Winter Anime Season 2011/2012: Mouretsu Pirates (Uchuu Kaizoku)

Ahoy, pirate lovers! January 2012 is the month you’ll see Youichi Sassamoto’s light novel, (published by Asahi) “Short Skirt Pirates” (“Mini-Skirt Uchuu Kaizoku”) finally “flourishing” into anime after it was postponed in 2009… Of course its name is a bit twisted and it’ll actually be something like “Attractive Pirates” (“Mouretsu Uchuu Kaizoku”) but you’ll still see the lovely Marika Katou and Chiaki Kurihara. The producers are Satelight and Starchild, the director – Tatsuo Satou (Ninja Scroll: The Series, Tokyo Tribe 2) and the music is by Elements Garden.

The story centres on Marika Katou – a high school girl, whose life’s split between the space yacht club and a part-time job at a high-class retro café. One day, her life turns upside down when two men appear and claim to be subordinates of her father who has passed away. They want her to fulfill a contract, signed a century ago. According to it, she must inherit her deceased father as a captain of the space pirate ship “Benten Maru”. So her life as a pirate leader begins…


Kana Hanazawa as Chiaki Kurihara
Mikako Komatsu as Marika Kato
Ai Kayano as Ai Hoshimiya
Asuka Nishi as Ursula Abramoff
Atsushi Ono as Jotoff Sief Sydow
Chiaki Omigawa as Mami Endō
Chinatsu Akasaki as Maki Harada
Haruka Tomatsu as Gruelle Serenity
Hiroki Yasumoto as Shou

Hit? Having in mind the huge success of pirate anime “One Piece”, I believe everyone will love another series of this kind. I’m not familiar with the novel but I believe it’ll be a humorous and adventurous story. Another plus for the wide audience is the fact that this time the lead character is a pretty girl…

Miss? Even though the anime is announced as Sci-Fi and Space, I still fear the ecchi… Otherwise, the announcement’s pretty clear – you get what you see.

Official Mouretsu Uchuu Kaizoku Website

Death Scythe’s Ecchi Dislikes Come Out Again in This New (Great) Preview !

7 thoughts on “Winter Anime Season 2011/2012: Mouretsu Pirates (Uchuu Kaizoku)

  1. Unlike in Hollywood, where they tend to release serious and more valuable movies in Winter, in anime, they give us all the moe/ecchi brainless stuff….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.