Producers: Satelight, Starchild Records, Magic Capsule, Sentai Filmworks

 

Synopsis: Marika is a first year high school student living on a planet known as sea of the morning star. One day she finds out that her recently deceased father was the captain of the space pirate ship “Bentenmaru”.  More importantly, she is the only one who can  inherit the captain’s title as it has to be a direct descendant of the previous captain—meaning that Marika is next in line to become the captain of the ship.

 

Genres: adventure, science fiction

 

Related manga or light novels:

Miniskirt Pirates (Novel) (Matsumoto, Noriyuki (Art), Sasamoto, Yuuichi (Story)

 

Places To watch this Anime:

The Anime Network

Crunchyroll 

 

Air Dates: 01/07/2012 to 06/30/2012

 

Link to anime’s Site: 

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Number of episodes:

Episode 1 – Pirates Coming Through

Episode 2 – My Power, the Power of the Pirates

Episode 3 – The Odette II Leaves Port

Episode 4 – The Final Battle is at Midnight

Episode 5 – Marika Makes a Decision

Episode 6 – Marika’s First Day at Work

Episode 7 – The Peace Does Not Last

Episode 8 – The Princess and the Pirate

Episode 9 – A Beautiful Launch

Episode 10 – Battle in the Storm

Episode 11 – Wanderer of Light

Episode 12 – A Return from Eternity

Episode 13 – Marika Sends an Invitation

Episode 14 – Marika Goes Recruiting

Episode 15 – Smuggling, leaving port, and a big jump!

Episode 16 – The Hakuoh Pirates’ First Job

Episode 17 – A Surprising Client

Episode 18 – We’ll Have Juice at the After Party

Episode 19 – The Bonds Among the Four

Episode 20 – Marika Rides the Waves

Episode 21 – Final Battle at the Nebula Cup

Episode 22 – Pirate Hunting

Episode 23 – Head for the Pirate’s Nest

Episode 24 – The Wounded Benten

Episode 25 – The Pirate’s Council

Episode 26 – There go the pirates

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Voice Actors who worked on the Anime:

Characters and their CVs:

Kana Hanazawa as Chiaki Kurihara

Masaya Matsukaze as Kane MacDougall

Mikako Komatsu as Marika Kato

Shizuka Itou as Misa Grandwood

Ai Kayano as Ai Hoshimiya

Asuka Nishi as Ursula Abramov

Atsushi Ono as Jotoff Sief Sydow

Chiaki Omigawa as Mami Endō

Chinatsu Akasaki as Maki Harada

Haruka Tomatsu as Princess Gruier Serenity

Hiroki Yasumoto as Shō

Hisako Kanemoto as Grunhilde Serenity

Kanako Nomura as Shōko Kobayashimaru

Kaoru Mizuhara as Luka

Keiji Fujiwara as Hyakume

Kenta Miyake as Schnitzer

Kiyono Yasuno as Aster Aruhanko

Maaya Uchida as Izumi Yunomoto

Mariya Ise as Natalia Grennorth

Natsumi Takamori as Sasha Staple

Rikiya Koyama as Narrator

Rina Satou as Jenny Dolittle

Satomi Satou as Lilly Bell

Suzuko Mimori as Belinda Percy

Yōko Hikasa as Lynn Lambretta

Yoshino Nanjou as Yayoi Yoshitomi

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as San-Daime

Yui Horie as Coorie

Yuiko Tatsumi as April Lambert

Yuko Kaida as Ririka Katō

Eizou Tsuda as Robert Dolittle (Jenny’s uncle)

Rikiya Koyama as Ironbeard (eps 24-26)

Yuko Sanpei as Quartz Christie (eps 25-26)                                                                                

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Staff who worked on the anime:

Director: Tatsuo Sato

Series Composition: Tatsuo Sato

Screenplay: Kentaro Mizuno (ep 19), Michiko Itou (eps 14-18), Shinichi Miyazaki (eps 20-21), Tatsuo Sato (eps 1-13, 22-26)

Storyboard: Ayako Kurata (ep 15), Daisuke Tsukushi (ep 16), Hazuki Mizumoto (ep 23), Hiroyuki Shimazu (eps 7, 14), Katsumi Ono (ep 9), Kenji Yasuda (ep 20), Kiyoko Sayama (eps 6, 10), Masami Shimoda (eps 3-4, 13, 24), Nanako Sasaki (ep 19), Satoshi Nishimura (eps 5, 12, 21), Satoshi Ōsedo (ep 18), Takeshi Mori (ep 8), Tatsufumi Itō (ep 11), Tatsuo Sato (OP; ED; eps 1-2, 25-26), Yasushi Muroya (eps 17, 22)

Episode Director: Ayako Kurata (eps 15, 26), Daisuke Tsukushi (4 episodes), Hazuki Mizumoto (eps 2, 9, 23), Kazuhide Kondo (eps 5, 20), Kazuhisa Ouno (eps 10, 14, 25), Kouhei Hatano (eps 19, 24), Nanako Sasaki (ep 3), Satoshi Ōsedo (eps 4, 13, 18), Tatsufumi Itō (ep 11), Toshinori Fukushima (ep 6), Yasushi Muroya (4 episodes)

Unit Director:

Satoshi Ōsedo (ED)

Tatsuo Sato (OP)

Music: Elements Garden, Hitoshi Fujima, Junpei Fujita, Noriyasu Agematsu

Original creator: Yuichi Sasamoto

Original Character Design: Noriyuki Matsumoto

Art Director: Akira Ito

Chief Animation Director: Hiroshi Takeuchi

Animation Director: Akatsuki Koshiishi (ep 6), Akiko Nakano (ep 14), Ayako Kurata (ep 2), Hidemi Yamashita (eps 4, 12), Hideo Isa (ep 6), Hiroshi Takeuchi (OP; ED; ep 1), Kenji Terao (eps 3, 13), Kyoko Kotani (eps 7, 16), Maho Yoshikawa (ep 7), Mariko Ito (eps 9, 11, 15), Masahiro Ando (ep 19), Ryousuke Senbo (ep 17), Shinobu Ohkochi (eps 5, 13), Shunryō Yamamura (ep 10), Takashi Shiokawa (ep 12), Tomokazu Sugimura (ep 3), Tōru Imanishi (eps 8, 18), Toyoaki Fukushima (ep 6), Yoko Takanori (ep 10)

Animation Character Design:

Akira Yasuda

Hiroshi Takeuchi

Mechanical design: Kenji Teraoka, Masahisa Suzuki, Naohiro Washio, Shinichi Miyazaki, Shoji Kawamori

Art design: Masahiro Sato, Stanislas Brunet, Thomas Romain, Yann Le Gall

Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa

Director of Photography: Yuujirou Yamane

Producer:

Kenjiro Kawato

Rie Shimai