Bodacious Space Pirates: Collection 1 (Episodes 1-13 Bundle) [Blu-ray]
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(1. Pirates Coming Through, 2. My Power, the Power of the Pirates, 3. The Odette II Leaves Port, 4. The Final Battle Is at Midnight, 5. Marika Makes a Decision, 6. Marika's First Day at Work, 7. The Peace Does Not Last, 8. The Princess and the Pirate, 9. A Beautiful Launch, 10. Battle in the Storm, 11. Wanderer of Light, 12. A Return from Eternity, 13. Marika Sends an Invitation)
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After barely getting settled into her new position, she gets a stowaway aboard her ship, The Bentenmaru. Her stowaway is a royal princess. Princess Gruier from the Serenity Planet System has a job for the Bentenmaru. Find a ghost ship that has been causing some trouble for the Serenity military. This job is a little fishy. There seems to be some strange behavior from the Serenity Royal Court and the military. Marika and her crew may be in over their heads.
This series is a lot of fun. It has great animation, voice acting, soundtracks; lots of cool characters, plenty of action, and some comedy. Many series nowadays rely on fan service and perverted situations to keep people interested. This series surprisingly doesn't have any of that so far. I'm not knocking that stuff, but I had the impression that this was gonna be that kind of show; given the name of the series and the product description.
This anime is well thought out. The backdrop is a really giant interstellar world, with lot's of history, nations, and possibilities. The production quality is top notch, as I mentioned before. There are lots of great voice talents. Luci Christian, Chris Patton, Hilary Haag, Monica Rial, and Brittney Karbowski are all among my favorite voice actors, and play major roles in this series. I must admit that I didn't expect too much substance from this anime. I have actually used my brain a little bit while watching. the story and mystery are pretty interesting and kept me wanting more.
I think that this anime will probably get even better in the 2nd volume that comes out in a couple months. I'm looking forward to it, and I think that most every anime fan will enjoy Bodacious Space Pirates. I highly recommend it and I hope you enjoy it.
While the weird anime fixation on high schoolers doing unbelievable stuff continues here, it makes it fun and engaging. It starts with likeable characters, from the lead to her crew to her classmates. Even though the piracy is sanctioned and largely benevolently applied (they often raid cruise ships who request them to do so as a show for their guests), there are regularly developing dangers for Marika to overcome on the job while she gets a handle on things...all while maintaining her grades, club activities, and part-time job on the ground.
The visuals are animated quite well for a television series, with nice ship design and character art. Although most of the girls sort of blur together to start with due to numbers, they begin to be used more towards the end of the run, so it's not a problem. If you're wondering, there's not a lot of fan-service here, which is appropriate for the majority of ages depicted, so don't look to this show for that.
I didn't expect to care for this series too much, but I really enjoyed it and look forward to it continuing. They are making a movie to expand on the conclusion, and I hope it proves successful enough that they shoot for a second season.
TL;DR version: Bodacious Space Pirates is a whole lot of fun. Highly recommended.
P.S. I find the Editorial Review for this series to be a gross mischaracterization of the series. The first two paragraphs aren't bad, despite a bit of exaggeration regarding a minor plot point. But the last line? "Sexiest pirate's chest ever"? In case you are wondering, the main character is a 15 year old girl. This otaku-flavored dreck is a disservice both to casual browser who might be put off by such objectification, and to actual perverts whose sad interest would lead only to disappointment.
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Actually a very good sci-fi action story, treats a group of high...Read more