Bitchin’ Space Pirates 13 – Slicin’ Life
This is a nice transitional episode after the sleight-of-hand plot tricks of the previous episode. I don’t have too much to say that others haven’t already pointed out, but I will say one thing: Mouretsu Pirates is notable for having a Chiaki Omigawa-voiced character who 1) isn’t purposefully annoying, or 2) makes me want to detach my head from my body and launch it full force at a brick wall. How could I hate on anyone who makes a sweet cape like that? Mami knows exactly what it means to be a stylish pirate. And she also handles Chiaki’s tsuntsun with such a deft hand. It takes someone with real skill to so easily sooth the savage tsuntsun.
I also like that she’s used exactly when she needs to be. No more, no less. Need someone to keep Chiaki company when Marika is out hunting for treasure? Mami has your back. Want some sweet upgrades to your pirate threads? Mami has that shit covered. She doesn’t show up often, but she’s always getting something done when she does. Mami is efficient at this slice of life business.
So, hey, congrats to Mami for being a Chiaki Omigawa I can get behind. (If you know what I mean.)
(Just kidding, that’s creepy, you fucking creeps.)