Miniskirt Space Pirates
Miniskirt Uchuu Kaizoku (Miniskirt Space Pirates) AKA Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku (Bodacious Space Pirates)
By Yuuichi Sasamoto
Illustrated by Noriyuki Matsumoto
Published by Asahi Novels (Asahi Shimbun Shuppan)
So far as Marika Kato knows, she's an ordinary high school student. But one day a pair of mysterious strangers appear at the diner where she works after school and inform her that her father, whom she's never met, is the infamous space pirate Gonzaemon. If this weren't shocking enough, they also inform her Gonzaemon recently passed away, and as his next of kin Marika is now the proud owner of the pirate ship Bentenmaru. Can Marika balance the demands of interstellar piracy and studying?
I know, the title makes this sound absolutely ridiculous, but have no fear, it's highly misleading -- they aren't pirates at all; they space privateers. They've got a letter of marque and everything.
The English LN market is seriously lacking in sci-fi space action -- there's an occasional bit in Little Apocalypse, the long out-of-print Crest of Stars, and, if you stretch the definition of light novel, Legend of the Galactic Heroes. We need more space ships and explosions! And miniskirts.
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I just finished rewatching the anime, I would love this to get picked up.
Added to the comprehensive list as "Bodacious Space Pirates" since that's the title most people will recognize.
The anime was indeed nice to watch, but I'm sure the LN is even better if there are a lot of details/minor things the anime usually skip. I see that the last volume was released on August 20, 2014. Is the series complete perhaps? I see LNDB still lists it as ongoing after 4 years with no new volumes.