I think it might be fair to say that Bodacious Space Pirates beat the expectations of many on the Anime UK News forums by becoming one of the biggest hits from the spring season. Well that space saga is set to continue in movie form as announcements at the end of the show and on the anime’s official website. Details are lacking at present time but here’s how a big budget adaptation might appear.
Bodacious Space Pirates (Mōretsu Pirates) is an adaptation of the sci-fi comedy light novel series Mini-Skirt Uchū Kaizoku (Mini-Skirt Space Pirates) written by Yūichi Sasamoto (Venus Wars, Dirty Pair). It followed high school student Marika who inherits the space pirate ship Bentenmaru from her father and she soon finds herself embarking on a new life of space piracy. The show was animated by Satelight (Aquarion Evol) and directed by Tatsuo Sato (Cat Soup, Martian Successor Nadesico) while animation direction was overseen by Hiroshi Takeuchi (Cowboy Bebop, The Big O), art design came from Masahiro Sato (Armitage III, Colorful, House of Five Leaves). Hyadain provided the opening theme.
Voice actors from the television series included Mikako Komatsu (Keita in Natsuiro Kiseki) as Marika, Kana Hanazawa (Mayuri Shiina in Steins;Gate) as Chiaki, Keiji Fujiwara (Ladd Russo in Baccano!) as Hyakume, Masaya Matsukaze (Kasper Hekmatyar in Jormungand) as Kane Mac Dougall, and Shizuka Itou (Haruka Morishima in Amagami SS) as Misa Grandwood.