Anime Review ~ Bodacious Space Pirates

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Bodacious Space Pirates

(watched it dubbed in English)

(Haven’t read the light novel yet)

This show follows Marika Kato as she finds out that her father has passed away and was actually the pirate captain of the space ship The Bentenmaru. She has to decide if she wants to become the new captain, but if she says no then all the crew will be out of work.

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So as any High School girl should, she said yes.

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The anime follows her adventures with The Bentenmaru, in her high school, and with her yacht club (a space yacht club, how awesome does that sound?).  She runs into a lot of trouble, but is one smart teenage girl.

This anime is really good. The art is beautiful, the voices actors were very good, and the story was cute and entertaining. It felt a bit like Firefly but anime style and a bit more girl-centered. Although it looks like a fan service anime, it actually is quite feminist. All these girls are very strong and there is even a relationship between two of the girl characters. I definitely enjoyed the anime and recommend it to anyone who likes sci-fi or strong female characters.

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It does, however, end a little bit on a cliff-hanger. I wish that it went on for another season and I hope all the light novels get published in English. I’m also excited for the manga and wonder if it will follow the manga or the light novel since I found that it is a bit different near the end of the anime.

I give this anime a 5/5 and can’t wait to read the light novels.

Over and out!

Dani

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