I watched The Bodacious Space Pirates yesterday. It is pictured as a harem type anime, but is the opposite, a school days slice of life in a girls’ school on a future far away planet. Well, throw in some Drake style letters of Marque and you have a high school sophomore inheriting her dead father’s pirating license.
Much of the series still happens at home, with her school life and her space yacht club (rich girls school), while the pirate arcs involve hunting for a centuries old ship meant to settle a planet but now lost at sub light, a 'ghost ship.' This is a contract from a royal princess from the now settled planet. Another one involves learning how to hijack a space cruise liner. There are some 'close friendships' and lesbian themes, and not particularly subtly done: But I learned a new word, Japanese for same sex partner.
Linda said she hadn’t heard ‘bodacious’ used in a long time. I think they used it because they thought it would tie the different meanings of bold and attractive (pirates=bold, girls=attractive), and because they sound like boobies. Never underestimate the Japanese obsession with breasts (women’s bras are padded up one size and resized to eliminate AA and A also – so an A is now a size B, and padded to a C – of course if the manga is for boys/men, that immediately gets drawn as a EE to J).
Then I went for my afternoon nap at 2:00, and woke in the early hours of Friday. Lovely.
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