Moretsu Pirates 15 ~ I don’t know how long this deception will hold
April 14, 2012
Episode 15 of Mouretsu Pirates (Bodacious Space Pirates) turned out to be quite funny. With the regular crew still in quarantine, Captain Marika tries to run some pirate jobs with her friends from school. The problem? The Bentenmaru is tricked out, and nobody in the Hakuoh Academy Space Yacht club has been trained in the peculiarities of the systems aboard it.
Emperor J calls this Grunhilde’s “kill aura”. She certainly has attitude! Of course Marika was planning to leave them behind, so that probably angered her quite a bit. Apparently Chiaki helped them stowaway on the Odette II. I would question her wisdom in getting them involved in this, but one look at her face when they opened the snack basket tells me she wasn’t thinking with her head anyways.
The Hakuoh Space Yacht club sneaks out to the Bentenmaru to help Marika out of her pinch. Unbeknownst to them, Hyakume has monitors set up so that the regulars are aware of the substitute crew before they even board the ship. The crew realizes that Marika is trying to save their pirate license, but also fear the worst.
Realizing the damage a bunch of newbies can do to their pirate ship, the crew of the Bentenmaru gather computers and start typing up a manual in the hopes they can get it to them before they break anything major.
Honestly much of this episode was pretty obvious, and could have been guessed in advance. That didn’t keep it from being funny, though.
A very funny way to get the substitute crew off on their adventure. I think this will get a bit more serious later in the arc, though. As Misa warned Marika, the regulars won’t be around to back them up if something goes wrong this time. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what happens again next week!