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Old 2012-03-24, 11:46   Link #1581
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So I did a quick check. The one who was asking for help at the end of the novel was Gruelle, not Show. Show did appeared though. The scene reminds me of Princess Leia "Obi-wan, I need your help"
Corrected the previous post. :P
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Old 2012-03-24, 11:59   Link #1582
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Mobirates 12 - Gold Mode

There's something about wreckage of technological civilizations (or magical civilizations. Wreckage in general, really) that I find interesting form a storytelling perspective. The exploration of the ghost ship had a lot of character moments in it, which I can definitely appreciate. The conquest of the pirates' "take a third option" philosophy was really nice to see. Being a pirate means you can be an entertainer and a hero, even if obeying the law isn't the first first priority. So the royal family has at least three members now... and from the looks of it, Marika made another friend.

Overall, I would say this first arc improved my opinion of the show considerably. The show can have a sense of humor about itself, still has some of that magic within it, and fleshed out the characters. It's a good watch. So, onward towards the second half!
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Old 2012-03-24, 13:09   Link #1583
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Did they ever explain how they got the ghost ship to make a controlled FTL flight to the Serenity home system in the novel?
From this episode, I got the impression that the ghost ship wasn't "lost" as much as "well-hidden" by past Serenity rulers, who used it as a piggy bank for discrete funds.
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Old 2012-03-24, 13:18   Link #1584
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I must have skipped something, because I still don't get the source of the conflict. What did each sister want? What did the servants want?
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Old 2012-03-24, 13:23   Link #1585
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What did each sister want?
Maybe they're fighting over a boy. LOLOLOLOLOL
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Old 2012-03-24, 13:30   Link #1586
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I must have skipped something, because I still don't get the source of the conflict. What did each sister want? What did the servants want?
Spoiler for Gruelle's and Grunhilde's goals:
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Old 2012-03-24, 13:44   Link #1587
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Everything works out if your a pirate! Like how Marika sent a message to those 2 people that met with Gruier last time. Nice decision by Marika to take out the princess for a while. So Grunhilde joins the school next week.
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Old 2012-03-24, 14:34   Link #1588
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I must have skipped something, because I still don't get the source of the conflict. What did each sister want? What did the servants want?
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Spoiler for Gruelle's and Grunhilde's goals:
I have to agree with Anh Minh about this. What I felt was lacking about this episode (and really, the entire arc) is that there were all these backstory hints about the political conflicts on Serenity and how the royal sisters had their own take on them. The "rose plant" source of the royals' bloodline was reasonably well-foreshadowed (with the incident of how Gruier's identification was accepted by a system that was created long before she was alive), but I never really got the sense that I understood what was going on.

Spoiler for Spoilers for those who haven't watched yet:
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Old 2012-03-24, 14:48   Link #1589
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So... now they're stuck on the ghost ship.
The exploration part was really interesting and nice to watch.
That cyborg sure came in handy on that ship ^^
The abandoned city & gene bank inside were impressive in size, but also kinda sad & spooky.
Things got really heated up once the competition arrived, but didn't expect them to join hands and work together. Still, it was nice.
This was the most interesting episode for me since this anime started ^^
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Old 2012-03-24, 15:53   Link #1590
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Episode 12

EH?! I was really expecting some action this episode with guns, lasers, bombs and muscle, but they pulled a fast one on me!

Lol, I should probably stop expecting any real action in this anime and just go along for the ride.
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Old 2012-03-24, 17:11   Link #1591
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Old 2012-03-24, 18:58   Link #1592
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In very short summary: The Royal Family doesn't copulate?!
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Old 2012-03-24, 19:03   Link #1593
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Not for reproduction, apparently. Maybe they're all lesbians. Maybe Marika's building a harem.
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Old 2012-03-24, 19:11   Link #1594
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I also feel like the reasons behind everything are very unclear, which leaves a rather unsatisfying feel to this arc. I don't know why any of it happened, so I can't make sense of it.

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What do you mean "maybe?"
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Old 2012-03-24, 19:25   Link #1595
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In very short summary: The Royal Family doesn't copulate?!
Its just like the Ancient Belka, who used cloning to ensure each generation has the same superpower magic. Serenity uses them to give the impression of right of rule, or just the illusion of immortality. However, I believe all that's left is a long-dead woman's megalomania whose plot has run its course, leaving her clones to end it.

That said, the way this episode was resolved is like the good old days when Star Trek was pure and Gene was alive.
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Old 2012-03-24, 20:35   Link #1596
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Old 2012-03-24, 20:55   Link #1597
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^ thanks for that info. It helps because the anime really didn't give much hint or explanation on it. But the episode itself is plenty fun watch and off all the anime I watch. This one is really special in a way I really didn't notice the time at all. I'm just watching and the next thing I know it's already half way through with the cut off commercial thing. It's really an exceptional in the way it sucks you through the story.
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Old 2012-03-24, 21:06   Link #1598
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Maybe Marika's building a harem.
What do you mean "maybe?"
Marika's harem grew by 1, and she was ... uh directly responsible for the birth of one princess.

You got to hand it to her, Marika moves fast, swift and decisive.
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Old 2012-03-24, 21:07   Link #1599
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Did anyone else besides me get the whole "Ultimate Coordinator" vibe from Gundam SEED/SEED Destiny with this episode?
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Old 2012-03-24, 21:13   Link #1600
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what do you mean by ultimate coordinator? Kira was genetically engineered by birth to become the ultimate coordinator but here they just keep the original gene and dna of the royal family. Making an identical person or a clone.
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