Now this episode is what I’ve been waiting for! Less overconfident and arrogant characters trading pleasantries, and more getting knocked around!
This is what a pirate adventure in outer space should be. Treasure ships to plunder, supernovae to dodge, transdimensional gravity waves to navigate through. Ok, so I have no idea what any of the technobabble means, but who cares. It’s fun! I’d take pirate journeys and explosions over sly smiles and acting “clever” any day of the week.
Marika has truly come to form as a captain as well, who can make the optimal use of her crew. Case in point, she even found a job that Misa is good at:
It seems the two sisters are in a struggle for the throne, perhaps… although it looks like the younger one is being set up.
I like her uniform. I am not disappointed in her for wearing it, like her sister is. This is what a pirate’s enemy ought to dress like! I would accept nothing less.
I hadn’t realized there were people other than the bridge crew on board the Bentenmaru, although I suppose it should have been obvious. I’m looking forward to seeing those robotic exoskeletons lined up against the wall in action.
This is quite similar to Banner of the Stars, where we only saw the bridge. But that show did a much better job at making us realize the other crew members’ existence. (Jinto was the supply officer, after all.) Here the crew is completely ignored except when it’s convenient. I find this unfortunate.