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Old 2012-03-11, 08:58   Link #1401
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I mentioned this earlier in this thread (before it even reached pg 10) , that the books are light hearted and not to be taken seriously like LOGH novels. The anime omitted some funny scenes and replaced them with others. The scene where Chiaki was cosplaying Marika while her father and his crews watched her was funny. Marika even ends two books with her trademark "Eeeeeh!?"

For me, the best episode was ep 5, as it is the closest to the novels as compared to other episodes.
2ch posters also speculate ep 13 to be anime original, as Ririka did said to Marika to invite Gruelle to their house. Here hoping some of the things that have been omitted will be explained.
LOLWUT?

After building up and explaining the technology and how everything works, I thought there would be some awesome battles, but now there is no tension since everything is gonna be fine for everyone?!

Well, at least the battles are still very well done and interesting, as shown in this episode. Marika was awesome this week xD

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Old 2012-03-11, 09:25   Link #1402
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LOLWUT?

After building up and explaining the technology and how everything works, I thought there would be some awesome battles, but now there is no tension since everything is gonna be fine for everyone?!
No offense but how does tension = awesome battles?

Besides, the plot's not that strong. This series has always been carried by the characters. I'd always find the argument that the series needs danger to be successful quite lacking. You can have decent emotion investment in the characters without them close to dying or contracting terminal illness or other forms of forced dramatization. This and Horizon from last season are one of my favorites in anime as well as Crest/Banner of the Stars back in the days. One thing they have all in comment (besides obviously all sci-fi) is that characters are all fascinating in the sense that you just want to see them on screening "doing stuff"; they don't need to be piercing the heaven or doing orgasmic gattai (though that would be bonuses) and I would still want to watch them.

As a fan of Lagrange as well, I must say Marika still takes the cake for the best heroine of the season. You really don't find characters that are decisive, intelligent, and so bloody handsome nowadays. Throw in some blushing and fuafua faces and you have super fun character that is just extremely likable.
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Old 2012-03-11, 09:28   Link #1403
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No offense but how does tension = awesome battles?

Besides, the plot's not that strong. This series has always been carried by the characters. I'd always find the argument that the series needs danger to be successful quite lacking. You can have decent emotion investment in the characters without them close to dying or contracting terminal illness or other forms of forced dramatization. This and Horizon from last season are one of my favorites in anime as well as Crest/Banner of the Stars back in the days. One thing they have all in comment (besides obviously all sci-fi) is that characters are all fascinating in the sense that you just want to see them on screening "doing stuff"; they don't need to be piercing the heaven or doing orgasmic gattai (though that would be bonuses) and I would still want to watch them.

As a fan of Lagrange as well, I must say Marika still takes the cake for the best heroine of the season. You really don't find characters that are decisive, intelligent, and so bloody handsome nowadays. Throw in some blushing and fuafua faces and you have super fun character that just extremely likable.
In Banner of the Stars, they could die at any time there, and you obviously knows what happened by the end so, tension in battles DOES add up for more awesomeness, SPECIALLY if you like the characters, which is the case here. Also, read the rest of my post, I'm still enjoying this a lot, but not expecting it to get serious any time soon. Just more Marika awesomeness, thank you. Madoka is much less interesting than her.
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Old 2012-03-11, 12:21   Link #1404
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Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku - Blue Ray Vol.1:

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Old 2012-03-11, 12:32   Link #1405
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Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku - Blue Ray Vol.1:

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I really don't see the difference between this scene during airing and on BD because in either version you can still see her pantsu...
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Old 2012-03-11, 13:46   Link #1406
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I really don't see the difference between this scene during airing and on BD because in either version you can still see her pantsu...
You just have to be looking very closely, or playing it at a very slow speed, because they're onscreen for only a fraction of a second.
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Old 2012-03-11, 18:16   Link #1407
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Where's did her parfait go?
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Old 2012-03-11, 18:33   Link #1408
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She's a fast eater. Gotta be when you're a pirate, you never know when action will happen.

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Old 2012-03-11, 18:37   Link #1409
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She'd couldn't have scarfed down the cup and spoon as well, could she?
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Old 2012-03-11, 18:38   Link #1410
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The gun is big enough to have a place to store it.
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Old 2012-03-11, 18:53   Link #1411
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As to where she keeps such a big flash/flare gun.

She keeps it where any decently endowed girl keeps dangerous things...
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Old 2012-03-11, 19:08   Link #1412
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I was thinking about when she was playing Pirate Captain in the most recent episode.
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Old 2012-03-11, 20:05   Link #1413
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She'd couldn't have scarfed down the cup and spoon as well, could she?
She kept it safe in order to finish it after the fight.
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Old 2012-03-11, 21:11   Link #1414
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Catching up since I had watched it Saturday night, but then got too busy to post my thoughts on it. It will be interesting to see if there will be any Chiaki-chan or Marika cosplayers around in the conventions this year.

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I could see the SOS-dan playing this off for laughs in a parody.

While Harahi is a given, Yuki playing up the role would be golden. No one would take Mikuru seriously unless she started spraying beams all over the room.
Oh yes, I can also see that. Haruhi would be "give me all your gold or I'll release the Gunda*s". Yuki would say in her normal deadpan manner "I will now be receiving your golden trinkets and pretty shiny carbon trinkets. All the data on this vessel is now under my jurisdiction. Ufu fu fu fu". Although Yuki would probably give Coorie quite a challenge since Yuki is a God-level hacker.

I do suppose the KyoAni Empire though would certainly look at the latest Order of the Lotus member Chiaki-chan, Master of the Parfait, as a threat. Certainly the Order looks to be the dominant power in moe wars, doesn't it?


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If Chiaki gets a spinoff, its not the first time a HanaKana character hijacked a series from the main character. I support this motion with monies!

And good that this episode came along, I was starting to run out of inspiration to write Traders!
A lot of the time, the most popular character isn't the main character. Yuki Nagato is more popular than Haruhi for instance, and way more popular among Japanese fans than Kyon is(Lucky Star referenced this). I wouldn't compare Marika with Kirino either(you are refering to how Kuroneko is more popular than her, right?). Although HanaKana characters seem to be quite popular across fandoms(Tenshi/Kanade, Kuroneko, Charlotte, Koboto, Nadeko).

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^ Kunka kunka

And Vol 8 appears to be delayed until April, to make way for Vampire Hunter D and other novels. It will be published together with Space Battleship Yamamoto Yohko 10 and Bubblegum Crisis
Light novel delays are never fun. I am still hoping that Baka Tsuki will be able to translate, but they seem busy with other projects(I suppose the KyoAni hype factor is why they're going to translate the Hyouka series. I still have my doubts about it coming anywhere close to other KyoAni works that aren't Nichijou in terms of sales.)

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So, I'm rewatching this series from the start, and one thing that has always bothered me is...

The mighty Pirate Captain Kato Gonzaemon, died of food poisoning.

Just how BAD of a doctor is Misa?
Her doctor skills at least have to be better than her driving. At least I hope so, she can't be the Mouretsuverse equivalent of Dr. Nick Riviera(from the Simpsons)
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Old 2012-03-11, 21:37   Link #1415
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So, I'm rewatching this series from the start, and one thing that has always bothered me is...

The mighty Pirate Captain Kato Gonzaemon, died of food poisoning.

Just how BAD of a doctor is Misa?
Or the captain was literally poisoned. It's not like there's a universal antidote for poisoning.
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Old 2012-03-11, 21:51   Link #1416
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Someone should totally broadcast Chiaki's act over the galaxy....
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Old 2012-03-12, 00:00   Link #1417
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Chiaki doing the pirating was just so much win, and she*'s really enjoying herself, too!

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Though, won't some people wonder why "Captain Marika" looks different ("a redhead?") next time she happens to raid one of the same liners Chiaki just did?
I doubt very much Marika pirates the same liners again and again... those are always different ones.
I really can't imagine something like, "Hello Liner X, welcome to your monthly raid by Marika!" XD

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Your point being? You could already see them in the TV version. Or can you admire them for a longer time now?

Now if there are any pantsu added in other episodes, now that would be a sight to behold!
It could be they just had the cast iron skirts in the TV version just so they have a sales argument for the Brulay, where you'll see properly moving skirts and pantsu!
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Old 2012-03-12, 04:03   Link #1418
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Yes, Marika is waaaaaaaaaay better than Kirino, that's why I was more ambivalent of Chiaki hijacking Pirates than Kuroneko hijacking Imoutos.

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Someone should totally broadcast Chiaki's act over the galaxy....
Plot idea!

*pursues, steals and hijacks this idea, LIKE A PIRATE*
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Old 2012-03-12, 14:59   Link #1419
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And Marika as Han Solo? I dunno how to take that.
Yeah, not sure how to take that either. At least there is a little chance of her being turned into a block of carbonite. Obviously, Gruelle would be Leia but then who would be Luke? And just who would be Lando?

At least one thing that Marika has in common with Han is that they both shot first.

Certainly though, next week's episode should be interesting with the introduction of Grunhilde, and it looks like the Bentenmaru has found the "ghost ship".
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Old 2012-03-12, 15:15   Link #1420
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if Marika was Solo....

Well....would Chiaki be Lando? She did look like she was having fun playing a con on that Cruise Liner. Or Mimi. She her seems cheerful, but might be a scoundrel with the dirt she's digging on people. Mimi seems more the gambler, con man type than Chiaki. But Chiaki is the pirate.

(Does that make Chiaki, Chewbacca? If she's actually loyal to Marika? No Life Debt yet....naw.)

I can guess Grunhilde for Luke.

But only if it is Marika as Solo. She doesn't seem like Solo...she's not cocky enough, nor does she have the sarcasm thing going yet.
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