After series director Tatsuo Sato showed up at Anime Expo last night and making a knowing hint to fans that they should watch until the end of the final episode, it was announced (in Japan’s broadcast only) that while the TV series has ended, there are more adventures ahead for the crew. Details are nil at this point but it was announced via the series, Twitter and the official website that a feature film will be produced for Moretsu Pirates, aka Bodacious Space Pirates. The original works are light novels from Yuichi Sasamoto that began back in 2008 and have eight volumes released so far and the TV adaptation just completed its twenty-six episode run from studio Satelight. A new manga series was launched earlier in June as well in Japan with Sasamoto writing while Hiro Toge is illustrating it for Nico Nico Asahi Comic Fantasy.
TV Series Concept: Marika Katou is a freshman in high school who lives on the planet “Umi no Akehoshi” somewhere in space. One day, she is told that her Marika Katou is a freshman in high school who lives on the planet “Umi no Akehoshi” somewhere in space. One day, she is told that her father, who she thought was dead, was actually alive until just a while ago, and was the captain of the space pirate ship Bentenmaru. And she also finds out that they need her, his heir, to be captain so that they can keep flying! Marika begins a new life as a high school girl, and as captain of the pirate ship Bentenmaru!
At the end of the final episode for Mouretsu Pirates was a confirmation that the series will be getting a film project. Details about the movie has not be released yet.
I have unsure feels about this. I kind of would like it to be a continuation of the series, I could handle sitting through a movie instead of 26 episodes. But I’m sure it’ll be a recap or something!
What do you guys think?