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Jun 30, 2012 2:38 PM
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I love shows that start slow but keep getting more and more enjoyable towards the end compared to ones that do the opposite. Spent a lot of time wondering whether something was actually going to happen especially for a show about space pirates but my patience was rewarded during the second half.

Nice music, animation, setting and fun characters. Stronger second half pushes it from a 7 to an 8/10.
 
Jun 30, 2012 2:40 PM

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The final episodes bumped this back up to a 7 for me as the series returned to its strengths. I found the romance arc and the dinghy race to be pretty boring, but the fight against Quartz redeemed the show somewhat. I would have liked to have gotten a bit more character development in 26 episodes to go with the gradually unfolding story of intersteller politics and galactic upheaval. So even though I would like to find out just why the greater galaxy needs this pirate fleet to emerge, I'm still not terribly excited about seeing any more of the high school yacht club. Frankly I'd rather find more out about her mother and father's relationship and history, as well as the crew of the Bentenmaru.
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Jun 30, 2012 2:45 PM

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Great anime, I really enjoyed it. The grand finale felt badass. Speaking about badass... coorie's uber1337 typing skillZ were WIN.

The fight was really intense, and captain marika's plan worked perfectly ofc.

Only downside of the episode: Showing us the Yacht club in their outfits.... NOW I WANNA SEE MOAR OF THEM!

alltogether: 9/10 for the anime and 5/5 for the episode.
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Jun 30, 2012 3:04 PM

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This show has been a mixed bag. I expected something completely different to what I got but once I adjusted my expectations, there's enjoyment to be had here.

It's very hard to recommend it from the first couple episodes alone. I think ep.3 was largely the most boring of the lot with a focus on electronic warfare. The latter half was much better than the first 13 eps. In the end, it's worth it for the ending. Bit of a shame that 'Lost Child' didn't play at the end but the two tracks at the end were beautiful and the combat sequences were fluid and intense. The characters were mostly unmemorable except for Marika who instantly shot up to my favourites from the debut.

From the loose ends, I hope there will be more of Marika to come. Very glad I stuck with it to the end. 6/10.
 
Jun 30, 2012 3:34 PM

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It started really slow with a few good eps in the middle and finally started picking up towards the very end with the big space battle finale. Sadly that was not enough to save the series from being anything more than average, overall 4/10. Hopefully the movie will be better than the series.
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Jun 30, 2012 3:49 PM

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Very exciting last episode! Thanks to Coorie, everyone could predict where the enemy ships will strike.Didn't know she could type with her toes XD And the short fight after the boarding on one of them was pretty interesting too. Even in their time they have ninjas with strange techniques, like that pirate ninja demonstrated some. I also see Shnitzer in the background smashing down androids.

So Ironbeard was, like we thought, Marika's father and Gruer had probably known all along.

I give this last battle a 10/10 though for the whole series maybe 9/10






 
Jun 30, 2012 5:02 PM

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5/10 All around a terrible show with the only the pretty good last episodes redeeming it a bit.
 
Jun 30, 2012 5:10 PM

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I loved the battle against Grand Cross, a great way to finish the season. It was unexpected but this series turned out to be highly enjoyable and fun experience, i'm looking forward to the movie, hopefully it'll be a sequeal and we get to Marika's family issues. That would be great especially now that Ironbeard was officially confirmed for Marika's father.
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Jun 30, 2012 6:47 PM

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This episode and that space suit were incredibly amazing. Can't wait for the movie!
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Jun 30, 2012 7:20 PM

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i will never give a 10 so : 9/10

can't wait for the movie
 
Jun 30, 2012 7:56 PM

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An amazing final episode to my favourite series of this year yet. Feeling real sad to see this end. I'm gonna miss my weekly dose of Captain Kato Marika and the crew of the Bentenmaru. And of course Chiaki-chan going all dere dere for Marika. But I guess there is the movie, which is probably years away from release.

So the not-so-shocking secret that Ironbeard is Kato Gonzaemon has finally been revealed, and it looks like everyone except Marika knows her father's still alive. The fact that even Gruier is aware that Gonzaemon's still alive and kicking gives an added dimension to why she chose Marika and the Bentenmaru for her quest in finding the golden ghost ship. And Chiaki-chan is finally following what her heart says by moving back to Hakuoh Academy to be closer to her beloved Captain Marika. Too bad for Gruier though, but I guess Hildegarde will be happier she gets to spend more time with her onee-sama :-D
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Jun 30, 2012 8:09 PM

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i don't particularly like the "being in a group is better than being alone" type of shit. clearly that fight was far too easy. considering the firepower of those ships, its likely they were sacrificial lambs to see how they do in real combat. since currently there is no force that can fight seriously other than pirates, they were used to test the capability of those ships.

still though, the technologies being used are far too different. perhaps there is an "alien" threat that they simply didn't even allude to. otherwise why have such an overwhelmingly powerful ship when the galaxy is largely peaceful, that the only "combat" people ever see is fake piracy by some high school chick. either that or a secret organization that wants to take over the world sort of thing.
 
Jun 30, 2012 8:59 PM

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An anime I started expecting to drop, but instead I watched it through and loved it!

The first two reviews say it all for me. (artist-retired and cafekun)

9/10


EDIT: Rewatched. I still love it, but I realize the last two arcs were more action-focused rather than sci-fi. I was wondering why and turns out the Nebula Cup arc and onward were anime-only. And apparently the LN is much less moe and more sci-fi based as well, despite its flashy name. The author is an award-winner, a prominent sci-fi writer.

Which means Marika's father, Kane's twin, and a few other important plot elements aren't actually true. And I was also really curious why the last arc has some zigzagging battleship, now I know why. :L

I wish I could give the LN a try. While I liked the anime, I think the well done sci-fi elements really added that spark (and although it was only a bit, there was more fanservice in the latter half). I love the characters though, the setting, the idea of space pirates, and how this series was executed.
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Jun 30, 2012 9:15 PM

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8/10. The anime has some parts that are hard to understand but everything else was great. Art, story/plot, and character personality.

Splendid ending. I would really like to see a second season.
 
Jun 30, 2012 10:45 PM

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Great Show Overall, last episode was awesome, Pirate,Robots and Ninjas, whats not to like lol, i was gonna drop this after the 1st episode but hung around for a while and im glad that i did, for the sole fact alot of the characters grew on me after a while, i mean they're where some spot this show got dull but that to be expected, then you got part that were highly enjoyable like this episode and other.


Enjoyable show, hoping for a 2nd season would like to see more of this.

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It is obvious that this wasn't a series that would appeal to everyone, since many people seem to have some pretty serious hate for it, but I loved it. It is good, old-fashioned Science Fiction/space opera with a nice firm grasp of the science end in most of the show and some of the best characters to come around in a long time! Marika, Chiaki, and the crew of the Bentenmaru are all fantastic characters! (Chiaki especially! I loved the way she called Marika up to let her know that she believes in her right before the battle! The tsundere showing her dere side! So CUTE!)

I am hyped about the movie! The director also indicated that there may be more after that, or the translation of what he said was a bit misleading. At his panel at Anime Expo he said the following:

Q: Welcome to the states, Sato-san! For the end of episode 25 of Bodacious Space Pirates, I did enjoy the cliffhanger, but I would like to know - is the show gonna have a second season, or maybe an OVA series?

Sato: If you watch the last episode, you will find out."

Q: Will there be other media - like novels - to further explore the universe of Bodacious Space Pirates?

Sato: "Again, watch the last episode. But the main story WILL end in some format. Then after that, you will have a surprise."

If there is a surprise after the main story ends in movie format, that would suggest that they are going to do more of the books in anime at some point, right? (Episodes 19-26 were anime original stories by Sato-sensei, according to him.)
 
Jun 30, 2012 10:59 PM

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I enjoyed this show. Loved the fact that it's a pretty clean show (no excessive fanservice). It would be nice if they continued to show what happens after Marika is done with school and becomes a full-time pirate (probably won't happen). At least we get a movie.
 
Jul 1, 2012 12:13 AM

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this show could be so mutch better if we had more episodes like the lastz one 7/10.
 
Jul 1, 2012 1:29 AM

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I knew it! Ironbear is really Marika's dad. Seems like Gruer has been hiding that fact from her
 
Jul 1, 2012 1:57 AM

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yay i made it to the end! had some good moments but not enough for me to remember just wasn't my cup a tea 6.9/10.
 
Jul 1, 2012 4:19 AM

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A shame it's over would have liked to see more of this anime hopefully there will be a few OVA's.
The ending was pretty nice but seemed a bit like a open ending and let's hope it is one.

As for Chiaki joining Marika's crew that sounds very nice but isn't she the next in line to be captain of her fathers vessel?
I wonder if she will ever take that position.
 
Jul 1, 2012 5:39 AM

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I don't really know why I started this series in the first place. Wasn't really my cup of tea, but I wanted to watch something like a space opera without giant Mechas/Gundams etc flying around. And it delivered. This ended up as a fun and easy watch with likeable characters and some interesting space battles. 8/10
 
Jul 1, 2012 10:16 AM
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still though, the technologies being used are far too different. perhaps there is an "alien" threat that they simply didn't even allude to. otherwise why have such an overwhelmingly powerful ship when the galaxy is largely peaceful, that the only "combat" people ever see is fake piracy by some high school chick. either that or a secret organization that wants to take over the world sort of thing.
In an earlier episode when Gruier (?) was researching the (then) mysterious ship, she did say the Empire was hurriedly building these things. That strongly implies they are scared of something, and it obviously wasn't the pirates.

(shrug) you get what you want out of a show. It obviously wasn't meant to be taken to seriously. Once I changed my expectations I ended up enjoying it.
 
Jul 1, 2012 7:03 PM

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The last fight was a bit too easily solved, but... Those ninja space pirates. And that feet-hacking Coorie. And that lesbian sailor ship.

Damn I want more of this.
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Jul 2, 2012 5:01 AM

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will be sad to see this one go, but am glad to hear there will be a movie (hoping for season two as well)........this anime succeeded admirably at being just purely enjoyable - just great light-hearted action sci-fi fun - really loved the huge ensemble cast of thousands (chiaki being my favorite).........
 
Jul 2, 2012 5:03 AM

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Cratex said:
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Man, what a cheesy ending.

This show was all about cheese.

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Jul 2, 2012 11:21 AM

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SEASON 2 SEASON 2 SEASON 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jul 2, 2012 2:20 PM

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I'm sad to see this end but this anime was enjoyable to watch for the past 6 months. I really loved the characters and the ship designs.

I can't wait for the movie. I really hope it isn't a recap movie but with one with new material or about a story from the novels.
 
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The most that impressed this episode was certainly the fight of Grand Cross and to top it off 3 of them? WTF? That was insane. Anyway short on time my thoughts follow.

I will miss a lot Kachua Viracocha in the following,

She was really sexy and nice.
Hot redhead to say the least.

Ninja Pirate in the spoiler
was mainly cool for just that. A shield a a la Ninja style to deflect beams. Quite amazing TBH.

About thee end of the episode, certainly many have spoken of Marika’s father in fact being alive and quite well in the following,

well most probably never or might not figure out why or of Marika’s circumstances. I can tell. It’s obvious that Marika’s father bailed out of the Bentenmarru for real personal reasons in being promoted by the Galactic Empire. Moreover Quartz the way she put her make up and on makes me think she had a pretty bad life to hide her natural face. Many time woman do exactly that, hence I have high suspicions of a shitty childhood on Quartz’s part along with Marika’s father not having any choice to hide himself from her.

About theory, most might ask why all this assumption and all. Well there is no real reason but fun, however LOGIC! It’s obvious something is up between Marika’s father/Galactic Empire/Queen. If he is ordered by the Queen and is recognized out of the blue by the Empire to serve them, something must be up. Why and for what reasons is what OVER 9000 is going to happen and make it to this level for the movie. I expect the movie to be minimal talk and action like the fight with Grand Cross.

On that note strong 9/10 from me. S2 is coming up and I feel it! Chiaki will be more with Marika in 3rd year of schooling and they should show Marika graduate in S2. From there on a S3 may be done with a more mature Marika. Already that S2 would have a form of her.

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some last ones of Grand Cross.


PS: Only thing I am disappointed is at myself for not having enough time to make GIFs and Image Stitches of this series along with posting on the episode discussions. Life’s a bitch and then you die would sounds about right. Moreover I had so much shit to do that a marathon of 7 episodes was fuck all possible. Next I should try and keep up with series. Well at least I am done with this one.

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Jul 3, 2012 1:35 PM
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About thee end of the episode, certainly many have spoken of Marika’s father in fact being alive and quite well in the following,

well most probably never or might not figure out why or of Marika’s circumstances. I can tell. It’s obvious that Marika’s father bailed out of the Bentenmarru for real personal reasons in being promoted by the Galactic Empire. Moreover Quartz the way she put her make up and on makes me think she had a pretty bad life to hide her natural face. Many time woman do exactly that, hence I have high suspicions of a shitty childhood on Quartz’s part along with Marika’s father not having any choice to hide himself from her.

About theory, most might ask why all this assumption and all. Well there is no real reason but fun, however LOGIC! It’s obvious something is up between Marika’s father/Galactic Empire/Queen. If he is ordered by the Queen and is recognized out of the blue by the Empire to serve them, something must be up. Why and for what reasons is what OVER 9000 is going to happen and make it to this level for the movie. I expect the movie to be minimal talk and action like the fight with Grand Cross.


That's possible. Quartz's outfit and makeup may simply be current court fashion - royal courts were often, if not always, centers of fads. On the other hand her suit is functional as well and possibly she applies something over her exposed skin to work with the suit. Maybe a little of both. Frequently both men and women of royalty might wear anything from something almost impossible to walk around in to almost minimalistic militarily utilitarian in nature and call it fashion, so I'd be reluctant to read to much into her outfit.

The mask Marika's father, "Ironbeard", wears, however, immediately invokes some consideration. I've been assuming since he faked his death it was that alone that prompts him to wear a mask, whatever the reason being for faking his death. It didn't occur to me that there might be some connection between him and the queen or Quarts that he is trying to hide from, but I admit the possibility is real given we already know he was known on a personal level to some members of the royal family.

I'd be somewhat disappointed if the promised movie focuses mostly on action. One of the things I've enjoyed about this show is the world building and hints, some subtle and some not so subtle, about the political situations between the frontier governments and the Empire. I'd like some expansion on that if the show shifts focus towards relations with the Empire directly.
 
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Cratex said:
Yumekichi11 said:

About thee end of the episode, certainly many have spoken of Marika’s father in fact being alive and quite well in the following,

well most probably never or might not figure out why or of Marika’s circumstances. I can tell. It’s obvious that Marika’s father bailed out of the Bentenmarru for real personal reasons in being promoted by the Galactic Empire. Moreover Quartz the way she put her make up and on makes me think she had a pretty bad life to hide her natural face. Many time woman do exactly that, hence I have high suspicions of a shitty childhood on Quartz’s part along with Marika’s father not having any choice to hide himself from her.

About theory, most might ask why all this assumption and all. Well there is no real reason but fun, however LOGIC! It’s obvious something is up between Marika’s father/Galactic Empire/Queen. If he is ordered by the Queen and is recognized out of the blue by the Empire to serve them, something must be up. Why and for what reasons is what OVER 9000 is going to happen and make it to this level for the movie. I expect the movie to be minimal talk and action like the fight with Grand Cross.
That's possible. Quartz's outfit and makeup may simply be current court fashion - royal courts were often, if not always, centers of fads. On the other hand her suit is functional as well and possibly she applies something over her exposed skin to work with the suit. Maybe a little of both.
Regardless her suit certainly itself can be a form of flashyness or nano imbuded but of that I am not sure. Certainly the sparkles were not for show but had more functionality we did not see. I have some doubts on this.
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Frequently both men and women of royalty might wear anything from something almost impossible to walk around in to almost minimalistic militarily utilitarian in nature and call it fashion, so I'd be reluctant to read to much into her outfit.
It's not just the outfit but her dress up with her make up that preoccupies me the most. For example most captains did not have marks or make up that much from that comparing I can deduct Quartz has a lot to hide of her past, which suggests once again IT BEING SHITTY. Basically.
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The mask Marika's father, "Iron beard", wears, however, immediately invokes some consideration. I've been assuming since he faked his death it was that alone that prompts him to wear a mask, whatever the reason being for faking his death.
Indeed and it perhaps holds some regret. Moreover what may even be more alarming that he may have died and got revived with a mass make over of his face and head. That alone could prove why he would hold it together with a mask as to it not fall apart.
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It didn't occur to me that there might be some connection between him and the queen or Quarts that he is trying to hide from, but I admit the possibility is real given we already know he was known on a personal level to some members of the royal family.
I even went further and I think the Emperor and Queen might not be OK with each other. While the Emperor feels nothing as having a Prototype test on live pirates that are of small value to him the Queen has a opposite view of it being UNFAIR and thus sends Iron beard after Quartz to stop her.
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I'd be somewhat disappointed if the promised movie focuses mostly on action. One of the things I've enjoyed about this show is the world building and hints, some subtle and some not so subtle, about the political situations between the frontier governments and the Empire.
I would not like it too much if the focus is only that. I would prefer to have some of that with mostly action. During the action PLOT was possible still. Might not be historical but at least it's possible to integrate it.
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I'd like some expansion on that if the show shifts focus towards relations with the Empire directly.
That can be developed with action massing and plot integration provided it's done well.

That could be a problem however with a movie it might be more relaxed less the movie has time limit. I think they can use a full 2hr and 30 minutes.

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It's not just the outfit but her dress up with her make up that preoccupies me the most. For example most captains did not have marks or make up that much from that comparing I can deduct Quartz has a lot to hide of her past, which suggests once again IT BEING SHITTY. Basically.

It's always possible, yes. Historically makeup was often used to cover up scars, particularly from the ravages of smallpox. Still, it also was simply fashionable, from Europe to East Asia many people painted their faces white because of fashion.

Personally, I'm going to go with a combination of fashion statement and functional (it contains stuff that works with her outfit that can camouflage her).

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I even went further and I think the Emperor and Queen might not be OK with each other.
Wouldn't be the first time a royal couple opposed each other ;)
 
Jul 4, 2012 11:08 AM

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Enjoyed this show a lot more than I thought I would.
 
Jul 4, 2012 12:27 PM

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That was a hella fun enjoyable ride.

I for one look forward to a film and second series if it did well enough (which if a film got a green light, presumable at least 12 episodes isn't too much a gamble for the suits)
 
Jul 4, 2012 9:49 PM

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Very surprised by this anime, though the arcs in the middle were pretty weak, in the end it was pretty good.

8/10, movie pls
 
Jul 4, 2012 11:00 PM

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Go figure the best episode would be the last. I wish the majority of the season had this much "pirate" like activity going on! Boo!

Marika pirate space suit was legit as all hell!

Looking forward to the movie as long as it continues the story. Always hard to believe 24+ ep long shows are followed for 6+ months!!!

7 or 8/10 undecided. Last couple of episodes made up a lot of ground.
 
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I actually enjoyed this series quite a bit, the last several episodes got quite a bit serious.

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The second part of this show got so, so good.
I'm looking forward to the movie and perhaps a S2.
I'll give it 9/10, this show was very entertaining.
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wow speed typing with 2 hands, and 2 feet... so 3 super high-tech and ahead of its time ships are destroyed due to one princess's play time

overall, i enjoyed the series too, it as likable characters, smooth animations, cheerful atmosphere (did anybody die?) and gives us hope that our future in space will be positively birght :)
 
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This anime turned out to be very enjoyable with some really nice characters. This was a nice way to end the arc and I thought this last battle was well done even though the 3 Grand Crosses were all taken down pretty easily. Just shows you how good Marika has become.

That ninja pirate is seriously cool. And damnn Coorie was balling out all over the place. So finally Ironbeard is officially revealed to be Marika's dad, and oooh Gruier knew what was going on the entire time.

Can't wait to see the movie.
 
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Wow three technologically advanced prototype spaceships destroyed in a few minutes. That's a hell of a lot of billions that someone is throwing down the train.

Marika kept her most sexy appearance for the last episode with that tight space pirate suit.

And this show managed to solve the eternal conflict of Ninjas vs Pirates. Why not simply have Ninja-Pirates!!! Genius i tell you.

About the show in general:
It had some enjoyable moments and created a decent last few episodes but a little to late. What can i say, a show with it's good moments but tons of problems as well. Trying to go into complicated things at times or trying to show a political aspect without managing to give a good image of it while wasting time showing school girls playing around like it was K-ON or something but then also show some action events. It was a little all over the place to be honest, like the creators never knew what they wanted to do.
Even the character building was mediocre despite wasting so much episodes.

The major problem was that it the end it wasn't a good anime at anything. Not much interesting space action or adventures, political implications where swallow as hell and never had any intriguing political games. Technology and space stuff also weren't presented with exciting ways despite the show being good at noticing little details. Actually the most stronger aspect was the moe girls playing around but with all the other elements mixed in there you are better of watching some strictly schoolgirl anime that will give you a much sweeter and better dosage than this show.
Saying that this was a space opera or a political show or whatever some claim this is, is a big mistake. A show wasting so much time on schoolgirls and their sweet moments with very little events and conflicts occurring is hardly a space opera. It was just a mix of elements that never had a correct recipe for mixing them together but could still be decent enough for killing some time.
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Finally the buildup paid off, I really liked the battle. No Lost Child though, that's a 1 point deducted. 4/5.

Have to say I enjoyed this show a lot. I expected more action to be honest, but when I noticed that this was more of a space pirate girls slice if life, the cast provided me with enough enjoyment to keep watching. I'm looking forward to the movie! Solid 7/10.
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Hell yeah 10/10, loved this ending! also i enjoyed this entire series..
 
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I was hoping for a more in-depth finale, but unfortunately the fight wasn't as impressive as I hoped it to be.

Anyway, it was an average episode of Mouretsu Pirates and a fairly good conclusion to a good season. And yes, with that I mean it is a bad conclusion if it there will be no sequel, and I doubt the movie can conclude it considering that there's so many source material waiting to be adapted. So I'm waiting for a second season, at least the sales weren't too bad (but not very great either).
 
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This anime... plot full of holes, average animation, characters not that badass ( Except Marika ). So much defaults...

But.. Yeah. I loved it. I can't really understand why, but 10/10. Maximum enjoyment.
 
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Yeah it was a bit cheesy, and while I enjoyed the ending a lot, I can't understand how the other more experienced pirates were so easily disturbed except for their to be an actual plot in the last arc. The characters were colorful and that's one of the great features of the anime I think, but I'm left wanting more at the end largely because of the slow pacing, even if it seems clear this is the ending of the 'series' so to speak. I gave it an 8
 
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Incredible animation, nice characters, very slow start. If this gets a second season with more action and less luxury liner piracy it is going to be great.

7/10
 
Oct 14, 2012 12:28 PM
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Monad said:
Wow three technologically advanced prototype spaceships destroyed in a few minutes. That's a hell of a lot of billions that someone is throwing down the train.

Marika kept her most sexy appearance for the last episode with that tight space pirate suit.

And this show managed to solve the eternal conflict of Ninjas vs Pirates. Why not simply have Ninja-Pirates!!! Genius i tell you.

About the show in general:
It had some enjoyable moments and created a decent last few episodes but a little to late. What can i say, a show with it's good moments but tons of problems as well. Trying to go into complicated things at times or trying to show a political aspect without managing to give a good image of it while wasting time showing school girls playing around like it was K-ON or something but then also show some action events. It was a little all over the place to be honest, like the creators never knew what they wanted to do.
Even the character building was mediocre despite wasting so much episodes.

The major problem was that it the end it wasn't a good anime at anything. Not much interesting space action or adventures, political implications where swallow as hell and never had any intriguing political games. Technology and space stuff also weren't presented with exciting ways despite the show being good at noticing little details. Actually the most stronger aspect was the moe girls playing around but with all the other elements mixed in there you are better of watching some strictly schoolgirl anime that will give you a much sweeter and better dosage than this show.
Saying that this was a space opera or a political show or whatever some claim this is, is a big mistake. A show wasting so much time on schoolgirls and their sweet moments with very little events and conflicts occurring is hardly a space opera. It was just a mix of elements that never had a correct recipe for mixing them together but could still be decent enough for killing some time.


I think that's really the main problem. This show had no REAL clear focus. It was trying to be too many things to too many people all at once. It brought the whole thing down at its core. I still enjoyed it for what its worth, but if they had used less time on the slice-of-life high school episodes, and more time on actual pirating and the political intrigue I think this could've turned out awesome.

7 to 8/10

If they do have another season of this I hope it'll take a different direction that focuses more on pirating and the "lightheartedness" of it all, and leaves the high school drama to the wayside.
 
Nov 6, 2012 3:11 PM

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great series.... love the battle :)

somewhere deep in my heart wishes for a 2nd season :)
 
Jan 1, 2013 1:09 PM
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10/10
it ended awesome
last couple of years 90% of animes come up with a pretty sh1ty endings
but this 1 was cool

still ... tottaly w8ing for season 2 :)
 
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