anyway, this episode is pure WIN.. thank heavens we're getting stuff like this again where we actually need to use our intelligent minds to watch..
and it was a bit surprising that Chiaki also happened to be a daughter of a pirate captain herself (so far, i don't think she's in the exact same position as Marika yet, as her father might still be alive and she's just the soon to be successor, based on her reintroduction).. i've had suspicions on which faction she might be working for but i never thought she'd really be a captain or soon to be captain of a pirate ship instead, i thought she was an agent of some organization..
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02-04-12, 9:58 PM

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Misdreavius said:
VioLink said:
That "battle" was pretty lame, is that really what we were waiting for? And all of a sudden she wants to become a pirate after she was almost killed? Seems legit.

Black haired girl isn't a normal student? I AM SO SHOCKED!!!!11!! EPIC PLOT TWIST RIGHT HURR!!!

When the hell would you people learn that this is a SPACE OPERA series and not an ACTION.


It doesn't matter if its a ACTION or SPACE OPERA these developments are horrible and so is the pacing.
 
02-04-12, 10:02 PM

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Use eye to lock their target from 400,000km . wow.. Everything look like a star from that distance .

Suddenly reinforcement come out from know where.They must have forgotten to detect them.

I felt I won't last long watching this because its kinda boring. Well ,at least its better than LotGH .

I'm sure they'd have magnification on their optical targeting system, and notice that they weren't that accurate either. As for the reinforcements coming out of "nowhere", remember that there were originally three ships without transponders that the Pres. mentioned to Kane. The bad guys and the two Pirates. They should have good enough stealth systems to not be detected until they decide to join the party. Plus,if Marika figured out where the attack would occur, I doubt it was that big of a problem for the pros.

If you think this show is boring, go back to watching plot and character free shows. Nobody is forcing you to watch it!
 
02-04-12, 10:13 PM

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What? I love action; I just don't get how people could find that boring!

That got me really excited, yet I didn't even see the damn people on Lightning 11.

I think this is one of those animes that are "smart" and intriguing. I love it and I'm really, really glad that I decided to watch it. And plus, there isn't any ecchi like I thought there would be!

I'm really excited to see the next episode. We get to meet the crew... 21 more episodes of this great anime!

And Marika is one of those rare, seemingly silly female characters that I like. She's actually pretty smart. And I like the captain. XD

Yay Moretsu Pirates! Off to try and find the novel to read now.
 
02-04-12, 10:20 PM
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I'm definitely getting LoGH vibes from this, which, for the record, also had "slow pacing".

Fucking glorious.
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02-04-12, 10:29 PM

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VioLink said:
Misdreavius said:
VioLink said:
That "battle" was pretty lame, is that really what we were waiting for? And all of a sudden she wants to become a pirate after she was almost killed? Seems legit.

Black haired girl isn't a normal student? I AM SO SHOCKED!!!!11!! EPIC PLOT TWIST RIGHT HURR!!!

When the hell would you people learn that this is a SPACE OPERA series and not an ACTION.


It doesn't matter if its a ACTION or SPACE OPERA these developments are horrible and so is the pacing.


It's OK, you can go watch shows without character development that send hapless idiots off half cocked and just have lots of flash and no substance.

So, did YOU guess ahead of time that Chiaki was the daughter of another space pirate? We all knew she was not a normal student, but who she is was a good twist. (I unfortunately read a spoiler on that a couple weeks ago)

As for Marika making her choice, perhaps she enjoyed the thrill of the fight? She certainly seems to have a knack for making decisions under pressure. If it scared her away, you'd complain that she was a wimp, but since she showed some spirit you'll hate on her for that instead. Just don't watch if you don't like it.
 
02-04-12, 10:46 PM

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VioLink said:
Misdreavius said:
VioLink said:
That "battle" was pretty lame, is that really what we were waiting for? And all of a sudden she wants to become a pirate after she was almost killed? Seems legit.

Black haired girl isn't a normal student? I AM SO SHOCKED!!!!11!! EPIC PLOT TWIST RIGHT HURR!!!

When the hell would you people learn that this is a SPACE OPERA series and not an ACTION.


It doesn't matter if its a ACTION or SPACE OPERA these developments are horrible and so is the pacing.
if that's your opinion in the show, we can't change your mind about it..

but on how we see it, the slow pacing is actually what's perfect for a space opera like this.. and it's not a 1-cour anime where they need to rush the plot anyway.. the many details that they feature in the show to make it more sound and coherent that Marika's actually being pulled into this pirate business is not similar to many shounen shows where they just introduce a premise and then throw the protagonist into the whole ordeal and let his luck or destined skill/ability take him/her towards the end of the story in victory.. instead of pronouncing story elements in the show, they actually spend the time to build it and around it so as to make Marika's transition from talented student to space pirate captain be seamless and not exaggerated..
the battle is also not boring.. it's actually exciting in my case because it's a single blind strategic battle and it would've done you better if you used your neurons to actually understand every detail in it.. what's even better about it is that the battle is within the bounds of what non-idiot high school girls of their generation can do.. they didn't pull off some exaggerated stuff..
and if you have complaints to the development.. .. .. well, if you're referring to the character development, i'd like to kill you.. if you're referring to the plot development, well, just look at what i said above and realize that this is just an introductory arc.. next week, we'd get to see what this show would really have to offer.. if somehow you're complaining about Chiaki being a space pirate captain's daughter herself by being sarcastic about it, then it's not even that big of a plot twist at all.. they did spend time to build on her character as someone who is unlike any of the other students and seem to be very experienced in this pirating business.. only the certainty of who she really is, is what's tackled in that scene.. it all seemed to be natural and a bit surprising at the same time.. if you're complaining about Marika's decision, then you really haven't been paying attention to the show or are not able to empathize with her character..

and oh yah.. .. .. it also does matter if it's action or space opera.. especially when you may not be sure of what one of them means..

think first before bashing..
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02-04-12, 11:04 PM

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zensunni said:
VioLink said:
Misdreavius said:
VioLink said:
That "battle" was pretty lame, is that really what we were waiting for? And all of a sudden she wants to become a pirate after she was almost killed? Seems legit.

Black haired girl isn't a normal student? I AM SO SHOCKED!!!!11!! EPIC PLOT TWIST RIGHT HURR!!!

When the hell would you people learn that this is a SPACE OPERA series and not an ACTION.


It doesn't matter if its a ACTION or SPACE OPERA these developments are horrible and so is the pacing.


It's OK, you can go watch shows without character development that send hapless idiots off half cocked and just have lots of flash and no substance.

So, did YOU guess ahead of time that Chiaki was the daughter of another space pirate? We all knew she was not a normal student, but who she is was a good twist. (I unfortunately read a spoiler on that a couple weeks ago)

As for Marika making her choice, perhaps she enjoyed the thrill of the fight? She certainly seems to have a knack for making decisions under pressure. If it scared her away, you'd complain that she was a wimp, but since she showed some spirit you'll hate on her for that instead. Just don't watch if you don't like it.


Daughter of a space pirate, son of a space pirate who cares? It all means the same thing, that she is somehow related to the space pirates and I knew that from episode one.

Marika has been disappointing me for awhile now. There isn't any emotion in her character even when she heard her father the space pirate had died she kept a "cool story bro" attitude. Information of the wonders of pirating had to be spoon fed to her by her mother because Marika was showing so little interest until her mom pulled out a "LAZER GUN BLOWING UP A TANK OMFG SO COOL!!!" in episode 2

No I will not drop this anime because then I won't be able to write how much of a trainwreck this show was. So just sit there and accept my criticism on this anime and if you don't like them don't reply.
 
02-04-12, 11:10 PM

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VioLink said:
zensunni said:
VioLink said:
Misdreavius said:
VioLink said:
That "battle" was pretty lame, is that really what we were waiting for? And all of a sudden she wants to become a pirate after she was almost killed? Seems legit.

Black haired girl isn't a normal student? I AM SO SHOCKED!!!!11!! EPIC PLOT TWIST RIGHT HURR!!!

When the hell would you people learn that this is a SPACE OPERA series and not an ACTION.


It doesn't matter if its a ACTION or SPACE OPERA these developments are horrible and so is the pacing.


It's OK, you can go watch shows without character development that send hapless idiots off half cocked and just have lots of flash and no substance.

So, did YOU guess ahead of time that Chiaki was the daughter of another space pirate? We all knew she was not a normal student, but who she is was a good twist. (I unfortunately read a spoiler on that a couple weeks ago)

As for Marika making her choice, perhaps she enjoyed the thrill of the fight? She certainly seems to have a knack for making decisions under pressure. If it scared her away, you'd complain that she was a wimp, but since she showed some spirit you'll hate on her for that instead. Just don't watch if you don't like it.


Daughter of a space pirate, son of a space pirate who cares? It all means the same thing, that she is somehow related to the space pirates and I knew that from episode one.

Marika has been disappointing me for awhile now. There isn't any emotion in her character even when she heard her father the space pirate had died she kept a "cool story bro" attitude. Information of the wonders of pirating had to be spoon fed to her by her mother because Marika was showing so little interest until her mom pulled out a "LAZER GUN BLOWING UP A TANK OMFG SO COOL!!!" in episode 2

No I will not drop this anime because then I won't be able to write how much of a trainwreck this show was. So just sit there and accept my criticism on this anime and if you don't like them don't reply.
pffft.. criticism? haha hahaha..

and what has happened to this age of anime fans? masochist haters who keep watching what they don't like for the sake of hating..
 
02-04-12, 11:40 PM

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would the haters please drop this show and be done with it please?

I really liked this episode, and how they won without firing a single beam (and these ARE still schoolgirls, mind you. They wouldn't stand a chance to a bording party, and the Odette II is completely unarmed as well).

With this ep, my rating of the show went up by one point. Looking forward to next ep
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02-04-12, 11:56 PM

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Seems the major complaint about this show is the pacing, which I don't understand why. It's 26 episodes long and is suppose to be more of a space opera like Star Trek. The beginning is suppose to be more like a "slice of life" show until Marika joins the Bentenmaru crew. It gives the show a chance to build on characters (notice a huge cast) and story. Same with Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero last year.

So far, I am enjoying this show. It's a nice change compared to those over-cliched, plot broken, and excessive fan-service shows lately, *cough* Guilty Crown.

Now that Marika has made her decision, it's adventure time into the unknown. I expect the danger and action to slowly ramp up from here on. All that's missing is the talking parrot and the space plank.
 
02-05-12, 12:07 AM

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would the haters please drop this show and be done with it please?


In Violink's defensive, its hard to make arguments against a show you have not completed.

As for me, I am on the fence about this show. I came expecting a colorful cast of crew members and so far these high school girls leave much to be desired, I hope the non-student crew are a bit more diverse and eccentric.

I think the problem people are having with t,his show is that it's not "drama", "comedy", "action" or "psychological". It's just "Sci fi" and "space" and these two genre alone aren't really bread winners for anime.
 
02-05-12, 1:06 AM

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In Violink's defensive, its hard to make arguments against a show you have not completed.
well, we're not even talking about the show as a whole.. we're just discussing what has been shown so far.. who knows, this might actually turn crappy in the long run.. but we need not delve into that when we haven't even reached 1/5 of the show.. so far, it is leaning towards the right path of good storytelling..

well, in my case, i find these high school girls to be more interesting than a lot of the other high school girls depicted in the industry.. they have attitude and they seem to know what they're doing yet i could still see that they are high school girls..

dczzz said:
I think the problem people are having with t,his show is that it's not "drama", "comedy", "action" or "psychological". It's just "Sci fi" and "space" and these two genre alone aren't really bread winners for anime.
new fans of anime, you mean.. us long time anime fans or at least those who have a taste on the works of good ol'times and know their space opera are more than delighted that we're having a show like this again.. especially because it is by no means a dumb show despite how it initially sounds if you look at the title..
 
02-05-12, 1:12 AM

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When they started to fire that laser beam all I could think of was "We do not eyeball it!" xD


Also it looks like things finally will pick up the pace and become a bit more entertaining (^.^)
 
02-05-12, 1:29 AM

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Haters gonna hate.

Personally I'm getting a really good vibes from this show, I thought it might be more interesting than the "pantsu oppai fanservice!" and "Guro dark horror guts & blood" shows that are flooding the "market" as of late, but it's surprisingly exceeding my expectations so far :>

I really like the episodes so far, but I have to admit, they could've made the scene where Lightning 11 goes down a little more glorious. Or show us the crew, unless they're going for this kind of thing all the way, only showing what happens aboard the ship "we" are supposed to be on. But yeah, this seems like one of the better shows this season.



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02-05-12, 1:37 AM

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This show reminds me so much of Stellvia :) which is a very good thing, heck even similar pacing.
no stupid battles just some strategy and planning before it - with showing that characters are aware of their actions and possible consequences.

But it seems that general idea was that it will have beams of death flying everywhere, lots and lots of spaceships and fanservice :D and nice that they averted those expectations in such a great way :)
 
02-05-12, 1:51 AM

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Really getting into this show. Hope they keep up the strategy aspect.
 
02-05-12, 2:01 AM

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so next ep the real show starts about time.
 
02-05-12, 2:16 AM

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This was amazing. I was totally into the cyber warfare.
dczzz said:
Wordsmith said:
would the haters please drop this show and be done with it please?


In Violink's defensive, its hard to make arguments against a show you have not completed.
I don't mind if someone who completes a show doesn't like it. The thing I don't understand though, is how someone can continue to watch a show they expect to be a train wreck just so they can talk bad about it.
 
02-05-12, 2:25 AM

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sorry for my ignorance but i tried my best to understand most of what was going on and i did understand of a bit of it but this show throws so many tech savy words at you lol rather not have to go to a wiki page after every episode, but i will like to see what The Real Real combat will be like...and next week spaces marines~.
 
02-05-12, 2:31 AM

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This episode was awesome compared to last weeks garbage.

Now I know I'll continue watching :)

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02-05-12, 3:15 AM

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Oh man ...
Fucking good !
Now,we will have the real story beginning !
 
02-05-12, 3:23 AM

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ouch... seem like that word boring is equivalent to hate now T.T"
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02-05-12, 3:48 AM

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Finally some action, next episode the actual pirate part will start.
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02-05-12, 4:36 AM

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I still don't know what the fuck is going on but I LIKE IT
 
02-05-12, 4:46 AM

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I still don't know what the fuck is going on but I LIKE IT

This is definitely a series where the viewer needs to have his brain ON unlike many other series to actually enjoy it, so when a finally an anime doesn't treat its viewers like idiots comes around, people should bloody appreciate it.

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02-05-12, 4:49 AM

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I'd like this show. It's a trip. I like how they try and pay some attention to the details. Especially, like the fact that the ships are more like subs in that they don't have windows. Deep space travel would be dangerous enough. Having windows while getting hit with thousands of pebble and golfball sized asteroids could be deadly. Though you'd think that they would at least have some visual screens here and there.

I'd like it more if there was more males involved in the show instead just token "old guys". Too much estrogen flowing.

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When they started to fire that laser beam all I could think of was "We do not eyeball it!" xD


Also it looks like things finally will pick up the pace and become a bit more entertaining (^.^)


That is so true. Although, I doubt that laser beams would still have any intensity over a light-year let alone 100's of light-years. Once a beam reaches it's concentrated focal point the light energy would invert and eventually disperse.
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02-05-12, 5:00 AM

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The endless debate between fans and haters. At one point, after spending a lot of time on MAL, you just realize it's totally pointless.
Yet they are enjoying it so much. It is like their life is on the line. What a world I am living in.

Anyway, let the pirating begin!


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02-05-12, 6:11 AM
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I had my suspicions about Chiaki being from a other pirate ship but being next in line as captain is a bit surprising.
Chiaki's ship must be a good Ally to the Bentemaru i wonder how much the more we get to see from them.
What i am also wondering about is whether they have enemies amongst other privateers and what type of battles we might expect.

The electronically warfare was nice tho they where relying on that a bit to much.
The captain of the Odette 2 didn't seem aware that there are other ways to fight then using computers ones you start to get used to something you end up relying on it to much.
 
02-05-12, 6:12 AM

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I take back my comments from last week.
This anime is awesome.
 
02-05-12, 6:16 AM

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Use eye to lock their target from 400,000km . wow.. Everything look like a star from that distance .

Suddenly reinforcement come out from know where.They must have forgotten to detect them.

I felt I won't last long watching this because its kinda boring. Well ,at least its better than LotGH .


well i would presume that a spaceship like that would use some version of a telescope for visual optics. And with a light beam as the weapon, the effects on gravity that one would see in the case of bullet drop wouldnt come into it. So i say why not?
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Cirris said:
I'd like this show. It's a trip. I like how they try and pay some attention to the details. Especially, like the fact that the ships are more like subs in that they don't have windows. Deep space travel would be dangerous enough. Having windows while getting hit with thousands of pebble and golfball sized asteroids could be deadly. Though you'd think that they would at least have some visual screens here and there.

I'd like it more if there was more males involved in the show instead just token "old guys". Too much estrogen flowing.



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When they started to fire that laser beam all I could think of was "We do not eyeball it!" xD


Also it looks like things finally will pick up the pace and become a bit more entertaining (^.^)


That is so true. Although, I doubt that laser beams would still have any intensity over a light-year let alone 100's of light-years. Once a beam reaches it's concentrated focal point the light energy would invert and eventually disperse.


Cirris in that youtube clip that is a super accelerated slug not a beam. But you are right bout the laser beams.lucky they were only 400 000 kays away.
 
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Why are you cared of they hating it?
Just let it be you got your own opionen right.

Don't start a drama when someone said dropped or something like that.

This anime is good and I know that when I see it.
I can't help to love opening and ending songs lol

Next episode: Chiaki blush awww .

Anyway it seem like Marika and Chiaki make a great team.

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02-05-12, 9:00 AM

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Lasers do defuse with distance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser

Scroll down to the paragraph that starts "The beam in the cavity and the output beam of the laser" and you'll see the sentence "Thus, the "pencil beam" directly generated by a common helium-neon laser would spread out to a size of perhaps 500 kilometers when shone on the Moon (from the distance of the earth). "

Regarding the 'visual' aiming of the Lightning 11's weapon, yes the Mark I Eyeball would have been useless for something 400k KM away, but it's ridiculous to assume that it wouldn't have been using some advanced optical sighting system (like that used on direct fire weapons since WWII). The stronger the optics, the more susceptible they are to damage from strong light, never mind what would happen to the gunner's eye. I imagine when the Odette II turned on the lights the gunner of the Lightning 11 probably lost his eyes outright, along with the thermal damage done to the optics.

As a reference, most 'professional' optical telescopes, both strong ground based and space based, have automatic systems that track where they are pointing relative to strong light sources such as the earth and the moon (never mind the sun) and will take corrective actions, up to and including closing a cover over the front, if they get to close to such light sources. If you think it hurts to look at the sun for more than a couple of seconds (which you should never do anyway), then imaging what would happen if you did so with a pair of binoculars - a sure way to blind yourself.
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5/5 ^^

There was finally some kind of battle. In the next episode they'll introduce the rest of Bentenmaru's crew.
Ain't even thinking of dropping this.
 
02-05-12, 10:37 AM

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Best episode so far :D
 
02-05-12, 10:59 AM

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For a second there I almost thought the Lightning 11 would melt; then I realised this wasn't a Gundam series.

I'm so excited for the next episode, but not because Marika's finally a pirate or anything like that. We'll finally get the see the Bentenmaru! It seems to have a more conventional sci-fi design than the Odette II (which was absolutely beautiful- my god, those masts), but I'm confident this series will keep up the good work and fill it with tonnes of technical goodies.

I hope the Bentenmaru still has those wonderful, wonderful solar sails- fuel engines are all well and good, but there's just nothing quite like those nice hexagonal tents.
 
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Beautiful. So much strategy and tactics - just how I'd imagine a fight between spaceships of that size to be. Even the enemy was pretty smart - switching off all their computers and trying their best manually. And it still showed the computers are good for something, because their shots kept missing.

My only gripe about this is the way their bodies, hair and clothes behave without gravity - apparently humans have evolved so far that they can accelerate themselves and everything attached to them by telekinesis :-P But if that's the only thing I can rant about, that actually says something for the show :-) I just decided to accept it as "unrealistic because it's more fun this way" and not think too much about it anymore.

And Marika is an excellent leader. She's ready to take calculated risks and she has the charisma to make people take those risks with her. Those pirates are lucky to get a captain like that :-)


Thanks a bunch! Even those sparkles loop perfectly :-)
 
02-05-12, 11:39 AM

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Soshintsu said:
My only gripe about this is the way their bodies, hair and clothes behave without gravity - apparently humans have evolved so far that they can accelerate themselves and everything attached to them by telekinesis :-P But if that's the only thing I can rant about, that actually says something for the show :-) I just decided to accept it as "unrealistic because it's more fun this way" and not think too much about it anymore.


It does seem somewhat inconsistent. Regarding their movements, I just continue to assume that, given how technically advanced they are and that for these folks it's nothing special for teens to have access to and use earth to space vehicles, that their cloths and shoes are specialty clothes with built in gadgets that allow them to move about. I figure their skirts are starched enough to be able to stand on their own, but they could also just simply be made of materials designed to hold their shape ;) The hair, however, occasionally distracts me - it should be standing out all over the place if not wrapped up or braided down. Whatever, I can't think of a single sci-fi show I've ever seen that got that right, so it's a nit-pick to be sure.
 
02-05-12, 3:56 PM

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Cratex said:
Soshintsu said:
My only gripe about this is the way their bodies, hair and clothes behave without gravity - apparently humans have evolved so far that they can accelerate themselves and everything attached to them by telekinesis :-P But if that's the only thing I can rant about, that actually says something for the show :-) I just decided to accept it as "unrealistic because it's more fun this way" and not think too much about it anymore.


It does seem somewhat inconsistent. Regarding their movements, I just continue to assume that, given how technically advanced they are and that for these folks it's nothing special for teens to have access to and use earth to space vehicles, that their cloths and shoes are specialty clothes with built in gadgets that allow them to move about. I figure their skirts are starched enough to be able to stand on their own, but they could also just simply be made of materials designed to hold their shape ;) The hair, however, occasionally distracts me - it should be standing out all over the place if not wrapped up or braided down. Whatever, I can't think of a single sci-fi show I've ever seen that got that right, so it's a nit-pick to be sure.



Your right about the hair Cratex,it bothered me a bit. when you see film from
the shuttle or space station around Earth, the women have there hair nearly
vertical. looks like bride of frankenstein! i guess the studio didnt think about the
ramifications of no gravity on hair (likely) or it is a bit of artistic license( very
likely!).how "stupid" would it look if their hair was all over the place?!
 
02-05-12, 4:14 PM

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g-rabe said:
Your right about the hair Cratex,it bothered me a bit. when you see film from
the shuttle or space station around Earth, the women have there hair nearly
vertical. looks like bride of frankenstein! i guess the studio didnt think about the
ramifications of no gravity on hair (likely) or it is a bit of artistic license( very
likely!).how "stupid" would it look if their hair was all over the place?!


while not trying to deny use of artistic license here it may also have to do with fact that at least some places on the ship have artificial gravity like rooms and somehow bridge - and here I'm not totally sure but they don't strap themselves to chairs or something like it - which could suggest it
than way their hairs look like they look while moving this is easy of course (and license goes 100% in moment when they stop moving, as indeed there should be whole Frankenstein family)

and also about that aiming devices - it seems to be just some advanced optical system, which could also explain why they were missing at the beggining, since fight was near the sun, it's gravity had to have some effect on particles, so no matter how good you aim it's hard to hit anything
 
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This episode was great. I can't stop grinning like a total knob-end when I watch this show for some reason. It's just the little things, I suppose. Marikia using the sun and sails to blind the enemy ship was a great twist.

Cannot WAIT for next week. I hope it maintains this standard of quality set by episode 5.
 
02-05-12, 6:40 PM

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I honestly wasn't expecting much from this series... but its become on of my favourites of the season I'm hanging out for a new ep each week.

I almost felt sorry for the gunner who got solarbeamed. Blinded most likely, if not still probably got a killer of a headache.

The "twist" was predictable but, still it'll be good to see how being rival captains effects their interactions.
 
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