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Post Reply What's a Better Name for "Bodacious Space Pirates"
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thethomaseffect wrote:

The name is fine the way it is!


My point exactly! The ridiculous name was why I checked it out in the first place; I probably wouldn't have shown any interest at all if it was called "Mini-Skirt Pirates," etc., because I would have assumed it was just another fanservice romp without a plot. I vote we keep it as Bodacious Space Pirates!
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I think Bodacious Space Pirates is a good name. Honestly, any initial thoughts I had that the show might be a silly miniskirts in zero-G affair were from the premise itself (and that was before CR changed the title they were using from Moretsu Pirates to Bodacious Space Pirates). So yeah, I'm not going to vote in the poll (why isn't there an option for those of us who like the name?).
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TotalPotato wrote:

I think Bodacious Space Pirates is a good name. Honestly, any initial thoughts I had that the show might be a silly miniskirts in zero-G affair were from the premise itself (and that was before CR changed the title they were using from Moretsu Pirates to Bodacious Space Pirates). So yeah, I'm not going to vote in the poll (why isn't there an option for those of us who like the name?).


I know, right? I smell something fishy...oh, wait, that's because the poll is biased against us!
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Posted 5/10/12

Ordaku wrote:


thethomaseffect wrote:

The name is fine the way it is!


My point exactly! The ridiculous name was why I checked it out in the first place; I probably wouldn't have shown any interest at all if it was called "Mini-Skirt Pirates," etc., because I would have assumed it was just another fanservice romp without a plot. I vote we keep it as Bodacious Space Pirates!


Exactly. People want to believe that's not what the Japanese name translates to and honestly, that sort of denial is immature. Noting about the word Bodacious implies the show is silly other than sounding totally radtacular.
I'm really disliking the trend of not translating anime titles when there's a perfectly good English equivalent.
Posted 5/10/12 , edited 5/10/12
i fort Bodacious means spirited Remarkable audacious courageous anime sites it well i guess miens other things to lol

or we can use Japanese state translation Miniskirt Space Pirates
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The original name is the best. Not cause I think English renaming is bad (in general) but because it gives an air of mystery and "Adventurous Space Pirates" doesn't really fit the anime either.

Bodacious Space Pirates - makes it seem like it is going to be another ecchi anime which Moretsu Pirates is not.

"Adventurous" makes it seem like there is going to be a lot of action ... which there isn't

Space Pirates - again, implies a lot of action to me so I don't think it fits. This may be the best English name but still ... for some reason I still don't like it.

Since I don't know the actual translation for Moretsu it gives an air of mystery to it (forgive my ignorance) So the complex world building seems to fit I guess

I will say some English names fit perfectly for the anime like "Kids On the Slope" and "Space Brothers" for example but this one ..... it just doesn't and I am not quite sure why.
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"Bodacious" was not the main reason why I did not start watching this show...but it did not help me want to watch it either.

Moretsu Pirates makes me want to see what its all about.
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Posted 5/10/12 , edited 5/10/12
Thanks for the definition of bodacious as bold and audacious mixed together.

So I vote:

(1) Keep Bodacious, if a bunch of pretentious idiots judge an excellent anime by their skewed understanding of the word, forget them.

(2) Audaciouss Space Pirates, because it sounds better than Bold for people who need things spelled out to them.

And the poll without the "Kowabunga! Keep it as it is!" option is grossly flawed.
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The anime producers were stupid for dumping the novel title. They're Miniskirt Space Pirates. Lesbian Miniskirt Space Pirates with Lasers and 1337 hacking skills.
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Posted 5/10/12
I like the original name of course, it's easy to pronounce so no issues on that front. However, there is nothing wrong with the word "Bodacious", it is an intelligent word with double meanings that in my humble opinion fits well with the show.

On a side note, this show is not "too intelligent" as the plots are simple and the technology present within does not exist and requires very little explanation... This show is what you would call "fluff" (enjoyable fluff).
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Posted 5/10/12
vote in orginal nameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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This is far from the best shows on Crunchyroll, although it is better than I would have expected considering not just the name but that it features cute school girls.
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I say we rename it:

And call it "The show formerly known as Bodacious Space Pirates until a bunch of crybabies got their panties in a bunch".
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"Cosplay Cargoship Cultists". No piracy involved.

Voted for the name as said at the end of each episode.
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Keep "Bodacious Space Pirates", it's fine and suits the show well. Moretsu Pirates works too of course, but for a foreign audience they will probably get more first looks with "Bodacious Space Pirates"
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