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Mouretsu Pirates is a manga created by Sasamoto Yūichi in October 2008. It was made into an anime that aired from January 8, 2012 to June 30, 2012. The dubbed title is Bodacious Space Pirates.
In the far future where space travel has become the norm, Marika Kato is a high school girl living a rather ordinary life as a member of the space yacht club and a part-time job at a high-class retro café. One day, Marika learns of her recently deceased father, Gonzaemon, who is revealed to have been a Space Pirate who performed legal acts of piracy under the letter of marque. In order for her father's ship, the Bentenmaru, to continue legal operation, Marika, Gonzaemon's direct descendant, is chosen to become the ship's new captain, thus beginning her life as a Space Pirate.
While the fandom is tiny, two popular ships are femslash (as the majority of the cast are women). The first is Katou Marika/Kurihara Chiaki, the main character who is learning how to become a pirate captain and her friend who is a daughter of a pirate captain. The second is Jenny Dolittle/Lynn Lambretta, a canon lesbian pairing who have a subplot in the manga/anime.
Mouretsu Pirates was eligible for Yuletide in 2012.