I laughed out loud for 15 minutes, asked a very important question and was reminded why I like older 2D women all in one episode. This episode was especially dedicated to a very special fanclub led by the OGMan and Arca J.
We learn the identity of the masked pirate as Captain Ironbeard of the Galactic Empire Pirate Ship, the Parabellum and the mystery white lady of doom’s ship is called the Grand Cross. He chases her away with some old school space pirate tactics involving holograms, pirate ship sound effects and of course, a missile barrage. Oh, and there’s a cool moment involving and injured Captain Stone and the Big Catch crew where he acknowledges Marika and her parents’ awesomeness, both the parents as old school badasses and Marika as the future of Space Pirates. Awesome.
The middle of the episode is dedicated to two things, Marika discussing what actions need to taken in order to face off with the Grand Cross, and…
Oh puh-lease Chiaki-chan. Representative of the Barbalusa’s captain? Stop denying the fact you just wanted to be with your precious “ultimate parfait”. Everyone else is aware of your desire to be close to Marika.
Of course before Chiaki could get comfortable discussing what to do about the Grand Cross, guess who decides to show up, much to Chiaki’s dismay. And so it begins doods and peeps. The long awaited showdown between Chiaki and Gruier on their triple date with Marika disguised as a strategy meeting. Also, “The seas of space…” “belong to everyone”. The fact the girls have a password system automatically earns this show even more brownie points. You have no idea how happy this little tidbit made me.
So the three go to Mami’s and…by now you don’t need me to tell you what they ordered. Anyway, more talking about the current situation…and Chiaki mentions the “legendary chef”. A pirate cook whose dishes are so exquisite, it brought all space pirates together as one massive fleet. Each pirate ship is even equipped with a special radio that receives a very special broadcast signal to assemble all heartys.
Alrighty. Let’s get to the heart of the matter. Gruier has unleashed two very powerful “gifts” in her favor: First she not only delivers “Serenity Family Brand Tea” for them to share, but she also serves them…IN A MAID OUTFIT! Two powerful blows against Chiaki.
However, it would be Chiaki who would get the last laugh. First off, Marika invites her alone to come along and see who she suspects is the LC. She’s…half right.
There you have it. Next week, it’s Marika vs White Lady of Doom.
Did you think I was done without mentioning the most important reason as to why I forgave the lack of Sasha screen time? Oh no. Not for something as…delicious as this…
All throughout the show, “Blaster” Ririka Kato is repeatedly referred to as a larger than life pirate queen, which she is as you can see in this glorious image of her donning a sexy one-piece perfectly fitting her character. Sure, I would have fainted with a smile on my face if she had worn a bikini but this was more than enough to get me to…