We kick things off with Gruier having trouble walking in zero gravity but of course Marika shows off her awesomeness that once again turns Gruier on. That girl better bring her A-Game if she wants to take Marika away from the great Chiaki.
Two things worth noticing on my part: 1; Gruier looks like an adorable mouse girl. 2; Misa’s the only person wearing a different colored space suit. I guess it’s because she has the best body of the female crew members…I think. Then again, Chiaki also has a different colored suit but she’s Chiaki so it shouldn’t surprise anyone.
Okay, let’s see if I understand this, Gruier wanted to destroy the Rosebud in order to grant the people of Serenity more freedom from Royalty while Grunhilde wanted to stop her, or something like that. In the end none of it matters because both princesses are knocked out with sleeping gas during a mock scuffle between both groups.
Oh, and it was all a setup by both groups. Both were working together to find the Rosebud when Marika dismissed Gruier to go try the spacesuit. Basically the princesses were the only ones unaware of the team up. The episode ends with everyone arriving in Serenity space as both princesses announce their discovery. Mission complete!
This episode showed me something: The show isn’t necessarily the swashbuckling epic most viewers expect from pirate themed shows, it’s more like a space exploration anime, which is fine by me. It’s something different and I like it. I don’t mean the theme per se, I mean the setup. Space pirates sailing the seven seas (Or in this show’s case, outer space) to find treasure, new discoveries and other cool stuff. No complaints here. It’s kinda like a toned down Star Trek with pirates. Neat!
Grunhilde will join the party in the next episode. Look forward to it.
P.S.: No, I don’t like Grunhilde’s schoolgirl look that much. Both princesses look better in their royal garb. Oh well.