Space Pirates: Complete Collection
(2012/Section 23/Sentai Blu-ray)
Picture: B Sound:
B+ Extras: C- Episodes: B+
the future, the Galactic Empire has expanded throughout the universe,
absorbing various star systems into it's empire, but the colonies
resisted and formed independent governments. Independent captains
began banded together to forming a meager, but powerful fleet and
began attacking and robbing Empires vessels and later became know as
the Space Pirates. Their efforts greatly contributed to the freedom
of frontier planets. Hundreds of years later, they continue their
legacies in Bodacious
Space Pirates: Complete Collection
Marika was just a
normal girl (OK, maybe not so normal) attending a girls space academy
and working in a maid cafe, until she found out she was the daughter
of a Pirate Lord and her mom is a Pirate Queen. Now she finds out
she not only inherits their legacy, but her father's spaceship the
Bentenmaru and her crew, but is she ready to become Captain of the
legendary space pirates? As she and her classmates learn more about
her heritage, the learn how to pilot a pirate ship and handle their
'jobs'. But like everything piracy ...it's in her blood.
This series was like a
mix of high school girls with space pirates. The pirates in this
series are good guys, they rob rich cruise liners for the insurance
companies, and take on odd jobs. The pirates are the very symbol of
freedom and independence against the capitalism and unions. The main
character is a happy go lucky girl, and with the support a few
princesses, pirates, extremely wealthy classmates, nothing can stop
these young female space pirates.
The 1080i 1.78 X 1
digital High Definition image is really good, if not the best of the
many great Sentai releases, but I liked the lossless DTS-HD MA
(Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo even more with its warmth, clarity,
fullness and Pro Logic-like surrounds when engaged. Extras include
clean opening and closing animation.
Coming Through -
Marika finds out she is to become a pirate captain.
Power, the Power of Pirates - As
Marika and her yacht club prepare for a trip, they find out their
ship is being hacked.
Odetto II Leaves Port -
As the Odetto leaves space dock, their first major problem is their
solar sails malfunctions and does not deploy.
Final Battle is at Midnight - The
girls pit their wits with a 'ghost ship' that has followed them.
Makes a Decision - The
girls enter their first ship battle, but how will they fight back
with out any weapons?
First Day at Work -
Marika begins learning how to be a space pirate captain and gets her
letter of marque.
Peace Does Not Last -
Marika tries to balance her school girl life and pirate life.
Princess and the Pirate -
Bentenmaru's stowaway turns out to be a Princess who has a job for
them. To find the Golden Ghost Ship.
Beautiful Launch - Marika
finds out the Golden Ghost Ship is really an ancient colony ship
warping in and out of sub-space.
in the Storm -
As the Bentenmaru chases after the Golden Ghost Ship, they realize
they are not the only ones after it.
of Light -
Marika and the crew somehow manages to board the Ghost ship and find
Return From Eternity -
The Bentenmaru returns the colony ship to real space.
Sends an Invitation - Marika
invites the Serenity Princess to her home.
Goes Recruiting - When
the crew of the Bentenmaru gets sick, Marika searches for a temporary
Leaving Port and a Leap -
Marika decides to hire the Girl's Yacht Club to pilot the Bentenmaru.
Hakuoh Pirates First Job -
The Girl's Yacht Club rob their first liner ...in cosplay.
Surprising Client -
The Bentenmaru is hired to kidnap the former yacht club president
from a loveless and political marriage.
Have Juice at the After Party - The
Bentenmaru fights off the Huges and Dolittle fleet.
Bonds Among the Four -
It's spring cleaning and time to clean up the ships.
Captain Rides the Waves - The
girls get ready to enter a dingy race.
Battle at the Nebula Cup -
The Bentenmaru gets hired to prevent any cheating at the race, but
someone is after Marika.
Hunting - Something
is hunting the pirates down one by one.
for the Pirates Nest -
The pirates are summon to the legendary pirates cove, but...
Wounded Benten -
The Bentenmaru barely escapes the pirate hunter, the Grand Cross.
Pirates Council Begins - At
the gathering of pirates Marika challenges the Captain of the Grand
Cross to a fair fight.
Goes the Pirates -
It's a showdown between the Grand Cross and the Bentenmaru.
- Ricky Chiang