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Old 2012-03-12, 18:33   Link #1421
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She's not bickering with Gruier, or Grunhilde either.

I suppose Marika is Wedge.
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Old 2012-03-12, 18:38   Link #1422
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And just who would be Lando?
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Old 2012-03-12, 20:45   Link #1423
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Ok - just finished ep 10. EXCELLENT.

I really, really enjoyed it. A lot.

8.5/10 vote from me.

This show just gets better and better for me.
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Old 2012-03-12, 22:02   Link #1424
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Ignoring the whole zero-g skirt physics part, the discussion of fanservice, the lack of, or whether it is is or isn't 'old skool' made me realize something...

Marika is 100% fanservice for me.

How she looks, how she is voiced, and how she acts and is written, it hits all the right buttons. The character design, the coloring, just the right amount of innocent cute and beauty, yet with a strong enough personality and presence to command attention when required. Most importantly, that incredible awesome spiky hair.

Aesthetics aside, Marika's biggest Coyote-service point by far has be her ability to be decisive, make logical decisions, and have the willpower to see those decisions through. I can't describe how refreshing this is. Anime in general, (well over-generalized) seems to go out of its way to have characters be either 1: indecisive or 2: make pants on head stupid decisions at any opportunity. #1 and #2 are fine every now and then, but not all the friggin time. (Unless its Milky Holmes, then #2 is Modus operandi, and I'm ok with that.)

Marika's Coyote-service brings to mind a manga series that I absolutely adore. "Maoyuu Maou Yuusha" specifically this one. If you haven't read it, do so, it's one of the rare stories that doesn't insult your intelligence reading.

Don't get me wrong, Marika has a long way to go, in several areas, before she can compete with The Demon Queen. The characters themselves aren't all that similar, but where I see the see similarities is how they are portrayed.

In their area of expertise, (Marika: Tactics DQ: Absolute command of knowledge, science, economics and Useless Meat) they are very strong, they are both backed by a powerful ally (Marika: Bentenmaru DQ: Hero and Co., mainly Hero who is just BROKEN) and the Author uses the area of expertise to move the story forward in a logical, enjoyable way.

Marika makes correct decisions? Oh noes, there was no wailing and emo that she screwed up, that she isn't measuring up to her mother, where's the angst! where's the drama?! No one died! Where's the CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT? Screw that, I've seen that before, very recently, so many times. Show me a good space opera with spaceships chasing ghost ships with technobabble, and tactical though not seen since ... well since a long while ago.

This is the approach I associate with 'old school' storytelling. Light on the emo, fulfilling on the characters, strong on the story, heavy on the entertainment.

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In summary: Marika's hair is awesome.
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Old 2012-03-13, 00:08   Link #1425
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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.
I'm voting Chiaki for Lando!
Jenny: Luke (ok, so there would be a female Luke, so what? )
Gruier: Leia
Kane McDougal: Obi-wan Kenobi
Schnitzer: C3-PO (he would't fit too well as R2-D2 XD)
Hyakamune: Chewie (best fit looks-wise )
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Old 2012-03-13, 00:26   Link #1426
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~Chiaki meets Gruier~

Chiaki: "Hello, what have we here?" ~takes Gruier's hand~
Gruier: "Gruier"
Chiaki: "You look absolutely beautiful. You truly belong here with us among the stars."
Gruier: "Thank you."
~Marika steps in and takes Gruiers' hand away from Chiaki, and leads Gruier away~
Marika to Chiaki: "Ok, ok, you old smoothie!"

~The three of them turn towards the docking entrance, leaving the Bentenmaru on the landing platform~

Endless "It could happen" Soul
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Old 2012-03-13, 01:28   Link #1427
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If the Japanese fan artists were as Star Wars minded, it would happen.
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Old 2012-03-13, 03:46   Link #1428
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Oshiete, Misa sensei

Spoiler for Eeeeehhh!?:

For BD Vol 3, the addendum will be pamphlet "「海賊入門」 "Introduction to Pirates" and will be compiled by Fujitsu (Who? Fujitsu Ryota may be :P) [Source]. I think Matsumoto Noriyuki will provide the illustrations
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Old 2012-03-13, 07:11   Link #1429
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I'm voting Chiaki for Lando!
Jenny: Luke (ok, so there would be a female Luke, so what? )
Gruier: Leia
Kane McDougal: Obi-wan Kenobi
Schnitzer: C3-PO (he would't fit too well as R2-D2 XD)
Hyakamune: Chewie (best fit looks-wise )
Schnitzer is waaaaaay too competant for that role.
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Old 2012-03-13, 09:30   Link #1430
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This star wars comparison hurts my head as bad as SWTOR does...

Marika = Kirk, Chiaki = Spock, Grueir = McCoy. You know that's the truth.
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Old 2012-03-13, 09:47   Link #1431
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None of those comparisons fit. Stop trying to pigeonhole my girls into your narrow western concepts of science fiction.
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Old 2012-03-13, 10:08   Link #1432
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Actually, I agree with you too. Marika is herself! Blaster Ririka she is not! She is Marika, the Space Pirate Captain!!

*SPIN ON!!*
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Old 2012-03-13, 10:10   Link #1433
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This star wars comparison hurts my head as bad as SWTOR does...

Marika = Kirk, Chiaki = Spock, Grueir = McCoy. You know that's the truth.
What have you done?!

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(I can't remember their names right now)

Hacker Glasses girl = Chekov
The one with the eye-patch = Uhura

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And to go further:

Jenny = Picard
Lynn = Riker

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Old 2012-03-13, 11:01   Link #1434
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Chiaki is totally enjoying it so they admit their captain is actually underage...

in the preview, princess vs princess?
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Old 2012-03-13, 14:04   Link #1435
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Being Privateers and without a war on, I suppose they need to follow labor laws and the like...to keep being legal "pirates".
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Old 2012-03-13, 15:00   Link #1436
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If the Japanese fan artists were as Star Wars minded, it would happen.
Somehow, it seems more likely that we'd see fanart of them playing Mahjogg(and being totally awesome at it) and being caught in the rain. I sort of wonder if Chiaki is the sort to try for + or _ 0 every time. (Yes, I finally saw the first episode of Saki).

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What have you done?!

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(I can't remember their names right now)

Hacker Glasses girl = Chekov
The one with the eye-patch = Uhura

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And to go further:

Jenny = Picard
Lynn = Riker

Coorie is the Hacker with Glasses and Luca is the eye-patched Navigation officer.

Jenny is not Captain "Earl Grey Hot" Jean-Luc Picard. She's Benjamin Sisko, the only Starfleet Captain to ever have punched Q. Although if Jenny were Picard, then Lynn would have to be someone like Vash, Lwaxana Troi or Beverly Crusher.

Lynn would probably be Miles O'Brien.
And Schnitzer would be Worf(OK this is way too fun).
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Old 2012-03-13, 18:14   Link #1437
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Schnitzer gets Worfed--

*is QUINT-CANNON BLASTED*
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Old 2012-03-13, 22:06   Link #1438
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Old 2012-03-13, 22:12   Link #1439
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JABBERWOCKY. Interesting naming choice for a destroyer class.

And is the battleship called Tailbot-class? Or am I spelling it wrong?
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Old 2012-03-13, 22:56   Link #1440
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I'm guessing Talbot.

Though there starship classification system seems off. All three Imperial ship types are listed as Battleships. (well I can't actually read the Jabberwocky's classification, but she is bigger than the other two ships).

The Talbot being just a little bigger than a Corback. Though the Talbot look to have three to four times the guns of a Corback. The Jabberwocky would look to have twice that even, but it is hard to tell (and it might have only smaller guns, but lots of them). It could even be a carrier for all we know.

I don't think they would hold up under the fire of the Wave Motion Gun.



The three known (active) pirate ships are seem rather similar in appearance. Bentenmaru, Barbarossa, and Lighting 11 are have the same general line, engine style, and other such things. I wonder if the Lightning 11 was a Privateer as well.

The Yacht Club's ship, the Oddette II, is of a very different design style. It is supposely older than the other surviving pirate ships. Wonder what she was before the war. She seems to have a rotating section for low gravity, but is otherwise a zero-G ship. Looks like a liner, but doesn't have enough windows for tourists (those might have been plated over for the war). Judging by the radar and EW package, she seems like a Command Ship. That or she was heavily armed in her day. But then she's a solar sailer that has engines as well....but she doesn't seem FTL capable (or maybe she is?) So many questions in the starships department.
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