Posted by psgels on 3 June 2012 with categories: Mouretsu Pirates

That cliff-hanger…. was that guy seriously standing on a spaceship, in the middle of dead space, without some kind of helmet?

Putting that aside though: after all those 6-episode arcs, I did not expect that this series would close on an arc of only four episodes long. That suddenly explains the increased pacing of last week, but I really don’t mind this: this isn’t a last-minute rush job because the pacing was increased way in advanced, giving this a nice effect of a series that takes its pace in order to build up, only to switch up a gear near the finishing-line.

This episode immediately starts off a new arc, and there is minimal build-up before we already get to the center of the matter here: strange spaceships which have been hunting pirates. These final villains are so badass that even the laws of physics don’t matter to them. Joking aside though: they have potential. It’s a bit more orthodox compared to finishing things with that race arc, but still: this episode hinted that it’s going to explore what makes a pirate, and how things can change when every pirate starts working together. In order to explore those themes, then this set-up is quite good for it.

This episode also did its homework by looking at the future: we’re really going to get a life goes on ending, and Marika talking about getting a pilot’s license and wondering what she’ll do after graduating, it was all leading up to that.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

6 Responses

  1. tktym says:

    I wonder if they will animate the whole LN in another season… or just leave it at the 26 episode mark

  2. Ebisu says:

    No helmet? Then he must be a cyborg! But who knows…

  3. Kai says:

    This episode is indeed a good episode to build up themes which would be used in the ending. And the space battles here are the best here throughout the show, and obviously, this is just the start :D

  4. valinor89 says:

    I wonder what happend with Marika’s mother. I belive that guy standing outside the ship is Marika’s father… I wonder who is the woman (?) that commands that badass ship?

  5. Bella says:

    I love how this show answers so many questions. It answers your first one (in this review) in the next episode.

  6. Troyen says:

    I was reminded of Wild Tiger when I saw that guy at the end.

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