The BEST Episodes of Bodacious Space Pirates

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2021

Network: Tokyo MX

Marika is a first year high school student living in a far away galaxy known as Uminoakeboshi. One day she finds out that her recently deceased father was once the captain of the space pirate ship called the Bentenmaru. More importantly, the only one to inherit the captain's title has to be a direct descendant - meaning that Marika is next in line to become the captain of the ship!

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Pirates, Coming Through

#1 - Pirates, Coming Through

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 8, 2012

Marika Katou is a normal highschool girl, living somewhere in space. At school, she enjoys being in the yacht club, and after school she works as a waitress at the Cafe "Lamp". One day, she is suddenly asked to become captain of the space pirate ship Bentenmaru.

star 8.65
140 votes
Marika Makes a Decision

#2 - Marika Makes a Decision

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 5, 2012

The electronic battle between the Odette II and the mysterious ship has begun. Marika’s plan of tricking the opposing ship is working well, but once the Odette II goes on the offensive. The mysterious ship shows it has more firepower than they bargained for.

star 8.60
104 votes
My Power, The Power of the Pirates

#3 - My Power, The Power of the Pirates

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2012

Marika struggles with her decision to become captain of the Bentenmaru. Her mom takes her out to the countryside and gives her a gun that can shoot through tanks, and an even greater power.

star 8.60
111 votes
The Final Battle is at Midnight

#4 - The Final Battle is at Midnight

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 29, 2012

The Odette II continues its voyage through the Tau Ceti system. As they near the other side of the sun, their communications are blocked by an unknown source. High-frequency radar shows the jamming's coming from a ghost ship, a Colony Federation vessel that sank over 120 years ago.

star 8.59
108 votes
The Odette II Leaves Port!

#5 - The Odette II Leaves Port!

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 22, 2012

It's time for the practice cruise, as the Odette-II takes off for a journey around the solar system. But whoever tried to hack into them earlier is still out there, and ancient ship has mechanical problems of its own...

star 8.59
104 votes
Marika's First Day At Work

#6 - Marika's First Day At Work

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 12, 2012

Marika decides to take over her father's pirating business and become the captain of the Bentenmaru.

star 8.56
102 votes
There Go the Pirates

#7 - There Go the Pirates

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Jul 1, 2012

Its Marika versus Quartz, Marika has rallied all the pirates to confront Quartz in a winner take all battle. But no one expect for three Grand Cross battleships to appear.

star 8.49
69 votes
A Surprising Client

#8 - A Surprising Client

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 29, 2012

For Marika, being a pirate is about taking risks, and kidnapping is something licensed pirates do not engage in. Before Marika can put her plan into action, an unidentified ship heading toward the Bentenmaru changes everything.

star 8.44
68 votes
Wanderer of Light

#9 - Wanderer of Light

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 18, 2012

The Bentenmaru is up against the mysterious Serenity Fleet, 1 ship vs. 7. With battle imminent, another space riff happens bringing the prize everyone seeks. But who will claim it first?

star 8.43
68 votes
The Captain Rides the Waves

#10 - The Captain Rides the Waves

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 20, 2012

The yacht club plans to enter the 19th Nebula Club, a competition the school was ban from for 5 years. Kayne, now the P.E. teacher, sets up a race to determine which girl is qualified to race one of the dinghies.

star 8.42
67 votes
Marika Goes Recruiting

#11 - Marika Goes Recruiting

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 8, 2012

The crew of the Bentenmaru all get infected with a disease and placed in isolation for at least 2 weeks, except for Marika who was not on the ship at the time. Marika then has to go recruiting new crew members to fill in until they return.

star 8.41
71 votes
The Hakuoh Pirates' First Job

#12 - The Hakuoh Pirates' First Job

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 22, 2012

The yacht club members are settling into their roles aboard the pirate ship. But once Marika announces "it's time for some piracy!" the girls are placed upon a new stage with surprising results.

star 8.40
68 votes
The Bonds Among the Four

#13 - The Bonds Among the Four

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired May 13, 2012

The real crew of the Bentenamru is going to be released soon. Marika has taken it upon herself to clean the ship, a job bigger than she expected. When the crew attempts to get access to the bridge, they find the master lock on and Marika has lost the key!

star 8.39
67 votes
The Wounded Benten

#14 - The Wounded Benten

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 17, 2012

A fight against the warship Grand Cross, a traitor within the ranks of the Bentenmaru, and Marika’s secret plans for the pirate council; It has never been a more exciting time to be a pirate, or more dangerous.

star 8.39
67 votes
Battle in the Storm

#15 - Battle in the Storm

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 11, 2012

As Chiaki fills in for Morika, the crew of the Bentenmaru is continuing their search for Golden Ghost Ship in a dangerous area. But in the rough weather, they meet Serenity warships; will the Princess be able to prevent a battle?

star 8.38
71 votes
The Pirate's Council Begins

#16 - The Pirate's Council Begins

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Jun 24, 2012

Mysterious continue to unfold during the pirate council; where is the real Luca, what is Kayne’s secret, and is Ironbeard a friend or foe?

star 8.38
66 votes
Final Battle at the Nebula Cup

#17 - Final Battle at the Nebula Cup

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 27, 2012

As the girls register for the Nebula Cup, the other contestants and officials seem on edge. What happened five years ago and who is that person hunting for Marika?

star 8.37
67 votes
Marika Sends an Invitation

#18 - Marika Sends an Invitation

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 1, 2012

Marika thought her time with the royalty of Serenity was over, until Gurier and her sister showed up at Hakuoh Girls’ Academy. It’s back to grind of balancing her life as a Pirate, Student, Daughter, and now mentor to the Serenity Sisters.

star 8.37
73 votes
We'll Have Juice at the After Party

#19 - We'll Have Juice at the After Party

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired May 6, 2012

Jenny is the new client of the Bentenmaru, the original plan of taking her to Space University is on hold as it will not stop the threat of her Uncle. With some inside information, the new plan is to head to Jenny’s fiancé ship to cut a deal.

star 8.36
66 votes
Pirate Hunting

#20 - Pirate Hunting

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 3, 2012

Pirate crews and ships are being destroyed by an unknown assailant. The Bentenmaru has 20 days until their pirate license expires making this a dangerous time to be pirate. But Captain Marika has a plan up her sleeve.

star 8.36
66 votes
Smuggling, Leaving Port, and a Leap

#21 - Smuggling, Leaving Port, and a Leap

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 15, 2012

Marika has found her crew, but training them to work the Bentenmaru might prove impossible. Hidden cameras allow Marika’s quarantine crew watch the events unfold. Can they help this rookie crew before they damage the Bentenmaru?

star 8.36
70 votes
Head For the Pirate's Nest!

#22 - Head For the Pirate's Nest!

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 10, 2012

Grand Cross, the pirate hunting ship that’s been causing havoc and the Parabellum, a ship registered to the Galactic Empire. What is the connection between these two ships and can anyone stop them?

star 8.35
65 votes
A Return From Eternity

#23 - A Return From Eternity

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 25, 2012

The crew of the Bentenmaru and the soldiers of the Serenity Fleet are racing toward the treasure on the ghost ship. But the closer they get to their goal; it becomes obvious the treasure is bigger than imagined.

star 8.35
71 votes
The Princess and the Pirate

#24 - The Princess and the Pirate

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 26, 2012

The stowaway has come aboard the Bentenmaru in search of Captain Kato to ask a favor. It’s a simple favor, which puts Marika and the crew in a new battle that can’t be solved with piracy.

star 8.32
69 votes
A Beautiful Launch

#25 - A Beautiful Launch

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 4, 2012

The Bentenmaru watches as the ship carrying the information they need is attacked by its own fleet. The princess makes the Fleet stand down, and they get the information they need. The "Golden Ghost Ship" they seek is plotting a dangerous course through nebulas and black holes, and they've got no choice but to go straight after it.

star 8.32
69 votes