Kane MacDougal really seems to enjoy his job when things get most difficult.

In episode 10 of Mouretsu Pirates (Bodacious Space Pirates) the hunt for the Golden Ghost Ship is on. A number of interesting things were hinted at this week, but the big picture is still unclear.

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Hyakume. It's good to be the pirate.

Episode 9 of Mouretsu Pirates (AKA Fierce Pirates, AKA Bodacious Space Pirates) continues the rising action phase of the Golden Ghost Ship arc. I am amused that this show continues to generate antipathy from anibloggers, while I find it to be well constructed and engaging.

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The Nadesico is a space battleship designed by the Nergal corporation.

Martian Successor Nadesico is a Sci-Fi Comedy series originally produced in the mid 1990s. I was interested in checking it out, because the director, Tatsuo Sato, is the director of a Winter 2012 space-themed series, Bodacious Space Pirates (Mouretsu Pirates). The two shows are not a good comparison, however. Whereas B-Space Pirates is light in tone, it leans much heavier on being a Science Fiction story, whereas M-S Nadesico is very much a comedy. In fact, M-S Nadesico is largely a parody of (or meta-narrative about) 1980’s giant robot anime.

Despite the fact that MS Nadesico is intentionally very silly, I was impressed by many of the issues raised over the course of the series, and really am glad that I watched it.

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A routine scan reveals the presence of a ship that should not be there.

Another excellent episode of Bodacious Space Pirates (Moretsu Pirates) — Now that the voyage of the Odette II is under way, some mysterious things start happening, including the sighting of a Ghost Ship, one that is supposed to have been destroyed for over a hundred years. Besides the cool factor of introducing a ghost ship, this episode did two very good things: it maintained its careful pacing, and it started filling us in on the other characters.

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