Mouretsu Pirates

Bodacious Space Pirates

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Synonyms: Mouretsu Uchuu Kaizoku, Miniskirt Pirates, Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku
Japanese: モーレツ宇宙海賊
English: Bodacious Space Pirates
Spanish: Moretsu Pirates
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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
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.141 (scored by 2799127,991 users)
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Ranked: #35512
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Popularity: #2509
Members: 75,156
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Both Anime are sci-fi where the girls can kick butt and be something more then just your stereotypical girls. There is a use of bright colors and a wide cast of characters. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
An ordinary student gets the chance of a lifetime as she embarks on a space adventure. Both series are helmed by the same director and employ similar graphics for its spaceship models. 
report Recommended by arsonal
This show reminded me of Mouretsu Pirates in a way. If you enjoyed this i think you might also enjoy Mouretsu even more. Similarities: Girls controlling ships (well in mouretsu's case space ships) Differences: Fight in Oceans/Space Don't want to tell too much just give it a try if you don't like it in the first few episodes then whatever. 
report Recommended by xRaz
Mouretsu Pirates and Galilei Donna takes the science fiction theme and transforms it into an idea revolving around girls in a futuristic setting. In that setting, there is a world with advanced technology but at the same time poses threats for humanity. There is a sense of mystery going on behind the origins of the main characters and why they get caught up into events that puts their lives in danger. At the same time, the main characters from both series revolves around character relationships mixed with drama, emotions, and humor. Action is also present with a taste of sci-fi/spacecraft warfare. 
report Recommended by Stark700
For someone looking for a show on developing leadership skills and moral resolve, look no further. These two, full of action and fun (more so for und Panzer) are very much worth one's time and attention . Albeit both are a bit far out in accordance to theme.  
report Recommended by Ninjapiratehobo
Looking for another series with space pirates as the main focus of said series? Not wanting to dig through one of MAL's genre to find said series? Well, here are in fact two series where space pirates are the main focus, but the captain of the space pirates is in fact - well, a female protagonist who is able to kick butt. Yet, each of these space captains is different in the roles they fill, almost the exact opposite given one is a mother and the other is a daughter. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both shows have highschool girls who are put in a situation to travel the space.  
report Recommended by cafekun
Loveable mains Mouretsu has better feel well hey it pirates nothing like female pirates. Who wouldnt want to be taken prisioner by the captain 
report Recommended by Harleyqein
Optimistic far-future adventures that star surprisingly good-natured, competent teens who face myriad tribulations in outer space. They both blend comedy and drama with very little fanservice or stock anime tropes. Both shows have mixed gender casts with female leads. Both feature a protagonist and supporting character with something of a teenage girl Kirk & Spock dynamic - a charismatic, courageous leader and a level-headed, logical second-in-command. Neither show has much romance. Pirates comprises several distinct arcs that mostly involve spaceflight, while Survive follows a continuous narrative about survival on a hostile planet. 
report Recommended by q_3
The Space-type setting and 3D Battle Animations,combined with 2D character settings make these two Anime similar. 
report Recommended by Knightmaretiger
Both feature females as main characters, both story lines strongly involves sci-fi and space elements. There is like the same amount of drama and action in both series although you can find comedy a bit more often in Mouretsu Pirates and a bit more drama on AKB0048. Neither one of them follows the "omnipotent character-world belongs to me" formula (i.e. Bleach where nobody can do a usefull thing without K. Ichigo or Evangelion where Shinji is the only one or etc.) instead, the main and their team growns together and the burden of the plot falls on the main character and their team almost equally. 
report Recommended by eridanired123
The feel of Mouretsu Pirates, especially the later episodes, were quite similar to Last Exile. Though the setting is slightly different, the characters, situations and atmosphere in both anime are alike. Though Mourestu Pirates isn't quite the same caliber as Last Exile in terms of plot and overall grandeur, if you found one entertaining you should check out the other. 
report Recommended by Ovechkinator
-Involving a lot of aerial warfare -emphasizing teamwork and fetters of friendship 
report Recommended by ys19931006
High school girls operating Heavy vehicles [spaceships/battleship], both MC are captain of their respective ships and both are mainly female cast. I recommend both of them if you enjoyed either one.  
report Recommended by XxMrFiresxX
Both shows contain "what-if" scenarios about mundane aspects of the real world interacting with a science fiction setting. (with Starship Operators it's reality TV and with Mouretsu Pirates it's insurance fraud). While Starship Operators is more on the political, action-packed side, the director of Mouretsu Pirates also worked on Starship Operators, so it has a similar feel. Both shows also contain a predominantly female cast that isn't used for fanservice. There is also a good amount of tactical planning. SO is "harder" in terms of science fiction mechanics, though. 
report Recommended by AlisLandale
It has strong female characters, a well formed plot line, and lots of action. The first few episodes are a little boring but overall an amazing series. 
report Recommended by Thorn_Goddess
As both shows have quite the similar elements of space-ships, missions and/or requests from clients, and colonies to planets involved to be the stage of the plot, it works in the premise that Mouretsu Pirates is a seeming much milder, more innocent shoujo-version than the rather ruthless, brutal shounen-genre that is the Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. Also, both shows have Hisako Kanemoto and Yoko Hikasa as supporting seiyuu-casts on it. 
report Recommended by GiancarloLS
So you might be thinking, what one is Sci-fi the other is fantasy? Really these anime are more similiar than you might think, each have this slow meandering feeling. They wander down their story paths taking their time it's a very nice relaxing feeling watching either. Then there is the fack that each don't go where you think they would. Space pirates sounds like fighting and rum and YARRRRRR, nope you get cute highschool girls, spaceship porn and political mumbo jumbo. Oh and lesbians. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha sweet a hero fighting against a demon lord. Nope, potatoes, agriculture and how economies work. All in all both are slightly off the beaten  read more 
report Recommended by Bloodfeat
Both are s-f series with high school kids. Shingu's plot regards aliens and how people react to them, on the other side Mouretsu Pirates is a bit more space opera themed. Both had similar tempo and attention to details. Great characters - both main and supporting ones. 
report Recommended by Dalek-baka
Satelight's second anime in space off this current season. 
report Recommended by ba_towel
Both stories are about pirates and are both sci-fi like, but Mars Daybreak is set well on Mars. Both anime have crew that are not what you would say as normal, but they just put more into it. I find them both to be funny, and the plan they come up with is just out of this world. 
report Recommended by vamfear
Rouges of the sea of space and rouges of the sea of sands. Both are also sci-fi. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Space pirates, sky pirates. Spaceships, airships & vanships. Thievery, although most of it in Mouretsu Pirates is prearranged and staged. Good CGI. Strong female characters. 
report Recommended by Numi
Has the same space pirate theme, with a similar type of not your average crew and a ship that shows a resemblance to the Outlaw Star. May not be as action packed but brings you back that same feel of Gene and the Outlaw Star crew.  
report Recommended by Siscokid
An interesting, yet slightly misguided in terms of execution, premise with delightful artwork. Mouretsu is more aware of what it strives to be, whereas Stella can't seem to make up its mind, and even with 12 episodes. Also, both titles boast very impressive visuals. 
report Recommended by Colonelfancy
Terra e, very well done classic space opera. A must-watch. Mouretsu Pirates, turning out to be a great space opera, giving detail to the environment and character development. 
report Recommended by Captain_Damnit
Surprised this hasn't been recomended yet. Both are shoujo with a lot of 'magical girl' series elements, and both feature a pink-haired lead. The character designs are very similar, and both Marika's and Utena's 'alternate outfits' have a very 17th century regal feel to them- they even look a bit similar. The school uniforms are similar as well. Both series are set in a futuristic world with a French feeling to it, although the futuristic feel is much heavier in Moretsu as there is no space travel in Utena. Both main characters use swords. Moretsu and Utena also both have fairly heavy shoujo-ai undertones under the cover of  read more 
report Recommended by Amberleh
While Oban is listed as shounen, many consider it to be somewhat of a shoujo series as well, like Moretsu. Moretsu is definitely a bit more on the shoujo side. Both series have strong female leads with a futuristic world and space travel. Both are about a ship crew with a teenage girl being the key component of the crew. Both series are also 100% accessable to kids.  
report Recommended by Amberleh
Pirates pirates pirates! Both share the love for pirates, only in Mouretsu you get more female (younger) ones.  
report Recommended by Rusette
really same, but different setting and their mc is opposite while One Piece is a boy and Mouretsu Pirates is the girl 
report Recommended by ryuganou
The art and character design of mouretsu pirates feels very similar to gintama. both series are set in a world where space travel is the norm and space pirates roam the galaxy. mouretsu pirates doesn't have the samurai theme but both main characters fight with swords. 
report Recommended by lyuhak
To infinity and beyond. Both series involves the mecha genre, action, and drama. Macross Frontier contains more of the romance theme while Mouretsu Pirates is on the action side. However, both anime(s) offers plenty of space opera fun as well as some moments that sci-fi fans will not forget. 
report Recommended by Stark700