Mouretsu Pirates Episode 26 Discussion
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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 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.
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On the whole series:
I really liked the slow, detailed build-up. Marika growing up was great. Ririka's hands-off parenting was perfect for a young woman who will be a pirate captain. The cool but effective Chaki was a delight.
Towards the end, the action gets better but the relationships get worse. We have the "impersonation by identical twin" thing. We have the "Luke, I am your father" thing. At least we don't have a chase through the ventilating ducts.
The discovery that Marika's father is alive is bothersome. Who knew? Misa? It's hard to imagine Misa being fooled about that. She's the ship's doctor, and nobody's fool. If Gonzaemon did fool her, I'd expect her, and many of the Betenmaru's crew, to be angry about being jerked around. Plus Marika and Ririka.
Does Marika keep the Betenmaru, or what? Where do we go from here with the sequel?
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This show was just good fun. I like starships and cute girls (in moderation I only watch a few of these shows in a year) I cannot lie.
And "everything will work out if you're a pirate" are wise words to live bye. MLK BTFO
Now to watch something elitist again.
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Mirorin said:kinda glad its most of it is anime only and so not canon as i found most of it annoying like how it starts with her flying a plane of some sort only and her future crew praising how good she was only to find out it was a simulation and then before the cup saying she never actually flew one..
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)
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.
the princess girls showed up way too often and felt like a fan service thing.. same with all the stupid outfits the yuri crap and how her parents and crew just lie to her all the time when at one point they said trust was most important..
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