Episodes 14-26 of the Japanese anime about the exploits of a high school student who embarks on a new life as a space pirate. As well as having to contend with a mystery virus that consigns her crew to the galleys, Marika, captain of the 'Bentenmaru', has to find out the person responsible for the destruction of a number of pirate ships and their crews. The episodes are: 'Marika Goes Recruiting', 'Smuggling, Leaving Port, and a Leap', 'The Hakuoh Pirates' First Job', 'A Surprising Client', 'We'll Have Juice at the After Party', 'The Bonds Among the Four', 'Marika Rides the Waves', 'Final Battle at the Nebula Cup', 'Pirate Hunting', 'Head for the Pirate's Nest', 'The Wounded Benten', 'Holding of the Pirate's Council' and 'There Go the Pirates'.
Marika is finally settling in to her role as captain of a pirate ship and earning the respect of her crewmembers. Just when things are looking jaunty, the crew of the Bentenmaru is struck by a mysterious epidemic and Marika has to fight to complete her contracts and keep her Letter of Marque. If that wasn't bad enough, pirate ships are being destroyed. Entire ships with their crew and cargo blown into space dust, but who's responsible? What are they trying to accomplish? More importantly, will the Bentenmaru be docked for good? Will she join the Lusitania in the annals of sailing lore, or will Marika be able to keep vessel and crew together?