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More new anime sampling!

Bodacious Space Pirates: Judging by the title, I strongly suspected this was going to be a revolting pantyriffic jigglefest fanservice show, sort of like Ikki Tousen IN SPACE. To my utter delight, I turned out to be wrong.

This show has a minimal amount of fanservice. And it's about FEMALE SPACE PIRATES.

FEMALE
SPACE
PIRATES

In the first episode, we're introduced to a likeable teenage female lead who has thus far avoided falling into any annoying anime stereotypes. She's a talented spaceship pilot who discovers to her shock that both her parents were space pirates and she's eligible to inherit her long-lost dad's ship now that he's died. This episode also gives us a) a pair of pirates who are a cool chick with interestingly-colored hair and lipstick and a hot bishie dude whose personality is refreshingly down-to-earth so far, b) an ice-queen transfer student who whips out a gun in the final moments of the episode and who, when she's first introduced, prompts the heroine to blush slightly and think "She's cute!" and my LesYay sensors are going off like WEE-OO-WEE-OO-WEE-OO, c) a very detailed futuristic world with tons of cool technology and shit, d) a scene in which the heroine, feeling skeptical after finding out about the whole "parents = pirates" thing, looks her dad up on the future-internet like a sensible person would and idk I just love it when fictional characters do amusingly realistic shit like that, and e) DID I MENTION THAT IT IS ABOUT FEMALE SPACE PIRATES BUT NOT IN A GROSS FANSERVICEY WAY AND THERE'S SPACESHIPS AND CHICKS WITH GUNS AND LESYAY AND SCIFI AND CAN YOU TELL THAT I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS YOU GUYS!?!?

I also have to give the episode props for using about 10 different anime clichés (maid café, stoic chick with glasses, new transfer student, new teacher turns out to be hot guy, new teacher turns out to be someone you know already, kid finds out parents had glamorous exciting life, and probs some other ones I'm forgetting) in such a way that it didn't annoy me. Like, I felt like I should be rolling my eyes, but I wasn't.

Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki: This is a 3-minute Slice of Life show about a spherical cat.



I repeat, IT'S ABOUT A SPHERICAL CAT.



I AM GOING TO WATCH THE SHIT OUT OF THIS SHOW.

Date: 2012-01-08 11:39 pm (UTC)
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The first one: SOLD!!

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