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Mouretsu Pirates


Alternative Titles

English: Bodacious Space Pirates
Synonyms: Mouretsu Uchuu Kaizoku, Miniskirt Pirates, Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku
Japanese: モーレツ宇宙海賊

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2012 to Jul 1, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Satelight
Source: Light novel
Genres: Sci-Fi, Space
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.221 (scored by 18,921 users)
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Ranked: #26612
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Popularity: #1307
Members: 52,393
Favorites: 224
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Episodes: /26
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Synopsis

The story centers around a spirited high school girl named Marika. She keeps herself busy with the space yacht club and her part-time job at a high-class retro café. One day, two strangers suddenly appear and claim to be subordinates of her dead father. They demand that she assume command of the space pirate ship Bentenmaru. A privateer ship's compact was made during a war of independence a century ago, and according to that compact, the ship must be inherited by the captain's next direct descendant. Marika finds herself embarking on a new life as a space pirate.

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Staff

Satou, Tatsuo
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Osedo, Satoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Itou, Michiko
Script, Screenplay


Edit Opening Theme

"Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku: Daishichi Gakushou 'Mugen no Ai' (猛烈宇宙交響曲・第七楽章「無限の愛」)" by Momoiro Clover Z

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#1: "LOST CHILD" by Momoiro Clover Z (eps 1-8, 10-11, 14-15, 17-25)
#2: "Black Holy" by Mikako Komatsu (eps 9, 12, 16)
#3: "Toumei na Yozora ~Matataku Hoshi ni Tsutsumarete~ (透明な夜空 〜瞬く星に包まれて〜)" by Mikako Komatsu (ep 13)
#4: "Mirai Kouro (未來船路)" by Mikako Komatsu (ep 26)




More reviewsReviews

Aug 5, 2013
StopDropAndBowl (All reviews)
It is hard to explain the fascination we have with pirates in literature and film. In reality, they were not really romantic people, and their "adventures" more often ended in disease and death than anything else. No sane person would ever truly wish to consort with real pirates. They were undeniably brutal people who lived undeniably brutal lives. To say the least, they were not exactly what you would expect from the inspiration of so much romantic attention.

Despite the inconsistencies between historic truth and fiction, the fascination with pirates still exists. We see in their exploits a kind of freedom and nonchalance that read more
Sep 8, 2012
Nonyflah (All reviews)
Story:

Mouretsu Pirates is effectively a slice of life show jammed into a space opera. Because of this, it feels in many places that the series is not entire sure in which direction it wants to go. This is amplified by the fact that the series takes the plots from several of the light novels without trying to tie them together. The result is a series of unrelated story arcs that begin out of nowhere.

Mind you, the story arcs themselves range from incomprehensible to interesting. In some cases, the conflict is resolved without fully explaining how the conclusion actually ties up the loose ends. In other read more
Jun 30, 2012
Infinite (All reviews)
Even though Mouretsu Pirates doesn't deliver on the potential of its first few episodes, it still ends up being an enjoyable and light hearted show, even if it suffers from incredibly slow pacing and the loss of its seriousness and realism.

Despite the silly premise of a high school girl becoming a space pirate, the show was originally very grounded, the technology was not too farfetched and along with the bureaucracy of getting the Letter of Marque and the electronic warfare, it impressed me with just how realistic it was. Everything seemed to have procedure which compared to most futuristic sci-fi shows was impressive and a read more
Jun 30, 2012
Nasty001 (All reviews)
SAAAAAA, ORE NO MOURETSU PIRATE REVIEW JIKAN DA!!!!!!!!


Now that this 26 episode has ended, time to make my review, so what we have here is an anime with a adventure, comedy, sci-fi, space opera, school and shoujo genre, but it is some like of a "Pirates of the Caribbean" thing where the space opera is the main theme, however this is one wholesome anime with a pirate thing that kinda stand out. One thing about it is that it does have some historical factual element in it like the " Letter of Marque" and yes such thing does exist during the hey days read more

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