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This is a list of references made within the Miniskirt Pirates/Mouretsu Pirates series to other fictional works (and vice versa) and to real life events/people.

References to other fictional worksEdit


Other FictionEdit

  • The military hospital ship, Ben Casey is named after the protagonist of a medical drama of the same name which aired in the 1960s.
  • The Jabberwocky takes its name from the creature and the poem about it in Lewis Carroll's novel Through the Looking-Glass.
  • The Chimaera of Skylla's name is, aside from a mythological one, also a word play of Camera Obscura which was originally found in Yūichi Sasamoto's long time friend AsariYoshitoo's Manga Science series volume 7, the Fairy of Camera, Camera Of Scylla.
  • The Admiral Hornblower is named after the fictional naval officer Horatio Hornblower, protagonist of a series of novels by C.S. Forester.
  • The Galactic Empire company Human Torch shares its name with a member of the Fantastic Four.
  • The title of the short story included in the Mouretsu Pirates Perfect Guide Book in the Mouretsu Pirates Blu-Ray Box, On Her Majesty's Space Pirates [3](王女殿下の宇宙海賊, Ōjodenka no Uchū Kaizoku, Her Royal Highness The Princess's Space Pirate), is a reference to On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Japanese title: 女王陛下の007, Joōheika no 007, Her Majesty The Queen's 007).
  • During Grunhilde's explanation about Flint, she wears a deerstalker hat and mantle, an outfit commonly associated with the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.


References to real life people, events and other stuffEdit

  • The concept of the Original Seven may be a reference to the seven privateers hired by George Washington during the Revolutionary War, the first ships of what would become the US Navy.
  • The Harold Lloyd Insurance Union is named after the actor Harold Lloyd, known for his silent comedies.
  • gunner in the Bentenmaru's crew who appears in the novels is named after the animator Tex Avery.
  • In the novels, Marika uses the name of the actress Olivia de Havilland as a false name while looking for a replacement crew for the Bentenmaru [6].
Abyss of Hyperspace - Captain Marika Wants You

Captain Marika wants you!

References from other fictional worksEdit

Genshiken Reference

Genshiken cosplaying the female members of the MoPai cast

  • In Chapter 90 of Genshiken Nidaime, several members of the cast cosplay as characters from the series (Ohno as Chiaki, Angela as Misa, Sue as Gruier, Yoshitake as Coorie, Yajima as Luca and Ogiue as Quartz). In Chapter 91, Hato joins them as Marika.


  1. Sailing 01
  2. Sailing 5
  3. captainMARIKA (Official Twitter)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sailing 02
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mouretsu Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace
  6. Miniskirt Pirates Volume 3, Pg.66
  7. Mouretsu Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace Movie Manga Chapter 1
  8. Sailing 21