My Pirate Crew


So Lyn Sheridan kicked off this tag and it seems like it could be great fun. You know, other than the fact that I get boat and every-other-mode-of-transport sick I think being a pirate could be great fun. Is there a job for pirates who walk? Anyway, huge thank-you for the tag and let’s see who I’m including in my crew.

The Rules

  1. Display the My Pirate Crew logo and add ‘My Pirate Crew’ as a tag.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  3. Link back to the original post here (so I can compare your crews to mine).
  4. Select seven anime characters and give them a position on the crew. These are the positions you can to fill. Warrior, sniper, chef, doctor, scientist, navigator, strategist, mechanic, entertainer.
  5. Nominate 5-10 bloggers.
  6. Set sail and rule the seas!

The Crew

Let’s start out with a navigator because I’m going to get hopelessly lost. This may be a weird choice but I’m picking Homura from Madoka Magica. I’m not entirely certain about her map reading ability or even navigation but that’s kind of pointless. She can just go back and fix it if we make a mistake so I’m thinking this is the perfect choice for a navigator.

Homura Akemi Madoka Magica

Next, we’re going to need a chef because food is really important to maintaining morale, and you know, just because food is really good. I’m actually cheating here and I’m going to bring all four of the guys from Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori because food, dessert, tea and coffee are all super important.


The mechanic is perhaps the easiest position to fill. Winry from Full Metal Alchemist. Seriously, why wouldn’t you pick her? If Kaylee from Firefly were an anime character I’d have picked her but she’s about the only person I’d pick over Winry.

Winry Rockbell Full Metal Alchemist

Right, so warrior, because I probably need someone who can fight in this crew if I’m actually putting together a pirate crew. There are many incredibly strong fighters in anime but then I had to think about who I’d actually like to spend time with in close quarters and I ended up deciding Hei from Darker Than Black. He doesn’t talk all that much but he’s pretty proficient and I’m certain that electricity and water couldn’t possibly be a terrible mix.


Strategist is again and easy one to pick. Admittedly, she didn’t do so well out of her strategist in Katanagatari but things worked out for everyone else so I’m definitely picking the self-proclaimed strategist Togame. While I’m not entirely sure that her motives and mine will align, I’m certain that she’ll lead us to some interesting pursuits.

Katanagatari - Strategist Togame

For the doctor, much like my navigator, I’m not so worried about them getting it right. I’m picking Orihime from Bleach and she can just reject the damage and reverse it back to before it was. It’s a neat trick and works on all injuries. Not so sure whether its effective on things like catching a cold but I’m thinking given she’ll bring you back from being pretty much dead she’s definitely worth having around.

Bleach Orihime

Finally, entertainer, because everyone needs entertainment. I’m definitely hiring the duo of Yuri and Victor from Yuri on Ice (and please don’t point out the lack of reality of having an ice-skating rink on a pirate boat). You know what, we’re going there and if worst comes to worst they can just get drunk and have a dance off.

Yuri on Ice Episode 8

And that would be my highly dysfunctional crew. I’m sure we’d have fun. Or sink. Either way.

The Nominees

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20 thoughts on “My Pirate Crew

  1. This looks like such a fun tag!! Thanks for nominating me. I’ll be catching up on all tags this upcoming week and I can’t wait to do this one. Some of these are gonna be hard!

    1. This one was definitely fun to put together (particularly once I stopped worrying about reality and just put the ice-skating rink on the boat).

  2. Practically LOL’ed at your choice of chef(s). 🙂

    I actually can’t think of any better because nobody from Sweetness & Lightning or Gourmet Girl Graffiti would fit…

    And the more I think about it, the more I think yours is a great choice… I love Gure, and his over-the-top earnestness would make be so funny on a pirate crew.

    1. You have to admit they would be awesome to have on-board a ship. It was cheating a bit to take the whole group but seriously who could you leave out.

  3. Ah, Firefly! The only non-anime complete series that I own. That was a special show. I don’t know what happened in Australia, but here in the States the network aired episodes out-of-order, then dropped the program mid-season. (Gee, I wonder if their screwing up the episode order had anything to do with viewers complaining that they couldn’t follow the story?)

    1. In Australia they aired the episodes so late on TV and with gaps in between so there was never any real way to follow it. I only found out about Firefly when I went to see Serenity at the cinema and found out it was a continuation of a TV series. Loved Serenity, went and bought the box set of Firefly having never seen an episode, fell in love with it.

  4. Great crew. Thanks for doing it. You’re going to need a big ship with a full kitchen staff and ice rink, which in the world of One Piece wouldn’t be out of the question. Thanks again

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