Moretsu Pirates 5 ~ like the scent of a blooming flower
February 5, 2012
In episode 5 of Bodacious Space Pirates the girls are attacked, but things don’t go quite as expected, and they soon find themselves the target of an energy cannon. Also Chiaki makes a big announcement.
The plan goes about as well as it could have, but their attackers refuse to become victims to a counter-attack, pull their systems offline, and start hitting the Odette II with an energy beam cannon, using optical targeting systems. Defenseless the girls start to panic, but Marika’s calm thinking keeps them from making a fatal blunder, and she reveals the Odette has one final “secret weapon”. By focussing the solar sails on one point they essentially blind the attacking ship, denying them further opportunities to attack.
Something interesting that I didn’t quite understand was the use of poetry during the electronic warfare section. The ships were apparently passing poetry back and forth.
Arguably the most important moment of the episode was when Chiaki confessed her true identity. She is actually the daughter of Kenjo Kurihara, the captain of the space pirate ship Barbarossa. This explains a lot, as Chiaki obviously had plenty of inside information, and it was clear she was hiding something. Now that Chiaki’s identity is revealed, and the Odette II’s flight is over, Marika has also decided that she will become the captain of the Bentenmaru, and we can look forward to meeting the crew next week.