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Based in the distant future, Bodacious Space Pirates is a Japanese anime that follows a young high school girl named Marika Kato. She is just a typical teenager on the planet, Uminoakeboshi. She splits her time between school, the space-yacht club, and her part-time job at the retro cafe. That is until her estranged father, Gonzaemon, passes away, Markia finds out that he was a Captain of a space pirate ship. As it turns out, only a direct descendent of Gozemon can take over his ship, Bentenmaru. So Marika Kato begins her journey as a bodacious space pirate while still trying to maintain her life as a typical high school student.

Mikako Komatsu voiced the main character, Marika Kato. The cast also includes Kana Hanazawa as Chiaki Kurihara and Ai Kayano as Ai Hoshimiya. The series was directed by Tatsuo Sato.

This anime is based off of a Japanese light novel series known as Miniskirt Space Pirates. Yuichi Sasamoto began writing the series in 2008. It was published by Asashi Shimbun Shuppan. In 2012 Stagelight decided to turn the series into a television show. Bodacious Space Pirates was on air in Japan on Tokyo MX, MBS, and TVK from January through June of 2012. There are twenty-six episodes in total. Each one is a half hour long. On June 2, 2012 a web manga adaptation of the show was released. Plans are currently in the works to release a film adaption of the series. It is expected to be released in the winter of 2014.

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2 Seasons, 29 Episodes - Currently Airing
February 21, 2012
Action & Adventure, Animation & Cartoons, Science Fiction
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Bodacious Space Pirates Full Episode Guide

  • The Final showdown is here: Marika vs. Quartz in an all out grudge match to claim ALL the booty. An unexpected third challenger appears, adding fuel to the fire.

  • With the battle against the Grand Cross warship and Marika's secret plans for the pirate council, it's as exciting as it is dangerous to be a pirate!

  • The real Bentenmaru crew will be tasting fresh air soon with their impending release. Marika has taken it upon herself to tidy up the ship before then, but the job proves to be more than she can handle.

  • Its Marika versus Quartz, Marika has rallied all the pirates to confront Quartz in a winner take all battle. But no one expect for three Grand Cross battleships to appear.

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